From Fantasy to Faith: Philosophy of Religion and Twentieth Century Literature

Is religion necessarily a form of fantasy, a superstitious childishness we should have put aside by now? If so, what takes the place of empty heaven? May idle dreams threaten secular moralities as much as they threaten religion? If so, are there authentic forms of religion as well as authentic forms of morality which transcend these threats? These central issues are explored philosophically by the author with reference to twentieth century literature.