"In Hating God, Bernard Schweizer distinguishes between atheists-those who conclude from the arbitrary and cruel acts of God that he does not exist-and misotheists-those who believe in God but engage in a life-long struggle with his apparent indifference to the world he has created. It is misotheists, those who wrestle with God in the manner of Jacob and Job, who create the rich literary tradition Schweizer so persuasively illuminates in this important book."Stanley Fish, author of The Fugitive in Flight: Faith, Liberalism, and Law in a Classic TV Show
"Bernard Schweizer makes a long overdue distinction between atheism the denial of God's existence and misotheism the morally inspired hatred of God, and, in the process, reintroduces us to some of the most subversive religious thinkers who have ever lived, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Gore Vidal and Zora Neale Hurston. Hating God is one of the most exhilarating excursions into religious studies that you will ever take!"
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
"Schweizer skilfully plumbs pathology and pathos among real and imagined agonizers."The Journal of Theological Studies