Molloy has some interesting observations, but for the most part I really didn’t think very highly of the last chapter of this book (“The Religious Search in the Modern World”). He has a rather poor grasp of science and it’s advances, theories and discoveries (his understanding of what a “theory” is needed work and it kind of went downhill from there). He has had trouble writing smoothly about women throughout the entire book, but the section on women’s movements was awful. He clearly gets that it matters and that it is increasingly affecting religions, but he just can’t seem to write about women as if they are real people just like him and not awkward, alien “female” creatures. Seriously, what’s with the “female” thing? Nobody writes clumsy things like “males can be ordained as priests” or “males might be told that…”, but “female” gets used in awkward ways like that frequently! What the hell? Anyway, most of the book was interesting, but I don’t think that I like the author much based on what I can tell about him after reading this book.