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Preface by Walter Hooper7
PART I
1Evil and God21
2Miracles25
3Dogma and the Universe38
4Answers to Questions on Christianity48
5Myth Became Fact63
6'Horrid Red Things'68
7Religion and Science72
8The Laws of Nature76
9The Grand Miracle80
10Christian Apologetics89
11Work and Prayer104
12Man or Rabbit?108
13On the Transmission of Christianity114
13'Miserable Offenders'120
15The Founding of the Oxford Socratic Club126
16Religion Without Dogma?129
17Some Thoughts147
18'The Trouble with "X"...'151
19What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?156
20The Pains of Animals161
21Is Theism Important?172
22Rejoinder to Dr Pittenger177
23Must Our Image of God Go?184
PART II
1Dangers of National Repentance189
2Two Ways with the Self193
3Meditation on the Third Commandment196
4On the Reading of Old Books200
5Two Lectures208
6Meditation in a Toolshed212
7Scraps216
8The Decline of Religion218
9Vivisection224
10Modern Translations of the Bible229
11Priestesses in the Church?234
12God in the Dock240
13Behind the Scenes245
14Revival or Decay?250
15Before We Can Communicate254
16Cross-Examination258
PART III
1'Bulverism'271
2First and Second Things278
3The Sermon and the Lunch282
4The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment287
5Xmas and Christmas301
6What Christmas Means to Me304
7Delinquents in the Snow306
8Is Progress Possible?311
9We Have No 'Right to Happiness'317
PART IV
Letters325