Simon Loveday trained as an anthropologist and a literary critic, teaching at UEA and Oxford. He also edited the psychological journal Typeface and wrote The Romances of John Fowles. He lectured at Keele University and lived in Wells, Somerset, where he was at one time Chair of the Wells Festival of Literature. Simon Loveday died in October 2016.
'A hymn to an irrepressible longing in the human spirit for higher meaning ... Loveday writes with a clarity that is little short of gripping.' -- Matthew Parris * Spectator * 'Loveday intelligently and successfully assesses the Bible in ways that are accessible and useful for those with open, inquiring minds.' * Publishers Weekly * `Loveday's case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive.' -- Matthew Parris