"religion is culture. It is our collective response to a truth that precedes culture, since it precedes all things. This responsiveness distinguishes the 'values', 'symbolism', 'practices', 'identity' and so on of religious culture from those of secular culture; it makes all the difference in the world to how we live."
Clare Carlisle, "Fertile gloss," a review of Culture and the death of God, by Terry Eagleton, Times literary supplement no. 5794 (April 18, 2014): 28. The following come next and are Carlisle's last words: "It is strange that a book about the death of God should remain so stubbornly uninterested in what 'God' means—not to mention who, how, and where God might be."