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Pascals Pensees: Thoughts on God and Religion Blaise Pascal

Pascals Pensees: Thoughts on God and Religion

Blaise Pascal

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The e-text comes with a full Table of Contents, allowing you to easily move between chapters. Within seconds, youll be able to read any part of the book that you want! Its been formatted for the Nook to allow you the best reading experience.-----MoreThe e-text comes with a full Table of Contents, allowing you to easily move between chapters. Within seconds, youll be able to read any part of the book that you want! Its been formatted for the Nook to allow you the best reading experience.-----If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernatural’Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Penseés is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical and—above all—theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal’s analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God’s grace.Blaise Pascal was a genius whose carefully considered Christianity was being prepared for publication as a final masterpiece when he died. Fortunately, Pascals thoughts, his Pensees were recorded onto scraps of paper. Of varying length and uncertain organization, they are nonetheless chock full of insight and application in modern discussions on faith and reason.This masterly translation conveys Pascal’s disarmingly personal tone and captures all the fire and passion of the original.