Making Sense of It All: Pascal and the Meaning of Life

Making Sense of It All: Pascal and the Meaning of Life

by Thomas V. Morris
     
 

An instructive and entertaining book that addresses basic life questions. Relating numerous personal anecdotes, incorporating, intriguing material from the films of Woody Allen and the journals of Leo Tolstoy, and using the writings of the seventeenth-century genius Blaise Pascal as a central guide, Morris explores the nature of faith, reason, and the meaning of life.… See more details below

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An instructive and entertaining book that addresses basic life questions. Relating numerous personal anecdotes, incorporating, intriguing material from the films of Woody Allen and the journals of Leo Tolstoy, and using the writings of the seventeenth-century genius Blaise Pascal as a central guide, Morris explores the nature of faith, reason, and the meaning of life. His lucid reflections provide fresh, fertile insights and perspectives for any thoughtful person journeying through life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802806529
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,229,084
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Our Need for a Guide1
2The Folly of Indifference15
3The Danger of Diversion31
4The Meaning of Life47
5Skepticism, Proof, and the Good Life63
6The Hidden God85
7Wagering a Life109
8The Human Enigma129
9Marks of the Truth145
10Faith and the Heart183
11Love, Life, and God195
Index213

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