Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees

Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees

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Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees by Peter Kreeft

Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused,secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.

Kreeft has selected the parts of Pascal's Pensees that are generally considered great and interesting, and most respond to the needs of today, and offer his own comments and insights on applying Pascal's wisdom to today's questions and problems. Kreeft, who has used Pascal's writings in his college courses for years, attempts to bring the reader into his college classroom where he and his students read, interpret and discuss "the beef" of the Pensees. Pascal's writings are very lively and eloquent as well as lyrical and incisive.

Addressed to modern skeptics and unbelievers, as well as to modern Christians for apologetics and self-examination, Pascal and Kreeft combine to provide a powerful witness to Chrisitan truth and goodness.

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ISBN-13: 9780898704525
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 185,266
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for those, like me , who struggle with working in a secular environment/culture, and among those who claim the title of Christian but don't walk the talk. i loved it. Of the 20 Christian books I have read this year: in the top 3
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read the Pensees, took a class on his work, then read this book. This work by Peter Kreeft is the most concise and useful compendium of Pascal's work I have read - I have read much on Pascal. The explanations are easily understood, often pithy and mottled with Kreeft's penchant for humor. It is quite readable, and entertaining in places.