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Pascal's ambitious apologia for Christianity was curtailed by his untimely death. Fragments published posthumously in 1670 as "Pensees" remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature.
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Grouped Work ID b93b83ff-1b62-1c4d-3f02-6cf8da5de8bf
Grouping Title pensées
Grouping Author pascal blaise
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display_description An illuminating exploration of the nature of faith from one of history's greatest thinkers Blaise Pascal was not a gambler, but he posited one of the most famous wagers of all time: Every man's life is a bet against God. It is a wager that any man can win, however. Sacrifice earthly pleasures-drink, lust, sin, etc.-and a lifetime of happiness awaits, in this world or the next. Live every day as if God exists, and you can't lose. Pascal devised his wager in the seventeenth century, but the lessons written by this brilliant man ring true today. In this collection of fragments intended as a defense of Christianity, everything is up for debate. From the nature of love to the relationship between scientific inquiry and religious faith, Pascal shows that skepticism and devotion go hand in hand.
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subject_facet Apologetics -- Early works to 1800, Apologetics -- History -- 17th century, Catholic Church -- Apologetic works, Catholic Church -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800, Catholic Church -- Doctrines, Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800, Electronic books, Epistolaries
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topic_facet Apologetics, Doctrines, Electronic books, Epistolaries, History