Pensees

Product Number: EB00798824
Released: Dec 09, 2019
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ISBN: #9780486117355
Publisher: Dover Publications
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"I know of no religious writer more pertinent to our time." — T. S. Eliot, Introduction to PensEes "Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true," declared Pascal in his PensEes. "The cure for this," he explained, "is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is." Motivated by the 17th-century view of the supremacy of human reason, Pascal (1623-62) had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity, in which he argued the inability of reason to address metaphysical problems. His untimely death prevented his completion of the work, but the fragments published posthumously in 1670 form a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Essential reading for students of history, philosophy, and theology, the PensEes remain among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity ever written.

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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2012

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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Narrator(s): William Sutherland
Genre: Religion, Classics
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Released: May 01, 2013
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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
Genre: Religion
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Released: Sep 14, 2018
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Narrator(s): William Sutherland
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Released: Jun 21, 2015
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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Narrator(s): Peter Wickham
Genre: Religion
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Released: Sep 14, 2018
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ISBN: #9781781981610
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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
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Publisher: Dover Publications
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Author(s): Blaise Pascal
Product Number EB00634217
Released: Feb 09, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504033930

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