Philosophy and Christianity (An Hour with Pascal)

David Tracy

in The Quest for Meaning

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222773
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235810 | DOI:
Philosophy and Christianity (An Hour             with Pascal)

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This chapter examines the views of mathematician and Catholic philosopher Blaise Pascal on the relation between philosophy and Christianity. It states that like, other great thinkers, Pascal believed that it is quite possible for a philosophizing person to remain in close contact with faith in the loving God of Jewish and Christian history. It suggests that philosophy, as elucidation of self-experienced phenomena, presupposes a sensibility that responds as adequately as possible to the manner in which the phenomena present themselves.

Keywords: Blaise Pascal; philosophy; Christianity; religion; faith; God; religious philosophy

Chapter.  8180 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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