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Book Description:'If we submit everything to reason our religion will be left with nothing mysterious or supernaturalâ€™ Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The PenseĂ©s is a collection of philosophical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in psychological, social, metaphysical andâ€”above allâ€”theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascalâ€™s analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in Godâ€™s grace. This masterly translation conveys Pascalâ€™s disarmingly personal tone and captures all the fire and passion of the original. Also contained in this volume are a comparison between different editions, appendices and a bibliography.
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