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The Resource God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism, Leszek Kolakowski

God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism, Leszek Kolakowski

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God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism
Title
God owes us nothing
Title remainder
a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism
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Leszek Kolakowski
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Language
eng
Summary
Leszek Kolakowski reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how God's omnipotence is compatible with people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. He approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis. This unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity will provoke renewed discussion about the historical, intellectual, and cultural importance of neo-Augustinianism. Written with Kolakowski's characteristic wit and irony, God Owes Us Nothing will be required reading for philosophers, religious scholars, theologians, and historians alike
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Kołakowski, Leszek
Index
index present
LC call number
B1903
LC item number
.K57 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Pascal, Blaise
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Jansenists
  • Semi-Pelagianism
  • Theodicee
  • Jansenisme
  • Semipelagianisme
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Jansenists
  • Semi-Pelagianism
  • Theology, Doctrinal
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God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism, Leszek Kolakowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-231) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Why Did the Catholic Church Condemn the Teaching of Saint Augustine? Does God Command Impossible Things? Does God Compel Us to Be Good? Although Unfree, We Are Free. Can We Reject God? For Whom Did Jesus Die? What Was Wrong with Augustine? A Remark on the Antecedents of the Quarrel. A Note on the Provinciales. How to Avail Oneself of the Heavenly Bread. How to Repent: Saint-Cyran's Answer. A Note on Philosophy. Infants in Hell. The Gnostic Temptation. Winners and Losers -- pt. 2. Pascal's Sad Religion. Pascal's Heresy. The Strategy of Conversion. Our Death, Our Body, Our Self-Deception. Spotting God in the Lifeless Universe. Good Reason, Bad Reason, Heart. Gambling for Faith: The Discontinuity of the Universe. Pascal's Modernity. A Note on Politics. Pascal after the Pelagian Conquest. Was Pascal an "Existential" Thinker? A Note on Skepticism and Pascal's Last Word
Control code
32052036
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 238 p.
Isbn
9780226450513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95005768
System control number
(OCoLC)32052036
Label
God owes us nothing : a brief remark on Pascal's religion and on the spirit of Jansenism, Leszek Kolakowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-231) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Why Did the Catholic Church Condemn the Teaching of Saint Augustine? Does God Command Impossible Things? Does God Compel Us to Be Good? Although Unfree, We Are Free. Can We Reject God? For Whom Did Jesus Die? What Was Wrong with Augustine? A Remark on the Antecedents of the Quarrel. A Note on the Provinciales. How to Avail Oneself of the Heavenly Bread. How to Repent: Saint-Cyran's Answer. A Note on Philosophy. Infants in Hell. The Gnostic Temptation. Winners and Losers -- pt. 2. Pascal's Sad Religion. Pascal's Heresy. The Strategy of Conversion. Our Death, Our Body, Our Self-Deception. Spotting God in the Lifeless Universe. Good Reason, Bad Reason, Heart. Gambling for Faith: The Discontinuity of the Universe. Pascal's Modernity. A Note on Politics. Pascal after the Pelagian Conquest. Was Pascal an "Existential" Thinker? A Note on Skepticism and Pascal's Last Word
Control code
32052036
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 238 p.
Isbn
9780226450513
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95005768
System control number
(OCoLC)32052036
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