Guide to the Knowledge of God

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Excerpt from Guide to the Knowledge of God: A Study of the Chief Theodicies

In its original language the work here translated has passed through many editions, and has attained the rank of an authoritative classic. It is characterized by such comprehensiveness of scope, such force and beauty of style, such amplitude of learning, such ripeness and precision of thought, such depth of experience, and such catholicity of spirit that no one can fitly read it without being instructed, stimulated, and edified. The author sweeps with the ease of a consummate mastery through the wisdom of twenty-five centuries, gathers up the chief treasures deposited there by the kings of insight, and presents them constructed into one harmonious whole. The question with which he grapples as strenuously as any one ever has done, is whether the human mind is able to attain to a real knowledge of God. To the examination of this sublime theme he brings both an intense earnestness and an unfailing sobriety; while adding to these high qualities all that historic erudition and training can yield from without, or personal acumen and consecration furnish from within. The result, as embodied in the present volume, is one with which, in point of attractiveness and solid value, no work on the same subject within the entire compass of English literature can for a moment stand a comparison.

Gratry answers the question, Can man know God?

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EAN: 9781330498729
ISBN: 1330498720
Untertitel: A Study of the Chief Theodicies (Classic Reprint). Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2015
Seitenanzahl: 484 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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