Pensées and Other Writings
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Всего страниц: 267
For much of his life Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in its intended form. Instead, he left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These were to become known as the Pensees, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. Pascal's general intention was to confound scepticism about metaphysical questions. Some of the Pensees are fully developed literary reflections on the human condition, some contradict others, and some remain jottings whose meaning will never be clear. The most important are among the most powerful aphorisms about human experience and behavior ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensees as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of the important Writings on Grace. A detailed thematic index gives access to Pascal's areas of concern, while the selection of texts and the Introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.
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317 If the ancient Church was in error , the Church is a fallen one . If it should be in error today , it is not the same thing because it always has the ultimate principle of the tradition of the faith of the ancient Church .
For the darkness by which they are surrounded , and with which they castigate the Church , establishes simply one of the things the Church upholds , without affecting the other , and , far from destroying its doctrine , confirms it .
38 And the followers of St Augustine , founded on the Scriptures , the Fathers , the Popes , the Councils , the unwavering tradition of the Church , use their tears directed to God and their attentions to human beings to make all know ...
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Wow- I read the edited version, which the Levis got down to about 180, plus a few other essays which were reasonably helpful. Having done this, I'm pretty happy saying that someone should really do a ... Читать весь отзыв
WRITINGS ON GRACE
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