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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Human salvation on this view still does not depend on purely natural effort , but on individual choices made on the basis of the natural aspirations determined not only by the fall , but also by the redemption .
29 That to achieve this he sent Jesus Christ for the salvation of those only whom he chose and predestined amongst that body . 30 That it was only for their salvation that Jesus Christ died , and the others , for whose salvation he did ...
... necessity of for salvation 217 baroque , and cultural optimism in France xxviii baseness , not unique state of ... model of 117-18 beginning , liasse title 3 , 57 belief , role in salvation xx , xxxvi ; distinction between faith and ...
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WRITINGS ON GRACE
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