No One Sees God

No One Sees God

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Surveying the contemporary religious landscape, the division between atheist and believer seems stark. However, having long struggled to understand the purpose of life and the meaning of suffering, Michael Novak finds the reality of spiritual life far different from the rhetorical war presented by bestselling atheists and the defenders of the faith who oppose them. In No One Sees God, Novak brilliantly recasts the tired debate pitting faith against reason. Both the atheist and the believer experience the same a€œdark nighta€ in which Goda€™s presence seems absent, he argues, and the conflict between faith and doubt stems not from objective differences, but from divergent attitudes toward the unknown. Drawing from his lifelong passion for philosophy and his personal struggles with belief, he shows that, far from being irrational, the spiritual perspective actually provides the most satisfying answers to the eternal questions of meaning. Faith is a challenge at times, but it nonetheless offers the only fully coherent response to the human experience. Ultimately, No One Sees God offers believers and unbelievers the opportunity to find common ground by acknowledging the complicated reality of the human struggle with doubt. Novak provides a stirring defense of the Christian worldview, while sidestepping the shrill tone that so often characterizes the discussion of faith, and given the challenges faced in the present age, all who value liberty will find hope in his new way of conversing.Down through the years, we in the seminary used to devote nearly four hours a day to formal prayer, beginning with a ... prayer all day long, too, as we went about our work or energetic play on the basketball court, baseball diamond, or football field. ... is present, our minds are unable to form an adequate conception of Him, or to grasp Him with any of our five senses, ... I remember an image fixed in my mind by the poetry of Saint John of the Cross, mentioned earlier: a€œThe place whereanbsp;...


Title:No One Sees God
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher:Image - 2008-08-05
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