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Taking Pascal's wager : faith, evidence and the abundant life

Author: Michael Rota
Publisher: Downers Grove (ill.) : IVP Academic. copyright 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Since we can't know with absolute certainty that God exists, each of us in a sense makes a bet. If we believe in God and are right, the benefits include eternal life. If we are wrong, the downside is limited. On the other hand, we might not believe in God. If we are right, then we will have lived in line with reality. If we are wrong, however, the consequences could be eternally disastrous. This was the challenge  Read more...
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Named Person: Blaise (1623-1662) Pascal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Rota
ISBN: 9780830851362 0830851364
OCLC Number: 1247938230
Description: 1 vol. (248 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Uncertainty and Commitment 1. A Curious Offer 2. Pascal?s Wager: The Basic Argument3. Objections to the Wager: Moral Reservations and the Cost of Commitment4. Objections to the Wager: Other Religions and Christianity Part II: Evidence 5. Where Did Physical Things Come From? 6. Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?7. A Primer on Probability8. God and the Multiverse9. The Beauty and Existential Resonance of Christianity10. Counterevidence: Divine Hiddenness and Evil11. Historical Evidence for Christianity: The Resurrection12. Miracle or Myth? Part III: Saying Yes to God 13. Dietrich Bonhoeffer14. Jean Vanier15. Immaculee Ilibagiza Conclusion: Taking the WagerNotesAuthor IndexSubject IndexScripture Index
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Blaise Pascal's wager argues that since there is much to gain and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Michael Rota explores the  Read more...
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