Belief : readings on the reason for faith

by Francis S. Collins

Hardcover, 2010




New York, NY : HarperOne, c2010.


"Keynote From the New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God comes the definitive reader on the rationality of faith Description "Is there a God?" is the most central and profound question that humans ask. Throughout history, this subject has been discussed, defended, refuted, and debated. With the New Atheists gaining a loud voice in today's world, it is time to revisit the longstanding intellectual tradition on the side of faith. Francis Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God and renowned physician and geneticist, defends the reason for faith in this provocative collection. Collins is our guide as he takes us through the writings of many of the world's greatest thinkers,- philosophers, preachers, poets, scientists - both past and present, including such luminaries as C. S. Lewis and Augustine, and unexpected voices such as A.N. Wilson and Annie Dillard. Despite the doubts of a cynical world, this essential companion proves once and for all the rationality of faith. Including C. S. Lewis * Madeleine L'Engle * Martin Luther King * Annie Dillard * Elie Wiesel Desmond Tutu * Mother Teresa * Blaise Pascal * Mahatma Gandhi * And many more"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member deusvitae
A collection of passages from a range of authors in regards to many of the questions that come in terms of faith-- faith as reasonable, demonstrations of God's existence, how God can allow suffering, the irrationality of unbelief, and other such themes. Collected authors range from Plato and Augustine to Keller and Plantinga.

A useful collection if you do not already own the "original" books from whence the passages come.
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LibraryThing member 2wonderY
Nothing new - Collins collected essays from a multitude of old and modern thinkers; but I like his approach to modern issues of faith, so I think I'll enjoy the ride.



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