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The Problem of God: Yesterday and Today

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In an urbane and persuasive tract for our time, the distinguished Catholic theologian combines a comprehensive metaphysics with a sensitivity to contemporary existentialist thought. Father Murray traces the “problem of God” from its origins in the Old Testament, through its development in the Christian Fathers and the definitive statement by Aquinas, to its denial by moder ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 10th 1965 by Yale University Press
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Tino Paz
This is the first book I've read by Fr. Murray. My university background in philosophy definitely helped me make sense of the arguments, which are very subtle and complex, but nonetheless important. What I like about Fr. Murray's approach is that he does the opposite of "creating a straw man" that he then proceeds to dismantle. He gives the "opposing" viewpoint credit for raising issues that are new and important, and that requires a response that isn't just an emotional, knee jerk reaction.

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I read this a long time ago. John Courtney Murray is one of the great names in American Catholic theology. I noticed that I read a whole bunch of books on secularisation of religion but they are all "dead" names, although their effects live on. For example, the death of God movement has died. But people do act as if God had died.

That is an ancient problem and a real truth, if Jesus is who we say he is.
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