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Jean Steinmann
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A biographical and critical study of Blaise Pascal. "The Abbe directs the reader's attention to the main themes of his thought and expounds them: the mentality of the unbeliever, the nature of man, the use of thought, the infinite, the meaning of faith, the Bible, and Jesus Christ. He does not, hwoever, neglect the drama of Pascal's life, his gifts of mathematical ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published 1966 by Harcourt, Brace & World
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Mar 24, 2014 Bob rated it really liked it
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An interestingly written and lively account of Pascal's life, together with a criticism of his religious and spiritual writing. His reading of the "Memorial" was particularly helpful for me. Generally, Steinmann makes the curious mixture of humor, mathematical formalism, and near-medieval spirituality in Pascal's writing explicable, and treats the controversial texts with good-natured dispassion.
"...he was able, while using the simplest words, to avoid leaving out anything of the most poignant
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Mar 20, 2015 Kody Dibble rated it it was amazing
A very interesting look at Pascal his life and times and his agony throughout his entire life. His dedication to God, and his challenges in the Church and more.
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