No One Sees God

No One Sees God

The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers

Book - 2008
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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 dark night in which God'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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385526104
0385526105
Call Number: 261.21 NOVAK
Characteristics: xxiv, 310 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Apologetics.
Christianity and atheism.

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lind423
Apr 25, 2011

An American Catholic's attempt to address the recent books of atheists, such as Dawkins and Hitchens. This book is not very convincing. He seems to see Catholicism as the one true religion, and can't belielve that an atheist or agnostic can be moral for long. He argues that Nazi Germany arose because Germany was atheist for several generations prior. (This is news to me.) A very American and Catholic centred book.

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