Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith

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Harper Collins, Mar 2, 2010 - Religion - 352 pages
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“A brilliant, wide ranging and powerful series of readings on the possibilities, problems and mysteries of faith. This book belongs on the shelf of every believer—and every serious skeptic.” — Rabbi David Wolpe, author of Why Faith Matters

“This life-giving, faith-filled and hard-nosed collection reveals why, as St. Anselm wrote, true faith always seeks to understand.” — Rev. James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints

From Dr. Francis Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God, comes the definitive reader on the rationality of faith.

 

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

Contents

N T WRIGHT
3
PLATO
21
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
31
ANSELM OF CANTERBURY
44
BLAISE PASCAL
58
DAVID ELTON TRUEBLOOD
116
ART LINDSLEY
133
DESMOND TUTU
148
JOHN POLKINGHORNE
198
Love and Forgiveness as Pointers to
241
MAHATMA GANDHI
265
THE DALAI LAMA TENZIN GYATSO
272
ALVIN PLANTINGA
299
Acknowledgments
313
Credits and Permissions
325
Copyright

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
183

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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer gene hunter. He spent fifteen years as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the international Human Genome Project to a successful completion. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and the National Medal of Science in 2009. He is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

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