- Series: Wadsworth Philosophers
- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (June 6, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0534583911
- ISBN-13: 978-0534583910
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,977,999 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are 10 chapters and each chapter is broken down into sections with headings. And there is a 2-page bibliography at the back of the book The chapters are as follows:
1. Pascal: Known and Unknown
2. A Short Life of Pascal
3. Scientist and Philosopher of Science
4. Theological Controversy
5. The Character and Plan of the Pensees
6. God" To Prove or Not to Prove?
7. Skepticism and the Hidden God
8. Deposed Royalty
9. Wagering a Life on God
10. Christ, Spirituality, and the Meaning of Life
Even a critic of another book penned by Douglas Groothuis spoke about it here at Amazon (I'm paraphrasing) as being simply a recursively regurgitated repetition of previously regurgitated concepts and ideas copied routinely in true regurgitative fashion from elsewhere with NOTHING NEW being added at all by Douglas Groothuis! But the overly sensitive if not childishly immature disposition displayed by Doug's defensive posturing resulted in him aggressively jumping down the throat of this honest critic via progressively insulting postings in the Discussion forum (even going so far as to call the critic a "liar" not by name but by a direct accusation hurled at the innocent victim of his malicious verbal attack) although fortunately for the critic (and him), not "jumping down the critic's throat" in the literal sense of the phrase.
Judging from other reviews I have read here at Amazon and elsewhere online, I am comforted in the assurance that I'm not the only one who is NOT a fan of this author's publications (nor his assertively arrogant temperament coupled with either an inability or an unwillingness to maturely process constructive criticism).
Last but not least, I've read many reviews of this author's books here that looked far too much like fake postings from shills (praising him using similar phraseology in flattering fashion that painted the picture of Douglas Groothius practically representing God's most cherished and precious gift of true literary genius to the word-starved world of contemporary Christian-flavored literature that our fortuitous generation of believers can gratefully thank God for every day just for being blessed enough to breathe the same air that he breathes).