Updated edition of the famous Krailsheimer translation, the first to follow the order of notes as Pascal left them. This unfinished apology for Christianity was meant to confound the followers of Descartes by emphasizing the inadequacy of reason.
I have read Pascal's Pensees 2 times now - and cannot but marvel at his depth and Truth. I have been blessed with languages and been able to read this monumental work in its original language of French. The translated book though is good and detracts not from the clear thoughts propounded. Truly an Apologist before any other, Pascal will with clarity, wit, logic and sarcasm, point out the faults of man, his need of God and why there is only one true God. Like a modern Solomon, Pascal states with simplicity many a timeless truth about the human condition. So much of this book could be used as quotes to guide nearly all facets of our lives.This is a must-read for those with an interest either in apologetics or truth.
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Review 2 for Pensees
Date:December 14, 2000
Pensees is one of the greatest Christian books of all time, and Blaise Pascal is one of the greatest Christian minds of all time. This book is an excellent defense for Christianity - whether in Pascal's time or in our time. This is also an excellent devotional book which can be read, pondered, and read again.