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God Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries long debate in Christianity how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis Kolakowski's unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity provokes renewed discussion about the historical intellectual and cultural omnipotence of neo AugustinianismSeveral books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latestCarlin Romano Washington Post Book WorldKolakowski's fascinating book and its debatable thesis raise intriguing historical and theological uestions well worth pursuingStephen J Duffy Theological StudiesKolakowski's elegant meditation is a masterpiece of cultural and religious criticismHenry Carrigan Cleveland Plain Dealer There is very little in print about Jansenism in the English language This book probably serves as a tentative introduction to the subject St Augustine the foremost doctor of the Catholic church has always vexed the Catholic church with his extreme views on the fallenness of the human will and predestination Jansenism could be seen as a reappropriation of some of Augustine's unorthodox views in the 16 and 1700s The Jansenists are portrayed here as having a gloomy religion for the select few Therefore the Catholic church and the Jesuits in particular had to crush them To the point of razing their most famous monastery to the ground If you believe the Church has remained faithful to Augustine then read Henri de Lubac as he goes to great lengths in Modern Augustinianism to debunk the notion that Jansenius was a faithful interpreter of Augustine

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God Owes Us Nothing A Brief Remark on Pascal's Religion and on the Spirit of JansenismGod Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries long debate in Christianity how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis Kolakowski's unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity provokes renewed discussion about the historical intellectual and cultural omnipotence of neo AugustinianismSeveral books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latestCarlin Romano Washington Post Book WorldKolakowski's fascinating book and its debatable thesis raise intriguing historical and theological uestions well worth pursuingStephen J Duffy Theological StudiesKolakowski's elegant meditation is a masterpiece of cultural and religious criticismHenry Carrigan Cleveland Plain Dealer Great Read Very interesting