Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)
mathematician, philosopher and theologian. His talents
were manifold, but his main achievement was a defence of the Christian religion
for those folk during his lifetime that had not been afforded the luxury of an
education in classical thought. His anthropological reflections were published
as Pensées in 1670.
He is also
famous for his expression of his own religious experience which he recorded on a
piece of paper and carried around sewn into the inside of his jacket: Fire...the
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, and not the God of the
philosophers...or the men of science.
by: Richard P Whaite
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