All is Christ

“Not only do we only know God through Jesus Christ, but we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ; we only know life and death through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus Christ we cannot know the meaning of our life or our death, of God, or of ourselves.” (n0. 417)

-Pascal

When I was in college in Chicago for my undergraduate studies, I worked with international students  at an English Language School (ELS) and then later taught there before going to the Seminary.  I remember a Swiss guy who, while studying at this English language school, became a Christian and was baptized.  He mentioned to me that he began to read Paschal.  Being a typical American with limited knowledge of philosophy (at least, at that time), I wondered who this Paschal was.   I picked up a book by Peter Kreeft entitled, “Christianity for Modern Pagans” reflecting on Pascal’s Pensées. Now I know the fascination that this Swiss student had with this French philosopher.  Pascal no doubt is the opponent to Descartes’ scientific method and a credible response to our modern day “scientific” culture.

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