“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)
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.