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After Disbelief

On Disenchantment, Disappointment, Eternity, and Joy
  • By Anthony T. Kronman
$25.00
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An intimate, philosophic quest for eternity, amidst the disenchantments and disappointments of our time

"Aims to persuade America's 'relentlessly rational' elites to acknowledge the existence of 'divinity.' . . . Kronman's ambition is to repair 'the schism between those for whom religion continues to matter and those who view it with amusement or contempt.'"--Tunku Varadarajan, Wall Street Journal

"In this deceptively quiet and self-effacing book, Anthony Kronman makes an audacious argument: the most important things in our lives make sense only if we believe the world is divine. In a sense, we already believe it, if only we could find the words. Here they are."--Jedediah Britton-Purdy, author of After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene

Many people of faith believe the meaning of life depends on our connection to an eternal order of some kind. Atheists deride this belief as a childish superstition.

In this wise and profound book, Anthony Kronman offers an alternative to these two entrenched positions, arguing that neither addresses the complexities of the human condition. We can never reach God, as religion promises, but cannot give up the longing to do so either. We are condemned by our nature to set goals we can neither abandon nor fulfill, yet paradoxically are able to approach more closely if we try. The human condition is one of inevitable disappointment tempered by moments of joy.

Resolutely humanistic and theologically inspired, this moving book offers a rational path to the love of God amidst the disenchantments of our time.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780300259926
    • Manufacturer: Yale Univ Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780300259926
    • Publication Date: 03/29/2022
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Anthony T. Kronman

     
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