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Our good friend Fr. Edward Oakes, S.J., with the editor and me a member of Evangelicals and Catholics Together, has written a very good review of David Hart’s The Experience of God . “One would be hard put,” he says, “to find a more thorough and a more devastating refutation of naturalism,” a point he goes on to explain, with several illustrative quotes from the book.

For example: “The atheist who proudly and persistently strives to convince others that there is no God,” Hart writes,

does so out of a devotion to the absolute, to the highest of values, to the divine. It is an old maxim — one that infuriates many unbelievers, but that happens to be true nonetheless — that one cannot  meaningfully  reject belief in the God of classical theism. If one refuses to believe in God out of one’s love of the truth, one affirms the reality of God in that very act of rejection.

Read the review, and then read the book. You will not be disappointed. There are few books of which I would say that with confidence (with the qualification that if you are disappointed with The Experience of God , it’s your own fault).

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