A priest shares his funny, insightful story of the night he defended his faith at a national media convention, answering big questions touching on life after death, science and religion, and religion and politics....
|Title||:||God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity A Priest Physicist Talks About Science, Sex, Politics, and Religion|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
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God at the Ritz: Attraction to Infinity A Priest Physicist Talks About Science, Sex, Politics, and Religion Reviews
I can sum this one up best with one of Albacete's own lines, where he was speaking of the writings of a Jewish philosopher. "[His] work is so rich, it invites us to think with him, even if we don't get all the details right." I certainly didn't get all the details right - much of it a bit was out of the reach of my comprehension- but it inspired so much thought and I enjoyed it, especially his discussion of suffering. I had the book courtesy of an interlibrary loan and had to return it, but I'm looking forward to revisiting it to try and understand him better.
I did not particularly take to the book. I suspect that it may have been because it is aimed at those who do not share the Christian faith, or because the verbiage is sometimes the lowest common denominator of the 1960's.But the section The Big Three is pretty good and Chapter 30 on A culture of moralism is superb. He really does capture the problem of sacralizing culture, of secular Protestantism, of "the dualism of Calvinist-Puritanism and of secularism [which] are both the cultural implications of a religious position, and both lead to the same cultural result in spite of their important differences."
This is a great book! "A priest-physicist talks about science, sex, politics, and religion.Monsignor Albacete, is a genuine gift, he always brings fresh clear insights to the reality of life, whether you are lucky enough to meet him in the flesh, or through the written word.