Tuesday, May 05, 2009

God Talk

Interesting:  While I would disagree with many of his conclusions that the questions are being asked is a significant push back against Hitchens and Dawkins.  HT: Ray.

God Talk - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com
In the opening sentence of the last chapter of his new book, “Reason, Faith and Revolution,” the British critic Terry Eagleton asks, “Why are the most unlikely people, including myself, suddenly talking about God?” His answer, elaborated in prose that is alternately witty, scabrous and angry, is that the other candidates for guidance — science, reason, liberalism, capitalism — just don’t deliver what is ultimately needed. “What other symbolic form,” he queries, “has managed to forge such direct links between the most universal and absolute of truths and the everyday practices of countless millions of men and women?”

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