The Evidential Power of Beauty

  • Title: The Evidential Power of Beauty
  • Author: Thomas Dubay
  • ISBN: 0008987075288
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Evidential Power of Beauty While everyone is delighted by beauty and the alive among us are positively fascinated by it few are explicitly aware that we can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity Dubay explores the reas
    While everyone is delighted by beauty, and the alive among us are positively fascinated by it, few are explicitly aware that we can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity Dubay explores the reasons why all of the most eminent physicists of the twentieth century agree that beauty is the primary standard for scientific truth Likewise, the best of contemporary thWhile everyone is delighted by beauty, and the alive among us are positively fascinated by it, few are explicitly aware that we can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity Dubay explores the reasons why all of the most eminent physicists of the twentieth century agree that beauty is the primary standard for scientific truth Likewise, the best of contemporary theologians are also exploring with renewed vigor the aesthetic dimensions of divine revelation Honest searchers after truth can hardly fail to be impressed that these two disciplines, science and theology, so different in methods, approaches and aims, are yet meeting in this and other surprising and gratifying ways.This book relates these developments to nature, music, academe and our unquenchable human thirst for unending beauty, truth and ecstasy, a thirst quenched only at the summit of contemplative prayer here below, and in the consummation of the beatific vision hereafter.

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    About Thomas Dubay


    1. Father Thomas Dubay, S.M was a well known retreat master and expert in the spiritual life A Marist Priest, Father took a Ph.D from Catholic University of America and taught at major seminary level for about fifteen years He spent the last three decades giving retreats and writing books over twenty at last count on various aspects of the spiritual life He is an expert on the teachings and writings of the two mystical doctors of the Church, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.


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    1. I was very disappointed by this book. Part of this was due to the discrepancy between what I was expecting and what I got, but I found that Dubay's writing style annoyed me. He repeatedly sees fit to raise issues or points of view that he summarily dismisses as "unworthy of response" or "clearly absurd". It's the author's job to decide what he writes about, but it's just bad writing to bring up ideas one is not going to address! I eventually found what I was looking for in books by David Hart an [...]

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    2. As a scientist and a Christian, this book really appealed to me. I found it very challenging because of the philosophical and theological language that I'm unfamiliar with, and sometimes the writing was, I thought, unnecessarily dense. The concepts are intriguing though.

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    3. I'm still plugging through it, BUT it is part of the required reading for the course I'm developing

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    4. Great read. Provokes me to wonder and awe at the world we live ind in the One who filled it with marvels to behold through telescopes, microscopes, and even our own eyes!

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    5. This book had me so obsorbed even while reading at Starbucks, a prof saw me and had to ask what I was reading. A Catholic and not all points he makes did I agree with, but a beautiful book.

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    6. In this book, Fr Dubay has his own "evidential apologetics" but in his own Catholic American style. "Evidential apologetics" is the apologetics in which Christians have figured out all the answers of atheists and wonder why they don't get it like they do.Here is a sample of this so-called Evidential Apologetics:enpedia/wiki/Evidentidcarm/demo2/apologeticsBut because Fr Thomas Dubay knows down deep inside that this approach is banal and one is almost preaching to oneself, the choir preaching to t [...]

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    7. The opening chapters put forth a compelling and awe-inspiring theology of beauty. The middle section described the wonders of creation. The final chapters were about the beauty of Catholicism. The work seemed to wander from the title and thesis. Dubay argued against materialistic dogmatism and contended for the beauty of the Catholic saints, at the expense of, it seems, the evidential power of beauty. When leaving this book, I believe that I have learned less of this power and more about Hans Ur [...]

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    8. I love Father Dubay. His speeches and lecture series are wonderful. When I started this book I could hear his voice as if he were reading to me and I found it endearing. I knew I was going to love this! The middle of the book though was challenging, but I plowed through. He becomes a bit repetitive and makes the same arguments under different titles. Nevertheless, I still felt the way I would if I were listening to him in person and I sat patiently and charitably through to the end. The final se [...]

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    9. Awesome book! Beauty is a reflection of God and beauty is far more than we give it credit for. It goes beyond the physical. I so recommend this book!

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    10. Must go back and read it again!

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    11. What a beautiful book! I love Fr. Dubay.

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    12. SCIENTIFIC PROOF THERE IS A GOD!This book took my breath away. It needs to be read slowly and with joyful wonder at the beauty the surrounds us.

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