The Face of God Paperback

The Gifford Lectures

by Roger Scruton;

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The Face of God

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Roger Scruton explores the place of God in a disenchanted world. His argument is a response to the atheist culture that is now growing around us, and also a defence of human uniqueness. He rebuts the claim that there is no meaning or purpose in the natural world, and argues that the sacred and the transcendental are 'real presences', through which human beings come to know themselves and to find both their freedom and their redemption. In the human face we find a paradigm of meaning. And from this experience, Scruton argues, we both construct the face of the world, and address the face of God. We find in the face both the proof of our freedom and the mark of self-consciousness. One of the motivations of the atheist culture is to escape from the eye of judgement. You escape from the eye of judgement by blotting out the face: and this, Scruton argues, is the most disturbing aspect of the times in which we live. In his wide-ranging argument Scruton explains the growing sense of destruction that we feel, as the habits of pleasure seeking and consumerism deface the world.
His book defends a consecrated world against the habit of desecration, and offers a vision of the religious way of life in a time of trial.

The Face of God by Roger Scruton was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in October 2014. The ISBN for The Face of God is 9781472912732.

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Details for The Face of God

Page last updated 12th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (October 2014)
Number of Pages208
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4282547
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