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Monday, January 14, 2008

A spendid accolade for Karl Barth in (gasp) the New York Times

In the New York Times book review section yesterday, Jim Holt (who I understand has an Episcopal priest in his background somewhere), reviews a book (yet another one) purporting to prove that God does not exist. The book is called Proof and it is by a mathematician, John Allen Paulos.

In the review, Holt notes that Paulos,"like other neo-atheist authors," is "innocent of theology....Ann Coulter turns up in his index, but one looks in vain for the name of a great religious thinker like Karl Barth, who saw theology as an effort to understand what faith has given, not a quest for logical proof."

Bravo!