Anthony Kenny What I Believe

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What I Believe

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9780826496164: What I Believe

Anthony Kenny is one of the leading philosophers of the post war years. In this brilliant new book, Kenny writes honestly about his own struggles with belief, and how he now sees himself as neither a theist or an atheist. His intellectual honesty will touch the hearts and minds of countless people. Kenny prowls at the frontiers of theology and philosophy and so commands interest from a very wide spectrum of readers - those who believe and those who find it hard to do so. In this respect his position is unique. Profoundly influenced by Wittgenstein, he has also written important books on St Thomas Aquinas and Descartes.

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Sir Anthony Kenny was until recently Master of Balliol College, Oxford and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy in the University. The author of a number of books, including an autobiography The Path from Rome, he was formerly a Roman Catholic priest.

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'Kenny's fondness for Christianity is much evident in his new book, What I Believe. After an autobiographical beginning, Kenny guides the reader down the philosophical paths which lead him to state: "Why I am not an athetist", but also "Why I am not a theist". (Shotlo Byrnes)

Article on Kenny's beliefs The Tablet, 8 July 2006 (Eamon Duffy The American Spectator)

Feature piece on Kenny, his bio and beliefs, including following quote:'What I Believe isa powerful work and will long be consulted and cherished by those who study philosophy and religion.' The Catholic Herald (John Hinton)

' (Kenny) whose own spriritual story is presented in small, themed chapters that prove complete and satisfying. ... The arguments are easily digestible, crafted with simplicity and economy to accomodate lay philosophers.' New Stateman

'Kenny manages to say something illuminating in a style generally accessible....The position Kenny sketches is fundamentally agnostic and he offers and interesting defence of a criticism sometimes makde of such a point of view.'Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper, 29/09/2006 (Paul Richardson Church Of England Newspaper)

'Summarizing a lifetime's philosophical reflection with characteristic clarity and conciseness...Kenny is scrupulously fair and balanced in his assessments, always striving to follow the argument where it leads.
This is a book that engages on many levels, intellectual as well as emotional, and the style is both brilliantly economical and outstandingly lucid. It is hard to imagine a philosophical credo offering more stimulating challenges to believers and unbelievers alike.' (John Cottingham Times Literary Supplement)

"...fascinating and rewarding..." "The book is clearly written; Sir Anthony presents his ideas with clarity and an admirable lack of stridency." (The Lance, June 2007)

'No doubt believers will be changed by this book' - Sallyanne Attwater, Expository Times (Sallyanne Attwater Expository Times)

'The honesty and intellectual rigour, which characterise this book, make it a stimulating and challenging read for anyone interested in questions of belief.'Catherine Twomey, The Furrow (Catherine Twomey, The Furrow, Sept 07 The Furrow)

Review as key book to refute atheists in Baptist Times, June 2010

'Kenny's fondness for Christianity is much evident in his new book, What I Believe. After an autobiographical beginning, Kenny guides the reader down the philosophical paths which lead him to state: "Why I am not an athetist", but also "Why I am not a theist". (Sanford Lakoff)

Article on Kenny's beliefs The Tablet, 8 July 2006 (Sanford Lakoff The American Spectator)

Feature piece on Kenny, his bio and beliefs, including following quote:'What I Believe isa powerful work and will long be consulted and cherished by those who study philosophy and religion.' The Catholic Herald (Sanford Lakoff)

'Kenny manages to say something illuminating in a style generally accessible....The position Kenny sketches is fundamentally agnostic and he offers and interesting defence of a criticism sometimes makde of such a point of view.'Paul Richardson, Church of England Newspaper, 29/09/2006 (Sanford Lakoff Church Of England Newspaper)

'Summarizing a lifetime's philosophical reflection with characteristic clarity and conciseness...Kenny is scrupulously fair and balanced in his assessments, always striving to follow the argument where it leads.
This is a book that engages on many levels, intellectual as well as emotional, and the style is both brilliantly economical and outstandingly lucid. It is hard to imagine a philosophical credo offering more stimulating challenges to believers and unbelievers alike.' (Sanford Lakoff Times Literary Supplement)

'No doubt believers will be changed by this book' - Sallyanne Attwater, Expository Times (Sanford Lakoff Expository Times)

'The honesty and intellectual rigour, which characterise this book, make it a stimulating and challenging read for anyone interested in questions of belief.'Catherine Twomey, The Furrow (Sanford Lakoff The Furrow)

The translation, by the late John Bowden, reads well. (Sanford Lakoff)

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