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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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Why Smart People Believe in God

Why Smart People Believe in God

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(p.69) 6 Why Smart People Believe in God
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Agitations
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Arthur Krystal

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092165.003.0006

This chapter looks at smart people's belief in God. It highlights the abundance of books on the subject of God, from the simple-minded tracts that posit His existence on the basis of our existence to the searching arguments put forward by learned theologians. It discusses the positive outlook of the religious publishing industry. This chapter also mentions the fact that intellectually sophisticated people experience God as deeply as do ecstatic snake-handling Pentecostals.

Keywords:   belief in God, smart people, books, theologians, religious publishing industry, intellectually sophisticated people

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