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A case of conscience

Author: James Blish
Publisher: New York : Del Ray Impact, 2000.
Series: After such knowledge, bk. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Impact edView all editions and formats
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"Counter Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man--a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics... until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Blish
ISBN: 0345438353 9780345438355
OCLC Number: 45074320
Description: ix, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: After such knowledge, bk. 4.
Responsibility: James Blish.
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"Counter Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man--a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics... until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn between the teachings of his faith, the teachings of his science, and the inner promptings of his humanity. There is only one solution: He must accept an ancient and unforgivable heresy--and risk the futures of both worlds..." --Publisher description.

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