New Atheism, Old Apologetics

No One Sees God
The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers
Michael Novak
Doubleday, $23.95, 336 pp.

Energized by the recent success of books by such vigorous atheists as Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris, Michael Novak returns to a theme he first wrote about decades ago in books such as Belief and Unbelief (1966) and Ascent of the Mountain, Flight of the Dove (1978). That theme is our human incapacity to understand completely who God is. Because of this incapacity, every authentic searcher, whether or not he or...

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About the Author

Lawrence Cunningham is John O'Brien professor of Theology (Emeritus) at the University of Notre Dame.