BY REASON ALONE
Assembling the Great Puzzle
"In By Reason Alone Jacek Bacz has come up with a particularly fine metaphor for the process of finding one’s way spiritually: the puzzle. In a lively, quick flowing narrative that is both objective and personal, the author engages intellectual challenges that a modern mind faces when confronted with the issue of religious truth. Readers will enjoy and learn from Bacz’s account of finding the pieces of the puzzle and fitting them together to form a spiritually sustaining worldview."
David Williams, Professor Emeritus, McGill University; Professor of Literature, Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida
"By Reason Alone is, as its subtitle suggests, "a great puzzle". It addresses the greatest puzzle, the greatest riddle, that all of us face as we try to make sense of life, and as we try to make sense of ourselves. What is life? Who are we? These are questions that haunt all of us, or at least all of us who think about these primal things. For those who don't think there is perhaps no hope. But for those of us who do think, there is not only hope, but also faith and love. Jacek Bacz shows us in this challenging and rewarding book that reason leads to faith, and that faith is eminently reasonable."
Joseph Pearce, Author: Literary Converts; The Quest for Shakespeare
About the author:
Jacek Bacz was born in Kraków, Poland. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering and has taught at universities in Poland and in Algeria. Since coming to Canada in 1983 he has worked as a research engineer and as a consultant in electronics and software design. His interests include music, languages and history. Philosophy and religion are his passion.
Jacek Bacz lives in Montreal. He has two children and six grandchildren.