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The Meaning of Life

Making up your mind

There are some questions that can be addressed scientifically and there are many types of questions that cannot be addressed using the methods of science. Theologians and Philosophers address these ‘tricky questions’ using a range of enquiry methods. Take for example, the questions, ‘Does God exist?’ (see the previous page) and ‘Does life have a meaning?’ How can these questions be addressed?

Does Life Have a Meaning?

Alister McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King’s College London. In this video, he explains one way to think about this question – first suggested by mathematician Blaise Pascal. See what you think.

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