God: An Introduction to Problems in Theology, [Dio: Introduzione al problema teologico] is the first book-length English translation of a work by Cornelio Fabro since God in Exile appeared in 1968.
(Selected Works of Cornelio Fabro, Book 9)
"Perhaps the first thing to strike one, in reading Cornelio Fabro’s account of the question of God, is his passion for this topic, evident throughout this admirable translation of a work first published over sixty years ago (Dio: Introduzione al problema teologico ). To Fabro, the question of God haunts every human life and 'every age of human history.' Even atheists witness 'to the God whose presence they cannot tolerate' by 'the obstinacy that consumes them and the insolence that makes them implacable persecutors.' If Fabro’s comment described the atheists of 1953, it is all the more apt for the 'new Atheism' of our time. Fabro’s purpose is not simply to introduce the question of God as a speculative reflection, but to affirm God as the foundation and goal of human existence itself: 'the following pages aim to provide a basic itinerary for this highest goal: to draw forth—from the structures of those denials and vacillations, from the genuine affirmations of science and of culture, from the deepest rhythms of thought and of experience—that affirmation of the existence of the Absolute, his presence in nature, in history, and in the consciences of individuals, without which being sinks into the insignificance of nothingness.' If Fabro’s passion for God was needed in 1953, it is all the more urgent today" (from the introduction by Michael J. Dodds, OP).