A Case of Conscience (Del Rey Impact)

A Case of Conscience (Del Rey Impact)

James Blish

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a devoted man--a priest who's additionally a scientist, and a scientist who's additionally a person. He has discovered no insoluble conflicts in his ideals or his ethics . . . until eventually he's despatched to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of extraterrestrial beings who're admirable in each means apart from their overall reliance on chilly cause; they're incapable of religion or belief.

Confronted with a profound medical riddle and moral crisis, Father Ruiz-Sanchez quickly unearths himself torn among the lessons of his religion, the lessons of his technology, and the internal promptings of his humanity. there's just one resolution: He needs to settle for an historic and unforgivable heresy--and chance the futures of either worlds . . .

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