Mr. Freeman's book is not so much a case for believing as a statement of Mr. Freeman's belief. In these 60-or-so short essays, he informs the reader that he cannot believe that man has no purpose; that he cannot believe that a world in which beauty is prized can be a meaningless world; that a world of infinite variety presupposes a creator of infinite intelligence. Mr. Freeman tells us that motion presupposes a Prime Mover; that a series of causes and effects presumes a First Cause: Mr. Freeman tells us, in other words, what Aristotle and Aquinas told us, though somewhat less logically. And, when all has been said once more, the single valid question still remains: Why? Why must there be a Prime Mover and a First Cause? Why must there be transcendental Truth and Beauty? And, more immediately, why must there be one more book badly saying what has already been said so well?