The author of this book writes out of a world in which culture, erudition and hard thinking are the breath of life. The daughter of Gilbert Murray, the English classicist, she published her first novel when she was seventeen. She married Arnold Toynbee, the noted historian and is the mother of three sons. Since her reception into the Catholic Church in 1931 the character of her writing has greatly changed and she is found wrestling with the great issues of faith as in The Good Pagan's Failure. In the present volume, the author delves deep into theology and philosophy arguing that reason and faith are not incompatible. In successive chapters she deals with knowledge and vision, aesthetic experience and the supernatural. It is a book which would appeal only to the intellectual and it is aimed at the unbelieving but seeking intellectual. Its theological presuppositions are, of course, those of the Catholic faith.