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Essay heading: A Prayer for Owen Meany
 
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We see this as the predominant answer to the question "do you have faith." Even in biblical times, notable characters in the Bible had faith, yet were challenged with severe doubt. The other answer to the question is that faith is doubt. This basis relies on the fact that since there is so little proof, one must doubt therefore one must have faith...
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The name person that this reflects upon in A Prayer for Owen Meany is Reverend Merrill. The Reverend approaches faith only through doubt. For him, doubt is the essence of faith. In his view gal is natural. Thus, because there is so little evidence in the world (of the existence of God), you must doubt...
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