Book Title:  Conception of God¹
Author: J. Herculano Pires   

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Description from the back cover of the book²:

It is not even possible to conceive the nothingness, the absolute emptiness, from which God would have risen as the Absolute Being.  To take out the Absolute from Nothingness is a contradiction that our understanding refuses to accept.  The existence of God preceding creation is inconceivable.  And [yet] if something existed before, we have a creative power preceding God.  The Buddhist thesis of a self-existent Universe, i.e., which has always existed, subordinates the power of God to this mysterious and inexplicable existence.  Our mental limits are not able to solve these problems since they are mysteries that have served to [bring about] the sophisms, worldplays and monstrous conclusions of the theological thought.  However, when we apply the good-sense in accordance with our finite and ephemeral modesty as [imperfect] creatures, before the Infinite and Eternal, we can reduce the unlimited to the limits of the intelligible reality.  Then the deductive reasoning, of a scientific order, which comes from the evident existence [of] the accessible heights, little by little, points out a reality that we can comprehend.  God as Existent, who exists in our human reality, can be touched with our fingers, and also realized, i.e., recognized by our ordinary senses.  We do not need extra-sensory perception to perceive His existence.

¹  Translation of original in Portuguese, titled “A Concepção de Deus”
² as published in 2007 by the Editora Paidéia Ltda.