By James Blish
A quantity of the After Such wisdom trilogy.
A genuinely-earned Hugo award went to this interesting research of where of faith in a destiny star-travelling society. lots of the motion occurs at the newly-discovered planet Lithia, a paradise, idyllic, so like an unsettled Earth, but so various. The protagonist, Father Ruiz-Sanchez, is either a clergyman and a biologist. He grows to believe that Lithia is a catch, a soul-trap, in an effort to bring about the damnation of first the exploring celebration, then the complete human race!
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