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FaithSometimes the best way to understand a concept is to contrast it with others.

Faith and Reason: Three Views (Spectrum Multiview) [Alan G

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And only to the extent that reason supports it.Reason and faith are completely incompatible.
Hebrew 11:1-3 says, “Now faith is the assurance(the confirmation, the title deed) of the things we hope for, being the proof ofthings we do not see and the conviction of their reality; faith perceiving asreal fact what is not revealed to the senses.2 For by faith, (i.e. - trust and holy fervor born of faith), themen of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report. 3By faith we understand that the worlds during the successive ages were framed,fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose by the word ofGod, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.”Amplified Bible

Reason and Faith: Perfect Together!

Imagine you are analyzing an idea with reason and it conflicts with your faith.
Perhaps the first building block that comes to mind when considering the West’s roots is the commitment to reasoned inquiry in search of truth. Reason is operative in all societies, as it is one of man’s defining characteristics. Nonetheless, the emphasis on our minds’ ability to apprehend reality—and not just empirical potentialities and actualities but also philosophical and religious truths—is woven into the West’s very fabric.

 

Understanding Reason and Faith – …

To make this as easy for you as possible, the relationshipbetween “reason” and “faith” is this:
On the other hand, someone else may choose to believe theworld happened into existence by random selection and a nebulous ‘big bang’theory; their reasoning is based solely in what is false, so the relationshipbetween their faith and reason is distorted and skewed.

And that means you'll be accepting the new idea, not on reason as it very well might be justified by, but on faith.


The "Enlightenment is not Intellectual" specific and "Distrust of the Intellect" specific quotes sourced from persons of faith and the great poets displayed earlier featured contributions by some undoubted, (and ~ in cases ~ largely, or completely, undoubtable), authorities including A Zen Master, Solomon the Wise (often mooted as the principal author of the Book of Proverbs), Jesus' Parable of the Sower, and such celebrated poets as John Dryden, William Shakespeare and William Cowper.


Reason And Faith - Evidence for God from Science



We have seen it as worthwhile to add another category of quotation ~ ~ as this addition may rather directly tend the range of agreement from Comparative Religion studies about "Core Spiritual Truths" already demonstrated towards actually becoming real evidence





Given the similarities in accepted Spiritual Truth between the major religions it is surely reasonable to view with respect the profound spiritualities that exist at the cores of ALL of the enduring and widespread faiths just explicitly mentioned.
The table of links displayed above is thus intented to be presented in a manner consistent with aspirations towards promoting a mutually respectful co-existence of The Great Faiths of the World.

Jan 16, 2006 · Reason And Faith by Van Fisher





The relevance of investigation into, and appreciation of, The Perennial Philosophy is becoming more and more evident due to the disparity of birth-rates between the existing civilizational regions of the world and due to mass movements of populations bringing, in particular, Muslims, Hindus and Africans often accepting of a vibrant Christian faith, into what have been largely secularised western states.

Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages | The …


Victor Cousin
Introduction to the History of Philosophy (1832)
Whilst he preferred to consult reliable translations Emerson could attempt to read works in French and it is worth noting that he read, and was influenced by ideas offered in, Victor Cousin's "History of Philosophy" prior to the English language edition of 1832 - as this excerpt from a letter to his brother William demonstrates:-




Footnote from - The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
English traits, Volume 5
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater - 1971)

Note Emerson's enthusiasm for Cousin's views in this particular sentence:-

We may wonder - did Cousin's metaphysics influence, perhaps significantly, the construction by Emerson of aspects of his own essay, History?

Faith and Reason - University of Notre Dame

This page is NOT particularly intended to be a presentation "in appreciation of Emerson."

He was in his own times, and for his own reasons, sincerely a person-of-faith whose works, as has been shown above, can be drawn on to yield many quotes very relevant not only to a demonstration of that sincere faith but also to providing some cogent input into diverse aspects of the Faith vs Reason debate.