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abstract According achieve analytic philosophy Aquinas argues assent atheism become beliefs Buckley chapter character Christian cognitive dimension communicative action communicative rationality conception concerning contemporary context critical deism describes desire discussion divine doctrine elements Enlightenment Enlightenment's epistemology existence explore fact fideism formal procedures geloof gious Habermas Habermas's Hendrik Vroom hermeneutic historical important insistence integration intellectual interpretation Kolakowski Lalonde legitimation Lessius lifeworld linguistic meaning Locke Locke's logical positivism logical positivist ment metaphorical modern natural reason natural theology niet normative orientation particular religious Peperzak philosophical philosophy of religion Polanyi position possible practice propositions question rational reality relationship reli religious culture religious faith religious language religious life patterns religious tradition response revelation rience role Rorty says scientific semantic potentials sense social sort Soskice spiritual commitment spiritual receptivity substantive suggests thinkers Tillich tion transcendent truth understanding of religious understood validity claims verification principle Vroom worldview
Page 23 - ... faculties God has given him, and seeks sincerely to discover truth by those helps and abilities he has, may have this satisfaction in doing his duty as a rational creature, that though he should miss truth, he will not miss the reward of it : for he governs his assent right, and places it as he should, who in any case or matter whatsoever believes or disbelieves according as reason directs him.
Page 23 - I think it may not be amiss to take notice, that, however faith be opposed to reason, faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind ; which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to any thing but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it.