THE THIRD ENEMY OF TRUTH: OUR MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN FAITH AND REASON
Truth has many enemies as we’ve been discovering. The misunderstanding between faith and reason is a particular one we covered in our last section. We discussed the three philosophical positions of; strong rationalism, fideism, and critical rationalism. Only critical rationalism avoided the extremes of disproportionately exalting reason (strong rationalism) or having too low a view of reason (fideism) when considering religious truth claims. As a result, we concluded that strong rationalism offered a more attractive balanced approach to this enterprise, and is thus preferable.
In this section and final article to the series, True Truth and Why it Matters, we’ll continue our quest for clarity regarding faith and reason by getting our definitions of faith and reason from scripture and by revealing that these two aspects of thought and life are not adversaries but rather allies. For full article click here