St augustine quotes on faith and reason

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Faith Seeking Understanding - Augustine of Hippo

A robust faith need not fear, for if God exists, then reason cannot help but lead us to Him. Cogito, ergo Deus est,'says St. Augustine, I think, therefore God is.”.

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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "st-augustine" Showing of Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. If the destination is doubtful, than the path must be fraught with fear.

This question asks for reasons in order to believe. However, in some cases, it is not possible to provide sufficient reasons for belief. In some cases, even when convincing reasons are given, belief does not result. Sometimes, a person would believe without convincing reasons given. Therefore, the relationship between faith and reason is very complex; the two connect and interact with each other in intricate ways.

Traditionally, faith and reason have each been considered to be sources of justification for religious belief. Because both can purportedly serve this same epistemic function, it has been a matter of much interest to philosophers and theologians how the two are related and thus how the rational agent should treat claims derived from either source. Some have held that there can be no conflict between the two—that reason properly employed and faith properly understood will never produce contradictory or competing claims—whereas others have maintained that faith and reason can or even must be in genuine contention over certain propositions or methodologies. Those who have taken the latter view disagree as to whether faith or reason ought to prevail when the two are in conflict. Other thinkers have theorized that faith and reason each govern their own separate domains, such that cases of apparent conflict are resolved on the side of faith when the claim in question is, say, a religious or theological claim, but resolved on the side of reason when the disputed claim is, for example, empirical or logical.

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Augustine Links and Books Fulton J. Teresa of Calcutta Shrine St. - In Chapter Two, St. Augustine is a prime example of a scholar who can balance faith and reason as well as theology and philosophy together in an integrated way.




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