Ethics Of Theism; A Criticism And Its Vindication by Alexander Leitch

Ethics Of Theism; A Criticism And Its Vindication

byAlexander Leitch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... DIALOGUE II. KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF. Celsus.--It has been the opinion of many Christians, that men should believe what they do not understand. Origen.--It is not unreasonable to ask men to act in religious matters on the same principle on which they act in matters of common life. You believe in the union of the soul and the body of a man, although you do not comprehend it. Celsus.--But our belief is not independent of our understanding or reason in any instance, far less con D ", trary to it. Let me put the question in Ways Rest Upon this form: May our belief in any case Knowledge? be considered iegitimate, when it is not founded upon knowledge? Origen.--' The truth is, that both Reason and Faith are coeval with the nature of man, and were designed to dwell in his heart together. They are, and ever were, and, in such creatures as ourselves, must be, reciprocally complementary: neither can exclude the other. It is as impossible to exercise an acceptable faith, without reason for so exercising it--that is, without exercising reason while we exercise faith--as it is to apprehend by our reason, exclusive of faith, all the truths on which we are daily compelled to act, whether in relation to this world or the next.'1 Celsus.--I do not quite understand you. Do reason and faith invariably act together, or not? If they do not always accompany each other in the act of being exercised, when do they accompany each other, and when do they act separately and independently? If they are constantly found to be reciprocally complementary, do they act contemporaneously; or if not, which of them precedes the other? Does knowledge precede faith, or does faith precede knowledge? Origen.--But this argumentation is based upon 'the fundamental vice,' which 'consists in the a...

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Title:Ethics Of Theism; A Criticism And Its VindicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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