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Thy Law Is Truth

The Living Space Between Faith & Reason

There are few questions more momentous than that of faith. In whom or what should I trust—and why? Of course there are many kinds of faith, and no simple answer can be given that will cover all of them. Plainly reason must play a role at some level, but how and why is not easy to say, least of all when it comes to faith in God.

Aristotle famously warned that a correct beginning is necessary to avoid great errors at the end. In that spirit, I wish to focus here on the basic question of the nature of faith and its relationship to reason. . . .

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David Bradshaw is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky and the author of Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom (Cambridge University Press), as well as numerous articles on ancient, medieval, and patristic philosophy. He and his wife attend St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

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