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Between Faith and Reason Francisco Jose Moreno

Between Faith and Reason

Francisco Jose Moreno

Published December 18th 1997
ISBN : 9780761809524
Paperback
128 pages
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Between Faith and Reason is a description of the interaction between our need to believe and our ability to reason. Faced with a reality that threatens him emotionally, man develops and adheres to articles of faith that help him cope with thatMoreBetween Faith and Reason is a description of the interaction between our need to believe and our ability to reason. Faced with a reality that threatens him emotionally, man develops and adheres to articles of faith that help him cope with that reality. But unable to forego his thinking ability, he also questions and undermines the same faith he creates. Hence, his existence is a constant tug-of-war between his need to believe and his capacity to think- between faith and reason. The author cuts through conflicting interpretations of the human condition to a simple but powerful internal dynamic which points to the fact that reason is always disequilibrating. As a result, man is permanently off-balance and in search of security and equilibrium. The book attempts no ultimate explanation of the conflict between rational knowledge and emotional uncertainty, but calls attention to its presence and emphasizes the need to cast a comprehensive and honest view over this conflict if we are ever to make sense of our actions.