“The antithesis between revelation and reason, so frequently debated, is surely a false one. Reason does not become simething different simply because it is put to work on information supplied supernaturally rather than by the physical senses; it is still the same faculty, and its function is unchanged. A knife is made for cutting substances. If no substance is provided, it remains unemployed and unemployable. And what is commonly described as ‘rationalism’ has little to do with reason as such; it indicates no more than the assumtion, in itself irrational, that only the objects of the senses are ‘real’ and that these alone are the proper objects of rational consideration”

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