PFI #1

Here we go! Study questions for Exam II on Thursday!

1. St. Anselm on the Relationship Between Faith and Reason

The beginning of all understanding is faith.  Faith is the condition for the possibility of reason.  The reason of a human creature will have all the limitations of a creature.  The rationality of the creature will be limited by the finitude of the creature.  This is not saying that there is no such thing as Truth, but that Truth will transcend that which humans can completely grasp.  God is an intelligible reality which exceeds our capacity to reason, this is not to say that our faith is unreasonable, we just cannot comprehend the fullness of what God is.

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