G. K. Chesterton’s Reason and Sanity

In chapter 12 of Heretics by G. K. Chesterton, he says, “We cannot go back to an ideal of reason and sanity. For mankind has discovered that reason does not lead to sanity.”

I think what he means here, is that superficial or the popular conception of “reason” does not lead to sanity. That reason which says, “I believe in only what I can see.” Such a statement begs the question, “Where did all that you see come from.” And we are led by that question to Hebrews 11:13, “By Continue reading

…it is not just scholars and ministers

1Peter 3:15 says,  “but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;”

To that end, I’m reading Philosophical Foundations For A Christian Worldview. They make this observation about Christians:

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