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

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