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EXPLORING THE LOGIC OF FAITH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The book is ""A Dialogue on the Relation of Modern Philosophy to Christian Faith"". Two professors of philosophy, Bendall at Wellesley and Ferre at Mount Holyoke with alternate chapters, each replying to the propositions and statements of the other in the preceding chapter, apply their well-trained minds to the task as stated by Farrs, of ""the rigorous philosophical examination of certain conceptual problems raised by the assertions associated with the phenomenon of Christian faith, in order that the question of our responsibilities with regard to the intellect and to religious commitment may the more clearly be evaluated"". Bentall prefers the question thus: ""Is intellectual responsibility compatible with the commitment to Christian faith?"" Others, perhaps, may prefer ""Is there an honest Christian?"" They deftly engage in a semantically philosophical exchange as they examine the elements of faith which one can know and those which cannot be known, and those trained few who can follow them will rejoice to join them in prayer, ""O'Lord, I believe, help then my unbelief."" That is, a man can be an honest Christian. But the appeal of the book will be limited largely to the college student under guidance and in training to think philosophically as he seeks for answers which will satisfy him. After all, the authors are seeking only to take the reader along as a participant in their thinking that he is turn may seek a dialogue of his own with other seekers after truth.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1962
Publisher: Association Press