Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization by Samuel Gregg
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Overview: The genius of Western civilization is its unique synthesis of reason and faith. But today that synthesis is under attack-from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). The stakes are incalculably high.
The naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. The revelation in the Hebrew Scriptures of a reasonable Creator imbued Judaism and Christianity with a conviction that the world is intelligible, leading to the flowering of reason and the invention of science in the West. It was no accident that the Enlightenment took place in the culture formed by the Jewish and Christian faiths.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy