Index for Chapter XVIII
Of Faith and Reason, and their Distinct Provinces
- 1. Necessary to know their boundaries.
- 2. Faith and reason, what, as contradistinguished.
- 3. No new simple idea can be conveyed by traditional revelation.
- 4. Traditional revelation may make us know propositions knowable
also by reason, but not with the same certainty that reason doth.
- 5. Even original revelation cannot be admitted against the clear
evidence of reason.
- 6. Traditional revelation much less.
- 7. Things above reason are, when revealed, the proper matter of
- 8. Or not contrary to reason, if revealed, are matter of faith;
- 9. Revelation in matters where reason cannot judge, or but probably,
ought to be hearkened to.
- 10. In matters where reason can afford certain knowledge, that is to
be hearkened to.
- 11. If the boundaries be not set between faith and reason, no
enthusiasm or extravagancy in religion can be contradicted.
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