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Why the West needs reasoned faith

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“Our society needs reasoned faith,” writes Rachel Lu at Law and Liberty. “Fortunately, Samuel Gregg has reminded us with his recent book, Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.”

In a review of Gregg’s latest book, Lu writes that it serves to remind us how faith and reason cannot flourish when separated and that the combination is an integration that the West depends on.

Faith and reason are not star-crossed lovers; they are literally a match made in Heaven. Gregg’s book is worth reading simply because it reminds us of this hopeful truth. No matter how confused our contemporary culture, faith and reason cannot truly be alienated from one another. When we pursue the truth with integrity, each can draw us back towards the other. Our American republic has been deeply influenced by both Athens and Jerusalem. If we can secure a place for each in our nation’s future, there is every reason to hope that our descendants will thrive.

Read “Reuniting Faith and Reason.”

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

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