The role of reason in the assent of faith: Pascal, Shestov and the late medieval background

Broadie, A. (2017) The role of reason in the assent of faith: Pascal, Shestov and the late medieval background. Lev Shestov Journal = Cahiers Léon Chestov, 17, pp. 57-71.

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Abstract

Many late medieval thinkers gave an account of the assent of faith in terms of the exercise of reason, but their account is vulnerable to attack by Pascal and Shestov who believe there to be assents of faith that have an element which is irreducibly irrational. I expound the positions of Pascal and Shestov and seek to demonstrate the strength of their positions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Broadie, Professor Alexander
Authors: Broadie, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Lev Shestov Journal = Cahiers Léon Chestov
Publisher:Societe d'Etudes Leon Chestov
ISSN:1369-9636
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
First Published:First published in Lev Shestov Journal = Cahiers Léon Chestov 17: 57-71
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Editor

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