Faith is accepting an idea as true without reason, or against reason.

As part of the 2017 Cambridge Festival of Ideas, the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event about the religious landscapes of South Asia, focusing on the dynamic relationships between religions, including the promises of peace as well as the events of violence.

Scriptural Reasoning and the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme

Faith, no less than reason, is required, and faith is the gift of God.

This is faith.Contrast this with reason.

The century that just passed saw many thousands of people criss-crossing the globe to share Christ with others who hadn't considered the message of Christ. Whether they wanted to or not, what they often created was a photocopy of their own belief system, followed by attempts by the new believers to amend their lives on their own strength. That sounds spiritually ill, but a very real and vibrant 'baby' faith in Christ was often kicking around beneath that belief system. Too often, this baby faith couldn't get out and grow up because it was in the shape of trust in someone else's belief system more than a faith in Jesus. Over time, that passes, but it can take generations for the effect to go away.

Faith is the destroyer of reason.

A preacher was caught in a horrific flood, and a man in a canoe offered to evacuate him. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he said. After being forced to the roof of his porch, another man in a speedboat offered assistance. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he again responded. Eventually forced to the highest point of his chimney, a Coast Guard helicopter attempted rescue but was turned away in the same manner.

held that there was a sphere of natural reason and, above this, a region known by faith through .
Faith, however, is not opposed to reason, nor is reason opposed to faith.

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Equivocation exploits the ambiguity of language by changing the meaning of a word during the course of an argument and using the different meanings to support some conclusion. A word whose meaning is maintained throughout an argument is described as being used univocally. Consider the following argument: Here, the meaning of the word “faith” is shifted from a spiritual belief in a creator to a risky undertaking.

You can reason from premises that you take on faith, for instance

If you accept something on faith, you are essentially saying that you will take it off of the table with regards to reason, and treat it how you feel like treating it.

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Adoration is the second volume of the Deconstruction of Christianity, following Dis-Enclosure. The first volume attempted to demonstrate why it is necessary to open reason up not to a religious dimension but to one transcending reason as we have been accustomed to understanding it; the term "adoration" attempts to name the gesture of this dis-enclosed reason. Adoration causes us to receive ignorance as truth: not a feigned ignorance, perhaps not even a "nonknowledge," nothing that would attempt to justify the negative again, but the simple, naked truth that there is nothing in the place of God, because there is no place for God. The outside of the world opens us in the midst of the world, and there is no first or final place. Each one of us is at once the first and the last. Each one, each name. And our ignorance is made worse by the fact that we do not know whether we ought to name this common and singular property of all names. We must remain in this suspense, hesitating between and stammering in various possible languages, ultimately learning to speak anew. In this book, Jean-Luc Nancy goes beyond his earlier historical and philosophical thought and tries to think-or at least crack open a little to thinking-a stance or bearing that might be suitable to the retreat of God that results from the self-deconstruction of Christianity. Adoration may be a manner, a style of spirit for our time, a time when the "spiritual" seems to have become so absent, so dry, so adulterated. The book is a major contribution to the important strand of attempts to think a "post-secular" situation of religion.