Reason and Revelation

Theology means thinking critically about revelation and thereby participating in the eternal discussion, as opposed to thinking critically while unplugged from revelation. Theology only appears constraining if the principle of revelation itself is dismissed, and if it is a mistake to dismiss it, doing so is as constraining as revelation says the world of thought is. The principle underlying the notion of revelation is that comprehensive knowing cannot be arrived at without grace. The finite will know the infinite only on the infinite’s terms, not otherwise. Faith (sraddha) is rooted in this premise.

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