What is Faith

Dr. Peter Kreeft Presents Incontestable Philosophical Arguments for God’s Existence

What is Faith?

by Jayson M. Brunelle

I always cringe whenever I hear it said by good and otherwise informed Christians that we ought to have a “blind faith.”  Just for the record, this is not the Catholic stance when it comes to faith.  Moreover, the great philosopher Kierkegaard promoted this idea of “blind faith” as absolutely necessary.  Simply put, faith is not, nor should it ever be blind.  To say this is to imply that there is nothing at all reasonable about the faith.  And Church teaching is clear that not only does faith never contradict reason, but rather God, in His goodness, provides us with solid reasons as to why we ought to have faith in His divinely revealed truths. (more…)