Paul Tillich: Faith, Belief & Knowledge

The most ordinary misinterpretation of faith is to consider it an act of knowledge that has a low degree of evidence. . . If this meant, one is speaking of belief rather than faith. . . Almost all the struggles between faith and knowledge are rooted in the wrong understanding of faith as a type of knowledge which has a low degree of evidence but is supported by religious authority.  One of the worse errors of of theology is to make statements which intentionally or unintentionally contradict the structure of reality.  Such an attitude is an expression not of faith but of the confusion of faith with belief.”

About William Holland

Systematic Theologian/International Relations
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