God requires nothing irrational of his rational creatures. He does not require faith without knowledge, or faith in the impossible, or faith without evidence. Christianity is equally opposed to superstition and Rationalism. The one is faith without appropriate evidence, the other refuses to believe what it does not understand, in despite of evidence which should command belief.
Charles Hodge, 1787-1878, Systematic Theology, Volume I, Theology, Introduction, Chapter III, 5,C,4 (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p.55)
Is this understanding of faith true? How should we understand the relationship of faith and reason?
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