Reasons to Believe by Scott Hahn

  • Ch. 1: As St. Peter said, we have a responsibility to develop our ability to defend our faith with reason.
  • Ch. 2:

    • Faith and reason are both important for living our lives like two wings of a bird/plane, interdependent in the way of spouses (Faith and Reason, JP2).

    • Science requires faith in order for it to function properly.

    • Logic:

    • Principle of Non-contradiction

    • General reliability of sense perception

    • Principle of causality

    • Notion of self-consciousness

  • "The attractive power of the Catholic faith is the way it all hangs together: the natural, the biblical, and the theological. It's integrated, just as all that has come from God is recognizable as His own" (137).