Reason (William James)

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Dr. King quotes William James' "The Variety of Religious Experience."

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Reason (William James)
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" I believe that the logical reason of man operates in this field of divinity exactly as it has always operated in love, or in patriotism, or in any other of the under affairs of life in which our passions or our mystical intuitions for our beliefs beforehand. It finds arguments for our convictions, for indeed it has to find them. It amplifies and defines our faith, and dignifies it, and lends it words and plausibility. It hardly ever engenders it; it cannot now secure it." William James, VRE, 426
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