reason, revelation, education, sentimentality, sin, Holy Ghost, science and religion
This paper outlines and recommends a distinctively LDS approach to the ancient questions about reason and revelation in religious communities. It treats the variety of spiritual experience and distinguishes them from sentimentality and other pseudo spiritual experiences. It also explains how reason and revelation are important helps for one another and how better education can help individuals use reason and science to strengthen the role of revelation in their lives.
Original Publication Citation
"Reason and Revelation," in Philip L. Barlow (ed.), A Thoughtful Faith: Essays on Belief by Mormon Scholars, Canon Press, Centerville, Utah, 1986, pp. 207–224. (Revised from the June 30, 1981 BYU Devotional)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reynolds, Noel B., "Reason and Revelation" (1981). All Faculty Publications. 1457.
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Noel B. Reynolds is the author and copyright holder of this unpublished paper August 30, 1985 revision of a Brigham Young University devotional address given on 30 June 1981.
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