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The Reason of Reason
GenreNon Fiction / Non Fiction
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The naturalistic/materialistic worldview questions or denies the existence of God. The self-evident existence of reason, logic, order and intelligibility are strong evidence for Intelligent Design, specifically the God of the Bible and the Christian worldview. Reason is an undeniable human faculty that defines humanness and points to a rational universe, which in turn points to the divine principle of reason, or the Logos spoken of in the gospel of John. Further, reason only works because of corresponding and complementary things: logic, order, and intelligibility. All of these overlap as aspects of language, and complement each other in ways akin to speaking and listening. Mutual communication works because of reciprocity, which is also why intelligibility works. This is the structure or Order which is best explained by appealing to the divine Mind who exists eternally in reciprocal communion within the Trinity. It is Order personified.

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List of chapters

Ch. 1 New Forward by Rev. Dave Bayne
Ch. 2 Introduction: The Little Girl and the Logos
Ch. 3 The Rational Ingredients of the Logos
Ch. 3 Meta-Cognition: Reasoning about Reason
Ch. 4 The Self-Evident Expectation of Reason
Ch. 5 Reason, Revelation and Purpose
Ch. 6 Reason, Revelation and Validation
Ch. 7 The Logic of Reason and Laws of Logic
Ch. 8 Objections to the Logos Principle, part 1
Ch. 9 Objections to the Logos Principle, part 2
Ch. 10 The Reciprocity of Reason and Logic
Ch. 11 The Sheer Wonder of Intelligibility
Ch. 12 Intelligibility of a Mosque, a Parable
Ch. 13 On Peonies, Butterflies, and Design
Ch. 14 Conclusions to the Logos Principle
Ch. 15 God, Allah, The Logos and Trinity