Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No leap involved ...

... Newman’s Assent of Faith. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... the assent of faith has a cumulative and pain staking dimension; we grow into a conviction, rather than leap into it. Newman used the example of a polygon inscribed in a circle. As its sides become smaller it tends to become the circle. It never becomes the circle but the mind closes the gap.

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