Orthodoxy - Chapter VI: The Paradoxes of Christianity Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI: The Paradoxes of Christianity Summary and Analysis

The world is neither perfectly reasonable or unreasonable. A strict rationalist might think, for example, since that man is symmetrical in many ways (an ear on each side of his head, an arm on each side of his body) that he is symmetrical in every way and therefore would have a heart, too, on each side of his chest. The value in Christianity is that, like cold reason, it predicts correctly when things follow logic, but unlike cold reason, it also correctly predicts when things deviate from it. This is seen particularly in Christianity's ability to bring together what appear to be two opposites and make sense out of them—for example, Christians are able to at the same time be proud of being human and think themselves the greatest...

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