The Efficacy of Reason

Most would agree that reason is near the top of any sensible list of virtues. But, among those for whom devotion to reason approaches religious fervour, you won’t be hearing wisdom like this:

Reason is a very good solvent of nonsense but is not necessarily a very good constructor of sense.

The above is from Rowan Williams’s excellent article Critical Solidarity Between Faith and Enlightenment courtesy of the consistently high quality ABC Religion & Ethics portal.