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The question which forms the core of this paper is the relationship of faith and reason. Is faith reasonable? Does every aspect of that in which man believes need to fit the requirement of reason? Does reason support faith or faith reason? Is reason possible without faith?

To establish this relationship also means the establishment of the limitation of each. What is the area of faith? How is knowledge obtained? Why is faith necessary at all? Or why is reason necessary? To answer these questions one must also ascertain the correct view of the world, of man, of God, of revelation, and something of their mutual relationships.

Since this theological controversy has been raised by a number of recent theologians, it is to their writings one must turn. The three chosen by the author of this paper are Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, and E.J. Carnell.

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