Reason and Religious Beliefs 8.1
In the eight lecture, McShane takes up the following questions:
- Why do we think people are more obvious than electrons?
- Is it possible to puzzle about the future?
- What does it mean to be attentive?
- What are some compatibilities and incompatibilities between convictions and puzzlings.
In his comments about puzzling about the future, McShane uses the example of planning a dinner for friends, involving what-questions stretching beyond our present sensibilities. In his comments on convictions and puzzlings, he delves into Christian faith and tradition and remarks, “You can have a resting faith that is ritually expressive.” Alongside faith seeking understanding, there is understanding seeking faith.