In a world where many think that there is no relationship between reason and religion in general and Christianity in particular, Kenneth R. Samples, senior research scholar at reasons.org seeks to clear up some of the misconceptions.
He writes thus:
Are Christians well known for their careful thinking, or does faith do damage to reason? While skeptics sometimes question whether historic Christianity comports with a vigorous logical outlook on life and the world, the truth of the matter is that many advancements in the area of logic have come from the work of Christian scholars.
In Patrick Hurley’s popular college textbook, A Concise Introduction to Logic, he lists ten eminent logicians who have made significant contributions to the field of logic. Interestingly enough, six of the ten famous logicians were either Christians or closely associated with theism:
- Peter Abelard (1079–1142)
- William of Ockham (1285–1347)
- Gottfried Leibniz (1646–1716)
- George Boole (1815–1864)
- John Venn (1834–1923)
- Kurt Gödel (1906–1978)
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