What it means to assent based on faith, part 2

I previously wrote about what it means to assent based on faith, relying partly on a quote from Cardinal Newman. I also posted on whether doubt and faith are compatible, in other words, once you have decided to place your faith in a source of information, can you simultaneously continue not placing your faith in that source?

Here is some more Cardinal Newman on what it means to assent based on faith:

From the time that I became a Catholic, of course I have no further history of my religious opinions to narrate. In saying this, I do not mean to say that my mind has been idle, or that I have given up thinking on theological subjects; but that I have had no variations to record, and have had no anxiety of heart whatever. I have been in perfect peace and contentment; I never have had one doubt. I was not conscious to myself, on my conversion, of any change, intellectual or moral, wrought in my mind. I was not conscious of firmer faith in the fundamental truths of Revelation, or of more self-command; I had not more fervour; but it was like coming into port after a rough sea; and my happiness on that score remains to this day without interruption.

John Henry Newman, Apologia pro Vita Sua, p. 238.

Me too.

One thought on “What it means to assent based on faith, part 2

  1. Pingback: St. Thomas Aquinas on faith and doubt « Agellius's Blog

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