Reason

“…Of us God demands that we apply our reason to many obscure things about which Scripture has left us free to decide, and when someone suggests you believe in a proposition, you must first examine it to see whether it is acceptable, because our reason was created by God, and whatever pleases our reason can but please divine reason, of which, for that matter, we know only what we infer from the processes of our own reason by analogy and often by negation…”

from The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Interesting to find so much of relevance to 21st century Christianity written in a novel first published nearly 40 years ago and set in Medieval France.