No sane person tries to accept as authoritative revelation from God all writings which are self-declared to be  such. However eager we may be for harmony and tolerance, we cannot be intellectually honest unless we face the fact that there is a real  contradiction between conflicting truth claims. As we reflect on how we are created in the image of God, we need to remember that we are creatures of both will and mind, of faith and reason. We are called to think as well as act and feel; therefore our faith will always have a rational element to it.  —John P. Newport (cited in: Why Christians Can’t Avoid Being Evidentialists)