“Religious belief should be assessed as a rounded whole rather than taken in stark isolation. Christianity, for example, like other world faiths, is a complex, large-scale system of belief which must be seen as a whole before it is assessed. To break it up into disconnected parts is to mutilate and distort its true character. We can, of course, distinguish certain elements in the Christian faith, but we must still stand back and see it as a metaphysical system, as a world view, that is total in its scope and range.”
– William J. Abraham
“Soft Rationalism,” in Philosophy of Religion: Selected Readings, 2nd ed., ed. Michael Peterson et al. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), p. 99.