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Synonyms for ratiocinate

to use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments

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reason methodologically and logically

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He held that this emphasis on fundamentals keeps such religions closer to actual religious experiences, and hence avoids the ratiocinated "abstractions of the Methodists and Anglicans" and Catholic scholastics (Allain 146), which he found less convincing and lasting than the "magical heart of the faith" (Power 154) that he took note of among Mexican Indians and chided civilized Europeans for neglecting: "we are too apt to minimize the magic elements in Christianity--the man raised from the dead, the devils cast out, the water turned into wine" (Lawless 171).