In comparison to all that is mediated by the understanding, philosophic faith is immediate:
“…If faith is neither solely content [object] nor solely an act of the subject, but is rooted in the vehicle [of] phenomenality, then it [faith] should be conceIved only in conjunction with that whIch is neither subject nor object but both In one, with that whIch manifests itself in the dualIty of subject and object.
“We call the beIng that is neither only subject nor only object, that is rather on both sides of the subject-object split: das Umgreifende, the Comprehensive [the Encompassing]. Although It cannot be an adequate object, it is of this, and with this in mInd, that we speak when we phIlosophIze…
“…Philosophical faith… looks on all formulated and written philosophy only as preparation or recollection, only as inspiration or confirmation. Hence no meaningful philosophy can be a self-contained conceptual system. The conceptual structure is never more than half, and attains to truth only if, in addition to being conceived, it is embodied In the thinker’s own historical existence…”