“I believe with complete faith that the words of the prophets are true.”
Maimonides adds, “We must realize that there exist human beings who have such lofty qualities and achieve such great perfection that their souls become prepared to receive pure spiritual wisdom. Their human wisdom can then become bound up with Creative Mind of God and receive an inspired emanation from it. This is prophecy, and those people who achieve it are prophets.”
This statement discloses Maimonides’ medieval synthesis between faith and reason, and seems to suggest that reason itself can partake of the divine nature. This idea is also true of Thomistic/Scholastic theology. It is not necessary to believe that human reason can attain to such heights in order to affirm this principle of faith, however.