Posts Tagged faith and reason

Myth and the recovery of truth

Myth and the recovery of truth

Inviolable Truth Josef Pieper, in Platonic Myths, argues that Plato (Socrates) treats certain of the myths as containing truths essential to the quest for wisdom, to philosophy and

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Maritain on Christian Philosophy

Pope John Paul II commends Jacques Maritain in his Fides et ratio: We see the same fruitful relationship between philosophy and the word of God in the courageous

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The First Demon in Gerontius – Rationalism

In the Dream of Gerontius (1865) three demons approach the soul of Gerontius. Each demon proclaims an attitude that would gather the souls for hell, but the attitude

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Newman on rationalism as the source of liberalism

Newman on rationalism as the source of liberalism

“I have not sinned against the light” “When I was fifteen, a great change took place in me. I fell under the influences of a definite Creed, and

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Benedict XVI on role of religion in public life

Benedict XVI on role of religion in public life

Pope Benedict XVI admires “Scotland the Brave” Words of wisdom from Benedict XVI on a theme of recent postings (presented without comment, or perhaps with a simple “Amen”)

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Rick Santorum and the Vitality of Faith and Reason

Yesterday former Senator Rick Santorum spent the better part of the afternoon and the evening at the University of St. Thomas as a speaker for the Pope John

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Augustine on Faith and Reason, 2

After making the Augustinian case for faith, John Paul II then explains that Augustine also “emphasizes that faith is never without reason, because it is reason that shows

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Augustine on Faith and Reason

Augustine on Faith and Reason

Auden: “Stagger onward rejoicing” Pope John Paul II, in his letter on Augustine, explained why his conversion took time to unfold; he was laboring under some serious errors

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Feast of St. Anselm – the swift wings of desire

Feast of St. Anselm - the swift wings of desire

Pope John Paul II draws some profound lessons from the work of St Anselm on Faith and Reason. “The role of philosophically trained reason becomes even more conspicuous

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“Thinking with the Church” – from the beginning

"Thinking with the Church" - from the beginning

During the Easter-tide, the fundamental lessons of faith come pouring forth from the gospel each day. There are many to be learned from the story of Thomas’ doubt.

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