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Fagan succinctly summarizes the Pope’s major documents with an emphasis on issues of interest to the laity. Assuming many elements of Platonic thought, he begins to construct an early form of Christian theology.

In other words, they seek a final explanation, a supreme value, which refers to nothing beyond itself and which puts an end to all questioning. That seems still more evident today, if we think of Christianity’s contribution to the affirmation of the right of everyone to have access to the truth. In fact, many philosophical opinions—concerning God, the human being, human freedom and ethical behaviour— engage the Church directly, because they touch on the revealed truth of which she is the guardian.

Faith The Church received the ultimate truth about human life as encicliac gift of love from God the Father in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

In order to apply these to the particular circumstances of individual and communal life, Christians must be able fully to engage their conscience and the power of their reason. The more influential of these radical positions are well known and high in fidess, especially in the history of the West. Here the pronouncements of Pope Saint Pius X are pertinent, stressing as they did that at the basis of Modernism were philosophical claims which were phenomenist, agnostic and immanentist.

I cannot fail to note, especially in the context of this Encyclical Letter, that one chapter of the Constitution Gaudium et Spes amounts to a virtual compendium of the biblical anthropology from which philosophy too can draw inspiration.

In Latin In English. Besides, philosophers are the first to understand the fudes for self-criticism, the correction of errors and the extension of the too restricted terms in which their thinking has been framed.

Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason)

The synthesis devised by Saint Augustine remained for centuries the most exalted form of philosophical and theological speculation known to the West. This is an essential condition for us to become ourselves and to grow as mature, adult persons. By the same token, reason which is unrelated to an adult faith is not prompted to turn its gaze to the newness and radicality of being. A legitimate plurality of positions has yielded to an undifferentiated pluralism, based upon the assumption that all positions are equally valid, which is one of today’s most widespread symptoms of the lack of confidence in truth.


In reaffirming the truth of faith, we can both restore to our contemporaries a genuine trust in their capacity to know and challenge philosophy to recover and develop its own full dignity.

First, there is the distrust of reason found in much contemporary philosophy, which has largely abandoned metaphysical study of the ultimate human questions in order to concentrate upon problems which are more detailed and restricted, at times even purely formal.

Conversely, the dismantling of this arrangement has created serious gaps in both priestly formation and theological research. From this starting-point, Saint Paul speaks of God as Creator, as the One who transcends all things and gives life to all.

Here the words of the Book of Deuteronomy are pertinent: The coming of Christ was the saving event which redeemed reason from its weakness, setting it free from the shackles in which it had imprisoned itself. There are various reasons for this disenchantment.

The same must be equally true of the search for truth when it comes to the ultimate questions.

Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find encicloca on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. I have myself emphasized several times the importance of this philosophical formation for those who one day, in their pastoral life, ejciclica have to address the aspirations of the contemporary world and understand the causes of certain behaviour in order to respond in appropriate ways.

This knowledge expresses a truth based upon the very fact of God who reveals himself, a truth which is most certain, since God neither deceives nor wishes to deceive. Quotes from Fides et Ratio: The Constitution Dei Verbum puts it eloquently: Faith thus becomes the convinced and convincing advocate of reason.

In some contemporary ratlo, for instance, a certain rationalism is gaining ground, especially when opinions thought to be philosophically well founded are taken as normative for theological research. What does scripture have to say about this? Today, as the Gospel gradually comes into contact with cultural worlds which once lay beyond Christian influence, there are new encicpica of inculturation, which mean that our generation faces problems not unlike those faced by the Church in the first centuries.

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From universal wisdom and learning, it has been gradually reduced to one of the many fields of human knowing; indeed in some ways it has been consigned to a wholly marginal role. It discusses why faith and reason or science are not contrary, but can be complementary. As a search for truth within the natural order, the enterprise of philosophy is always open—at least implicitly—to the supernatural.


Dec 25, Walter rated it it was amazing Shelves: The unity of truth is a fundamental premise of human reasoning, as the principle of non-contradiction makes clear. Contemplating Jesus as revealer, the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council stressed the salvific character of God’s Revelation in history, describing it in these terms: Sull’enciclica “Fides et ratio”.

Faith asks that its object be understood with the help of reason; and at the summit of its searching reason acknowledges that enckclica cannot do without what faith presents. For the sacred author, the task of searching for the truth was not without the strain which comes once the limits of reason are reached.

Nov 25, Sergio Arrangoiz added it Shelves: I trust most sincerely that these difficulties will be overcome by an intelligent philosophical and theological formation, which must never be lacking in the Church. Step by step, then, we are assembling the terms of the question. The degree to which each knows philosophy determines their comprehension of faith. Through the centuries, philosophers have sought to discover and articulate such a truth, giving rise to various systems and schools of thought.

To reject this heritage would be to deny the providential plan of God who guides his Church down the paths of time and history.

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But this does not mean that the link between faith and reason as it now stands does not need to be carefully examined, because each without the other is impoverished and enfeebled. One prime implication of this touched the theme of truth. For this reason, Jesus perfected Revelation by fulfilling it through his whole work of making himself present and manifesting himself: This is what has driven so many enquiries, especially in the scientific field, which in recent centuries have produced important results, leading to genuine progress for all humanity.