Friday, 26 September 2008

Lonergan, Caputo, Benedict XVI on faith and reason

Lonergan, Caputo, Benedict XVI: three takes on faith and reason, and there is surprising resonance...

Benedict XVI broadens the picture in several ways. He points out that the Septuagint was a great rapprochement between the best of Greek enlightenment and the faith of the Hebrews. He brings in Liberal Theology and Modernism.

Like Lonergan and Caputo, he mentions Scotus and his voluntarism for the sundering of the Augustinian-Thomist synthesis. He links it to Islam and to the Protestant Reformation. He traces the consequences in contemporary scientism.

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