Reflections on the Holy Father's Encyclical Fides et ratio

Author: Various


The following reflections of the Holy Fathers Encyclical on Faith and Reason were published in L'Osservatore Romano:

1 - Crisis of meaning proves the Encyclical's timeliness
Fr. Georges Cottier, O.P.

2 - Philosophy is one of the noblest of human tasks
Enrico Berti

3 - Reason finds in Revelation the possibility of being truly itself
Bishop Rino Fisichella

4 - Israel's Wisdom
Fr Maurice Gilbert, S.J.

5 - The discourse at the Areopagus and the universality of truth
Fr Albert Vanhoye, S.J.

6 - Rational justification of the act of faith
Bishop Andre-Mutien Leonard

7 - From many human truths to one divine truth
Bishop Peter Henrid, SJ

8 - The encounter of faith and reason in the Fathers of the Church
Fr Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B.

9 - The richness of scholasticism
Fr Paul Gilbert, S.J.

10 - The drama of the separation of faith and reason
Fr Giovanni B. Saia, S.J.

11 - Magisterium's interventions in Philosophical matters
Bishop Walter Kasper

12 - Dogmatic theology needs philosophy
Fr. John M. McDermott, S.J.

13 - The place of philosophy in moral theology
Fr Servais Pinckaers, OP

14 - The relationship between philosophy and cultures
David Braine

15 - The human person as seeker of truth
Francesco Viola

16 - For a metaphysics open to faith
Mons. Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo

17 - The Encyclical in Relation to Modern and Contemporary Thought
Vittorio Possenti

Remarks on chapter five of Fides et Ratio: Magisterial authority as discernment
Fr. Gianfranco Girotti, O.F.M. Conv., Undersecretary, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith