TRUTH, FAITH, AND REASON

POPE BENEDICT XVI’S SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG

Authors

  • Gerald Marsh American Physical Society

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v16i1.97

Keywords:

religion, atheism, faith, metaphysics

Abstract

Pope Benedict XVI interleaved two themes in his lecture at the University of Regensburg on September 12, 2006.1 These will be discussed here in two separate parts: Truth, Faith, and Reason and The Dialogue of Cultures. The first addresses the Pope’s proposal to expand scientific reasoning to include the “rationality of faith”; and the second with the threat of radical Islam, and whether a “dialogue of cultures” is possible if the West persists in its belief in what the Pope calls a “reason which is deaf to the divine.”

Author Biography

Gerald Marsh, American Physical Society

Gerald E. Marsh, is a physicist, retired from Argonne National Laboratory, who has worked and published widely in the areas of science, nuclear power, and foreign affairs. He was a consultant to the Department of Defense on strategic nuclear technology and policy in the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations, and served with the U.S. START delegation in Geneva. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Published

2013-10-09

How to Cite

Marsh, G. (2013). TRUTH, FAITH, AND REASON: POPE BENEDICT XVI’S SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGENSBURG. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 16(1), 97–106. https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v16i1.97

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