Title: ENCÍCLICA FIDES ET RATIO. Publisher: Palabra, España. Publication Date : Binding: Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Book Condition: Muy bien. FIDES ET RATIO CARTA ENCÍCLICA PABLO IILA FE Y LA RAZON del Papa Juan Pablo II. Avant d’analyser Fides et ratio, l’A. reprend les réflexions récentes sur la théologie La encíclica” Fides el ratio” de Juan Pablo II y el pensador cristiano.

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Although he made much of the supernatural character of faith, the Angelic Doctor did not overlook the importance of its reasonableness; indeed he was able to plumb the depths and explain the meaning of this reasonableness. In brief, there are signs of a widespread distrust of universal and absolute statements, especially among those who think that truth is born of consensus and not of a consonance between intellect and objective reality. On the contrary, the Magisterium’s interventions are intended above all to prompt, promote and encourage philosophical enquiry.

To see Jesus is to see his Father Jn I wish to repeat clearly that the study of philosophy is fundamental and indispensable to the structure of theological studies and to the formation of candidates for the priesthood. The results of reasoning may in fact be true, but these results acquire their true meaning only if they are set within the larger horizon of faith: Although they insisted upon the organic link between theology and philosophy, Saint Albert the Great and Saint Thomas were the first to recognize the autonomy which philosophy and the sciences needed if they were to perform well in their respective fields of research.

Another of the many consequences of this separation was an ever deeper mistrust with regard to reason itself.


This rapid survey of the history of philosophy, then, reveals a growing separation between faith and philosophical reason. Views Read Edit View history. The Church has no philosophy of her own nor does she canonize any one particular philosophy in preference to others Indeed, it is faith that allows fidee to give consummate expression to their own freedom.


One of the major concerns of classical philosophy was to purify human notions of God of mythological elements. More radically, Thomas recognized that nature, philosophy’s proper concern, could contribute to the understanding of divine Revelation. Their initial disinterest is to be explained on other grounds.

La Encíclica Fides et ratio y la Teología Fundamental: hacia una propuesta

He himself reveals his motive: Therefore, following upon similar initiatives by my Predecessors, I wish to reflect upon this special activity of human reason. This is why to this day the witness of the martyrs continues to arouse such interest, to draw agreement, to enxiclica such a hearing and to invite emulation.

As the source of love, God desires to make himself known; and the knowledge which the human being has of God perfects all that the human mind can know of the meaning of life. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god’.

The Liturgy of Good Friday recalls this powerfully when, in praying for those who do not believe, we say: Believers then share in this mystery by their assent of faith. Here the words of the Book of Deuteronomy are pertinent: Retrieved from ” https: In my first Encyclical Letter I stressed the danger of absolutizing such an approach when I wrote: Yet the Thomistic and neo-Thomistic revival was not the only sign of a resurgence of philosophical thought in culture of Christian inspiration.

Instead, reason is stirred to explore paths which of itself it would not even have suspected it could take. If it has been necessary from time to time to intervene on this question, to reiterate the value of the Angelic Doctor’s insights and insist on the study of his thought, this has been because the Magisterium’s directives have not always been followed with the readiness one would wish.


Indeed, this kind of thinking gides required for a fruitful exchange between cultures. Who in the end could forge anew the paths of experience and thought which have yielded the treasures of human wisdom and religion?

The Bishop of Hippo succeeded in producing the first great synthesis of philosophy and theology, embracing currents of thought ratil Greek and Latin. The preaching of Christ crucified and risen is the reef upon which the link between faith and philosophy can break up, but it is also the reef beyond which the two can set forth upon the boundless ocean of truth.


This development sought to acquire a critical awareness of what they believed in, and the concept panlo divinity was the prime beneficiary of this.

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On the basis of mistaken and very widespread assertions, the rationalist critique of the time attacked faith and denied the possibility of any knowledge which was not the fruit of reason’s natural capacities. Each of us has both the desire and the duty to know the truth of our own destiny.

From this comes the Magisterium’s duty to discern and promote philosophical thinking which is not at odds with faith. At the deepest level, the autonomy which philosophy enjoys is rooted in the fact that reason is by its nature oriented fidrs truth and is equipped moreover with the means necessary to arrive at truth. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In jhan case, the theologian is summoned not only to explain the concepts and terms used by ratiio Church in her thinking and the development of her teaching, but also to know in depth the philosophical systems which may have influenced those concepts and terms, in order to formulate enciclicq and consistent interpretations of them.

In social studies, for example, an essay about geographical landforms and their effect on the culture of a region might necessitate additional criteria about the use of specific terminology.