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Restoring Faith in Reason

Restoring Faith in Reason

A New Translation of the Encyclical Letter FAITH AND REASON of Pope John Paul II together with a Commentary and Discussion

Edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and Susan Frank Parsons

Containing the complete Latin text alongside a new English translation of Fides et ratio, this book is the first in a series of studies which address, from a variety of different perspectives, the questions raised by this encyclical. This work is inspired by the assurance of John Paul II that “by insisting on the truth of faith, we can both restore to contemporary men and women a true confidence in their capacity for reflecting and can also inspire philosophers to regain and develop the proper dignity of their discipline.” Contributors to this volume provide commentary and analysis which substantially advance debate about Fides et ratio.

Contributors: Wayne J. Hankey, Laurence Paul Hemming, Eilert Herms, Nicholas Lash, James McEvoy, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Susan Frank Parsons, Angelo Scola, Robert Sokolowski, and Janet Martin Soskice.

ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES

Faith and Reason: Philsophical Enquiries
Edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and Susan Frank Parsons

This series, co-published with SCM Press, is informed by a desire for the mutual engagement of the disciplines of theology and philosophy on issues of faith and reason. Volumes in this series constitute an ecumenical renewal of the work of philosophical theology, both as an illumination of the foundations of faith, and as an apologetic for faith that may be heard by those in search of truth.

ISBN: 978-0-268-03067-4
320 pages
Publication Year: 2003

Laurence Paul Hemming is dean of research students at Heythrop College, University of London, and a deacon of the Archdiocese of Westminster. He is the author of _Heidegger’s Atheism, _published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Susan Frank Parsons is director of pastoral studies at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, University of Cambridge, and teaches in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

“In a culture increasingly threatened by irrationality in philosophy, as well as by religious fundamentalisms, it has taken this trenchant pastoral intervention by the bishop of Rome, paradoxical as this may seem to many, to open debate in the academic community about the central issues; his analysis and recommendation are examined, critically and sympathetically, and the debate substantially advanced, by the distinguished contributors to this voluem.” —Fergus Kerr, Regent, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

“This is a timely, pertinent, and valuable book which addresses the main issues raised by Fides et ratio. Built upon the firm foundation of a new exacting translation of the Encyclical Letter, the editors have also commissioned essays of commentary and analysis which exude not only philosophical intelligence and theological acumen but a spirit of critical fidelity. Restoring Faith in Reason is a most welcome addition to contemporary Roman Catholic thought which will provoke much needed debate and reflection.” —Martin W. E. Stone, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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Restoring Faith in Reason

A New Translation of the Encyclical Letter FAITH AND REASON of Pope John Paul II together with a Commentary and Discussion


Edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and Susan Frank Parsons

 Restoring Faith in Reason: A New Translation of the Encyclical Letter FAITH AND REASON of Pope John Paul II together with a Commentary and Discussion
Paper Edition

Containing the complete Latin text alongside a new English translation of Fides et ratio, this book is the first in a series of studies which address, from a variety of different perspectives, the questions raised by this encyclical. This work is inspired by the assurance of John Paul II that “by insisting on the truth of faith, we can both restore to contemporary men and women a true confidence in their capacity for reflecting and can also inspire philosophers to regain and develop the proper dignity of their discipline.” Contributors to this volume provide commentary and analysis which substantially advance debate about Fides et ratio.

Contributors: Wayne J. Hankey, Laurence Paul Hemming, Eilert Herms, Nicholas Lash, James McEvoy, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Susan Frank Parsons, Angelo Scola, Robert Sokolowski, and Janet Martin Soskice.

ANNOUNCING A NEW SERIES

Faith and Reason: Philsophical Enquiries
Edited by Laurence Paul Hemming and Susan Frank Parsons

This series, co-published with SCM Press, is informed by a desire for the mutual engagement of the disciplines of theology and philosophy on issues of faith and reason. Volumes in this series constitute an ecumenical renewal of the work of philosophical theology, both as an illumination of the foundations of faith, and as an apologetic for faith that may be heard by those in search of truth.

ISBN: 978-0-268-03067-4

320 pages

“In a culture increasingly threatened by irrationality in philosophy, as well as by religious fundamentalisms, it has taken this trenchant pastoral intervention by the bishop of Rome, paradoxical as this may seem to many, to open debate in the academic community about the central issues; his analysis and recommendation are examined, critically and sympathetically, and the debate substantially advanced, by the distinguished contributors to this voluem.” —Fergus Kerr, Regent, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

“This is a timely, pertinent, and valuable book which addresses the main issues raised by Fides et ratio. Built upon the firm foundation of a new exacting translation of the Encyclical Letter, the editors have also commissioned essays of commentary and analysis which exude not only philosophical intelligence and theological acumen but a spirit of critical fidelity. Restoring Faith in Reason is a most welcome addition to contemporary Roman Catholic thought which will provoke much needed debate and reflection.” —Martin W. E. Stone, Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Faith in Reason: Philosophical Enquiries