The Christian Enlargement of Reason

Author: David Walsh, Professor of Philosophy Politics, Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.)
Date of publication: Pamplona, 20 November 2012

summaryThe disorientation of contemporary culture has, among other manifestations, a deficient understanding of notions such as "reason". Professor Walsh discusses the broadening of the concept of reason brought about by Christianity, and the tension experienced since then in the relationship between Revelation and Reason. Human beings are only capable of coming to terms with their own contingency and penetrating their most pressing mysteries, such as the existence of evil and suffering, through their connection with the Self revealed in Christ.