Fides et Ratio: Faith and Reason 20 Years On


“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.” (St John Paul II, Fides et Ratio)

Archbishop Julian explains why St John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio remains important for a culture which emphasises trust in emotion and scepticism towards truth. Archbishop Julian also explains the importance of faith and reason in discovering truth, and the way forward for Christians amid the popularity of “emotivism”.

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Grace & Truth is a weekly podcast with Archbishop Julian Porteous, continuing from the Q&A with Archbishop Julian series.

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