See this online ebook:
- Faith and Reason according to Benedict XVI: Six Key Texts: Subiaco, Regensburg, Paris, London, Berlin (Opus Dei Information Office, 2017). Available in ePub format and Mobi format, and may be downloaded at iTunes iBooks and Google Play Books, through Opus Dei. Also available at Google Books.
This ebook collects the following addresses:
- “Europe in the Crisis of Cultures” (also titled “Cardinal Ratzinger on Europe’s Crisis of Culture” and, in the Opus Dei collection, “On the Crisis in Cultures”), lecture delivered by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in Subiaco, Italy on April 1, 2005.
- The text of the lecture may be read online (on this page) at the Catholic Education Resource Center, and available in pdf format at The Way.
- It may also be read online in 4 parts at Zenit News Service, linked by The Ratzinger Archives: Part I: “Excludes God From the Public Conscience”, Part II: “A Confused Ideology of Freedom Leads to Dogmatism”, Part III: “Meaning and Limits of the Present Rationalist Culture”, and Part IV: Christianity: “The Religion According to Reason”.
- “Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections” (also known as the Regensbur Lecture or the Regensburg Address), lecture delivered by Pope Benedict XVI at his meeting with the representatives of science at the University of Regensburg on 12 September 2006 (part of his Apostolic Journey to München, Altötting and Regensburg on 9-14 September 2006) (© 2006, Libreria Editrice Vaticana).
- The text of the lecture may be read online at the Holy See and available in pdf format at The Catholic Church of England and Wales and at The Catholic Church of England and Wales (catholicnews.org.uk).
- A collection of commentaries on and responses to the address may be read through this page of Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI.
- “On the Rationality of Faith”, homily delivered by Pope Benedict XVI at Islinger Feld, Regensburg, 12 September 2006 (during his Apostolic Journey to München, Altötting and Regensburg on 9-14 September 2006) (© 2006, Libreria Editrice Vaticana). May be read online at the Congregation for the Clergy and at the Holy See.
- Address of Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his Meeting with Representatives from the World of Culture, Friday, at the Collège des Bernardins, Paris, 12 September 2008 (during his Apostolic Journey to France on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes on September 12-15, 2008) (© 2008, Libreria Editrice Vaticana).
- Address of Benedict XVI at Westminster Hall on 17 September 2010 on the occasion of his Meeting with the Representatives of British Society, including the Diplomatic Corps, Politicians, Academics and Business Leaders (during his Apostolic Journey to the United Kingdom, September 16-19, 2010) (© 2010, Libreria Editrice Vaticana).
- The text of the address may be read online (here) through this page of the EWTN Library; on this page of Totus Tuus; on this page of The Papal Visit; at the Holy See; and at the Congregation for the Clergy.
- The audio of the address is available in mp3 format (here) through this page of The Papal Visit; at the Holy See; and at the Congregation for the Clergy.
- The video of the address may be viewed on this page of the Ascendit Deus Youtube channel.
- “The Listening Heart: Reflections on the Foundations of Law”, address of Benedict XVI at the Reichstag Building, Berlin on the occasion of his visit to the Bundestag on 22 September 2011 (during his Apostolic Journey to Germany, on 22-25 September 2011) (© 2011, Libreria Editrice Vaticana).
- The text of the lecture may be read online at the Holy See. Synopses of the address are available in pdf format on this page of The Athenaeum of Ohio, and at Catholic News (Archdiocese of Singapore).
- The video of the lecture (with the English translation in voiceover) may be viewed at Youtube, with a second copy (without English voiceover) on this page.
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“[N]ot to act in accordance with reason is contrary to God’s nature…
“John began the prologue of his Gospel with the words: “In the beginning was the λόγος”… Logos means both reason and word—a reason which is creative and capable of self-communication, precisely as reason. John thus spoke the final word on the biblical concept of God… From the very heart of Christian faith and, at the same time, the heart of Greek thought now joined to faith, Manuel II was able to say: Not to act ‘with logos’ is contrary to God’s nature.
“[T]he faith of the Church has always insisted that between God and us, between his eternal Creator Spirit and our created reason there exists a real analogy… [T]he truly divine God is the God who has revealed himself as logos and, as logos, has acted and continues to act lovingly on our behalf… Consequently, Christian worship is, again to quote Paul—”λογικη λατρεία”, worship in harmony with the eternal Word and with our reason”. (Pope Benedict XVI, 2006 Regensburg Address)