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  • “Knowledge and Normality: Bl. John Henry Newman’s Grammar of Assent and Contemporary Skepticism”, by Anselm Ramelow, O.P., Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 11, No. 4 (2013): pp. 1081–114. Available at, uploaded by Anselm Ramelow.

On the Feast of Abraham the Patriarch, Saint Dionysius the Areopagite and Blessed John Henry Newman. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“We believe that at the beginning of everything is the eternal Word, with Reason and not Unreason… We rejoice that we can know God! And we try to help others see the reasonableness of faith, as Saint Peter in his First Letter explicitly urged the Christians of his time to do, and with them, ourselves as well (cf. 3:15)!

“We believe in God… But… in what God? Certainly we believe in the God who is Creator Spirit, creative Reason, the source of everything that exists, including ourselves… This creative Reason is Goodness, it is Love… God has taken on a human face. He has loved us even to the point of letting himself be nailed to the Cross for our sake, in order to bring the sufferings of mankind to the very heart of God…

“[I]t is important to state clearly the God in whom we believe, and to proclaim confidently that this God has a human face… Only this God saves us from being afraid of the world and from anxiety before the emptiness of life. Only by looking to Jesus Christ does our joy in God come to fulfilment and become redeemed joy.”

(Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Islinger Feld, Regensburg)