See this online text:
- “Faith and Reason: What Relationship?”, by Professor Vittorio Possenti, Zeszyty Naukowe KUL, Vol. 59, No. 1 (2016): pp. 3-16. Available in pdf format through this abstract page in the Zeszyty Naukowe KUL archive at the Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II / John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
See also the texts and ebooks listed on the index page Philosophy, as well as the following related texts:
- Dialogue of Cultures: Platonic Tradition and Contemporary Thomism / Kultūrų dialogas: platoniškoji tradicija ir šiuolaikinis tomizmas: Selection of Scientific Articles, compiled by Professor Dr. Dalia marija Stančienė (Klaipedia, 2015) (©Klaipeda University, 2015, ©D.M. Stančienė, 2015). Available in pdf format on this page at Klaipeda University.
- Encyclical “Aeterni Patris” On the Restoration of Christian Philosophy, by Pope Leo XIII (promulgated on 4 August 1879). Available at EWTN Library and The Summa.info.
- Encyclical Letter “Fides et Ratio” on the Relationship between Faith and Reason, by Pope St. John Paul II (14 September 1998). May be read online (on this page) at the Holy See, and on this page of the University of Notre Dame; and available in PDF format (on this page) at Catholic Pages.
- “Faith, Reason and the University: Memories and Reflections” (also known as the Regensburg 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 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).
- 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.
- “Husserl, Thomas and Thomists: Edith Stein’s Approach to ‘Faith and Reason’ in An Attempt to Contrast Husserl’s Phenomenology and the Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (1929) and Finite and Eternal Being (1935)”, by Richard Bernier. Available at Academia.edu.
- “The Primacy of Faith and the Priority of Reason: A Justification for Public Recognition of Revealed Truth”, by Fr. David Pignato, S.T.D., The Saint Anselm Journal, Vol 12, No. 2 (Spring 2017): pp. 52-65. Available in pdf format through the Saint Anselm Journal archives at Saint Anselm College.
- “Socrates or Muhammad? Joseph Ratzinger on theDestiny of Reason”, by Lee Harris, The Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 74, No. 1, Article 9 (February 2007): pp. 76-86. Available in pdf format on this page of The Linacre Quarterly.
On the Feast of Saint Dionysios the Areopagite in the Maronite Church. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.
“Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Ye men of Athens… What… you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you. God, who made the world and all things therein, he being Lord of heaven and earth… who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; .. hath made of one, all mankind… That they should seek God, if haply they may feel after him or find him: although he be not far from every one of us. For in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts xvii, 22-28, 34)
“[T]here is a twofold order of knowledge… [I]n addition to things to which natural reason can attain, mysteries hidden in God are proposed to us for belief which, had they not been divinely revealed, could not become known… [A]lthough faith is above reason, nevertheless, between faith and reason no true dissension can ever exist, since the same God, who reveals mysteries and infuses faith, has bestowed on the human soul the light of reason; moreover, God cannot deny Himself, nor ever contradict truth with truth…” (First Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution “Dei Filius”)
“[W]e can see the profound harmony between what is Greek in the best sense of the word and the biblical understanding of faith in God. Modifying the first verse of the Book of Genesis… 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…. A profound encounter of faith and reason is taking place…” (Pope Benedict XVI, 2006 Regensburg Address)