Frank discussions, advice, and opinions from a Catholic Director of Religious Education.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Catholic Word of the Week (August 15)

Fideism: Theory that faith is the only or ultimate source of knowledge of God. It denies the capacity of reason to know God or the moral law with certainty. (Fideism is false.)

Excerpt from the Encyclical Letter of Pope John Paul II: Fides et Ratio:  "Faith asks that its object be understood with the help of reason, and at the summit of its searching reason acknowledges that it cannot do without what faith presents."

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