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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Reason As A Bridge -- What the Pope Meant

Thomas Madden has a nice piece on the Pope's address. It concludes:
Heads should soon cool. But the underlying problem will still remain. Interfaith dialogues, by their very nature, require some criticism and some understanding of the shared histories of the respective faiths. If these are stifled, if reason is exiled, then we will never understand, let alone bridge, the religious and cultural gulfs in the world today. And that is what the pope’s lecture was all about.
Well said.

Read the whole thing here.

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