Thursday, September 14, 2006

Faith, Reason and the University

This new address of Pope Benedict XVI comes to shed further light in the discussion of science and faith.

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a moving experience for me to stand and give a lecture at this

university podium once again. I think back to those years when, after a

pleasant period at the Freisinger Hochschule, I began teaching at the

University of Bonn. This was in 1959, in the days of the old university made

up of ordinary professors. The various chairs had neither assistants nor

secretaries, but in recompense there was much direct contact with students

and in particular among the professors themselves. We would meet before and

after lessons in the rooms of the teaching staff. There was a lively

exchange with historians, philosophers, philologists and, naturally, between

the two theological faculties.

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