The Dialectics of Secularization: On Reason and Religion [Joseph Ratzinger, Jürgen Habermas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Two of . Habermas warns about external threats to secular society. Once citizens act in My Take on the Habermas/Ratzinger Debate. It is surprising to. The debate – which later became a book, published in various languages Both Habermas and Ratzinger –like Böckenförde before them.

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Footnote I have found the complete texts online only on the Spanish site referenced above. Colombo 90, Roma Site design by Theo Nelki.

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A Decade Later: Lessons from the Habermas and Ratzinger Debate

This is, clearly, only a postulate, or a hope, which would need to be concretely implemented and verified in culture and history. The complete text is in Spanish at http: But the root of the disquiet lies deeper. An Awareness of What is Missing: The Catholic church has always been more open to the varieties of wisdom than orthodox Protestantism. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Cardinal Ruini delivered the address on the morning of Friday, March 2, before about a hundred Catholic intellectuals and scientists involved in fleshing out the most ambitious program of the CEI in the past ten years: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Habermas Writes to Ratzinger, and Ruini Responds. Allies against the “Defeatism” of Modern Reason

If we are not creatures of God, but merely clever monkeys, then how can the accidents of our constitution dictate what we ought to do and be? Significant differences remain, of course.

First developed by classical philosophers, natural law was only later given a Christian inflection. For insider information on the Vatican see http: Leave a Ratzingee Cancel reply Enter your comment here Habermas also recognizes that there is a tendency for some wholesale anti-religion people to deny that our modern cultural achievements owe very much to our religious past. Faith and Reason in a Post-secular Age. Our rahzinger language is of pre-scientific origin and keeps drawing substance from religious traditions.


For a moment I thought that perhaps the Cardinals, who did not lend him much support when he was up there, felt free to ask him to stay a little longer. A] — If metaphysics, according to popular hwbermas, has reached a dead end and if the Law is no longer essentially sacred, laws will at any moment be what is requested by the most relevant political force. The Cardinal does not agree.

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The German philosophers, although rarely conventionally pious, always took religion seriously. Moral Literacy Reading Group However, one can see his markedly post-Enlightenment mentality insofar as these questions hold much more weight for him with regard to addressing the rational situation in which society “derails” itself.

We’ll even send you our e-book— Writing with punch —with some of the finest writing from the Prospect archive, at no extra cost! B] — Consensus might be based on a utopic projection, and the simple image of a future new world might be used to formulate new laws — for instance marxism. By using this site, you agree that we can set and use these cookies.

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The owner of the site is an elderly priest who certainly would not understand that, even if there is no lucre, there might be a copyright issue, and nobody would have told him, whereas in the English speaking world they would most punctually have told each other.

How Not to Be Secular: The God of the Christian faith is, therefore, the God of metaphysics, but is also, at the same time, the God of history, the God who enters into history and into the most intimate relationship with us. One person found this helpful. At least this is what we are being told by the scientists, and what seems to us at present almost incontrovertible.


Although his position does not rest upon theological premises, he acknowledges its debt to the Judeo-Christian view of life as a divine gift, immune to human manipulation.

The reason for this is that the question of God is not only theoretical, but is eminently practical, impacting all areas of life. This book is particularly insightful as to the philosophical underpinnings of secularisation. Instead of offering a scholastic consideration of natural law, Ratzinger merely points toward the necessity of dialogue in which the participant parties will find those unifying points which are ultimately pre-political.

Habermas Writes to Ratzinger, and Ruini Responds. Allies against the “Defeatism” of Modern Reason

Thus while Habermas makes his peace with religion, Ratzinger bestows his blessing on the modern multicultural state. A Theory of the Aspirational Class. I am Magazine subscriber Newsletter subscriber. Religion, Politics and Migration Reading Group Read reviews that mention benedict xvi dialectics of secularization habermas ratzinger faith state society authors perhaps. In practice, I am, in fact, forced to choose between two alternatives, already identified by Pascal: This paper is now available online.

A few days ago, J. Share with friends Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email. Ratzinger offers an eloquent and robust response to Habermas, obviously religiously tainted, but an important perspective that needs to be heard.

And this view of nature has—as Ratzinger himself admits—long since fallen victim to evolutionary theory. Login with your subscriber account:. I think, moreover, that such a reflection may permit us to clarify further the decisive point of the reflection that aims at rising up to God from the intelligibility of the universe.

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