Thursday, January 10, 2008

Can Faith Broaden Reason

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One of the great themes of discussion of the last few years has been the relationship between faith and reason, science and religion. There has been a strong trend in our culture to identify reason with the methods of the natural sciences, and to dismiss all other forms of knowledge as necessarily subjective and irrational. This tendency to diminish the scope and depth of human reason has been one of the great concerns of Pope Benedict XVI, who has repeatedly called for a “ broadening of reason,”pointing out that even science builds on philosophical foundations that it does not give itself.

In order to address this important issue, the Crossroads Cultural Center will hold a panel discussion on January 20, 2008 at 4:00pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. The topic of the discussion will be precisely how faith broadens reason in its capacity to know reality. The participants in the discussion entitled Can Faith Broaden Reason? will be Fr. Julian Carron, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, Dr. Robert Pollack, Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Dr. Joseph Weiler, Professor of Law at New York University, and with Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete as the moderator.

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