The pope on faith and reason

Interesting thoughts on the relationship of faith and reason, as well as the rationality of God, by none other than Benedict XVI. In his speech at Regensburg University on September 12, 2006, the pope lectured on the God, reason, and jihad in the 7th dialog of Byzantine emperor Manuel II. Paleologos (dated 1391).
With the emperor and against medieval nominalism (Duns Scotus, et. al.) as well as modernist attempts at dehellenization, Benedict maintained that God is bound to reason ("Vernunft") and always acts "????????" (i.e. in accordance with the logos, which is both "word" and "reason").
The full text of the pope’s speech (in German) is here.
On a side note: Of course, immediately after, Benedict was criticized by Muslim’s around the world for quoting passages of the dialog that are supposedly condemning Islam and it’s concept of jihad. If only they had listened to what he said in its context.

Über Christoph

Christoph Fischer (* 1978) ist Pfarrer der Evangelischen Landeskirche in Württemberg auf der Pfarrstelle „Erlöserkirche“ in Albstadt-Tailfingen.

Christoph ist verheiratet mit Rebecca. Gemeinsam haben sie drei Töchter.