13 Jun

R. R. Reno Discusses the "Re"unification of Truth and Theology

Category: Sound Thinking
By: Amy L. Graeser
Published: 06/13/06

Theologian and professor R. R. Reno, a guest on Volume 67 of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, follows in the footsteps of both the late Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI by encouraging a renewal of philosophically rich theology in a book review published in the April 2006 issue of First Things. "Theology's Continental Captivity," which Reno begins with a review of Thomas Guardino's Foundations of Systematic Theology, asserts that theology will be revived through a rededication to truth, to the reality that there are things to be known in the world and that it is in human nature to discover them. Reno notes that theology since the nineteenth century has shied away from acknowledging this reality and he examines how philosophy has contributed to the skittishness. He highlights the differences between the continental and analytic schools of philosophy, explaining why the latter of the two schools is less perilous than the former to theology's efforts to re-engage reason and truth.

"Theology's Continental Captivity" is available on-line. [Posted June 2006, ALG]