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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Some notions of right and wrong used to be considered obvious and basic, but are no longer considered so basic at all.

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

Here, the debate over gene technology has been dominated by practical questions of health and economics. However, in the case of Habermas and Ratzinger’s dialogue, one could say that the subject of their talk on secularization’s dialectic with religion is really the form of their interaction.

Therefore the Cardinal asks would it be better to abolish religion and put it all under the guidance of reason? Is a public culture of reason and ordered liberty possible in our post-metaphysical age?

A Decade Later: Lessons from the Habermas and Ratzinger Debate

This short work is their take on the interctions of democratic culture, political liberalism, religion and God. Religion and Public Life Reading Group Political Emotions Reading Group Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He reasons that a difference has to be made. Modern philosophy has been able to assimilate critically the heritage of Greek thought, but it has drastically rejected the Judeo-Christian knowledge of salvation, or revelation and religion.

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A Decade Later: Lessons from the Habermas and Ratzinger Debate — Von Hügel Institute

Next Habermas says there is a basic imbalance or dissimmetry in the way things are expected to work: Faith and Reason in a Post-secular Age Paperback. Moral Literacy Reading Group A Theory of the Aspirational Class Hardcover.

International students Continuing education Executive and professional education Courses in education. Comments No comments yet. This first is that of applying to Christian faith and theology the habsrmas derived from geocentric and cosmocentric thought.

As is known, it was precisely to reconnecting faith and reason that Benedict XVI dedicated the lecture held at the University of Regensburg on September 12, 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?


The new parliamentary buildings in Berlin, chastely functional yet with a certain subdued splendour, are a fitting monument to this renovated German spirit. The spectre of religious terrorism offers a partial explanation.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. These two separate essays are the summation of a discussion between these two men. Principled objections are to be appeased or pacified; it never occurs to us that they might contain a point of general philosophical value.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It appeals to human nature; it comprises that body of principles binding on all humans in virtue of their membership of the species. Now, argues Ratzinger, it should be restored to its original cosmopolitan breadth.

The democratic process generates its own grounds of allegiance; it does not feed off a pre-political ethnic or religious solidarity. This view has been giving rise to tensions all over the world. The famous atheist philosopher invokes a new alliance between faith and reason, but in a form different from the one Benedict XVI proposed in Regensburg. And seen from a distance, it seems that Habermas and Ratzinger say more or less the same, though one is known as an atheist and the other one has since become Pope.