Some theologians consider reason to be the natural ally of faith, while others think that reason is a tool of the devil. The reality is that humans are equipped with reason in the human tendency is to employ that reason. Thus, many people in the history of the Church have attempted to describe the relationship between faith and reason. This has been done to undergird such diverse tasks as developing proofs for the existence of God, on the one hand, or finding a way to force a complete separation of faith and reason, on the other hand. This course facilitates an inquiry into various avenues for describing and defining the challenging relationship between faith and reason.
|TIME COMMITMENT||6 HOURS PER WEEK|
|DURATION||8 WEEKS + RESEARCH|
|VIDEO TRANSCRIPT||AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH|
|TOTAL TIME||80 HOURS IN TOTAL INCL. LECTURE AND RESEARCH|
“Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God, but what resulted was the Church.” This quote from the French theologian Alfred Loisy (1857-1940), draws the entire set of problems of the Church, as well as the theology of the church (Ecclesiology) to a sharp point.