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Pierre Manent: “Christian faith, for its part, accepts being called to appear before the tribunal of reason”

23 May 2012

“Christian faith, for its part, accepts being called to appear before the tribunal of reason. It is distinctive of the Christian God to leave man to his own counsel, and to put the fulfilment of the plan of salvation as it were at the mercy of human freedom. This is why Christianity is not a law, but a faith. This is why the Bible is not a teaching dictated by heaven like the Koran. It is a chronicle, full of detours, of an often-broken and ever-renewed covenant between divine goodness and human freedom.”

- Pierre Manent, in Reason and Faith:A Lenten Reflection 

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  1. Dave permalink
    24 May 2012 1:53 am

    I’ve not run across anything by Pierre before finding him on your page!

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