Friday, January 11, 2008

Quoting Theology: Caputo

"What matters is that if the account I have given is right, then the old boundaries and high walls that modernity tried to build around reason, science, and philosophy have come down. If that is so, then the language of faith has reacquired respectability, and if faith has been restored to its rightful place among the virtues, that gives theology, which turns on faith, a new opening. But by faith I do not mean faith as opposed to reason...By faith I mean faith as opposed to cynicism, to a cynical disbelief, a cynical refusal to believe that there is anything out there to command our respect, anything before whose majesty and beauty we are brought up short, any surpassing quality in things that leaves us wide-eyed and breathless."

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