Top Pope's Quotes About The Role Of Faith In The Search For Truth
TOP POPE'S QUOTES ABOUT THE ROLE OF FAITH IN THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH
The truth of faith goes beyond argumentation
"The truth made known to us by Revelation is neither the product nor the consummation of an argument devised by human reason. It appears instead as something gratuitous, which itself stirs thought and seeks acceptance as an expression of love. This revealed truth is set within our history as an anticipation of that ultimate and definitive vision of God which is reserved for those who believe in him and seek him with a sincere heart."
Pope John Paul 2nd, Faith and Reason, 1998, 15
Believe that you may understand
"Men and women can accomplish no more important act in their lives than the act of faith; it is here that freedom reaches the certainty of truth and chooses to live in that truth."
Pope John Paul 2nd, Faith and Reason, 1998, 13
Truth summons humans to be open to the transcendent
"The truth of Christian Revelation, found in Jesus of Nazareth, enables all men and women to embrace the “mystery” of their own life. As absolute truth, it summons human beings to be open to the transcendent, whilst respecting both their autonomy as creatures and their freedom. At this point the relationship between freedom and truth is complete, and we understand the full meaning of the Lord's words: “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (Jn 8:32)."
Pope John Paul 2nd, Faith and Reason,1998, 15
Truth can be attained by way of reason
"Human beings attain truth by way of reason because, enlightened by faith, they discover the deeper meaning of all things and most especially of their own existence. "
Pope John Paul 2nd, Faith and Reason, 1998, 20
The Catholic faith discloses to us a truth centred on meeting Christ
"The truth which faith discloses to us is a truth centred on an encounter with Christ, on the contemplation of his life and on the awareness of his presence. "
Pope Francis, In the Light Of Faith, 2013, 25