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Influential Jesuit journal: Pope Francis ‘has never intended to tell Islam what it should be’

January 15, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Recalling the February 2019 Document on Human Fraternity, Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, editor of La Civiltà Cattolica, writes that Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar “have beaten down the walls built by cultural warriors who crave a clash of civilizations thanks to an ideological reductionism of religions … From this conviction comes the correct attitude. Francis has never intended to tell Islam what it should be. He is not promoting a kind of ‘enlightened’ reform of Islamic culture. Not at all.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 16, 2020 8:35 AM ET USA

    Straw man? "Francis has never intended to tell Islam what it should be." A veiled reference to Regensburg? If so, then Francis and Spadaro missed the point of the Regensburg address: logiken latreian (Romans 12:1). The service of worship divorced from reason represents an inadequate faith. The God that we worship has attributes underwritten by reason. Examples derivable from the address can include noncontradiction, good, holy, intelligible. Academia that denies theology & philosophy is sterile.