Saturday, September 30, 2006

Romano Guardini

This from the great German theologian, Romano Guardini:

What the New Testament calls “faith” does not take on a religious attitude that might apply to various contents – something like an abstract category, like knowledge capable of apprehending a multitude of disparate objects while still remaining “knowledge.” Faith, in the Christian sense, has a unique and exclusive character. It is not an all-embracing notion which might be adapted to numerous modalities: Christian faith, Moslem faith, paganism of the ancient Greeks or Buddhism … The word designates a unique thing: the response given by man to God, who has come to him in Christ.

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