The Journal of the Word on Fire Institute
Download a free sample of Bishop Barron’s article from the recent issue of EVANGELIZATION & CULTURE below:
In this article, Jonathan Pageau discusses his efforts at dialogue with academics and media celebrities who shape public opinion.
Jonathan Pageau is a professional Orthodox icon carver living near Montreal. He also explores Christian symbolism
through writing, public speaking, and YouTube videos.
The article is an excellent one for parents or grandparents of college bound or graduate level young catholics, giving them pause to judge carefully the ideas put forth in today’s universities and colleges.
William Wordsworth wrote a warning about this viewpoint in his poem “The Tables Turned” in which he warns “
Our meddling intellect
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:—
We murder to dissect.
One of the murder victims of modern intellectual life is certainly faith. Barron calls this “scientism” playing on the argument between belief and scientific proof, and makes the point that truth is not necessary served by science, but rather a belief in science per se has replaced religion’s role in serving truth.
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