The Way Print
By Joseph Ratzinger   
Tuesday, 04 September 2012

Christianity is not a system of knowledge, but a way. The believers’ “We” is not a secondary addition for small minds; in a certain sense it is the matter itself - the community with one’s fellowmen is a reality that lies on a different plane from that of the mere “idea.” If Platonism provides an idea of the truth, Christian belief offers truth as a way, and only by becoming a way has it become man’s truth. Truth as mere perception, as mere idea, remains bereft of force; it only becomes man’s truth as a way that makes a claim upon him, that he can and must tread.

 

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