Entry 0253: Pope Benedict XVI on Aquinas (XIX) The Reasonableness of Faith
The contribution of Saint Augustine to the systematization of
knowledge by belief was well known to Saint Thomas Aquinas.
In the General
Audience of 21 November 2012, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the issue of the
reasonableness of faith and he credited Saint Thomas Aquinas for having shown
the benefits derived for reason when the human mind applies itself to the
comprehension to God’s truth. Saint
Thomas showed "how much new fruitful vitality
comes to rational human thought from the ingrafting of the principles and truths
of the Christian faith."