Title: Faith and Reason: Historical analysis and perspectives for the presentAuthor: Antonio SabettaPhilip Larrey and Silvia Cattaneo, trans.Imprint: The Davies Group, Publisherssoft cover 232 pp.USD 24.00 ISBN 978-1934542101 May, 2012This study begins with a detailed historical reconstruction of the relationship between faith and reason from the particular point of view of the Catholic Magisterium. It then considers how Catholic thought has dealt with this question. In reconsidering the relationship between faith and reason, it suggests a key understanding based on the concept of truth as “meaning”; in this way reason is conceived as a “sought meaning” and faith as a “given meaning.” This idea, united with the necessary presupposition of Truth as a horizon of both Reason and Faith, suggests new ways for a fruitful dialogue between faith and reason in the postmodern age — an age in which a reductive concept of reason and an inadequate idea of faith seem to prevail.ContentsIntroductionFaith and reason in the Church Magisterium from Pius IX to Fides et ratio Chapter One: Pius IX (1846–1878) between the Qui pluribus and the SyllabusChapter Two: Faith and reason in the First Vatican Council2.1 From the Syllabus to the First Vatican Council2.2 The constitution Dei FiliusChapter Three: Leo XIII and the Aeterni PatrisChapter Four: Faith and reason in the light of Fides et ratio4.1 Fides et ratio after Dei Filius and Aeterni Patris: faith and reason 4.2 Truth, foundation and metaphysics4.3 The historical reconstruction of Chapter 44.3.1 The patristic and medieval period4.3.2 Faith and reason in the modern ageChapter Five: For a comprehensive review5.1. Difference and reciprocity of faith and reason5.1.1 Stressing difference: S. Kierkegaard5.1.2 Stressing reciprocity and circularity5.2 The crisis of reason and of the relationship reason-truth5.3 Post-modernity as the name of contemporary times. A brief analysis5.4 Going beyond the reductionism of post-modern reason5.5 Faith and reason: a necessary encounter, if both are “loyal” to themselvesNotesBibliographyAuthorAntonio Sabetta, PhD in Theology and Philosophy, is professor of Fundamental Theology at the Lateran University. His studies are about modern philosophical thought at the boundaries between faith and reason, theology and philosophy. He is the author of, among other books, Theology of Modernity(2001), The existence of God between not evident and probability (2010) Vico. Metaphysic and History (2011).