The Quiet Halls of Academe and the Papacy Don't Mix

Published: Wednesday, 09/20/2006 12:00 am EDT

Speaking before an audience of 1,500 professors and academics, the former professor–now Pope Benedict XVI–launched into a weighty philosophical and theological argument, which he intended to be "a critique of [Western] modern reason painted with broad strokes." The pope said, "The West was so beholden to reason that Islam could not understand it," reported The New York Times.

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