Problem

Fear of God

Other Names:
Fear of God
Nature:
Fear of God is the root of superstition.
Counter Claim:
1. Fear of God is the first step to wisdom.

2. In brief, human beings attain truth by way of reason because, enlightened by faith, they discover the deeper meaning of all things and most especially of their own existence. Rightly, therefore, the sacred author identifies the fear of God as the beginning of true knowledge: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge" (Prov 1:7; cf. Sir 1:14). (Papal Encyclical, Fides et Ratio, 14 September 1998).

Broader Problems:
Fear
Strategies:
Fearing God
Loving God
Values:
Fear
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
24.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST