Truth in Charity

The online home of theologian Matthew J. Ramage, Ph.D.

About me

I am Professor of Theology at Benedictine College where I am blessed to teach courses ranging across a wide array of topics.  I also teach Sacred Scripture for the graduate program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and lecture at various other institutions where I am invited teach. My research and writing concentrates especially on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, the wedding of ancient and modern methods of biblical interpretation, the dialogue between faith and science, and stewardship of creation. Toward this end, I also serve as co-director of Benedictine College’s Center for Integral Ecology.

What's with the name?

I chose the name of the website, Truth in Charity, to reflect the Catholic Church’s understanding of the reciprocal relationship between truth and charity. As Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, an honest search for the truth is done with charity, and charity in its own turn is only authentic if practiced in the light of truth. What you’ll find here are my various modest attempt to implement Benedict’s call for the “courage to engage the whole breadth of reason” within the heart of the Church and in dialogue with the modern world.

Essentially, the site is a means for me to tie together the various evangelical works in which I am engaged and make the content available to the public. In its periodic posts, I treat a wide range of subjects on the site, focusing in particular on issues concerning the Bible, the relationship of faith & science, and belief in our (post)modern world.