The Light of Everyman

Benedict XVI's Regensburg Lecture, St. John's Proemium & Intercultural Understanding
by Graeme Hunter

The hardest things to talk about are simple ones. My topic is the simplest thing of all: reality. I want to explain how it is that reality is intelligible to us, how it is equally intelligible to all people, and how, therefore, the intelligibility of reality makes intercultural understanding possible.

It will be difficult to convey these ideas to you because they are so simple, and because of the temptation—which you must resist—to impute to what I am saying some kind of complexity.