Medern science compelled a philosophical reason which had become self-critical to break with metaphysical constructions of the totality of nature and history. With this advance in reflection, nature and history became the preserve of empirical sciences and not much more was left for philosophy than the general competencies of knowing, speaking and acting subjects. With this the synthesis of faith and knowledge forged in the tradition extending from Augustine to Thomas fell apart. Although modern philosophy assimilated the Greek heritage critically in the form of an, and if you will, “postmetaphysical” thinking, at the same time it discarded Judeo-Christian sacred knowledge (Heliswissen). While it acknowledges metaphysics as belonging to the prehistory of its own emergence, it treats revelation and religion as something alien and extraneous. In spite of this rejection, however religion remains present in a different way to the metaphysics which has been outgrown. The cleavage between secular knowledge and revealed knowledge cannot be bridged. Yet the perspective from which post-metaphysical thinking approaches religion shifts once secular reason takes seriously the shared origin of philosophy and religion in the revolution in worldviews of Axial Age (around middle of first millennium BC)