We asked several friends of Thinking Faith to nominate a work of fiction and tell you why ‘You really must read’ their chosen book. Simon Potter recommends J.B. Priestley’s ‘Angel Pavement’.
Jesuit philosopher Gerard J. Hughes reflects on the Church's dialogue with social and scientific culture. How can we best talk to our contemporaries about the truth of the Gospel?
‘Why does the Vatican have an observatory? Aren’t there more important things to do than look at the stars?’ Guy Consolmagno SJ explains how he encounters God in his studies.
Quentin de la Bédoyère reviews choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s take on the familiar narrative and ponders the perennial appeal of this curious story.
Dermot Preston SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, pays tribute to the late film critic Rogert Ebert, praising his honesty and his insight when it came not only to films but to faith as well.
Explore hope through the lens of a film that epitomises the sustaining and life-changing power of that virtue: Roberto Benigni’s 'Life is Beautiful'.
Gemma Simmonds CJ describes how a unique installation on the River Thames in the summer of 2012 was a prime example of the transformative power of poetry.
Quentin de la Bédoyère has chosen Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, Quartet, as the ideal film through which to explore the next of our ‘Virtues on Film’: caritas
‘A scientist leaning over her computer pondering experimental results; an artist poised, brush in hand, at his canvas; a woman sitting in prayer making the Spiritual Exercises: what do these three have in common?’ Rob Marsh SJ explores what it means to ‘imagine faithfully’, as the scientist, the artist and the woman in prayer are all doing. If imagination is the mediator between idea and reality, how does it relate to faith?
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