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?
Director: Dan Scanlon
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren
UK Release date: 12 July 2013
Certificate: U (104 mins)
Have you put your religious beliefs to the test at ‘Battleground God’? Philosopher Martin Pickup did just that, but he did not come away victorious. He describes how the simplification of discussions about religion can lead to a combative relationship between atheists and believers.
Australian Jesuit, Fr Richard Leonard, is the author of the 2010 book Where the Hell is God? and the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting. He introduces the themes in his new book by explaining what motivated him to explore the question: Why Bother Praying?
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