9th September 2022
The power of simple virtues: Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III
Through the lens of an encounter with the then Prince of Wales, Michael Barnes SJ considers how the place of faith in a secular society under the reign of the late Queen Elizabeth II will be maintained by a new King who has spoken of the value he places on faith.
1st March 2022
After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man
Michael Ward’s After Humanity is the definitive companion, commentary and introduction to C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man. It presents an unfamiliar face of Lewis.
21st April 2021
Uneasy lies the head …
Luke Taylor SJ recommends the BBC’s adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays, The Hollow Crown, and invites us to use the drama as a lens through which to think about our place in history.
1st April 2021
When Eve met Jesus: some considerations for a Holy Saturday meditation
The Church’s Office of Readings for Holy Saturday includes a text in which Christ, who has descended into Hell, is in conversation with Adam – but what might Christ and Eve have said to one another?
2nd March 2021
We asked some friends of Thinking Faith to tell us which texts have captured their locked-down imaginations. Enjoy browsing our lockdown library!
25th December 2020
Painted spaces: Art for a Covid-Christmas. 4. ‘Saint Joseph and the Christ Child’ by Guido Reni
‘Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.’ James Hanvey SJ finds Joseph stepping out of those shadows in a 17th century painting.
20th December 2020
Painted spaces: Art for a Covid-Advent. 3. 'The Visitation' by Charles Mahoney
In a hidden corner of an Oxford college, James Hanvey SJ finds himself in a space that is at once enclosed and unlimited, and tells the whole history of salvation.
17th December 2020
Painted spaces: Art for a Covid-Advent. 2. ‘The Annunciation’ by Fra Angelico
The arrangement of the painting draws the viewer into the intimate relationship that is being established despite the distance between the figures – how is James Hanvey moved to respond?
14th December 2020
Painted spaces: Art for a Covid-Advent. 1. Edward Hopper
Art can be a powerful accompaniment to prayer, so James Hanvey SJ has selected a few works we might like to ponder in the days leading to Christmas, paying particular attention to their use of space.
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