How has evolutionary thinking after Darwin affected the way in which we understand our human identity? Does evolutionary psychology provide us with any insights into the origins of religious belief?
This week, the Pontifical Council for Culture launches the ‘Courtyard of the Gentiles’, a new initiative aimed at facilitating dialogue between believers and non-believers.
When Colin Firth was asked to guest-edit the Today programme, he wanted to look at the sometimes complex relationship between faith and film. Who better to talk about this than Frank Cottrell-Boyce?
The BBC's 2010 dramatisation of the Nativity offers a very moving interpretation of the Virgin birth and of Joseph’s acceptance, in faith, of his role in it.
As Mary and Joseph’s testing journey to Bethlehem nears its end in the penultimate episode of BBC One’s The Nativity, the Magi are undertaking their own perilous journey to the same destination. Nathan Koblintz finds much to be admired in the characters and dialogue of these learned figures, and thinks that their wonderings provide a valuable contrast to the very human aspects of Tony Jordan’s take on the story.
How did the BBC’s dramatisation of The Nativity deal with the Annunciation?
The first of four episodes of BBC One’s The Nativity focused on the relationship of a young couple with whose story we are very familiar, although we may not have seen it in this light before. Tim Byron SJ has high hopes for the rest of this sensitively acted and cleverly written series, which weaves together the many threads of ‘the greatest story ever told’.
Joe Egerton argues that J K Rowling has produced a valuable resource to introduce the Catholic faith to a generation that knows Harry Potter far better than it knows Jesus Christ.
Before Fyodor Dostoevsky, who died on 9 February 1881, entered the lists as a Christian writer he had undergone experiences that would have broken the spirit of most men.
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