Professor Rachel Blass follows her presentation of the psychological approaches to faith by asking why it is important for religious believers to engage with even the most critical of these models.
Professor Rachel Blass describes the ways in which psychologists typically address the phenomenon of faith.
'Who is God for me?' Helen Costigane suggests that asking this question of ourselves, and listening closely to the answer, might be the best way for our consciences to be formed and informed. How does our image of God relate to our moral development?
Blessed John Henry Newman considered that our moral decisions and our religious beliefs are formed in very similar ways. Gerard J. Hughes SJ describes Newman's Aristotelian approach.
The Trinity can be a ‘dauntingly abstract concept ‘, says John Moffatt SJ, but it is important for us to use words and images, as far as we can, to explore the truth that it represents: ‘the single origin of all things is in essence relationship’.
'With Jesus's resurrection death has a new meaning.' Irish Jesuit Brian Grogan explores the Christian understanding of the mystery of death.
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'.
Our Lenten anticipation now gives way to our celebration of the resurrection of Christ, which 'is not something that we can master; it is only something we can receive'.
We tend to think of Holy Saturday as a day ‘in between’ Good Friday and Easter Sunday, without any particular significance of its own. But this could not be further from the truth, says James Hanvey SJ. It is a day that resists all of our attempts to understand it, but nonetheless we must ‘live in the realities of Holy Saturday’.
There was widespread condemnation in 2013 of the jury who were unable to reach a verdict in a prominent British court case involving the ex-wife of a former Member of Parliament. But the criticisms of the jurors, who have since been dismissed, are misplaced, argues Joe Egerton.
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