In recent weeks, questions over the legitimacy of possible military intervention in Syria have given rise to a lot of discussion about Just War Theory. What does Just War Theory actually say?
Jesuit theologian Michael Paul Gallagher offers a quick map of 'Lumen Fidei', highlighting a few points of interest, and encourages readers to explore the whole text.
Dr Sarah Jane Boss looks at the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, which ‘honours the whole human person, body and soul’.
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.
John Moffatt SJ highlights the key themes of Lumen Fidei in this guide to a document, 'that continues a conversation with a sceptical modern audience, a conversation that Benedict XVI began and Francis is taking forward'.
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.
Rachel Blass describes ways in which psychologists address faith. Freud was critical of faith, but do other models that seem to be 'faith-friendly' really offer a more positive interpretation?
'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.
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