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.
‘A scientist leaning over her computer pondering experimental results; an artist poised, brush in hand, at his canvas; a woman sitting in prayer making the Spiritual Exercises: what do these three have in common?’ Rob Marsh SJ explores what it means to ‘imagine faithfully’, as the scientist, the artist and the woman in prayer are all doing. If imagination is the mediator between idea and reality, how does it relate to faith?
Contained within Old Testament narratives of personal relationships with God are valuable lessons that can shape our own responses to God and to the gift of faith. But, as Nicholas King SJ warns us, 'Old Testament faith is no easy matter.'
Michael Barnes SJ uses Ilario of Viterbo’s depiction of the Annunciation as a starting point from which to discuss whether faith is linked integrally to a particular narrative.
The gospel for Mon 8 July contains one of Matthew's uses of the word 'faith'. Here and elsewhere, he links the readiness of Jesus to heal with the faith demonstrated by those in need.
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