At the core of every Marvel comic is a morality tale. The characters in this film are taken from Norse mythology, but perhaps the most interesting themes that are developed are Christian ones.
Director: Hattie Dalton
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Tom Burke, Adam Robertson, Hugh Bonneville
Certificate: 15 (92 mins)
The author recounts Ricci’s slow geographical, spiritual and intellectual journey from Portuguese Goa to the Beijing of the Ming dynasty. Despite Ricci’s current status as poster boy of the principle of accommodation (or inculturation), he and his method were not always in favour.
How is religious plurality to be understood from a Catholic theological standpoint? This raises a raft of considerations, not least about the dark side of human religiosity, so apparent since 9/11.
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