Jesuit philosopher Gerard J. Hughes reflects on the Church's dialogue with social and scientific culture. How can we best talk to our contemporaries about the truth of the Gospel?
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.
There are two good reasons for thinking about moral dilemmas, argues Jesuit philosopher Gerard J. Hughes. The first is quite simply to look for an answer to the question, ‘When one is in a real dilemma, what on earth is one supposed to do?’ The second reason is rather less obvious, and it is to discover what moral dilemmas have to teach us about moral principles quite generally. What can we learn from our considerations of the moral world?
An afternoon in conversation with retired Episcopalian Bishop Richard Holloway left his audience at the 2012 LSE Literary Festival feeling encouraged by and grateful for his honesty. Gerard Hughes SJ describes an engaging discussion that touched on some of the more controversial aspects of belief and Church affairs, and suggests a way in which such topics might be further explored by people of faith this summer.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Maybe the key to a revitalised start to the New Year lies in an honest appraisal of our hopes and expectations.
The familiar imagery of Christmas helps us to capture, as best we can, our understanding of God becoming man – but how can we grasp the wonder of the birth of Jesus through what can often seem like a trivial celebration? Philosopher, Gerard J. Hughes SJ invites us to find, in the pictures on our Christmas cards and the presentation of our cribs, something of both the simplicity and the mystery of the Incarnation, for which our words are inadequate.
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