James Martin says of Between Heaven and Mirth that it contains jokes but is not a book of jokes. That is a very important distinction, because the humour throughout its pages is serious insofar as it conveys meaning and, frequently, a moral. This book is not merely a lesson in the spirituality of joy, humour and laughter. It also contains valuable guidance for those whose lives are not particularly happy and joyful and for those who find themselves in a joyless environment.
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.
How does one respond with integrity and wisdom to suffering? Father Richard Leonard’s book is a courageous attempt to tackle these challenges head on.
This book chronicles part of the journey of the Catholic Church amidst the turmoil of a changing global society and the work for social justice of the Society of Jesus.
This is a collection of sermons delivered in the first decade of the 21st Century at the Episcopal Church of St James, by Northcott – an Anglican priest who is also Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. In each sermon he demonstrates both his rigorous knowledge of contemporary environmental and scientific issues and his profound understanding of Christian theology.
This book is essential reading for any Catholic who is serious about going beyond the myths and tendentious ‘knowledge’ concerning Islam so widespread today and facing the challenge of interacting with Muslims in an authentically Christian manner.
5 August: the Canaanite woman in today's gospel (Mt 15:21-28) is the only person in the New Testament to win an argument with Jesus.
Fr Michael Paul Gallagher SJ embarks on a journey with ten 'giants' of modern Catholic scholarship and hopes that, by the end of the voyage, they will be accessible to others.
Christian Troll is a German Jesuit Islamicist with decades of eminent scholarship behind him. In this book, he takes us through a series of chapters, each addressing questions that educated Christians typically ask about their relations with Muslims.
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