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?
12 January: our response to God in faith must be the same as the one that Eli advises Samuel to make; but it will not be an easy ride.
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.
14 January: Mark's first use of the word 'faith', referring to the four men who lowered a paralysed man through the roof of a house, reminds us that faith shows itself in action.
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