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?
Thursday 6 July: In the first reading, God puts Abraham to the test in an episode that shows that 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.
18 Sep: Luke follows Matthew's account of the healing of the centurion's servant. Jesus announces that ‘not even in Israel have I found such faith’, reminding us how faith finds a home in outsiders.
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