June 2018

The Patron Saint of Media Studies

Brett Robinson, Director of Communications at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, argues that the Eucharist drove McLuhan's techno-theological criticism.

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The Idolatry of Work

Carole Baker, visual artist and ThD candidate at Duke Divinity, on resisting the temptation to imagine we live our lives outside of work when we clearly don't.

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Prayer Begins in Pointlessness and Stupidity

Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist., a monk of Stift Heiligenkreuz, follows Aquinas and Herbert McCabe in advising us to pray from within our distractions.

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The Unimaginable

Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, probes the penumbra between the imagined & the unimaginable where the mystery of God is made known to us.

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The Post-Liberal Spirituality of John Rawls

David Walsh, Catholic University of America Professor of Politics, argues John Rawls was no liberal Rawlsian in his lifelong commitment to thinking religion.

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Sex and Symbol

Abigail Favale, Director of the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University, reflects on how gender studies led to her convert to Catholicism.

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The Redemption of Status and Hierarchy

Renée Roden, graduate of ND's MTS program, gets beyond the Met Gala and reflects on the exhibition "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

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The Charge of Blasphemy and Pope Rihanna

Natalie Carnes, Baylor Professor and author of a recent book on iconoclasm, looks at what charges of blasphemy mean from within a historical perspective.

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A Prayer for the Rich?

Julia Smucker, theologian, translator, & activist, builds the case for a more universal application of DB Hart's debt-driven reading of the Lord's Prayer.

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Must Catholics Hate Hegel?

Jordan Daniel Wood & Justin Shaun Coyle, translators of Schelling's Philosophy of Revelation, rebut the claim that Hegel's philosophy ruined German Catholicism.

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A Prayer for the Poor

David Bentley Hart, theologian and translator of the New Testament, imagines the Lord's Prayer anew by analyzing its historical context of debt slavery.

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The Mass: Heart of the Church and Academia

Leonardo Franchi, lecturer in Religious Education at the University of Glasgow, discusses the importance of the liturgy to Catholic academic life.

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The Assumption and Gender

James Waalkes, transitional deacon for the Diocese of Arlington (VA), examines what the dogma of the Assumption of the BVM tells us about reality.

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