September 21, 2023
My overarching aim as a moral theologian and war/peace ethicist is to find ways of bridging these divides and work for the common good. This commitment aligns with my conviction: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Mt 5:9).
September 14, 2023
We were pleased to chat with Marial Corona about her research on John Newman’s life and contributions to theological and philosophical study, which is the focus of her book The Philosophy of John Henry Newman and Pragmatism. Corona completed her Master’s thesis on Newman’s educational ideas during her time at Notre Dame University (2003-2009). Corona is an adjunct professor for the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago.
July 21, 2023
Sampson was well aware that the spiritual leadership chaplains are supposed to provide is impossible without the respect of the people they provide it to, especially in extraordinary and tragic circumstances such as the Second World War or the Korean War.
June 29, 2023
One wishes to avoid extremes. Old mathematics is not simply a museum piece, wholly separate from us, effectively dead. On the other hand, it is not so similar to current mathematics as to be subsumed by it in a mere change of notation.
May 31, 2023
What surprised me most, I think, was to see how early Ratzinger’s mature theological vision emerged—at least in regards to Scripture and Revelation. He wrote his Habilitationsschrift on Bonaventure in his late 20s and, as far as I can tell, never fundamentally revised the model of Scripture and Revelation he discovered there. I’m in my mid-40s now and I don’t think I’ve yet developed such a consistent theological “style.”
May 18, 2023
To delve into great works of dramatic literature—works of Shakespeare, Shaw, Noel Coward, Arthur Miller—develops an understanding of what makes communication clear, economical, and effective.
May 3, 2023
It is hard not to feel demoralized, disempowered, or skeptical about the world today. Who doesn’t want things to be better or work towards improving them? But the path to a new and better reality cannot be one of avoidance.
April 19, 2023
The faith is alive in the first generation immigrants. They believe deeply in Jesus Christ and his blessed mother Mary. They want to see the power of God manifested in their families.
April 5, 2023
Armenian theologians have been reading and responding to developments in Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant theological thought for a long time, now. My hope is that SNTR will provide new insights into longstanding concerns from an understudied Christian tradition outside the “mainstream,” while simultaneously enlarging our sense of what constitutes that mainstream.
March 22, 2023
The conversation has not stopped, and it will continue. Here I do not mean to suggest any futility; these interventions helped many avoid error and come to see how faith can be intelligible. New discoveries will continue to create new urgencies to think anew about this relationship.