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Campion Hall celebrated the book launch of Gavin Flood's Religion and the Philosophy of Life (Oxford University Press. 2019) on 30th April.Friends, colleagues, and students gathered in the sun to mark the release of this exciting new work, which "reveals how religion as the source of civilization transforms the fundamental bio-sociology of humans through language and the somatic exploration of religious ritual and prayer", as described on the publisher's website.The book, which deals with...
Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ
Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ has recently published a book titled ‘Hope in all things’ with Messenger Publications. The text encourages the reader to find meaning in every moment of our lives, even those that seem desperate at first sight, and to live in an environment of gratitude for everything that fills our existence and of those around us.The reflections contained in the volume are a selection of Fr Paul’s homilies as previously published on Jesuits in Britain’s blog. They are all based on the...
Nineteen scholars join forces to pay tribute to one of the leading scholars in Byzantine studies, Father Joseph A. Munitiz SJ. As one of the founders of the Series Graeca of the Corpus Christianorum and because of his own exemplary work, Joe Munitiz had and has a lasting impact on the development of Byzantine studies. There is no better way to honour him and his work than to offer him a Festschrift with contributions that mimic his quality, passion, and curiosity.The Festschrift contains...
St Paul's Bookshop in High Street Kensington was packed last Monday, for the launch of Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ's new book: 'The Way of Ignatius - A Prayerful Journey Through Lent', published by SPCK.An audio adaptation of the text will be heard throughout Lent on the online prayer app and website Pray As You Go, a production by Jesuit Media Initiatives in which Sr Gemma is regularly involved. Born as a collaboration with Sacred Space, the 2019 Lent retreat will follow the book in its exploration...
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Why do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better just to have a single ‘authorised life’ of Jesus of Nazareth, offering all the facts and only the facts?In recent decades, biblical scholars have become more aware of the value of having multiple accounts. Each evangelist approaches Jesus from a different direction, bringing both his own questions, and those of the community to which he belongs. In reading his Gospel, we, too, are invited to bring our own questions and...
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The Catholic Truth Society, Publishers to the Holy See, celebrated their 150th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass in Westminster Cathedral officiated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols. The date chosen was not by chance, as the 19th June marks the death of Cardinal Vaughan, founder of the CTS, Mill Hill Missionaries, and of the Cathedral itself.The publishing charity was born with the aim to communicate the truths of the Catholic faith in the most accessible and authoritative ways, so to reach...
Cover of Radical Sacrifice
In this survey of an endlessly fascinating theme, Terry Eagleton demonstrates once again what an important theological voice he is, despite his status as a non-theologian. ‘Sacrifice’ positions itself at the intersections of philosophy, politics, literature and theology, and Eagleton is well able to hold his own in this complex interdisciplinary conversation. Which is just as well: one of the attractions of this short book is that condensed presentations of weighty pre-modern, modern and...
Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits
Congratulations to Peter Edmonds SJ, who has just published a new book entitled Stories and Portraits: The Way Companion to the Synoptic Gospels.The work aims to offer preachers, teachers, catechists, retreat-givers, retreatants and others an insight into the distinctive voices of each of the evangelists of the synoptic gospels, leading to a deeper appreciation of the stories that they tell and the portraits that they fashionWhy do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better to...
New Short History of the Catholic Church in Urdu: book launch
New Short History of the Catholic Church by Fr Norman Tanner SJ has been translated into Urdu. First published in 2011 by Continuum, the book has then been re-issued in paperback by Bloomsbury in 2014 in English and further versions in other languages have been published since.The new Urdu edition was launched in early March in Karachi, Pakistan. Fr Gulshan Barkat OMI (in the photo, in the middle) is the translator of the book. Of Pakistani origin, he studied at the Gregorian University in Rome...
The Berrigan Letters
‘Both sides are kissing their relics and ignoring living men’. So wrote Daniel Berrigan SJ of Christianity and Marxism in a letter to his brother, Philip, on Christmas Eve 1963. The comment captures the spirituality and convictions of both men. They shared a profound desire that Christianity resist the distractions of clericalism and be constantly and fundamentally concerned with changing human realities, materially and spiritually.Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest who was celebrated as a poet...

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