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Free Interfaith Series on Economic Justice

The excellent Institute for Christian, Jewish, & Muslim Studies in Baltimore is offering a free online series on economic justice this February. A four week series on Thursday evenings, this series will grapple with questions like “when is a society … Continue reading

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Cosman on Maimonides On Asthma

…Maimonides’s treatise On Asthma. Inspired by Greek texts, it was written in Arabic in the 12th century by a Jewish physician for an Islamic patron, and translated to the Western world in Latin by Christian scholars. Thanks to its remarkable … Continue reading

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1 Cor 13:4-7 as an Examen

The homilist at Mass this weekend made the very interesting point that we can, and should, use Paul’s beautiful description of love as a structure with which to consider how well we are living up to our Christian vocation. You … Continue reading

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On the Importance of Love for Ecumenical Dialogue

…and for Christians who live in a society with people who don’t agree with them. In The Problem of Religion in Inter-Religious Dialogue, Debra Dean Murphy writes: Loving my conversation partners—seeking their good, willing their happiness, bearing with them, desiring … Continue reading

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What do we mean by “God”?

I was privileged to attend both a seminar and a public lecture by Dr. Miroslav Volf last week, and I’ll be posting bits about them periodically as I have time. The topic of his lecture was “Do Muslims and Christians … Continue reading

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New covenant, old covenant

Last week in class, we spent some time discussing the relationship between the new covenant in Christ, and the old covenant. Our professor formulated this helpful concise question: Do you think that the new covenant extends, adds to, or replaces … Continue reading

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