Theology & Spirituality

Weekly Reads (November 9-15)

The editors at Conciliar Post wish to add a new feature to the blog: a round-up of interesting articles from our own website, our authors’ personal websites, and across the web for your reading pleasure. If you’ve read a thought-provoking piece that did not make the list, please share it in the comments below.

Conciliar Post

George Aldhizer, “On Being Annoyed”

Chris Casberg, “Empiricism, You Got Some ‘Splaining To Do”

Fr. Gregory Owen, “Reaching Out to Christ”

Jody Byrkett, Ben Cabe, Jacob Prahlow, and Laura Norris, “Round Table: Image of God”

Jacob Prahlow, “Book Review: The Drama of Scripture”

From Our Authors

Jacob Prahlow, Pursuing Veritas: “100 Best Books of the Christian Tradition”
         Looking to learn more about the Christian tradition, expand your library, or add to your Christmas list? Jacob compiles a list of the best poetry, theological treatises, fiction, and spiritual guides in the Christian tradition.

Ryan Shinkel, Ethika Politika, “The Catholic Church in America: An Article with Robert P. George”
        Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, discusses the end of “comfortable Catholicism” in modern America.

From Other Blogs, Websites, and News Sources

Drew Denton, First Things, “Stephen Colbert and the Southern Catholic Charism”
         What has the new Late Show host to do with Southern Catholicism (which gave us most notably Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy)?

Edmund Lo, S.J., The Jesuit Post, “How Should I Die?”
        This short piece offers an alternative to the argument of euthanasia as “dying with dignity” by examining the power of palliative care.

Paul Asay, Watching God, “Spiritual Space: Finding God in the Sci-Fi Stars”
        Fans of Interstellar, Star Wars, and Gravity will enjoy Asay’s analysis of the lessons of faith that these films and others provide viewers.

Anthony Domestico, Commonweal Magazine, “Blessings in Disguise: The Unfashionable Genius of Marilynne Robinson”
Don’t let the length of this article keep you away; this is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of theology and literature.

Michael Novak, First Things, “Trinity as Communio”
        Novak discusses the connection between the person and communio of the Trinity to what it means to be human and in relationship.

Scott Kaufman, The Mind Unleashed, “Russell Brand: $4 Billion Spent on Elections, but Feeding the Homeless is Illegal”
       This article examines the comedian and activist’s argument that American politicians have lost sense of the country’s Christian foundation when they pass laws that prohibit corporeal acts of mercy.

Laura Norris

Laura Norris

Laura Norris is a Catholic, freelance writer, running coach, and outdoor enthusiast. She holds a master's degree in Theological Studies and now works as a running blogger and coach as, in the words of St. Ignatius Loyola, "a woman for others" in helping others live a healthy life and achieve their goals. She and her husband live on the Eastside of Seattle and spend their time running their own businesses and hiking in the mountains.

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