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Doctrine & Life

April 2019

In Memoriam Michael Glazier

The editor and Wilfrid Harrington, O.P., pay tribute to the Kerry-born publisher, who died on St Patrick’s Day, leaving the English-language theological world deeply in his debt.

To Whistle Creation

The full text of the lecture Aidan Mathews delivered in the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, on 27 February 2019.

On Reading Rilke: The Dark Interval

Donagh O’Shea, O.P., finds that a book of letters Rainer Maria Rilke wrote to grieving friends, prompts him to reflect on connections between the poet’s thinking and the Rhineland mystics.

Moses and the Heroines

Luke Macnamara, O.S.B., shows how a chain of women collaborated to rescue, nurture and save Moses – in a process which foreshadows his people’s escape from slavery and death in Egypt.

The Family as an Agent of Peace in a Turbulent World

Justin Kilcullen outlines the alarming disparities between developed and the developing worlds – Ireland generates almost exactly 100 times the carbon emissions per capita of Uganda – and points to ways in which families can contribute to making the world more just.

The Bishop’s Voice

Patrick H. Daly reflects on how the canonisation of Oscar Romero was an official recognition of a bishop’s voice could change history. This leads him to find clues in the Scriptures and in what we know from the Patristic church of how the manner in which a bishop speaks in public gives added value to the pastoral and dogmatic content of what they say.

A Tale of Two Karls

David Begg reflects on what it means to be a Christian in an era of neoliberal capitalism. Reading Theological Ethics in a Neoliberal Age, by Kevin Hargaden, he takes account of the work of Karl Polanyi and Karl Barth.

The Mother of All Vigils

Peter O’Kane, O.P., reviews The Glenstal Companion to the Easter Vigil

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