This four-day course held at Campion Hall aimed to help Catholics understand how the worldviews of the Muslims they live and work with are shaped by their faith. Participants were encouraged to see the world through Muslim eyes, and are taken through a stimulating programme including sessions on Muhammad, Islamic beliefs, laws and prayer life.
In their new book, The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honor of John Muddiman, Campion Senior Research Fellow Rev'd Professor John Barton FBA and Peter Groves present a range of chapters by leading scholarly voices from the worlds of biblical studies and the Church, looking at the study of the New Testament within and around the Church and the impact it has had and can have on Christian theology.
As the Church moves its way through the Christmas season, please enjoy the classic poem by T.S. Eliot, 'The Journey of the Magi', reproduced below:
The Journey Of The Magi
Find below the Second Contemplation on the Nativity from the Spiritual Exercises St. Ignatius of Loyola
The narrative here will be how Our Lady, almost nine months pregnant (as we may devoutly think of her) and seated on a donkey, with Joseph and a servant girl, taking with them an ox, set out from Nazareth for Bethlehem to pay the tribute which Caesar had imposed on all those lands.
Writing for the Gaurdian, Kirsty Gunn reviews Campion Senior Research Fellow and Archivist Peter Davidson's new book, The Last of the Light: About Twilight. Gunn praises the "magical qualities" of Davidson's writings, Gunn recommends the book as both a "celebration and an inquiry into the significance of temperature and skies, especially at this time of year, when we are in the twilight of the seasons."
Campion Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion Gavin Flood, FBA, shares a previously published article entitled "Self Fragmentation in the Modern World"
Self and Fragmentation in the Modern World
Emilio Travieso, SJ, is a DPhil student in the Oxford Department of International Development working under Dr. Laura Rival. He does research in partnership with grassroots organizations that are building sustainable, healthy, and just food systems. Below is the second part in a series of reports from the field where Emilio will explain his work and its place in the larger Jesuit mission.
The first of three talks around the Art and Theology of Christmas
Heaven and Earth in Little Space
Saturday 28 November at 12 noon
at Campion Hall
Subsequent talks on
Saturday, 5th December at the Ashmolean Renaissance Gallery and
Saturday, 12th December at Christ Church Picture Gallery