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What is the Ascension?

 Consider Easter (another earthquake, a gravestone rolled away by an angel who then sits on top of it, the empty tomb, multiple appearances of Jesus to Mary Magdalene, Thomas, to two then to eleven disciples, in whose presence he eats ...

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Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948)

  He participated in the current of theological renewal in Russian Orthodoxy and from 1910 committed his life to writing. Although close to revolutionary circles, his spiritual and religious opinions distanced him from Bolshevism. First arrested, he was finally deported ...

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Faith and Reason

A poll in 2003 for three prominent French media organisations (the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel, La Vie and Le Monde) also produced some surprising data: • 54% of the French declare a belief in God, 33% are atheists, 52% rationalists, ...

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 Teilhard, friend of the writer and explorer Henry de Monfreid, loved the earth and the created world. He was forever amazed by the life produced by the cosmos and by matter. Explorer and archaeologist, this friend of Father Henri Breuil ...

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Incarnation?

 How did we arrive at such a strange doctrine, foreign to the New Testament, even if some Pauline and Johannine theology might point in its direction? There seem to be three factors at play: power, identity and origins. From 327, ...

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Bergson on the Active Mystic

 In his Two Sources of Morality and Religion (1932), Henri Bergson (1859-1941) presents an original interpretation of mysticism, explaining this ecstasy as a fleeting moment which needs to be lived through and surpassed: the mystic isn’t just an ecstatic or ...

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Are Human Rights Universal?

 There are some astonishing verses in the Qu’ran, like this one, which could be printed on Amnesty International’s literature: “Whoever kills a person not guilty of murder, it is as if he had killed all of humanity. And whoever saves ...

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