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All articles & reviews tagged with roman-catholic

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November 2001
Cults and other religions

Islam: a Reformed response

When the violence of Islam is criticised, the usual response by Muslims and others is: ‘What about the Crusades? Isn’t Christian history as bloody as Islamic history?’ However, such a comparison ignores a fundamental difference between the two religions and evades pertinent truth. While the crusades were a failure on the part of medieval…

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Historical

August 1999
Articles > Historical

Biblical Spirituality: What is it?

During Easter 1985, Thomas Howard - a graduate of Wheaton College and a professor of English at Gordon College, both long-standing bastions of evangelicalism, and himself the product of a staunch evangelical family, whose sister is Elisabeth Eliot, author and widow of the evangelical martyr Jim Eliot - became a Roman Catholic. His conversion…

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April 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Faith and reason

'Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth' (John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, p.1). 'For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of…

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Historical

November 1998
Articles > Historical

Indulgences for the Millennium

On 29 November 1998, Pope John Paul II issued a papal bull entitled Incarnationis Mysterium, or The Mystery of the Incarnation, bearing the subtitle Bull of Indiction of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. A bull is an official edict, so called because it has affixed to it the pontiff’s official seal (Latin…

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March 1998
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

More about the Promise Keepers

I would like to offer a personal comment and some additional pertinent information concerning Promise Keepers (PK). The interest of my men and the support of my Session for PK has dropped radically in the last three years for some of the very reasons that your article mentioned. We no longer support PK as…

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September 1997
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Image and reality

Roman Catholicism has recently achieved a markedly enhanced public image. There have been greatly publicized converts — the Duchess of Kent, former Conservative government ministers such as Ann Widdecombe, Alan Clark and John Gummer. On moral issues, especially abortion, the clear-cut statements of Cardinal Hume and the Archbishop of Glasgow have captured the interest…

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December 1996
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Peace – the answer to drugs

It was Saturday and I was sitting in the jam-packed chapel at the children's private school (nominally Catholic, with over twelve hundred students) with at least three hundred and fifty other parents, the vast majority of whom are well-educated members of the Marseille bourgeoisie. M. José B., the school's concerned and devoted headmaster, had…

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