Published Date : 2017-07-15
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A time of Post-Truth or Post-Conscience

By: Francesco Occhetta, SJ

The term “post-truth” had no sooner been born than the Oxford English Dictionary consecrated it as “Word of the Year 2016”, defining it as “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” It is a time when information, like the rod of a pendulum, swings between “before” and “after” the truth (facts), without wanting to recognize it. The careful identification of facts, their adherence to reality, and rigorous controlling...

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Against the “unhappy consciousness” in Christianity

By: Dominique Bertrand, SJ

Originality of a Theological Tradition All doctrines of the faith are the result of efforts made by Christians over the centuries to counter various and varied attacks, both internal and external. Doctrine has been defined this way since the beginning. Consider the Greek Fathers Athanasius (295-373), Basil (330-379), Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390), and Gregory of Nyssa (d.394) who asserted against Arianism the Trinity of Persons and their eternal equality that is revealed through the Incarnation of the Son and the...

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