Issue 2011

Sixteen Centuries of St. Jerome

Jerome has been one of the most influential Bible scholars in the history of Christianity.[1] He was the first to translate most of the biblical texts into Latin, and his translation, known as the Vulgate, was commonly accepted as authoritative in the Christian West for more than a millennium. Already during his lifetime his exegetical works were used by eminent figures such as Augustine of Hippo. Throughout the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the modern era he was considered an excellent example of ascetic learning. Along with Ambrose, Augustine and Gregory, he was revered as one of the...

By: Dominik Markl, SJ

Maestro: Ennio Morricone’s life in music

A few years ago we dedicated an essay to the Missa Papae Francisci,[1] which Ennio Morricone, overcoming some hesitation, had composed and dedicated to Pope Francis. At the time we thought we had penned a definitive tribute to the Roman composer. He appreciated it so much that he confided in us some important observations about the music for the film The Mission and other masterpieces of many genres. However, his sudden death, and his choice of no public funeral so as “not to disturb anyone” calls for further recognition, along with what has been said and done for him around...

By: Claudio Zonta SJ
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