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'Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development' Extract

With 1.3 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world’s largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church’s obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control, and the child abuse scandal has alienated many Catholics, especially in the West. 1,140 more words

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What is Literature? John Sutherland on 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

John Sutherland’s ‘Little History’ tackles a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Harry Potter. 1,008 more words

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Friendship: An Interview with Philosopher A. C. Grayling

A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? 666 more words

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'Earthly Mission: The Catholic Church and World Development'. Interview with Robert Calderisi

With 1.3 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world’s largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church’s obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control, and the child abuse scandal has alienated many Catholics, especially in the West. 1,212 more words

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'The Making of Assisi' - The Decorative History of the Basilica of San Francesco

For a brief moment at the close of the 13th century, the town of Assisi was the focus for the two greatest powers in the Latin Church: the Roman papacy and the Franciscan Order. 1,004 more words

History

Michael Landy: Saints Alive. A first hand experience of the National Gallery exhibition

British artist Michael Landy (b. 1963) is known primarily as an installation artist. His work, along with others associated with the Young British Artists (YBAs), was first catapulted to the world spotlight when it was featured in the notorious Sensation exhibition (1997). 667 more words

Art

Michael Landy: Saints Alive at the National Gallery, London

Saints are more often associated with traditional sacred art than with contemporary work, but Michael Landy, current Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist in residence at the National Gallery, has been inspired to revisit the subject for his latest installation. 353 more words

Art