The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

ABSTRACT – The “prosperity gospel” is a well-known theological current emerging from the neo-Pentecostal evangelical movements. At its heart is the belief that God wants his followers to have a prosperous life, that is, to be rich, healthy and happy. This type...


Diversity and Communion among the First Christians: The genesis of the New Testament

ABSTRACT – A considerable effort needs to be made to become immersed in the religious world of the first century. It involves dealing with a world very different from today, if only because the term “religion” did not always mean the same...


Catholic Education, Faith and Vocational Discernment

ABSTRACT – Introduction The Church has convoked a synod to examine “how she can lead young people to recognize and accept the call to fullness of life and love and … identify the most effective ways to announce the Good News today.”[1]...


The Jesuits in China, 1842 to 1954

ABSTRACT – In 1582 Michele Ruggieri and Matteo Ricci were the first Jesuits to be allowed into China. This first period of presence of the Society concluded – following wonderful moments and also periods of persecution – with the suppression of the...


Big Data and Ethical Challenges

ABSTRACT – The poor in the 21st century, as well as the cash poor, are the ignorant, the naive and the exploited in a data-dominated world. With the controversy engulfing Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and their use of personal data displaying how deep...


Miguel Ángel Fiorito and popular religiosity in the context of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's formation

ABSTRACT – Since his election on March 13, 2013, among the many questions posed regarding the person and history of Pope Francis are those about the origins of his thought in general and of his theological mindset in particular. Between 1968 and...


Science and Religion in Ian G. Barbour

ABSTRACT – Ian Graeme Barbour (1923-2013) was someone rather rare: a physicist and a theologian. Born in Beijing, in the course of his studies in Chicago he was the assistant of Enrico Fermi and, after graduating in physics, he began work as...


The Legacy of Karl Marx

ABSTRACT – When asked about the criterion for recognizing the greatness of a philosopher, Hegel suggested we let two centuries pass and then consider what remains of their achievement. This adage can appropriately be applied to Karl Marx, one of Hegel’s best-known...