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Science and Theology: Where the Consonance Really Lies

If we keep in mind the limits of our methods, the deepest aspirations of the sciences and the most essential affirmations of theology are irresistibly apposite.

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The End of Hope

Author Chris Hedges, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf in conversation during an event in Berkeley, California.

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The Silent Theology of Islamic Art

To many, Islamic art can speak more profoundly and clearly than even the written word. Is it wiser then for Muslims to show, not to tell?

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The Human in the Qur’an

How four Qur’anic aspects of humanity combine to make man a distinctive creation.

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Virtue, Human and Divine

Can the measure of human virtue be set by the character—or the names—of God?

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The Pinocchio Within Us

Despite seeming differences, Pinocchio’s reality may almost be identical to our own, even if our noses do not threaten to grow longer at every misdeed.

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Vanquishing the Monster Within Us

When we resist the dehumanizing forces of war, we can see the sacred in all human beings.

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When Does a Human Fetus Become Human?

Scripture and science, taken together, can lead believers to rethink our understanding of when life begins, of the miracle of revelation, and most certainly of abortion.

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Other People's Truths

Sacred scriptures certainly qualify as Great Books, but can they be read as literature in secular settings?

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What Images Are Doing to Our Souls

Can spiritual philosophy teach us how to pay attention to the effects digital images have on our souls?

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Wisdom in Pieces

Science, philosophy, and art have been blown apart, and our conversations have devolved into chaos. How do we begin to learn the art of disagreement?

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Can Materialism Explain the Mind?

Some philosophers believe materialism has now reached an insurmountable quandary in the question of consciousness.

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Beware What Comes Within from Without

Does habitual exposure to digital images destroy the stillness of heart required for seeing God within our soul?

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How Faith Can Influence Environmental Ethics

The world's great faith traditions might differ on our relationship to nature, but are they unified on an ethical approach to protecting our natural environment?

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The Roots of Our Crises

A speech about the roots of our crises in the modern world and why we started Renovatio

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Finding the Authentic Self

Can experience be a path to self knowledge?

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Do Reason and Revelation Guide Us to the Same Good?

For Jews, Christians, and Muslims confidence in what reason discloses as moral precepts is enriched by God’s act of revealing to us what He requires of us.

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