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Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling My rating: 4 of 5 stars Returning to this book again was a wonderful adventure. There were memories of the great narrative, the incredible world that Rowling has created, and the introduction of the characters who we will come to know over the succeeding volumes in… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Review: Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law, and Justice

Watching Brief: reflections on human rights, law, and justice by Julian Burnside My rating: 3 of 5 stars Anyone even remotely familiar with the work of Julian Burnside QC will not be shocked by the range of subject matter that feature in this collection of his work. There are, unsurprisingly, a number of essays devoted… Continue reading Review: Watching Brief: Reflections on Human Rights, Law, and Justice

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Review: The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II

The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II by Massimo Faggioli My rating: 4 of 5 stars Historian and theologian, Massimo Faggioli, brings his intellectual weight to the question of the rise of the so-called 'new ecclesial movements' in the life of the Church, particularly from the perspective of his native Italy. Tracing their development… Continue reading Review: The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II

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Review: Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out

Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out by Walter Brueggemann My rating: 3 of 5 stars A brief yet fascinating study from Walter Brueggemann on the place and power of silence - and the act of silencing - in the Christian Scriptures that points out that at the heart of silence is the application of… Continue reading Review: Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out

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Review: A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council

A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council by Various My rating: 3 of 5 stars There can be little doubt that the documents of the Second Vatican Council represent a very significant contribution to the ongoing theological life of the Catholic Church. To look at them from a particularly liturgical lens,… Continue reading Review: A Liturgical Companion to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council