Posts Tagged ‘ Christianity ’

Can education boost our sense of religiosity?

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

The findings of a new study carried out by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the USA challenges the notion that modern education can lead to a dramatic fall in religious participation. This study (1) about to be published in the journal Review of Religious Research, actually found that in America, education actually bolstered people’s affiliation

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Comments : The first ever Papal tweet – a sign of the times ?

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By

On June the 28th, 2011, Pope Benedict XVIth posted the first ever tweet on the internet with the words : “Dear Friends, I just launched Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI”, on an iPad, ushering a new era of digital information portal for the Vatican. In recent

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How ‘science is a ladder to reach the Sky’ : Selection from Gregory Thaumaturgus’ tribute to Origen

Jun 25th, 2011 | By

Gregory Thumaturgus (213 – 27 AD) intended to study law at Beirut, but along with his brother ended up in Alexandria (modern Egypt) with the famous scholar Origen, head of the Catechical School of Christianity. In his farewell public speech (panegyric) on his master Origen, shortly before leaving Palestine, Gregory of Neoceasarea ( the title

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Comments : General practitioner warned by medical council for suggesting to patient that Jesus helps

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By

As Dr Richard Scott , general practitioner in the United Kingdom gets ready for an appeal against the General medical Council’s written warning to him for suggesting the curative power of the Christian faith to one of his patients, we get an opportunity to reflect upon some of the peculiarities that this incident has thrown

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How Evolution is bringing the imams, rabbis and the clergy together on a common platform

May 30th, 2011 | By

The Imam letter finally joins the its Christian and Jewish counterparts, finally bringing representatives of the three major Abrahamic faiths together on a common platform. This project, launched in 2006 with the Clergy letter, now has 12,725 clergies signed up, with the Rabbi project started in 2008 now having nearly 476 signatories. The the project

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