Christ and Nature in Images

The last few posts have been filled with content about the reality and relationship between Christ and nature. Here is a very different expression of that reality in images from the city of Rio de Janeiro that was covered in clouds this morning. The statue of Christ the Redeemer has its base engulfed by clouds […]

Lent and Nature Part I: Preamble for Reconciliation

I have spoken before about the relationships between the season of Lent, that precedes Easter, and the environment: last year Pope Benedict XVI spoke of conversion, related to the ecological conversion. This year the reference to the environment is somewhat more explicit. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which marked the beginning of lent, and in yesterday’s catechesis […]

Threads and Colors

Here is a trailer of a documentary being produced by ICTY’S about art in poor Peruvian villages (in Spanish). The title translation is: “Threads and Colors: The Value of Every Stitch”. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn0GNCHQ4Xc&context=C3370ae9ADOEgsToPDskKJwx7yRKqLTZxqrDCzDkg4]  

Is it possible to be happy with this life?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71HzYChzTbA]   The question: “Is it possible to be happy with this life?” is a line from a video produced by Gnarly Bay productions. I don’t know much about Gnarly Bay, except that they produce excellent narrative and visual material. The answer to the question seems to be: yes, it is possible, in NATURE  fundamentally, through […]

Nature, not Naturalism

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7n9BUnr1as&feature=player_embedded] In a previous post I have talked about the philosophical tendency towards naturalism. “From the Stoics through the Latins like Lucretius and Cicero there was a strong Naturalistic tendency in Western thought. Augustine, using Plato, rescues the centrality of God and resist this naturalism, while Boethius nails naturalism’s coffin and puts ‘nature in its place’.”  In a recent […]

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