In our current malaise(s) it is worth musing on the work of the great German-born economist E.F. Schumacher (1911–1977). Schumacher brought the social teaching of the Catholic Church, in the form of the worked theories of subsidiarity and distributism, back to the forefront of economic debate. His legacy emphasises the Christian truth that ‘the substance […]
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Professor John Finnis delivered the 5th annual Anscombe Memorial Lecture at St John’s College, Oxford, entitled “Body and Soul: on Anscombe’s ‘royal road’ to true belief.’” The event was chaired by Professor Luke Gormally, hosted by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, and co-sponsored by Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.
With publication of a series of YouGov polls the State’s funding of religious education is once again in the news. Secularists have renewed their assault on all things religious, and public and religious leaders have responded saying that State-backed faith schools are a ‘precious right’ and that it is wrong to drag children into an […]
For many supporters of same-sex marriage (SSM) in the UK their opponents are ‘bigots’. They are entitled to their opinion but the epithet in question is, to parody Samuel Beckett, fast becoming a word in search of some meaning. The assumption is that there are people who want something, and that there is no problem […]
There is a school of thought that holds we are at our most honest, and most essentially human, when at our most animal level. This, at least, is a suggestion made by Marc Cooper in his book, The Last Honest Place in America, about high-stakes poker games in Las Vegas. ‘Its thesis’, writes David Flusfeder, […]
After the summer break the team at A Blog for All Seasons is now resuming normal service. There will be entries from some new contributors as well as from others who have written before. Perhaps unusually, the summer has not been the ‘quiet’ period it is conventionally taken to be. Turbulence in the global markets, […]
The team at A Blog for All Seasons would like to thank all visitors to our blog – whether avid readers or occasional visitors – for their support over the last year. We are taking a break from blogging for the summer holidays but shall return with more of the same early in September. We […]
Posts on A Blog for All Seasons will recommence, after the summer break, in the autumn.