Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

Bonaventure at 800

Douglas Dales shows how St. Bonaventure’s commentary is indebted to both the Franciscan tradition and patristic exegesis.

An Enormous Range of Sources

Although this study begins in 1533, special prayers for specific national concerns predated the 16th-century Reformation; a litany of medieval examples is easily found.

Called to Be More

Our strategies of institutional maintenance are failing, and only by regaining a missional bearing will we avoid dwindling away in irrelevance.

Rothko’s Emptiness

As in the traditional Catholic sacramentalism of the Stations of the Cross, Rothko’s 14 dark icons seem to focus exclusively on suffering.