A Sense of Awe: science, faith and wonder

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September 21, 2011 0

Matthew Del Nevo’s “The Work of Enchantment”

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This week another book related to our theme is being launched in Sydney. It’s by Matthew Del Nevo and called The Work of Enchantment. Matthew lectures in Philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Sydney and his interesting thesis is that it is a lack of “enchantment” in rich, developed countries that causes soul-starved Westerners to […]

September 19, 2011 0

Enchantment of the gaps?

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In a comment on “Is awe still possible in a secular age?” (on the ABC Religion & Ethics portal) Harry Kerr offers some thoughts on teasing out the issues involved in “the enchantment debate.” He says: I think there is room for some serious defining of terms like re/de/enchantment, awe, wonder, secular, transcendent etc., otherwise […]

September 9, 2011 0

Apostates for Evensong

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One of the more colourful characters I know is Dickie Gross. Colourful in dress and metaphorically too. The other day Dickie was waxing lyrical about Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. A lovely thing I’m sure… except that Dickie is an atheist with a popular blog called Godless Gross. I asked him to write […]