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Humanities

Artificial intelligence and the renewed relevance of philosophy

Current signs are pointing to a time in which philosophy will again prove crucial in the shaping of public opinion.

Why is the Beast the only character in the Bible to have a number and not a name?

Some explanations from traditional biblical hermeneutics shed light on the matter, as do Pope Benedict’s thoughts on recent history and current events.

Medieval Lent was harder than you think

Would you mind breaking your fast at evening, rather than giving up chocolate?

What did Zygmunt Bauman and Pope Francis talk about in their only private meeting?

Bauman to the pope: "You are light at the end of the tunnel of globalization."

10 science-proven facts that will help you be optimistic about the future

We are living at the best moment of our collective history, says hard data.

Medievalists rebuild lost parts of St. Valentine’s biography

Overlooked for centuries, the relationship between this saint’s feast and an ancient Roman festival was noted by Shakespeare.

G.K. Chesterton: Why Western Civilization won’t die

Many generations have found the ideas of Christian orthodoxy not only useful, but also true.

The day Erasmus almost met Luther

When it came to sizing up Luther and what he meant, Erasmus, the wisest of the wise, was as blind as any other man.

Philosophy and the search for a good life

Isn’t the search for a good life also the purpose of religion?

What the novelist David Foster Wallace had to teach us about making every day holy

The secular writer's insights bordered on Catholic sacramental imagination.

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