Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture

Logos, subtitled A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal publishing articles about Christianity as it is rooted in and shaped by Catholicism and is published quarterly by the Philosophy Documentation Center of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., for theologians, philosophers, historians, teachers and students.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter

Anthropology, Theology, and the Simplicity of Benedict XVI's Chant
Introduction FOR A LATE-VICTORIAN THEOLOGIAN like John Harrington Edwards music is by its very nature sacred. Writing in God and Music (1903) he claims that "music ... speaks of God, from God, for God, and to God." (1) Other Victorians considered...
Blessed Vladimir Ghika: Prince, Priest, and Martyr
I. Introduction In the summer of 1957, in Aiud prison, in the People's Republic of Romania, a political convict was in atrocious pain and counting the hours till dawn, when he would be taken to the hospital to have his crushed hand amputated. He...
Borgmann on Merton: Exploring the Possibility of Contemplation in a Technological Age
In what follows I attempt to do two things. First, I want to explore the relationship between contemporary technology and the possibility of contemplation today. To appreciate technology I have relied upon Albert Borgmann, particularly his insistence...
Criticism and Contemplation: Steps toward an Agapeic Criticism
In this article, I would like to focus on poetry as the site for exploring a criticism grounded in contemplation and this for several reasons. First of all, though a contemplative approach certainly applies to other domains as well, as a scholar of...
Eros and Contemplation: The Catholic Vision of Terrence Malick's to the Wonder
WHEN TERRENCE MALICK's The Tree of Life opened in 2010, it was met as often with derision (1) as with celebration. (2) Still, there is no denying its status as an event among the intelligentsia, and one that was often highly praised. His subsequent...
Sacramental Usury in the Merchant of Venice
That use is not forbidden usury Which happies those that pay the willing loan. (SONNET IV) IN THE LAST TWO DECADES, critics have begun to explore the religion of William Shakespeare. In particular, the old suspicion, advanced by his first biographer,...
The Formal and Moral Challenges of T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral
T. S. Eliot's great play, Murder in the Cathedral (1935) challenges its audience on several fronts. It is a difficult play, whose formal artifices, typical of modernist literature though they are, often prove unappealing or confusing to contemporary...
The Fundamental Starting Point of Transcultural Communication
There is no doubt that the modern epoch is accompanied by the phenomenon of worlds growing closer to one other and by the remarkable acceleration of the diffusion of cultural elements. This is what it means to say that the present time is characterized...
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