Culture - 2005

Albert Magnus, Patron Saint of Natural Sciences. Wikimedia Commons

Over the Dinner Table: Where Science and Religion Meet

CultureAnnemarie Bacich, Juliet Joly, José Medina

"What can we know through science? What can we know through faith?" Dr. Massimo Robberto and Dr. Andrew White speak at GS's first PerspectiScope discussion.

'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis. Flickr

In Lewis’ House Without Lewis

CultureAnna Leonardi

After reading all of C.S. Lewis’s works, Walter Hooper was surprised by his invitation to visit and the ensuing friendship that solidified his position as Lewis’s posthumous secretary.

'Mere Christianity' by C.S. Lewis. Creative Commons CC0
Eagle and Child, the pub in Oxford, where Tolkien and Lewis met to discuss their writings. Wikimedia Commons

Surprised by Christian Friendship

CultureLaura Cotta Ramosino

Reflected in Lewis’s literary productions are his life experiences: the abandonment of Christianity to the point of embracing atheism; the encounter with Tolkien and Dyson; chats with friends in the Inklings club; and conversion.

Author Jack Kerouac. Photographer Tom Palumbo via Wikimedia Commons

Memory Babe

CultureGianluigi Da Rold

The author of "On the Road," a cult book for a generation of rebels. A dramatic life that ended in drugs and alcohol. But his pitiless analysis of American society was never satisfied with a degraded condition.

Jack Kerouac (right) and Neal Cassady. Photo by FoundSF via Wikimedia Commons
G.K. Chesterton. Wikimedia Commons

Christianity, a Continuous Adventure

CultureStratford Caldecott

English scholar Stratford Caldecott proposes rereading G.K. Chesterton in light of the encounter with Fr. Giussani, both of whom lived the faith as a gift.

Jackson Pollock at Work. Wikimedia Commons

The Terrible Boys of New York

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

The watershed in post-war art. Pollock, Rothko, Congdon and others revolutionized the relationship with works of art. “They began to consider canvas as an arena in which to act–no longer the support for a painting, but an event.”

Mark Rothko at the National Gallery of Art (DC). Photo by Ron Cogswell via Flickr