John Moffatt SJ
John Moffatt SJ

John Moffatt SJ

John Moffatt studied Classics at University and since joining the Jesuits in 1982 has done further studies in Philosophy and Theology to masters level.  He was ordained in 1992.  His main work in the UK has been in the Jesuits’ two state secondary schools in London, where he has worked as teacher and chaplain.  He has also had a brief spell as a university chaplain.  He has become particularly interested in questions surrounding faith and reason and in developing a positive dialogue between traditional Christianity and secular culture. 

He has a lifelong interest in music and theatre, plays the viola and is working on tenor sax.  To help those who have intellectual difficulties with their faithHe has written Beyond the Catechism and The Philosopher’s Friend and Tales of Detection.  Now the former has been extensively reworked into The Resurrection of the Word, available from The Way Publications since November 2013.  He has a further online collection of informal essays on religion, reason and culture on the website Letting the Porcupine out of the Bottle