Books

On 23 April 1995, UNESCO proclaimed the first World Book and Copyright Day. For world literature, this is a symbolic date: it is the day that, in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (chronicler of Inca history, culture, and society) died. It is also the date of birth or death of other noteworthy authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo, making it a natural choice for UNESCO to pay a worldwide tribute to books...
The Way: Glimpses of God
A new issue of The Way is now available.GLIMPSES OF GODContentsTom Shufflebotham - The Prayer of Faith Seeks Understanding: Simple Prayer and the Ignatian ExercisesGrowth in prayer can seem to involve increasingly complicated techniques to be learnt, remembered and mastered; lectio divina, imaginative contemplation, and a host of others. Here Tom Shufflebotham draws on tradition to show a simpler method, the prayer of faith, which he believes is nevertheless not foreign to the Spiritual...
The Reformation: A gift from God?
A new edition of The Way is now available.A Review of Christian SpiritualityContentsBeth Dickson - All Unawares: Evangelical Spirituality as a preparation for the Ignatian encounterComing from an evangelical background, it was the idea of consolation that first struck Beth Dickson when she encountered Ignatian spirituality. Later on she discovered that her own evangelical spirituality had prepared her well to appreciate other Ignatian concepts and insights. She offers here an account of...
This year, on the 2nd of March, over 100 countries across the world will be celebrating World Book Day, and 2017 marks the 20th such annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, designated by UNESCO.Here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives, it is not purely archival material, which preserves the records of the British Province in the form of unique written documents, that we care for. We also look after a large number of antiquarian books dating to the 16th-17th centuries,...
Michael Suarez SJ, the Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and a longtime denizen of Campion Hall, will give the prestigious Lyell Lectures at Oxford University in late April and early May.  These annual lectures explore aspects of book history.  Over the course of six lectures — ‘Looking Beyond Letterpress in Eighteenth-Century Texts’ — Suarez will explore the extraordinary histories of print production and publication in artifacts ranging from a deluxe,...