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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...
How should 500 years since the beginning of the Protestant Reformation be commemorated?  The latest edition of the Way explores this question from multiple angles. There are a variety of articles exploring the Reformation from an Evangelical, Methodist, Anglican, Orthodox and Lutheran perspective. The latest edition also looks at Martin Luther's 'conversion' from a psychological standpoint, with contemporary insights about mid-life transition.  The Way, which is a...
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...
Summer edition of The Way spirituality journal
The summer edition of The Way is now available.LEARNING LIFE’S LESSONSContentsPaul L. Younger - Lost For Words: An Ignatian Encounter with Divine Love in Aggressive Brain CancerDuring a holiday in France in 2016, Paul Younger fell ill and was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. Inevitably, his life has been radically changed by this, and his subsequent treatment. As a man schooled in the Spiritual Exercises, he found himself drawing deeply on the resources of Ignatian  ...
The Spring edition of The Way spirituality journal is now available.THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREEContentsBrian O'Leary - “The More Universal … the More Divine”: Ruminating on an Enigmatic DictumIf the Spiritual Exercises illustrate Ignatius of Loyola’s view of how an individual can best discover and be open to the will of God, his Jesuit Constitutions show the corporate dimension of this search. Here Brian O’Leary tries to understand one of the chief criteria for choosing between possible...
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Prayer at depth: The new year 2017 edition of The Way is published today.In this issue:Peter Edmonds SJ, on the Gospel of Mark.You can download this article for free Teresa White, on the consolation of poetry.Tibor Bartók, on the mysticism of Louis Lallemant.Rossano Zas Friz de Col, on the experience of Christian life in different denominations.Walter Fabri, on praying with art and other images.Karen Howard, on Taizé and contemplative prayer.Louis Roy, on the mysticism of Meister Eckhart....
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The Autumn edition of The Way spirituality journal is out nowThere is a range of interesting content in the current special edition of the The Way: The Spirit of Europe Today which focuses on Europe and the spirituality of Brexit.  Order your copy here. Frank Turner SJ  The Role of Europe in the Last Three PapaciesIn Francis, Benedict XVI and John-Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has experienced three very different Popes. Each, though, has spoken repeatedly about the...
The latest issue of ‘The Way’ (April 2016) has recently been released. The theme is: Elected Silence.'The Way' is an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits. Through writing informed by critical and creative scholarship, it aims to provide a forum in which thoughtful Christians, from different walks of life and different traditions, reflect on God’s continuing action in human experience.This issue includes:Kevin...
Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ at prayer
The January 2016 edition of The Way has just been published, with a particular focus on prayer and those who pray.Among the articles in this edition, James Menkhaus asks what lessons can be drawn from Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ’s experience, seven decades after Hiroshima was destroyed. Arrupe was Superior General of the Jesuits in the turbulent years immediately after the Second Vatican Council. Earlier in his Jesuit life, he had been novice master in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb was dropped on...
The latest issue (volume 54 no 4) of The Way has been published and is available now. Each issue has one article made freely available. This month's is from Pedro Walpole: Do Not Be Afraid: Laudato Si’ and Integral EcologyWriting from the perspective of Asia Pacific, Pedro Walpole sees in Laudato si’ a call to restore a sense of what is enough to human living, avoiding unsustainable over-consumption. One way to foster this is to deepen the bonds of solidarity between people living in...

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