Art & Culture

Advent promise or smoke screens and mirrors?

Modern technology takes Sr Carolyn Morrison back to 15th century Italy to discover a Renaissance masterpiece. But does it work?

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Art & CultureHistory

The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Why writing is wonderful

Humans have used the written word for centuries, yet it is being replaced by computer work-processing. Harking back to medieval literature, Jasmine Jones discusses the beauty of writing, and our duty as humans to appreciate and preserve it.

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HistoryThought-provoking

“Never again”, the humanising power of war literature

In the aftermath of conflict, language must serve constructive ends and, crucially, suggest the necessary changes to be made in order to prevent future repetition of violence and bloodshed. Bianca Costa Sales discusses the important role of war literature.

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Editorial

Editorial: 6th December 2019

Listen, don’t shout. Talk calmly, don’t lecture. Laugh, don’t scream. Call this naively idealistic, if you like, but we’re launching Adamah with a hope, and yes a prayer, that it might just work… Co-founders Joseph Evans and Luke Wilkinson introduce our first edition.

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LifestyleMental Health

“A state of perpetual panic”: the lost art of pressing the Pause button

Soul gym is just as essential as body gym, and sometimes it’s the time spent in stillness that makes the time spent in activity truly fruitful. Bianca Costa Sales invites us to draw breath.

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Social Issues

Vote For Virtue: Five things to consider when heading to the polls

As the United Kingdom heads for its third general election in four years, Luke Wilkinson considers how the British people can vote virtuously to build a country of character.

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Fighting totalitarianism: lessons from the White Rose resistance

On the morning of Thursday 18 February 1943 two German students entered the main building of the University of Munich carrying around a thousand anti-Nazi leaflets. Paul Shrimpton in the first of a series on the Scholl siblings.

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Art & Culture

Away in a Hollywood Manger

Faith and film go together like … well, oil and water. They tend to sit one on top of the other, never really successfully merging. Ronnie Convery asks whether movies are the right medium for mystery.

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Social Issues

Renewing the Social Contract

The United Kingdom goes to elections on December 12th at a time when national unity is desperately needed but Brexit continues to reveal, and deepen, the bitter divisions in British society. Is this ultimately business as usual in a robust democracy, or evidence of a deeper malaise? Daniel Coyne considers how British democracy lost its way and how it can be restored.

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Art & CultureMental Health

Why so serious?

“Why so serious?” Remember those adolescent days when your friends would repeat this with irritating insistence? Jonathan Parreño wants to know why Todd Philipp’s new Joker film is so unremittingly grim.

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