Tag: Roman Catholicism

Christian Humanist Profiles 206: The Theology of Benedict XVI

On April 16, 1927, Joseph Ratzinger was born in a little village in Bavaria, Germany’s southernmost state. Raised in a Catholic family in traditionally Catholic Bavaria, it isn’t surprising that he and his elder brother George went to seminary and were ordained as priests. What is remarkable is Father Ratzinger’s trajectory from priesthood to academia,…

Christian Humanist Profiles 36: Tolkien’s Sacramental Vision

In his introduction to George Macdonald’s Phantastes, C.S. Lewis credits the novel with baptizing his imagination, giving him a taste for the good and the numinous that led, ultimately, to Christian conversion. Some might use that same turn of phrase about Lewis’s own Narnia series, finding in their first introduction to the lion Aslan the…