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James Hanvey SJ

19 Articles

His particular research and teaching interests are in the areas of Trinitarian Theology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology and Catholic Social Thought as well as Ignatian Spirituality.

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James Hanvey SJ
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“Early in the morning, on the first day of the week…..”  This is how the Easter narrative begins. There is something beautiful and strange about this simple matter-of-fact sentence. The beginning of another week, another day; the familiar cycles of life and time continue. Its ordinariness is oddly comforting.  When the security of our world has been shattered by violence and death, we long for the ‘ordinary’, the ‘normal’, the familiar, even the banal.  Yet, this sentence is anything but ‘ordinary.’ It quietly opens into a new time and a new world: a world that is now defined, saturated, by the resurrection. 

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James Hanvey SJ
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With the papacy of Pope Francis, ‘synod’ and ‘synodality’ have entered our ecclesial vocabulary and thinking. Of course, this is neither a new concept nor experience for the Church. We see it at the very beginning, in the first momentous Council of Jerusalem which approved…

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