Having finished the Master's, I'm now pleased to share some of my writings. Here I make available with very brief descriptions copies of the essays I submitted.
Religion and Healing: Miracles and the Shrine of St. Frideswide in the late Twelfth Century
I focus on two narratives penned by Prior Philip, the head of the monastery of St. Frideswide in the 1180s. Many miracles were claimed at that time around the translation of her purported relics, so the Prior crafted a vivid record so as to promote her name.
Visions Within: Spiritual Development and the Evolution of Imagery in Teresa of Àvila's The Interior Castle
I attempt to highlight and clarify different stages of the inner journey by reference to a number of different approaches to the identification and analysis of patterns in her imagery.
The Catholic Church and Inter-religious Marriages: Reflections on Pastoral Theology and Practice after Vatican II
Vatican II is famous for many efforts at modernisation of the Church's religious mission. It laid foundations for increased ecumenism, including the case of mixed marriages, where the non-Catholic party is a Christian of another denomination. However, what about marriages with non-Christians? Much depends on canon law...
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