The Story of a Scrupe: Confronting Scrupulosity

13 minutes By Paul B. An Introduction to What Scrupulosity and Mortal Sin Are In ancient Rome, as part of their state religion, the Romans would offer lengthy sacrificial events, often lasting around three hours! If the people messed up even one small part of the ritual, they started the entire ceremony over again. An imperfect ceremony […]

Practice Makes Permanent, or a Primer on Virtue

5 minutes By Nick Jones, Rhode Island University One of the most important things I’ve learned so far in school for teaching is the need for students to build what is known as disciplinary literacy. This refers to methods of making meaning and of comprehension proper to particular disciplines. Students need to be taught how to think […]

Personality, Healthy Mindedness and Religion

5 minutes By Maria Flores In his book, The Idea of the Holy, Rudolph Otto attempts to explain the nature of God. He holds that the human person is capable of comprehending the Divine only to a certain extent because of the rational nature that the two beings share. This rational component (as opposed to mere subjective […]

Beyond Sensational Pleasure

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella In this paper, I wish to investigate value relativism, and give a few arguments against it. In order to do this, I will first discuss the notion of value and some of its properties. Next, I will discuss that which gives us pleasure, known as the subjectively satisfying. Finally, I will provide […]