Historical and Existential Perspectives
image: Detail from Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam, c. 1511–1512. Nihil obstat: Rev. Prof. Dr D. Vincent Twomey, SVD, Censor deputatus Imprimatur: Rt Rev. Hugh Gilbert, OSB, Bishop of Aberdeen Given at Aberdeen, 24 June 2013, Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Dedicated to Elsie and Bill Chalmers, in thanksgiving. Requiescant in pace. “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1–2) “Thus conscience is a connecting principle between the creature and his Creator.” John Henry Cardinal Newman, An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent
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