Nagasaki: Why Suffering Does Not Have the Last Word 長崎──沉思原爆

Dr Matthew Jones shares a reflection he wrote for Ming Hua’s recent study trip to Japan.

“We human beings are a mystery to ourselves. We are rational and irrational, civilized and savage, capable of deep friendship and murderous hostility, free and in bondage, the pinnacle of creation and its greatest danger. We are Rembrandt and Hitler, Mozart and Stalin, Antigone and Lady Macbeth, Ruth and Jezebel. “What a work of art,” says Shakespeare of humanity. “We are very dangerous,” says Arthur Miller in After the Fall; “We meet…not in some garden of wax fruit and painted leaves that lies East of Eden, but after, after the Fall, after many, many deaths.” [1]

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Cathars and Waldensians – a way back to a more varied Christian Europe 回溯中世紀歐洲基督教世界


Principal Professor Gareth Jones introduces the two main Christian movements that will be studied in the College’s next study trip to Europe.

The Cathars

The Cathars, whose name means the ‘Pure Ones’, were one of the most fascinating, unusual, and in the end tragic of all Christian movements in the medieval Church.

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Our Study Trip to Rome 羅馬學習之旅

院長鍾嘉文教授和聖職志願人二月份在羅馬展開為期十天的學習之旅。以下是其中幾位聖職志願人在旅程中的思考。

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Cathars and Waldensians: the Tragedy of the Medieval Inquisition in France 法國中世紀的宗教裁判

Principal Professor Gareth Jones previews the College’s next study trip to Europe.

Ever wondered how the Church of Rome came to dominate medieval Christianity in France, before the Reformation?

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Prayers and Silence: A Pilgrimage to Nagasaki 日本長崎: 禱告與沉默

The College’s latest study trip will explore Christianity in Japan.

Ming Hua is excited to announce plans for a study trip which will follow the story of Christianity in Japan from the time of St Francis Xavier. Continue reading Prayers and Silence: A Pilgrimage to Nagasaki 日本長崎: 禱告與沉默

Study Trip: Saint Paul’s Mission to Greece 下一站: 聖保羅希臘行蹤

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Ming Hua’s next study trip will explore Saint Paul’s journey to Greece.

Saint Paul made two journeys that defined Christianity’s growth into a worldwide Church: Rome, the political heart of the empire; and Athens and Corinth, key intellectual centres. Greece was arguably the more important of the two. Continue reading Study Trip: Saint Paul’s Mission to Greece 下一站: 聖保羅希臘行蹤