Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Humanum quarterly review

The Hermeneutic of Continuity blog gives a link to a very interesting website – it’s about a new online review called Humanum, the quarterly review of the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research.
A note from the editor, Stratford Caldecott, tells us that: 

Each issue [of the review] will have a main theme around which the reviews and articles cluster, and these themes will progress over the next two years as follows, with four issues per year.  We begin with an issue on THE CHILD, because this reveals the foundation of our perspective on humanity: the child is the purest revelation of man and his relationship to Being.  Then, in a cycle of four issues under the heading of “Recovering Origins” we focus on Adult Children of Divorce, Artificial Reproduction, Same-Sex Unions, and Fatherhood.  In this way we will examine some of the most challenging developments in modern technological culture and their impact on human life and meaning.  In the second year-long cycle of issues we focus on “Home and Family”, including Motherhood, Work, and the Elderly, before moving on in the following year to the theme of “Education”.
The articles and reviews on offer in these electronic pages are intended as a service to help you in your work of research and discernment.  We hope you will find them useful, whatever your field of interest or line of work, whether you read as a parent, a health-care professional, a marriage counsellor, a scientist, a teacher, or a student.   If you are interested in humanity, then Humanum is for you.  We welcome your interest, your involvement, and your advice. 

There’s a challenge! 

Some other subjects featured on the website are as follows: ‘Child 7 Billion – Are seven billion people too many?’; ‘Caring for the Old – In Britain, concerns keep surfacing about the treatment of the elderly in care homes’; ‘Materialism bad for marriage – A new study confirms the obvious’; ‘MaterCare International – The organization MaterCare International recently held a conference in Rome to draw attention to the urgent plight of mothers around the world’. 

There is much, much more reading and study material here too.