Joseph Schner, SJ

Joseph Schner, SJ, is a professor of Psychology and Religion at the Toronto School of Theology.


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    " I was struck by the film’s Biblical echo. The two astronomers are contemporary prophets. DiCaprio is like Jeremiah who warned the king and people of Jerusalem of the impending danger of the Babylonians invaders who will carry off the citizen to slavery in Babylon. "...

    "Although money and status seem to be the main characters in this Fellowes’ creation,  perhaps this fixation will be able to lead to more human and interesting character development and action in future episodes.  We shall see! ...

    " there comes a realization that community is at the heart of the mystery of Christmas, the mystery of the Incarnation"...

    "Ely presents both its history in the time of the Commonwealth and crime within the Edwardian setting.  Here an added touch is contributed by an inventor of alarms for coffins – devices by which the buried could signal their liveliness. "...

    As she brings alive in her writing the evil of the villains, she balances this with the goodness and virtues of both the main characters and their friends and associates....

    "Reflecting on my great enjoyment of these three novels I wondered about its source.   I think what I find so interesting in these day-to-day human mysteries (in comparison to often complex, bizarre and dark mysteries of authors like J.K Rowling (aka Robert Galbraith) although I enjoy them as well) is how parallel they are to my own daily psychological puzzles. "...

    "Craig Foster, a middle-aged photographer exhausted by his work filming the minute details of tracking wild animals in Africa, recovers at home by exploring the underwater kelp forest of False Bay. "...

    "The stance and the expression of the infant Jesus reflects all of that profound theological mystery – that God loves us so much as to give us his only Son – and this was the result, his death and our eternal life."...

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