The Jan/Feb issue of the St. Austin Review is winging its way to the printers.
The theme of the next issue is “Quid est Veritas? – Reason to Believe”.
Hugh O’Donnell laments the “Great Divorce” which sundered faith from reason in early modern Europe.
John Beaumont acclaims John Henry Newman as a guide for today, helping Christians to remain faithful in difficult times.
T. Renee Kozinski asks whether literary realism is inimical to moral goodness.
Robert Merchant interviews architect Matthew Alderman about “truth and reason in church architecture”.
Kevin O’Brien is perplexed by the inanity of neo-atheism, considering it “the survival of the witless”.
Elizabeth Grace Lopez describes the ways in which her paintings serve to illustrate her father’s poetry.
Kevin O’Brien, in his second contribution to this issue, explains “how to cross over from Reason to Faith in One Easy Lesson”.
John Beaumont, also contributing a second article, praises the contribution to faith and reason of the influential convert philosopher, Peter Geach.
Susan Treacy celebrates the beauty of the feminine voice in Gregorian Chant.
James Bemis invites us to enjoy Babette’s Feast.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker is inspired by C. S. Lewis’s Abolition of Man to compare “the Tin Man and the Tao”.
Fr. Benedict Kiely reminds us that faithful confession of Jesus Christ is “not for the world’s applause”.
Ellen A. Carney reviews Sratford Caldecott’s Beauty in the Word and Louis Markos’ Literature: A Student’s Guide.
Thaddeus J. Kozinski admires The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century by Glenn W. Olson.
Joseph G. Trabbic reviews The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism by Edward Feser.
Joseph Burke takes issue with The Framework of a Christian State by E. Cahill, S.J..
Trevor Lipscombe, Pavel Chichikov, Carl E. Olson, Philip C. Kolin and Colin Jory grace us with the fruits of their poetic muse.
Last but hopefully not least, my own editorial addresses the theme of the whole issue, connecting reason to belief.