• Sharing files and sharing lives

    Matthew Pulis

    When speaking of sharing, Spadaro uses the Web 2.0 model. He speaks of the risk of falling into a sort of ideology of the Web. From this model sprouts the reflection of Cybertheology. George gathered four definitions of this term: (i) a theology of the meanings of social communication; (ii) ...

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  • It-Taqbil tat-Tfal

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    X’inhi taqbila? F’kelma waħda, it-taqbil tat-tfal hu fergħa tat-tradizzjoni orali li tikkonsisti minn għadd ta’ versi li tipikament jingħadu jew jitkantaw mit-tfal jew lit-tfal għall-gost inkella waqt xi logħba. Il-letteratura orali tgħaddi minn ġenerazzjoni għall-oħra permezz tal-fomm, u bis-saħħa t’hekk it-taqbil tat-tfal baqa’ ħaj sal-lum. Din it-tip ta’ letteratura minn ...

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  • The road to conversion

    Matthew Pulis

    Following last week’s article, we see Spadaro proceeding to compare the saving of a file with the salvation of a soul. He notes that our understanding of saving a file prohibits us from starting afresh, which a theological understanding outlines.[1] A metanoia is not particularly possible in the digital world, ...

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  • Between Theology and Technology

    Matthew Pulis

    In the first chapter of Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet, Antonio Spadaro questions the relationship between faith and technology. He claims that many have written on the use of Internet as an instrument of evangelization. He suggests that we should be questioning the challenges of the ...

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  • Panem et Circenses, and the failure of Critical thought

    Dr John Paul Cauchi

    The Roman satirical poet Juvenal, around 100 AD, is reputed to have come up with the term panem et circenses, referring to the situation where a populace (in this case, Roman) no longer cares for its historical birthright of political involvement. Politicians took the opportunity to only aim for public ...

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  • Int x’tgħid? Perit jew perita? Sindku jew sindka?

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Illum il-ġurnata nafu li d-dominanza tal-irġiel fi professjonijiet, xogħlijiet jew karigi bil-mod il-mod qed tirriduċi ruħha. Fejn qabel in-nisa kienu joqogħdu d-dar jieħdu ħsieb it-tfal, fi żmienna qed jiġri pjuttost bil-kontra. Diversi nisa mhux talli bdew deħlin fil-postijiet tax-xogħol, talli saħansitra bdew jokkupaw pożizzjonijiet li qabel kienu okkupati biss mill-irġiel. ...

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  • Unhinged

    Jean Claude Attard

    Can we forget something we did not live to remember? Nathan Wachtel argues that we do not remember on our own, but we can only make sense of recollections within the broader context which we belong to. Our identity is negotiated with reference to a past which we choose to ...

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  • What do we do now?

    Dr Ramon Bonett Sladden

    During the past few years, our country has been through a great deal of change. Whether the changes which have come to pass are for better or for worse, I will let history judge. My scope for writing is to try to examine the effects of our action or inaction ...

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  • Dare we rise to the occasion?

    Nadia Delicata

    Today, almost three weeks after her brutal murder, Daphne Caruana Galizia will be laid to rest. In what must have been the most excruciating grieving process for her loved ones, they can finally start mourning as their wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend is returned to the ground with dignity, ...

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  • The ending we already know

    Pietre Vive Malta

    “Sing, O muse, the anger of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.” This is Homer’s powerful opening verse of the Iliad – the epic built around the ten-year siege of Troy. In a few words, it tells us plenty about the nature of anger. It ...

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