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Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

Books on Repeat

May 22, 2017

As the year is winding down, and summer beckons, some Harvard faculty generously shared some books that they have read and re-read.  Frank Clooney, our Director, contributed to this piece in the Harvard Gazette with a brief reflection on the Bible.  You can read the piece in its entirety here.

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CSWR resident Farah Zahra

CSWR SoundEscapes

April 24, 2017

"When I first visited CSWR in April 2015, I was invaded by its peaceful presence. Looking around me to find the source or the hidden traces of this serenity, I thought I was doing the wrong thing—which is looking. I should be hearing, listening. Listening to the water stream of the small fountain in the community garden. I thought that the peacefulness of this place is embodied in its acoustic environment as much as it is embedded in the interior architecture of the building and carried by the traces of the people who lived here before. I compare the sounds that surround us to the

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CSWR resident Munjed Murad

On Beauty

April 12, 2017

On April 5th, ThD student and CSWR resident, Munjed M. Murad, delivered a presentation on the findings of his research at Harvard as they pertain to the topic of beauty and religion. A summary of which follows:

This lecture explored the concept of beauty as discussed in teachings of Islamic metaphysics in particular and exemplified by a variety of religions in general. It addressed notions of the objectivity of beauty as a necessary quality of the Divine, and particular aspects of the manifold manifestations of beauty in the world. Examples ranged from the beauty of virtue

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