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A Conversation on Sustainability with an Ignatian Way of Proceeding

Thomas B. Curran
July 1, 2014
North America
Ethics & Social Justice
Sustainability, Ignatian, Human Dignity, Common Good, Catholic Social Teaching, Jesuit, Business, Business Education, Higher Education
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What does Jerusalem have to say to Athens? Tertullian, a Christian author and apologist in the second century of the Common Era, asked, “What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem?” This comes from his Prescription against Heresies (VII). He was discussing heresy and how to argue with heretics. Tertullian claimed that philosophical methods of inquiry should not be used in discussing faith, truth and Scripture. He believed that what took place in the Academy, public square, and centers of government should not influence the centers of worship, more specifically, matters of faith and the Gospel message.