New Issue: Humanum Review – Things to Focus On

Things to Focus On

A thing…is inseparable from its context, namely, its world, and from our commerce with the thing and its world, namely engagement. The experience of a thing is always and also a bodily and social engagement with the thing’s world. In calling forth a manifold engagement, a thing necessarily provides more than one commodity. Thus a stove used to furnish more than mere warmth. It was a focus, a hearth, a place that gathers the work and leisure of a family and gave the house a center.

—Albert Borgmann, Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science is the online quarterly review of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. Read the full issue on the Humanum Review website.

Table of Contents

Re-Source: Classic Texts

Feature Articles


Book Reviews

  • William R. Hamant: Hyperreality: The Prison of Our Own Device
    Mulder, Frank, Hyperreality: How Our Tools Came to Control Us
  • Matthew John Paul Tan: Playing for Eternity
    Bosman, Frank G., Gaming and the Divine: A New Systematic Theology of Videogames
  • Katrina Bieler: What Does Home Mean?
    Gress, Carrie and Noelle Mering, Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday
    Gress, Carrie and Noelle Mering, Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Act of Homemaking