• Claritas Editor


The first section of Claritas 2015 is entitled “To the Source.” This section always features scholarly articles about the writings of Chiara Lubich, especially the unpublished text Paradise ’49 that presents her mystical writings from 1949 to 1951. The second section of the journal is entitled “In Focus.” It includes a set of articles that addresses a specific topic. We are pleased to publish in this issue an article by one of the most respected feminist writers in the Catholic tradition, Giulia Paola De Nicola. The third section of the journal is entitled “Articles.” The three excellent articles in this issue address religious lay movements in Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism; the sociology of authentic religious inspiration at the beginning of the Focolare Movement; and the problem of scientific research and value judgments. The fourth and final section of this issue contains three book reviews.