Convivium was a project of Cardus 2011‑2022, and is preserved here for archival purposes.


The world as seen from the literal perspective of the holy book. 

Peter Stockland

“Vanity, vanity, all is vanity and a breath of wind,” the Teacher says in the Book of Ecclesiastes. In Stephen Radford’s photograph of this English church, no breath disturbs the pages of the Bible or its red ribbon page markers. The candles are extinguished. The world beyond is but a blur; we look in vain to make sense of it. Yet those who know the Scripture know, too, that if an unseen finger turned the pages, the message of Ecclesiates would be clear: “Fear God and follow his commandments. This is the whole duty of man.”