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The mistery of Jesus’ Conception

I must say that I’ve never found a more fascinating and surprising theory of the virginal conception of Jesus than that of Andrew Lincoln, Professor at University of Gloucestershire (published in the November/December of the Bible Archaeology Review). He maintains that the virginal conception of Jesus should be considered from…

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The Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on Ecology (Third part)

Today I comment another part of the pope’s encyclical letter where are offered biblical passages about ecology. Today I comment the paragraph number 67: We are not God. The earth was here before us and it has been given to us. This allows us to respond to the charge that…

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Popular piety, part of our tradition

(Article written by Gian Domenico Daddabbo) Knowledge of Christ is not result of human intelligence; if it were, faith would corrispond to a cold intellectualistic elaboration: the Judaic concept of knowledge, absorbed by Christianism, means to experience, therefore the answer of heart succeeds to the one of mind and opens…

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The Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on Ecology (Second part)

Today I want to continue analyzing the encyclical letter “Laudato si’” of Pope Francis. I’ll analyze the letter’s parts where the Pope gives the biblical passages about ecology: 66. The creation accounts in the book of Genesis contain, in their own symbolic and narrative language, profound teachings about human existence and its…

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The Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on Ecology (First part)

Last year Pope Francis promulgated the enciclical letter “Laudato sii“. The encyclical letter is dedicated to the relationship between man and his environment. At the beginning of the letter there are the teachings on ecology of St. John XXIII, Paul VI, St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The are…

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God loves gays too!

Today it seems that admitting homosexual behavior is a necessity, not only among psychologists but also among christians. Even evangelicals say that homosexuals are not rejected by Bible doctrine. Most evangelical Christians believe instead that Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. The Book of Leviticus calls male-male sex “detestable,” while in the…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Second part)

According  to Luke, how does one enter the journey of discipleship? [ … ] First, the point at which one has joined the journey is not always clear in Luke. In some cases a clear “call to discipleship” and/or conversion is offered (e.g., 5:1-11), but in others persons previously unknown…

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