Questions that paintings pose, 2: The Jewish hat as a form of objection

Bruno Alber presents three examples that rose objections against Christian anti-Judaism, one in the Cathedral of Augsburg, and two from medieval illuminated manuscripts.

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Questions that paintings pose, 1: Rabbi Jesus on the run

What does the picture show us, painted in the form and size of an altarpiece?

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What are we missing? Sunday mass in the period of the Corona crisis

Not for all Christians, but for many the Sunday assembly of the Church is the pivotal point of the week. But what happens now, as no Sunday mass takes place? What is the purpose of Sunday mass? And are we really left
with nothing when the church is closed? The following article calls your attention to some special aspects to take into consideration for this special Lent (and perhaps beyond that, Easter time) of 2020.

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Anti-Judaism in the Qur’an?

What Islamic antijudaism has to do with the Qur’an

by Dr. Rudolf Kutschera

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Book presentation: Benedict XVI in dialogue with Rabbi Arie Folger

On 16 May 2019 at the Lateran University in Rome, the Chair for the Theology of the People of God presented the Italian translation of the correspondence between Pope em. Benedict XVI and the Viennese Chief Rabbi Arie Folger.

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Pope Francis and the distance study program

At the end of September 2017, during a reception for the members of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, Professor Achim Buckenmaier, the director of the Chair, drew the attention of Pope Francis to the distance study program. In his speech to all the members of the Pontifical Council Pope Francis had spoken […]

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