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  • be passers-by
    The massive gate to the Mughal ghost-palace of Fatehpur Sikri , the Buland Darwaza , contains a curious Christian inscription - or rather, an Islamic inscription quoting J
  • the papal palace
    The papal palace in Avignon, the Palais des Papes , in winter is a rather bleak and draughty place, with only glimpses of its onetime splendor. The curious mix of fortress
  • scotland: iona
    The Isle of Iona lies just off the coast of Mull, in Scotland's Inner Hebrides. Iona Abbey, founded by St Columba in the 6th century, is one of the oldest centers of Chris
  • xi'an stelae
    The most impressive museum in Xi'an, China's ancient capital of Chang'an, houses the Forest of Stelae, a vast collection of ancient literature and calligraphy, all engrave
  • the green face
    There was an all-pervading, matt half-light; the poplar outside the window, the distant bushes and the towers of Amsterdam were faintly illuminated, as if by dim floodligh
  • cabo de são vicente
    Cabo de São Vicente is the very south-western tip of Portugal (and Europe), and the cliff of the Promontorium Sacrum, as the Romans called it, was the last land the Portug
  • dekalog 1: i am ready
    Over 20 years old, Krzysztof Kieslowski 's famous modern interpretation of the Ten Commandments in ' The Decalogue ' ('Dekalog', 1989) has lost none of its dramatic power
  • ireland: skellig michael
    Off the coast of south-western Ireland, at the edge of the known world (in the Middle Ages at least), lie two rocks jutting out of the Atlantic, known as the Skellig Islan
  • ecclesiastical plumbing
    The current issue of Cabinet Magazine , devoted to infrastructure , contains a fascinating article on an architectural detail of Catholic churches called the piscina . The
  • mother of god pelagonitissa
    The fifteenth century icon of 'Mother of God Pelagonitissa' is one of the highlights of the exhibition 'Unimagined Beauty' in the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht, which shows
  • iffr: the mill and the cross
    Sunday evening at the IFFR saw the European premiere of an interesting cinematic experiment, with Lech Majewski 's ' The Mill and the Cross '. In stunning detail, the film
  • god's dissatisfaction
    God breathed in deeply, looked at the mist around Him and murmured in the hushed tones of someone who has just made an unexpected and curious discovery, It would never hav
  • when the new season makes its way
    If after seeing ' Hadewijch ' ( reviewed before ), you're curious about the 13th century poet, mystic and beguine ('begijn') from Brabant, here's a sample of her work. Had
  • iffr: hadewijch
    Modern mysticism at the International Film Festival Rotterdam , with Bruno Dumont 's new film ' Hadewijch ', a thoughtful meditation as austere and introspective as its tr
  • franny and zooey
    Franny: What happened was, I got the idea in my head - and I could not get it out - that college was just one more dopey , inane place in the world dedicated to piling up
  • the master and margarita
    The Gospel has been the subject of many literary interpretations in the 20th century - famous examples that come to mind are Kazantzakis' ' The Last Temptation of Christ '
  • the fisher king
    Did you ever hear the story of the Fisher King? It begins with the king as a boy having to sleep alone in the forest to prove his courage so he can become king. While he's
  • the religious experience of philip k. dick
    In 1974, science fiction writer Philip K. Dick experienced a series of mystical visions. They would greatly influence his writing, most explicitly in ' Valis ', a philosop
  • al-mahdi
    "What inferno, what terrible plague or huge massacre or catastrophic earthquake is needed to make those people stop and look around them, to contemplate in silence what te
  • coptic egypt
    At more than 10% of the population, the Copts are a sizable minority in Egypt, and in most towns church towers can be seen side by side with the mosque minarets. The Copti
  • la convivencia
    The period known as La Convivencia refers to the peaceful coexistence of Muslems, Jews and Christians during the Moorish reign of al-Andalus (Spain), between 711 and 1492.
  • geertgen tot sint jans
    The 15th century in Dutch painting was that transition period when perspective was not quite understood yet (or maybe just not deemed relevant), painting styles were still
  • christvertising
    Is your brand in God's good books? Some hilarious satire for Easter Sunday: Christvertising.com , which had many in the American blogosphere wondering whether it was real
  • the consolation of philosophy
    Since today is the memorial day of Saint Severinus , better known as Boethius , it seems fitting to take a look at his masterpiece ' The Consolation of Philosophy ' ('De C
  • mary
    Abel Ferrara 's latest film ' Mary ' is a thought-provoking investigation of religious redemption in a cynical, intolerant world. Heavy on theological ideas, the story cen
  • jihad?
    To Westerners [the word jihad ] conjures scenes of screaming fanatics being egged into war by promises that they will be instantly transported to heaven if they are slain.

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