Had Jesus a wife? Professor Karen L. King publish or perish: “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”
Gospel / Spiritual

Had Jesus a wife? Professor Karen L. King publish or perish: “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”


There has been a bit of noise about a dubious a “business card size” piece of papyrus which purportedly provides evidence that Jesus had a wife. That Jesus was married, many hope, is somehow undermining  the core doctrines of Christianity.  Apart from the fact that it the tiny scrap is currently dated a few hundred years after Jesus life and … Continue reading

Gnosticism – the empire strikes back.
C.G.Jung / Gnostic / History / Medival / Religion

Gnosticism – the empire strikes back.


Gnosticism can be considered collective name for a large number of greatly varying and pantheistic-dualistic sects, which flourished from some time before the Christian era down to the fifth century. It became a dangerous corruption of Christianity, even or because its first traces can be found some centuries before the Christian era. That Alexandrian thought … Continue reading

Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an
Gospel / History / Medival / Religion

Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an


Survival of the fittest. Religions fight – survive or die. There were formal and near formal heresies ( heresy = a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority ) such as:  Docetism, Ebionism,  Arianism, Nestorians, Apollinarian, Monophysitism  (several heresies ) and Gnosticism just to name few. Christian Gnostics  believed that someone else … Continue reading

Johannes

Die Johannesoffenbarung


Die Erwartung der Rückkehr Christi zur Erde gehört zur Grundlage des christlichen Glaubens. Christus, der nach dem Hingang zu seinem Vater durch die Verkündigung und die Wirksamkeit seiner Zeugen auf Erden eine Gemeinde sammelt, die seine schon angebrochene Herrschaft bezeugt, wird zu einem nur Gott bekannten Zeitpunkt (Mt 24, 36; Mk 13, 32) zur Erde … Continue reading

Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom” – in the long run . . . Christ wins out
Religion / Spiritual

Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom” – in the long run . . . Christ wins out


Philip Jenkins has a joint appointment  at Penn State University and at Baylor University and  is also  the author of “The Lost History of Christianity”, another excellent book.  A respected professor of  history and religious studies who has been known for “going against the flow,” Jenkins argues that the rapid growth of  Christianity around the … Continue reading