The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”
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The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”


Recently I attended a catholic retreat in a Benedictine mountain monastery.  The theme was: The wolf in us.  We discussed the archetypes and myths of the wolf, a topic I had explored in great length before, their archetypes here and here. The point was raised, that the wolf represents greed, one of the seven deadly sins.  What … Continue reading

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?
Catholic / Contemporary / History / Spiritual

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?


Charismatic Christian (Whitsun) movements have been a huge challenge for the Roman-Catholic church in Africa, South America and India largely ignored by Europe’s clerical mainstream. I was first made aware of this by Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom”.  He gives not an entirely optimistic analysis but a profoundly helpful up-to-date eye opener. To me the election of … 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

Revelation of Saint John – Seeing it for Southern Christian Churches.
Religion

Revelation of Saint John – Seeing it for Southern Christian Churches.


The Revelation of Saint John scarcely merits the title. Far from being a revelation, it is the most disliked book of the anti-religious Westerners and even in some parts of the Western Christian Churches. An apocalyptic book describing the revelation Jesus Christ gave to John.  It connects the  beginning of the Bible (Genesis 1-11)  describing … Continue reading