VISUAL THEOLOGY

Architectural Frieze, second quarter of 12th century French; Possibly from the abbey church at Cluny,Burgundy Limestone (29.2 x 55.9 x 22.2 cm), The Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museun of Art (New YOrk) ■ This elaborate frieze, which combines rosettes and a cityscape, is thought to have decorated the third abbey church at Cluny, the largest ecclesiastic building of its time in western Europe. As rulers of large estates, the Benedictine abbots of Cluny wielded considerable power in medieval France. The target of iconoclasm, the Cluny abbey church was almost entirely destroyed during the French Revolution.

Y entonces uno se queda con la Iglesia, que me ofrece lo único que debe ofrecerme la Iglesia: el conocimiento de que ya estamos salvados –porque esa es la primera misión de la Iglesia, el anunciar la salvación gracias a Jesucristo- y el camino para alcanzar la alegría, pero sin exclusividades de buen pastor, a través de esa maravilla que es la confesión y los sacramentos. La Iglesia, sin partecitas.

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