VISUAL THEOLOGY


Pectoral Cross, 1000–1050, Probably from the Abbey of Saint-Bertin at Saint-Omer, northwestern France, Walrus ivory with copper alloy gilt inlays (15.2 x 6.4 cm) Originally this ivory formed the central part of a large and ornate cross worn as a pendant. (The arms of the cross are now missing.) The front, carved in high relief, shows Christ in Majesty, his right hand blessing, his left hand on a book. The reverse presents the Lamb of God surrounded by two of what once were four evangelists' symbols. The pairing of Christ in Majesty with the Lamb of God reflects contemporary interest in Apocalyptic imagery. In its account of the last days, the Book of Revelation discusses and links both images ■ The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) 

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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