VISUAL THEOLOGY


Coptic Manuscript, 700–900, Coptic; Possibly from the Kasr Deir es Surian (Castle of the Monastery of the Syrians), Wadi an-Natrun, Egypt; Written and illustrated in Egypt. Inscribed in abbreviated Coptic: Jesus Christ Victorious, Ink and colored inks on parchment, The Metropolitan Museum of Art ■ Crosses worked in interlaced geometric patterns often appear in Coptic manuscripts. Wealthier monasteries would have had manuscripts even after the Arab conquest of the region in the mid-600s. Coptic, the latest stage of the Egyptian language, is written using the Greek alphabet with seven additional signs. The Arabic text to the right side of each page was for those who could no longer read Coptic ■

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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