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Monday, December 07, 2015


- Duke NT scholar Mark Goodacre gives a brief talk on the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and the childhood of Jesus. I read that non-canonical gospel shortly after becoming a Christian ... a bit creepy! It has some nice imagery, like that of the child Jesus bringing clay birds to life, but it also shows him as a murderer ...

- Russian priests pose with pet cats in hit 2016 calendar

- Who knew there were medieval Irish "abortionist" saints? Research examines the ‘abortionist saints’ of medieval Ireland ... A recent article on sexuality and childbirth in early medieval Ireland reveals some surprising attitudes towards abortion held among the Christians during this period, and that hagiographical texts recount four Irish saints performing abortions .... The saints who took part in these abortions were Ciarán of Saigir, Áed mac Bricc, Cainnech of Aghaboe, and Brigid of Kildare – who are thought to have lived during the fifth and sixth centuries.


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