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The Birth of Protestantism

Andre Gounelle Translation Canon Tony Dickinson Was Protestantism born at the Reformation, around the 1520s, when Rome condemned Luther and Zwingli? This is not at all obvious and other dates have, with good reason, been suggested. In 1529 German princes ...

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Hope

Andrée Chedid, A salve of the future,hope, Poetic anthropology. Publisher: Gallimard, 2008 Translation Canon Tony Dickinson I have anchored hope at the roots of life. In the face of darkness, I have set up brightness, planted torches, at the border ...

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Looking Luther in the face

Looking Luther in the face Jean-Marie de Bourqueney Translation Canon Tony Dickinson October 2017 The question of Jewish-Christian relations is most certainly a painful story. From being one Jewish movement among others, quickly in competition with the Pharisees, Christianity became ...

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Biblical Festishism

by Bernard Reymond Translation Louise Thunin If protestantism is – among other systems – founded on a principle of returning to biblical scripture its exclusive authority (Sola Scriptura), doesn’t this principle bear within itself the potential peril of a new ...

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Prayer Umbrella

Olivier Favre found on a pillar in the Abbey of Issoire Translation Louise Thunin Fold your umbrella, brother. Prayer is no umbrella. God doesn’t deal in umbrellas. He likes wind too much. I was afraid of getting wet. I thought ...

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This Photograph

by Antoine Peillon translation Louise Thunin In the past, no one ever noticed me in the street ; now children make fun of my yellow star. Lucky toad ! You don’t wear the yellow star. Max Jacob, Loving Our Neighbor ...

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Prayer and Sunbathing

by André Gounelle translation Louise Thunin ˝Pray without ceasing,˝ writes the Apostle Paul. Impossible directions to follow ? It all depends on what we mean by prayer : a rite that we carry out or self-exposure to the presence of ...

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