A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tag Archive for ‘Edwin Hall’

The Persistence of Gesture

I am teaching a course to theology students on the Sacrament of Marriage. One of my interests is how art reflects and illustrates theology, so I showed my class the mosaic above. According to a scholar called Edwin Hall it is the earliest Christian monument to depict a marriage and is thus “the prototype for […]

The Gospel of Matthew – (Part 3)

  Matthew brackets the material in chapters 5-9 with two nearly identical verses. “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people” (4:23). “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming […]