Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 31

December 31: Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius died at age 49 in Zakinthos, Greece. He had reached Jerusalem, but never made it back home. You could say Vesalius died for the church that persecuted him.

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Dec 30

December 30: The Vatican Recognizes Israel

A common theme in anti-Semitism: a Jew holding the world in his hands

It came about 50 years too late for the Holocaust. So… if God is right today, and Jews are not “reviled of God,” was he wrong in the Dark Age, when faith was stronger?

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Dec 29

December 29: The Murder of Thomas Becket

Stained-glass window of Thomas Becket, Canterbury Cathedral

Had Becket but served his king with half the zeal that he served his God, he would not have been left naked to his enemies.

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