"28 Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my
29 Jesus saith to him:
Because thou hast seen me, Thomas,
thou hast believed:
Blessed are they that have not seen,
and have believed."
John xx: 28-29.
Reproduced above is the painting
by Michelangelo Morigi (called "Caravaggio,"
after his birthplace near Milan)
showing the Apostle Thomas at his first meeting with the Risen
being asked to place his hand in the wound in Jesus's side.
The original is now at the Staatliche
Schlösser und Gärten of the
Palais San Souci in Potsdam, Germany.
here to see a much clearer version.
SOME REALLY GREAT READING
Listed below are the books that I am now reading or have just
finished reading. I highly recommend all of them. If you click on the
book's title below, you'll get the text of the description of the
book found on its dust jacket, along with a trenchant review.
Precise Parallel New Testament:
Greek Text, King James Version, Rheims New
Testament, Amplified Bible, New International Version, New Revised
Standard Version, New American Bible, New American Standard
R. Kohlenberger III, General Editor. New York and Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1995.
Faith: A Woman's
Struggle to Stop the Catholic Church from Annulling Her
Marriage. Sheila Rauch Kennedy. New York: Pantheon Books,
Owes Us Nothing: A Brief Remark on Pascal's Religion and on the Spirit of
Jansenism. Leszek Kolakowski. Chicago and London: The University
of Chicago Press, 1995.
Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary
American Catholicism. Michael W. Cuneo. New York and Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1997.
- Reformations: A Radical Interpretation of
Christianity and the World, 1500-2000.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto and
Derek Wilson. New York: Scribner, 1996.
- Michelangelo: A Biography. George Bull. New York: St.
Martin's Press, 1995.
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