Christian Meditation: from the Mind to the Heart

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(By Melania Stefani – Centro Formazione Meditazione Cristiana) Meditation is normally acknowledged as a healthy practice, aimed at creating inner balance. With specific techniques, the intention is to somewhat “cleanse” the mind from the many thoughts that crowd it up, which often cause negative tensions and emotions. However, the mind is …

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The Pentateuch: A Long History of Study and Research (Fifth part)

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Deuteronomy (D) and Deuteronomist. In the nineteenth century, scholars have discussed a lot about the origin of the Pentateuch. Wellhausen, for example, thought that there were originally two parts (Dt 1-4:44; 12-26; 27 and 4:45-11:39; 28-30) which were then merged together in the final stage of the Pentateuch’s redaction. Regarding …

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