Monthly Archives: October 2010

More on the Catholics in the Middle East

Just in time for the Synod of Bishop’s Special Assembly for the Middle East another important volume was published on the Catholic Christians on the Middle East. It is the result of a conference in London (Heythrop College) held in … Continue reading

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Church & Catholicism in the Middle East

One of the books that should have figured on Pope Benedict´s reading list in preparation for the synod on the Middle East in Rome is the thorough introduction that was published earlier this year:   Harold Suermann, Kirche und Katholizismus seit … Continue reading

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Special Assembly for the Middle East – Vatican

Last Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, the special assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops started off with an eucharist celebration, and today, Monday, the opening session took place. While we have to wait and see what the … Continue reading

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ZemZem 2/2010

Het net verschenen nummer van ZemZem (Tijdschrift over het Midden-Oosten, Noord-Afrika en islam – losse verkoop in veel boekhandels), waarvoor ik zelf de introductie heb bijgedragen, is een geslaagd themanummer over het christendom in het Midden-Oosten geworden, met artikelen die o.a. aandacht … Continue reading

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

Though not having been short-listed for the Man Booker prize, there are at least five good reasons to read The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (London 2010). – the language, the language: while Mitchell makes non-native English speakers acutely … Continue reading

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