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The Jesus Life

Reconsidering the Spiritual in the West

An historical, scientific, philosophical and theological long-read

A spiralling stained glass window inside a chapel at Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas. Photo by Matthew T Rader on Unsplash, cropped
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, completed in 1512. Photo by Calvin Craig on Unsplash, cropped

From 1520 to 2020

Martin Luther, who became a seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation when in 1517 he nailed his 95 theses against the Catholic practice of indulgences on the All Saints’ Church doors in Wittenberg, Germany.
Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessential Renaissance man, here depicted in a presumed self portrait from 1512, became famous for his painting as well as his notebooks containing a wealth of scientific knowledge.
Epicurus, whose philosophy was rediscovered in the late Middle Ages when an Italian humanist unearthed Lucretius’s On the Nature of Things in a German monastery in 1417.
Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Italian friar and one of the Catholic church’s greatest theologians, sought to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with Christianity.
Nicolaus Copernicus, whose 1543 publication proposing a heliocentric cosmology seriously challenged the Aristotelian science of the day, was one of the pioneers of the Scientific Revolution.
A million lanterns. Photo by Gian D. on Unsplash

Spiritual Realities

A microcosm of bacteria in a Petri dish. Photo by Michael Schiffer on Unsplash

The Science of the Spiritual

Light beams in England sky. Photo by Paul Green on Unsplash

Discerning Spirits

Vitoria, Brazil. Photo by Marcus Dall Col on Unsplash

The Nature of the Spiritual

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Tim Brys ن

Multi-disciplinary researcher. Love: God, friends, enemies. Europe 🇧🇪 and the Middle East 🇱🇧. I also write in Dutch.