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Responsum of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith to a dubium regarding the blessing of the union of persons of the same sex (15 March 2021)

Reaction of Mgr Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerp (Belgium):



INTAMS In the press:


Bisschop Bonny spreekt de mensen moed in (De Standaard, 17/03/2021)


Theoloog Thomas Knieps: "Christenen moeten boos zijn als holebi's in de kerk gediscrimineerd worden" (Maga-Zijn Community, 19/03/2021)





Journal "Marriage, Families & Spirituality"

vol. 26/1 (2020)

Marriage, Families & Spirituality

Special Theme Issue


This issue presents the scholarly fruits of a conference held in March 2019 at the Center for the Study of Christianity, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


The conference was devoted to the topic of Marriage and/as Metaphor in Christian and Jewish Traditions. The proceedings published here reflect the variety of issues, dilemmas, metaphors, and reality which the concept of marriage conjured up in the ancient and early modern mind.

Introduction (full text) by Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, Director of INTAMS.


Editorial (full text) by Guest Editor Prof. Oded Irshai, Director of the Center for the Study of Christianity, Hebrew University Jerusalem.


Articles by Jennifer Knust (Duke University), Yonatan Moss (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Serge Ruzer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Gabriel Radle (University of Notre Dame), Eirini Panou (Hellenic Open University & Open University of Cyprus), and Judith Weiss (Ben Gurion University of the Negev).


Art by David Moss (Jerusalem).


Book reviews of recent publications in the fields of Judaism & Early Christianity, Practical Issues & Pastoral Theology, and Theology.





All INTAMS Publications:

Marriage - Constancy and Change in Togetherness         Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander


 A Point of No Return        Authentic Voices, Discerning HeartsLa voie de l'amour électif


Being One at Home   A cuore aperto   Close to our Hearts   Das Herz spricht zum Herzen     


(N)iets voor Dummies   Band der Liebe    The Household of God   Companion to Marital Spirituality