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Why Christianity has no reincarnation doctrine - Benjamin Creme

In 553 CE the Christian Emperor Justinian had Origen’s teachings on reincarnation banned at the Second Council of Constantinople. 

“It seems reasonable to conclude that the so-called ban concerning the doctrine of reincarnation is the result of an historical error and contains no ecclesiastical authority whatsoever.” The German author, Peter Andreas, expresses this point of view in his book, … 997 more words


The Holy Wisdom of the Romans

Istanbul is a city of layers. Surrounded by clusters of skyscrapers, its business districts form the outer crust. Further in, identically patterned apartment buildings rub shoulders with European style palaces where Empire gave way to industrialisation and democracy. 2,971 more words


November 13, 565 CE: Basilica Cistern; 1988: Sewage in Santa Monica Bay; 2003: Death of Sewer Worker

November 13, 565 AD: End of the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, builder of the Basilica Cistern. “The Basilica Cistern (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı – Sunken Palace, or Yerebatan Sarnıcı – Sunken Cistern), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), Turkey. 406 more words


TDISH: A Peasant For Emperor

On August 1, 527, the a new Emperor and Empress came to power in the Byzantine Empire – Justinian I and Theodora.  The pair would become known for their numerous achievements despite reigning during a tumultuous period of Byzantine history.  254 more words

This Date In Strange History

Feast of Alfred the Great (October 26)

Above:  Map of England in 878

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King of the West Saxons

An old saying tells that power wears down those who do not have it.   858 more words


Bysans och klimatförändringar

Den tyska tidningen Spiegel uppmärksammar en kanadensisk dokumentär från 2013 som handlar om 535-36 års köldknäpp, kanske mest känd från vår käre skrön- och krönikör Prokopios, men också från arkeologiska och… 251 more words