Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Scholastics, Stars, and Magi: Albert the Great on Matthew 2” (CLICK HERE for it)
This article on the Star of Bethlehem by David J. Collins, S.J. focuses mostly on the idea of the star as a supernatural phenomenon, and on what various commentators have had to say about the magi and their focus on
this phenomenon. For example, was such a focus a good thing or a bad thing? Were the magi practitioners of astronomy, or of magic? (CLICK HERE to continue).
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