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Alex Rosal: "We must evangelize as Jesus did, with stories and metaphors that people can understand".

The director of Religion in Freedom has given a lecture on the occasion of the XI workshop Theological-Didactic of the high school Superior of Religious Sciences (ISCR).

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Álex Rosal during his speech at IESE's Madrid campus. PHOTO: Fátima Pardinas
15/03/18 11:16 Maria M. Orbegozo

"We must attract people who are searching and go out to the peripheries with stories that touch the heart, evangelize as Jesus did: in a simple way, with metaphors that people can understand". This was stated by Álex Rosal, director of the informative portal "Religion in Freedom", at the workshop Theological-Didactic "In the Footsteps of Jesus", organized by the high school Superior of Religious Sciences (ISCR) of the University of Navarra, at the campus of the IESE of Madrid. goal In its 11th edition, and in view of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on "Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment," the course aimed to bring young people closer to the figure of Jesus Christ through history, art and the testimonies of people who encounter him in a variety of ways.

The workshop also featured the intervention of Diego Pérez Gondar, professor of Sacred Scripture of the School of Theology at the University of Navarra, who analyzed the historical context in which Jesus Christ grew up and lived. After describing the architecture of Jerusalem in the first century A.D. and the characteristics of the Temple, he explained the religiosity of Judaism at that time. Using audiovisual material, Pérez Gondar also described the area of Calvary and the burial of Christ, with special emphasis on the historical evolution of the various buildings that existed at that point in Jerusalem.

Under the degree scroll "Jesus through art", the second session was given by Fermín Labarga, professor of Art History and Church History at the same center. As he said in his speech, "Jesus Christ is the person most represented in art. Since we do not have a portrait, each artist offers his version; none of them exhausts him". In this sense, he pointed out that "in each historical moment Christ has been represented in a peculiar way, which reflects not only the faith and spirituality of the artist, but also of his time".

Also, during the workshop , the online Diplomas offered by the ISCR were also presented and this year there will be a new course: the Diploma of Philosophy, Science and Religion.

More information: academic programs of the ISCR.