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‘This present paradise’

For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.

Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker | 7/14/2008 | Summer 2008
Jesus as the Good Shepherd, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna

This fifth-century mosaic in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, Italy, shows Jesus as the Good Shepherd. (Public domain)