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About amartinez

Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.

“O CÍRIO DE NOSSA SENHORA DE NAZARÉ:” A FAITH ASSESSMENT AND BEYOND

A Fascinating, Mystical Festa During the first two weeks of October this year, the city of Belém, Pará, a northern gateway to the Amazon River, Brazil, hosted the most interesting religious event I have ever witnessed, not too many people … Continue reading

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“O CÍRIO DE NOSSA SENHORA DE NAZARÉ”: UNA EVALUACIÓN DESDE Y MÁS ALLÁ DE LA FE

Una mística y fascinante festa Durante las dos primeras semanas de octubre del presente año, la ciudad de Belém, Pará, norteña puerta de entrada al río Amazonas, Brasil, fue anfitriona del evento religioso más interesante que he presenciado y del que no … Continue reading

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  God dwells in the gallery of  memorable moments and answered prayers!

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Religion through the Eyes of Poetry

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The Agony of Innocence: The Other Face of the Galilean

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Basilica of the Annunciation – Nazareth

Located in the town where, according to the Gospels, Jesus was raised and lived most of his life, this church, built in 1969, was erected on the location where, according to Roman-Catholic speculation, Gabriel, a messenger from God. told Mary … Continue reading

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IN MEMORIAM: QUENTIN MOSES

Before the power and mystery of life, TOGETHER WE GRIEVE , TOGETHER WE RISE, TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE This picture is courtesy of Huitt Rabel!

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RUINS OF TAZUMAL: Where the Victims Are Burned

Located at the heart of the town of Chalchuapa, in El Salvador, this site used to be a Mayan settlement that existed ca. A.D. 100-1200, and whose inhabitants had cultural similarities with the people from Teotihuacán, Copán and the Toltecas. … Continue reading

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RUINS OF LA JOYA DE CERÉN: The Pompey of America

Declared as a patrimony of humanity by the UNESCO in 1993, at this location we find the telling remains of an old, under ground city, which show what a typical, Mayan agricultural village looked like 1,400 years ago. About A.D. … Continue reading

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RUINS OF CASA BLANCA: More Treasures Yet to be Discovered

Located in Chalchuapa, along with Tazumal, this site is a pre-Columbian worship Mayan place in which we find a series of pyramids raging from 500 B.C. until A.D. 900. Only two of them have been uncovered and partially restored. More … Continue reading

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