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Maria Valtorta
« on: May 10, 2006, 09:50:57 AM »
Hello again!
May I have your opinion on the Poem of the Man-God of Maria Valtorta?
http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/
http://www.valtorta.org/BookText/E01_Index.htm
I like reading it, though it is not written by an orthodox author.. ???

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Re: Maria Valtorta
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006, 12:18:20 PM »
I've not read it. Seen snippets of it that looked OK.

It is not approved by the Roman Catholic Church either. It was condemned by that church, by the Vatican, in 1959.

I think most here would agree that you'd be safer reading the Bible and the Church Fathers, like St Athanasius on the Incarnation, rather than romantic religious fiction not approved by any church, even if it claims to be private revelation.
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Re: Maria Valtorta
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006, 12:44:53 PM »
I have read it once before and it's okay.  In my opinion it is probably not the best thing to read as it is steeped in Catholic Marianism.  However, it is a decent book.  If you read it, treat it like the Divinci Code. 
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Re: Maria Valtorta
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 01:03:38 PM »
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I'd agree with Serge, in that it is probably not the best thing to read as it is steeped in Catholic Marianism.

That's not what I meant but the point remains that you're probably safer not reading it.

After all, as I actually wrote earlier, the Roman Catholic Church condemned the thing so it's not fair to say it represents them.
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Re: Maria Valtorta
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 01:34:41 PM »
Whoops, put words in your mouth.  Sorry about that. 
"If you give the average Frenchman a choice between a reforming president who would plug the country's huge deficit and a good cheese, he would probably opt for the cheese." - Stephen Clarke
I think the French may be on to something here.

Re: Maria Valtorta
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 07:09:19 AM »
Thank you for your replies. But...
ÂÂ  However, it is a decent book.ÂÂ  If you read it, treat it like the Divinci Code.ÂÂ  
I havent read the Davinci and I am not going to. I avoid reading/watching/ listening anything that insults Our Saviour or  doubts about His Divinity.