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Adolf Holl - Can priests fly?

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Padre Pio can float in thin air, the dead can come back to life, faqirs can make themselves invisible and Virgin Mary can heal tumors. It seems like God never tires of trying out new things. Just like people never tire of miracles in their lives, whether its sports or a classical concert. This book is a perfect opportunity to marvel. Adolf Holl offers a concise overview of the long history of humankind’s belief in miracles. In a fine balancing act between stories and aphorisms he captures the rare moments that open our eyes to a world full of miracles. A must for everyone who wants to believe and marvel.

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156 pages
format:125 x 205
ISBN: 9783701732616
Release date: 26.03.2012

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Adolf Holl

(born 1930, died 2020 Vienna) in 1954 consecrated to be a priest. His book „Jesus in schlechter Gesellschaft“ (Jesus in bad company, 1971) was the cause for a conflict with the Catholic Church. In 1976 followed the suspension. Today hee works as writer and freelance publicist. Many awards, e. g. Österreichischer Staatspreis für Kulturpublizistik (Austrian National Prize for cultural journalism, 2003) and the Axel-Corti-Prize (2006).

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