1672-74. Red route: A prophet is not honored in his home country

1672-74. Red route: A prophet is not honored in his home country

In 1672 the Danish crown again contacted Niels Steensen. Since the Reformation Denmark had had draconian laws prohibiting Catholicism. These laws had now been relaxed somewhat and the influential privy counselor Peder Griffenfeld urged King Christian V to summon Steensen…

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Niels Steensen’s spirituality

By August Ziggelaar SJ Niels Stensen is famous not only for his scientific discoveries, but also for his spirituality. Born into Lutheran orthodoxy, Stensen converted to Roman Catholicism, became a priest, and in 1988 was beatified by Blessed Pope John…

Harald Moe’s map of Steensen’s travels

Foreign travel is not something unique to our times. Niels Steensen travelled greatly and networked internationally all over Europe. These journeys have been charted by Harald Moe in his book, “Niels Stensen: en billedbiografi”. By arrangement with Moe’s publisher Rhodos we…