A Comparative Analysis Of Bacchae and Genesis

The characters of Agave and Eve, while subordinate to their male counterparts, Pentheus and Adam, play extremely important roles within The Bacchae and Genesis, respectively. Their characters are portrayals of typical women who, because of encounters with the divine, are able to break away (albeit temporarily and not without repercussion) from the constraints placed on … Read more

The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins, otherwise called the Capital Vices or Cardinal Sins, is an order of the most questionable indecencies which has been utilized since early Christian circumstances to teach and train supporters concerning (shameless) fallen man’s inclination to sin. It comprises of “Desire”, “Ravenousness”, “Voracity”, “Sloth”, “Rage”, “Envy”, and “Pride”. The Catholic Church isolated … Read more

Analyze the impact of Paul of Tarsus and his contribution to the development of Christianity

Christianity today has over 2.1 billion adherents throughout the world and is well established as the universal, monotheistic religious belief system that has developed since the life, death and resurrection (around 32 AD) of Jesus Christ. However, as Jesus was a Jew, the beginnings of Christianity revolved around the fact that Jesus had adapted the … Read more

A Comparison of The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe and The Cat from Hell by Stephen King

Depicted in the acclaimed short story “The Black Cat” (1843) by master of macabre, Edgar Allan Poe and “The Cat From Hell” (1977) by contemporary horror brilliance, Stephen King is a composition of suspense strategies, which engenders fear and curiosity that allows authors to manipulate their audience. Both pieces were initially published in an American … Read more

Mary Sidney’s Unique Perspective On The Word Of God

Before the year 1611, many different translations of the bible existed, but none were very consistent. At this time, at the command of King James the First, forty-seven scholars from various theological and educational backgrounds, separated into six individual groups, completed the task of translating the bible from the original Hebrew manuscripts and existing English … Read more

The Concept of Discovery in Home Burial and Mending Wall by Robert Frost and Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller

Indeed discoveries do challenge our inherent understanding of our lives and our humanity; however, if we allow complacency to overtake a desire to pursue discoveries, individual, societal or spiritual, it is then that the discovery becomes an unwanted component of a known existence. Robert Frost, a renowned turn of the century modernist, explores the (notions … Read more

The Southport Christian Church

In regards to the diversity of religious groups across the world in both the mainstream religious groups and substreams divisions, my focus will be based on a Christian church, which is based on Protestants foundation. Southport Christian Church is located in the southern part of Indianapolis. Before I went there, a friend had directed me … Read more

The doctrine of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith and helps us realize that God exists as three distinct, consubstantial persons– the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The first defense of the doctrine of the Trinity was in the early 3rd century by the early church father Tertullian. He explicitly defined … Read more

The Shadow Of The Galilean By Gerd Theissen; A Look At The Community, Historical And Spiritual Conditions Of The New Testament Era

Gerd Theissen’s contemporary piece, The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form, is recognized for its engaging narrative that explores the social, religious, and historical contexts of the era of the New Testament. Throughout the work, Theissen weaves biblical references and historical citations to give the reader insight into … Read more

Review of Niccolo Machiavelli’s Book, The Prince

The Prince by Machiavelli is one of the most influential treatises in human history, conceived by Italian political theorist and diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. The Prince is often regarded as one of the first true examples of modern philosophy, most notably, political philosophy, and Machiavelli addressed many different attributes of politics, war-time strategies and the implementation … Read more

What is Karma?

First of all, the question is what is Karma? The actual definition of this word from the dictionary is, “ an action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation” If you really think about it this definition has a very powerful meaning. I can … Read more

All Souls’ Day at the Camposanto, Pisa

Depicted in Pierre Auguste Cot’s most notorious painting, All Souls’ Day at the Camposanto, Pisa, a woman and her two children mourn the death of her husband/their father. Painted in 1872, All Souls’ Day at the Camposanto, Pisa emphasizes the Catholic church, and the role it played in everyday life. This painting includes many practices … Read more

St. Bernadette Death

During her childhood, St. Bernadette lived in Lourdes, France. She was the oldest of her eight siblings. Two days after she was born, Bernadette was baptized at St. Pierre’s Church. St. Bernadette had terrible asthma as a child. As a result, she lived the duration of her life with fragile health. When she was fourteen, … Read more

“Sense-for-Sense” translation in St. Jerome’s Letter

St Jerome’s letter emphasizes on using “Sense-for-sense” translation rather than “word-for-word” translation. He justified his method of translating sense-for-sense by listing examples of Cicero, Horace, Hilary the Confessor and other Classical authors, as well as the Evangelists and the Seventy Translator when translating from the sacred texts. Since the charges by the Clergy against St … Read more

The Great Depression; The Mormon Response

A New Strength in Church Ties The Mormon Response to the Great Depression The State of Utah has a reputation; the Mormon State. Rightfully so, as the majority of Utah is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This religion, while a sect of Christianity, is often looked at as the outcast. … Read more

What is a Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview A worldview is the way someone sees the world. It’s their viewpoint on life and the world around them. This being said, what is a Christian worldview? A Christian Worldview is when someone views the world with the Bible in mind and the understanding that everything in it is entirely true[1]. Knowing that … Read more

The Importance of Having a Biblical Worldview and the Issues of the Natural World, Human Identity, and Human Relationships

Introduction A worldview represents a conception of how an individual thinks and sees their daily life. They are two predominant types of worldviews: 1) The humanistic worldview centers around a way of life which is centered on human interests or values; especially: a philosophy that typically rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individual’s dignity, worth and … Read more

Living In A Small Town In Toole’s Novel

Small towns are often considered a safe place to grow up. Many who are born into these small towns never leave, perhaps because they are too frightened to leave all that they have ever known. These towns, however, are not without their problems. Rural small towns, especially in the South, carry a stigma of being … Read more

A Comparison Between The 7 Deadly Sins And The Cinema’s 7 Cardinal Virtues

Counter-Cinema & Wollen Peter Wollen’s article, “Godard and Counter-Cinema: Vent d’ Est,” outlines the “seven deadly sins and seven cardinal virtues” of cinema and deliberates the formal elements that reflect counter-cinema, that film director, Jean-Luc Godard, utilizes in nearly all his compositions. (Wollen 120). Wollen lists the values of traditional cinema and disputes them with … Read more

The Conversion of Saul to Paul

Saint Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, and his life changed at that very moment. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was only a few … Read more

4 dogmas of the catholic church

Mary, Mother of God That Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and named as the “Mother of God” or in greek term “Theotokos” or “Birthgiver of God”. According to what I’ve researched in the internet, Mary’s divine motherhood was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. According to CCC 509, “Mary … Read more

Adam, Eve And The Serpent As The Beginning Of Sins

The doctrine of creation is not an ambiguous aspect of the Bible. The first four chapters of Genesis contain the primary biblical information on creation; therefore, they provide the basis of the biblical doctrine. This seemingly straightforward portion of the Bible, however, has for several millennia remained the object of considerable speculation by various writers … Read more

The Philosophy of Christian Education

The Philosophy of Christian Education isn’t necessarily defined anywhere, however, the Bible does mention different spiritual and moral guidelines for both children and believers. When we think of the word philosophy, we can best describe it as beliefs, ideology, or even our view on life. I would like to say that Jesus is a role … Read more

Scripture engagement – Lrctio Divina

Christians have been developing and practicing various Scripture engagement techniques for hundreds of years. This article is trying to help us understand the true methods of experiencing God in the Bible. The scripture engagement technique the article focuses on is Lectio Divina, this means “sacred reading” in Latin. This practice has been used for over … Read more

The significant impact and contribution to Christianity of Paul the Apostle

Paul’s teachings and doctrines set the course for Christianity to become the worldwide religion it is today, and in this way, Paul’s impact and contribution to Christianity is extremely significant, Paul challenged the concept of Jews being the ‘Chosen Ones’ and allowing Christianity to flourish. He also played a crucial role in establishing Churches and … Read more

“Sense-for-Sense” translation in St. Jerome’s Letter

St Jerome’s letter emphasizes on using “Sense-for-sense” translation rather than “word-for-word” translation. He justified his method of translating sense-for-sense by listing examples of Cicero, Horace, Hilary the Confessor and other Classical authors, as well as the Evangelists and the Seventy Translator when translating from the sacred texts. Since the charges by the Clergy against St … Read more

Literary Analysis of the Consequences of Macbeth’s Decision on His Psychological Well-Being Depicted by William Shakespeare in the Dramatization of Macbeth

What you Sow you Will Reap In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, there is one character who changes drastically throughout the play. That character is Macbeth. In the beginning, Macbeth is an honest and loyal thane to King Duncan. However, he lets greed and evil desires drive him to an act of regicide. His guilt and fear … Read more