Depiction of the Apocalypse and The Second Coming in Works of William Blake and William Butler Yeats

Blake and Yeats Vision of the Apocalypse William Blake and William Butler Yeats both reflected on the apocalypse and the second coming of Christ in their art and poetry. Yeats takes a darker look at the second coming, comparing the Christian age he was in as a “widening gyre” where “the center cannot hold” (lines … Read more

A Catholic’s Perspective of ‘Mountains beyond Mountains’

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder chronicles the humanitarian work of Doctor Paul Farmer. Throughout, Farmer shows exemplary respect for the dignity of people and the basic rights that all humans deserve. In a consumerist society in which people obsess over material possessions, Paul Farmer diverges from the norm by embracing a simple life focused … Read more

Significance of Religion Portrayed by Characters in ‘Moving Forward Sideways Like A Crab’

According to the Dalai Lama, “all religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.” The need for love, compassion, justice, honesty, and most of all contentment is emphasized in Shani Mootoo’s Moving Forward Sideways Like A Crab, and characters with … Read more

Cosmological Argument: St. Thomas Aquinas

There have been various arguments in philosophy that deal with the existence of God. Cosmological Argument is one of those arguments that discusses about God’s existence on the basis of some proofs that verify the existence of God. The Cosmological Argument gives an explanation about the existence of God, and is built around that explanation … Read more

Commissioned Paintings and the Images They Create

The Hagia Sophia, built by Isidoros and Anthemios, and The Last Supper, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, were created in the image of those who commissioned them. The Hagia Sophia was commissioned by Justinian I, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire from the years 527 – 635 (Britannica). Justinian understood his duty to uphold the … Read more

Dr. Amy Sherman recommendations

Dr. Amy Sherman directs the Center on Faith in Communities at the Sagamore Institute, and likes to describe the work of the Center as that of being “a minister to ministries.” She provides training and consultation to churches and nonprofits seeking to transform their communities for the common good. Through this book, Sherman hopes to … 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

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

Mediator Dei and Sacrosanctum Concilium

Mediator dei This encyclical began a defining moment in the history of the Church. It was promulgated by Pope Pius XII it became the first papal encyclical devoted specifically and entirely to the liturgy. Its relevance is still being felt till this day, and this is evident in the chain of events following it; for … Read more

The Festivals and Customs in the Theravada Buddhism

Between the numerous sects of Buddhism, there are many variations in how they are practiced. In Theravada Buddhism, certain festivals and customs stand out from the other ones, including the celebrations of Vesak, Magha Puja, and Asalha Puja. Starting off, Vesak, or Buddha Day, is a major cultural event, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing … Read more

Go Tell It on the Mountain: Question of Who Is More Moral a Saint or a ‘Sodomite’

In James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain, religion functions not only as form of worship but also as a covert site of sexual expression. In the novel’s opening chapters, Baldwin often characterizes religious worship in language that borders on the erotic. This undermines the popular conception of sexuality as detached from and even … Read more

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in the city of statues,Thiruvananthapuram. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The name Thiruvananthapuram means The city of Anantha referring to the deity of Padmanabhaswamy Temple. This temple is an indigenous fusion of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples called as … Read more

The Crusades (1095–1291)

The Crusades were a movement of religious wars among Christians and Muslims who started to essentially secure control of the sublime areas thought about consecrated by the two social occasions. In each one of the eight essential Crusade battles occurred in the region of 1096 and 1291. The Holy Land was a bit of the … Read more

The Mystery of Incarnation

The Mystery of Incarnation is the mystery of the descending of God the Son who is one of the Trinity from heaven and taking up flesh and rational soul from the Holy Virgin Mary. This is the mystery of God becoming man and man becoming God. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John.1:14).The … Read more

Differences and similarities in birth rituals and beliefs of the Samoans and Pygmies

The human lifecycle is biologically determined stages of development and is culturally understood and experienced. The rite of passage is any lifecycle ritual that marks a person or group’s transition from one social state to another. Arnold Van Gennep was an ethnographer known for his studies of the rites of passage of various cultures. Van … Read more

The Great Stupa and the Concept of Buddhism

The Great Stupa is a famed Buddhist monument that resides in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India. The textbook shows that it consists of a hemispheric dome made of rubble, dirt, and stone. Also, it is a mandala (meaning circle). On the top center, is a small square platform. In the center of the platform, there is … 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 Monk’s Tale analysis

Although the Host demands a merry tale from the Monk, the Monk instead gives a series of cameo tragedies, all of which deal with the role of fortune in a man’s life. The Monk catalogues the fickleness of Fortune through a series of abbreviated tales about such people as Lucifer, Adam, Hercules, Samson, Nero, 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

Ethics and religion

In the 21st-century ethics as far as religious doctrines are concerned has taken a modernity turn. In the classical period religion was solely relied on to dictate morality but due to contemporariness catalyzed by education beliefs can no longer prescribe social principles. Issues are assessed and determined according to the will of people, social discussion, … Read more

Halal Food Perceptions Of Non Muslims

In highly globalized era, current world population observed as 7.6 billion, it is projected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050. The rate of increase in Muslim’s population is higher than rate of increase in world’s population. Muslim population has been increased 18 percent as compares to world population which increased … 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

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

A Comparative Analysis Of The Art Lions And Old Testament Prophet In Saint-Pierre And Saint Theodore In Chartres Cathedral

The Medieval Period brought upon many new techniques and medias into the art world. Sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, mosaics, and metalwork were used greatly in the 1000 years of the Medieval. Many artists during these times were still influenced by life of the Roman Empire and iconography of Christianity. Following the Byzantine, art continued … Read more

Athena greek mythology

The Greek goddess Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war. She was one of the most powerful goddesses. She was known for her strategic skill in war. Also, for being fierce and courageous in battle. Athena’s parents are Zeus and Metis. There’s a myth that says she was born from Zeus’s head. The story … Read more

Puja at Home and in the Temple

Puja the Hindu meaning of worship is the core ritual of popular polytheistic Hinduism (Fuller, 2004, p. 57). It primarily means paying respect or homage to one or more Gods through numerous actions that express the wish to please the chosen deity and offer service to them and hope for the blessing of God in … 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

Duffy’s Perspective on Religion in “Confession” and “Prayer”

The poet Carol Anne Duffy presents two different attitudes towards religion in her poems “Prayer” and “Confession.” In “Prayer,” Duffy contemplates how, in the absence of organised religion, comfort can instead be found in ordinary, prosaic occurrences. These usually insignificant experiences instead become a source of consolation for the unknown people discussed in the poem. … 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

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 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

The similarities between the different world religions

When people think about the religions of the world they only think of the differences and there is so much more then that because they really have a lot of similarities. The most common similarity that Christianity, Islam and Judaism have is that they all believe in the existence of one God. There are many … Read more

A Study of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

War can turn even the strongest of men humble. The novel Fallen Angels is about a small group of men who come of age in the Vietnam War. Richie Perry, the novels protagonist, enlists in the army mainly to escape his problemsa bad relationship with his mother, a lack of opportunity in Harlem, and an … Read more