Christianity

An Analysis of Biblical Prophets

January 31, 2017

Prophets are people who are understood as conveying God’s words or messages to their communities. Contrary to the popular image that many people have, prophets […]

Islam

Rumi: The Poet of Spiritual Love

January 20, 2017

The way of love is emphasized by Jalal ad-Din Rumi, whose dates are 1207–1273. He is called Mawlana, “our Lord,” by followers. Rumi is recognized […]

American History

Martin Luther King, Jr.: American Prophet

January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr’s, success stemmed from formidable oratory skills sharpened at the pulpit coupled with an intellectual and theological prowess that guided his actions to a stunning […]

Christianity

The Truth about Mary Magdalene

December 14, 2016

Although famed in Western culture as a repentant prostitute, and sometimes in popular imagination considered Jesus’ lover or even his wife, Mary Magdalene, as she […]

Ancient History

Martyrs and Monks

December 14, 2016

In the early days of Christianity, Martyrdom was considered the ultimate way to follow in Christ’s footsteps. But, it turns out that getting yourself martyred […]

Christianity

How Stoicism Influenced Christianity

December 14, 2016

Before Christianity there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief a rational plan for the Universe—anticipated Christian theology in many ways. Philo […]

Ancient Literature

Dante’s Paradise: The Sphere of Wisdom

December 14, 2016

On their journey through Paradise, Dante and Beatrice visit the fourth sphere—the so-called sphere of the Sun—and meet the wisest persons to ever live. But rather than […]

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