Monthly Archives: May 2016

Early Modern Theater

Perhaps the most famous Early Modern plays we all know of are by William Shakespeare. The bane of many a high schooler, and meticulously studied by English majors worldwide, Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into numerous world languages and touch … Continue reading

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The Cultural Context of Genesis Part II

As in the previous post, “The Cultural Context of Genesis”, John Walton makes the excellent point that one cannot disregard the original culture a text as written in. This goes beyond just religious texts, but can also apply to any … Continue reading

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Separating the Man from the Legend: Making Historical Figures Human Again

Many history buffs, (me included!), can fall head over heels for a historical figure they’re learning about. We admire their achievements that change the world and course of history, and their often great adventures and experiences we only wish we … Continue reading

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