Why should you read Dante’s “Divine Comedy”? – Sheila Marie Orfano
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Why should you read Dante’s “Divine Comedy”? – Sheila Marie Orfano

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here… ” Inscribed above the Gate of Hell, these ominous words warn dark tidings for Dante as he begins his descent into inferno. Yet despite the grim tone, this prophecy sets into motion what is perhaps the greatest love story ever told; an epic …

Religion in a revolutionary society (1974) | ARCHIVES
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Religion in a revolutionary society (1974) | ARCHIVES

Man: The American Enterprise Institute presents the Distinguished Lecture Series on the Bicentennial of the United States. Our host for this thought-provoking series is Vermont Royster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Wallstreet Journal and Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina. Vermont: I’m Vermont Royster …

The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19
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The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19

Hey there, I’m Mike Rugnetta! This is Crash Course Mythology and today We’re going to talk about the dying god, a specific archetype of god that might seem counterintuitive, considering lots of the myths we’ve already talked about feature gods who are immortal. The dying god trope, though, is one …

Anselm & the Argument for God: Crash Course Philosophy #9
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Anselm & the Argument for God: Crash Course Philosophy #9

Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: share your passion with the world. It’s about time that we had a serious talk about religion. The philosophy of religion is often confused with theology, which makes sense, because they both take God and religion as their subjects. But …

POLITICAL THEORY – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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POLITICAL THEORY – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Modern life is deeply attracted to the idea of progress in the 18th century as European societies became ever richer and more technological, the conventional view was that mankind was firmly set on a positive trajectory from savagery and ignorance toward prosperity and civilization. But there was at least one …

Love And Self-Love
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Love And Self-Love

One of the great and slightly strange dangers of falling in love with someone is how we may respond the day they start to love us back. Some of the reasons we fall in love with people is because we long to escape from ourselves into the embrace of a …

Why should you read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy? – Laura Wright
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Why should you read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy? – Laura Wright

“A few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes/ And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned clock… must be resurrected from the ruins and examined.” This is the premise of Arundhati Roy’s 1997 novel “The God of Small Things.” …

Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism
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Rational Approach To Divine Origin of Judaism

A RATIONAL APPROACH TO THE DIVINE ORIGIN OF JUDAISM KELEMEN: The topic that I wanna discuss today is whether it might be possible to establish some sort of a rational basis for the perspective, the concept that God spoke to the Jews at Mount Sinai, 3300 years ago. The approach …