An analysis of the difference in opinion over natural theology expressed by Karl Barth and Emil Brunner.
What are Marian Apparitions and why do they always seem to spike during periods of questioning of the authority of the Catholic Church?
A brief but hopefully informative guide to help you understand Chinese astrology.
. For well over two hundred years the Malleus Maleficarum was the demonological equivalent of the DSM IV handbook for psychologists today. Part one of the book undertook to offer evidence of the existence of witches, while part two engaged in surprisingly uninteresting text used to describe ways in which witches could be detected.
Despite the assumption of the female to a more blessed state in the wake of the Virgin Mary, however, there has been a concerted effort through the years to point to such elements as the refusal of the Catholic Church to allow women to become priests as evidence that the stultifying patriarchy still stands as an obstacle to Christianity’s empowerment of women.
There has always been a question to how so few Spanish soldiers could have dominated so many Aztec warriors, as well as questions to why Aztec emperor Montezuma acted in such an indecisive manner that probably sealed his fate. The answer may just lay in his belief in this creation myth and how the Spanish soldiers may have represented destruction of yet another world at the hand of Quetzalcoatl.
Removal of the gonads to ensure high voices was discovered at some forgotten time in the early days of the AD period, and by around the second century after Christ it was already a boom business. It was the movement toward writing Christian choir pieces that really put a fire under the business of castration, however.
The epigrammatic illustration of the nature of wisdom in the Old Testament, especially within the specifications of the book of Proverbs, is realized through the Hebrew literary device of the mashal . At the center of the nature of mashal is the employment of parallelism which seeks to reveal the deeper meanings of its mysteries rather than explicitly stating them outright.
The yin and yang work together to maintain the universe in a delicate balance that thrives within a world in which darkness is as essential as light, but only through temperance in all things. Unlike the Force, however, there is no mystical prophecy of the arrival of a messiah with a whole heckuva lot of Midi-Chlorians that will arrive to bring balance to our universe.
It would not be until several centuries after Jesus died that the traditional cross symbol of the crucifix became the accepted shape of the structure on which Christ was killed.