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Category "Literature"

A review of 'The Rise of Christianity' by Rodney Stark

A review of 'The Rise of Christianity' by Rodney Stark

‘The Rise of Christianity’ by Rodney Stark offers a sociological explanation for the miraculous popularity of Christianity. It explains why a small breakaway group of Jews who followed Jesus Christ and lived in tiny Judea, spread the word of the Messiah. It reached millions in the short span of three centuries after the crucifixion of Christ.
A guide to the comic book character, Gwen Stacy

A guide to the comic book character, Gwen Stacy

Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Gwen Stacy is a supporting character from the Spiderman series of Marvel comics. Her fictional death in 1973 caused some controversy amongst devotees of Marvel, and to some observers marked a turning point in the thematic and philosophical output of the comics.
The story of the Revised Standard Version Bible

The story of the Revised Standard Version Bible

The Revised Standard Version (rsv) Bible is a popular and celebrated translation of the Bible. The New Testament version was first printed in 1946, followed by the Old Testament translation in 1952. The aim of the RSV Bible is, according to its translators, "To put the message of the Bible in simple, enduring words" to make it an easy-to-read Bible. The following article provides you with an overview of the Revised Standard Version Bible.
How to get poetry published?

How to get poetry published?

Many new poets do not know how to publish or where to submit poems. In fact, publishing poetry is quite straightforward, as long as you do not expect massive rewards.
"Knowledge Is Power": An explanation

"Knowledge Is Power": An explanation

Foucault analysed knowledge and power relationships. He believed that knowledge and power were interlinked, that they could not be separated and that there was no field of knowledge that did not presuppose power relationships. Aware that knowledge and power come from observing others, he was aware of the link between surveillance and power relationships in a society.
A review of Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

A review of Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart is the kind of book that a man would not read as June seems to be fixed for a sad life by author Jodi Picoult. On the other hand, it is the kind of novel that a woman would read hoping for a happy ending. That explains why it is another best-seller from the pen of Ms Picoult.
How the ancient Greek language came to affect modern English

How the ancient Greek language came to affect modern English

Backtracking through the history of the English language, it is clear that the language had no direct contact with any Greek people. On the other hand, French-speaking armies invaded England under William the Conqueror, in 1066. Under his reign, French became the court's language. Over time, thousands of French words became part of the English language. This article addresses how the Greek language affected modern English.
A review of "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J. Schwartz

A review of "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J. Schwartz

"The Magic of Thinking Big" is a self-help book written in 1959, by David J. Schwartz. This book has been read by millions of people all over the world and it is now considered to be a classic. Read on to find out more about the basic premises of “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz.
An introduction to the Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo

An introduction to the Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo

British author Jenny Nimmo has written an enchanting series of books on Charlie Bone. He is a fatherless ten year old living with his mother, two grandmothers and an uncle in an old house at 9, Filbert Street. The first in the series of eight books is Midnight for Charlie Bone. Originally, Jenny Nimmo intended to write only five books.
How to write a children's novel and get published in the UK

How to write a children's novel and get published in the UK

When writing for children, all the usual rules for writing fiction apply. You must have a compelling plot, believable characters and conflict to drive the story forward. However, in order for your novel to stand the best chance of being published, you should write with the needs of the younger reader in mind.
A review of Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss

A review of Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss

The Dr Seuss classic childhood book, Oh, The Places You'll Go! has the distinction of becoming a book associated with students, all through their educational experiences. Kids learn to read with Dr Seuss books, and Oh, The Places You'll Go, is often read to groups of students at transitional stages, such as moving-up to the next school and school graduations.
How to get accurate Chinese translations

How to get accurate Chinese translations

There are many translation services available online, or services that you can send paperwork for translation. However, how many of them are accurate? How many of them can be trusted to translate correctly and not miss to translate words, or change the context of them? This article will look at some of the options.
A biography of Liz Curtis Higgs

A biography of Liz Curtis Higgs

A well known personality in American Christian circles, Liz Curtis Higgs has led an incredibly interesting life and has completed her own journey through belief and faith. This piece explores Liz's early life and her successes and achievements to date.