‘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.
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 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.
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.
A good story starts in the writer's imagination, but it has to be well crafted and formed according to specific rules.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This American Life (TAL) is one of those radio shows that is more of an institution than a broadcast. It airs on more than 500 radio stations and reaches around 1.7 million listeners.