A Defense of Justice in The Reeve’s Tale

The noble beginning of the competition en route to Canterbury has rapidly degenerated from the lofty "Knight's Tale" to a series of belligerent and vulgar tales from The Miller and the The Reeve. However, these tales are worthy of close scrutiny, despite Chaucer's offer for readers to skip ahead. "The Knight's Tale" brought unanimous applause … Continue reading A Defense of Justice in The Reeve’s Tale

The Idea of Requital in The Miller’s Tale

The bawdy "Miller's Tale" is the second in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, immediately following "The Knight's Tale." In his tale, the Miller brings to light the idea of requital. Initially, the Host chooses The Monk to respond to the "Knight's Tale," however the drunken Miller, a 'loudmouth and a buffoon,' interrupts and demands to tell a … Continue reading The Idea of Requital in The Miller’s Tale

On Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History and the Origins of the Gospels

Eusebius is the noted historiographer of the early Christian Church. He lived during the 4th century AD and was the Bishop of Caesarea (a maritime region in northern Israel-Palestine). Like other early Christian theologians, Eusebius wrote voluminously, including apologetic texts, books about the Biblical canon, as well as a somewhat controversial book on the Life … Continue reading On Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History and the Origins of the Gospels