“Make Of Two Sorrows One Perfect Joy” A Reading of The Knight’s Tale

The Knight is the first person to be described in Chaucer's "General Prologue" and naturally, the Knight is also the first person to present his tale to the group, in the hopes of winning the prized meal at the Tabbard Inn. First, a note about our story-teller, the Knight. Chaucer describes him as a "worthy … Continue reading “Make Of Two Sorrows One Perfect Joy” A Reading of The Knight’s Tale

Thoughts on Asceticism in Athanasius’s Life of Antony

For as long as I can remember, the idea of asceticism has always appealed to me. The word "asceticism" comes down to us from the Greek originally meaning something akin to "athletic exercise" or "bodily training." Today, it means something more like: strict regulation of the body, such as prohibitions from eating meat or drinking … Continue reading Thoughts on Asceticism in Athanasius’s Life of Antony

On Athanasius’s “On The Incarnation of the Word”

Athanasuis is the famous and highly educated theologian from ancient Alexandria in Egypt. He was born in 293 AD, and as a young man in 325 AD he attended the "First Council of Nicea," a convening of Christian leaders in present-day Northern Turkey that sought to establish fixed doctrine for Christendom, such as Jesus's divinity, … Continue reading On Athanasius’s “On The Incarnation of the Word”

It

It (1927) Director: Clarence G. Badger and Josef von Sternberg (uncredited) It is the career-launching silent comedy film that labeled Clara Bow as the quintessential "It Girl." The story is based on a serialized novella written by Elinor Glyn (a romance writer best known for the "It Girl"). It was published in Cosmopolitan magazine. Clara … Continue reading It