Tag Archives: Christianity

1831: A Loud Noise in the Heavens

Nat Turner’s bible (source) And on the 12th of May, 1828, I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he … Continue reading

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1793: With Jocund Music Charm his Ear

Henry Fuseli: The Shepherd’s Dream, from “Paradise Lost” (1793) The “shepherd’s dream” in Paradise Lost (1667) is an extended simile that Milton uses at the end of Book I after Satan and his fallen angels have lost in their first … Continue reading

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1650: Very Tempting

Joos van Craesbeeck: The Temptation of St Anthony (c. 1650)

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1494: The Poisoning of Pico della Mirandola

     The brilliant and audacious Humanist philosopher Pico della Mirandola died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 31. His life had been exceptional. A child prodigy who had left home at fourteen to study church law, Pico turned to … Continue reading

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1840: The End of the World

“Der Götter und Riesenkampff bey dem Weltuntergang” [The Gods and the Great Battle at the Apocalypse]; illustration from The World Theater, or The Universal World History From Creation To The Year 1840, etc. by C Strahlheim (1834-41).

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1889: Fallen Angel

James Ensor: The Expulsion of the Fallen Angel (1889)

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1894: Ministered to by Angels

James Tissot: Jesus Ministered to by Angels (1886-1894)

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