Tag Archives: Christianity

1846: The System According to the Holy Scriptures

The Muggletonians were a radical Protestant sect that originated in the seventeenth century when London tailors John Reeve and Lodowick Muggleton announced themselves as the prophets foretold in the Book of Revelation. Along with Diggers, Ranters, and Levellers, Muggletonians comprised … Continue reading

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1495: Weighing Souls

Juan de la Abadía (the Elder): Saint Michael Weighing Souls (c. 1480-1495) (source) Note the Devil trying to cheat by pushing down the scale; St Michael doesn’t like this and points his spear threateningly.

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13th Century: Brother Wolf

OF THE MOST HOLY MIRACLE OF ST FRANCIS IN TAMING THE FIERCE WOLF OF GUBBIO At the time when St Francis was living in the city of Gubbio, a large wolf appeared in the neighbourhood, so terrible and so fierce, … Continue reading

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1960: Low-Speed Flight

Federico Fellini, director: La Dolce Vita (1960)

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1923: Ivory, Apes and Peacocks

John McKirdy Duncan: Ivory, Apes and Peacocks (also known as The Queen of Sheba) (1923)

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1901: Don’t Know What I Want but I Know How to Get It

The American writer Elbert Hubbard was best know for an essay entitled “A Message to Garcia,” which recounts the daring exploits of an American soldier as he carries a message from President William McKinley to General Calixto García just before … Continue reading

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1970: Confession

Ludwig Zeller: The Confession (1970)

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