illustration fo the germanic goddess eostre

Anthropology: An Overview of the Pagan Origins of Easter

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. It is observed by the majority of Christians around the world. During this time, Christians typically celebrate the holiday by attending a church where special … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Pagan Origins of Easter

El Baile del Palo Volador takes place in Chichi for the festival of St. Thomas, the town's patron saint.

Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

Colonial History and Local Indigenous Traditions Guatemalan festivals raise the bar for Latin American celebrations by infusing both Christian and Mayan traditions with captivating art, mouth-watering food, innovative performances, and death-defying acts. Despite the everlasting mark of the colonial era, … Continue reading Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

1500 year old fresco showing Jesus blessing apostles with halos

The Role of Culture in Facilitating the Spread of Christianity

“Culture” is a broad term––one that can have many different meanings when referencing a collective group of people. For this blog post, I will narrow that definition down to the religion(s), language, social rules, and methods of travel prevalent in … Continue reading The Role of Culture in Facilitating the Spread of Christianity

amish family riding a horse carriage

Anthropology: The History and Lifestyle of Amish Christians in the Modern World

Anabaptist Christian Movment Anabaptist Christians were members of  a fringe or a radical movement. It was the prostant Reformationand spiritual ancestors of  Morder Baptist Mennoneta, and Quaker.  During  that time, it was a crime  punishable by death under the legal … Continue reading Anthropology: The History and Lifestyle of Amish Christians in the Modern World

Gnostic scriptures found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt.

Anthropology: An Overview of the Different Religions in Human History

There are over 4,000 religions including the various denominations, sects, traditions, religious movements, religious organizations, etc. This number only keeps increasing with time. In this post, we will attempt to understand the meaning and necessity of religion. Then, we shall … Continue reading Anthropology: An Overview of the Different Religions in Human History

The Parthenon as a church dedicated to the Theotokos (Mother of God) / Credit: Greekingme.com, https://greeking.me/blog/greek-history-culture/item/129-the-parthenon

Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church

The Parthenon The Parthenon today exercises a function very similar to that which it was first endowed with back in the mid 5th century BC. There are various theories about its precise purpose and usage in classical Athens. Possibilities include … Continue reading Ancient History: How the Parthenon Was Once a Medieval Christian Church