Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, 1644-52, Rome, Santa Maria della Vittoria

The Cultural Significance and Meaning of Angels Through Art and History

For a long period of time, angels have been playing a significant role in our day-to-day life. Their history has journeyed through centuries of modifications of art and graphics. And hence they have granted crucial identities that often outdo their … Continue reading The Cultural Significance and Meaning of Angels Through Art and History

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

Alexandria Library. Image: Ancient World Magazine

Anthropology: The Difficulties of Multiculturalism in Ancient Alexandria

Roman opinions on Alexandrians Roman writers often disparaged the citizens of Alexandria. Their city’s culture, history, and commerce were glorified, as if those qualities existed apart from its people. Rome’s ruling elites and writers contemptuously stereotyped the latter as a … Continue reading Anthropology: The Difficulties of Multiculturalism in Ancient Alexandria