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The Origin of the Hospital

While recognizing that the current global crisis is largely steeped in a divorce between medicine and ethics, it is important to step back and look at how the medical profession has evolved in history. What gave healthcare the universal appeal as we know today? Why is it that healthcare is looked at by many to […]

Salvation Through Creativity

Man, the microcosm is responsible for the whole structure of nature and whatever takes place in man affects the whole of nature. Man gives life and spirit to nature, through his creative freedom, and he kills or fetters it through his own servitude and his fall into material necessity. –Nikolai Berdyaev1 In the summer of […]

A Superhero Similar to Homo Sapiens

Most recently, the well-known liberal political commentator, Cenk Uygur, tweeted this remark about religion. His attention, however, was unusually focused on the Christian story and the foundational person of Christianity, i.e. Jesus Christ. All of the religions are such obvious mythology. Yet serious people are forced to have nonsensical conversations about mythical creatures like the […]

WandaVision and the Truman Show – Film Analysis

It should be obvious that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s WandaVision bears striking similarities in its premise with the 1998 movie The Truman Show. The similarities do not, however, end just with the premises. The mythology from which the two derive their themes is unmistakably that of Prometheus–the Greek titan who stole the fire of the gods […]

The Priesthood of Trump’s Statist Enemies

“One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people—I categorize them as life’s losers—who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something […]

The Prince of Peace

Man is responsible for the materialization of the world, for the necessity and compulsion which reign in it; for man is called to be king of the universe-and the world lives or dies by him. The world is deadened by man’s fall and it is revived by man’s uprising. But the all-vivifying and spiritualizing rise […]

The Master of History

The scriptures say that Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:13). It would be extremely helpful, knowing that most of us are familiar with the theological implication of this claim, to know how Christ lives out this statement in history. To do this we will briefly look at the […]

Essence, Energy, and Positive Mimesis

In much of Christian anthropology, one talks about the effects of imitation on culture, government, and society as a whole. Imitation is certainly intrinsic in human nature and its role in the development of human society is undeniable. But what kind of imitation is beneficial and what is not? Or more precisely, what is “good” […]

The Anthropology of the Image

In the information-heavy world of today, the impact of the image is vastly overlooked by both the masses and society’s designated experts. The image’s ability in dictating the norms of the day cannot be overstated yet, surprisingly enough, western Christians continue to cede aesthetic territories to the nihilistic forces who are dead-set on destroying the […]

Christ – The Answer to Dystopia

It would be a mistake to say that we are currently living in good times; more so, it would be downright deceiving. To say that this phase of evolution (if it is okay to term it as such) is somehow “good” is to treat human existence as some kind of trivial sports game, where human […]