Category: Daniel T. Gomes
Friar, fanatic, despot, martyr, heretic – many are the titles that throughout history have accompanied the name of Girolamo Savonarola, a figure that still baffles many historians both secular and religious to this very day. A Dominican monk sent to Florence in 1481, Savonarola gradually became
the most influential preacher in the city, enthralling his listeners with vociferous disapproval of Florence’s immorality and political corruption.
The Ptolemaic reign of Ancient Egypt undertook two innovative enterprises in Alexandria, the Lighthouse and the Great Library – one to light up the coast’s physical darkness, the other to light up the citizens’ intellectual darkness. While the Lighthouse was a renowned prowess of engineering, the Great Library was at one point the largest vault of human knowledge and the hallmark of Hellenistic scholarship. Comprising dozens of thousands of texts and parchments, the Library stood for centuries as the world’s learning hub.Read More
The story of Tomáš Halík, as he so accurately puts it in his latest book, is deeply intertwined with the history of modernday Bohemia, a history of oppression that he helped transform into a present of freedom and openness.Read More
Few works testify the essence and the creative ability of their author as well as The Screwtape Letters, perhaps the most ingenious and underestimated of C. S. Lewis’ fiction books. With razor-sharp wit and clever satire, Lewis uses the imaginary correspondence between two demons to point out both virtues and flaws in the Christian faith, as well as to expound on theological questions from the Adversary’s point of view.Read More
Conflict is an unavoidable part of living. Everyone has experienced it in some form or another, and everyone has gained or lost something in an attempt to resolve it. From the pettiest dispute to the most devastating war, the human being is familiarized with conflict and often seeks the most advantageous way of dealing with it.Read More
Abraham is for Christians an example of faith, with an incredible story of hope in the midst of adversity. Kierkegaard, however, goes beyond just that. In what many consider to be his magnum opus, the Danish philosopher expresses his tremendous admiration for the man he calls a “knight of faith.”Read More