Posts by Daniel T. Gomes

SAVONAROLA’S DREAM

SAVONAROLA’S DREAM

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.
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CHESTERTON’S TAKE ON SAVONAROLA

CHESTERTON’S TAKE ON SAVONAROLA

BY DANIEL T. GOMES One of the most acute commentaries on Savonarola is made by none other than G. K. Chesterton in his book, Twelve Types. Here the English author distinguishes the historical Savonarola from the moral Savonarola, ignoring the former and focusing...

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THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA

THE GREAT LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA

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.
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“THE BIBLE” SERIES

“THE BIBLE” SERIES

AN UNEXPECTEDLY SOPHISTICATED AND (MOSTLY) ACCURATE DEPICTION OF GOD'S WORD DANIEL T. GOMES Ever since The Passion of the Christ, the vast majority of films and TV series on biblical stories have failed to make an impact on mainstream audiences. Usually directed by...

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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS – C. S. LEWIS

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS – C. S. LEWIS

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.
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