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Emperor Worship at Herculaneum Part 2

In a previous post I shared some images and thoughts on what I believe is the only completely preserved building dedicated to the worship of Roman Emperors in the First Century A.D.  459 more words

New Testament

Emperor Worship at Herculaneum

As Christianity spread into the Roman World, one of the major, growing, cults that it faced was the worship of the ascended, deified, Roman Emperors—and eventually the worship of living Emperors.  708 more words

New Testament

Review: Scientific Secrets for Self-Control

Quick review for a quick read. This isn’t the first “Great Courses” audiobook I’ve listened to, but it was one of the ones I was most disappointed by. 144 more words


Music as a Mirror of History by Prof. Robert Greenberg (The Great Courses)

If you take a long, hard look at the worlds of art, music, and literature, they all run parallel to one another.  They often reflect similar ideas from similar regions at the same times.  371 more words


My Favorite Universe by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is, for me, something of a modern day folk hero.  I have nothing but admiration and respect for his work and his commitment to education, both of which continue in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. 455 more words


Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

I think I’ll take a break from traditional history and dip into a Science/History hybrid for this Teaching Company Great Courses review. The Big History… 172 more words