Tennessee remembered the Battle of Franklin with a special sesquicentennial re-enactment recalling the bravery of men and women from both the Union and the Confederacy.
Archives for December 2014
In the Light of the Sun: Nature in Celtic Spirituality
Celtic Christianity was profoundly aware of God’s presence in nature. A distinct strand in Christianity, Celtic spirituality developed in a society appreciative of cultural inspiration from the Mediterranean world, but determined to cling onto what was good in its Druid heritage. From Christianity it drew the story of Christ; from Druidry it inherited a love […]
Tibetan Buddhism and the Politics of the Qing Dynasty
Tibetan Buddhism and its associated art played a high profile role during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor, who ruled China from 1736 to 1795. His was a vast, multi-cultural realm, whose myriad peoples held a variety of religious beliefs. A strong alliance with the powerful lamas of Tibet helped the Qing Dynasty to legitimise […]
Historic Dolls’ Houses in Exhibition at V and A Museum of Childhood
12 historic dolls’ houses give us history in miniature, told through the intriguing stories of the characters who occupy them – V&A Museum of Childhood.
Clement of Alexandria: a Saint Arguing for Both Faith and Philosophy
Clement of Alexandria was an insightful but under-rated, Christian thinker from the intellectual powerhouse of third century Alexandria.