Western Literature I, Week 30 – Life Beyond the Grave

Write 100 words on this: “Did the Little Flowers provide the common man with confidence about his own life beyond the grave?”     The Little Flowers of St. Francis does not do well to put the common man at ease with regards to life beyond the grave. He cannot be confident in his well-being beyond the grave because … More Western Literature I, Week 30 – Life Beyond the Grave

Western Literature I, Week 21 – Ethics: Zeus vs. Jesus

Write a 500-word essay on this topic: “Compare the ethical behavior of Zeus with the ethical teaching of Jesus.”     Zeus and Jesus were about as different as could be, especially when it comes to ethics. They were similar in that they were both divine, and had great authority over their peers and the human race, … More Western Literature I, Week 21 – Ethics: Zeus vs. Jesus

Western Literature I, Week 20 – Adoption and Inheritance in Paul’s Thought

Write 500 words on this topic: “How were adoption and inheritance related in Paul’s thought?” Paul is an immensely influential figure in Christianity. He writes down a lot of the framework of how Christianity works. He often spoke of adoption and inheritance. Paul was of the mind that God has already pre-adopted Christians and will … More Western Literature I, Week 20 – Adoption and Inheritance in Paul’s Thought

Western Literature I, Week 17 – The Importance of the Miracles in Jesus’ Early Ministry

Write 500 words on this topic: “How important were the miracles in the book’s account of Jesus’ early ministry?”     The miracles that Jesus performed in the Gospel of Mark were very important for many different reasons. During the time of Jesus, the miracles helped Jesus prove his legitimacy as the son of God, as well … More Western Literature I, Week 17 – The Importance of the Miracles in Jesus’ Early Ministry

Western Literature I, Week 16 – Horace’s Concept of Personal and Ethical Cause and Effect

Write a 500-word essay on this topic: “What was Horace’s concept of personal ethical cause and effect?”     Horace was a Roman poet who lived from 65 BC to 8 BC, during the time of Augustus. He wrote several books in the form of lyrical poetry titled Satires, The Historical and Political Odes, On the Tibur road, and Satires and Epistles. His poetry was rather depressing, as the topic … More Western Literature I, Week 16 – Horace’s Concept of Personal and Ethical Cause and Effect

Western Literature I, Week 13 – The Importance of Cicero’s Rhetoric

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: “How Important was the rhetorical Context of Cicero’s orations: his listeners’ fear of Catiline’s conspiracy and army?”     Both in and after his time, Cicero was known for being a great orator, a master of rhetoric. This skill of rhetoric was crucial to him during his Orations against Catiline. … More Western Literature I, Week 13 – The Importance of Cicero’s Rhetoric

Western Literature I, Week 12 – What Cataline Should Have Said to Undermine Cicero’s Case

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: “If you had been Catiline, what would you have said to undermine Cicero’s case?”     Cicero made many claims against Catiline. Catiline and Cicero ran for consul against each other. Cicero made it, Catiline didn’t. Catiline ran again the next year, and according to Cicero, “practiced such excessive and … More Western Literature I, Week 12 – What Cataline Should Have Said to Undermine Cicero’s Case

Western Literature I, Week 9 – Aeschylus’s view of the Trojan War

Writing assignment: 500 words on this topic: “What was Aeschylus’s view of the Trojan war?”     Aeschylus thought that the Trojan War was wasteful because it was too long, and had three horrible negative effects; loss of lives, loss of wealth, and emotional damage. Aeschylus was a Greek tragedian. He wrote the play Agamemnon, which detailed … More Western Literature I, Week 9 – Aeschylus’s view of the Trojan War

Western Literature I, Week 8 – Hesiod’s View of Mankind’s Past and Future

Write 500 words on this topic: What was Hesiod’s view of the mankind’s past and future?”     Hesiod believed that there were many different races of men that populated the earth one at a time. Each race would live on Earth, be swept out, and the new race would begin. Hesiod believed that the races succeeded … More Western Literature I, Week 8 – Hesiod’s View of Mankind’s Past and Future

Western Literature I, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3

Write 500 words on this topic: “Discuss the element of hierarchy in Genesis 1-3.” Consider such things as Adam’s relation to God, Eve’s relation to Adam and God, and the serpent’s relation to Adam, Eve, and God. In the beginning, God created everything. The universe, the Earth, the animals, and plants. He created man and … More Western Literature I, Week 1 – Hierarchy in Genesis 1-3