The Phoenix and the Early Church

Fall 2011

The Phoenix and the Early Church

Daniel Tompsett

Is the story of the mystical phoenix just an ancient flight of fancy? Its rebirth through Christian writings suggests otherwise.

Biography: Otto von Habsburg

July 29, 2011

Obituary: Otto von Habsburg

Al Scheck

Otto von Habsburg died at the age of 98 Monday, July 4, 2011, at his home in Germany. 

Biography: Mark Twain

Spring 2010

Mark Twain: The Whited Sepulchre

Mark J. Hulme

Mark Twain’s novels are some of the best examples of American literature. Though known for his humor, Twain shows a bitter edge in his later works.

Cupid's Disheartening Past

Winter 2010

Cupid’s Disheartening Past

Alice Abler

Despite his perpetually youthful appearance, Cupid is no neophyte. History shows that this veteran Valentine has been plying his trade since ancient times.

Cultic Convergence: Valentine's Day Traditions

Winter 2010

Cultic Convergence

Alice Abler

The title and image of the Queen of Heaven persist in popular religious tradition. Ancient pagan images took on new connotations as traditions were assimilated.

The Birth of a Legend

Summer 2009

The Birth of a Legend

Peter Nathan

The idea that the apostle Peter lived and died in Rome took on a life of its own after his death. Vision retraces Peter’s legendary rise to power.

Biography: Robert Peary, Arctic Adventurer

April 13, 2009

Robert E. Peary: Arctic Adventurer

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

Bruce Henderson’s True North: Peary, Cook and the Race to the Pole gives perspective for understanding those who attempt to explore where so few have gone before.

Box: Resurrection

March 23, 2009


Peter Nathan

In Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews, Kevin Madigan and Jon D. Levenson explain the term resurrection from the Hebrew Scriptures.