Category Archives: Culture and Religion

Opinion pieces and essays about religion, irreligion, pop-culture, literature, and films.

The Validity of the Nation-State: ISIS, the Internet, and the Twenty-First Century

Since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the dominant political institution has been that of the nation-state. A nation-state is a sovereign state in which citizens are of a relatively homogenous identity (nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, etc.), and which exercises … Continue reading

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The Dialogue of Faith – Pilgrimage in Late Medieval England

So here’s something a bit different! Bit of a longer, semi-formal essay that touches on medieval history, theology, and literature, all whilst exploring how different ideas about pilgrimage changed in the later Middle Ages and why. I tried to keep … Continue reading

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