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Rip Van Winkle

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Short Stories

Rip Van Winkle John Schlismann Rip van Winkleist ein Buchstabe, der immer gewesen ist, ist und immer sein wird Es gibt Millionen Leute um die Welt, die seine gelassene Lebensanschauung nehmen, sein gefühlloses, unmotivated Haltung und vollendet absolut nichts Rip ist eine Ikone zum stagnierenden, zum faulen und zum unbrauchbaren...

Evolution Vs. Creationism

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Religion

The idea that evolution (macro evolution) is anti-God or anti Christian is a falsity too often purported by the creationist movement Evolution is soundly grounded by science and is accepted by many mainstream Christian faiths most notably the largest and oldest Christian denomination the Roman Catholic Church Charles Darwin himself attributes the evolutionary process to a creator at the end of his book The Origin of the Species “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one”...

Taxation in the International Marketplace

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Business

The global marketplace is an increasingly competitive arena in which countries are making tax concessions in order to attract multinational corporations In order to stay competitive with the rest of the world the United States must take a closer look at their taxation laws and amend them as conditions warrant The article Overhauling the Old Jalopy by The Economist (No author identified) is about the increasing problem of high corporate taxes in the United States versus countries overseas...

American Culture

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Society

The first idea that comes to my mind when I think of American culture is uniqueness Our culture is drastically different from so many others around the globe and those differences (some good and some bad) are what make our unique country what it is Culture is defined by The American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third edition as “The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another...

Alleviating Poverty Through Incentive Based Aid Programs

Author: John Schlismann

Category: World Affairs

Poverty is an issue affecting countries in approximately two thirds of the world we live in, and with increased globalization it is a problem that has ramifications never felt before in the Western world The question of how to alleviate poverty and suffering in our world is one that has plagued the minds of people for years; the simple answer provided by many is simply to increase money, however does this increase really help alleviate poverty or does it have the potential to make the problem even worse An article which appeared August 21, 2007 in the International Herald Tribune entitled Managing Globalization: To reduce poverty, money isn’t everything by Daniel Altman addresses this issue by examining two South American countries Brazil and Venezuela...

The Nicene Creed

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Religion

“We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, of all that is, seen and unseen We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father Through him all things were made...

A Character Analysis Of Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Short Stories

What created Goodman Brown A man so tormented by what even he considered to be a dream that it changed his life in a profound negative way forever Goodman Brown was man plagued by his own conscious; he was someone who believed himself to have committed grave sin by meeting with the devil and participating in a witches meeting in his dreams...

The Night Battles and Friulian Society

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Religion

Friulian society was one of superstition, a rural society in which the old traditions, many of them pre-Christian traditions died hard and were completely foreign to the non-Friulian inquisitors Many of the people in the society were uneducated and sought to explain hard times they encountered through supernatural means, such as witches and the benandanti The evidence put forth in Carlo Ginzburg’s book The Night Battles shows a society that is completely saturated with superstition and one that evolves its myths of the good benandanti vs...

An Analysis of the Birth-Mark by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Short Stories

As in all of Hawthorne’s writings when one finishes reading his stories you come up with more questions than answers No other writer makes you question like Hawthorne The philosophical question of what is true perfection and can it be achieved through physical means or is it a state of the spirit is the heart of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story The Birth-Mark...

Adoration of the Magi/Persistence of Memory

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Arts and Crafts

Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli is a Renaissance painting located in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Italy Botticelli painted many of these adoration paintings on commission but the Adoration of the Magi seems to be the most popular This painting is on a wooden altarpiece and shows different people looking at one another with different expressions on their face...

Art and Music in History

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Arts and Crafts

Art and music has always been an integral part of any society; no matter how basic and primitive or complex and advanced Art is the cultural output of a society that reflects its attitudes, values, morals, and what it considers ideal and beautiful Art truly is one of the great measures of a civilization and is a window into what a particular culture thought and valued...

Pieta

Author: John Schlismann

Category: Arts and Crafts

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni created the sculpture Pieta when he was only twenty four years old This beautiful sculpture was created by a Florentine and was completed in 1499 It is considered a Renaissance sculpture and Michelangelo along with his competitor Leonardo da Vinci were considered than and now as the essence of a “renaissance man”...

 
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