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Blake and Revolution: Can Christians Promote Revolution?

As we discussed last week, Blake was inspired by Moravian beliefs in his art and writing. When talking about revolution and fighting back, you would think that is one of the most anti-christian things that a person could do. I think in a weird way, the Moravian beliefs almost encourage Revolution, but through peace and […] Continue reading

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“The wounds of Christ are a WHAT????”

Chris Ingle Moravian beliefs look at the wounds of Christ in quite a unique way, similar to how Blake looks at life and religion. Knowing now that his own mother was at the very least influenced by Moravian beliefs, if not a follower herself,makes total sense when we look at Blake’s work in “The Marriage […] Continue reading

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Modesty and Godliness: Did God REALLY Say That?

“The nakedness of woman is the work of God” This is interesting as this has an element of truth to it that makes sense. Strictly speaking, God did create woman and she was made nude, as was Adam. So from the obvious point this is 100 percent true. What I find interesting is that Christians […] Continue reading

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Lost and Found: From Bleak to Pastoral

Christopher Ingle This is the tale of two lost children, who may have never met, but have similar fates. The Little boy was following his father in the woods outside of the city, but fell behind as it began to grown dark. He could not find his father, and was soon lost in the darkened […] Continue reading

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Art and Religion: Inspiration IS God

Christopher Ingle This piece is not easy to interpret. On one hand we have Blake who believes strongly in God, so much so that he believes that God is art, or at least that is how I interpreted it. Blake writes about his disdain of Reynold’s work. Reynold tells us that art is not based […] Continue reading

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