Coercing Morality in Puritan Massachusetts

Stocks / Photo by BabelTowers, Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Murray Rothbard From Conceived in Liberty (1975) Perhaps the bluntest expression of the Puritan ideal of theocracy was the Rev. Nathaniel Ward’s The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America (1647). Returning to England to take part in the Puritan ferment there, this Massachusetts divine was horrified[…]

Deconditioning Discontentment and Finding Peace

By Sofo Archon / 04.15.2017 How to Create an Attitude of Appreciation To be grateful means to be simple. To be grateful means to be joyful. To be grateful means to be content. Unfortunately, most people have been conditioned to live in discontentment. In our competitive, materialistic, consumption-driven society, we’ve been programmed to always want more[…]

Pagan to Christian: The Transformation of Rome

The Battle of Milvian Bridge, by Giulio Romano, 1520-1524 / Apostolic Palace, Vatican City, Rome By Dr. Rodolfo Lanciani Professor of Roman Topography (1878-1927) Università di Roma It has been contended, and many still believe, that in ancient Rome the doctrines of Christ found no proselytes, except among the lower and poorer classes of citizens.[…]

An Overview of Classical Eastern Philosophy

Taoist Temple / Photo by dbgg1979 of Flickr.com, Creative Commons By Dr. James Fieser / 02.19.2014 Professor of Philosophy University of Tennessee at Martin Introduction At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions emerged within the Eastern Asian regions of India[…]

Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East

Map of the Ancient Near East / Wikimedia Commons Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.14.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief The Cradle of Civilization Introduction By Dr. Senta German Faculty of Classics Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator, Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford Mesopotamia, the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (in modern day Iraq), is[…]