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The History of Crucifixions

Most people are familiar with crucifixion from the accounts of Jesus of Nazareth’s death on the orders of Pontius Pilate. However, that form of execution dated back at least to the Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BCE) and was popular with the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, as well as the Romans. The practice was discontinued from widespread […]

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Review – Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon by Martin Kemp

After reading this review, I have to read this book!  For my second bachelor’s degree, I majored in Popular Culture and a large part of that study was looking at icons, mostly 20th Century figures and understanding their contexts and impact to the society built around them.  In his new book, [amazon_link id="0199581118" target="_blank" container="" […]

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