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Self-portrait by Paul Gauguin
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Self-portrait by Paul Gauguin

An 1888 oil on canvas self-portrait by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) the French post-impressionist painter. Painted in Arles in southern France. The portrait on the wall behind Gauguin is of the artist Émile Bernard, and the text below reads "Les...
Louis-Auguste Cézanne by Paul Cézanne
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Louis-Auguste Cézanne by Paul Cézanne

An 1866 painting in oils, Louis-Auguste Cézanne, by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), the French post-impressionist artist. Cézanne here paints his father reading the newspaper L'Événement. The paper was not the one his father usually read but the...
Spring by Paul Cézanne
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Spring by Paul Cézanne

A c. 1859-62 painting in oils, Spring, by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), the French post-impressionist artist. This painting is one of several that Cézanne painted to decorate the salon of his family home, Jas de Bouffan, near Aix-en-Provence...
Ancient Christianity’s Effect on Society & Gender Roles
Articleby Rebecca Denova

Ancient Christianity’s Effect on Society & Gender Roles

Christianity began as a sect of Judaism in Judea in the 1st century CE and spread to the cities of the Eastern Roman Empire and beyond. In these cities, non-Jews, Gentiles, wanted to join the movement, and these Gentile-Christians soon outnumbered...
LGBTQ in Early Christianity
Articleby Rebecca Denova

LGBTQ in Early Christianity

In modern debates concerning homosexuality, same-sex marriages, and gender identification, it is popular to turn to the Bible for passages to validate a position. Modern culture attributes many elements in understanding homosexuality, but...
Ten Should-Be Famous Women of Early Christianity
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ten Should-Be Famous Women of Early Christianity

Women feature prominently in the gospels and Book of Acts of the Christian New Testament as supporters of Jesus' ministry. The most famous of these is Mary Magdalene, most likely an upper-class woman of means instead of the prostitute label...
Lombards
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Lombards

The Lombards were a Germanic tribe that originated in Scandinavia and migrated to the region of Pannonia (roughly modern-day Hungary). Their migration is considered part of "The Wandering of the Nations" or "The Great Migration", which was...
Maria Reiche with Paul Kosok
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Maria Reiche with Paul Kosok

Maria Reiche with Paul Kosok in 1939 CE. Image credit: The Maria Reiche Foundation. Maria Reiche was a German-born Peruvian mathematician and archaeologist best known for her research on the Nazca Lines. Paul Kosok was an American professor...
How the Resurrection Converted Paul from Christian Persecutor to Advocate
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How the Resurrection Converted Paul from Christian Persecutor to Advocate

Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting...
Women in the New Testament
Articleby Rebecca Denova

Women in the New Testament

Women in the New Testament are presented for the most part along the contours of both Jewish and Greco-Roman concepts of the social construction of gender roles. Women’s value to society was in their role in procreation. There are some exceptions...
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