Are the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales closer in outlook to Greek and Roman literature than they are to Hebrew, Christian, and medieval literature?

The Black Death was a deadly outbreak of the plague that arrived in Europe in the mid 14th century. The Black death impacted Medieval society immensely, and the outlook of the people was changed permanently. In the words of Boccaccio in his Decameron that: "...practices contrary to the former habits of the citizens would hardly … Continue reading Are the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales closer in outlook to Greek and Roman literature than they are to Hebrew, Christian, and medieval literature?

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The main issues dividing Jesus and the religious leaders of Israel

Jesus and the religious leaders in Israel did not get along. They had many disagreements between each other, but the biggest one was Jesus’ calling out of their hypocrisy and the assertion of his authority. Jesus claimed that He had the authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:5). The Pharisees had many strict rules with which … Continue reading The main issues dividing Jesus and the religious leaders of Israel

The early history of the Hebrews

Abraham was from Ur, but even though there was rampant idolatry in the city, Abraham worshipped the one true God. Abraham had great faith in God, so much that he was even willing to sacrifice his son Isaac if God wanted him to. God was pleased with Abraham’s faith and he said that Abraham’s descendants … Continue reading The early history of the Hebrews