Category Archives: Germany

Nibbles of Nibelungs

Although I’ve been interested in classical mythology for most of my life, it was really Final Fantasy VI that made me want to check out the Teutonic hero Siegfried, a mysterious character in the game possibly intended to be the … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Illuminati

You’ve probably heard about the Illuminati from time to time. They’ve pretty much become a shorthand term for secret societies that control the world and worship Satan. I understand that Alex Jones, the guy who recently made the news for … Continue reading

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Paying the Piper

I’m sure you know about the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the fairy tale character who was hired by a town in Germany to use his pipes to lure the rats out of the city and drown them. When the town … Continue reading

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We’re All Crazy Mennonites

In my quest to examine different religious movements, I now come to the Mennonites, who are actually a branch of the Anabaptists. The Anabaptists tended to be hated by both Catholics and Protestant reformers because of their unorthodox views. The … Continue reading

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Make My Millennium

I have three book reviews for you today. The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages, by Norman Cohn – I bought this on a whim when I found it at the school bookstore … Continue reading

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Franks and Beans

While I’m mainly concentrating on theologians for these Sunday posts (well, they’re USUALLY on Sundays, anyway), I don’t think it would be out of place to discuss Charlemagne, one of the most significant kings in the post-Roman era. While not … Continue reading

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