Category Archives: Germany

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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