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Discovering God through the Arts – James Joyce’s Ulysses – by Melanie Newbould

Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts. Ulysses I read Ulysses by James Joyce only about 10 years ago or so—and it was really that book that convinced me that Christianity might be the right path for me. It is a difficult book (at least for me); I don’t think I could

2017-06-22T09:14:02+00:00

Discovering God Through the Arts – Parsifal – by Melanie Newbould

Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts: Parsifal And yn þat bed þer lythe a knyght, His wowndis bledyng day & nyght; Lully, lulley, lully, lulley! Þe fawcon hath born my mak away. Parsifal is Wagner’s last opera; the above verses are from the English Corpus Christie carol, which bears a striking

2017-06-25T03:39:29+00:00

Discovering God through the Arts – Wagner’s Ring II – by Melanie Newbould

Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts. The Ring II The story of the Ring had got to a point where Brünhilde is asleep, actually on a rock on top of a mountain, surrounded by a burning ring of fire.  The ring and the Rheingold are underneath a sleeping dragon, Fafner.  Wotan

2017-06-22T08:42:04+00:00

Discovering God Through the Arts – Wagner’s Ring I – by Melanie Newbould

Continuing Melanie Newbould's occasional blogs on faith and the arts. The Ring I I first encountered Wagner's tremendous Ring cycle when I was around 15 years old or so. Yes—it was because I had just read Tolkien—so I was interested in rings, dragons and things. But of course Wagner's Ring is very different—for one thing

2017-06-22T08:38:13+00:00

Rhonda Miska Reflects on the Significance of Networks

In this shared blog, CWS member Rhonda Miska reflects on what nature's networks can teach us about social justice and human relationships. CONSIDER THE MYCELIUM: NETWORKS WILL HEAL THE EARTH April 22, 2017 · by Guest Post · in Ecological Theology, Theology and Culture. · “Conscious Nature” [Photo source: Google Images].   “Consider

2017-06-25T04:34:42+00:00