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“Rhetoric and Magic: How Text Alone Can Lure the Mind into the Realm of their Equal Significance”

Length: 7 pages.
Summary: I analyze the rhetoric employed by the author of an acclaimed text while also exploring the concept of “interinanimation of words” in the context of its writing.
Context: Rhetorical analysis written for a Rhetorical Theory into Practice course taught by Dr. Jen Cellio at Northern Kentucky University.

“Alchemy and Subculture: A Rhetorical Analysis of a Text and its Implications”

Length: 13 pages.
Summary: I analyze the rhetoric employed by the mysterious author of a supposedly ancient probably medieval grimoire while also exploring the entire context of its writing and its cultural–or subcultural–impact throughout history and today.
Context: Rhetorical analysis written for a Rhetorical Theory into Practice course taught by Dr. Jen Cellio at Northern Kentucky University.

“From Extraordinary Beliefs to Extreme Measures: Mystical, Occult, and Pseudoscientific Ideas and Beliefs of those Responsible for the Holocaust”

Length: 13 pages.
Summary: I explore the ultra-Nationalist, pseudo-scientific theories and belief systems–some of which were steeped in occult lore–that were already in place before the Third Reich and how they led to the singling out and attempted extermination of Europe’s Jewish population.
Context: Essay written for a Holocaust studies course taught by educator and pastor Philip Resnick at Northern Kentucky University.

“The Apostle Pauls’ Epistle to the Colossians: The Colossian Heresy, Gnosticism, and Paul’s Christ”

Length: 12 pages.
Summary: I explore why the apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians as recorded in the New Testament of the Christian Bible, including Gnostic influence in the region at the time, and then compare Paul’s version the Christ seen in his writings to the Colossians to that of other writings.
Context: Essay written for a New Testament survey course taught by educator and pastor Philip Resnick at Northern Kentucky University.

 

 

 

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