The Gravity of Sin: Truth in the Grotesque in Dante’s Inferno

We have a tendency to diminish our sin. We use words like “messy” to describe our spiritual condition when we really mean “flawed” or “broken.” If we are merely messy, we can clean ourselves up, that way we don’t have to look at our own filth. This filth, however, is not just a collection of […]

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Personhood in Altered Carbon: The Body as Fundamental

We live in a culture that determines a person’s eligibility for human rights according to his or her ability to function autonomously. What constitutes personhood, according to our culture, has less to do with being biologically human and more to do with performing certain skills successfully. If cognitive ability is all that is needed to […]

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Better Together: How the CW’s The 100 Reflects Generation Z’s Longing for Community

Dystopian stories are both a reflection of our existing fears and a dialogue detailing why we indeed should be afraid if we are not already living in fear. Many of us are familiar with the likes of 1984, Brave New World, Lord of the Flies, or Animal Farm. These classic dystopian stories have resonated with […]

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