The Paradox in the Creature’s Salvation; A Commentary on The Book of Margery Kempe

In her autobiography, Margery Kempe describes herself as a creature who undertakes a redemptive quest, at first, to be forgiven for her sins and pride. The struggle she endures while giving birth to her first child makes her afraid of her sins, and subsequently, she decides to confess her sins to a priest who makes... Continue Reading →

Pact with the Devil Motif and Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata

Before it was transformed into a religious subject by Christianity, contact with supernatural beings was a cultural motif that was very common in folk tales in which humans interact with mystical beings, and those occasions often transpire in certain spiritually dense places such as crossroads and bridges. However, Christian culture’s approach to that subject had... Continue Reading →

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