Friday, 29 June 2012

religious roots on holiday

From my window it does not look like much it, but we are actually approaching summer. Which also means we are taking a break from the blog until the autumn semester starts. But remember that you can easily use the labels/tags on the sidemenu to read old posts.
Also, please feel free to send us an email (religiousroots(a) to suggest new topics for blogposts, or, even better, if you would like to contribute to the blog by writing something.

Concerning the caption contest: we promise to post the result on monday. meaning you still have the possibility to contribute!

Have a wonderful summer!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Why knowing a couple of vampires would make writing academic papers so much easier

No, this is not another way of procrastinating!
or at least, not only that.

Annie was saying the other day, that if we knew a vampire or two, it would be so much easier to describe the situation of female slaves/prostitutes of the first centuries, and to discuss if and in what ways slaves in Christian ownership where in different situations then those in Pagan ownership. It wouldent be so much of that guesswork which seemed to fill the whole of the Women in House churces book we read for one of our courses. You simply go to your friend Tertullius, probably called something else today so as to not draw to much attention to himself, and ask him. You have him describe everything from his own memory. Maybe he was a freedman himself, being once the slave of some rich man who gave him his freedom because he  Tertullius saved his daughters life in a big fire. Or you could call up Magdalena, who belonged to a congregation in Corinth, she had two boys and before she got attacked by a vampire, she and her boys where baptized by Apollos. She could in lively pictures tell you about the situation of the Corinthian church, and you dident have to spend hours with your head burried in your sourcetext and interpretations and secondary sources. You could go out and have a beer and get an A for your paper.

If only I knew a vampire or two....

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Goodbye is not forever.

Last week us in the second cycle had our final seminar, here in Copenhagen. It means we are about to graduate and that we are grown-up (help!) and that there is no more RREcompact seminars for us. Which is sad and good at the same time I suppose, one era is over and a new one is about to begin. Anyways, here is a really cool collage Ruth made:

Monday, 11 June 2012

It is time.....

....for the 2.cycle of the Religious Roots of Europe`s final seminar!

and here are some religious muffins baked for the occasion.

later this week we will open up for a discussion about the difference between philosophy and religion. Stay Tuned!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Caption Contest- round two!

Hi guys!  Seeing as the first caption contest was a wonderful success, we have decided to go ahead and do another.  Once again we are bribing you with chocolate, we are already keeping a running tab!  So let your imagination and creativity flow on this week's picture.  This is Fritz and Krisztian from cycle 3 doing their thing at Halloween.