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  • Arm Reliquary Essay

    There are several different types of relics in the Catholic world. The first type is a body part of a saint, like a bone, and instruments of the Passion of Christ. The second type are object s owned or touched by a saint; and the third type are objects that have come in contact with relics, and through the close proximity, have gained holiness. Since relics of God himself are unavailable, the churches utilize the cult of the saints as a way to legitimize their power in the Catholic world. The relics of saints represent the workings of God; and in medieval period, they were interpreted as God’s will and his forgiveness to the people or churches that owned and displayed the relics. Reliquaries, such as the Arm of Saint Louis of Toulouse and the Arm of Saint Luke, both from 1336 hold bone relics from saints. While relics of the Passion of Christ, such as the True Cross from the twelfth century…

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  • Pre-Reliquary Baptism

    In this technique, you first would engrave the design on the soft copper of the pre-reliquary chasse depicting the life of the saint whose relic was suppose to be contained within it along with other symbols that were associated to the saint. Engraving out the copper to construct the design would enable the metal worker to add the enamel into the carved out spots to produce the brightly colored designs. Enamel was powdered glass that came in different colors. In order to add the enamel onto the…

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  • The Crusades: Relics, Crusadess And People

    Relics, crusades and people Relics obtained in the crusades became a significant part of pilgrimage, in fact the church adapted a larger apes for better storage. Relics such as the crown of thorns justify Jesus (the son of god) and his word because many people where poor they went on crusades for relics, land, wealth, and the word of god. I intend to argue and utilize artifacts obtained in the crusades. The majority of images will come from Art History fifth edition by Maryn Stostand and as…

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  • Real Relic Project Reflection Paper

    The Real Relic Project obtained new financial backing after the successful interview I had with the three founding Jesuits. Other Real Relic Project operators began venturing back in time after my guinea pig run in 1560’s Rome. Much of the tweaks and mishaps have been fixed by the engineering team. One instance was the accidental blending of past and present when a cannon ball blasted a hole through the machine room’s wall during an experimental operation we were doing. The new commercial and…

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  • The Pardoner In Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

    his gathering of people. Exhibiting the hard offer, he gives when he is in contact in a town, the Pardoner portrays some of his relics and their healing properties. Every one of the relics is phony, he concedes, yet he couldn't care less a bit. He additionally ensures the explorers comprehend that he just lectures gain cash, to such an extent that he doesn't hesitate to take it from even a poor widow with starving kids. He's says he's an extraordinary speaker, hurling in some Latin expressions…

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  • Why Was Conques Abbey Important

    the abbey, the relics of Saint James had been discovered in Spain. This discovery sparked a movement and many pilgrims began to make their way to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela in hopes of seeking forgiveness for their sins or cures for their illnesses. Conques was located along one of the pilgrimage roads leading from France to Spain and saw countless people pass through as this movement grew. This prime location later became extremely beneficial when the village gained popularity when…

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  • Theme Of Corruption In The Canterbury Tales

    Shrine at Canterbury. Many of the pilgrims were corrupt, with the exception of the ones from the lower class. However the most corrupt pilgrim is the Pardoner because he is manipulative, hypocritical, and sells fake relics. To start off, the Pardoner is a church member who is extremely respected by society, especially during the medieval ages where the church is highly influential and controls education. By holding his authority over the people, the Pardoner manipulates others into handing him…

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  • Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses: An Analysis

    In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. At that time, the Catholic church had twisted the original meaning of scriptures to encourage the buying of indulgences, which were paid passes out of purgatory, the costly visiting of relics, most of which were fake, and the submission to the ultimate authority of the pope, who was one of the most powerful men in the world. To add to this injustice, the church purposely refrained from…

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  • Korea Cultural Influence

    relate to similar works in another. In Ancient China, the first of Buddhists receptacles have dated back to the late fourth century, and in about three centuries later, the same relics have been found in Korea. These receptacles are Buddhist Reliquaries, or more specifically Sarira caskets which are “relics of the historical Buddha.” (Herzog, Royal Ontario Museum Site). Buddhist Reliquaries from China, that have influenced Korea, demonstrate the important use of art and trade to impact art…

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  • The Canterbury Tales Analysis

    pardoner came to join the journey to profit from his profession more than his usual. Unlike the nun, who was all grace and beauty, the pardoner was a grotesque man, with the morals of a snake. His eyes appeared to be popping out of his skull, his yellow hair was unclean and in rat-like dreads, and his voice was like nails on a chalkboard. The shrill voice was but a fragment of what made him such a bothersome person to be around. The pardoner was such a loathsome person that he sold his…

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