Posts Tagged ‘Gerard Manly Hopkins’

  • Book of Dog: You’re a Beast!

    April 28th, 2017 | Book of Dog | journalpulp | 3 Comments

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  • Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    Christmas: A Pagan Holiday?

    December 24th, 2015 | Christmas | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Syncretism: a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. As […]

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  • Christmas And Its Origins

    Christmas And Its Origins

    December 25th, 2011 | Christmas | journalpulp | No Comments

    Syncretism is a term that means the combining or reconciling of opposing practices and principles. It’s most commonly used in a religious or philosophical context, and as with Easter, Christmas too is syncretic in its origins: a pagan celebration whose provenance long predates Christ’s birth but which eventually made its way into the Christian mainstream. […]

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  • Literary Factoids

    Literary Factoids

    August 8th, 2011 | Literary trivia, Quotes | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Elie Wiesel’s Auschwitz novel Night was rejected by twenty American publishers. Charles Baudelaire spent two hours a day getting dressed. The genius poet-priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wanted to change his name to Pook Tunks. “I am a eunuch,” Gerard Hopkins told his friend and fellow poet Robert Bridges, “but it is for the Kingdom of […]

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