The Ladder of Divine Ascent Essays

  • Mephastophilis Influence On Dr Faustus

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    Faustus’ Inferno; Mephastophilis’ Influence on Faustus and his Damnation Measuring power and authority solely through titles like ‘master’ and ‘slave’ can be troublesome and superficial. In the play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, the character Dr. John Faustus sells his soul to the devil in return for the conditions he specified in a contract. One of these conditions is that the demon Mephastophilis will be his servant. Therefore, it could be argued that Faustus is

  • Pentheus And Creon Character Analysis

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    what make both of them ineffective leaders to their cities. These traits that both have are they’re both narrow-minded, Authoritative, and strict. Both characters use their traits along with creating examples of others in order to ascend in the divine ascent. They put themselves in an authoritative state because of their love for power with turns out to be their fatal flaw. Creon has traits such as being narrow minded, authoritative and strict in order to show his authority in Thebes. He uses both

  • Chapter Summary In St. Bonaventure's Itinerarium

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    Chapter 3 The Itinerarium Mentis in Deum Before proceeding to the main concern of this chapter which is the discussion of St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, the researcher first dwelled with Bonaventurean anthropology. Moreover, the anthropological thought of the Seraphic Doctor does not only pertain to man and its nature alone but it also speaks of its relation to God. In connection to that, one of the treatises made by the Seraphic Doctor regarding the relation of man to God is to