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Why is Jesus often depicted with a six-pack? The muscular messiah reflects Christian values of masculinity

Chris Greenough, Edge Hill University

Have you ever wondered why so many images depicting the crucifixion show Jesus with a very defined, slender and toned body? Either slim, but with a six-pack, or displaying muscles and brawn. While these images are hardly a reflection of what little can be surmised about the historical Jesus, they certainly reflect social and cultural ideas about masculinity and idealised notions of manhood.

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15Jan/24

What is the difference between the jews and Israel state?

Jan. 8, 2024 /Human interest/ — Jews have a long history of advocating for human rights around the world, including in the US Civil Rights movement and against apartheid in South Africa. This commitment stems from both religious and ethical principles within Judaism that emphasize justice, equality, and compassion for all. Continue reading

04Apr/23

Kanye West and Wyndham Lewis: how ‘cancellation’ affected two artists, a century apart

Nathan Waddell, University of Birmingham

It may seem like the modernist painter and writer Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) and Kanye West (the rapper and onetime presidential hopeful now known as Ye) have little in common. But their stories are connected: both are known for making controversial statements about the Nazis.

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