The architectural nature of many modern buildings has its roots in the phallic symbols employed by Ancient Near Eastern civilizations in the earliest fertility rites. Artistic manifestations of the phallus can be found from Tunisia to Mesopotamia to India and beyond in the form of sculpture and wall relief’s, and are frequently mentioned in ancient …

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I will first consider his five proofs of Gods existence, then look at his account of God’s composition and then finally attend to his views on God’s power. It will be useful to briefly examine Thomas’s life and career first however, as a means to understanding the context from which his ideas emerge. St. Thomas …

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Describe how Japanese adopted aspects of Chinese language , poetry , and sculpture . Under Prince Shotoku rule japan took active interest in china and korea. Using Chinese characters, Japanese poets developed a form of poetry called Tanka. This poetic form was modeled after Chinese poetry. Tanka is based on having a set of number …

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            The word “Zen” roughly translates to meditative state, which is the practice and enlightenment technique central to Zen Buddhism. One of three Zen Buddhism sites in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Zen Center offers meditation periods, consultation with Zen priests, literature about Zen Buddhism, and a beautiful history lesson.             The San Francisco …

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