Reading Response: Becoming Mexican American… by George Sanchez

Bradley FarlessGraduate Work, History0 Comments

Considering the title, Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945, one would assume that George Sanchez’s book would be a history about the growth and development of a unique Chicano culture in Los Angeles between 1900 and 1945. However, the scope of the book becomes increasingly far-flung as the narrative progresses, much to the detriment … Read More

“Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bradley FarlessCollege Papers, Day Trips, History, Undergraduate Work0 Comments

Last Saturday, I went over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue to conduct a scavenger hunt for certain types of items in this exhibit and then drafted up an essay response, but I thought it might be useful to people thinking about going to see the exhibit itself, so I’m posting it here as well. The exhibit, … Read More

Response: Book of Jonah

Bradley FarlessCollege Papers, Undergraduate Work0 Comments

The story of Jonah centers around repentance and God’s mercy. Jonah is given a task by God to travel to Nineveh in order to announce its imminent destruction. Jonah tries to avoid doing this by fleeing to Tarshish, but after spending three days in the belly of a whale, he repents and travels to Nineveh. Once he arrives, he announces … Read More

Accountability and Free Will: Did Pharaoh Have a Chance?

Bradley FarlessCollege Papers, Religion, Undergraduate Work0 Comments

In the book of Exodus, the stories surrounding the Hebrews’ captivity in Egypt and their subsequent release after the Egyptians are afflicted by ten plagues from God creates problems theologically and philosophically. The stories raise questions about man’s free will and why man is held accountable for actions that he has no control over. In other words, if God makes … Read More