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An Idolatry of Candidates: Count Plunkett and the North Roscommon By-Election of 1917

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 03:18 PM by Ascendant (…ireann Ascendant: An Irish History Blog)

Hurrah for Plunkett,
Ring out the slogan call.
The Countís our man,
He leads the van for Ireland over all.

In what was to be called the Election of the Snows, Count Plunkett defeated the candidate for the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) along with an Independent runner for the North Roscommon seat...
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Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt

Posted February 2nd, 2017 at 08:47 AM by Tod Stites (Christian Success: The Influence Of Egypt)

It has been shown that in the religions of
Egypt and Babylon, various gods are called the son and image of the supreme god. And
Hellenistic cults could make Hellenistic rulers
the visible manifestation of a god, with the
concept of soteriology linked with the concept of icons.

Kleinknecht in Theological Dictionary Of The
New Testament vol.2,p.390n50

We know of course that the first
Christians portrayed Christ as the Son and
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