ADESANMI: RELIGION AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL By Mike Ekunno | Essay | PAROUSIA Magazine

          Prof Pius Adesanmi’s horrific death aboard the crashed Ethiopian Airlines’ flight 302 on 10th March, 2019, rightly drew an outpouring of responses from around the world. While many of the tributes were occupied with the intellectual side of his multi-faceted persona, little has been heard of what must have been his spirituality. Ironically, it is the spiritual that was more egregiously framed by the manner of his death. On the morning of his ill-fated flight, he made a post on his Facebook status of a Bible passage that, with his demise now, appears prescient. The … Continue reading ADESANMI: RELIGION AND THE PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL By Mike Ekunno | Essay | PAROUSIA Magazine

STEPHEN HAWKING: FORCED INTO CHRISTIAN GLORY By Mike Ekunno | PAROUSIA Magazine

    STEPHEN HAWKING: FORCED INTO CHRISTIAN GLORY “For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.” – Ps 699. There couldn’t be a better illustration for one eating one’s cake and having it than Stephen Hawking getting an archbishop-worthy memorial at Westminster Abbey on June 16, 2018. The atheist-scientist who had garnered rock star status died on March 14, 2018, aged 76. Many critical watchers were scandalised at the prospect of an atheist cadaver in the sacred altar of one of Anglican Church’s most revered monuments. … Continue reading STEPHEN HAWKING: FORCED INTO CHRISTIAN GLORY By Mike Ekunno | PAROUSIA Magazine

THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 2 By Gideon Sampson Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

                                                                                                                    THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 2 By Gideon Sampson Cecil   The incredible bulk of Shakespeare’s plays and poems reveal that the author was a voracious reader citing over two hundred books, some of which were un-translated works published on the continent of Greek, Latin, French, British, Italian and Spanish. His incredible canon of knowledge includes: lawyers, politicians,theologians,physicians,astronomers,philosophers,linguists,military tactiticians,sailors,botanists,literary scholars,musicians,classicists.He was a great genius in metaphysics dabbling in the spiritual world, the underworld and the natural world of humans,ghosts,goblins and witches. Shakespeare was one of the most learned and broadly educated authors in history. He was … Continue reading THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 2 By Gideon Sampson Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 1 By Gideon Sampson Cecil| PAROUSIA Magazine

  THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 1 By Gideon Cecil Shakespeare’s legacy to mankind is rich indeed. His gifts to the English Language excel those of all other poet’s put together. He has put words and phrases into men’s mouths for all time. He was the greatest word creator the world has ever known. He remains the unchallenged champion in the whole field of English Literature. He possessed great insight into the heart and soul of man. No writer has excelled him in portraying the inner personality of the characters he created. He was equally skilled in creating men … Continue reading THE MYSTERY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Part 1 By Gideon Sampson Cecil| PAROUSIA Magazine

A Defence of Poetry by Gideon Sampson Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

    A Defence of Poetry A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him —Dylan Thomas  We are living in an up-poetic age; poetry for many people in Guyana and globally is of very little significance to them. Very few people read poetry and very few are equipped with the wisdom and spiritual foresight to comprehend poetry. The audience for poetry is very small. Ourliterati here in Guyana and many countries globally can barely reach two hundred when we have poetry readings on … Continue reading A Defence of Poetry by Gideon Sampson Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Importance of Poetry and Great Literature by Gideon Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Importance of Poetry and Great Literature   Poetry has always been a part of human life. It is an art that lies in the soul and spirit of man since the beginning of time. A poet writes always of his personal life and experience. He writes because he has an indispensable desire in his heart to express his ideas to objectify his poetic philosophy about life. The English poet Shelly said that: ‘‘A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth…’’. The profound truth in this line written by Shelly can be seen in the … Continue reading The Importance of Poetry and Great Literature by Gideon Cecil | PAROUSIA Magazine