Author Archives: Asst. Prof. Michael Bobo

About Asst. Prof. Michael Bobo

Michael Bobo is a Humanities Assistant Professor with twenty years of teaching experience in Humanities, English as a Second Language, and Religious Studies. Upon completing his B.A. from Vanguard University in History and Political Science, he worked four years in a Refugee Settlement as a teacher and humanitarian aid worker for Sudanese living in Uganda. His many international endeavors for educational and public speaking include England, Israel, Malawi, Mexico, Uganda, South Korea and Sudan. He earned an M.A. in Humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills and is currently pursuing a M.L.A. from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include: History of Ideas, World Religions, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy, Art History, and Historiography. Mr. Bobo travels often with his wife and son. He also loves reading, watching movies, and having philosophical discussions.

Slides on Medieval Transition and Early Renaissance

Please view these slides while considering the transition from the late Medieval to the early Renaissance. The 14th Century The Early Renaissance

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World Religion 19th and 20th centuries cont.

These traditions revolve around new age or occultism and will conclude our semester in World Religions. 1875 – Theosophical Society 1879 – Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) 1952 – Scientology 1961 – Unitarian Universalism 1965 – International Society for … Continue reading

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World Religions 19th and 20th centuries

Here are pages that will guide your exploration of world religion from the 19th through the 20th centuries. 1830 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1863 – Seventh Day Adventist 1863 – Baha’i Faith 1870 – Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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Sikhism by National Geographic

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Sikh Resources

The following sites will be helpful in exploring Sikhism: Founder: Guru Nanak 1469-1539 Temples: Gurdwaras Membership: The Khalsa Ethics: Sikh Code of Conduct Ceremonies: Celebrations and Sikh Wedding Calendar: Key Dates listed in Calendar order

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Intro. to Sikhism by Oxford University

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Intro. to Sufism by OWN

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How Rumi’s Teachings Saved Karen

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Slides on High Middle Ages

Review these slides on the  High Middle Ages to clarify our discussion on Medieval literature and culture. You might also enjoy this short overview of How to Read Medieval Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Protestant Church Resources

The following sources will be useful in our discussion on Protestant churches during the first century of the Reformation (1500-1600). Lutheran Church: Luther’s 95 Theses of 1517 and The Augsburg Confession of 1530 Amish and Hutterites: Schleitheim Confession of 1527 Moravians: The … Continue reading

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Catholic Resources

The following websites provide useful information when examining the history, doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. Overview from Roman Imperial period: Early Christianity Overview from Charlemagne to the Late Medieval period:  Medieval Europe Church Councils: Major Councils of the Church from DailyCatholic.org … Continue reading

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Church History Videos

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Christian History Resources

We will contrast Catholicism and early Protestantism this upcoming week. Here is a list of websites worth considering if you are interested in the major contemporary Catholic or Protestant churches in America. http://www.usccb.org/ (U. S. Catholic) http://www.aboutcatholics.com/ (Catholicism) http://oca.org/ (Orthodox) http://www.antiochian.org/content/first-visit-orthodox-church-twelve-things-i-wish-id-known (Antiochan … Continue reading

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The Message – Full Movie

A high quality Blu-Ray version of the movie is available on http://www.peacebook.in Watch video!

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Animated Map of World Religion by Business Insider

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Slides on Middle Ages

Please review the following slides for discussions on the Byzantine Empire and Holy Roman Empire spanning 500 CE to 1000 CE. Byzantine Society and Religion Charlemagne and Medieval Culture

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Introduction to Islam by OWN

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Slides on Islam

Please review the slides on Islam to participate in the weekly class discussions.  

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Teachings of Jesus and Paul the Apostle

For the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew chapter 5 Matthew Chapter 6 Matthew Chapter 7 For Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Romans chapter 5 Romans Chapter 8  

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Sermon on the Mount from the Visual Bible – Gospel According to Matthew 5-7

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Introduction to Christianity by OWN

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Slides on Early Christianity

Please see the slides on Early Christianity to be ready for our discussion in class together.

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Zoroastrian Texts

The following links to Zoroastrian texts will help us in our class discussion: Muller, ed. Sacred Books of the East. vol IV. Oxford 1880 Skjaervo, Introduction to Zoroastrianism 2005 Harvard University Symbol of Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord)

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Zoroastrianism by Khan Academy

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Zoroastrianism by Story of God (National Geographic)

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Slides on Judaism

Review the slides on Judaism to aid in our class discussions on the Hebrew people.   Rembrandt van Rijn. Moses Smashes the Tables of the Law, 1659.

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Mendel Hurwitz Prepares to Become a Man by OWN

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Introduction to Judaism by OWN

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Confucius Birthday – the 2562nd Anniversary Ceremony

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Mendel Two Years Later

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The Chosen People from The Long Search by BBC

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Confucius from School of Life

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Lao Tzu and Taoism by the School of Life

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Taoism – A Question of Balance

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Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire Series

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Slides on Rome

Enjoy the slides on The Roman Legacy for our conversations in class and to support our readings.

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Land of the Disappearing Buddha

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

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The Buddha – PBS Documentary

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Footprint of the Buddha

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Slides on Hellenism

Please see the slides on Hellenism for our in class discussions.

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Reshma Thakkar Reclaims Her Faith

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330 Million Gods from Long Search

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Huston Smith on Hinduism

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Intro. to Hinduism

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Slides on Classical Greece

Please consider the Classical Greek era in Classical Greece for our discussion together.

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Slides on Early Greece

HUM 4 students may benefit from the following slides Early Greece. Bull Leaping fresco from the Palace at Knossos, Crete

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Greek Mythology (full text)

Thanks to the open sourced brilliance of Internet Archive we have a rich compendium of articles about the Greek and Roman Mythology. We will use this together as we discuss Greek and Roman mythology.

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The Gods of the Egyptian or Studies in Egyptian Mythology

The amazing compendium by E. A. Wallis Budge Gods of the Egyptians or Studies in Egyptian Mythology contains a wealth of literary and visual content for us to explore Ancient Egyptian religion together.

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Slides on Ancient Egypt

Please review slides on Ancient Egypt for our discussion.  

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Songline of an Ancient Roadmap

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Epic of Gilgamesh (Cartoon Version)

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Helpful Links

Statistical Research Pew Research Center http://www.pewforum.org/ Holidays and Celebrations Interfaith Calendar http://www.interfaith-calendar.org/2017.htm Theology and Theoretical Religion Dr. Don Beck’s Theory of Spiral Dynamics http://www.spiraldynamics.net/ Dr. John Cobb’s Process Theology Center http://processandfaith.org/ Mircea Eliade http://www.mircea-eliade.com/from-primitives-to-zen/man.html James Fowler’s Stages of Faith Development … Continue reading

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Epic of Gilgamesh sung by Peter Pringle

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Timeline of World Religions

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The Human Family Tree

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Slides on Mesopotamia

Please click the link for slides on Ancient Mesopotamia for students in Humanities 4: Ancient to Medieval.

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Egypt’s Golden Empire Part 2

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Quinton Bemiller

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Norco College Art Gallery

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Single Point Perspective

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Five Classical Orders

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Leon Battista Alberti, Santa Maria Novella 1470

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Alberti and Rosselino, Palazzo Rucellai c.1446-1451

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Leon Battista Alberti, Santa Maria Novella 1470

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Filippo Brunelleschi, Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore 1436

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Mesopotamian Votives

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Sumerian lyre from Royal Cemetary at Ur c.2600-2350 BCE

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The Slaying of Humbaba 9th c. BCE

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Stela of King Naram-sin c.2300-2200 BCE

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Panel of Hesira c.2750 BCE

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Dying Lioness c. 668-627 BCE

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Divine Consort Amernirdis I c.710 BCE

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Babylonian Cylinder Seal c. 1800 BCE

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Pilobolus Dancers peform “Symbiosis”

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Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland and choreographed by Martha Graham

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“Wade in the Water” from Revelations by Alvin Ailey

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Isadora Duncan choreographed dance

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake performed by the American Ballet

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Banksy

Visit the official Banksy site for examples of one of the premier 21st century street artists.

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Nave of Saint Madeleine c.1132 CE

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Nave of Saint-Sernin Basilica in Toulouse c.1120 CE

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West Facade of the abbey of Jumieges c.1067 CE

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Tympanum frieze of Autun Cathedral 1135 CE

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Reliquary Statue of Saint Foy 10th c.CE

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Domenico di Michelino, Dante and His Poem 1465 CE

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Hildegard von Bingen Illuminated Manuscript of Scivias ca. 1146 CE

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Psalter of Henry Blois, Bishop of Winchester, The Mouth of Hell 12th c. CE

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Great Buckle from Sutton Hoo, 7th c. CE

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Lindau Gospels, ca. 870 CE

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Sutton Hoo Purse Cover, ca. 630 CE

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Edvard Munch, The Scream c.1893

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Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, c.1910

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Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon c.1907

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Pablo Picasso, Boy Leading a Horse c.1906

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Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist c.1903-4

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Paul Cézanne, The Bathers c.1906

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El Greco, The Vision of Saint John c.1608-14

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait c.1889

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Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait c.1887

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