Bethuel Best Only

Write on one (1) of the following topics:

Topic 1:

Define Humanism, and then write a paper that explains how The Prince represents a humanist approach to the art of governing, in contrast to the idea of government based on divine authority and Catholic dogma.

Topic 2:

Google “The Agony in the Garden” by El Greco and “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa” by Bernini, and “The Prodigal Son” by Rembrandt and “The Milkmaid” by Vermeer (among other, similar images). Write a comparison/contrast paper that explains how the more religious art of the southern, Catholic areas of Western Europe differs from the more secular work of the artists in the Protestant areas north of the Alps. Notice the complex, visionary religious themes of the Catholic painters and the simple, more domestic piety of the Protestant painters.

  • The discussion will take place from Monday to Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Post your response on the Week 1 message board
  • Your response should be at least 750 words in length
  • Use MLA format for any quotations or citations that you use to support your answer