Dr Mario Baghos is an academic theologian and author of From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium: Kings, Symbols, and Cities (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021).
The Christian foundations of Metallica // James Hetfield's struggle against temptation
Temptation has been a staple of James Hetfield's songwriting since the 1990s. Beginning with his rejection of his upbringing in Christian Science and the tragic death of his bandmate Cliff Burton, Hetfield's exploration of Christian themes shows a profound struggle with the passions
Podcast: Dr Mario Baghos on the symbolism of the sacred city
Dr Mario Baghos discusses the intersection of the political and religious in cities with Dr Jonathan Cole
Return to the Red Room // A spiritual reading of David Lynch's Twin Peaks
Optimism, affability, self-sacrifice—these alone cannot protect a person from their own shadow.