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Defender of the Faith

A title given by Pope Leo X. to Henry VIII. of England, in 1521, for a Latin treatise On the Seven Sacraments. Many previous kings, and even subjects, had been termed “defenders of th…

Beyond the Jamaican Bobsledders

Warm weather countries at the Winter Olympics by Gerry Brown Related Links 2006 Winter OlympicsMemorable Olympic MomentsBirth of the Modern OlympicsEncyclopedia: Ancient Olympics …

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Director:Robert RedfordWriter:Jeremy LevenDreamWorks Pictures; 127 minutes; PG-13Release:11/00Cast:Matt Damon, Will Smith, Charlize Theron Will Smith plays a quietly divine black caddy sent to…

Legend

means simply “something to be read” as part of the divine service. The narratives of the lives of saints and martyrs were so termed from their being read, especially at matins, …

Faith

Defender of the Faith. (See Defender.) In good faith. “Bona fide;” “de bonne foi;” with no ulterior motive. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Faithful

in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, is seized at Vanity Fair, burnt to death, and taken to heaven in a chariot of fire. A Puritan used to be called Brother Faithful. The abiding disciples of an…

Beyond the Mat

Director/Writer:Barry BlausteinLions Gate Films; R; 102 minutesRelease:3/00With:Mick Foley, Terry Funk, Jake Roberts Beyond the Mat follows three individuals: huge Mankind (Mick Foley), revere…

Beyond Pluto

In July 2005, a team from the California Institute of Technology announced the discovery of a possible “tenth planet” temporarily called 2003 UB313. This most distant object so fa…

Beyond Silence

Director:Caroline LinkWriters:Caroline Link and Beth SerlinDirector of Photography:Gernot RollEditor:Patricia RommelMusic:Niki ReiserProduction Designer:Susann BielingProducers:Thomas Wöb…

John Legend

Name at birth: John StephensJohn Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, mixed classic R&B grooves with modern hip-hop sounds (and artists) and was one of 2005's top albums, ending the year with a Grammy fo…