Mauro Aprile Zanetti is a San Francisco-based storyteller, filmmaker and writer—stringer for the Italian national newspaper, La Stampa . Born in Sicily (Italy, 1974). Thanks to his film critic paper on Martin Scorsese’s remake, Cape Fear , he is selected to join the national jury at the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia . He writes the master thesis of his Italian Laurea degree on Gilles Deleuze philosophy, and his experimental docudrama, The Joy. Carnations and Siesta (2002). In 2004, Mille Piani publishes his homonym book-catalog. He writes and directs a docudrama on people with disabilities, DiversabilMente Uguali , editing a monologue after poet, Dario Tumino. In 2006, he collaborates with Italian singer-song writer, Vinicio Capossela for the creation of a video-clip series, Ovunque proteggi , and later directing the live-drama, Nel Niente Sotto il Sole . He writes La Natura Morta de La Dolce Vita — A Mysterious Morandi in the Matrix of Fellini’s Vision (NYC, 2008). In 2013 he moves to San Francisco, where he interviews poet and activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti for the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in US . He creates and directs a short video series, Cultural Ambassadors Circle , dedicating one to Mr. Ferlinghetti . On 2015 he curates Lawrence Ferlinghetti ’ s painting exhibition: Fluxare – The European Connexion , editing the booklet, Il Verbo Fluxare .
Humanism became a significant intellectual force in England during the reign of Henry VIII (b. 1509–d. 1547). Hence, the history of English humanism is bound up with the Tudor monarchy and Henry’s religious policies. Hay 1952 studies a pioneering humanist. McConica 1965 and Mayer 1989 describe the growing influence of humanists at the court and the roles that they played in Henry VIII’s religious policies, while Gleason 1989 describes a nonhumanist who founded a humanist school, and Surtz 1967 studies a humanist churchman who opposed Henry VIII and was beheaded. Thomas More (b. 1478–d. 1535) was the most accomplished and famous English humanist, and Utopia (1516) was his most famous work. Marius 1984 offers a comprehensive biography of More, while Hexter 1952 and Surtz 1957 analyze Utopia .
The members were more recognized than elected. There were a set of requirements of the individuals in terms of maturity, experience and spiritual qualifications. At the time of Jesus the Grand Sanhedrin numbered 70 or 71. At other times it was of different sizes and had other roles and responsibilities. Also, the makeup in terms of Pharisees widely varied over time. At this time, the Pharisees were in the minority. The majority was Sadducees and the priestly familees. Note that Pharisees were not priests, they were laymen. Devout, studious, and respected. Their domain was the synagogue. The Sadducee party was dedicated to the Temple, where the Sanhedrin met at this time.