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Biblical and Mythological Allusions in Moby Dick - An allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art. Writers often use biblical and mythological allusions to which their readers are familiar. In Moby Dick, Herman Melville frequently uses biblical and mythological allusions. With these allusions the reader begins to understand the topic of discussion and is also exposed to the wisdom and knowledge Melville possess. The first allusion appears in the first line of the novel. “Call me Ishmael.” (Melville1)....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays] 614 words
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Biblical Symbolism In Rime of the Ancient Mariner -       Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," written in 1797, has been widely discussed throughout literary history. Although critics have come up with many different interpretations of this poem, one idea that has remained prevalent throughout these discussions is the apparent religious symbolism present throughout this poem. "The Ancient Mariner" contains natural, gothic, and biblical symbolism; however, the religious and natural symbolism, which coincide with one another, play the most important roles in this poem (Piper 43)....   [tags: Samuel Taylor Coleridge]
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The Biblical Antiquity and Prejudice towards Women - The Biblical Antiquity and Prejudice towards Women When the Bible was written in the early years of civilization, society held a severe prejudice towards women. This prejudice is reflected in the written word of the Bible. While these sexist ways may have been accepted by society at that time, they are definitely not appropriate today. I find it unbelievable that women are “supposed to live” by the same discriminatory fashion they were about two thousand years ago. According to Lu Ann Bransby in Woman: A Formula for Victorious Living, the Bible dictates how women should look, live, and even love....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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The Biblical Message of Cry, the Beloved Country - The Biblical Message of Cry, the Beloved Country        Alan Paton's book, "Cry, the Beloved Country", is about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggression, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and episodes are reminiscent of stories from the New Testament and teachings of Christ....   [tags: Cry the Beloved Country Essays]
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Essay on Biblical Imagery in King Lear - Biblical Imagery in Lear Had King Lear been exposed to Christian Scriptures, he may have learned the folly of his prideful demand that his daughters vocally profess their love.  The Scriptures clearly state that "if any tried to by love with their wealth, contempt is all they would get." (Sg 8:7) Of course, had King Lear read and abided by the Scriptures, we would be wanting of a great work of literature.             Lear's situation closely fits the passage from the Song of Songs....   [tags: King Lear essays] 933 words
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Crete: Biblical Traditions, Churches and Monasteries - Crete: Biblical Traditions, Churches and Monasteries Crete has long been known for its isolation caused by the mountains and the seas ; As a result of its landscape, it has been always identified as independent.. (Dubin 241). However, the mountains and the seas could not keep away the various foreign powers, occupations, and the religious impact these forces have had on this beautiful island.. History has shown that its island form has not kept Crete safe from outside forces; In fact, it is often considered to be a microcosm of a continent.....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]
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The Unfolding Plan of God in the Book by Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology - In Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos provides the results of his biblical understanding that he obtained from his 39 years of teaching at Princeton Seminary. The book is a compilation of his teaching notes edited by his own son to make it available for publication. (vi) In this collection, Vos provides an account of the unfolding plan of God in the history of redemption by analyzing God’s special revelation. While mapping out the history of redemption, throughout the book he is constantly dialoging and refuting the liberal theories of the history of religions school and the speculations of the higher critics from the 19th and early 20th centuries....   [tags: revelation, testament, scripture]
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How far can you be a Feminist Biblical Scholar and Remain a Faithful Christian? - How far can you be a Feminist Biblical Scholar and Remain a Faithful Christian or Jew. Introduction The number of feminist scholars critically assessing Biblical narrative has risen since the second feminist movement of the 1970s (Scholz 2014). A common theme of their scholarship has been to what extent the Bible may be seen to favour men. Some feminist scholars may not be able to legitimately assess the Bible and remain faithful to it because of such outdated views on women in a time when women’s equality is encouraged....   [tags: jew, creation story]
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An Understanding of Biblical Eschatology Achieved Through a Dispensational Theological Perspective - ... Dwight Pentecost described this overly allegorized method as “interpreting a literary text that regards the literal sense as the vehicle for a secondary, more spiritual and more profound sense.” The fatal flaw in covenantalism is the removal of Scripture as the main authority of interpreting other Scriptures and handing that mantle to the individual interpreter. For Covenantalists, the desire to have every prophecy fulfilled by the coming of the messiah and the establishment of the church supersedes the role of the Jewish people in God’s redemptive plan....   [tags: covenantalism,prophecy, dispensationalism] 868 words
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Melville shows anger at Christianity through biblical allusions in Moby Dick - Near the beginning of Moby Dick, Father Mapple reminds Pequod sailors of the biblical prophet Jonah and his unique encounter with a whale. The whale, known as a Leviathan in the Bible, swallows Jonah because Jonah refuses to obey God's command to preach to a wicked group of people. Father Mapple in his sermon says, "If we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists" (47). Once Jonah admits his sinfulness and follows his maker, the whale frees Jonah....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Biblical Influence from the Hand and Mind of Flannery O’Connor - Biblical Influence from the Hand and Mind of Flannery O’Connor This glimpse into the 1955 short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” will link the reader to Flannery O’Connor and her use of spiritual symbolism. The story is representative of and a commentary on her religious attitudes and beliefs. Some background information about the author will illuminate choices she made in execution of this narrative. O’Connor was a Catholic woman in the American South, a distinct minority in her time. Only “27.9% of white females in the 1957 civilian population reported belonging to the Roman Catholic church” (Rosten 334)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Discussion on the Biblical Character One Like The Son Of Man, and Correlation With Caananite Mythology - Symbolic Background In the beginning I want to look at the Canaanite Mythology which is often considered as background for the Vision in Daniel 7. The four Beasts coming from the Sea, seem to have been well known in ancient Near East. In several creation sagas, the creating god slays the evil and dangerous monsters of the sea. Even the creation of the world in the Job 26 and the Exodus described in Isaiah 51 uses related images. In the Canaanite Mythology states that the god Baal has slain the great monster of the sea, the god Yam, who questioned Baals power....   [tags: Religious Scholars, Christianity]
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The Relationship Between Biblical Teaching and Ethical Behaviour - The Relationship Between Biblical Teaching and Ethical Behaviour All Christians share the belief that the Bible is divinely inspired. We all turn to it to be challenged and inspired by it, and to expose ourselves to the divine perspective. For the church the Bible is normative. That is to say the church places itself under the authority of scripture. The Biblical definition of ethics is connected with doctrine and they are not offered apart from a set of guidelines and teachings of the Bible....   [tags: Papers] 1018 words
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Biblical Illusions in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon - Biblical Illusions in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison, is about a man named Macon Dead. Throughout this novel, however, he is known by all except his father as Milkman because his mother breastfed him until he was in his teens. The novel centers on Milkman's attempt to find himself. His family is a wealthy black family living in a poor black neighborhood, where Milkman's father prohibits Milkman from interacting with most of them, including his aunt. However, he ends up visiting her, and while there, he learns a little about his family's mysterious past and decides to look deeper into it....   [tags: Song Solomon essays Toni Morrison ]
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Biblical Allusions in The Shipman's Tale - The Canterbury Tales, - Biblical Allusions in The Shipman’s Tale There is no doubting Chaucer’s mastery at paroemia; that his adaptations of his many and varied sources transcended their roots is attested by the fact that, unlike many of his contemporaries or authorities, his works have not “passen as dooth a shadwe upon the wal”[1]. Yet while his skill as a medieval author is undisputed, the extent of his subtlety is not always fully appreciated. In The Canterbury Tales, for instance, while some tales were rapid in drawing academic interest and scholarly interpretations, others were quickly dismissed as ribald tales, as simple fabliaux hardly worthy of more than a cursory examination....   [tags: Chaucer Shipman's Tale Essays]
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Free Grapes of Wrath Essays: Steinbeck's Biblical References - Biblical References in The Grapes of Wrath The plot of John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath, can easily be related to many biblical references as well as it could be applied to the daily struggles of the lives of Christians. Two particular portions of this novel stick out more than any other. Those are the characters of Jim Casey and Pa Joad. Many say that Jim Casey’s character could possibly be symbolically tied into the biblical hero of Moses. In the Bibles book of Exodus, Moses guided thousands of people (God’s family, the Israelites) out of severe slavery and harsh treatment in Egypt....   [tags: Grapes Wrath essays] 411 words
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Describing Biblical Parallels In Hawthornes "rappaccinis Daughter" - Describing Biblical Parallels in Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" In Hawthorne's “Rappaccini's Daughter,” many biblical parallels can be found. The story duplicates the chapter of genesis in the bible in many ways. Ranging from the characters, to the setting, and even the deadly plant in the story. The account of Adam and Eve in Genesis 1-3 is extremely similar to the situation of Giovanni and Beatrice in the story. In both “Rappaccini's Daughter” and the Genesis chapters in the bible, lush, beautiful gardens are the setting....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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Biblical and Dantesque Imagery in John Comenius' Labyrinth of the World - Biblical and Dantesque Imagery in John Comenius' Labyrinth of the World          If any common ground can be found among the factions of Christianity, it is the belief that both Testaments of the Holy Bible serves as a roadmap for achieving salvation. Seeking to improve on the fractured narrative of the Bible, with its countless story arcs of Moses, Noah, and Jesus, Christian writers have often employed the allegorical and parable style of the Bible with the constant of a single character....   [tags: Labyrinth of the World Essays]
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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Biblical Symbols and Symbolism - Biblical Symbolism in East of Eden   Throughout the novel East of Eden, Steinbeck uses many biblical references to illustrate clearly the conflict between the opposing forces of good and evil. Much of the plot of East of Eden is centered upon the two sets of brothers representing Cain and Abel.  Both pairs are similar to Cain and Abel in the way they go about winning their fathers’ favors.  All four give gifts to their fathers, and the fathers dismiss the gifts of Charles and Caleb, the Cain representations (Marks, Jay Lester....   [tags: East Eden Essays]
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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Biblical Reference in The Clerk's Tale - Biblical Reference in The Clerk's Tale         In 1921, Vance Palmer, the famous Australian author and poet, noted, in his essay titled "On Boundaries", that "it is the business of thought to define things, to find the boundaries; thought, indeed, is a ceaseless process of definition" (Palmer 134).  As Palmer noted, humans, by their very nature, attempt to define all things.  But, more than that, we attempt to redefine subjects and ideas that have already been defined so that we can better understand what they mean, where we came from, and, perhaps most importantly of all, who we are.  Writers, from the beginning of the written word through the present, have, almost in their entirety, str...   [tags: Clerk's Tale Essays]
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Biblical Principles of Money and Banking by Dr. Gary North - Biblical Principles of Money and Banking by Dr. Gary North Honest Money Biblical Principles of Money and Banking by Dr. Gary North is a book that brings together not only the history of how money came to be, but how to use it correctly. It teaches honesty and godliness in our daily dealings with earnings. The value of money is something hard to determine. Money is a commodity. For money allows us to establish prices for most goods and services available. Money exists because man realized that some things are more wanted and sought after than others....   [tags: Book Review Gary North] 809 words
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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - A Biblical Allegory - East of Eden: A Biblical Allegory       In East of Eden (1952) John Steinbeck creates a powerful novel using biblical allegories. By doing this, he can deliver a clear message by describing something unfamiliar to his audience and comparing it to something more familiar. Set in modern times, East of Eden retells the famous story of the downfall of Adam and Eve, and the jealous rivalry between Cain and Able. Steinbeck also creates many other characters throug his novel, that capture a biblical sense and help portray an image of the vast confusion of life....   [tags: East Eden Essays]
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Biblical References in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land - Biblical References in Haydn Middleton's The Lie of the Land "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: his mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1: 18)." Throughout The Lie of the Land, Haydn Middleton creates "David's Story" through a series of biblical references. These references allow for the speculation of David Nennius as the son of God. This speculation comes about as a result of the rape of his mother by a stranger, the figure of God....   [tags: Middleton Lie of the Land Essays]
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Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel - Use of Biblical Imagery in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel In the novel The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces a character who seems to evolve her life around biblical imagery. Hagar Shipley, a ninety year-old woman, does not accept things easily, like life. Hagar is recognized as a biblical imagery because of her name. "Hagar" is introduced and recognized in the Old Testament as the Egyptian hand-maiden of Sarah, the wife of Abraham. By reason Sarah was unable to provide offsprings for Abraham....   [tags: Stone Angel Essays] 787 words
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Biblical Figures and Ideals in Shakespeare's Richard II - Biblical Figures and Ideals in William Shakespeare's Richard II William Shakespeare's Richard II tells the story of one monarch's fall from the throne and the ascension of another, Henry Bullingbrook, later to become Henry IV. There is no battle fought between the factions, nor does the process take long. The play is not action-packed, nor does it keep readers in any form of suspense, but rather is comprised of a series of quietly dignified ruminations on the nature of majesty. Thus, the drama lies not in the historical facts, but in the effects of the situation on the major characters and the parallels drawn by Shakespeare to other tales....   [tags: Richard II Richard III Essays]
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Jericho- The Oldest Town in the World - INTRODUCTION Jericho, or “The oldest town in the world” as it has been referred to, is best known for the biblical account of the fall of the walls of Jericho. Though there are other accounts of Jericho mentioned in the Bible, such as the curse that was placed on Jericho , and the parable of the Good Samaritan, the most popular and most debated biblical account of Jericho is the fall of the Jericho walls. Did the great fortress surrounding Jericho really fall. The purpose of this paper is to explore the history, geography, and theology of ancient Israel in order to determine that the ancient walls of Jericho really fell....   [tags: biblical, walls of Jericho, fall]
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Biblical Allusions in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Biblical Allusions in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre One Sunday evening, shortly after Jane arrives at Lowood School, she is forced to recite the sixth chapter of St. Matthew as part of the daily lesson (70; ch. 7). This chapter in Matthew states, Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat. or, What shall we drink or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed. / (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. / But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you....   [tags: Jane Eyre]
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The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe     Throughout his writing career, CS Lewis has been known for writing many books with a hint of biblical connotations in them. As Kathryn Lindskoog states, "CS Lewis is known for opposing the spirit of modern thought with the unpopular Christian doctrines of sin and evil" (2083). Lewis himself has said, "You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you" (Freaks 60)....   [tags: Lion Witch and the Wardrobe Essays]
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The Biblical and Historical Origins of the Problems in the Middle East - The Biblical and Historical Origins of the Problems in the Middle East The present day situation in Israel may be the most difficult political situation in world history. It dates back to thousands of years before Christ, and deals with a large number of issues including political, religious, and cultural issues. In order to understand the current day issues, we must first understand the Biblical and historical issues. In this paper, I will first explore what the later books of the old testament, specifically the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah, and Malachi, and than talk about the modern day issues....   [tags: Religion Palestine Israel Essays] 1303 words
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Biblical Allusion in Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton - The use of Biblical allusions and references is evident in Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Against the backdrop of South Africa's racial and cultural problems, massive enforced segregation, similarly enforced economic inequality, Alan Paton uses these references as way to preserve his faith for the struggling country. By incorporating Biblical references into his novel, one can see that Alan Paton is a religious man and feels that faith will give hope to his beloved country. Throughout the entire novel, Alan Paton continuously uses references to the bible and while some are not very apparent, most of them are considerable evident....   [tags: Cry, The Beloved Country Essays]
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Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood in the Book of Genesis? - Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood?         Genesis of the Old Testament records a worldwide Flood early on in the history of human civilization. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a total Flood of the entire earth very early in mankind’s development. Let’s examine the two to determine if one could be the basis for the other.   Nels M. Bailkey in Readings in Ancient History: Thought and Experience from Gilganesh to St. Augustine, comments on the likenesses and lack thereof  between the two versions:   The striking similarities with the later Hebrew story are quite evident, but the great gulf between them needs to be e...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Biblical Influence and Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea - Biblical Influence and Symbolism in The Old Man and the Sea Many times, stories by Ernest Hemingway have much religious influence and symbolism. In The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, numerous occurrences in the life of Santiago the fisherman are similar to the incidents recorded in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The names of the characters translated from Spanish to English are just one of those many similarities. The characters in The Old Man and the Sea are in actuality, major figures in the New Testament....   [tags: Old Man and the Sea Essays] 653 words
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Biblical and Classical Interpretations of the Witches of The Scarlet Letter - Biblical and Classical Interpretations of the Witches of The Scarlet Letter          The theme of witchcraft is woven into the fabric of The Scarlet Letter. The introductory "Custom-House" chapter includes an appeal by the author to remove any witches' curses on his family. Once he takes us back to the Boston of the 1640's, he frequently hints about the cohorts of the "Black Man" who meet in the woods beyond the town. But if the reader understands the classical meaning of the word witchcraft such as used in the Bible and other classical works, then we understand that Hawthorne had something more in mind than the sad cultists like Mistress Hibbins....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]
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Biblical Symbols and Symbolism in John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Biblical Symbolism in East of Eden John Steinbeck includes more of the tale of Genesis: 4 than is actually told in the bible. The basis of this is a Jewish story involving twin sisters of both Cain and Abel. The two disputed over Abel’s twin whom Abel was to marry. Cain murdered Abel and wed the twin sister of his brother (Fonterose, Joseph. p.3380). The story differs also in that it is Abel who leaves his home instead of Cain. Abel found his Eden, represented by Salinas Valley, but lost it after fathering a second generation very similar to the first, Caleb representing Cain and Aron representing Abel (Fonterose, Joseph....   [tags: East Eden Essays] 692 words
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Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth To The Burning Bush - Biblical Icons: Moses - From Birth to the Burning Bush Born a Hebrew child, Moses came into the world at a time when his people were facing persecution by the standing tyrannical Pharaoh. At that time, the Pharaoh had ordered the children of the Israelites to be killed, and separated the men and women by putting them into jails. He also enthralled the women by making them servants. This all stemmed from someone telling him that a child from the Israelites would destroy him with his kingdom. In addition, he appointed Coptic women to keep an eye out for male babies born to Israelites, and if they found one, they were to kill it (Kirsch 35)....   [tags: Research Paper Moses Biography] 1729 words
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Biblical Essay: Analysis of Paul's Letter To The Galatians - Biblical Essay: Analysis of Paul's Letter To The Galatians When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be Christians, became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want to be an apostle to gentiles. According to him, Jesus appeared to him in AD 32 or 36, and told him to preach the good news to the gentiles (Gal 1:16)....   [tags: Religion] 983 words
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Comparing Biblical Tradition with Modern Denominational Practices of Baptism - Comparing Biblical Tradition with Modern Denominational Practices of Baptism One of the main reasons for the different denominations is their core, or fundamental, difference of belief concerning baptism. I hope to show many of the individual beliefs that are held by the different denominations, and to go back to the Bible and show what it has to say concerning baptism. The point is not to distinguish who is right and who is wrong, but to make people think about what they have been taught in their denomination, and to compare it to what the Bible has to say on the matter....   [tags: Papers] 1971 words
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Plowing In Hope: Toward A Biblical Theology Of Culture - Plowing In Hope is a book that sets out to be a biblical theology of culture. It examines culture within its redemptive-historical context by beginning with the first two chapters of Genesis dealing with God's commands to Adam and Eve and then ending in Revelation with the disclosure of the New Jerusalem. David Bruce Hegeman, the author, defines culture as "the product of human acts of concretization undertaken in the developmental transformation of the earth according to the commandment of God." Hegeman wrote this book out of comments and encouragement from people in a pair of Sunday school classes he taught on Christianity and Culture....   [tags: Book Review Theological] 1485 words
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Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story - Rembrandt’s Clever Devices in Illustrating a Biblical Story The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, Chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high-ranking official in the Pharaoh's service. The Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar and before long Joseph was given the highest position in the household, and left in charge when Potiphar was away. Now Potiphar's wife found Joseph to be very good looking and had approached him several times saying "come to bed with me." Joseph being a man of God would not sin against his master or the Lord, so he refused he...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Biblical Creation and Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution - Traditionally creationism has roots in many religions. There are various forms of creationism in many cultures. One of the most popular tenets in cultures around the world are variation of pair of male and female that parent the entire earth of humans. They indicate generally that there is first cause of humans and animals, usually as a result of an omnipotent being. The Christian version of creationism, that preach God as the sole creator of everything, and that everything that we see today, are as they were when originally made....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]
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Today’s New International Version Biblical Translation - Today’s New International Version Biblical Translation The purpose of this paper is to provide a little background and history into the biblical translation known as “Today’s New International Version”. There are many issues brought forth by several organizations in regards to the translation in comparison to more favorable translations like the King James Version and the New International Version. Included in this paper will be a brief history of the translation, discussion of the issues that are causing controversy, and a few personal reflections on the matter....   [tags: Bible Translation Versions] 854 words
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Free Song of Solomon Essays: Biblical References - Biblical References in "Song of Solomon" Under the recorded names were other names, just as ‘Macon Dead,’ recorded for all time in some dusty file, hid from view the real names of people, places, and things. Names that had meaning. No wonder Pilate put hers in her ear. When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will die when you do. - Song of Solomon Hagar- Sarah’s Egyptian maid. God had promised Sarah and Abraham many children, however they remained childless....   [tags: Song Solomon essays] 1019 words
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On the Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther - The year is 1524; Desiderius Erasmus, the famed humanist scholar, has finally chosen a side in the debate between the Catholic Church and Martin Luther by publishing his Diatribe on Free Will (Waibel 71). Prompted by Pope Adrian IV to distance his own humanist work from the spiritual reform of Luther, Erasmus’s Free Will asserts how important humanity’s freewill is in the effort of salvation (Tomlin 139). His view was a direct assault against Luther's own vocal opinion on the subject (Waibel 72)....   [tags: Free Will, Biblical Worldview]
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Identifying Significant Conflicts or Power Struggles within Your Organization - Identify significant conflicts or power struggles within your organization. What are the issues. What are the biblical implications. Currently, the most significant struggle at Stryker is the challenge for the integrated manufacturing team to make a profit. The primary cause of this problem is the sudden increase of operating expenses associated with The American Healthcare Act. Under the new guidelines of the American Health Care Act all medical device manufacturers are currently required to pay an excise tax....   [tags: issues, biblical implications]
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The Holy Land Promised to the Israelites by God - ... Many Israelis can speak well in English, because many TV stations broadcast in English and elementary schools teach English at an early age. Israel being a country of immigrants, many languages can be heard on the streets. The Christian population is mainly made up of Palestinian Christians, but also incorporate forms of religion considered by Christians and Jews to be a type of Christianity. Other religious groups, like Buddhists and Hindus, maintain a presence in Israel, just in smaller numbers....   [tags: conflict, biblical times, torah] 880 words
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The discovery of The Dead Sea Scrolls - ... The scrolls have parts of biblical books, pseudopigraphical and apocryphal books, and sectarian books. The debate about how the scrolls arrived in the caves still lives on. Two of my sources contradict each other with their opinions on this. (“The scrolls came to the desert through the dramatic destruction of Jerusalem”(p.139)) This theory suggests that the Scrolls were written in Jerusalem and transported out of the city during the attack from Rome under emperor Nero. Josephus tells the story in “Wars of the Jews” (6.5.1): While the holy house was on fire, every thing was plundered that came to hand, and ten thousand of those that were caught were slain; nor was there a commiseration...   [tags: documents, biblical, history]
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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? - During the course of history, two theories have evolved that explain what happened to the dinosaurs.  These two theories have been debated back and forth between evolutionists and religious followers.  Evolutionists believe that dinosaurs became the most powerful beings on Earth around 235 million years ago.  They believe that no humans existed at the time.  Evolutionist views also say that all the dinosaurs were killed by a cataclysmic event.  On the other hand, the Bible says that God created the dinosaurs on the same day that he created Adam and Eve (Ham, 2007)....   [tags: Evolutionists, Biblical Views, Dinosaurs]
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The Nature and Purpose of Evangelism - ... Mumford the author of ‘the Road to Agape’ shows evidence of this from his book. Barth says it would seem these words are very apt in the knowledge the Christian community has failed in shattering all obstacles in the family through Christ Jesus. These words would bring about serious questions within the church never mind evangelising to the lost souls. But might I suggest we are all sinners whether children of God or not but so long as our praxis is right with God, God will do a work in all sinners (James 5:13-16)....   [tags: biblical and contemporary perspectives] 1348 words
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Women Can do the Same Job as Men in Susan Donnelly’s Poem, Eve Names the Animals - ... God created man and woman equal, and I do believe that everyone should have equal rights to do as they please without limitations or restrictions. The author shows Eve as a very detail oriented and caring person. She takes to the animals, and even at one point says that, “Poor finch...not wanting either of us to be ever alone.” I feel that she is trying to make her a sympathetic character that is alone in this world. To me, she puts herself in this spot by secluding herself instead of trying to work with Adam....   [tags: genesis, biblical, equal]
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Comparing “David and Goliath” and The Basketball Underdog” by Malcolm Gladwell - The stories of “David and Goliath” and “The Basketball Underdog” are similar and different in many ways. These stories are both in the same book David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell’s book talks about underdogs, misfits, and the advantages of these people. Both of these stories have an overlying theme of the advantages of an underdog. The stories “David and Goliath” and “The Basketball Underdog” have many similarities and differences between the two of them. “David and Goliath” is a biblical story of an underdog overcoming the odds and winning....   [tags: battle, risk, biblical]
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Aslan: The Savior Archetypal Character in Chronicles of Narnia - ... 4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. Lastly, when Aslan is sacrificed at the stone table to save Edmund for his “sin” at about an hour and 40 minutes into the film. This symbolizes when Jesus died on the cross for our sins, so that we may live. This is proven in Matthew 27:46 when Jesus says, “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” ....   [tags: jesus, biblical, reign] 866 words
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The Influence of the Bible on William Blake - During the British Romantic period, some writers used material from the Bible or imitated the Bible in style of writing or content. William Blake, a Romantic writer, engraver, and painter, believed that “the Bible was the greatest work of poetry ever written” (Barker 2004). The Bible influenced him throughout this life, specifically influencing both his writing and his art. There are many references to Biblical themes within his writing, and there are also many references to specific passages of Scripture (Barker 2004)....   [tags: Biblical Themes, Writing Styles]
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Elicitation of words and phrases in Hebrew - A report on Elicitation of words and phrases in Hebrew Introduction: Today the Hebrew language has developed into a modernized version of itself compared to its ancient biblical roots. The Hebrew language is considered one of the Semitic branchs of the Afro-Asiatic family (Frost, 2006). It was first emerged around the late 11th or early 10th century BCE and took the form of the Gezer calendar. The script is named Old Hebrew; it is hardly perceptible from the Phoenician from where it mainly originated (Green, 2004)....   [tags: Biblical Roots, Plurality Rules]
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The Boy and the Man of Snow: Boy at the Window by Richard Wilbur - The Boy and the Man of Snow “Boy at the Window” is a gentle poem that explores the innocent anxieties of childhood. The author, Richard Wilbur, uses a different perspective in each of the two stanzas, creating a few ironic surprises that make the reader think about the harsh realities of winter in a new way. By using the word “boy” rather than a specific name for him, Wilbur undoubtedly proposes the experience that the boy undergoes is a universal one. In each stanza Wilbur expresses the different perspectives of the boy and the snowman, he also uses a structure of tone and pathos for his poem....   [tags: poem, biblical, loneliness]
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My Worldview: Answers to the Questions of Origin, Purpose ,and Destiny - A worldview is a personal insight about the reality and meaning of life. We all see ourselves through a particular set of beliefs, attitudes, and values. Each persons worldview develops overtime as he or she experiences new events and interacts with the world that surrounds them. A worldview provides the answers to one’s origin, purpose, and destiny. Religion has a powerful influence on one’s worldview. For the Christian, the filter for which all information is processed is shaped by the truths found in God....   [tags: A Personal Biblical Essay]
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Lois Lowry's Use of Allusion Throughout The Giver - ... The community is a utopian society which as the Garden of Eden was and all was made an idea of perfection. Lowry uses these names to give an indepted background and all these figures and charcters have a similar role in their society. “...discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives,” (Lowry,4). A utopian society is to be though of perfect or idealistic. The charcters in the book have no feelings, no choices, and no memories other thhan their own life. The Giver and Jonas are the only two with memories since their job is to be the holder of them and Jonas stops taking his medication to no longer interfearing with his body that gives him feelings....   [tags: biblical, choice, memory]
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About the The Abrahamic covenant - The Abrahamic covenant is one that deals with fertility and the significance of symbolic sacrifices during this time period (Genesis 17:1). In the story of Abraham and Isaac, God “tests” Abraham by telling him to sacrifice his son. While this may seem cruel, God does not allow Isaac to be sacrificed. While Gods motives are questionable, close reading in Genesis shows that based on the story of Abraham and Isaac, human sacrifice is affirmed but only under certain conditions. A sacrifice that involves the death of a human is unacceptable....   [tags: Religion, Biblical Studies]
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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm - What makes a hospital a place of healing. Is it the staff who works there. Is it the building or the interior, or perhaps the landscape. This paper will discuss the components of a healing hospital and its relationship to spirituality. It will discuss the possible challenges and barriers of creating a healing environment. A hospital must have all staff work together to promote a healing environment for its patients as well as the families and visitors who come thru its doors. These staff members include not only the doctors and nurses who care for the patients, but also the CEO and office staff all the way down to the groundskeeper....   [tags: environment, biblical support]
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Building a Case against Abortion - ... A baby breathes and swallows the salt; this causes salt poisoning, severe dehydration, a brain hemorrhage, and convulsions. In the course of an hour, the baby’s skin deteriorates, causing immense pain and eventually death; one to two days later, the mother delivers a dead baby. Why would anyone put their own child through this kind of torture. What has any unborn child done to deserve this type of treatment (“Methods of Abortion”). Certainly, God does not approve of this kind of behavior. God views every life as precious; Acts 17:28 reads, “For by him we have life and move and exist, even as some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his children (New World Translation).’” In fac...   [tags: medical and biblical evidence]
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Understanding Justification and Righteousness - INTRODUCTION John Calvin described justification as “the main hinge on which religion turns,” while Martin Luther described justification as “the doctrine on which the church stands or falls.” DEFINING TERMS Two terms must be defined before we go further: righteousness and justification. The basis of this paper is to look at the doctrine of justification as Paul presents it in Romans, but clarification of these two terms will be helpful at this point. As N.T. Wright states, “English and American have two quite different root words, just and righteous, where Greek and Hebrew have one each, dikaios and its cognates in Greek, tsedaqah and its cognates in Hebrew.” In order to properly und...   [tags: biblical, norms, judgement] 1131 words
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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - After the engaged combat experiences of both the battle of Molino del Ray and Chapultepec, of which ended both in significant triumphs ascribed to America; Ulysses S. Grant spent time in meaningful reflection assessing the experiences in which he ascertained from these two distinct conflicts and his holistic Mexican War experiences. Grant’s concluding learned experiences were that these two war conflicts should have never been engaged by American forces and could have been championed utilizing an alternative battle strategy in which the Mexican soldiers would be outflanked an approach of which would have forced them to relinquish their military positions ending in a more peaceful American vi...   [tags: biblical education, theological institution]
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Biblical Allusion in Joyce Carol Oates' Story "Where are You Going? Where Have You Been?" - Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where are you going. Where have you been?" 'runneth over' with Biblical allusion and symbolism. The symbols of Arnold Friend, his disguise, and the music that runs through the story contribute to an overall feeling of devilishness, deception, and unease. The depiction of Arnold Friend runs parallel to the common conception of the Devil. Many aspects of his outward appearance, as well as his behavior, contribute to this by portraying him in a sinister manner. His nose is "long and hawklike" and he has a "slippery smile." His "greasy" boots don't fit him right, "as if his feet [don't] go all the way down." The stereotypical Beelzebub is often seen with hooves....   [tags: Bible, Literary Analysis] 1064 words
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Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl - Use of Biblical Imagery in Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl Throughout "Sapphira and the Slave Girl", Cather uses Biblical imagery to depict critical events. Specifically, Nancy's flight to freedom, and Mary's overcoming a potentially fatal illness. Cather continually uses Biblical imagery when describing Nancy's journey out of slavery and into freedom. For example, Mr. Colbert sees Nancy as going "up out of Egypt to a better land", clearly connecting her with flight of Hebrew slaves out of Egypt in the Bible....   [tags: Cather Sapphira Slave Girl Essays] 480 words
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What is Worldview? - After reading the fourth chapter heading of Consider, the first definition of worldview that came to my mind was “view of the world” just from a literary perspective. The co-authors defined worldview as “a framework a person brings to decision-making” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.51). Everyone has a worldview with main characteristics that are ever changing. Different sources influence this framework such as parenting, friendship, telecommunication or internet media, educational and religious sectors....   [tags: Christian Worldview, Biblical Worldview]
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Who is Jesus? - Before this semester I had never taken a moment to ask myself - Who is Jesus. It is something that I have never been given the option to question. Being brought up in a strong Christian background, where I went to mass every Sunday, and then following mass, went to bible school for two hours, ingrained a specific image of Jesus into my head. This image portrayed Jesus as a white man who preformed miracles for the poor and oppressed, and also sacrificed himself on the cross for all of humanity’s’ sins....   [tags: both biblical and rational evidence] 1229 words
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How Does Christianity Alter Who We are? - “What is in a name?” Most everyone would recognize that Shakespeare quote, but it is actually a very valid question that every Christian should ask themselves often. The name Christian is thrown around so casually in our society it certainly does not ring with the same tone that it once did. Whether it is a TV evangelist smiling for “Seed money” promising peace, joy and prosperity or the neighbor who claims Christianity because their mother dragged them to church as a child, we can find professing Christians all around us....   [tags: biblical foundation, religion, christ, God]
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The Insight into Revelations 1:9-20: Bible Study - To understand and interpret the Bible correctly, one must first have accepted the fact that he is a sinner and has ask Jesus into his heart as his own personal savior. The interpretation of the Bible is difficult and can be time consuming. A lack of time in studying the bible can lead to serious errors and faulty interpretations. For one to prevent this, attention to the principles involved in interpretation of the scriptures must be understood and followed. The first principle is hermeneutics which is the “science (principles) and art (task) by which the meaning of the biblical text is determined” (Zuck p.20)....   [tags: apostle john, biblical text, hermeneutics]
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Wikrungs Geschichte of King David and How It Affected the Song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen - ... Saul then began to become jealous of David when he was successful in a battle against the Philistines. Saul had tried to kill David by throwing s spear at him and even though Saul wanted him dead, David stayed with Saul and was offered his daughter Merav as a wife. He was also offered Saul’s second daughter Michal, in exchange for the foreskin of one hundred Philistines, it was a price David had paid. When Saul’s jealousy had grown, he resulted in asking his son Jonathan to kill David. Jonathan hid David instead and convinced Saul to promise not to kill David....   [tags: biblical figures from the Old Testament] 930 words
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Compatibility of Christianity and Psychology - Psychology can be defined differently based on biblical standpoint or from a humanistic approach. The humanist perceives man as the determinant of everything and does not see the need for believing in an all-powerful being. In this perspective, psychology is the examination of human as well as animal actions. Psychiatry concentrates in the identification of psychological challenges and therapy. In Christ, the Lord of psychology Eric L. Johnson assumes that Jesus Christ is heart of Christian living (Johnson, 1997)....   [tags: biblical standpoint vs humanistic approach]
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The Dietary Restrictions on the Biblical Text - In the history of humanity, humans have consumed plenty of things, from plants to human flesh. It is all about survival. However as societies became more complex and states began to form, several changes in the diet were created, mostly by religious principles. However there are underlying causes for these dietary restrictions besides the religious aspect. Both Marvin Harris and Mary Douglas propose some of the underlying causes for the dietary restrictions in the old texts. Harris proposes several reasons for the dietary restrictions in the Leviticus, including moral, ethical and functional, while Douglas presents the cost benefit and a historical reasons for dietary restrictions in several...   [tags: Marvin Harris, Mary Douglass, Diet, Bible]
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Religion, Barnard College Women, War, and Evangelical Biblical Interpretation after 9.11 - Religion, Barnard College Women, War, and Evangelical Biblical Interpretation after 9.11 One of the most disturbing things about living in New York City since 9.11 has been the way in which the U.S. has been able to wage war on Afghanistan and now maybe Iraq, with very little public outcry. I’d like to suggest that behind the apathy, certain traditions of Christian biblical interpretation may be at work, traditions that feature feminine figures in very particular ways. These are interpretive traditions around salvation history, and apocalypse....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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