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Interpretation of the Following Biblical Passages: 1 John 1, 1 John 3, and 1 John 5 - 1 John 1 John begins with a statement concerning his testimony: he has seen the Word of life with his own eyes and he has heard Jesus’ words personally. This is important to the readers of the letter who are probably already among those who never had that opportunity. God came down to earth in the form of His son, Jesus Christ; it is a powerful thing that John is testifying to here. I like the way John says that he writes this to ‘make his joy complete’. It is as if he can’t help sharing what he knows about Jesus, and he delights in the knowledge that he can bless their lives too....   [tags: theology] 793 words
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Understanding Philippians 2:5-11 - Literary Context In trying to understand Philippians 2:5-11 it is equally important to understand what is going on both before this passage occurs and what happens after. Paul is writing a letter to the church in Philippi and unlike some of his other letters he is filled with joy when writing to them. Immediately his letter begins with praise and thanksgiving directed towards the Philippians due to their kindness and provisions that they had consistently provided for Paul while he was in Prison....   [tags: New Testament, Biblical studies]
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Exploring the Women's Role in the Bible - ... 5). Even though women are child bearers, the bible suggests they came from man. Also, the bible establishes that men are dominant and rule the household. In a patriarchal society, women obey and respect the men in charge. However, in Exodus, the participation of women contributed to the success of the Israelites freedom. Raveh’s (2013) article explains: In our quest for the absent story of "birth" as a subject in classical Jewish literature, we must remember that this central and important event in the existence of every individual certainly in the ancient period that we are discussing—was, apparently, the exclusive domain of women....   [tags: Biblical studies, analysis, Old Testament]
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Theories behind the Disappearance of Dinosaurs - ... I would think that lots of animals died off because they didn't have much food or anything to live off of unless they started eating each other,that could of happened but we don't know for sureHere is more on what I said before in the last paragraph not all the animals died,in fact lots of animals survived because most of the animals back then where flying animals like birds and other flying animals. Then you have all the ground moles and things that and all the animals that where under the ground.To say that mammals survived the extinction doesn’t do justice to the history of life either....   [tags: biblical explanation, scientific view, asteroid]
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Biblical Flood Myth of Genesis and the Flood Myth of the Epic of Gilgamesh - The Flood of the Bible and the Flood of Gilgamesh       The story of Noah’s Ark, as told in the old testament, tells how God punished the world because it had become corrupt. God accomplished this by flooding the world, and annihilating all the creatures upon it, except for Noah and his family and a pair of each type of creature on the earth. Each decade, more insight is gained into the origin of the flood story. Based on the information available at the present time, one could argue that the story of Noah’s Ark was based on the Epic of Gilgamesh....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 574 words
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Myth and Book of Genesis Biblical Flood Myth - Comparing the Gilgamesh and Genesis Floods       The rendition of the historic, worldwide Flood recorded in Genesis of the Old Testament is similar to the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria. Let us compare the two in this essay.   Alexander Heidel in his book, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, provides a background for the survivor of the Sumero-Babylonian Flood, Utnapishtim:   Utnapishtim was the son of Ubara-Tutu, the Otiartes, or, rather, Opartes of Berossus....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Taking a Look at the Old Testament - ... Form criticism(Sitz im Leben) Form criticism is a biblical critism method which classifies scripture units by literary patterns. Form criticism tries to trace every type to its oral transmission period. Form criticism tries to determine the original form of a unit and the literary tradition’s history context. Form criticism was first developed by Hermann Gunkel to analyze the Old Testament. Form criticism has been used to support the the documentary process that explains the Pentateuch’s origin....   [tags: binlical criticism method] 880 words
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Creationism - The Theory of Evolution is not Logical - Creationism - The Theory of Evolution is not Logical Genesis 1:1“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This quote, taken from the Hebrew Bible describes the belief that religious Jews and Christians follow. These two religions think that man, the earth, and the rest of the universe were originally created instead of the theory of evolution. This view on the origin of the earth is unique, because it was the first religion to practice monotheism (belief in one God), and that God alone created the universe....   [tags: Biblical Creationism Bible] 492 words
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Philosophical Theantropy as the Principle of Religious Ecumenism - Philosophical Theantropy as the Principle of Religious Ecumenism ABSTRACT: One universal constituent element of human consciousness is belief in the existence of a divine reality that is experienced by persons as the most intimate and essential part of human life. Belief in transcendent reality, which is an immanent part of human nature, constitutes an awe-inspiring mystery (mysterium fascinans et tremens) — that is, a theantropy. Strictly speaking, ‘theantropy’ is a theological term which is used to express the "union of the divine and human natures in Christ" (as defined by Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)....   [tags: Biblical Religion Christianity Essays] 3134 words
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The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible - The Fallibility of Man Exposed in The Bible The story of the Golden Calf illustrates the inherent fallibility of man. It starts out when the people ask Aaron to “make us gods, which shall go before us.” Despite the fact that God had spoken to them just days earlier commanding them not to make themselves any graven images, Aaron doesn’t argue too strongly against this, immediately asking them to turn over any gold jewelry they have so that he may make them a figure of worship....   [tags: Religion Biblical Essays] 901 words
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Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners. - Fathers Attitude of Love Towards Sinners The Parable of the Prodigal Son reveals both Gods love for those who are ready to accept it, which in this case is the prodigal son who returns to his father, and his rejection of the self-centered righteousness. Repentance and forgiveness are essential to everyday life. In the book of Luke, the parable of the prodigal son is told. The father in the parable represents God. The prodigal son is symbolic of one who is living in sin, repents, and returns to fellowship with God....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Papers]
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What is Meant by Religion? - What is Meant by Religion. A person's religion is his or her set of beliefs about the supernatural which provide meaning, purpose and an overall set of principles to the believer. A common dictionary definition expresses this well: "Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe" (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition). The relationship of the believer to these beliefs is critical and necessary, as is the supernatural component, most commonly being the belief in God....   [tags: Religious Biblical Essays] 1941 words
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Segregation is Injustice to All - ... He uses Bible verses and stories to validate his actions as righteous and sanctified, but as well as to share two things in common – a religious background and mutual values. He also quotes several historical figures by stating: But as I continued to think about the matter, I gradually gained a bit of satisfaction from being considered an extremist…Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist. – “This nation cannot survive half slave and half free.” Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist. – “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” So the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremists we will be....   [tags: moral, bibilical, ethics] 1402 words
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The Seventh Chapter of Romans - The seventh chapter of Romans remains one of the more controversial sections of Paul’s final letter. This paper will attempt to provide a unique interpretation and of vv14-25 . This section is rhetorically and stylistically challenging, and there is no consensus as to audience, or meaning. It might be seen as offering up a very low anthropology, and a pessimistic view of the human condition. Even the central question of who is thought to be speaking in the majority of the chapter remains a hotly contested question....   [tags: St. Paul's final letter, Biblical studies]
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Psychological and Christian Theories - Psychology and biblical teachings have history of being considered the opposite of each other. Regardless, there are still Christian counselors or therapists that use (or in a sense, have to use) techniques that come from psychological theories. They key here is to evaluate these psychological theories while using the truth of the bible as a guide. Doing so will help determine what may be helpful to use in certain situations and what will be opposed to God. Considering psychology is such a vast field, a Christian counselor will have to research many varieties of these psychological theories....   [tags: god, bibilical, freud] 586 words
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Yeago's Theology - 1. In our Anglican parish, holding the Eucharist can also serve the same purpose as Yeago’s example of “sharing the peace.” Then, many theological questions pile up from the practice of the Eucharist such as: Why Jesus asked us to remember Him while we hold the Eucharist. And what should we remember. Do bread and wine really transform into Christ’s body and blood. If not, what are their symbolic meanings. How does the Eucharist reflect God’s salvation and reconciliation with human. What is the communal sense in the Eucharist?.....   [tags: Biblical Knowledge, Eucharist] 919 words
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Art and Religion - Art and Religion Art is many times involved with religious practices and ceremonies. Much art which is related to a type of religion uses symbolic images which pertain to the belief. A great deal of this art is used primarily as decoration. It is also used to exalt that which is being praised, and it is attempted to move the viewer or believer in some way. Art can be used to tell a story of history or simply to imply the power of what is being praised. There seem to be few religious practices which actually incorporate the art itself with the ceremony or ritual that is taking place....   [tags: Religious Biblical Essays] 978 words
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I Corinthians 6:12-13 - I Corinthians 6:12-13 "Everything is permissible for me" — but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me" — but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for the food" — but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (NIV). The broadest of freedom is being able to do what you want, when you want to do it, and wherever and however you want to do it. Freedom is being able to control our lives to do what pleases us, or what we think is going to give us the highest amount of pleasure....   [tags: Christianity Christian Biblical Essays]
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Jonah: A False Prophet or a Prophet with a False God? - Jonah: A False Prophet or a Prophet with a False God. The Jonah narrative is a story often told to children to emphasize that it is wrong to run from God and there is no way to escape from God. However as adults we see that there is more to the story. There are many ways to interpret the Jonah narrative and the character of Jonah. Readers may even read the story with an anti-Semitic view if they judge solely from their first impressions of Jonah. We see a man who flees, a man who is angry with God, and a man who pouts under a bush and wishes to die....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Christian Papers]
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So many Gods, So Little Time: Contemplating Religion - So many Gods, So Little Time: Contemplating Religion The man watched with a blank gaze out the window of the plane. The scenery below passed him by; buildings and streets mostly. But they were remarkably close to the plane; much closer than they should be. This man had previously been sitting in the passenger section of the plane, but he now sits in the pilot seat. The real pilot lay on the floor with his throat splayed open by a box-cutting knife. His bloody gurgles had long since ceased as his eyes fixed on the ceiling with a stare only death can bring....   [tags: Religious Religion Biblical God Essays]
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God Speaks Through The Mouths Of Poets - God Speaks Through The Mouths Of Poets Every poem has an element of God in it's words. Just as God spoke through the writings of Peter or Matthew, elements of His word are in the beautiful themes in poetry. In this essay, I will compare the poems of William Blake and William Wordsworth with the written Word of God, in five poems: The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Tyger, My Heart Leaps Up, and London 1802. My aim is to show that the writings of great poets are truly the words of God. Little Lamb, who made thee....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Essays Christianity]
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The Three Facets of the Christian Walk - The Three Facets of the Christian Walk As I begin this essay, I pray that I might be able to "rightly divide the word of truth", so that I need not be ashamed (2 Tim 2:15). This being my goal, I hope that you the reader might learn something from this essay. Remember though, to be as the Christians in Thessalonica, and examine all teachings based on their faithfulness to the scriptures (Acts 17:11). As Christians, we are to go through life in a certain way. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus tells us that the proper path in life is narrow....   [tags: Biblical Bible Christian Religious Essays] 976 words
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Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre - Christianity and Evangelism in Jane Eyre There were great changes in the religious arena during the time of Victorian England. John Wesley had his warm heart experience, India had been opened to missionizing, and a Utilitarian and Evangelical shift had occurred. Charlotte Brontë would have felt the effects of these things, being a daughter of the clergy, and by simply being a daughter of the Victorian era. Her novel, Jane Eyre, serves as a reaction to Utilitarianism, and the protagonist Jane emerges as an Evangelical figure....   [tags: Religion Religious Biblical Jane Eyre Essays]
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The Flood of Noah and Gilgamesh - The Flood of Noah and Gilgamesh      With the discovery of texts from ancient civilizations, many people have come to believe that various texts are common to one another. Examples of these texts are the creation stories from the Hebrews found in the Bible, The Hymn of Ra from the Egyptians, and the Enuma Elish stories from the Babylonians. In addition to these stories are the flood stories. These stories have caused many discussions among scholars involved with ancient civilizations.      The two main stories largely discussed are the Genesis and Gilgamesh flood stories....   [tags: Biblical Flood Epic Gilgamesh Compare Essays]
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The Problem of Evil - The Problem of Evil The Judaeo/Christian tradition is founded upon the belief that there exists a supernatural personal being who is the ultimate creator and to which all other beings owe their existence. Three major characteristics are ascribed to this being (God?), that of being wholly good (omnibenevolent), wholly powerful (omnipotent) and all knowing (omniscient). This is the foundation of western religious thought and it is these characteristics and their relationship with evil which comprise the theme of this essay....   [tags: Christianity Religion Religious Biblical Evil Ess]
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John Milton's Paradise Lost - John Milton's Paradise Lost Freedom (free will) is the absence of imposed behavior. Individual freedom is obviously attractive, but when there is real freedom of choice, the wrong choice is the one that is made - such as the choice made by Satan who although he can be admired for his having dared to rebel against the norm, is not heroic for having chosen to plot against God. Free will was given to man in order to be able to choose the faith since in the absence of free will, there is no way to test faith....   [tags: Epic Biblical Poems Blind Faith Essays] 1847 words
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My Faith - My Faith During my life, I have had many experiences that have shaped my character. One of these moments happened when I was a junior in high school. This is when I decided to join my high school track team. I had always played many sports such as golf, basketball, wrestling, and football, but I hadn’t been involved in track. So I decided to give it a try. It may seem strange, but that track season, as well as certain circumstances that happened during the season, was very beneficial in learning some simple concepts of my Christian faith....   [tags: Christianity Biblical Christian Religion Essays] 946 words
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The Most Influential Text is the Bible - ... Scholars have made morphological inferences that tie “sara'at” to the term “sir'ah”, the Hebrew word for “wasp” or “hornet” (Saywer, 2011). This etymological connection in some way makes logical sense, as the sufferers of leprosy look almost as if they are covered in sting marks. Other explanations for the origins of the word “sara'at” include it being translated as “smitten” (Howard, 2001), as well as used by the people of biblical times to reference some form of divine prostration (Saywer, 2011)....   [tags: zulu medicine, leprosy, scripture] 1547 words
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Values Portrayed in Popular Media - While values portrayed in popular media can be educational and entertaining nevertheless the character traits of humility and submissiveness presented are based on the abilities and understanding of man. Harmless biblical parents may think, but of late some of these programs have moved into areas that have a subliminal message that opposes Gods core values. The area of concern portrayed in popular media of family values should set off alarms in our hearts and souls as parents. Urie Bronfenbrenner (1917 – 2005) explains the theory about the ecology of human development the important role this influence has on the social and the behavior training on the young developing child (Lang, 2005)....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Importance of Education in Kingdom Education: God´s Plans for Educating Future Generations - In Glen Shultz’s (2003) book Kingdom Education: God’s Plan for Educating Future Generations he addresses the importance of education in coordination with the family and church in developing and training future generations within a biblical worldview. He describes moral decline, increased crime rates, the disintegration of the family and the church’s inability to be the salt of the earth as examples of the increased secularization because of the removal of God and His word from our schools. The author’s answer for these dilemmas is biblical principles that are consistently taught in the home, church and school....   [tags: Glen Shultz, family, church, christianity]
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The Kingdom of Israel From Omri To The Fall Of Samaria: If We Only Had the Bible by Grabbe - ... Ultimately, the author also intended to identify ways for assessing Biblical data; where it cannot be checked with additional sources of information (Grabbe, p. 54). It is clear that the main debate was to establish if the Bible is a problematic source of information about the settlement of central Palestine. Methods Used to Conduct the Study To begin with, the author provided an outline of contents by covering sections from the Bible (which was the foundation for the entire publication). To be specific, the author extracted information from chapters in first Kings, Second kings, and Second Chronicles....   [tags: palestine, archeology, empirical evidence]
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Popular Culture's Secular Influence on the National Culture - From the anti-biblical teachings in schools, to the anti-biblical messages in media, national and popular culture has secularized, proving itself incompatible with religious practice. This difficulty to untie has arisen from the media's ability to secularize and even oppose religious doctrine. Television, movies, and music depict acts of adultery and the loss of sexual innocence as favorable acts rather than being indecent. Popular culture has influenced national culture to the point to teaching anti-biblical National and popular culture, through encouraging acts of sexual corruption which do not coincide with religious practice, has caused an incompatibility between the two....   [tags: media, Religion, Secular] 637 words
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Critique on Kingdom Education - Critique on Kingdom Education Summary Kingdom education is a process that begins with a child accepting Christ as their Lord and Savior and continues with the goal of that child reaching maturity in Christ. As such, evangelism and discipleship are part of a kingdom education that will train children to know God and have a biblical worldview. This worldview is taught through Bible stories, but is also incorporated into every subject and into educational methods that reflect a biblical philosophy....   [tags: Literature Review ] 879 words
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Christian Counseling and Secular Psychology - Theory Critique In our fast passed and ever changing society, personal experiences built up over time and often make life difficult to deal with over time. Everyone has their own prospective on what is important and how they will tackle various problems they face from day to day. It is the responses to our harsh environment and experiences that can often manifest into feelings such as: anxiety, resentment and possibly guilt (Crabb, 1977). It is those that have negative experiences in life that seek out the help of counselors, to better understand and change the root of those problems....   [tags: education, spiritual beliefs, bible]
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Study the Bible! - Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person....   [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]
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The Forgotten Christian Founding of the United States - Was America truly founded as a Christian nation. In 2009, President Barak Obama made the statement that Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation” (Barton, 2009). In spite of the two – thirds majority that allegedly claims that it considers America to be a Christian nation, the idea that it is not is still prevalent today. This notion is rampant because of a lack of the knowledge of the true American founding brought on by the twisted view of history taught and believed today. Liberal media, teachers, authors, etc., adamantly deny the Christian roots of the United States....   [tags: gospel, jesus christ, liberal media]
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Characteristics of a Hero - One may talk about the heroes they have today, or even ones that have passed from before. If one looks back even farther, some of the most influential heroes are from Bible times. These are the people that God hand-picked and they put their faith in Him. One of the most memorable and influential heroes is Joseph. He showed many different qualities of a hero like trusting God, strength, integrity, devotion to God and selflessness. Jacob and Rachel had many children and one of them was Joseph. As a child, Joseph was by far his father’s favorite....   [tags: bible, joseph, god]
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Christian Counseling: An Overview - Biblical Counseling is making a strong impact in today's churches and community. Counseling is seen as one of the most productive ways of helping a person reach the inner side of themselves to help solve any problems that might be arising. Furthermore, when it comes to being a counselor, not something that should be taken for granted. We are all born of sin, but we have been saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. Not everyone bless to be a counselor, but Dr. Crabb's biblical teaching in Christian counseling will lay out the foundational requirement to enable the ones called by God to be an effective counselor....   [tags: Bible, Psychology] 1485 words
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Theology of C.S. Lewis - What child could know while watching The Chronicles of Narnia in theaters they were also getting a bible lesson. These tales unearth the theology of writer C.S. Lewis through the heart-felt emotions of joy and sorrow, terror and triumph in this fantasy world better known as Narnia. This is the work of renowned writer C.S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis is remembered and recognized by more people as a Christian apologist of the early and middle 20th-century because of the way his writing thrives with biblical images which present Christian theological ideas in a friendlier way for younger audiences....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Innate Evil and the Temptations of the Devil - Early American literature is unique in that it is abundantly influenced by Biblical themes and ideas. Being that this country was founded by the strict, fundamentalist Puritans, it seems obvious that the literature would be pervaded by such things as the presence of evil and its impact on goodness and holiness. The “evil” that is found in Melville and Hawthorne is interesting because it reflects the Biblical idea of evil tempting good and attempting to convert it rather than simply destroy it. The stories of Poe reflect the turmoil and evil that is contained within a person and tempts him or her to commit evil acts....   [tags: American Literature, Billy Bud, William Wilson] 2234 words
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Spirituality Through Nature: Analyzing Hurston's Argument for Pantheism - In Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston explains her religious ideology: “It is futile for me to seek the face of, and fear, an accusing God withdrawn somewhere beyond the stars in space” (Dust Tracks on a Road 323), further explaining, “the springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn is glory enough for me” (279). Hurston’s confidence in nature’s spirituality borders on pantheism, especially regarding her separation from organized religion. A cultural anthropologist in the Harlem Renaissance period, Hurston studied cultures in the Caribbean and the American south....   [tags: Literature] 1963 words
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Values Portrayed in Popular Media - While values portrayed in popular media can be educational and entertaining nevertheless the character traits of humility and submissiveness presented are based on the abilities and understanding of man. Harmless biblical parents may think, but of late some of these programs have a subliminal message that opposes Gods core values. Biblical parents should speak about biblical values in regards to what their children watch and hear because mainstream media erodes the values of humility and submission to society....   [tags: Media]
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Hidden and Obvious Messages - When art in the late antique period was represented by the Jews and Christians in Rome, the result was beautiful paintings, mosaics, sculpture and architecture. What is so unique about this era is that the pieces portrayed biblical scenes, people and places. During the time of Christian persecution, Christian and Jewish art was at times used as a communicator of undercover messages. Many of this art has been found in the catacombs, which were passages under Rome. The Christians and Jews used these passages for safe and secure homes as well as burial chambers....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Problem of Non-Belief - The Problem of Non-Belief Drange vs. McHugh- Scoring the Debate Drange’s Argument from Non-Belief The argument being put forth by Drange specifically attacks the God of Evangelical biblical Christianity, an important distinction for the argument itself. The Encyclopedia Britannica illuminates evangelicalism as a Christian protestant movement which emphasizes conversion and the foundational nature of the Bible as the only basis for faith, declaring the Bible as “inerrant.” (Brittanica, par.1) According to Drange’s argument, presuming that if God exists, there are numerous ways through which he could have brought change in some circumstances to ensure belief in his existence (Drange...   [tags: Drange vs McHugh, Case Study]
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The Importance of Babylon - The name Babylon means “Gate of God”. The location of the ancient city was along the Euphrates River and today is marked by a long stretch of ruins east of the river. Which is ninety kilometres south of Baghdad, Iraq. This was one of the main trading points of the ancient world because of its central location. Some important events that happened there are things that have shaped the way we live today and we still use the 24 hour day they created this form of counting has survived for four thousand years....   [tags: essays research papers] 381 words
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Theory Critique: Comparing the Theories of Adams to That of Backus and Chapian - Jay Adams (1986) in his book “How to help people change” looks at the counseling process through the lenses of II Timothy 3:14-17: “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (KJV)....   [tags: Counseling ]
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Analysis and Reflection of Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists - Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists, a book edited by Al Truesdale and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, examines two significantly different ways of understanding the nature and role of the Bible that mark different parts of Christ’s church. The first is represented by fundamentalism; the second by Wesleyan theology. The goal of the book is to help persons in Wesleyan denominations clearly understand the differences between Wesleyan theology and fundamentalist theology, and that even though both are of the Christian faith, how the theology between the two are incompatible with one another....   [tags: bible, creationist, science] 1063 words
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Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal Referenc - Comparing the Bible and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel: An Examination of Archetypal References Often times great novels and plays allude to religion, to mythology, or to other literary works for dramatic purposes. Shakespearean plays are perfect examples. Allusions help the reader or spectator better understand, through visualization, a character or an event in a novel. In some cases, the characters, the events, or a series of events are structured according to the people and the action in other stories, whether the stories be religious, mythological, classical, or historical....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea - A Deconstructive Glance at Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea Always mesmerizing, Edgar Allan Poe's poems range from deep and depressing to dark and grotesque. Certainly this is true of his poem “The City in the Sea,” which is dark in tone and ambiguous meaning. What does it mean, and where did Poe come up with his concept. There are many possible answers to this question, and interpretations include the phallic and yonic symbols of Freudian theory and the idea of biblical cities as source material exist....   [tags: City Sea]
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Compatibility of Modernism and Traditionalism - The Bible is one of the most influential books in human history. It has survived through numerous attempts to destroy it and all it represents. It has been interpreted different ways throughout the years but two of the most important modes of interpretation are the Traditionalist and Modernist views. The Traditionalist perspective has existed for centuries and originated almost as soon as the Bible itself. Modern biblical scholarship’s rise has been more recent, being led by Charles Briggs in the past few centuries....   [tags: bible, sects, interpretation]
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Chinese Christians in the US - Chinese Christians in the US are a minority group which has been assimilated into the cultural diversity of America. This group depicts the integration of various groups into the American community and dominant way of life. This group has shown high levels of adaptation as shown by their operations in the US. Though the Chinese living in China were poorly informed on Christianity, they adopted Christian as their religion which differentiated from the others in China. Although group retained most of the Chinese identity or culture, their Christianity identity adopted in the US came out clearly making them important part of the American society....   [tags: Subcultures]
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Analysis of Differing Parenting Styles - ... Scriptures instruct parents to raise their children in the teachings of the Lord. “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22: 6, New International Version). An uninvolved parent is in direct contrast to a biblical parent. It has been studied and proven that parental involvement is a crucial component to the development of children. For example, a dramatic indication is failure to thrive where one extreme is infant death....   [tags: authoritarian, permissive, authoritative] 783 words
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Reasons For New Independence - ... There is a lot of influence in the way Pain has interest in the thinking of a modern type of government with different ideas. This is mainly due to that he does not like monarchical governments and says that they are never long at rest (40). He then has a proposal to the people that are reading the pamphlet which is that there should be different districts that are connected to a congress. In having the congress there would be different delegates that would come from all the different colonies....   [tags: Thoas Paine, Common Sense]
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Sacrifice as an Expression of Religion - The greatest expression of one's religion and worship is found in sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined as "man's intimate relationship with Almighty God (Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia, 786)." Sacrifice in the Old Testament was the most important act a man could perform to show his love for God. Sacrifice consists of this, that man must take an important part of his life, such as an animals, or food, and offer it as a gift to God and at the same time make it a victim in place of himself to acknowledge God's absolute majesty (Catholic Biblical Encyclopedia 786)....   [tags: Religion Religious ] 1001 words
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Christian Slave Owner's Justification of Slavery in Harriet Jacob's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" Contrasted with the Bible's Views on Slave - Despite the fact that Christianity teaches the values of respect, goodwill and generosity, etc., Christian slave holders seem to exclude themselves from these standards, which is indubitably hypocritical. African American slavery is reducing a human being to the condition of property, the same as other goods, wares, merchandise and chattels. The treatment of slaves was customarily lamentable because slave masters had their profit in mind rather than the well-being of their slaves. Due to the way that slavery was practiced in the South, it and Christianity cannot coexist....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, slavery] 735 words
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Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves: A Thorough Overview With a Christian Perspective of Economic and Ethical Analysis - John Stapleford’s book, Bulls, Bears, and Golden Calves, provides a thorough overview with a Christian perspective of economic and ethical analysis. He reviews the moral challenges of macro, micro, and international economic issues. Stapleford covers a variety of important public policy issues such as self-interest, economic efficiency, and private property rights. He begins the book by laying a foundation of ethical thought and an analytical framework. Stapleford provides a Biblical perspective on the practical issues facing our current society....   [tags: Economics]
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East of Eden, by John Steinbeck: The Events After the Fall of Adam - “I believe there are monsters born in the world . . . misshapen and horrible . . . accidents and no one’s fault . . . punishments for concealed sins . . . [their] face and body may be perfect . . . ” but they are the product of “a twisted gene or a malformed egg . . . ” (71). Literature, throughout history, has conveyed a plethora of themes, ranging from the struggle to understand divine intervention, to adversity, to the dramatization of life and death. One of the most prestigious and conventional of these themes is the conflict betwixt good and evil....   [tags: Cain and Abel, Adam and Eve] 1225 words
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And The Children Will Know Their Name: Naming in Song of Solomon - It is not hidden that Toni Morrison finds names and naming very important in her novel Song of Solomon. Declaring the importance of names from the start, the epigraph to the novel reads “The fathers may soar / and the Children may know their Names” (Morrison). When first reading the novel people may be surprised by the large quantity and obscurity of characters names. Names like “Milkman”, “Guitar” and “Empire State” sound odd and meaningless but as readers explore the novel they see the importance of these name and how they further benefit the story....   [tags: Toni Morrison, character analysis]
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Mary Freeman's The Revolt of Mother and the Domestic Feminist - The late nineteenth century was a critical time in reshaping the rights of women. Commonly this era is considered to be the beginning of what is know to western feminists as “first-wave feminism.” First-wave feminism predominately fought for legal rights such as suffrage, and property rights. A major hallmark of first-wave feminism is the concept of the “New Woman.” The phrase New Woman described educated, independent, career oriented women who stood in response to the idea of the “Cult of Domesticity,” that is the idea that women are meant to be domestic and submissive (Stevens 27)....   [tags: literary and historical analysis]
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A Comparative Essay on the Original Creation of the Earth - ... Dr. Gary Parker defines creation best, he states, “Creation refers to the acts by which God brought into being time, matter, energy, space, and life all working together in a paradise of perfect peace according to His divine plan and purpose.” (Parker, 1994) Evidence of creation or intelligent design are everywhere. In fact, Romans 1:20 and Psalm 139:14 both refer to being made by God. Shockingly, there are several different views of creationism; however, the basic view holds that earth and everything within it was created by God in a literal six day time frame approximately 6,000 years ago....   [tags: Big Bang theory, Genesis]
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An Analysis of Pablo Neruda’s The United Fruit Co. - Pablo Neruda is from Chile and gives a voice to Latin America in his poetry (Bleiker 1129). “The United Fruit Co.,” the poem by Pablo Neruda that will be analyzed in this essay, is enriched with symbolism, metaphors, and allusions. These allusions have great emphasis to the Christian religion, but some allusions are used to evoke negative emotions towards the United States (Fernandez 1; Hawkins 42). Personification and imagery along with onomatopoeia and metonymy are also found in “The United Fruit Co.” Neruda’s use of these literary devices makes his messages of imperialism, Marxism, and consumerism understandable (Fernandez 4)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Role of the Biblie in Christian Education - In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class. Authority of Scripture What is the authority of scriptures....   [tags: Christianity, God, Scripture]
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Monsters and The Moral Imagination by Stephen Asma - Throughout history we see monsters taking many different shapes and sizes. Whether it be a ghoul in the midst of a cold nightly stroll or a mass genocide, monsters are lurking everywhere and our perception of what monsters truly are, is enhancing their growth as a force with which to be reckoned. Fear of the unknown is seen throughout time, but as humans progress we are finding that things we once were afraid of we are less frightening than they once were. Monsters can evoke fear in their targeted victims rather than physically harm their victims....   [tags: traumatic events, holocaust, 9/11]
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Feminism in the Old Testament- Article Reviews - Juskiene, Vaineta. "Female Image in the Biblical Text: Aspect of Creationsim." Feminist -------------Theology. Journal Biblical Literature, 1 Dec. 2010. Web. 2 Apr. 2012. Rooke, Deborah W. "Feminist Criticism of the Old Testament: Why Bother?"Libraries.Slu.Edu. ----Journal Biblical Literature, 1 Jan. 2007. Web. 6 Apr. 2012. <http://ehis.ebscohost.com.ezp.slu.edu/eds/detail?vid=6&hid=101&sid=b1182eba-cea0-4340-8ef1-ed25678fc244%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=a9h&AN=24052529>.   Feminism in the Old Testament   The first article that is discussed in great proportion is called ‘The Feminist Criticism of the Old Testament: Why Bother?’ by Deborah W....   [tags: bible, theology, religion] 1265 words
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Worship in The Old and New Testament - Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]
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Scribal Education and Literacy in Ancient Israel - ... This is where her research conflicts with other evidence of literacy. “Although she mentions complex interplays between orality and literacy that produced the Bible, she emphasizes the oral dimension and downplays the fact that the Bible is, in the end, a written text.” (Schniedewind 328) Schniedewind also discusses that while Niditch did recognize archaeological evidence like Judean seals as proof of literacy she claims that because they are often made by professionals, this is proof that orality was essentially the mainstream in Israel and that very few people wrote....   [tags: development of linear alphabet]
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Does Religion Have any Relationship with Math? - ... Verse two of Genesis talks about the story of Abraham seeing three men. Also, it talks about him addressing them three times. In addition, the number three has a strong connection with the resurrection, because Jesus revived on the third after his crucifixion. Much of Jesus’s teaching had a sort of relationship with the number three. The number four denotes the manifestation of God in the Trinity. It’s also the number of corners in the Earth. There are also four gospels containing the declaration of God’s love to the world in the gift of his son....   [tags: bible, military, numerical connections, card]
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Gay Love and Marriage is Natural - There are many ways to describe marriage. There are legal definitions, biblical definitions, and personal definitions. Which one is the right definition. The decision of which definition is the right one depends on where you live and what you believe. Marriage has evolved throughout history. In today’s society there are many different types of unions that can be viewed as marriages. Comparing these different relationships give insight to how relationships are formed and joined. Although marriage is just a civil union in the eyes of the government, it is so much more to the people involved....   [tags: equal rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Preaching and the Imagination: Thesis Research - ... But without the use of sanctified imagination, the sermon cannot with the greatest effectiveness. Christianity in Korea has only 100 years of history. Yet, it has made a remarkable growth so that the churches and Christianity are increasing explosively. Recent research shows that 22.8% of the population of South Korea are Christians. It is a miracle wrought by God’s grace, for the numbers of Christians surpass those of the believers in Buddhism which had been the most popular religion in Korean history....   [tags: Bible, Influence, Speaking] 772 words
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Verification of the Dead Sea Scrolls - ... Randall Price wrote, “While a biblical conservative and, as one scholarly acquaintance has reported, probably a Christian believer, Albright used archaeology to interpret the Bible, and not vice versa.” Professor Albright’s bibliography’s “contains over a thousand titles, including more than a dozen books of his own and still others on which he collaborated.” Professor Albright, also debated with scholars who doubted the Bible as a foundation for archaeological excavation. “He insisted on accuracy of data and logical reasoning....   [tags: Professor Albright's work] 643 words
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John Donne: Quixotic yet Sacrosanct - Love and religion are two of the most common topics of poetry. Many of Donne’s poems are on one of these two very different topics, his works are connected through the continuous use of devices such as allusion, metaphor, and pun; providing a bond for each poem, yet a different context for each one. “The Flea,” “Holy Sonnet VII,” and “A Hymn to God the Father” each have distinct themes, but find common ground by the use of common literary devices. “The Flea” is a carnal poem where the speaker tries to convince his lover to be inclined to him....   [tags: Literature]
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John Donne: Quixotic yet Sacrosanct - Love and religion are two of the most common topics of poetry, even though many of Donne’s poems are either on love or religion, two different topic, they are connected thru the continuous use of devices such as allusions, metaphors, and puns; providing a bond for each poem yet each for a different context. “The Flea,” “Holy Sonnet VII”, and “A Hymn to God the Father” each have distinct themes, but find common ground by the use of common literary devices. Donne consistently uses allusions, usually biblical, throughout his poems....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Literay Devices, Religious Elements]
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A Comparison of Christian Symbols in Song of Solomon, Sula, and Beloved - Although religion does not exist as a central theme in Toni Morrison’s work, it does set premise for a richly intertwined web of symbolism. Morrison’s novels focus on the lives of characters acting in the present day or recent past. For African Americans, events of the past are a crucial facet of culture as they seek to remember their history, the most influential of these events reaching far back into the years of slavery. Historians argue that for incoming slaves, Christianity offered a religious ground for the displaced individual, a soil in which to replant the symbols of their native spirituality....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 2403 words
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The Servant Leader - Leadership. What is it that truly distinguishes one as a leader. Is it leadership style or possessing certain skills and abilities to lead. Is it one’s character or is it one’s ability to develop and resolve complex strategies. Are leaders born or are they made. Warren G. Bennis, an American scholar, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, and Founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California once said: The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -- that there is a genetic factor to leadership....   [tags: Isaiah, Jesus Christ]
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Creation Theories VS. Evolution - One inquiry that draws curiosity is the question of how all matter and life came about on Earth in this enormous universe of stars, planets, and space. Many people believe that life is a product of random probability, while many others place their faith in a define creator. This world, Earth, is a minor fraction of an enormous universe that was created by an intelligent being, which designed all matter and living creatures, and is too unpredictable to leave the creation of the universe to the random probability of evolution....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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Path to the Future - Effective organizational diagnosis goals are designed to change or alter behavior patterns of employees. Effective change requires the involvement of all leaders and focused shared engagement built on mutual participation of appropriate platform for the coming change. The purpose of organizational change is to promote a mutual understanding of the proposed change and to determine if the change will be profitable to the organization. The purpose of this paper is to present a nonprofit organization, evaluate the organization, and identify some needed changes....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Religion: Understanding The Bible - The first chapter of the Understanding The Bible breaks down the Bible and explains it’s components. The Bible is the sacred text of two religions, Judaism and Christianity. According to Slick (n.d.), The Bible is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years. The Bible contains many different styles of writing such as narration, fiction, poetry, history, law, and many others. It must be understood in the framework of those styles....   [tags: christianity, judaism, old and new testament]
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Prayer in Public Schools - ... Parents often felt that if they were living in America then they were free to make their own decisions concerning religion. Many Americans had different religious beliefs and didn’t want their children being taught differently from what was being taught at home. As the feuds became greater, laws were produced which restricted prayer in schools. The law which is called Engel v. Vitale was established in 1962 which restricted prayer in New York schools after parents came forward saying the prayer being taught went against their religious beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Values, America]
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Use of Three Literary Techniques in Things Fall Apart - In his work Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe tells a story describing the decay and destruction of ancient African tradition caused by the invasion of white culture. His tone in the book seems to side and sympathize with the Africans and their religion. Interestingly enough, though, he uses biblical allusion, as well as onomatopoeia and symbolism to bring the book to life and captivate the reader. The following will describe how he uses these. Even though it appears that he sides with Africans and their cultural beliefs, Achebe uses things from outside their religion, such as biblical allusions....   [tags: Essays on Things Fall Apart]
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Epistemological Development - Everything in education is impacted by the perspective of a biblical worldview because educating a child is teaching them to know and find truth. According to Knight, “Much truth exists outside of the Bible, but no truth exists outside the metaphysical framework of the Bible.” (2006, p. 226). The concepts of the Bible are used to give a unifying foundation for all subjects taught. The Bible also becomes the integration point. All content knowledge is contextually interpreted with the Bible because God is the source of all truth and the one who unifies all truth in Himself....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Truth] 1358 words
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