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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prayer in Public Schools - Prayer in public schools is a widely debated subject. In 1962, parents started removing their children from public schools because of Biblical teachings. In 1962 and 1963 laws were passed which prohibited Biblical lessons in public schools. There are many advantages to prayer and bible lessons in public schools as well as disadvantages. For instance, one advantage to prayer in schools is it instilled the proper moral teachings of character development in students. A disadvantage to prayer in schools is some families have different religious beliefs and want their children to have those same beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Values, America]
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The Mention of the Israelites in Egyptian Scriptures - There are several Egyptian documents that not only mention the Israelites in their texts, but also tie the Bible to historical facts. Egyptian documents such as the Tell el-Amarna letters, a large “stele” of the Menephtah, and the Elephantine papyri not only tell the history of Egypt, they also coincide with biblical scripture. The documents confirm not only dates, certain numbers, and rituals, such as circumcision, but places and event, e.g. The Exodus, of biblical stories. According to James Orr, general editor for “The Definition for Egypt,” the Tell el-Amarna Letters were discovered in 1887....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Religious Context of Beowulf - There has long been controversy and speculation over the religious context of the poem Beowulf. Many believe that Beowulf was written to be strictly a Pagan tale, yet some insist that there is a subtle but definite theme of Christianity that outlines the poem. Although it is tough to decipher the actual intensions of religious outlook in Beowulf, (not having discovered the true author) it is safe to conclude that both Pagan and Christian components are established within the text. Beowulf was originally thought of as a Pagan tale which happened to be scribed by a Christian monk....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon] 625 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible's Noah's Ark - Comparing and Contrasting Epic of Gilgamesh and Noah's Ark Many cultures have stories of a great flood, and probably the best known story is of Noah's Ark. The next most notable is the Sumerian story of Ut-Napishtim found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. In the ancient Babylonian depiction of the flood story, the god Enlil creates a flood to destroy a noisy mankind that is disturbing his sleep. Gilgamesh is told by another god, Ea, to build an ark (Monack 1). The Epic of Gilgamesh has broadly the same structure and plot as Noah's Ark, suggesting the possibility that the Biblical account has drawn influence from the archaeologically older Sumerian depiction....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Message in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - I. Introduction Ray Bradbury felt as though our society veered towards destruction. During the time period that he wrote Fahrenheit 451, the Holocaust and Communism spread throughout the globe. The spread of this gruesome genocide and feared system caused America to become a nation of little privacy and a plethora of accusations. McCarthy, the “senator form Wisconsin” (Vol) ability to ruin American lives was made possible by “the country’s general mood of insecurity and political paranoia following the triumphant conclusion of World War II” (Vol)....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]
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Statues of David in Renaissance Art - The story of David was a source of inspiration during the Renaissance. The Biblical story of David versus Goliath showed the strength of man defeating a giant, proving that power can come in many ways other than force. David was a frail boy, youngest son of Jesse, who tended the flock until God sent Samuel (a Judge) to anoint David to be the next king. As time progressed, David played the harp for the current King Saul of Israel, who was in a war with the Philistines. Then one day, Goliath and the Philistines had challenged Saul’s army but no one could stand in his mighty presence without falling down....   [tags: Renaissance Art]
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Angels in Christianity - From the beginning of time, angels have played a significant role in Christianity and other western religions. Although, they are often seen as the supporting players in the scripture, they are an essential character to the nature of the stories mentioned in these scriptures. Therefore angels still play a significant role in Christianity and portray the character of a multifaceted and multidimensional divine being around the world (Patella 59). This development of the role of angels in the Christian Tradition doesn’t only have an impact through the stories read in the scriptures or from the portrayal of Angels in Christmas decoration or Christian movies, but they also serve an important purp...   [tags: God, Christian tradition, Bible, Jesus, religion]
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The Banking Industry - Banking In addition to the myriad of career options that exist in the world, there are issues that present complications for professionals in those fields. As a Christian, it’s essential to develop a biblically appropriate approach in response to the various issues that manifest themselves in the professional world. The banking industry is an example of a career with manifest issues. Banking is the heart of every modern society’s economy, and cannot appropriately function without bankers, who control the ebb and flow of a nation’s currency, and therefore must appropriately handle the issues that arise....   [tags: bankers, professional officers, markets]
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The Land is Mine - The author identifies and analyzes six discrete land ideologies found in the Hebrew Scriptures that have influenced its readers. (preface) In his book land refers to not only as physical realities where there is dirt and rocks, and where plants are growing, and where humans build their cities. Land refers to a social symbol with a range of meanings in which we construct its meanings for ourselves.(p.1) A subtle distinction between theology and ideology can be ; biblical theology is the doctrine and discourse about God expressed within a biblical literary unit that reflect the living faith of a given community, and Biblical ideology is a wider complex of images and ideas that may employ theol...   [tags: Hebrew Scriptures] 899 words
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Zero Tolerance in Schools - Contemporary Issue Paper Zero tolerance has become the latest contemporary educational issue for the Christian school leader. Zero tolerance policies mandate predetermined consequences for specific offenses. According to a government study, more than three quarters of all U.S. schools reported having zero tolerance policies (Holloway, 2002). Systematic guidelines of enforcing zero tolerance require educational leaders to impose a predetermined punishment, regardless of individual culpability or extenuating circumstances (Gorman & Pauken, 2003)....   [tags: Education]
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