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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Lindisfarne and Christian Influences in Beowulf - Lindisfarne and Christian Influences in Beowulf       The Beowulf manuscript, written around the year 1000 and containing approximately 70 Christian references/allusions, could owe part of its Christianization to the Catholic bishops, priests, monks and laity who made The Lindisfarne Gospels a reality about 300 years prior.   “. . . the poem is the product of a great age, the age of Bede, an age which knew artistic achievements of the kind buried at Sutton Hoo, an age in which art and learning were united to produce great gospel books like the Lindisfarne Gospels, now in the British Museum,  ....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]
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You Can be a Good Christian and Read Harry Potter - You Can be a Good Christian and Read Harry Potter When my family and I bought tickets for the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, released shortly before Thanksgiving, my dad reminded me of one thing. “Just …don’t mention it to your relatives, when they come down for Thanksgiving,” he cautioned. “If your relatives say anything negative about Harry Potter, just try to be diplomatic. Don’t start a fight,” was my mother’s request. Harry Potter is a very sensitive issue to many people, especially now that a movie has been made, based on the first book – a movie that broke almost all US box office records as flocks of people came to watch it....   [tags: Harry Potter Essays]
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Death from a Buddhist and Christian Point of View - Death from a Buddhist and Christian Point of View “You will be with me today in paradise,” Jesus Christ told this to the thief on the cross while they were dying. However, can people believe that there is truly life after death. In many different religions there are different perceptions of life after death. For example in the Buddhist religion, the Buddhist people believe that life is practice for death. Professor Brown, of California State University of Northridge stated, “The Buddhist people cultivate positive, happy virtuous states of mind and abandoning non-virtuous, harmful, suffering states of mind.” This teaching is mirrored by Christianity teachings as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 1091 words
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Differing Christian Attitudes Toward Capital Punishment - Differing Christian Attitudes Toward Capital Punishment This assignment is to discuss the different views of Christians on Capital Punishment. I will explore both sets of view, whether they are for or against it. I will say which bible verses may have swayed their opinions of capital punishment, and what they think God has to say about the whole issue. I have opinions from Christians today, who I have asked their opinions on the matter. I will also include church's opinions....   [tags: Papers] 1534 words
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The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on a Life of a Christian Today - The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on a Life of a Christian Today The aim of this essay is to show the different effects of discipleship today. Many Christians have different commitments, for example, jobs, looking after kids and so on. These people are baptised but do not fulfil their commitment to god, only attending masses at Christmas, Easter, death or Marriages. Some Christians do not even manage this. These Christians haven't understood the commitment involved. On the Other hand, some Christians are true disciples as they help out at masses with readings and collections....   [tags: Papers] 418 words
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Christian Teachings on the Issues of World Hunger and Disease - Christian Teachings on the Issues of World Hunger and Disease In this coursework, I shall be explaining Christian views and teachings as well as the bible teachings on issues to do with hunger and disease. The Christians teach facts about hunger and disease using topics such as Poverty. The main cause of poverty is that people are in a state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions. Many people in poor countries are paid low wages, which are not enough for them to survive healthily....   [tags: Papers] 1117 words
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Christian's Belief in the 'Sanctity of Human Life' and Abortion - Christian's Belief in the 'Sanctity of Human Life' and Abortion ----------------------- Explain what Christians believe about the ‘sanctity of human life’ and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life. Use Bible passages and the Christian Church teaching to support your answer. The definition of abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, the natural expulsion of a foetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently....   [tags: Papers] 827 words
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A Comparison of Christian Symbols in Song of Solomon, Sula, and Beloved - Use 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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John Milton's Paradise Lost as Christian Epic - Paradise Lost as Christian Epic John Milton's great epic poem, Paradise Lost, was written between the 1640's and 1665 in England, at a time of rapid change in the western world. Milton, a Puritan, clung to traditional Christian beliefs throughout his epic, but he also combined signs of the changing modern era with ancient epic style to craft a masterpiece. He chose as the subject of his great work the fall of man, from Genesis, which was a very popular story to discuss and retell at the time. His whole life had led up to the completion of this greatest work; he put over twenty years of time and almost as many years of study and travel to build a timeless classic....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]
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Comparing Negativity in Utopia, Christian Liberty, and The Prince - Negativity in Utopia, Christian Liberty, and he Prince More in Utopia, Luther in Christian Liberty, and Machiavelli in The Prince all say that people are bad-that no matter what is done bad things will happen; however, all three authors approached the subject differently. Machiavelli has hardest "people are scum" message. The entire book outlines ways to take advantage of other people. Through examination of history, Machiavelli wrote The Prince as a handbook of how things had worked in the past, and-he believed-would work again in the future....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples] 594 words
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader and Significant Christian - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Leader and Significant Christian Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, to Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King, Sr. was a prominent member of the black community in Atlanta. He was a Baptist Minister and he served as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Martin Luther King, Sr. stressed the importance of education to King, Jr. King, Jr. attended local, segregated public school and he stood out in his class with his dedication to learn....   [tags: essays research papers] 504 words
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A Description of Christian Teachings about the Roles of Men and Women - A Description of Christian Teachings about the Roles of Men and Women The family is our basic social unit. It is the smallest and most common group in our society. It is found in every country and in every age throughout history. Sociologists often distinguish between two types of family. The first is the 'nuclear' family which is where husband and wife live alone with their children. The second is the 'extended' family, which consists of several generations possibly living in the same house and having relatives living in the neighbourhood....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Christian Response to Third World Poverty and Injustice - Christian Response to Third World Poverty and Injustice b) Every disciple, every authentic Christian, must be on the road: not yet arrived or perfect, but moving, striving, falling and restarting in hope, and this ethos applies to the tackling of Third World poverty and injustice. Over one billion people are living in poverty today.The gap between rich and poor is getting wider. All over the world, disparities between rich and poor, even in the wealthiest of nations is rising sharply....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
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Christian Beliefs About the Sanctity of Human Life - Christian Beliefs About the Sanctity of Human Life The Sanctity of Human life promotes the belief that God gives the gift of life and that human beings should not end it. Life is a gift that has been given to us by God and that therefore it is sacred and cannot be altered by anyone other than God. These views can be determined by other factors such as compassion. Some people believe that human life is to be respected above all other forms of life. Regarding human life as sacred means, it is to be treated as holy and so everything should be done to preserve it....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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Studying St.Mark's Gospel and Christian Discipleship - Studying St.Mark's Gospel and Christian Discipleship St. Mark's Gospel outlines and explains how to become a disciple of Christ, how to act and behave as one, what the costs and commitments are and what the reward is. The Gospel is not just for the followers of Christ, but also for anyone who is willing to listen. In the story of "The Call of the First Disciples", we see firstly that the disciples were not special or important people. They were simply fishermen. He asked sinners to follow him as well, for example, tax collectors....   [tags: Papers] 1075 words
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Christian Belief About Suffering, Death and Resurrection - Christian Belief About Suffering, Death and Resurrection Mark's gospel has been described as a 'Passion narrative with an introduction' because it emphasises the suffering and death of Jesus at the hands of both the Jewish leaders and Pontius Pilate. In the following essay will explore what Christians believe about the death of Jesus Christ. Most Christians believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for us. This means that Jesus died for a reason and that was to free us from sin. In the Old Testament animals are sacrificed to God....   [tags: Papers] 416 words
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Christian Morals versus Barbaric Customs in Hamlet - Christian Morals versus Barbaric Customs in Hamlet    Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic play set in Denmark during the early seventeenth century. It was written at the same time the Bible was being translated by King James. Like the Bible, Hamlet is full of problems that all humans experience. These problems are best seen through the internal struggle of Prince Hamlet. The source of Hamlet's internal struggle, which is the direct contrast of his Christian education versus Denmark's barbaric customs, is developed throughout the play through the use of imagery, characterization, and theme....   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]
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Bringing the Dead Christ to the Patron in the Christian Tradition - Bringing the Dead Christ to the Patron in the Christian Tradition Art during the Christian tradition was produced to enhance the worship of saintly figures by church patrons. Paintings were not only used to tell a biblical story but also to form emotional connections between the patrons and the principles of the church. Artists in the Christian tradition strived to portray events of religious importance with maximum drama to make a lasting impression. They did this by applying artistic advances in ways that draw the patron into the painting....   [tags: essays papers] 1376 words
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Free Essay - The Scarlet Letter and the Christian Utopia - The Scarlet Letter and the Christian Utopia Throughout the novel The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne develops the Christian Utopia to present to the reader the ideals and way of life the Puritans faced. The main character, Hester Prynne, commits a crime so unfathomable by the society yet she was able to live her life independent from the norms and values. Judgments of society's moral transgressions have altered since the Puritan era in such a way that we are no longer severely condemned for our principles....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 562 words
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The Synthesis of Actualizing and Escaping the Self in Christian Identity and Conversion - The Synthesis of Actualizing and Escaping the Self in Christian Identity and Conversion Ever since encountering Socrates’ simplistic but profound maxim, “know thyself,” I have taken intentional steps along the journey of my own self-discovery. However, the more I attempt to analyze the complex integration of motives, thoughts, actions, unconscious memories, sensual experiences, emotional reactions, etc. that composes my “self,” the more I realize the infinite depths into which Socrates’ seemingly simple saying has plunged me....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today - The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today Discipleship is an important theme throughout Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel, Mark tells us about the apostles and what they had to give up and how they what they would be rewarded with. Although it is 2000 years since Jesus has walked on this earth, the qualities of discipleship still remain the same. You have to have willingness to answer the call, faith in Jesus, perseverance to not give up carrying out the will of Jesus, courage to be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel, piety and reverence to have respect for yourself and others....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory In the classic children's film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the author and writer of the screenplay, Roald Dahl presents the viewer with a strikingly vivid metaphor that compares fundamental Judeo-Christian beliefs with, that's right, candy. The basic figures in the religion are given representational roles in the film that do not hide, but instead sugar coat their meaning....   [tags: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory] 1524 words
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Christian Attitudes To Treatments that Help Couples Who Are Infertile - Christian Attitudes To Treatments that Help Couples Who Are Infertile Many Christians believe that a child is a gift from God and many Christians will accept the different treatments such as IVF as long as only the infertile couple is involved and not a third party, so for IVF, just the woman’s’ egg and the man’s sperm. AIH (artificial insemination by husband), maybe the preferred fertility treatment for Christians because it safeguards the sanctity of marriage. Christians believe that God is the creator not man/animals were given for mans benefit, but not to be abused/created and sustains all life/man made in his image/ each soul is unique and Christ died for the sake of humanity....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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The Power of Good and the Power of Evil According to Christian Belief - The Power of Good and the Power of Evil According to Christian Belief Most Christians believe that the devil, or Satan, is the power of evil and that God is the power of good. Satan is an ancient Middle Eastern word meaning "an accuser". Satan appears at various times through the Bible as the opposite to God. Satan, in the form of a snake, tempts Adam and Eve to eat the apple and so disobey God. Satan also tests Job and even tempts Jesus to abandon his ministry (but is unsuccessful)....   [tags: Papers] 952 words
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Teaching on Discipleship and Its Effect the Life of a Christian Today - Teaching on Discipleship and Its Effect the Life of a Christian Today The teaching of Jesus will affect lives today if we are open to his word in scripture. If we open to what God is saying to us through prayer, and if we allow ourselves to be influenced by the good example of others. So many of the teachings of Jesus do affect our lives today. I am now going to talk about some examples in Mark 8:34 'Anyone who wants to come after me must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me'....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations - dsfsCitain this January to take part in a seminar entitled "Building Bridges: Overcoming Obstacles in Christian-Muslim Relations". Tony Blair also praised these Christians and Muslims for coming together at the conference being hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, to promote post-September 11 dialogue. The is same George Carey who in November 2000 said he believed the use of military force, which has resulted in the murder of tens of thousands of Muslim lives in Afghanistan, was necessary”....   [tags: essays research papers] 2969 words
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Christian Perspectives on Personal, Social, and World Issues - Christian Perspectives on Personal, Social, and World Issues Statement of intent =================== Throughout this report I intend to answer the following question: "Can Euthanasia be justified in today's society?" I intend to look at the hospice movement as an alternative to euthanasia. I will draw a conclusion, taking all opinions into consideration, whether Euthanasia is the wrong or right route to take. What is Euthanasia. =================== a) I) The word Euthanasia originated from the Greek words "Eu" meaning good, and "Thanatos" meaning death....   [tags: Papers] 2922 words
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The Christian Explanation of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - The Christian Explanation of Waiting for Godot   "The human predicament described in Beckett's first play is that of man living on the Saturday after the Friday of the crucifixion, and not really knowing if all hope is dead or if the next day will bring the life which has been promised."   --William R. Mueller                In the five decades since Waiting for Godot's publication, many of the countless attempts to explain the play have relied on some variation of this religious motif proposed by William Mueller....   [tags: Waiting for Godot Essays] 2417 words
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Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian - Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian “I knew this was bliss, knew it at the time.” These words of Eudora Welty, although expressing her feeling from devouring book after book, can also be applied to my life. While not relating to my literacy, Welty’s lexis nonetheless conveys my own feelings after learning the significance of hard work. I’ve put excess effort in performing the roles of a student, an athlete, and a Christian. Success and growth in each component of my life has taught me the value and necessity of a strong work ethic....   [tags: Personal Perspective] 827 words
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The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran - The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran: Words are Not Important, Our Actions Are Matt 13:3 "He told them many things in parables. 13:10 "Why do you talk to them in parables?" That's the crucial question: Did God, should God, have intended direct and final communication with us. If so, Jesus certainly failed his mission. There is little evidence that Jesus' appearance cleared anything up or gave us God directly. Wittgenstein, who wanted our language to be clear, knows well enough that neither the Hebrew nor the Christian God's words could fall within his constructed linguistic net....   [tags: Religion Theology Essays] 2277 words
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Augustine and the Problem of Evil from a Christian Basis - Augustine and the Problem of Evil from a Christian Basis In his Confessions, St. Augustine writes about a large number of topics that continue to have relevance today. The text documents the development of Augustine’s faith and his Christian philosophy, and one thing of particular interest is his argument for the nature of evil. Christianity predicates several important ideas that Augustine builds upon in his philosophy, and within its context, he presents a thorough, compelling argument against the problem of evil that identifies evil as a misperception....   [tags: Augustine Evil Religion Christianity Essays]
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Spreading the Message: The Nature and Paradox of Christian Broadcasting - Spreading the Message: The Nature and Paradox of Christian Broadcasting Sit down on any given Sunday morning, turn on your TV, and you are bound to happen upon a religious program of some sort. It was the 1980’s that saw the powerful phenomenon of the religious broadcast emerge. No longer were game shows, soap opera’s, and Billboard Top 20 the biggest draw to the family television set and radio, but rather Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell. With their joyful church choirs, clean-pressed preacher suits, and booming messages of hope, protection, and salvation, religious broadcasts of church-services, evangelism rallies, and other such events and programs became popular and powerful television and radio fare....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Significance of the Features and Furnishings of a Christian Place of Worship - The Significance of the Features and Furnishings of a Christian Place of Worship Different Christian churches have different features and furnishings inside of them. These differences in the churches show that churches place different emphasis on what they believe in. The features and furnishings in a church help people to worship. There are objects in catholic churches which would not be found in non catholic churches and there are objects found in non catholic churches which have objects which catholic churches don’t have....   [tags: Papers] 520 words
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Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible - Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible Creation in Ancient Egyptian religion can be much different than the creation account taken from The Bible. Genesis has a set description of “The Beginning” while there are several different versions and variations in Egyptian mythology. The versions range from a “one god” myth (Ptah; see picture) to the more common creator out of Nun, which in itself has several derivations. The Ogdoad is a grouping of eight gods that existed before the creator and formed him....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Is Christian Conversion a Poltical Act for the American Indian? - Is Christian Conversion a Poltical Act for the American Indian. In Southeastern Alaska, Indian conversion to Pentecostalism generally removes indigenous identity from a place of value, and with this exclusion, removes a native cultural context for politically addressing behaviors that have developed within the Indian community as a result of the political economy in Southeastern Alaska. In the "larger processes of political economy and identity in the late twentieth century,” the native community is marginal and impoverished (195), and necessitates the social framework for native “collective identity projects” (5) and “symbolic representations” of nativism (7)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 772 words
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Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' - Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' This essay will discuss whether 'honesty is the best policy'. It is written through the eyes of a Christian, and will often refer to the Bible. The essay will bring up biblical matters, and also issues that affect the lives of others and ourselves, that relate to honesty. Being honest has many benefits. In the Bible, it states many times that 'honest people are blessed' for example Psalm 112. The Bible also states that 'when a man is honest he will receive love and kindness' (Psalm 112)....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Christian Perspectives on Personal, Social and World Issues - Christian Perspectives on Personal, Social and World Issues Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. Pope John Paul II recalls that the Vatican II described abortion as an 'unspeakable crime'. (Gaudium et Specs 51). Abortion is also said to be a lethal attack on the body of a child, with or without the intention of ending its life. An unborn child is called an embryo until 8nweeks after which it is called a foetus. Before 1967, abortion was illegal this la w even though it aimed to protect the lives of unborn babies, it failed to protect the lives of the baby and the mother....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Teacher Power, Student Pedagogy by Christian Zowodniak - Lead us, don’t leave it to us: Christian Zowodniak’s views on Student Pedagogy In the essay "Teacher Power, Student Pedagogy", Christian Zowodniak describes the manner in which an instructor should assert his power—his power to grade fairly, his power to share his knowledge with the students, and his power to help students, not frighten them. Since my enrollment at the University, I have encountered the most extraordinary teacher in my history of education. His name is Dr. R, his expertise, Mathematics....   [tags: philosophy of education, argumentative, persuasive]
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How the Christian Faith Contends with Genetic Engineering - How the Christian Faith Contends with Genetic Engineering Religion-what does that mean to me. Do I believe in my religion, what has religion done for me lately. I would have to say religion has brought me hope for a better life and knowing that I can bring a better life to my family. I believe in God, I believe that god created humans and created the earth the water the moon and stars, and all creatures that exist on earth. What have I given back to religion. Generation after generation the emphasis on worshipping God in church has been on the decline in my family....   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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Personal Narrative: My Personal Christian Philosophy - Humans from my own point of view are God's creation, because the bible makes me understand that humans were created in God's image, and during the creation of man, God blew the breath of life into man to make him come alive. I assume the reason humans are so unique is that they were created like God. The reason why humans are the best of all creation is that they can think, invent new things, and have dominion of all other creatures on earth. Humans are the only living creation that is conscious of their own existence, because they have advanced knowledge and skills to do things, for example, humans can clothe themselves, cook their foods, and even invent numerous technologies....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Conscience in Christian Tradition - Introduction. `Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil...'Gaudium et Spes (64). This opening quote from the Second Vatican Council is a good place to start in attempting to explore the complex subject of conscience. It indicates that conscience is something that can be known, based on love and is not just an individual personal thing. Conscience and having a soul are two of the distinguishing features of our humanity that set us apart from other species....   [tags: Religion] 2135 words
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Hypocrisy and Christianity - Hypocrisy and Christianity If one were to ask the American public about their views of Christians, what response would one receive. We can imagine that there would be a great variety of answers. However, most people might say that, in general, Christians are not very different from everybody else. This is a problem. There are many people who claim to be Christians whose lifestyles do not reflect their beliefs. The problem with this situation is that it gives non-Christians the wrong impression of Christianity....   [tags: Hypocrites Christian Religion Essays] 1160 words
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Male Masochism in the Religious Lyrics of Donne and Crashaw - Male Masochism in the Religious Lyrics of Donne and Crashaw The impetus of my psychoanalytic exploration of male masochism in Donne and Crashaw occurs in Richard Rambuss's "Pleasure and Devotion: The Body of Jesus and Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric," in which he opens up possibilities for reading eroticism (especially homoeroticism) in early modern representations of Christ's body. In this analysis, Rambuss opposes Caroline Walker Bynum who, in response to Leo Steinberg's The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art, claims that depictions of Christ's genitalia (the focus of Steinberg's work) can only be regarded as erotic from a modern standpoint, for such representations in historical context, before the advent of modern sexuality, could not have rendered "sexual" meanings for their audiences but only those signifying reproduction....   [tags: Christian Masochism Sexuality Essays] 3467 words
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Arguments for and Against Abortion - Arguments for and Against Abortion An abortion is also known as a termination, meaning to terminate, to stop. An abortion is when you stop a pregnancy, by removing the foetus from the womb. Many people frown upon abortions, as they see them as the killing of a life. Other people believe that it is a ‘potential’ life, and that a foetus is not considered to be a child. Some people feel that in a situation where the prospective parents are told their unborn child may be disabled, an abortion is acceptable....   [tags: Christian Bible Religious View] 2031 words
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Athenagoras - ATHENAGORAS Athenagoras was a Christian apologist who flourished in the second half of the second century CE. Two extant works, the Plea on Behalf of Christians and On the Resurrection of the Dead, have traditionally been attributed to him. HIS LIFE Athenagoras does not appear in the ecclesiastical histories of either Eusebius, Socrates, or Sozomen. Methodius (d. 311 CE) is the only ante-Nicene writer to mention Athenagoras; Methodius' From the Discourse on the Resurrection 1.7 refers to Athenagoras' Plea 24....   [tags: Christian Apologist Biography Bio]
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Visual Codes and Conventions in the Painting: George Robinson Welcomes Natives to Wybalenna - Visual texts can be seen to be an attempt by their creators to represent particular ideologies to their viewers. It is the viewer's attitudes and values however, that determine the contemporary meaning of the image. The painting George Robinson welcomes Natives to Wybalenna, is a Colonial document portraying the Christianizing of indigenous people on Flinders Island. Visual codes and conventions employed in the image, such as positioning and framing depict the entwined values of white, patriarchal and Christian ideologies of the 19th Century....   [tags: Art Christian Religion] 568 words
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Galahad in French Vulgate Cycle - Galahad Galahad is an attempt to meld Christian and chivalric ideals in the medieval and Victorian accounts of the Arthurian legend. He first appears in the French Vulgate Cycle, a collection of medieval romances, as the personification of both Christian and chivalric piety, deeply entrenched in Biblical symbolism. Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur upholds Galahad, the quintessential knight, as the embodiment of medieval virtue. Also, in the nineteenth century, as the legend regained popularity, Galahad emerges as the epitome of Victorian moral purity in the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelite painters....   [tags: Christian Chivalric Ideals Arthurian]
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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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The Rise Of Christianity - The rise of Christianity in philosophy One influential cult was based upon a mystical interpretation of Plato. Neo-Platonism was like a rational science that attempted to break down and describe every aspect of the divine essence and its relationship with the human soul. An Alexandrian Jew named Philo tried using Greek philosophy to interpret the Jewish scriptures. He wanted to unite the two traditions by suggesting that the Greek philosophers had been inspired by the same God who had revealed himself to the Jews....   [tags: Religion Christian Christianity] 1315 words
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