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The Reformation and the Church - The Reformation was a decisive period in the history not only for the Catholic Church, but also for the entire world. The causes of this tumultuous point in history did not burst on the scene all at once, but slowly gained momentum like a boil that slowly festers through time before it finally bursts open. The Reformation of the Church was inevitable because of the abuses which the Church was suffering during this period. At the time of the Reformation, a segment of the Church had drifted away from its mission to bring Christ and salvation to the world....   [tags: Church History]
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The Crusades and Their Benefits to the Church - The Crusades were the type of person who demanded many things, if not everything. They used their power and the backing of the Catholic Church to advance their movements and take control of cities. Many may believe the Crusades were mean, dangerous people who did not care about others and only wanted control. This, however, was only one view and many do not see how the Crusades benefited the church, help unite its members, and enabled the church to evolve in certain areas. The Catholic Church benefited from the Crusades in certain ways....   [tags: Church History ]
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Reflections on Leaders In a Connectional Church - In January 2010, I was privileged to be able to take a class at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY called "Leaders in a Connectional Church". The course aimed to show how the leadership of the Presbyterian church connected with the presbyteries and congregations that make up its body through working intensively with the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) and researching how the current structure had come to be. My assignment was within the Executive Director and Communications offices, which I was excited to be a part of, given my background in radio and broadcasting....   [tags: The Christian Church]
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AUGUSTINE AND THE EARLY CHURCH - Augustine and the Early Church Augustine of Hippo by Peter Brown Live Oak Public Library, STACKS 270.2 BROW Q5. In Augustine’s unfailing attempt to fight the heresies that plagued the early church, he realized that much of his colleagues and congregation lived by unquestioned faith in the Catholic Church. He also realized that this left them without a strong foundation for which they believed. (Brown, 354) His contributions to the written theological doctrines of Catholicism helped to strengthen the Church’s authority on controversial topics....   [tags: Church History ]
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Church, Money and Power in Medieval Times - With the fall of Rome, the world saw the rise of Christianity, specifically the Roman Catholic Church, which was created when a Roman Emperor named Constantine adopted Christianity as his own personal and the Roman Empire's official religion. From that time through the middle ages, Christianity grew in power and influence, the church enjoying a cozy relationship with the state. By the early fifth century, a mere one hundred years after Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, the church and state's power structure were deeply intertwined....   [tags: Church History] 920 words
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Dynamic Figures in Church History I - Dynamic Figures in Church History II January 30, 2007 Part I I. Up to Now The ecclesia reformanda translated means the church always in need of reformation. With time, many ideologies and practices strayed from the original purpose of the Church. Over the years, people tend to forget the fundamental principles. People put their own ideas into the ideals that may be very different from the original intent. Changes are justified due to cultural changes. Human weaknesses also lend to the changes....   [tags: Church History ]
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The Church: The Guardian of Culture in the Middle Ages - The Middle Ages were characterized by a rigidly hierarchical society, which was justified by the view that, like the branches of a tree, every level of society was preordained and important. While the nobility and the clergy stood at the top of the society hierarchy, Jews and those who pursued dishonorable professions were branded outsiders. The Church acted as guardian of culture, particularly within its monasteries and convents. They preserved the scholarship of antiquity, often through the mediation of Muslim scientists....   [tags: Church History] 1150 words
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The Church of God in Name Only - I must first begin by saying I do believe that God has one, universal church, the church of God. “The Church of God in Name Only,” is an effort to criticize those who profess a high claim, yet fall very short in living to that claim. In my estimation many who profess to be God's holy people are not, because the scripture deems such individuals unholy. Such people are not the Church of God. In order to comprehend the reasoning behind such a subject one must already have a general idea of the Church of God's standard....   [tags: Church, God, Religion] 1736 words
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Experience at a Church Service of the Amazing Grace Church - 1.1 History of Christianity Christianity is the religion based on the life, death and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, also known as the Christ or Messiah. Jesus was a Jewish teacher and prophet who lived in Palestine in the first century CE. He revealed himself to be the Son of God in fulfillment of Hebrew scripture, and taught that the Kingdom of God was imminent, bringing with it forgiveness and new life for all who believed. His claim to be the Messiah roused opposition from religious and political authorities and he was imprisoned and crucified....   [tags: churches, religion, Christianity, church services,] 1587 words
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Haslett Community Church - Although the history of Haslett Community Church may not be as long and storied as other churches, it is nevertheless a rich history. The roots of our community church began to grow on March 23, 1954 when several persons met at the home of Conrad and Rose Haney to discuss the need for a new church in Haslett. An open meeting was held at the Township Hall on March 31, 1954 to plan for a church. At that meeting, forty-nine people elected a steering committee and planned for services. One month and two days later on April 25, 1954, and one week after Easter, one hundred forty five people attended the first worship service and Sunday school above the old Township Hall and fire station on the nor...   [tags: Church History] 1064 words
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Separation of Church and State - Introduction The fusion or separation of church (or in greater sense, religion) from the affairs of the state (nation) is an issue whose relative importance in any society cannot be overemphasized. This stems from the impact of having state affairs directly influenced by religious beliefs and practices in the case of the fusion of the state and religion. Better still the separation of the state from the clutches of religious beliefs has the propensity to significantly affect way of life as well as the rate of development in a society....   [tags: religion, religious beliefs, catholic church]
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The Role of The Papacy: The Early Church to Present Day - This essay gives a brief outline of the major developments in the role of the Papacy between the Early Church and the present day. It will cover four aspects. The development of the papacy as a temporal ruler, Papal elections, the Curia and the development of the ‘mission role’ of the Papacy. It will explore how the papacy changed from being an organisation that had the influence to appoint kings and arrange state borders to one with a billion followers. These followers see the papacy as being responsible for the administration, pastoral and spiritual care of their membership....   [tags: The Catholic Church]
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The Need for Business Training in the Modern Church - ... Of critical importance is good church governance. This can be provided in a number of different ways – having a valid constitution and bylaws, using a board to help make decisions, monthly meetings with church members to go over the budget, and making sure all corporate paperwork is in place to comply with laws (Knapp). A big part of church governance includes proper organizational structure. Every church needs to be held accountable through its constitution and bylaws. It is imperative that these documents are well- written, for they provide the structure needed to run the organization....   [tags: pastors, church leaders, governance]
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Beliefs and Actions of the Late Medieval Church - The period, 1300 to 1500 was the time period of the crisis in Christianity. In the Medieval church, there were issues with the papacy, clergy and Christian followers. Obviously, this crisis led European Christianity to weaken and even risk the danger of everything falling apart. In fact, the crisis began from one cause, wealth over faith and smaller (more specific) problems revolved around the one common problem. In the late medieval period, there was one big factor causing all the troubles between the church and the society, money....   [tags: history, christianity, medieval church, ] 537 words
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The Church and Its Participation in God's Mission - ... Old Testament First, when Adam was created the Triune God declared the following words ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him’ (Gn. 2:18). To be accompanied by other is central for God. God immediate action was to create ‘every beast of the field and every bird of the sky’ (Gn. 2:19). However, none of them was suitable for Adam. Thus, causing Adam to enter into a ‘deep sleep’ God created Eve. Commenting on this verse, Justo Gonzalez stated, “…God saw that it was not good for man to be alone....   [tags: bible, tradition, puerto rico, church]
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Chaucer's Revelation of Corruption in the Medieval Catholic Church - Corrupt and deceitful practices run among the Church’s clergy. Selfish acts such as the selling of indulgences occur all over. Many ignorant people buy into these lies and become the victims of the corrupt clergy of the Church. Author Geoffrey Chaucer shows how he views the Church in his acclaimed work The Canterbury Tales. In the book, Chaucer mentions how many people who are associated to the church take advantage of common people. Such exemplar characters of the book are The Pardoner and The Summoner....   [tags: Chaucer, Corruption, Catholic Church, ] 892 words
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Holiness in the Church - Holiness in the Church According to the O.T. things or places were holy that were set apart for a sacred purpose; the opposite of holy is therefore common or profane. Similarly a holy person meant one who held a sacred office. The Israelites were a holy people because they stood in a special relationship to Jehovah. under the guidance of the Prophets it was seen that what distinguished Jehovah from the gods of the heathen was his personal character. The word HOLY therefore came to refer to moral character....   [tags: Religion Religious God Church] 1735 words
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Supreme Court Cases on Separation of Church and State Clauses - ... Because there is a precedent for separating religion and education, people feel that speeches like this graduation speech should not happen. Even if you agree with the speech, or practice the same religion, you may not want it spoken at a large school event where students could be influenced. By taking his actions to another level, Daniel Weisman tried to get a restraining order just so the Rabbi did not have to speak, but his actions were denied. In a 5 to 4 vote under the Supreme Court, they had ruled that the graduation prayer had violated the Establishment Clause....   [tags: religious freedom, church]
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The Effect on Clergy and the Catholic Church during the Black Death - Little was known about the clergy during the Black Death. For a long time people believed that the Catholic Church had fled from its duty to serve the people, but that could not be further from the truth. In recent discovery it was found that greater than 50 percent of clergy were killed during the Black Death. This was not because the clergy were running away; rather, the clergy stayed and helped the people in villages, knowing the likelihood they would survive would be slim throughout this epidemic....   [tags: history, the black death, catholic church]
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Against the Separation of Church and State - Against the Separation of Church and State Without a God how do we know what is right from wrong. What is good or bad. The Ten Commandments tell us what is right or wrong and good or bad, but the constitution says the church has to be separate. If there is no God in our government we cannot have our Ten Commandments, how do we know what is right or wrong. The current opinion of courts is that the First Amendment bans religion in our government to protect the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from the government....   [tags: Church State Argumentative] 1749 words
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Sexual Abuse In the Catholic Church - The Catholic Church is right now struggling with a very serious and grave scandal, Sexual Abuse of catholic priests and Paedophilia. Within the last year the Catholic Church has had to dispense over 100 million dollars in sexual abuse settlements*** (find source). However, the crisis became mainstream when two Catholic priests in Boston were accused of abusing over 100 boys and young men. The church worldwide has felt repercussions from this scandal. In fact, it even resulted in the call of all American cardinals who are healthy enough to travel to a summit in the Vatican with Pope John Paul the second....   [tags: Paedophilia Catholic Church] 3983 words
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Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - ... Moreover, the FLDS cult is patriarchal and the members believe that wives must be submissive to their husbands (Bromley & Melton, 2002). The cult observes placement marriage in which young girls are allocated to their husbands based on a revelation given to the leader from God, according to the law of placing. The second defining characteristic of the cult is the dress code. Female members are not supposed to cut their hair short and they do not wear trousers, skirts and dresses above the knee or makeup....   [tags: cults, flds church, warren jeff, polygamy]
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Philip Larkin's Church Going - Larkin's "Church Going": A Failed Exploration for Religious Faith Murdoch's artistic and natural beauty critique, called The Sovereignty of Good and Other Concepts, quotes Plato’s belief that "beauty is the only spiritual thing we love by instinct." Therefore, beauty is the only spiritual connection Atheist Philip Larkin seeks in a church. Larkin's poem Church Going, begins as a confessional since he mentions how he often stops at random churches, perhaps because he is searching for a place of worship that is beautiful, both naturally and artistically....   [tags: Church Going 2014]
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Many people have varying ideas about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has been said that the Mormons are a cult out to destroy the beliefs of the other Christian churches. Some believe that they are not a true Christian church, that they hide their beliefs from investigators of their religion, and they keep important details of their religion secret until after you have become a member. It is also said that they are not Christian because they use The Book of Mormon instead of the Bible....   [tags: Mormon Church] 434 words
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Witchcraft and the Inquisition of the Catholic Church - Witchcraft and the Inquisition of the Catholic Church Witchcraft. The word in itself evokes a certain kind of eeriness. In past centuries, people who were accused of being witches were thought of to be the worst kinds of people there are. There were several kinds of witches and several ways in which they operated. Whatever the reason, the Catholic Church saw witches, or those accused of being witches, as sinful. Partly to stop this kind of sin and other forms, the Inquisition of the Catholic Church was implemented....   [tags: Essays Papers Witch Catholic Church Essays]
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Eastern Orthodox Church - Eastern Orthodox Church Behind the elaborate fresco paintings and splendid architecture, Eastern Orthodox Church has played a significant role in the preservation of Christian tradition throughout history. Since the transfer of the imperial capitol of the Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Christianity has evolved into a distinct branch of Christianity (Steeves). As Timothy Ware, the author of The Orthodox Church, suggests, major intellectual, cultural, and social developments that were taking place in a different region of the Roman Empire were not entirely consistent with the evolution of Western Christianity (Ware 8)....   [tags: Church Religion Religious] 1514 words
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Baptist Church Visit - Baptist Church Visit I decided to go to a Baptist Church here in Miami. The reason that I chose Coral Park Baptist Church was because most Baptist Churches that I called here in Miami had the service in Spanish but Coral Park Baptist had an English service as well. I went to the eleven o’clock service on Sunday. The whole church itself was pretty big. There is the main temple that has the regular service in Spanish and then there is a whole other building that has separate classrooms where the English service is held and other Sunday school type classes are held....   [tags: Personal Narrative Church Essays] 707 words
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Growth of Mormon Church - On, April 6, 1830, a then 24-year-old young man named Joseph Smith Jr. gathered in a small room along with six other people to organize a Church that would change American history. Since the age of 14, Joseph Smith had always been a source of contentment and ridicule by people of all social classes and religions. Ten years earlier, in the spring of 1820, this young boy declared that he had seen a vision, that he had been visited by both God, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This vision is a cornerstone of the Church that is known today as, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nicknamed the “Mormons”, a religion that was built on the ideals of communal living and strict obedience to re...   [tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]
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Galileo, Science, and the Church by Jerome J. Langford - Galileo, Science, and the Church by Jerome J. Langford      Science and the church, two things that you would not ordinarily think would go together until until Galileo came along. Galileo, a man that stuck his head out to the world, but especially to the church, when maybe he should have done things a little differently. This particular book shows many accounts of the troubles between Galileo and the church, and with other bystanders. The book goes through the ups and downs of Galileo and the church, the hardships, and friendships that people held, and how hard it was to keep those friendships during the days of Galileo....   [tags: Galileo, Science, and the Church] 757 words
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Church History: Reformation-Present CH-102-B - David Walker, an African American, born in 1785. David’s life began in the deep south of North Carolina in a town called Wilmington. In spite of the fact that his father was a slave, Walker was born into freedom. The laws in North Carolina dictated that children would inherit the status of their mother; who in this case was a free woman. Slavery was prevalent in the United States especially in the South at the time Walker was born. His father was not a part of Walker’s life because it is believed that he either died before his birth or when Walker was very young....   [tags: Church History ]
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The Church - Edward P. Clowney book titled The Church deals with the doctrines of the church. He takes a deep look at the issues the modern church has neglected. He believed that the demands of the market and the growth of the church threaten to quench theological reflections on its nature and mission (Back cover). He believes that the means to revive the church will be done through theological works. His methodology is based off of his experience in biblical, historical, and systematic theology. However with being stated, much of his work comes across inconsistent and structured poorly....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Clowney] 1791 words
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Status Confessionis and Social Commentary from the Current Church - Status Confessionis and Social Commentary from the Current Church Throughout my ongoing investigation of the interactions between religious values and social behavior, I have become thoroughly intrigued with the role of the institutional church in the realm of social commentary and criticism, as well as political activism. That there is a long standing concept within the church tradition relating to my curiosity is not terribly surprising after just an overview of the language that sociology theory has applied to religious bodies....   [tags: Religion Religious Church Essays Papers]
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Objectification in An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard - Objectification in An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard   In "An Elegy Wrote in a Country Church Yard," Gray symbolizes the objectification of the poor as well as the commodification of nature. In doing this, Gray arranges a hierarchy of objectification within the poem. The hierarchical arrangement begins with nature and continues through the poor with the upper class at the apex of the "pyramid." Gray uses the recurring images of nature to illustrate this organization of classes. To accomplish this arrangement, he shifts the focus from nature to the poor through these images....   [tags: Elegy Written Country Church Yard]
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Philip Larkin’s Poem Church Going - Philip Larkin’s Poem "Church Going" When it comes to religion, we can choose either to believe or not to believe. Some have faith in a supreme being, and week after week, devoutly cram into the church of their choice and recite their prayers. In contrast, there are nonbelievers. They see religion as an escape from reality-- a false hope that after living a long and difficult life, an omniscient, unconditionally loving deity will welcome them into an eternal existence. In Philip Larkin’s poem, "Church Going," the speaker is also a nonbeliever....   [tags: Philip Larkin Church Going Essays] 902 words
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The Practices of the Church - 1. St. Christopher’s Anglican Church is a Chinese parish, has two locations and three congregations. Its emergence was come from a vision in twenty years ago. Canon Edmund Der of St. John Anglican’s Church, which located in Chinatown, had noticed a lot of Chinese, mostly from Hong Kong, have immigrated to Canada and settled in the northern area of Toronto. Canon Der called some dedicated parishioners and formed a fellowship who has seen the mission to serve that large group of Chinese. In less than two years, St....   [tags: Proclamation, Witness, Holidays] 895 words
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The Unification of the Church - ... Ephesians 4:1-6 falls in section IV of the outline. Paul urges people to live a Christlike life. Which relates perfectly with the rest of the letter, an exhortation to be united as the body of Christ in love. The paragraph before, Ephesians 3: 14-19, relates to the passage because it says that they have been rooted and grounded in love, and in consequence Chapter 4 Paul urges them to bear with one another in love. And the paragraph after, Ephesians 4: 7-16. relates to the passage because it says that they ought to attain the unity of the faith and Chapter 4 says there is one faith....   [tags: bible, new testatment, ephesians]
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Women in the Church - Since the death of Jesus, to the modern era, the Christianity has gone through many changes in doctrine, practices, splits, and beliefs. As the church grew from charismatic communities to a global church organization, certain groups lost power while others gained a comparative advantage. No more has the shift in power affected a group more than the role of women in the church. The role of the woman in Christian Churches transformed from their role as leaders in small charismatic communities to supportive roles, to a quiet and almost invisible role to that of silently praying for the men in the background....   [tags: christianity, carismatic communities]
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Church of the Annunciation - The Carmelite Friars occupied the Church of the Annunciation until their petition to Archbishop Michele Giovanni Balaguer Camarasa to relocate them to Mdina was acceded to in 1659. They took possession the Vergine della Rocca chapel dedicated to the Birth of Mary. Demolition of the old building commenced on 16 February, 1660 to make room for a newer, grander church. The construction of the new church proceeded in fits and starts, as cash frequently ran out. The design of the temple may be attributed to the French architect Blondell, with Lorenzo Gafa' and Francesco Sammut overseeing the construction work....   [tags: Priory, Choir, Chapels] 1146 words
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The Church of Scientology - “I'd like to start a religion. That's where the money is.” L Ron Hubbard The Church of Scientology began in the year 1953 and is one of the world's newest religions. In this essay I will address three questions: Who was L Ron Hubbard. What is the doctrine of Scientology. How does Scientology qualify as a religion. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was born on March 13, 1911 in the town of Tilden, Nebraska and died on January 24, 1986. His nickname growing up was “Flash,” but later in life he was referred to by his initials “LRH.” Since his father was an US naval officer he moved frequently and traveled extensively in Asia and the South Pacific. Hubbard was admitted to George Washington Un...   [tags: L. Ron Hubbard, The Scientology Cult]
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The Church and Facebook - There are over 350 million active Facebook users and 70 different language translations. More than eight billion minutes combined are spent on Facebook per day worldwide. Of the 350 million Facebook users, 5.4 million of them claim some denomination of Christianity (Zuckerberg 1). Facebook has been knocked by the media for issues such as online predators, hackers, and low productivity. A bigger issue to be concerned about is the overuse of Facebook replacing the imperative physical relationships we need to fellowship with each other....   [tags: Social Issues, Religion, Social Networking]
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The Church of Bob - There’s no way to define Bob Dylan. His persona has changed with such frequency that his personal life has become shrouded in mystery. One thing can be certain; his music inspired revolutions and it provoked a sea change in the hearts and minds of a generation. Musicians, college students, politicians, civil rights leaders, varying shades of skin, and collars of blue and white were all bound together by the music of Bob Dylan. The Beatles may have brought sophisticated chords into pop music but it was Dylan who brought poetry into the mainstream....   [tags: Bob Dylan, Musician] 739 words
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The Church - The Church Church buildings have a special significance that distinguishes them from public hall or commercial meeting places. They are set apart, specially dedicated to God for specific purpose of worship, religious education, fellowship, and service. Priority in the use of church buildings should be given to those spiritual ministries of the church itself and to the community it serves through its witness and program. Individuals and groups who traditionally use church buildings include church staff members, the congregation, church organizations, wedding parties, funerals, and denominational agencies....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
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The Church Industry - Is the church a social club where handsome young men come to window shop for pretty young ladies. Is the church a beautiful architectural masterpiece like the 50,000 sitter church auditorium – “Faith Tabernacle” reputed to be the single largest church building on Earth, according to Guinness Book of Records (2007). Should we liken the church to a football club, where only valuable players (big boys in Nigeria context) sit in front roles and drop big money for church project. No, is the church is a money-making venture piloted by pastors who use tithe and offering to buy flashy cars, fly private jet and live in lavish houses....   [tags: Entertainment, Poverty, Media] 1335 words
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Church and Disability - Literature Review Disabled people should be able to access all service providers, whether this would be in a place of work, place of education and a place of worship. The implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and then the 2005 Act, coming into effect from 2004 meant that churches are required by law to comply by making reasonable adjustments and not to treat disabled people unfairly (DDA 1995, 2005). This proved to be a challenge as reported by the BBC (2004) that many Church of England buildings are ancient and listed....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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The Early Church - Over the past years of my life I have seen many changes, some for the good and others not as good. Change can be demanding and also crucial. The early believers would encounter this. One can see that significant change happened, when reading through the gospels and the book of acts it is obvious to the reader that the believers who followed Jesus would never be the same again. They had enjoyed a time of fellowship with Jesus and teaching from Him. But He was now preparing them to understand that he was going to leave them....   [tags: Religion, Jesus] 1469 words
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The Mormon Church - On Sunday afternoon when I pulled into the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints (LDS) the plain “A” frame type building with a steeple; made partly of red brick was not what I had expected and at one point questioned if I was indeed at the LDS church, It looked a bit different than ones I have seen in the past, but as I walked towed the entrance I saw the church name in large letters to the left of the door. Entering the building was a foyer or entrance hall that consisted of offices, a seating area, and a few pictures on the wall....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales - From St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City to the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in France, architects have designed some of the most beautiful Churches in the world. Expressing every little detail and nuance, they have relentlessly taken the time to develop these remarkable centers of worship. However, tourists of these Churches seem to fail to go “behind the scenes” and appreciate all the decision making and planning used to create these magnificent wonders. Thus, we the architects have put together this detailed synopsis to allow worshipers to appreciate every aspect and feature of The Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales....   [tags: Church]
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The Church's Template - Women play a complex role in Robert Orsi’s The Madonna on 115th Street, at some points exercising power and at other points exercising less power than men. In Italian Harlem when describing a “domus,” the woman at the center is the one actually being described. A domus, according to Emmanuel LeRoy Ladurie, “constitute[s] a formidable reservoir of power and counter-power which could hold out with some degree of success against the external powers surrounding it.” Italian women in Harlem had no direct power in the outside world, but they were able to use their sphere of influence to leave their mark....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Roman Catholic Church vs Eastern Orthodox Church - ... The Roman churches included the “Father and the Son” in the Nicene creed without consulting the Eastern church while the Eastern church only used the Father. The Orthodox Church believe it should have been written with “the Father” proceeded by the Holy Spirit. Besides theological differences between the two churches there were also political and cultural controversies. Before the split the Western church had begun to push for the solidification of papal authority. The push for papal authority would cause the churches to become more autocratic and centralized (Dennis, The East-West Schism, para....   [tags: Religion, Compare and Contrast Essay, Catholic]
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The Influence of the Roman Catholic Church - The Roman Catholic Church had complete influence over the lives of everyone in medieval society including their beliefs and values. The Church’s fame in power and wealth had provided them with the ability to make their own laws and follow their own social hierarchy. With strong political strength in hand, the Church could even determine holidays and festivals. It gained significant force in the arts, education, religion, politics as well as their capability to alter the feudal structure through their wealth and power....   [tags: Medieval Society, Power] 1137 words
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The Impact of Martin Luther on the Church - Introduction Martian Luther was born to a German family in 1483. His father was born a peasant, but raised to own a Coppermine. Because of this he was determined to see Martin Luther go into the civil services. By the time he was 19 he had earned his first bachelors degree, and planed to continue with a masters in law. However in 1505 there was a terrible storm, and lightening bolt struck near him. Upon this he cried out “Help, St. Anne. I’ll become a monk”. Because of how religious everyone was during that time, if a person promised something to a saint or god, they had to keep it, or otherwise they would go to hell....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Church in the Postmodern World - The Pastor’s Role I must say that I learned a lot from this class both through the readings and through class discussion. I really, honestly do not have anything that I starkly disagreed with in either. I found it all to be very valuable information for me and this class was extremely helpful in assisting me to better understand the current paradigm shift the church is going through. There are three take-a-ways in particular that helped me to better understand the post modern shift in the church and my role as a minister in this changing paradigm....   [tags: Religion]
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Napoleon Bonaparte and the Catholic Church - Tension grew between the Catholic Church and France during the French Revolution, leading to a schism, which deeply devastated the Church’s economy. Pope Pius VII and Napoleon Bonaparte came into power as the French Revolution was ending. For different reasons they both saw the importance of restoring Roman Catholicism’s position in France. The Catholic Church’s initial support of Napoleon greatly affected both parties (O’Dwyer 12-14, 43, 49). This statement has led me to ask the following question: To what extent did the support of Napoleon affect the Church’s role as a political and economic power in France....   [tags: French History ]
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The Church of Scientology: Religion Or Cult? - The church of Scientology has been the subject of controversy since its inception. Its methods and beliefs have attracted the attention of scholars from around the world. The church has been under government investigation and has endured a countless amount of lawsuits (Reitman 14). It is also a hot topic by the media with several endorsements by some of the most recognized Hollywood celebrities. However, the main topic of debate regarding the Church of Scientology is its status as a religion....   [tags: Scientology Essays]
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Puritans and the Puritan Church - The Puritans were a group of Separatists that believed the Church of England still supported some Catholic Church policies. Puritans were radical leftists that acquired a charter from the Virginia Company in 1619. This time period was significant because Charles I was the king and dismissed Parliament. Charles I also sanctioned anti- Puritan persecutions, which caused the Puritans to be afraid for their lives and religion. The Puritans did not go to America for religious freedom, but for a place to practice their own religion....   [tags: religion, american history] 499 words
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Henry VIII and the Church of England - INTRODUCTION King Henry VIII was an important figure in helping to kick start the Reformation in England, even though it was not his intent. His break with the Papacy and his constantly changing ideas on how the new Church of England should be run gave the Protestants the foothold they needed to gain popularity in Europe. Although his intentions were purely politically motivated, he started a change in the way the layman viewed the church and how it should be run. THE LIFE OF HENRY VIII Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 to the King Henry VII of England and Queen Elizabeth of York....   [tags: British History]
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The Effect of the Church in the World - There is significant debate about the effect of the church in the world. Did it really disrupt the existing social order. For many years Hans Conzelmann’s thesis that Christians are “docile subjects and trouble arises only when Jews rouse the populace with false accusations against the church” dominated scholarship. Later, Richard Cassidy (Political Issues in Luke-Acts) challenges this perspective by viewing Jesus as a “nonviolent social dissident who was … a potential danger to the Roman empire” by paralleling Jesus’ effect on Rome with Gandhi’s effect on the British empire....   [tags: Religion, Christians] 1816 words
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The Role of the Church in the Renaissance - The Christian Church was absolutely instrumental in the art of the Renaissance. It was the driving force behind every inspiration; without the Church, there would have been no art. The Church was the only institution powerful enough to be able to support the commissions of all of the artwork, and it was the only institution, in which people had enough faith and devotion to spend so much of their time and money creating pieces that—although beautiful—were not necessities. The role of religion in art actually began during the Byzantine era....   [tags: Art History Religion]
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Separation of the State and Church - The separation of the state and church refers to the distinct distance in the relationship that exists between the national state and the organized church. Although the aspect of separation between the state and the church has worked in a number of nations, the degree of separation varies depending on the valid legal policies and laws in relationship with the prevalence views on the religious aspect of the society. In most of the nations that practice such separation, there exists distinct rules and regulation between church and state....   [tags: christianity, government, America, religion]
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A Church in the Slums, A Life Changed - Certain incidents in a man’s life can change his ways forever. One of these types of instances may be a wedding, a birthday, a first-pitch, or even running in to the right person in the hallway on a given day. For me, one experience that really changed my outlook of life was my mission trip to Costa Rica back when I was in the ninth grade. In fact, this journey taught me quite a bit about what it takes to be a man of God, what a true servant looks like, that patience and humility are a perfect match, and the real joy of giving one’s time and abilities for someone else....   [tags: Personal Experience ]
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Bureaucracy and the Church of God - Max Weber, German sociologist, social theorist, and economist, explicated the theory of bureaucracy in which he details the monocratic bureaucracy “as an ideal form that maximized rationality” (Bolman & Deal, 2008, p. 48). He provided his most complete exposition of theory in his 1922 tome Economy and Society (Casey, 2004). This classic form of bureaucracy is characterized by the following (a) well-defined official functions; (b) specialization of function; (c) clearly defined hierarchy of offices; (d) rules governing performance, which require training to administer; (e) impersonal treatment of clients, in that all are treated equally; (f) merit as the basis of promotion or appointment; (g...   [tags: Religion ]
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The international church of christ - ... As mentioned previously in the Overview section of this paper, as of 2013, membership has risen to an incredible 103,000 members. Clearly the church is doing something right despite the entire journey it has taken over the last few decades.   Beliefs The International Church of Christ is considered to be an Orthodox Christian Church, aside from its requirements on baptism to be an essential part of salvation. One main belief in this church is that there is a single universal church, and that it is unbiblical to be a part of a separate, dis-unified church (International Churches of Christ [ICOC])....   [tags: thomas mckean, religious movement, cult]
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The Catholic Church's View on Contraception - Contraception is the deliberate prevention of conception or impregnation by various drugs, techniques, or devices – also more famously known as birth control. This research paper will examine the views of both the Catholic Church and the view that opposes the Catholic Church on this practice. Each view will be examined thoroughly with the reasoning behind each unique view. The Catholic Church’s view on contraception is simple. They believe that any act of sex must be both unitive and procreative Birth control, by any means or techniques will halt the procreative process and over time diminish the unity created by sex (Catechism)....   [tags: Religion]
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The Task of The Church Today - ... The justification of the sinner and his salvation is based on the penultimate. Bonhoeffer discusses penultimate under the umbrella of ethics. It is in the spirit “of moral discover that ethics: discovering right and wrong” provides the foundation of society. Ethics is at the heart of what is “morally” good and what is of “moral” value. Ethics also deals with man’s free will. This issue does not imply that free will diminishes man’s ability to effectively distinguish between good and bad. Without free will it means that our actions are predetermined and in essence; we are not making our own choices....   [tags: discipleship and mission, christianity]
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The Origins Of The Church Of Scientology - During the dawn of the mid 20th century a new idea began to formulate within the mind of L. Ron Hubbard that would later give birth to what is known today as one of the fastest growing religions of the 21st century; this controversial religion is called Scientology. Scientology has acquired many individuals from all walks of life, ethnicities, and International regions of the world into its membership. According to the New Oxford American Dictionary the definition of Scientology is “a religious system based on the seeking of self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment through graded courses of study and training.” In addition, Scientology claims to comprise the remedies used to deliver people...   [tags: Religion Scientology]
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The African Methodist Episcopal Church - The African Methodist Episcopal Church also known as the AME Church, represents a long history of people going from struggles to success, from embarrassment to pride, from slaves to free. It is my intention to prove that the name African Methodist Episcopal represents equality and freedom to worship God, no matter what color skin a person was blessed to be born with. The thesis is this: While both Whites and Africans believed in the worship of God, whites believed in the oppression of the Africans’ freedom to serve God in their own way, blacks defended their own right to worship by the development of their own church....   [tags: Religion] 2467 words
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Contraception and the Catholic Church - The issue of birth control remains one of the most controversial issues within the Catholic Church dividing members at all levels including the clergy. The Roman Catholic Church for the past 2000 years has been a major opponent of artificial birth control (BBC). Pope Paul VI made a clear declaration on the use of birth control when he wrote ‘the Encyclical Letter ‘Human Vitae’ on July 25, 1968 which banned Catholics from using contraceptives (Pope VI). These important declarations demonstrate the power of the Papacy to shape public policy on matters relating to human health and reproduction on a global level....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Worship in the Western Church - I. Introduction. Worship is something a lot of us do without giving it much thought. Even worship planners don’t always give it the thought it needs or deserves. How does what we do in worship connect us to God. How does what we do retell and remember the mighty deeds of God. In our market driven society where the consumer is king, worship has became a smorgasbord with a little of ‘that’ and some of ‘this.’ In our drive to get people in the doors of our churches we have allowed the consumer mentality determine the content of worship....   [tags: Christianity] 1448 words
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Corruption of the Catholic Church - Why is the Catholic Church so corrupt in its teaching. They have found ways to control the knowledge that their followers contemplate on. The control of knowledge and power is the foundation for every successful religious organization. The Catholic Church have acquired this power through strategic control on the mind of its follower. The Catholic Church propagate their ideals as righteous in order to be accepted; for without this acceptance, they are faced with the task of initiating this power through force....   [tags: Religion, God, Beliefs]
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The Importance of Attending Church - Church Why anybody would want to go through life without knowing and understanding their purpose is beyond me, as is the case for hundreds of millions of people around the world. How is it that Christianity has become the largest religion in the world. It didn't draw upon the souls of millions because of its grandeur, but because of it appealed to something that billions around the wold struggle with. It proposed an answer to many of our lives problems. The church is open to any and all who are willing, and offer a place to discover the purpose in life, and develop a sense of self-worth and appreciation, which will then teach you how to live a fulfilling life....   [tags: religion, christianity] 1164 words
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Keys to a Healthy Church - Keys to a Healthy Church Jesus First Around 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ of Nazareth came to this earth and dwelt among man. His life, death and teachings leave the ideal model in attaining a healthy prayer life, first class leadership, inseparable community and worldwide missions. Although the activities listed are all great and desirous church goals, something greater is needed. True health, on a corporate and individual basis, can only come from an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ....   [tags: Religion Christianity]
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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church - In recent years, the issue of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion (“Lambeth Conferences”). The argument over homosexuality was discussed predominately as a communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference, and it was concluded that homosexual practice was “incompatible with scripture” (“Lambeth Conferences”)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1991 words
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The Relationship Between State and Church - Every person has the human right to engage in worship during public forums. Thus every person has the right to pray in school. When prayer was still allowed in school crime was at a low rate. Basically there was less crime everywhere. We consider the good ole' days when basic morals were taught at home. When the difference between right and wrong was enforced. When family and religion was considered the most valuable and precious things to have. Now look at the mess we have created. Children look up to their parents, and when parents don't enforce values at home, they seek to learn elsewhere....   [tags: Government]
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Separation of Church and State - Separation of Church and State should not be judged based on ones religion, in fact it should not even matter what religion you are as long as it does not invade on other peoples rights. In the Yahoo. News article written by Lee-Anne Goodman, entitled Santorum says he doesn't believe in separation of Church and State, Republican Rick Santorum was interviewed for his response on John F. Kennedy’s speech on Separation of Church and State in 1960. Santorum, a Catholic, has been very open about the role of religion in his life and in his political beliefs....   [tags: religion, state]
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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church - In recent years the topic of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion(wiki). The argument over homosexuality was predominately discussed as communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference(gays and the future of Ang), and it was concluded that homosexual practice was " incompatible with scripture." Whether locally or globally debates typically arise around the issue of whe...   [tags: Religion, argumentative, persuasive]
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History of The Methodist Church - The Methodist Church The Lee family arrived in the United States approximately around 1748 or 1750. The Lee family would play significant role in the transformation of this country as time went on. During the Second Great Awaking there were many social issues that developed during this era. One of the social issues that resulted from the Second Great Awakening was arrival of the Methodist Church to the United States in 1768 and the rapid growth of the Methodist church. This became a problem for the Methodist Church due to the fact that there were not enough preachers to meet the demand....   [tags: Religion] 1259 words
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Separtion of Church and State - The Constitution of the United States was written to give citizens certain privileges and rights in the way of free thought and freedom. The Establishment Clause was one way that civilians were protecting religious liberty by the separation of church and state. Within our political and school systems there have been a number of controversial issues to include religious holidays, school prayer, teaching evolution and aid to church based schools. The Supreme Court has ruled in many cases in regards to these religious controversial issues....   [tags: Religion]
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Transformational Leadership in the Church - Transformation. Transformation is defined as “Moving a shape so that it is in a different position, but still has the same size, area, angles and line lengths.” (mathisfun) In the Meriiam-Webster dictionary it is defined as “to change something completely and usually in a good way.” Transformation happens everyday, through the transforming of attitude, villages, Countries, and lives. One of the biggest transformations is the Transformation of character. Character changes can affect everything around us....   [tags: transformational leadership]
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Seperation of Church and State - The United States is a notoriously religious country by nature. Two very prominent topics in U.S citizens day to day lives are their political and religious beliefs and over the course of the past hundred plus years the two seem to have become inseparable. The struggle of religion in politics has been a hot debate for centuries. Presidents and politicians alike have been preying on people’s religious beliefs for votes for as long as time can tell. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, “Throughout the nation’s history, political and social movements- from abortion to women’s suffrage to civil rights- have drawn upon religious institutions for moral authority, inspirational l...   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Separation of Church and State - Introduction Separation of Church and state has been a topic seen by the Supreme Court over the past 150+ years. Our countries religious freedoms and how it’s interpreted have been debated by both sides with reasonable argument. The framers of our federal government had laid down a series of guidelines for a free and prosperous society. One of the most controversial clauses in the First Amendment of our Constitution where it states that no law will endorse a religion or prohibit the rights of the people to exercise their religious rights has been part of a national debate since the First Congress was in session....   [tags: Government]
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