Dostoyevsky’s parental figures serve as the two ends of the spectrum of behavior. One parent is dedicated and pious, and the other is an irresponsible drunk. Although Dostoyevsky did lose his faith in the Church for a while, but his belief re-emerged after he spent some time in prison. In the Novel The Brothers Karamzov, Dostoyevesky has both characters that are righteous, and those that are not. The characters Alyosha and Father Zosima are examples of the Christian purists.
However, it was not until his compulsory army service that Dostoyevsky's faith began to blossom. In the army, Dostoyevsky met a fellow officer and devout Christian named Baron von Vrangel, who befriended the still young Dostoevesky and helped him re-discover the Christian faith (Frank 4). Although a professing Christian for the rest of his life, Dostoyevsky was not a "plaster saint." (Until he died, he was plagued by doubts and a passion for gambling.) Instead, Dostoyevsky understood, perhaps better than any other great Christian author, that his faith was created and sustained by one thing only: the grace of God.
Lewis took his Christian beliefs and turned it into his own story to teach others about God. C. S. Lewis life before this is what influenced him to write the Narnia Chronicles. He served in the army in WWI and was an atheist for most of his life. It wasn’t till later that C. S. Lewis converted to Christianity. C. S. was a honest and open person that likes to express his beliefs and mistakes to others.
Even though the world is changing fast and lost a lot of things, if people understand the Baptism of Baptist, they can make a successful life in the Crist who died instead of us. Through the study, I realized that proclamation of the gospel has the power to heal my broken heart through frustrated my vision about baptism. When I proclaim His glory with does Baptism, I should feel that God still works for me. In fact, I have no power to handle my problems or adversities, but the power of the proclamation of the Gospel is always strong and sure for me.
His journey to freedom and redemption was one that could only have been made alone. To get where Fredrick finds himself he must have been able to think deeply, consciously, and with a full heart. This is because one false move could have gotten him beaten or even killed. On his journey Fredrick does show us that his better understanding of Christianity helps him with his fight for freedom. Fredrick wrote: “I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs” (“Category Archives: B. R. Ambedkar Quotes.”).
He grew up as a baptized Calvinist in the Dutch Reformed Church. His parents trained him to obey God at all times, even if God’s commands seem unjust and cruel. However, he quickly turned against his faith after his father died. During his travels, he witnessed diseases, catastrophes, and hatred throughou... ... middle of paper ... ...elville’s negative experiences with the teachings of Christianity and those who claimed to be Christians definitely influenced his writing in Moby Dick. Instead of just coming out and bashing God and Christianity directly, he uses the characters in his novel to get his point across.
In Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe has a gradual moral approach.At first he is not a religious man but with some ... ... middle of paper ... ...ations.Most importantly, from his thoguhtful reflection emerges appreciation for God that provides him with spiritual sustenance through all his days. Crusoe develops a keen ingenuity and, most important, returns to the Protestant religion he had spurned in going to sea.In Moll Flanders , her immoral actions have no real consequences, and the narrative tends to excuse her behavior by referring it to material necessity. The book therefore generates a conflict between an absolute Christian morality on the one hand, and the conditional ethics of measurement and pragmatism that govern the business world, as well as the human struggle for survival, on the other. Works Cited Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders.
This will guide you to a stronger belief in God. Like Saint Augustine all his sins made him praise to God who mercifully directed his path and brought him out of misery and error. Overall, he wants his audience to believe that God is the creator of everything and most importantly the savior in all of us. However, times have changed and that the confession was written a long time ago. Nowadays many people don’t have a religion because people are more open with their feelings.
(Migliore 128) This view paints God as the punisher to both the wicked and the righteous, and that suffering is the result of one’s own actions. This argument sees the relationship between sin and suffering far too simply. Although, there is some Biblical support for this view in the old testament, it does not mirror the character of God revealed in Jesus Christ. The third argument proclaims suffering as something that turns us to God and helps to cultivate our hope for eternal life. (Migliore 128) This view teaches that Christians are supposed to encounter suffering as an opportunity to glorify God.
I then discovered that throughout the years Solzhenitsyn spent in the detention camps and exile, his view began to change. He no longer agreed with Russia's communist ways (Grossman). Solzhenitsyn was now a firm believer in Christianity (Grossman). This was the first piece of information that led me to believe that Solzhenitsyn spoke from a Christian standpoint during his speech. After learning about Solzhenitsyn's past and new-found faith, I then wanted to learn about his education and any credentials he may have that would qualify him to give the address “Men Have Forgotten God.” I... ... middle of paper ... ...fend their faith.