He... ... middle of paper ... ...aul II had a different way of leading he was strong and spoke his mind on issues involving the world and church. Pope John XXIII did not get to see his impact on the church. He started to get the ball rolling by calling for Vatican II. Unlike Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II had a direct impact on the church by going out into the world and seeing the impact he had on it. Both ways of their very different styles of leadership worked because they both followed Lowney’s Four Pillars: Understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, values and world view, Confidently innovating and adapting to embrace a changing world, Engaging others in a positive, loving attitude, and Energizing oneself and others with heroic ambition.
Luther’s methods were based on his personal growth with God and changin... ... middle of paper ... ...as political and civil. He wanted to reach out to society’s believers and the government. Being spawned from law and politics, Calvin wanted to reach to those in his position, helping those who felt tapered down to the Roman Catholic Church a refreshing faithful savior. He also wanted to rise against the council, intending to water-down their perception of authority in the public eye. Luther and Calvin represent a large range of the break from the Roman Catholic Church into an Age of Reformation.
The Concept of Church, Faith, and Prayer in Catholicism There is no doubt that the fundamental idea of Church, faith, and prayer lived by the early Christian, needs to be rediscovered among many contemporary Christians. The conviction that the apostles had to preach the Gospel of Jesus certainly was aided by their idea of Church, faith, and prayer. In his book “Catholicism: A Journey to the Heat of the Faith”, Father Robert Barron tries to revive the idea of Catholicism that seems to weaken and lose its real sense. With my understanding of Church, faith, and prayer, I argue that because of the lack of understanding about Catholicism that exist today in our midst, many people fall short about what Catholicism really means. However, it is not my intention to answer this question.
The main tenets of Roman Catholicism come from the New Testament: and say that God entered the world through incarnation of his son, Christ, or Jesus of Nazareth. Roman Catholics also attach a high importance to baptism, Eucharistic traditions, marriage, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to not cite all of them. Through their lives, roman Catholics live with the strong belief that “we were all created through God’s image”: which means that we were all created for a reason, and differently for a reason as well. The main belief revolves around the idea that we may all different but we are all equal in front of God’s eyes. Tolerance and love are two other main elements of
Catholicism, which stems from Christianity, has adapted the Old and New Testament to their faith. Jesus began his mission advocating for stewardship of the earth. The Bible reflects those teaching methods Jesus used like metaphorical or allegorical stories, which are known as parables in the religious community. Jesus established a community transgressed by pacifism for the promotion of peace. The Bible changes the world because it has a lasting effect on the people who try to live their lives’ by it.
In the Catholic perspective, “the elect live ‘in Christ,’ but they retain, or rather find, their true identity, their own name” (CCC 1025). In the novel, while Augustus is speaking to Hazel, he says, “Don’t tell me you’re one of those people who becomes their disease” (Green 32). This proves that Augustus has already found his true identity as he looks down upon people “who become their disease”, he does not let cancer define who he is. Also, many followers of Christ, “Identity is the distinguishing character of a person, and it is determined by the moral ... ... middle of paper ... ...el to fulfill her goal more easily, proves that the Catholic concept of the just person is present in The Fault in Our Stars. In conclusion, due to the theme of identity and the common good, the novel The Fault in Our Stars connects to the Catholic concepts of human dignity and the just person.
The suffering of Jesus supports us through our own suffering, as we know we are not alone, Jesus suffered too. The death of Jesus tells us of our responsibilities, we too must 'endure our crosses' and face our responsibilities as Jesus did. Sacrifice and suffering are part of the pattern of Christian life, of God's plan, taking up our crosses will help us become better Christians and help us grow in faith. We should not despair in times of suffering but turn and pray to God as Jesus did in Gethsemane, when he cried out, "Abba, Father take this cup away
In addition to this, the Church restricted modernist thoughts due to the belief that new theologies would threaten the power and authority of the Church, but ... ... middle of paper ... ...e and secure atmosphere for all Christian adherents. Furthermore, the renewal and rejuvenation of the Catholic Church makes Pope John a major reformer of the 20th century and a significantly large influencer during his time. He made universal and worldwide impacts to religious adherents by reforming and revitalizing the Christian traditions through achieving ressourcement, aggiornamento. In addition, his passion for unity amongst Christian faiths and interfaith dialogue, world peace and economic justice also furthered his impact not only within the Catholic Church but also in other Christian denominations. Moreover, in the short time of Pope John’s authority and power within the Catholic Church, the contributions and achievements he made had a substantially large impact to the Christian traditions as he brought the Catholic Church into the modern era,
“Radical contemporary theologians states, salvation is not limited to the church, to Christianity, or to Christ. All religions have equal rights for they hold an equal claim to religious truth (15).” This statement becomes one of the first issues Christian believer’s faces when witnessing God’s plan for redemption in the world. It has become evident across this nation that relativism and pluralism has taken root not only in the contemporary churches but in the traditional churches as well. Pastors are continually approached by parishioners who have heard the false teachings about how one can find Jesus through other avenues. Seeker sensitive rhetoric has destroyed the doctrinal fibers of modern church.
As Jesus told the Pharisees, He will drive out the demons and that the kingdom of God would be near. For instance, Mark... ... middle of paper ... ...heir own problems. Therefore I think that integrating this kingdom view into our churches helps creates a new community that reaches out to others who are in need which in return helps fight the apathy that can be found in Christianity in America. Works Cited Beach, Mark The Kingdom of God: A Brief exposition and its meanings, Mid-America Journal of Theology:23 2012, p 53-76 Shane Claiborne, Scott Bessenecker, Jonathon Hargrove, Living Mission: The vision and Voices of New Friar, Intervarsity Press, IL: Downers Grove, 2010 Cray, Graham Fresh Expressions of Church and the Kingdom of God, Cantebury Press, UK: Norwich, 2012 Bunkowske, Eugene How does God build His Kingdom? A case study approach Missio Apostolica 20 no 1 My 2012: p 30-50 Bosch, David Transforming Missions: Paradigm shifts in Theology of Missions, Orbis Books, NY: Maryknoll, 2012