They are like those people in real life who ‘project,’ ascribing fictitious personalities to those whom they meet and live with” (Fletcher 35). Dante and Bunyan’s characters, through their names, c... ... middle of paper ... ...pict some aspect of their future character. The most striking example of naming in the Bible is the name of Jesus or Immanuel, which means God with us. Authors also use naming to direct readers’ attention to a certain aspect of that character. They often use this tactic in allegory, saying one thing and meaning another.
As a result the character in question k... ... middle of paper ... ...ng a belief in Christ. Dostoevsky also uses his characters to describe the mental suffering and questioning that realizing the truth of Jesus Christ caused him. Dostoevsky projected his own inner turmoil and his doubting faith into his characters to "...achieve a kind of catharsis..." and perhaps prevent himself from going mad (Lavrin 974). In the game of literary composition, Fyodor Dostoevsky is still one of the most talented and respected players. His works are still highly regarded by all readers, including literary critics and scholars.
Christ dies to grant the redemption for the New Testament in the midst “Of thieves and murderers” (13). Extended metaphors compare the poem to religious references to lead into the conclusion, which relates to a Christian myth. The “tenant” (1) is anyone of us, “Lord” (1) is God, “make a suit” (3) to a redemption for a new contract, “new small-rented lease” (4) to the New Testament, and the “old” (4) lease is the Old Testament. With the extended metaphors, the poem can be understood as another message: only through the Crucifixion that we gain redemption for our sins and the New Testament. The numerous diction relating to God, such as the capitalized He/Him and “heaven”, further indicate that the landlord symbolizes God (5).
The author highlights a number of sermons that were directed at thwarting the cruelties of the Roman Catholic Church and its popish atrocities. These sermons also glorified the Anglican denomination above the Catholic Church. Bowden further illustrates how the image of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot has moved from the spiritual perspective into the temporal world. Bowden uses earlier literatures like Sterne’s sermon on the inauguration of the then King, which traces the path of Christianity in Britain and the history of the nation as well. This history begins with the work of the earlier Christian missionaries who came to deliver the nation from darkness and idolatry.
Martin Luther’s (1483-1546) actions and teachings have had a profound influence on Christian faith. His crucial decision to go on a pilgrimage to Rome (1510) enabled him to witness and act against the objectionable corruption of the Catholic Church. Luther’s teachings developed through his work at Wittenburg University where his revolutionary theology evolved from the examination of the New Testament. On 31 October 1517 Martin Luther posted the controversial 95 Thesis, condemning the corruption of the Church and sharing his beliefs and ideas such as the 5 solas. Luther started a religious revolution that resulted in the formation of a new variant of Christianity that had changes to the expression of faith and key beliefs.
Dostoevsky in his book of “Brothers Karamozov” puts the legend of “Grand Inquisitor”. This part of book contains deep philosophical meaning which can be interpreted in variety of ways. Dostoevsky represents Ivan, one of the brothers Karamazov, as the author of this poem. The further development of the poem is linked with Ivan’s view consisting that God created an absurd order of human life where no place for human. Christ brought his doctrine to the world.
Also there was a scene where Cardinal Cajetan showed Aleander statues of the prior popes and told him of their real personalties, like how Pope Alexander VI had wives and mistresses even though it is against their religion for holy men to marry nevertheless cheat. The movie Luther provides an exceptional visual biography of the life of Martin Luther. The political, economical, and social issues addressed in this movie pertain to the current and previous chapters discussed in class. The ideas of Luther challenged the Catholic religion and ultimately led to the Protestant Reformation.
The Lost Letters of Pergamum, by Bruce W. Longnecker, is a story of letters being exchanged between characters Antipas and Luke. Antipas is a civic leader of Rome and Luke is the writer of the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. This book was written to give the modern reader a glimpse into the context of Christianity and the first century church. Longnecker conveys the life of Christ through the letters and the effects of his life on the culture. Throughout the book we see clear differences between the Roman Empire and Christianity and by the end of the letters we witness Antipas go through a dramatic change in heart and character.
However, Ehret argued of Catholic backlash toward dome of the Nazi racial policy which the Catholic Church viewed as a Pagan belief system. This is seen when the Church protests the racial ideas presented in Alfred Rosenberg’s The Myth of the Twentieth Century. Rosenberg argued that race needed to replace religious institutions such as Christianity and Judaism. Some of the response included Joseph Teusch’s Katechimuswahrheiten which was a pamphlet that tried to warn Catholics of the Nazis’ racial ideas. Ehret comments that this strong backlash to the idea of race over religion according to some historians was in a way which Catholics were standing up for the Jews.
Ironically, the Jews rejection of Jesus as Messiah was the catalyst for the leaders of the church to take the message to the Gentiles. This growing movement threatened the foundation of the Roman Empire. Although controversial, the Bible is used as a primary source document to understand the beliefs and customs of Judaism and Christianity. For the majority of Christians, the Bible is seen as historically accurate and is fundamental to their faith. The difficulties that the early church faced such as racism, tradition, and immorality are the same struggles we face today.