Many within both the evangelical and non-religious world seem to be offended at such a thought as this. Half offended that the story of the gospel could be hidden within the confines of a book of witchcraft, the other half offended that a book of witchcraft and wizarding could carry a Christian message. Yet to Rowling herself the Christian themes seem to be quite obvious. Whatever party one may find stand in, it is clear the Harry Potter series is a Christian work, because of JK Rowling’s deliberate use of Gospel themes, biblical references, and biblically allegorical figures placed throughout the books. When asking whether the Harry Potter series is a Christian work or not it is important to clarify what exactly the determining factors are that deem something a Christian work.
If the study of literature shows nothing else, it shows that every author, consciously or subconsciously, creates his (or her) work after his (or her) own worldview. Tolkien is no exception. "I am a Christian..." he writes(1), and his book shows it. Christianity appears not as allegory--Tolkien despises that(2)--nor as analogy, but as deep under girding presuppositions, similarities of pattern, and shared symbols. That there should be similarities between the presuppositions of of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's Catholic faith is to be expected given Tolkien's own views on Christianity and myth.
Scientists have tried to explain events that took place in biblical times. They have devised their own theories to explain miraculous events in an attempt to play down many of the spectacular situations that occurred. One of the Ten Commandments teaches Christians not to kill: ‘you shall not murder (exodus 20:13)’, this particular teaching still applies today and so is a part of the Bible that is very relevant for Christians living nowadays. The Bible has to be relevant because it is the foundation of the faith. In the beginning God created heavens and earth (Genesis 1:1).
In conclusion, we see that the novel The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan conveys the message that justification and salvation can be granted through faith alone, and works are inconsequential. This is his basic position on Christianity. This concept is reiterated numerous times throughout the novel, as in the examples of Mr. Worldly-Wiseman, By-ends, and Ignorance. What practical application does this have for us today? Bunyan's belief in accordance with Luther may well have helped pave the way for the doctrines of many mainstream Christian religions today.
This reading is not incorrect, but a new reading will show that it is incomplete. In the new and more complete reading, the wanderings of the thane become an extended metaphor for the pagan society's members' search for a valid opinion about the fate of traditional Anglo-Saxon culture, brought about by the introduction of Christian culture. Not only is this new reading available, but it actually becomes necessary when the text is examined carefully. For example, the function of the narrator is unclear in the traditional reading. The narrator's appearance is very brief.
With that in mind, it is important for the purpose of the text because it not only gives an anecdote, but it creates this narrative that becomes intertwined possibly with other texts of God and Christian as well as Pagan beliefs of the time and creates a new form of views. God was depicted as the rood since there was no image of him, I assume, which for Christianity it was simple to put the power onto this talking rood that delivered a message that is meant to be spread. From lines 28 to 30 it has a creeping effect onto the reader’s emotions, and this is done through the events that are happening to this rood, told by it sounds to me sacrificial since it was it, or he who was chosen out of the rest of the trees that were. Similarly, this same idea can be said about the dreamer, he out of everyone else was chosen to have the dream or vision. That is to say that maybe it will happen to those who are listening to the work.
He was a Danish philosopher, literary figure, and ardent Christian living in the 19th century. As was mentioned above, his self-proclaimed intent was to examine what it means to be a Christian and how precisely to become one. Hence all of Kierkegaard's works (Either/Or; A Sickness Unto Death; Concluding Unscientific Postscript; Fear and Trembling being among the most notable) have a decidedly religious flavor to them. For his ada... ... middle of paper ... ...genstein had at least read some of Kierkegaard's work, but nothing to indicate he appreciated anything more than its religious content. Regardless of possible influence, these philosophers' works exhibit so many parallels that an understanding of one should greatly help in understanding another.
This may have little effect on changing the meaning of the lesson, however it illustrates the fact that Mark was trying to author a "readable" story for people, rather than a book of facts. The best example would be in Mark 10:17-31 (Jesus Counsel to the Rich) & (Parable of The Camel and the Eye of a Needle). It is doubtful that these things happened at the same time; however, they are GREY in The Five Gospels anyway ... and probably didn't happen as Mark describes. This brings us to Mark's writing style. Mark seems to "tack-on" sentences to Jesus' teachings to make them more "Christian."
J.R.R Tolkien tells a story portrayed in a fantasy world that has deep roots into Christianity. No matter how hard some people fight, the key points and striking symbolism has its beginnings in the Bible. Yes you do see wizards, orcs, ents, and magic but don’t take that for face value. This is a story in which you have to remove the fantasy façade in order to get the true meaning of what the story teller wants you to know.
Such a large great amazing story background is there for the Christian belief. On the other hand Power of Now deals and make all this to simple thinking and illusion Human life just make many assumptions he is lonely in the behave of their thoughts. The philosopher Descartes believed that he had found that he had found the most fundamental truth when he made his famous Statement... ... middle of paper ... ...lectual problems. But they may remain practicing members of a Christian community and in some sense “accept “or “go along with” orthodox doctrine because of what they worship god. Christian culture is strongly based on Jesus Christ.