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The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism

- The Poisonwood Bible as a Catalog of Romanticism        In The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, the romantic standards that are associated with literature during the American Renaissance are evident. This popular novel, a New York Times Bestseller, embodies the concept of Romanticism with its gothic darkness, themes of loss and nostalgia, and a strong captivity narrative. The presence of a wise child and recurring double language are essential to the plot of the story. Nathan Price's misguided mission to save souls in the Congo is transformed into an evil that invades a type of Paradise and so, the reader realizes immediately that this twisted attempt to Christianize the savages...   [tags: Poisonwood Bible Essays]

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Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible

- Faith in Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible Throughout the Poisonwood Bible, Kingsolver utilizes the experience of the Congo to enhance and rediscover the faith of three of the Price daughters. At the age of fifteen, Rachel, the Price's oldest child, reveals her true beliefs of her religion through her petulant remarks of the Congo. During her stay in Africa, Rachel only talks of possessions she left behind. Rachel misses items such as toilet paper and sets of clean clothes. She, however, doesn't mention the bible in the list of items she longs for....   [tags: Kingsolver Poisonwood Bible]

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Interpretation of "The Poisonwood Bible" in the Humanities

- Since its 1998 publication, The Poisonwood Bible has primarily been seen as a statement against American exceptionalism. Upon analyzing the novel it is obvious that subjects such as imperialism, religion, the burden of guilt, and the use of, or lack thereof, voices, contribute to multiple points and themes found in the novel. In Susan Strehle’s current article on American exceptionalism explicitly relating to The Poisonwood Bible, she manipulates the topics and themes found in the novel to support her opinion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

- Explication of theme: The Poisonwood Bible exemplifies the importance of language, especially foreign languages. It is fairly obvious that language plays a role in this work- an English-speaking white Christian family moves to a rich, multicultural society. This new society has picked up on “easy” English phrases, but also speaks French, and its native African languages. Language can be seen as not only a sign of knowledge and scholarship, but a sign of close or open-mindedness. Language is associated with imperialism (especially in this novel, and especially relating to the United States)....   [tags: Importance of Language, Literary Analysis]

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The Poisonwood Bible by Nathan Price

- ... The story reads, “Women are expected to wear just one style of garment and no other. But the men, now that is a course of different color” (44). By this, Rachel is explaining how the men in the Congo get to wear whatever they want to wear, whereas the women are segregated and made to wear the same thing every single day. In the novel, Orleanna says, “I was his instrument, his animal. Nothing more. How we wives and mothers do perish at the hands of our own righteousness” (89). Orleanna is stating that she is a like a slave to her husband and must drop everything for him....   [tags: congo, feminist characteristics]

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

- ... She never truly comes to terms with it and gains exponentially more regrets as she ages. Leah shows an example of someone unable to let go, who instead carries the guilt and lets it eat away at her. Because she was never able to come to terms with any of the past events, her soul will forever be burdened. Forgiveness of one’s self is freeing but first one must accept that the past is irreversible. Another way to deal with one’s past regrets is to find ways to cooperate, such as searching for logical explanations and finding peace in logic instead of letting feelings take over....   [tags: repressing memory, past regret]

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Nathan Price: The Poisonwood Bible

- The Poisonwood Bible is the story of an evangelical Baptist preacher named Nathan Price who uproots his wife and four daughters from the modern culture of America and moves them to the Kilanga Village in the Belgian Congo as missionaries. He is bullheaded and obstinate in all his ways. His approach is inflexible, unsympathetic, and unaccepting of the culture and customs of the people of Kilanga. Nathan Price exemplifies the words of Romans 2:4 that says, “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” He did not share the goodness of God, but sought to spread his uncompromising pious agenda....   [tags: god, modern culture, pious agenda]

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The Poisonwood Bible and the Life of Barbara Kingsolver

- Humans have the unique ability to create artwork. Be that in the form of a painting, musical composition, or work of fiction, creativity is the ability to rearrange available materials to create something unique and innovative. Many writers view writing as a way to express their deepest ideas and emotions creatively. American journalist Earnest Hemmingway believed that “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writers often will use their own life experiences to re-experience important parts of their lives and translate it into a story to share with the world....   [tags: literary and biographical analysis]

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Oppression of Imperialism in Poisonwood Bible and Heart of Darkness

- Imperialism has been a constant oppressive force upon societies dating back hundreds of years. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, illustrates this oppression by providing an instance of its occurrence in the Congo of Africa, while simultaneously setting the stage for The Poisonwood Bible, which is essentially the continuation of the story. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, demonstrates how the Congo is still affected by modern circumstances and ideology. Conrad’s novella acts as a sort of precursor to the events later depicted in Kingsolver’s novel, and this very connection between the stories illustrates the perpetual oppression of imperialism....   [tags: joseph conrad]

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Forgive and Forget in The Poisonwood Bible by Nathan Price

- ... This is what leads him to Kilanga, willingly putting his family in danger to spread the name of the lord, in hope of redemption. Nathan’s guilt at having escaped the Bataan death march has twisted his belief in God, he sees God as one who punishes and rewards strictly on the basis of merit. He lives trying to earn his, by pushing the teaching of Christianity to the Congolese. Nathan masks his cowardice using a sort of “divine right”. He uses god to justify every decision he makes, disregarding anyone elses opinion....   [tags: adah, leah, guilt]

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Theme Analysis of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver

- In the book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbra Kingsolver, she uses motifs and themes such as issues over the western control, religion, and the death and force of nature. In literature authors use themes as a message to create points that will help make the big picture complete. Kingsolver is using multiple themes to connect what she is portraying from her writing to the reader. These themes come in different variations, but help us understand the core of the novel and get the real meaning on what it is about....   [tags: religion, western, nature]

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Poisonwood Bible

- Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many well-written pieces of literature including The Poisonwood Bible. This novel explores the beauty and hardships that exist in the Belgian Congo in 1959. Told by the wife and four daughters of a fierce Baptist, Nathan Price, Kingsolver clearly captures the realities this family and mission went through during their move to the Congo. The four daughters were raised in Atlanta Georgia in the 1950’s therefore entering the Congo with preconceived racial beliefs, and a very different way of life than they would soon experience....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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To what extent is Cultural Arrogance a driving force of conflict in The Poisonwood Bible?

- The Poisonwood Bible is a novel written by Barbara Kingsolver, portraying the life of the Price family, coming from Georgia to the Congo as a missionary family. By analyzing the cultural arrogance Kingsolver includes in the novel, it is possible to understand the many compositions the bring books, in relation to how the people live in comparison to different geographical and economical locations of the country, why certain things are necessary to happen and the relation of nature and man. Analyzing the cultural arrogance allows the readers to understand the two major perspectives in the book, and how they interact with each other....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, Congo, man vs nature]

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The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

- What Is The True Religion. The realities of Congo rescued her from the mental enslavement of her father, Nathan Price. Nathan, a Baptist evangelist journeyed with his four daughters and wife to the Belgian Congo with his mission to save the unenlightened souls of the Congolese people. His aim was to accomplish this through his strict biblical sanctions and his firm belief in his Christian faith. As a child who respects their parents' religion and belief, Leah was compassionate and genuine about her father's faith and his outlook on life....   [tags: American Literature]

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Kingsolver’s Portrayal of Christianity in The Poisonwood Bible

- Kingsolver’s Portrayal of Christianity in The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver’s concern with Christianity is evident in the very title of The Poisonwood Bible. She uses ‘books’ to divide the novel into sections, which, with names like Genesis and The Revelation, reflect the books of the Bible. As the novel progresses, the structure deviates from that of its biblical namesakes: there is a shift in order - Exodus is placed centrally - and new books with titles such as The Eyes in the Trees are introduced (Kingsolver’s own appellations)....   [tags: English Literature]

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Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees

- Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees        The etymological relationship between "father" and "homeland" goes back to the Latin words for both: pater (father) and patria (country). Fatherland, Vaterland, patrie... all these words meaning "home country" bring to mind fatherly images. Likewise, the words "patriot" and "patriotic" echo "patriarch", or the grandfatherly head of a family or clan. The drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are lovingly known as the "founding fathers"; first president George Washington is called the "father of our country"....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Griffin's Black Like Me and Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible

-     John Howard Griffin's novel, Black Like Me, and Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Poisonwood Bible, describe journeys made by white Americans into black societies in the early 1960's. Griffin, a white journalist for Sepia magazine, took medication to darken his skin and entered the United States' Deep South to experience the plight of African Americans (Bain 195). His book is a true account of his experiences as a black man. Kingsolver writes of a man who, in many ways, made a similar journey....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Africa Turns The Lives Of A Family Upside Down

- Many cultures make clear distinctions between the social status of males and females. In most places, the man is the one who carries leadership roles and the woman is the one who supports the man, but even so, the future is not always guaranteed. The woman will always have a little bit of want for freedom and need for acknowledgement within her heart. In Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, Nathan Price, the male authority figure of the household, limits the Price women’s ability to aim for higher goals in life, which includes a better living environment and education....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible]

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The Economic Impacts of The European Colonization of The Congo

- The Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the leading nations in the world 22,000 years ago in the field of science and inventions. In the 1950’s, a Belgian archeologist, Prof. J. de Heinzelin, found a 10-cm long bone in Ishango village, near the current border between the Congo and Uganda. Heinzelin noticed patterns on the Ishango bone; he concluded later that the essential use of the prehistoric device was to do arithmetic calculations used as a calculator and a calendar (Pletser 1). The Ishango Bones, though basic, indicate a form of advanced knowledge in mathematics and astronomy the Congolese had 220 centuries ago....   [tags: The Poisonwood Bible]

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The Path of the Redeemed

- The path of redemption and salvation presents itself with a different meaning for each character of The Poisonwood Bible. Their process of redeeming or deliverance from destruction shows itself in unique ways with all the characters. On a level it is the story of a family torn apart by the quest of “a man driven by guilt to save those unable to save themselves.” (Ender, Samantha) However after looking more closely at the characters within the family the realization that the children each represent multiple aspects of this “guilt driven man” and as the reader sees them change and grow the image of the changing points in his life....   [tags: The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver]

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Cultural Morality: Comparative Analysis between a Fine Balance and the Poisionwood Bible

- ... Ruth May, young and oblivious, believes that everything her father did was right, however it is not entirely her fault, much like most people who are ignorant towards the issues of ethnocentrism. In conclusion, Ruth May faces death for het ignorance. Ruth May doesn't avoid the snakes as one who is familiar with the environment normally would, Kingsolver is clearly implying how destructive it can be to use ones beliefs in another cultural setting. At first, Leah trusted everything her father said, but towards the end she recognizes the imperfections in his system....   [tags: principle, relativism, religion, moral, idea]

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The And Of The Bible

- It has always been much speculated, and little doubt exists that the bible was not the work of any single author, but a collection of anecdotes by many. Jews and Christians in their millions believe that the holy texts came directly from god, Hebrews certain that the Pentateuch or Five Books of Moses, ot the Torah is none other than godâs word, even though modern theologians concede that the whole was written by many, who preached diverse ideologies, linguistic styles and indeed a whole range of names for God as they saw the deity....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Criticism of the Bible]

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Love In The Bible

- What then is love. Over the years, society has pondered this question only to arrive to different answers. Who then deserves to be love. Some people love only those who are easy to love. Others, love people who they know will reciprocate their love. According Eagle Vision Ministry, there are different kinds of love: Storge love (love of a parent to child), Eros love (physical love), Phileo love (friendship love), and Agape love (God’s love). Agape love is a unique love that has nothing to do with emotional attachments....   [tags: The Bible]

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The Hebrew Bible And The Bible

- The Hebrew Bible contains conflicting and insufficient information, which impacts my views about what the Hebrew Bible says and what the Bible means. It has multiple dimensions. It is evident that various scriptures in the Hebrew Bible do not say what it means, nor does it mean what it says. “Ultimately it 's going to take some detective work in an effort to increase findings to enhance interpretation and more.” [6] I feel that portions of the Hebrew Bible should be modified, re-investigated, re-instated and re-interpreted to include all God 's people, of all nationalities and religions in fairness and justice....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Tanakh]

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The Bible And Bible Verses

- To get an A in Intro to New Testament, we cannot simply read bible stories and memorize bible verses. It is also a requirement that we read about and discuss the different ways people have interpreted the Bible, and, furthermore, add our own inputs on how we believe the Bible should be interpreted. Origen of Alexandria, for instance, believes the Bible cannot be completely understood because it is “divine,” as it was written by God (Origen 53). Even the help of the Holy Spirit cannot make clear every part of the Bible because “there are mysteries here which our mind cannot fathom” (56)....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, God]

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The Bible And The Holy Bible

- Over 1,000 pages long, comprised of 66 books, completely translated into over 500 languages, and is the best-selling book with over 5 billion copies sold, is the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is the book used in the Christian faith, known as the “Word of God” to many believers. This book, the Holy Bible, has crossed the line from an object to a thing, in my life. The Bible provides me with comfort, the guidance I need in my everyday life, and connects me to God. Without the Bible, my life would never be the same....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christianity]

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The Bible And The Christian Bible

- Bible comes from the Latin word biblia meaning group or collection of books. When the word “Bible” is heard many think of the Christian Bible, however, it is not the only one. It is, still, very prominent. Given this acknowledgment the Christian Bible is the most important book of the Christian faith. Despite a unity between the many books there is debate on which should be included for the proper worship and instruction from God. Different interpretations have led to some of these disagreements which also led to sects forming and creating a bible under that particular group’s beliefs....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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The Bible Vs. Christian Bible

- Rather than reading the bible’s text in a historical approach, it helps to view the authors through a lens of literature with applications to historical context, the ideas and narratives are concepts and themes that relate to followers today just as much as they did in the past. Many of the narratives in both the Old and New Testament use historical references as starting points for their stories but include discrepancies allowing for interpretation, which make it more applicable to followers today....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Tanakh]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Plachers’ article, “Is the Bible True?” explores deeper into the subject of the Bible and if it content it contains is credible information. Through Plachers’ statement, “We need to understand the genre to understand a text. Reading a text literally is not always reading it faithfully,” we are able to reach the idea that the Bible is in fact true, but it all depends on how the individual interprets the text. Placher supports his argument that the Bible is true by alluding certain parts of the Bible to past American Literature....   [tags: Bible, God, Writing, Criticism of the Bible]

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The Philosophy Of The Bible

- 1. This is the first course I studied with a purpose to learn more about the Bible than considering GPA marks or covering each chapters quickly but, rather I was able to sit and give my full attention to absorb the meanings of what I was reading. 2. I was able to spend more time to read the Bible because for each Module there was recommended readings from the Bible. Before taking this course I haven’t really tried to find time to read the Bible but now I can really feel the power of Holy Spirit after I read the scripture....   [tags: God, Bible, Judaism, Israelites]

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The Book Of The Bible

- The Book of Mormon is the guide to the life of Mormons. It is the continued revelation from God that serves as a witness to the truths in the Bible and to the divinity and teachings of Jesus Christ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2016). This book answers questions of it followers that may come across during their lifetime. Just like the Bible is a holy book written in the times of living in Israel, the Book of Mormons is the ancient data of God’s teachings, written by its prophets in America, these two holy books will usually sit side by side in the church....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Gospel]

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Is The Bible True?

- William C. Placher in his article, “Is the Bible true?”, attempts to explain to the reader the reasons why we can believe in the Bible. Placher states that to understand how the Bible is true we need to first accept its genres, recognize its attitudes toward historical details, and consider the social context of the language in which it was written. When a person understands the meaning of the Bible they then can trust the Bible as a guide to life, and a way of understanding the world. After reading the article, multiple times, I have come to the conclusion that I do not believe Placher proved his thesis with the points he presented....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Big Bang, Criticism of the Bible]

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There Is No Ground For Bible

- 1914 "There is absolutely no ground for Bible students to question that the consummation of this Gospel age is now even at the door, and that it will end as the Scriptures foretell in a great time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation. We see the participants in this great crisis banding themselves together .. The great crisis, the great clash, symbolically represented as a fire, that will consume the ecclesiastical heavens and the social earth, is very near." {WR VI May 1 1914 5450} 1914 "We have no doubt whatever in regard to the chronology relating to the dates of .....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Bible, God]

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The Historicity Of The Bible

- The historicity of the Bible is a key argument for the reliability of the Bible. Walter C. Kaiser stated that: The evidence for the truthfulness and historicity of the Bible continues to mount up as never before. Just when skepticism seems to be making the most noise, we are being flooded with an overwhelming amount of real, hard evidences that demand a verdict opposite to what sceptics… are clamouring for in their current worldviews and life views. This statement is accurate, and this is exemplified through the discovery of archaeological locations, numerous historical artifacts, and the unearthing of Biblical figures who were once thought of as myths....   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Jesus, Old Testament]

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The Inerrancy Of The Bible

- Today we will take a look at the inerrancy of the Bible and what it means. http://andnowyouknowmore.blogspot.com We live in a time that many are to reluctant take a stand when confronted with error. We need to ask the question, like Pilate, “What is truth?” We’ve grown accustomed to being lied to, from politicians and even preachers. When we look at the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, it is an important question because the truth does matter. The 1st statementin in our Decerlation of Faith, We believe In the verbal inspiration of the Bible....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Ten Commandments, Bible]

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The Origin Of The Bible

- Introduction India is a pluralistic country with religion, cultures, languages, and so on. And one of the fundamental rights in the India constitution is the freedom of religion. In that scriptures are the main sources in proclamation of any religion. The researcher attempt to write on the uniqueness of Bible in the multi scriptural context. 1. The Origin of the Scripture “The word Bible is derived from the Greek word Biblios which was the name given to the out coast of a papyrus red in Egypt during 11 century BC” The plural form of Biblios is Biblia and Christian of the second century AD were using this word to describe their scriptures....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Teachings Of The Bible

- Growing up in a Christian family that had me in a Southern Baptist church I was always one to believe that the Holy Bible is fully true. As I matured in life, mind and faith I began to recognize that the Bible was not necessarily true because my parents or a pastor claimed it was, but because God proclaimed its inerrancy Himself. Better yet, God is the author of history’s most incredible writings and knowing that He is the one infinite and perfect being in existence it is rather impossible to question His authority on the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, God]

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An Introduction Of The Bible

- Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Bible This guide is specially written for new Christians, commonly called born again Christians. As we bear in mind that new Christians come into this spiritual journey called Christianity which is to live like Christ, with numerous questions in mind, but don’t know which ones to ask first, or even who to ask these questions to. You need to understand that we are not trying to encourage you more into one religion or another. We are approaching the Bible in the most neutral but instructive way....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Jesus]

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The Bible As A Sin

- Why is homosexuality mentioned so many times in the Bible as a sin. In the book Torn, Lee tries to find an answer in the Bible for why he is gay. Although Lee grapples with scriptures in Chapter 12 and tries to discern the meaning of the verses in light of the context, he is disappointed that the answers he was looking for were not there. Through these scriptures we can discern that the act of gay sex is a sin, homosexuality is no different from any other sin, and because every person on earth is a sinner, we should unconditionally love these people....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Bible]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- In the Holy Bible, Jesus speaks to the devil and states that God says that a human cannot live on just food, but also requires the Word of God (New international Version, Matt. 4.4). As Christ followers believe, this is a commandment from God that helps show the importance of scripture in the Christian faith. A major part of the religion is based on the Word of God and the faith that a follower has in these writings. When one reads the Bible, they are reading straight from God. This is the reason that the Bible plays such an important role in the Christian religion....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Old Testament]

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The Bible And The Prince

- 1) Introduction – The bible and the prince are supposed to be texts to guide you. However they include a ton of violence which makes them seem bad but infact they are good a) The Hebrew Bible and The prince by Machiavelli are guidebooks centered around important historical events. On the one hand, the Hebrew Bible is about the history and religion of the people of Israel. Its historical accounts functions as models of religious and moral conduct. On the other hand, The Prince is centered around the political history of France and Italy around the time of the Italian Renaissance....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Political philosophy, Israelites]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- For thousands of years Christianity has led people to believe in a power greater than themselves. The bible provides Christians with instruction, encouragement, and wisdom regarding their everyday lives. The Bible is separated into two sections the old and new testaments. Within these sections Christians discover the covenants between God and his people and Jesus and his believers. The covenants are referred to as the “old” and “new” covenants. These covenants instruct Christians of their obligations to God, and God’s obligations to his people....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Bible]

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The Sermon Of The Bible

- Scripture holds a prominent role in the sermon. In 2 Timothy 4:2, it states to “preach the word in season and out of season”. The Greek word for preach is ‘Kerusso’. It means to be a herald (proclaim) and to preach (announce) a message publicly and with conviction (persuasion). In this verse, Paul gave Timothy and the others ministers a charge and a commission to preach the Word. In order to be an effective preacher, the Word of God must be the foundation. In 2 Timothy 3:16, it states that “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Christian terms, Jesus]

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The Revelation Of The Bible

- We know that historians have written text regarding Jesus - the One called Christ. We have irrefutable facts contained in historical Roman documents where Roman leaders asked for instruction and guidance on the governance of Christians who followed Christ in the beginning of the 2nd Century. Carbon dating and paleographic science provides proof that the Great Isaiah Scroll was written at least 2120 years ago (107 B.C.). Merge this with the Septuagint evidence and we have credence of the entire Old Testament/Hebrew Bible being in existence before the birth of Jesus Christ around 1 B.C....   [tags: Jesus, Messiah, Bible, Gospel of Matthew]

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The Genesis Of The Bible

- Throughout history people had always enjoyed and appreciated works of Literature in which they can relate to their everyday life. The Genesis book from the Bible is an example of Literature in which people know its stories and appreciated them. Even people who do not have faith on the Bible know the stories from the Genesis. The reason behind that is because the book is famously known as a collection of stories that tell us about the beginning of everything and how early civilizations interacted with God....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Book of Genesis, Binding of Isaac]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- In English, Hebrew, and Greek languages the book that bears the name of Joshua does not come from the writer. It is not known who the actual writer of the book of Joshua is. However the title has a meaning of Yahweh saves. Joshua is a Hebrew name, but in Aramaic it translates into the name of Jesus. Joshua represented God 's people and brought them to the realization of God 's purposes and plans for them. The entire books theme is about recording God 's deliverance of His people the Israelites....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh, Christian terms]

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The Testament Of The Bible

- The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It presents salvation history as how God reveals himself, his plan for redemption of fallen mankind. His Divine plan starts with the creation of the world. The Bible is made up of both the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament pertains to God’s creation of the world and his Word to Israel. It is written in Hebrew Scripture except for a few written in Aramaic, and is composed of the Law(Torah), the Prophets, and the Writings. It was preserved in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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Is The Bible True?

- Is the Bible true. This is a question I have asked myself as I have navigated my walk with Christ and learned more about my faith. Billy Graham once said, “Our faith is not dependent upon human knowledge and scientific advance, but upon the unmistakable message of the Word of God” (Bickel, 2003, p.15). In our world today, there are many different religions and each one professes their book to be the Word of God. The Koran claims to be a “revelation from Allah and seen as the Word of God” (Yohn, 2013)....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Christianity, Old Testament]

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Meaning of the Bible

- Reflection Paper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible. Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. Intro The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less....   [tags: Reflection Paper, Religion, God, Jesus, Bible]

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The Figurative Language of the Bible

- In 2011, the Barna Group completed and published the results of a five-year study on why many teens are turning away from Christian churches. The research showed that one-fourth of these skeptical young adults felt that “Christianity is anti-science” . This statistic should not be too surprising because Christians are notorious for their steadfast beliefs in Genesis 1 which states that the universe was created by God in just 6 days. Obviously, this tale contradicts countless scientific records and theories, making a life of faith practically unachievable for any science-minded individual....   [tags: Bible Essays]

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Esther in the Bible

- The book of Esther tells the faithfulness of one woman and her uncle. It is only one of two books that contain the heroism and bravery of a woman heroine. The story of Esther accomplishes two profound things, the first: “To demonstrate God’s providential care of his people, even those outside the land of Israel, and 2) to commend the observance of the feast of Purim by relating how it originated” (Breneman 289).Unlike the rest of the Bible the story of Esther does not directly state or talk about God, but instead shows God’s plans for all of our lives and how in all frightening moments of life, He remains faithful to those who trust and have faith in Him....   [tags: God's Plan, Faith in God, Bible, God]

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Forgiveness in the Bible

- “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”(Matthew 6:14-15, NIV) Husain Haddawy’s The Arabian Nights discusses many situations in which individuals learn to forgive others for the wrong that they have done against them. The Bible refers to the idea of forgiveness as an act not only for the person that has wronged you but for yourself; in order to grow, we have to forgive because if we do not, God will not forgive us....   [tags: Demon and King Shahrayar, Bible Analysis, God]

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Context of the Bible Book

- Context of the Bible Book: The book of Genesis begins with the creation of the earth and all the living things upon it. It continues on The story of Joseph and his family, which spans nearly fourteen full chapters, is well crafted and highly detailed. “Unique, too, is the somewhat secular mold in which the [Joseph’s] biography is cast. The miraculous or supernatural is conspicuously absent” (Sarna 211). The story is embodies the very best parts of literature. And, in fact, is not overtly theological....   [tags: Bible, Summary]

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The Bible Is Not Anything Spiritual

- After watching videos and reading chapters ' one through three in the text book, I have realized that the bible Is not anything spiritual but can be taken as being spiritual only by the way you present it. My understanding of the Bible is that it is a book that consist of stories that tell the history of how the man discovered God, but his name is YHWH in the bible. Some people look at the bible as being a template or a guide that tells how you was supposed to live your life on the earth, but it 's not....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Canaan, Torah]

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Study the Bible!

- Study the bible. : The Use of Bible Allusions in Literature Biblical references are a technique used in literature by authors to alter readers perceptions. The readers beliefs are challenged by using biblical references in literature. In “The Gospel According to Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges, Borges uses many biblical references to give readers a different view of the main character. With the biblical references being used in “The Gospel According to Mark”, readers are able to portray the main character, Baltasar Espinosa as a Christ-like person....   [tags: Use of Bible Allusions in Literature, Analysis]

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The Bible And Its Impact On Society

- One of the many Biblical debates in today 's society is whether the Bible 's content can be taken literally or not. One of the main concerns in today 's discussion is whether the Bible can be trusted to represent the culture . Passages within the Bible. alluding to slavery and gender roles, have been questioned for their implication to society today. Parts of the Bible can be taken literally, while others need to be evaluated further based off the culture it was written, as long as it does not change the understanding of Christ....   [tags: Bible, God, Christianity, Psychology]

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The Bible Vs. The Spirituality

- To have an understanding of a subject is to have a ability to comprehend the subject. A question was asked in our Biblical Studies class, “what is our understanding of the Bible”, this is the reason for this paper to see if I have a understanding of the Bible. After the third attempt to answer this question I would have to say that I do not have a clue but I will get a educational guess for the fourth time. So here we go. The experience in this Biblical Studies has been very challenging, stared from the beginning of the class....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Old Testament, Hebrew Bible]

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The Christian Bible And Mere Christianity

- The Christian Bible may be one of the most influential pieces of texts ever written. Through reading of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible my life has changed drastically as a human being, in every way, shape, and form. Not only has the Bible changed who I am but, it has drastically changed the way I read. Two texts that have truly affected me as a reader of the ESV Bible are the Catholic Bible and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. While reading the ESV Bible has changed me as a person it has also changed me as a reader....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Protestantism]

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The Bible : The Book Of Genesis

- In the Holy Bible, the book of Genesis starts by saying “In the beginning…God created the heavens and the earth…” (The New American Bible, Gen. 1.1). These powerful words layout the base to the entire Bible which tells readers to accept God as the powerful creator, our heavenly father, and remind us the fact that we exist because of God. In fact, the book of Genesis is the most important book in the Bible because it simply tells the story of God’s creation of the universe and how God created man and woman....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Moses, God]

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The Bible And The Book Disappointment With God

- Throughout this class five major themes were studied: law & covenant; oppression & deliverance; justice & righteousness; kingdom of God & hope; and grace and faith. Within these themes there are lessons that are taken from the Bible. Each theme provided a basis of Godly instruction and how to be a faithful follower. In the first lecture law and covenant is discussed. Within this lesson it is taught that there are rules to relationships that one has with God, one another and society as a whole. There are many examples within the Bible and the book Disappointment with God, by Philip Yancey that show law and covenant....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, Christianity, God]

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The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bible

- “A myth is a way of making sense in a senseless world. Myths are narrative patterns that give significance to our existence.” ― Rollo May Fiction has always been used as a way to relay different types of messages throughout time. In many cases authors use fiction to make political commentary, use stories to bring out the major flaws that society has, as well as a way to spread different types of beliefs or ideals. C.S. Lewis’s used his work, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, to reiterate the messages of the Bible to those who might have gotten lost during their lifetime....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Myth, Bible]

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The Parable Of Matthew From The Bible

- Forgiveness “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others of their sins, your father will not forgive your sins (Matt 6: 14-15, NIV).” One of the many things that the Bible teaches its audience is how God forgives us for our sins, as well as how we are suppose to forgive those who have sinned against us in any way. God shows two types of forgiveness throughout the Bible, merciful forgiveness and graceful forgiveness....   [tags: God, Spirituality, Theology, Bible]

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The Bible Is The Word Of Truth

- D.A. Carson introduces the essay by explaining the overall difficulty of interpreting the Bible in honesty and truth. Because the Bible is the Word of Truth, Carson informs the reader of the importance in understanding the Word of God before accepting the difficult task of interpreting it. He continues by focusing on the idea of hermeneutics and three primary ways that the interpretation of text has changed in the past few years. Historically, interpretation was both a science and an art. A science due to the fact that there were codes that were used in the understanding and an art because judgment and insight was used in order to determine any underlying details that the original author may...   [tags: Bible, Religious text, Translation]

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Women's Inferior Status in The Bible

- Corinthians 14:34 states, “Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law” (Holy Bible, King James Edition). Edith Hamilton, "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist", says that the Bible is the only book before our century that looked to women as human beings, no better nor worse than men (Tanner). However, it cannot be said that this book was consistently favorable to women. Maybe not absolutely, but conditionally in personal opinion, the Bible shows numerous examples of a woman’s inferiority to men, an assessment that has been translated into the cultures of generations....   [tags: Status of Women in the Bible]

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The Old Testament Of The Bible

- In the Old Testament of The Bible, the story of Leviticus states that "lying with mankind as with womankind is an abomination”. Furthermore, the story of Sodom and Gomorrah has been interpreted as condemning homosexual acts. Sodom and Gomorrah is mentioned in the Book of Genesis, both in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. This story is typically used as a metaphor for homosexuality and is viewed as a deviation. Some interpretations of it today believe that The Bible does condemn homosexuality, while other interpretations state that The Bible has rare or unusual words in the passages that may not be referring to homosexuality at all....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Homosexuality]

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Biblical Authority : The Bible

- Biblical Authority Inspiration can be defined as God’s ongoing and dynamic revelation of truths to humans in order for us to know how to live and deal with spiritual and ethical encounters, by instilling wisdom and understanding of his word. Since humans wrote the Bible there is room for idiosyncrasies, intelligence, historic context, social context, and geographical context to influence scripture. However, God’s revelation of himself and his character prevails through the Bible. There is a dimension of God that can only be reached through personal encounters of His truths, through prayerful reflection of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Canaan]

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Moses Of The Bible And Beyond

- Moses was an extremely important figure in both the rising Jewish religion and in modern day Judaism teachings and practices. He is widely thought of as the best “prophet, leader and teacher that Judaism has ever known” (Rabbi Louis Jacobs, "Moses: In the Bible & Beyond.") Called Moshe Rabbeinu, meaning Moses our teacher, he was considered a person with human like faults and short comings yet acknowledged as the leader of a people’s freedom, the man who spoke with G-d and the instructor of a budding religion....   [tags: Moses, Torah, Bible, Judaism]

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The Prophet Jeremiah Of The Bible

- Life presents all human beings with moments when choosing to stand up for something, or someone, brings certain opposition. Criticism, cynical jeers, rejection, and ridicule, all present as potential outcomes to acting out of such convictions. The prophet Jeremiah faced more than a moment, or even a short season of aforementioned affliction. Scholars project from 627-586 BCE, some forty years of perpetual calamity in the life of Jeremiah, results in a book within the Hebrew Bible drawing attention to palpable emotions and experiences....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Prophet, Torah]

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The Supernatural Powers Of The Bible

- To live out the Biblical meta-narrative in our social and professional lives, how do we do this and where do we start. God created us to bear his image, and in doing that, we are to restore the nation under his guidance. With knowing the bible is “one big story” and our part is to participate in “acts “of this narrative, it begins with restorative actions. (Goheen, 2005) confirms this and discusses the restorative powers of the bible, and how our lives are also shaped by one big story. So by having faith in the truth of the scriptures, we can show this by our work within the community, and in our chosen professions....   [tags: Bible, Truth, Community, Learning]

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Mary's Angelic Encounter in the Bible

- INTRODUCTION The Bible contains many stories of people having an encounter with angels. An encounter alludes to an unexpected meeting. The word “angel” is a transliteration from the Hebrew word “mal’ak” in the Old Testament (Strong’s H4397) and the Greek word “angelos” in the New Testament (Strong’s G32). Both words mean “messenger” and describes one who executes the plan and will of the person whom they serve. God created an innumerable quantity of angels. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and...   [tags: bible, stories, god]

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The Teachings Of The Bible God

- Holiness is something that separates something from the others. It shows that something is whole and healthy and sets it apart from bad. God has Moses teach the Israelites about being holy. God is holy and he wants His people to live holy lives as well. Moses helps the Israelites with the holy laws that contain both promises and punishments. Throughout the entire Bible God reveals that He is holy. He calls Himself the Holy One. He is not unclean and is not evil. He calls us to be holy like He is....   [tags: Bible, Moses, God, Judaism]

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Antigone And The Holy Bible

- It is easy to place the blame on fate or God when one is encumbered by suffering. It is much harder to find meaning in that pain, and harvest it into motivation to move forward and grow from the grief. It is imperative for one to understand one’s suffering as a gateway to new wisdom and development; for without suffering, people cannot find true value in happiness nor can they find actual meaning to their lives. In both Antigone and The Holy Bible there are a plethora of instances that give light to the quintessential role suffering plays in defining life across cultures....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, God, Bible]

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Authority Figure in Bible Examples

- As a child, one always questions authority and discipline especially from a parent. A father’s love may appear measurable, to a child, based upon how much time he spent together, and how much punishment he delivers. Some people believe in physical punishment, which may include a spanking, or they believe in taking nonphysical measures, which may include a timeout or going to bed early. Throughout the ages, people argue the issue that parents may play favorites or discipline one child more harshly than the next....   [tags: authority, discipline, punishment, bible]

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Is The Bible Compatible With The Theory Of Evolution?

- Is the Bible compatible with The Theory of Evolution. Is it possible that God used evolution to make man from the animals. Did God direct the development of the bacteria, transforming them into fish, and then reptiles and mammals, to get finally a species of apes into humans. There are scientists and religious leaders who claim to believe in the theory of evolution and the teachings of the Bible, and claim that the biblical account of creation is symbolic. It could be that you wonder if the theory that human beings evolved from animals is compatible with God 's Word....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Bible]

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The Bible And Myth By John Oswalt

- ABSTRACT John Oswalt, in his book The Bible Among the Myths, presents his position to the reader that the bible is different and separate from other writings of the Ancient Near East. He asserts the Bible is both historically accurate and theologically sound. He makes the defense the Bible was divinely inspired and revealed to humanity and unique from other Ancient Near East literature. There was a time when the Bible, and the Israelite religion was different from its neighboring societies. But as times have changed, many people now lump the bible with other Ancient Near East myths....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Vulgate]

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Rationale And Significance Of The Bible

-   Rationale and significance Due to the wide speed of the Christianity around the world, Bible deeply affects the western culture. There are many useful and up-to-date marriage thought and system in the Bible. In the fourth century, the Roman Emperor Constantin made Christianity as the state religion. From then on, Christianity spread throughout Europe and the Bible’s influence on people become deeper and deeper. Besides, Bible is the classic of Judaism; Christianity (including Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant).As the improvement of civilization, people gradually realized that religion is one of the cultural elements in the whole system of human life, which is closely related to people 's...   [tags: Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Marriage]

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The Bible As A Book Of Wisdom

- During my journey as a Christian, the Bible has been used as a book of wisdom. Many elders in my church will use scriptures to define the world we live in today. From homosexuality to controlling addiction, the Bible became the answer to my problems. However, it does have me wonder why Christians are compelled to the Bible when it has been created by man. I do believe that Bible is a wisdom book, but there is a difference between how God’s Word operates in other resources and the Bible itself. The Bible, or God’s Word, operates within the hearts of common people who did not know the Lord; it also operates in Christians today....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Original sin]

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The Bible Is Not An Easy Task

- My professor once said, “You cannot have faith in God if you don’t know Him.” In other words, it is necessary for us as believers to know Him in a logical sense as well, rather than solely encountering God 's presence in a spiritual way. Christian Doctrine definitely covers the logical aspect of knowing God and the Bible. The material in this course has taught me how God has and continues to reveal himself through several ways, as well as the importance of the theology of the Bible, and that His word is perfect in all ways....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Theology]

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My Favorite Hobby At The Bible

- My favorite hobby to is study the Bible Do you know that the female image of God is testified in the Bible. The Bible is sacred books that tell us who the true almighty creator God is. The only religion that read the Bible the most are the Christians who called themselves disciples of Jesus Christ. The only way for us to know the true God is through the Bible. I feel so happy whenever I read the Bible. We cannot see God with our physical eyes, but by faith in Him. The Bible testified that there is God the Father and God the Mother....   [tags: God, Bible, Christianity, New Testament]

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The Bible Is The Word Of God

- The Bible is called the “Word of God.” Therefore, did God choose every word or did the authors freely choose their words. Also, how divine is the revelation of Scripture if humans were included in the process. Through the centuries the church’s view of Scripture has remained fundamentally the same, with few exceptions. As early as A.D. 200, the early church father Origen affirmed, “the Scriptures were written by the Spirit of God.”2 Yet as Roger Olson points out, the Bible was not dropped out of heaven.3 Therefore, from the Old Testament to the New Testament the church as believed that Scriptures are both divinely inspired and written by human authors....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Jesus, Religious text]

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