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Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail

- The Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail    The Quest of the Holy Grail is an exciting tale that follows the adventures of King Arthur's knights as they scour the countryside for the legendary Holy Grail. Throughout their journeys, the knights engage in many exciting jousts and sword fights with a variety of enemies. The author of The Quest of the Holy Grail intends for the story to be more than just entertainment: the knights' search for the Holy Grail is analogous to the pursuit of morality and spiritual chivalry, showing success through asceticism, confession, chastity, and faith....   [tags: Quest Holy Grail Essays Papers]

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William King 's Quest For The Holy Grail

- When comparing the reins of the mediaeval French kings Louis VI and Louis IX the contrarieties in the priorities of the monarch rulers becomes apparent. The actions of King Louis IX are clearly inspired by Christian values while King Louis VI cares less about morals but more about loyalty to his rein. The contrary between the two kings can be seen through the contemporary literature of the time, namely in the characters of Reynard in Reynard the Fox and Lancelot in King Arthur’s Quest for the Holy Grail....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, House of Capet, Gawain]

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The Quest of the Holy Grail

- Galahad was a Knight of the Round Table of Arthurian legend. He is almost always portrayed as the pure knight, and for this he is rewarded with the Holy Grail. He is mentioned in many writings in history including 12th century Cistercian monk writing The Quest of the Holy Grail, Sir Thomas Malory’s Selected Tales of King Arthur and his Knights, and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Sir Galahad. After reading the next several pages, one should begin to understand the similarities and differences portrayed in these writings, along with some others....   [tags: Analysis, Galahad]

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King Arthur's Quest for the Holy Grail

- The Quest for the Holy Grail was the greatest and noblest of all quests for King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. The Holy Grail was believed to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, and it was the cup that caught Christ's blood when he was thrust in the side with a spear at his crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea, the wealthy man who allowed Christ to be placed in his tomb, is said to have brought the cup with him to Britain, but it was later lost. It was said that the cup disappeared because of the sins of the times, but many believed it to be hidden, and still in England....   [tags: History]

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Why Is The Holy Grail?

- What exactly is the Holy Grail. Does anyone really know why it is so significant. Why is this grail so important. These are all such questions that anyone could ask if one had no knowledge of either the Last Supper or the Arthurian age--two times in which the Holy Grail holds outstanding significance. Throughout the length of this research paper, one will come to know what the Holy Grail is, why it holds such a high amount of significance, its relationship to the Arthurian age and what the Holy Grail means now in the modern world....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur, Romance]

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Monty Python And The Search For The Holy Grail

- Hey, you. Can you give me your favorite Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail quote. This movie is filled with all kinds of hilarious puns and jokes that can make anyone laugh til they cry. The group Monty Python is a comedy group out of England that is made up of six actors. Most of their skits have some historical background to them. Which is the same in the movie Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail. Anyone with an eye for the medieval times can pull of many true historical factors....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur]

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Harry Potter and the Holy Grail

- Two of the best things in the world, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Harry Potter,” have a good deal in common. Other than the vast amount of space reserved in my brain for storing quotes and random facts from these two stories, both tales share many similar objects, plot devices, character attributes, and themes. Even though Python's “Holy Grail” is an exact historical representation of the Arthurian Grail legend, some might argue that the “Harry Potter” story is more reflective of the actual ancient texts than the 1974 film....   [tags: Film]

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King Arthur and the Holy Grail

- Cling. Cling. Clop-clop, clop-clop, clop-clop. Sp Sp Sp. The sound of metal against metal, galloping horses bearing knights in shining armor, and the hushed whispers of men keeping one of the largest secrets in all of history. Yes, these were the sounds that King Arthur and his posse made, and indeed, many people were amazed and even mystified when they saw or heard about it. Yet now, when looked at by historians and others, the story of King Arthur is just that; a story. They claim that, “The saga built up over the centuries…” (Currin)....   [tags: History, kingdom]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is a satiric comedy about the quest of King Arthur. The movie starts out with Arthur, King of the Britons, looking for knights to sit with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the pure, Sir Lancelot the brave, the quiet Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. Through satire and parody of certain events in history (witch trials, the black plague) they find Camelot, but after literally a quick song and dance they decide that they do not want to go there....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Use of Logic in Monty Python and the holy grail

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail Logic affects our lives everyday. We use it both subconsciously and consciously to make decisions which can be as important as our careers, or as insignificant as what to eat for lunch. Logic can also be used in other ways. Ironically, others’ bad logic can result in us learning something just as much as we learn from our own bad decisions. This is shown in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. One example of this ironic use of logic is with the trial of the witch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Araby and Sonny's Blues as Quest Narratives

- The quest narrative is a common method of narration present in almost every adventure story in one form or another. One key characteristic which defines all quest narratives, irrespective of type, is the search for a “Holy Grail” – symbolic of something the protagonist desires. In a quest narrative it is often appropriate to refer to the protagonist as the hero. However, despite the connotations of the word “hero” to a figure who is flawless in both form and disposition, the hero usually does not begin the story as a perfect figure; the hero must undergo a series of trials and tribulations to which the hero emerges as a changed character....   [tags: Araby, Sonny's Blues]

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The Sword Appears The Same

- “Heroes can help us lift our eyes a little higher” (LaBarge). LaBarge is saying that heroes inspire us and because they inspire us, the sword Excalibur is popular in animation. Everyone searches for a person who can lead them, who possesses great power, and who can inspire them; the sword Excalibur is always wielded by someone who fits those traits. The powerful blade makes an appearance in the animation Soul Eater, Sword Art Online, and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, which takes different approaches on the sword Excalibur and its abilities....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur, Excalibur]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- Cormac McCarthy manifests his novel, The Road, in a post-apocalyptic world on the east coast of the once famous America. The novel tells the simple tale of a man and a boy who must journey forward to find a way to survive in the wastelands. However, when analyzed with the techniques shown in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, The Road’s complex structure in unveiled. The once simple journey transforms into a quest filled with exploitive vampires and meaningful conversations with food....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, KILL, Quest]

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The Natural and Perceval, The Story of the Holy Grail

- The novel The Natural is written by Bernard Malamud. Bernard was a famous author mainly known for writing short stories and novels. He was considered one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and he had a brother named Eugene. Unfortunately, Malamud entered his adolescence when the Great Depression began. The Natural is one of his more famous books, which was written in 1952. This novel is about a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, logic is used in an unfamiliar way. This logic does not deal with the nature of life, but deals with the more complex forms of logic that require the filling of blanks to make things work out. Although, for the most part certain things did not make sense, but yet they did express logic. They used environmental attributes to make sense of the complexities they had. The first application of logic found in the movie was in the first scene with the use of coconuts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Membership Sites Are The Holy Grail Of Internet Marketing

- Membership Sites are the Holy Grail of Internet Marketing if you Make Your Members Happy. They offer you, the site owner, a nice passive income. You put the work in once, and allow your site members pay for that work on an ongoing basis. Of course, that may not be strictly true of your particular site… Maybe you need to put some work in on a monthly basis—or at least outsource some work on a monthly basis—but the income is residual in nature. That’s the main advantage for you as a site owner, and everyone and their mother’s aunt Doris go hell for leather into explanations as to why you absolutely need a membership site or you are working too hard....   [tags: Need, Want, WANT, Zig Ziglar]

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My Quest To Gain Mindfulness

- My life quest is to gain mindfulness. Mindfulness means to be aware of what is around you and having control of your actions, and thoughts at the same time. In other terms: paying attention in a particular way. Being open to many options and comparing it to your own opinions. Also living in the moment with focus of your surroundings and your doing. All of these phrases help describe what mindfulness is. This 3 syllable word can also mean perseverance, charity, and living life to the fullest....   [tags: My Life Quest]

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A Divine Witness: An Analysis of the Controversial Idea of Transhumanism

- In the technologically advanced world that we live in more and more people are searching for “The Holy Grail”. Not the cup that King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table scoured all of Britain for, but the idea of a scientific “Holy Grail” that would transform all who utilized it into a super-form free from death and illness. The idea of transcending one’s own flaws and becoming immortal has been the base of many religions throughout mankind’s history, but in those religions to transcend usually meant death now Transhumanists are offering a life on earth free from expiry....   [tags: religion, mormonism, the holy grail]

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Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail Professor’s comment: This student uses a feminist approach to shift our value judgment of two works in a surprisingly thought-provoking way. After showing how female seduction in Malory’s story of King Arthur is crucial to the story as a whole, the student follows with an equally serious analysis of Monty Python’s parody of the female seduction motif in what may be the most memorable and hilarious episode of the film. Much of the humor in Monty Python and the Holy Grail derives from the pure absurdity of its characters and situations....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Personal Statement : My Vision Quest

- For my vision quest, I molded the assignment into something a bit different. Instead of walking around by myself and looking for answers, I decided to get a group of friends and not look for any answers at all. One of my favorite quotes goes as follows, “To do list: wake up, drink water, call mom, answer a question, question an answer.” I’ll explain why that is significant later, but it does have to do my final result. Instead of going on my own vision quest, I kind of hosted a group quest to gain perspective....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Quest, Want]

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The Legend Of King Arthur Pendragon

- What starts out as a story meant to intrigue its audience soon evolves into a true legend known throughout the world reaching almost every inch and crevasse in sight. The tale of King Arthur Pendragon is one that sees many forms, nevertheless still stays true to certain aspects of its origin. We seek to explain Arthur’s history in books, in voice and, in the contemporary world, through films. Although some tell a story, it is interesting to also learn the recorded history and parallels found throughout each that cause Arthur Pendragon and his Knights of the Round Table to be such unique aspects to look at....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Lancelot]

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The Holy Trinity

- Christianity is the belief that the holy trinity which includes Jesus (the son), God (the father) and the Holy Spirit exists as a very real deep connection with an individual whom has received God as their lord and savior. Christians are kind, modest and sincere people who wish to spread the good word to create a testimony to change others’ lives by opening up their hearts and minds to live in peace and harmony. Since, the beginning of time there has been many born again believers whom accept God into their lives....   [tags: Christianity, God, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- Here is a checklist of principles and practices that you and your church could run through every few months as a means of assessing your effectiveness in missions: Prayer Prayer is the fuel of all outreach and missions. We must be regularly and deliberately on our knees seeking His will. It is not about asking God to bless our efforts, but us getting on board with His vision for us. Prayer is the privilege we have to unite our hearts to God and His plans. Assess the intensity of your own prayer time and that of your church....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Holy Spirit and Jesus’ Ministry

- The statement by John, “Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire,” has an undertone which is connected to a theme which intertestamental Jews held. This idea was not related directly to the Holy Spirit and the work He would have at Jesus’ baptism or in Jesus’ ministry. A question such as, why would an unrelated belief have a connection to the Holy Spirit who was to come in the baptism of Jesus. This belief was the idea that a time of affliction or anguish would take place before the coming of the messiah....   [tags: Holy Spirit Essays]

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The Holy Spirit 's Responsibility

- There have been many influences over the past few months that have bloomed into this lesson. They came as bits and pieces that I either heard or witnessed. While they stuck in my memory, I never really saw their significance until this past Sunday. I was in church and Jay was leading worship when all of a sudden the light came on and there was a complete picture in my mind. If you would indulge me for a moment I would like to lay these “puzzle pieces” out for you in order to support my statement that the Holy Spirit quietly talks to us continually and to also give credit to the people whose words have influenced this lesson....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus]

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History Of The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit

- Summarize Erickson’s overview of the history of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In early church history little was said about the work of the Holy Spirit. His working was mainly relegated to the inspiration of scripture. Later there were arguments of the Holy Spirit’s position in the Trinity and whether he should be viewed as equal to God the Father and God the Son or subservient to them. Others resisted the idea of emotions or feeling. Many believed that reason and rational proof was the only credible belief system as apposed to the more subjective view of the Holy Spirit with emotion and feeling....   [tags: God, Christianity, Theology, Holy Spirit]

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The Symbols of the Holy Spirit

- There is, perhaps, no other doctrine of the church that is shrouded in uncertainty and controversy than the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. For centuries it has been misused and misinterpreted, push aside and covered up, mocked and ridiculed. The Church and others have even martyred believers for their extreme views. However, if the Holy Spirit is a part of the Holy Trinity and a vital part of our orthodoxy, then it should be imperative for us to know it’s workings in the lives of mankind. One question that Christians have dealt with for centuries concerns the purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: holy trinity, doctrine, christian life]

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The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirt

- The doctrine of the Holy Spirt is perhaps one of the most debated doctrines in the Christian Church. Also known as Pneumatology, the doctrinal views of the work and gifts of the Holy Spirit are very different between many mainstream denominations. Many argue that the gifts of the Spirit died out with the first century church much like the calling of Apostles and Prophets. However, other denominations particular those of the charismatic churches argue that these gifts are still relevant and vital in our modern era....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Trinity]

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The Spirit Of The Holy Spirit

- One of the primary works of the Holy Spirit is to bring men and women into a meaningful encounter with the Risen Christ. Guided by His Spirit, we can truly discover Jesus Christ and develop a genuine relationship with Him if we respond with total surrender and generosity. Soon enough, Christ’s love becomes the center of our lives and saturates us with joy and peace. Hence, when we have had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ by the Spirit’s power, our greatest desire is that our loved ones may also enjoy a similar experience....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Holy Spirit Is For Everyone

- 1. Pentecost was a one-time event. We don’t need to repeat Pentecost as the NT church today in fact we can’t. As the church we should partner with the Holy Spirit to continue the work he has started. When we do this we allow the Holy Spirit to do his will in our lives. 2. The Holy Spirit is for everyone. When the Holy Spirit came in Acts it fell on everyone who was in the room not just certain people. According to verse 17 the sign of the Holy Spirit is that you speak. When the Holy Spirit comes on falls on you the only response is to tell people about it....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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Confirmation Of The Holy Spirit

- Confirmation is is one of the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation. The other two sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism and the Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism through the outpouring of the gifts of Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a rite of initiation of not only Catholicism, but other Christian denominations too. Confirmation 's roots can be found in the New Testament, it is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and its practice has not derived much from the Early Church practice....   [tags: Baptism, Christianity, Holy Orders, Chrism]

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Christianity And The Holy Trinity

- Around the time after Jesus’ resurrection, Christians were confused and they needed answers. Jesus was just arisen from the dead. The Church now had Jesus and God to look to, but who was the leader of it all. Who were they to worship. Where does the Spirit fit into all of this. After many questions, they looked to Scripture. Christians have had the belief of Monotheism and that there is One God. Yet, it wasn’t until the Church looked to Scripture that they pieced together what is now known as the Holy Trinity....   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Jesus]

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The Holy Lord Of The Bible

- There are so many keys to peace in just these four scriptures alone. Imagine all the keys of peace throughout the Bible. I encourage you to research every scripture in the Bible on peace. It will set you free. We can see as we offer sacrifices of shouts and singing, our heads will lift above our enemies around us. When we give the Lord a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, it honors Him. We make prophetic decrees to our enemies that God is bigger than he is. You are separating yourself from the enemies lies when you honor the Lord with a sacrifice....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Bible, Devil]

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Who Is The Holy Spirit?

- Who is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a person, and is one of the three in the trinity: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the active person that came to reside within the followers of Jesus Christ after Jesus had been crucified on the cross, and rose from the dead. This is laid out in the prophetic words of Acts in the Bible, particularly during Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost in Acts 2:17, where it talks about God pouring out his Spirit on to all people and them learning through God’s to prophesy....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Christianity, Trinity]

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God And The Holy Place

- We see that this flying scroll was huge. We also see this flying scroll represents curses. What curses. Before we answer that question, there is something we need to see first. The length and the width of this flying scroll is the same length and width of the “Holy Place” in the Tabernacle of Moses which was 30 feet by 15 feet. The Holy Place symbolically parallels to the area of the soul within every believer. When looking at the entire spectrum of the Tabernacle of Moses, it contained the Outer Court, the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Tabernacle, Holy of Holies]

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The Legend Of King Arthur

- People all around the world have experienced a tumultuous period in their life. The legend of King Arthur helps people connect to something outside of themselves during these rough patches. The different stories of King Arthur are very relatable to people of different backgrounds and cultures. The legend of King Arthur has withstood the tests of time because of the connection it has to people of different backgrounds, cultures, and time periods. The history of the legend provides a detailed past to Britain, as well as the rest of the world and has captured the attention of readers for centuries....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur]

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The Quest For A Life

- The quest for a life that is spiritual is massively challenging because we find ourselves in the middle of constant failure. It is a difficult quest because our God is holy, or set apart from all creation. Yet, he calls us to reflect his holiness, and this is the beginning of the quest for a life that is spiritual [Lev 19:2]. Holiness refers “primarily to the quality of God, denoting his transcendent apartness from the rest of creation, his uniqueness, and his total purity.” Per Dryness, places marked off by God as holy are only marked this way because, “He himself is present or has identified himself with that place.” The word itself means to cut off....   [tags: God, Spirituality, God in Christianity]

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Analyzing Emails On A Daily Basis

- 1. They read emails on a daily basis Here’s the deal: it doesn’t matter at what time of the day you check your inbox. What matters is that you have a dedicated timeslot each day, let’s say, half an hour, for reading and answering all your emails. Your cluttered up inbox won’t go anywhere unless you handle it appropriately. 2. They also read/address mail on a daily basis If you have a pile of mail, then dedicating some of your time to sort these bad boys out on a daily basis, just like your emails, won’t hurt....   [tags: Management, Want, 2002 albums, Holy Grail]

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The Bible Calls And The Holy Spirit

- The Bible calls Christians to be holy, from the beginning of time all the way to the very end of time, “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined” (Titus 1:8 The New International Version Bible). The term holy can only be achieved through the work of the Holy Spirit that guides Christians and through the Holy Spirit they are given the fruits of the spirit. In this study of Holy verses Good, it will be looked at from the point of view of false fruits, the importance of spiritual practices and discipline and how they are important, it will be shown how Christians despite being in a fallen world are made holy and how through...   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Christian terms, Holy Spirit]

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The Day Of The Holy Spirit

- Pentecost was a Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter. They celebrated the first fruits of the wheat harvest. In Jewish rituals that time, the first harvest was brought to God at Easter. But on the day of Pentecost, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented to God; So Pentecost is called the day of the first fruits (Numbers 28:26). On the day of Pentecost in the Old Testament Israel received the law and on the day of Pentecost in the New Testament, the church received the Spirit of Grace in its fullness....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- Introduction Sanctification occurs throughout the Christian’s life and cannot be maintained without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Evidence can be observed in Christians today from the moment of accepting Christ as well as exemplifying a life that would be pleasing to God by means of obedience. The Holy Spirit and sanctification are two components fundamental for the Christian life according to Paul in Romans. We will discuss and address the Holy Spirit, sanctification and obedience and how these relationships manifests themselves in the life of a Christian through a lifestyle of sound judgement, good morals and ethics....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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The Sin Against The Holy Spirit

- The Sin Against The Holy Spirit On the occasion of Jesus healing a man who was blind, dumb and possessed by a devil, the Scribes and Pharisees accused Him of using power from Beelzebub to work the miracle. (Matt. 12:22-24) The Lord said, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come” (Matt....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, God, Holy Spirit]

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Roles Of The Holy Spirit

- ROLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM THE BOOKS OF LUKE AND ACTS Mark made a strong case for Luke and Acts being a joint work which focuses on the work of the Spirit in the life of Christ and then in the Christian. It is striking how many times Luke reports on the work of the Spirit. The structure behind Driscoll’s talk was to point out all the different things that the Holy Spirit does. We are to be filled with the Spirit also, and to love the Spirit “Filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb.” (Luke 1) The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will overshadow ....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, John the Baptist]

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The Power Of The Holy Spirit

- Whitefield was a man of deep theological convictions that informed every part of his ministry. Though he was often harsh with his critics (one might even call him the original cage-stage Calvinist), he was generally consistent in his beliefs and was not afraid to stand firmly on them. While all of his beliefs were important to his lifelong ministry, there are a few that I believe were foundational to both his preaching style and his overall commitment to ministry: the power of the Holy Spirit, the necessity of a new birth, election/predestination, and a literal heaven and hell....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Holy Spirit, Jesus]

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Christianity And The Holy Spirit

- Luke shares that as Jesus began his ministry, he was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit (Lk 4:14). Although rejected by many, the Holy Spirit assisted Jesus in his teaching in the synagogues, healing of the sick, and deliverance of the possessed. The foundation of the New Testament was created upon the preaching and teaching of the kingdom of God. Further, it was erected on the promise by Christ to build a church that could endure. Jesus states, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18)....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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The Holy Spirit By Stanley M. Burgess

- For many Believers, there is a lack of clear understanding between the different natures of the Holy Spirit. Many, due to theological dogma, have failed to teach the multifaceted manner the Holy Spirit operates in the lives of Believers, while others have neglected the unity of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this paper is to show both the unity and the unique distinctions in the nature of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the history of the Church there has been conflicted regarding the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Holy Spirit And The Christ On The Road Of Damascus

- . First major theme of the book of Acts is the work of the Holy Spirit in the apostles and the early church. Jesus appeared to his disciples and commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but wait for the gift, the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:3b-5) As they gathered together and prayed in one place, the Holy Spirit came to rest on each of them (2:1-3). The disciples who were filled with the Holy Spirit boldly proclaimed God’s word and performed miracles (2:14-42, 3:1-10). Throughout the book, the author focuses on how the Holy Spirt ministers the apostles and the believers in their lives and the community....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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The Holy Spirit, By Mark D. Burnham

- These supernatural acts of the Spirit are not relegated to Acts or the New Testament. The same acts of the Spirit is evident in the New Testament as well. Mark D. McLean instructs us to put out of our minds completely the impression that the Holy Spirit did not come into the world until the Day of Pentecost. Possibly the most direct empowerment connection in the Old Testament is Joel 2:28-32. The connection from Old Testament to New Testament is drawn by Peter in Acts 2:17-18. Here Peter sees the fulfillment of the promise of God that He will “pour out His Spirit upon all flesh.” This verse was the bridge that brought the history of Israel to Pentecost....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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Blood Splatter During The Holy Lands

- Blood Splatter in the Holy Lands The Crusades were probably some of the bloodiest of times in eastern Europe. The Christians of Europe and the Muslims in the former Holy Land were in nearly constant battle for nearly two hundred years during the eleventh through thirteenth centuries. These wars were centered around the Holy Land, and where the roots of Christianity were formed. There are many reasons why these battles began. Nevertheless, one of the main reasons came in Jerusalem, where over 3000 Christians were killed and all Christian churches were demolished or used for other means....   [tags: Crusades, First Crusade, Christianity, Holy Land]

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Revelation Becomes Clear Through The Holy Spirit

- As the language of Revelation becomes clear through the Holy Spirit, the content and operation of God making Himself known to each person is a promise he shares. Worldly awareness of God’s promises is the mindfulness of each human being from their origin to their destruction. Through prayer, the Holy Spirit is the bridge who fills the gap between God, His people by telling them that “Jesus Christ is the bread of life” (John 6:35). It is God’s will that all people have access to the Father, through Christ, made flesh, by the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Jesus]

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John Donne 's Holy Sonnet X

- John Donne’s “Holy Sonnet X,” alternatively referred to as “Death, Be Not Proud,” is a component of a larger group of sonnets. As a whole, Donne’s nineteen Holy Sonnets entreat God’s mercy upon the speaker and herald salvation and victory for Christian believers in a world fraught with opportunities for sin and destruction. “Holy Sonnet X” continues the Christian religious themes of the previous fourteen-line poems; however, instead of maintaining the address to God, “Holy Sonnet X” introduces and directly challenges Death, the personified figure of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: John Donne, Holy Sonnets]

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The Holy Spirit Is A Major Part Of Our Faith

- Global Commentary: Adeyemo, Tokunboh, ed. Africa Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. The Holy Spirit is a major part of our faith, but at the same time it appears that the spirit is one of the least discussed topics amongst western evangelicals. However, through discussion with students and reading a wide range of commentaries I have had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how the Holy Spirit function in our life and the greatness of the gift the Lord has bestowed upon us....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Trinity, Christianity]

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The Day Of Pentecost, Holy Spirit And Beginnings Of The Early Church

- The Day of Pentecost, Holy Spirit and Beginnings of the Early Church Introduction What we consider as the church today started a long time ago. It all began with one man, whose name is Jesus that flipped the world upside its head with one simple message, love. Jesus was born into a poor family, mother whose name is Mary and father, Joseph, the towns carpenter. Jesus was on this Earth thirty years before his ministry started. When he preached he challenged the ideas of that which were held constant for years and through him emanated a physical manifestation of a presence so strong that it drew men unto him....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Glossolalia]

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The Truth Within a Myth

- The Truth Within a Myth Sir Thomas Malory described a small fraction of the myth surrounding the Holy Grail, in his book, Le Morte D'Arthur. In the "The Sangreal", Sir Malory gives an in depth account of The Knights of the Round Table's quest for the ever famous gilded cup. However, the tale of the Holy Grail does not begin nor end there. Within Christianity the form of the Grail is debatable, and throughout society the truth of the Grail is questionable. In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes a quest in which the Knights of the Round Table search and fight for the Holy Grail....   [tags: Papers]

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The Holy Grail Of Coupons Is The Buy One Get One Free Coupon

- It has become more difficult to shop with our economy the way it is. Purchasing items that are necessities come before luxuries. Coupons are becoming increasingly more popular as a way for cutting back on the cost of shopping. I have to admit though I am the customer that used to stand in line complaining about how long it was taking for another customer to sift through their coupons. I had a very wide opening event though that completely changed my thoughts in regards to coupon users. A customer in front of me one day at the store was told by the cashier she had saved seventy dollars....   [tags: Coupons, Buy One Get One Free, products, ]

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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction

- The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The Real Reason For A Quest

- • A quest has five features: 1) a quester, 2) a place to go, 3) a stated reason to go there, 4) challenges and trials during the journey, and 5) a real reason to go there • The real reason for a quest never involves the stated reason o The quester falsely believes that the stated reason is his or her true reason for going on a quest • The real reason for a quest is to gain self-knowledge and to grow through experience • Questers are often young, immature, and inexperienced Chapter 2: “Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion” • Communion constitutes a shared or common experience • In general, eating or drinking with others is a way of saying “I’m with you” • In literature, communion often ex...   [tags: Fiction, Literature, Plot, Novel]

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The Holy Spirit And Luke 's Acts Record Of The Spirit

- It is the Holy Spirit who draws people towards salvation and sanctifies them. These works of the Spirit are inseparable. In fact, it would be an error to separate John’s view of the Holy Spirit and Luke’s Acts record of the Spirit. The Spirit was the initiator of salvation and the power to be sanctified. Romans chapter eight provides the clearest impact of the Spirit at work in the life of a follower. There is power to walk in the Spirit rather than in the old nature (v.4). Also, the Spirit changes the thoughts of a follow to have the mind of Christ (vv....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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Holy Spirit Activity God One Day

- With this atmosphere of Holy Spirit activity God one day asked me to write a course on Revelation. He simply placed the thought on my heart one day as I prepared lectures. I was busy as usual, too busy. As Principal I was teaching four subjects and running the college as well which is a subtle way of saying I was overloaded. I said “yes” to the Lord, but I really meant “maybe” and being so busy I looked to delegate God’s request. The next day I rang a lecturer who I respected a great deal and he agreed to teach the course....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Holy Spirit]

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Did The Holy Spirit Speak Through And Direct The Founders Of The New Prophecy Movement?

- Did the Holy Spirit speak through and direct the founders of the New Prophecy movement. The early Christian church in the second century was vulnerable to heresy, misguided doctrine and false teachers. It was debated whether one of the earliest nominally charismatic movements of the early church was inspired by the Holy Spirit, or by a spirit not sent by God. Montanism had teachings both in and out of agreement with the mainstream church, but was overshadowed by the controversy of prophecy and the biblical standard by which it was approved....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Prophecy]

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John Donne's The Holy Sonnets

- John Donne's The Holy Sonnets By making many references to the Bible, John Donne's Holy Sonnets reveal his want to be accepted and forgiven by God. A fear of death without God's forgiveness of sins is conveyed in these sonnets. Donne expresses extreme anxiety and fright that Satan has taken over his soul and God won't forgive him for it or his sins. A central theme of healing and forgiveness imply that John Donne, however much he wrote about God and being holy, wasn't such a holy man all of the time and tried to make up for it in his writing....   [tags: Donne Holy Sonnets Religion Essays]

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Quest for Religious Freedom

- Freedom as defined is, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The quest for religious freedom is what drove many people to protest, or go as far as fleeing their native country to be able to practice and preach what they believe. There are many stories in history that show how people have stood up and fought for their religion even before we became the United States of America. The people that came over on the Mayflower, and Roger Williams, are both examples of people who weren't at first given religious freedom but went against what they knew to acquire it....   [tags: pilgrims, america, jewish]

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Do Not Let Religion And Doubt Make You Think The Holy Spirit

- Do not let religion and doubt make you think the Holy Spirit is not for you, for now, in this day. The gifts of the Spirit are as available today as they were to those believers of old. After my husband became a Christian it was not long before the Lord gave him visions, and dreams with words of knowledge. Always these gifts were to warn him to protect him, or to witness to someone, or to pray for someone. It amazed him and further sealed his understanding of the power of Jesus Christ. Many of us see the manifestation of the fruits of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity, God]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis

- The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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The Crusades: Really a Holy War?

- The Crusades were one of the most prominent events in Western European history; they were not discrete and unimportant pilgrimages, but a continuous stream of marching Western armies (Crusaders) into the Muslim world, terminating in the creation and eventually the fall of the Islamic Kingdoms. The Crusades were a Holy War of Roman Christianity against Islam, but was it really a “holy war” or was it Western Europe fighting for more land and power. Through Pope Urban II and the Roman Catholic Church’s actions, their proposed motivations seem unclear, and even unchristian....   [tags: crusades, history, ]

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Meditation On The Holy Eightfold Path

- The following passage describes how the protagonist and his friend practice meditation which is a major part of Buddhist custom. In the beginning of the novel, when Siddhartha was still living and practicing in his hometown, his day included learning from the holy books, meditation and ablutions. ¨[Godiva and Siddhartha] went to the banyan tree and sat down, twenty paces apart. As he sat down ready to pronounce the Om, Siddhartha softly recited the verse: ´Om is the bow, the arrow is the soul, Brahman is arrowś goal At which one aims unflinchingly.´ When the customary time for practice of meditation had passed, Godiva rose....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Zen, Meditation]

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The Quest for Peace in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

- Siddhartha, an allegorical novel written by Hermann Hesse, primarily tells the tale of an Indian man, Siddhartha, and his quest for peace and totality during the time of the Buddha. The story focuses on him leaving his family home in India to find this peace and totality, but the theme of this story is not just about Siddhartha, there is an underlying theme which demonstrates that Siddhartha is not the only person searching for this peace, and this quest is not solely the theme of the story for Siddhartha, but for many of the characters, Siddhartha included....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Quest For Saint Aquin By Anthony Boucher

- Science Fiction is writing based off of hard facts and traceable evidence. Religion tends to be a very controversial topic when the plot of a science fiction story involves religious aspects. Religion and science come from polar opposite sides of the spectrum. Science requires the evidence coming from the dry, hard facts and religion is based off of faith and belief of the unknown. The issue religion presents is its untraceability and supernaturalism which creates mass controversy when brought about in science fiction....   [tags: Religion, Science, Science fiction, Fiction]

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How Gilgamech's Quest Becomes a Failure

- ESSAY Gilgamesh’s quest becomes a failure The epic of Gilgamesh (2014) is a long story that portrays the deeds of a great hero. Gilgamesh was portrayed as two-thirds god and one third human. He ruled in the Sumerian city of Uruk and was a great hero of the past, because only such heroes were regarded as divine after death. He quest was not successful. I will prove my point in this essay by focusing on the main metaphor, his relationship with Enkidu, his fame, the rejection of Ishtar, the death of Enkidu and the journey to find eternal life....   [tags: fame, eternal life, gods]

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The Peace Of Augsburg, By Charles V, Emperor Of The Holy Roman Empire

- As Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, lifted his quill and signed the Peace of Augsburg, he hoped to solve the great religious tensions of his region; little did he know it was this very document that would lead to one of the longest and most devastating wars in European history. The Peace of Augsburg (1555) may have solved the immediate conflicts, but it did little to resolve the underlying problem. Within 60 years, a new religious war would break out, forever changing religion 's role in politics....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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Arthurian Folk Tales

- The Arthurian tales are one of the many well known series of folk tales in our history of literature. The stories consist of adventure, romance and quest of King Arthur and other knights of the round table. Most of their quest are very specific to them, and only these specific knights are only person capable of accomplishing these task such as sword in the stone; where Arthur is the only man who can successfully pull the Excalibur from the stone that Merlin casted a spell on, thus beginning Arthur’s life as a king (sacred-text”drawing of the sword”, par 3)....   [tags: arthurian tales]

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Quest For Certainty

- “The Quest for Certainty” The Seven Storey Mountain By Thomas Merton In the autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton explains how he sought to find certainty in his life through religion. Merton began the book by giving an overview of his early childhood. His father was from New Zealand and his mother was an American who lived in France. Both his father and mother were artists and did not earn much money. When his parents needed extra money, Merton’s father would do various jobs in order for the family to survive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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`` The Quest For Vengeance ``

- The act of betrayal may lead to dangerous things. One may be the archetype known as “the quest for vengeance.” This is a universal archetype that occurs in movies, books, songs, poems and more. A quest is the act of seeking something important while, vengeance is defined as the desire for revenge. Together they become a quest for vengeance, known as “the act of seeking revenge” (dictionary.com). This archetype is evident in the poem,” The Odyssey” by Homer. The main character in the novel, Odysseus, has been away from his home, Ithaca for 10 years, Penelope and Telemachus, Odysseus 's wife and son are home hopelessly waiting for the arrival of Odysseus....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hamlet]

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Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible

- Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Overview of Gary Carey's Themes in Treasure Island

- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is not a book with a particular message, rather a simple and pure adventurous tale of a young man seeking treasure and himself. In Themes in Treasure Island by Gary Carey, he explains that folktales are of young men or women who leave their lives behind to seek fortune, such as “the myth of Jason embarking to bring home the dragon-guarded Golden Fleece, Odysseus on his hazardous journey back to Ithaca from Troy, and the medieval romance of Perceval seeking the Grail.” Carey believes all these stories, myths, and tales have one central theme -- it is an adventurous quest....   [tags: Adventurous Quest, Book Analysis]

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The Quest For The Truth

- “The Quest for the Truth” In his short story, “Conversion of the Jews,” Philip Roth illustrates a conflict between faith and reason through a young boy’s endeavors to find the truth. A thirteen-year old Jewish boy, Ozzie, habitually questions Rabbi Binder, since Ozzie’s logical reasoning frequently disagrees with Rabbi Binder’s religious faith. Consequently, Ozzie often finds himself in trouble. One day, he claims that Rabbi Binder “[doesn’t] know anything about God” and runs to the roof, refusing Rabbi Binder and the firemen’s orders to come down....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Israel, Religion]

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Analysis Of The Story ' I Wish Father '

- Carina peered at her mirror, absorbing her reflection. She wore her blonde locks loose and flowing, as was traditional, with a wreath of holly and ivy upon her curls. The royal blue gown, secured with a cream-colored sash around her waist, was stunning; the final product turned out far better than she might have hoped. She fingered the long, light bell sleeves that flowed gently from her elbow to her wrist, but her favorite part of the gown was the tiny, cream-colored beads that adorned the bodice and hem of the dress....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur]

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Holy Light with a Side of Addiction, Please

- A tall, slender man dressed in red and purple plate mail, gripped the short sword and heavy metal shield strapped to his back, and held them at the ready as he watched a beast known only as Beauty charge forward toward both him and his allies. With a few words of magic, the blond haired Blood Elf threw what looked to be a golden replica of his shield and it bounced off of Beauty and onto two of her little magma spewing puppies, snapping their attention to him., as the third puppy ran in fear by the magic of one his Orc allies....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Reciprocal love in John Donne's Holy Sonnets

- Reciprocal love in John Donne's Holy Sonnets Holy Sonnet XV deals with the question of reciprocal love that runs throughout Donne’s religious poetry. The Sonnet is an address of the speaker’s mind to the speaker’s soul; it is a meditation on the Trinity and man’s relationship to God. The poem’s form and the multi-layered conflation throughout expound upon the nature of the Trinity. The theme of humility in reciprocal religious love or receiving and understanding God’s glory (as Donne understood it) runs throughout the poem....   [tags: John Donne Holy Sonnets Essays]

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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest

- The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur]

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