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The Apostle Paul

- Harris calls Paul “the most influential apostle and missionary of the mid-first-century CE church and author of seven to nine New Testament letters” (H G-33). It would be quite an accolade to receive such recognition, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Paul, or Saul, (Saul was his Judean name and Paul was his Roman name (footnotes B 1943)) originally persecuted the ekklesia or “church”. Paul went from persecuting the ekklesia or “church” to being its “most influential apostle and missionary”....   [tags: Religion, New Testament]

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The Life And Ministry Of The Apostle Paul

- The Life And Ministry Of The Apostle Paul The beginnings of my life are an interesting jumble, and they highlight the cosmopolitan world that was the Roman Empire. I was born in an Asian city now located on the southern coast of Turkey called Tarsus in about the year 10. My parents were Jewish, presumably strict Pharisees. They were also Roman citizens. It is important to note that even though Judea was within the Roman Empire most Jews were not Roman citizens. Citizenship outside of Italy was an honor reserved for people who made great contributions to the Empire....   [tags: Religious Creative Writing Paul Christianity]

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Apostle Paul

- Introduction The disciples of Jesus Christ were faithful to record the words and actions of the Lord. Through His actions and character, Jesus Christ influenced history. Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and resurrected, which changed world history as we know it. He told his disciples He would die and on the third day he would be resurrected. Jesus died to pay the sin debt of the world. The Lord led a sinless life, but was the one who took on the sins of the world. There is no other person who has had as much of an impact in history as Jesus Christ....   [tags: Religion, Jesus, Bible]

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Apostle Paul

- Welcome back to the Men’s Huddle Bible study as we continue to look at the second missionary journey of the apostle Paul and his companions. Last week, we looked at the first half of Paul’s second trip. Paul and his companions faced opposition and were even thrown in jail, but that did not stop them from spreading the Word of the Lord. We left off where Paul and his companions went to Lydia’s house before they left. This morning open your Bibles to Acts, chapter 17. Follow along as I read the first 10 verses: Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews....   [tags: Religion, Thessalonica, Silas]

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Seneca and the Apostle Paul: A Study in Comparison

- It is no secret that the pagan philosophy of Stoicism has many parallels with Christian doctrine. In fact, this observation is generally accepted by biblical and philosophical scholars alike. These resemblances are most strongly represented within the moral and ethical teachings of both schools of thought and have been the subject of scholarly debate for many years. However the question lies not in whether such similarities exist but on how they came to be; and this can be answered no better than by the letters of both Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a stoic philosopher, and his contemporary, Paul the apostle....   [tags: Religious History]

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The Apostle Paul

- The Apostle Paul The Apostle Paul was born around the year of 3 A.D. in the Jewish community of Tarsus. When he was born, his strict Pharisee parents dedicated him to the service of God and did all they could to bring him up as good Jew. From age five to ten he studied under his father, a Jewish Pharisee. His father taught him the scriptures and traditional writing. Paul was sent to Jerusalem at about ten years old to attend the rabbinical school of Gamaliel. Gamaliel was the most famous rabbi who is mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 5:34)....   [tags: Papers]

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Paul The Apostle

- Paul the Apostle, was a famous preacher of first century Christianity and was God’s tool used to spread the light of the gospel to the Gentiles. Paul is credited fir having written many books in the New Testament of the Bible. He was born an Israelite to a clan of the tribe of Benjamin, speaking the Aramaic and Hebrew tongues from infancy. He was an enthusiastic student and a stringent devotee of the Torah. He was the man that later had a peculiar meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ while on the road to Damascus....   [tags: christianity, god, preacher]

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Paul The Apostle

- Christianity is one of the major religions of this world. Its foundations are centered on the belief that Jesus Christ was sent by God as a Messiah, and that he gave his life for the sins of humans. It is through the belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ that one can obtain salvation and go on to an eternal life. Paul was an apostle who preached the gospel. Through his letter, 1 Corinthians, Paul conveys the essence of Christianity; he emphasizes on important beliefs and Jesus Christ so that people may go on to living an eternal life....   [tags: religion, christianity, belief]

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Did the Apostle Paul Write the Book of Colossians?

- INTRODUCTORY ISSUES There are many introduction issues pertaining to Colossians authorship. Along with arguments and issues there are a few debates and questioning pertaining to the date, location, and the occasion, but overall all agree. Many scholars have come to the conclusion that Paul indeed is the author of Colossians, but there are some debates and questioning. There are two main arguments that deal with the authorship of the epistle. There is much debate on the literary usage in Colossians and the style in which it is written....   [tags: Bible, Scholars, New Testament]

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The First Letter of Apostle Paul’s to the Corinthians

- ... Corinth had two harbors: (1)Lechaeum, a mile and a half to the west on the Corinthian Gulf, and (2)Cenchrea, six miles to the east on the Saronic Gulf . The Diolkos is the road that connect these two harbors; and small ships that were fully loaded could be hauled across from one harbor to the other, and cargo from the larger ships could be transported by wagons from one to the other (Barker, 1732). Trade flowed through the city from Italy and Spain to the west and from Asia Minor, Phoenicia and Egypt to the east (Barker, 1732) Corinth was also known for a metal compound that it produced called “Corinthian bronze” that was highly valued (Powell 276)....   [tags: greek culture, congregation, problems]

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The Apostle Paul and His Role in the Development of Christianity

- The Apostle Paul and His Role in the Development of Christianity The Apostle Paul is known as the greatest missionary of the early church. Paul, who once vowed to wipe out belief in Jesus Christ, was later converted to do the work of Christ. He would author almost half of the 27 books in the New Testament. He endured sickness, rejection, and repeated attacks on his life to bring the message of God's grace and forgiveness to Gentiles. Paul was the apostle largely responsible for the solid inception and growth of Christianity....   [tags: Papers]

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Morality in Everyman by Peter Van Diest

- Everyman was a play written in the fifteenth century that dealt with mortality (Unknown 265). The purpose of this play was to impart a scrupulous lesson to both a scholarly and unschooled audience (265). While this play has been compared to others such as Pilgrim’s Progress and Confessions, there is a major difference in how salvation is attained (265). The latter mentioned plays elucidate that salvation is received through grace by faith, while the former shows salvation being the result of good works (265)....   [tags: god, apostle paul, christ]

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Historical, Sociopolitical, Cultural Context of Ephesians

- Introduction Analysis of biblical writings has helped us to better understand the challenges and mysteries of scripture. In studying Ephesians 1: 15-23, research will help us draw out the bigger picture of what the writer intends to convey in his message. This passage is a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession in which Paul expresses gratitude to God upon hearing of the Ephesians “faith in the Lord Jesus and love toward all the saints” (1: 15 NRSV). This leads Paul to pray intensively that the Ephesians will gain an expanded awareness of the extraordinary and unsurpassed power of God manifested on their behalf....   [tags: colossians, bible, apostle paul, ]

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The Book of Philemon

- In order to comprehend and gleam the theological insights of Philemon, or any Biblical scripture, it is imperative that, at least, a basic understanding of the historical and cultural principles be present in the mind of the reader. Without a comprehension of these truths, a false understanding or misrepresentation of the text may occur. This is not to say that nothing can be obtained from the scripture in and of itself. However, many deeper details may remain hidden without further exploration....   [tags: Bible, Apostle Paul, Onesimus]

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PAUL'S THORN in the FLESH

- “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure”- 2 Corinthians 12:7, (KJV). To help get a better understanding of how other translations translate the beginning of this verse, which they say, “To keep me from becoming conceited.” We as Christian’s, human beings living on God’s earth, indeed love attention, accolades’, and praise. In the above-mentioned scripture we have here, Paul has received a special gift in which he can receive revelations from God....   [tags: Christianity, Paul, Apostle, Bible, Jesus]

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Christianity: God's Grace

- Introduction Authored by the apostle Paul, the first eight chapters of the book of Romans contain a vastly descriptive and profoundly authoritative message, which summarizes and encapsulates the message of God’s grace. This letter written to the church in Rome is the “most systematic of Paul’s letters,” with an emphasis on the doctrine of Christianity, “reads more like an elaborate theological essay than a letter.” The book of Romans presents the Gospel of Christ as a sure and sound foundation of personal, relational, and cultural beliefs along with supporting those principles with significant revelations of nature and world the reader lives in....   [tags: apostle Paul, romans, bible]

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The Apostle Paul's Writings to the People of Rome on the Matters of the Natural World, Human Identity, Human Relationship and Culture

- ... As Christians, our identity resides in Jesus Christ. It is because of Him that we are able to have everlasting life and share in the Kingdom of Heaven. We are with him because he took on all of our sins at the cross. Romans 5:1-2 says, “Now we have peace with Him (God) because of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through faith in Him we have received God’s grace. We are full of joy because we expect to share in God’s glory.” Paul also talks about “living a new life” (Romans 6) by the baptism into to Jesus death, and by joining him in this death we are putting our sin to the grave, that “we would no longer be slaves to sin.”(Romans 6:7) As a child of God we will, “receive all he has for us; we will...   [tags: Romans 1-8, becoming a Christian]

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The Pauline Epistles I: The book of Romans

- The book of Romans is the book doctrinal written by the Apostle Paul. This book is also a book is unique because it was written and sent without Paul never went to Rome or find churches in Rome. Epistle to the Romans is not to doubt, because in Romans is the basis of the Gospel which is the theme of this book. Therefore it needs to be emphasized that this letter is so important. In these letters Paul provides the most complete statement of the doctrine in the New Testament. If want to know the ins and outs of Christianity, let people check out the writings of Paul to the Romans....   [tags: bible, god, apostle paul, christianity]

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Biblical Exegisis: Ephesians 1: 15-23

- Detailed Analysis Vv. 15-16: I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. Paul’s introductory phrase “for this reason” takes us back to the introductory blessing (1: 3-14) and is the basis for Paul’s prayer. Paul begins this prayer report giving thanks for and encouragement to his audience. Many have taken “I have heard of your faith” as evidence against an Ephesian audience but this does not necessarily imply that Paul does not know them....   [tags: apostle paul, jesus, church]

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Christianity: Promote Right Reaching

- PROMOTE RIGHT TEACHING   Introduction: The perfect example of how Christians are to conduct themselves is described in Titus 2:1-10. This scripture is reaffirmed several times throughout the Bible, and has been the foundation for how society has progressed. Paul begins a list of instructions with the phrase “You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.” If the Bible calls something “sound doctrine” then it is surely important. This sound doctrine is echoed throughout the Bible in many different books, and spoken by many different authors, including Jesus himself....   [tags: scripture, apostle paul, bible calls]

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1 Corinthians

- Paul the Apostle is the central figure in many New Testament writings. Many historians have attributed fourteen New Testament letters to Paul’s writing; seven of these letters are uncontested meaning historians are sure that Paul wrote them, the remaining seven are contested. Paul was not always a Christian; in fact, he persecuted Christians before Christ came and temporarily blinded him. Upon seeing Christ, Paul devoted his life to Christianity and set out to spread the teachings of Christ. Scholars often credit Paul’s leadership to the ability of the Church to become Hellenistic in one generation....   [tags: Bible, Apostle Paul]

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Christianity: Full Surrender to God's Glory

- The life of a fully surrendered Christian, as evidenced by Paul the Apostle, George Müller and Hudson Taylor, impacts his surroundings and leaves a lasting legacy. Hudson Taylor said “God’s man, in God’s place, doing God’s work, in God’s way, will never lack God’s supply.” The Christian who is living life in full surrender shows that in everything they do, they do it for God. Surrender is allowing God to work in you and through you without your own desires getting in the way. A friend of D L Moody once said to him, “The world has yet to see what God can do with one man wholly dedicated to Him.” The lives of these three men, Paul, Müller and Taylor show the power of a fully surrendered lif...   [tags: Paul the Apostle, George Müller, Hudson Taylor]

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Sarah Ruden's Paul Among the People

- In Sarah Ruden’s book, Paul Among the People, Ruden strives to disprove modern society’s common belief that the apostle Paul was a man strongly against women and homosexuality. She makes the claim that he was actually fighting for more equality and love than what Roman society allowed in Paul’s time and even before his time. Ruden compares the words Paul wrote around the middle of 50 A.D. and into the early 60 A.D.’s against other popular literary works of the Roman first and second century B.C.in an effort to challenge contemporary negative thoughts regarding Paul....   [tags: Apostle, Women, Homosexuals]

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Paul's Ministry in Corinth

- Paul's Ministry in Corinth Apostle Paul of Tarsus has been described as a one who "gave his heart and strength as he ministered to each flock" (Moore 115). This description is definitely applicable to Paul?s ministry in Corinth.. Though Paul?s ministry began with a visit to Corinth that is chronicled in Acts 18:1-18, the majority of knowledge about the nature of his relationship with the Corinthians comes from the letters that he wrote to them after his departure.. By examining the account of his initial visit and the letters, it is possible to determine a few of Paul?s main themes.....   [tags: Paul Ministry Religion Essays]

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Paul, the Motherly Paterfamilias

- Paul, the Motherly Paterfamilias Introduction In Paul's time the role of paterfamilias in Roman households—as well as in general society—was that of an authoritarian ruler with absolute control over all people in his realm. In his letters to the congregations that he had founded and towards which he felt paternal affection, the apostle Paul transcended this dominating relationship by expressing deep emotions of longing and affection. He also nurtured them by sharing his life with them and helping them resocialize to Christianity....   [tags: History Paul Historical Essays]

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Paul of Tarsus

- Saul (later called Paul) of Tarsus Paul the Apostle, was a famous preacher of first century Christianity and was God’s tool used to spread the light of the gospel to the Gentiles. Paul is credited fir having written many books in the New Testament of the Bible. He was born an Israelite to a clan of the tribe of Benjamin, speaking the Aramaic and Hebrew tongues from infancy. He was an enthusiastic student and a stringent devotee of the Torah. He was the man that later had a peculiar meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ while on the road to Damascus....   [tags: christ, gospel, gentiles]

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Introduction to Philippians

- Introduction to Philippians With possibly fourteen of the twenty-seven books in the New Testament, and no less than seven attributed to him, the Apostle Paul of Tarsus undoubtedly altered and continues to alter the course of Christianity. Through his extensive mission work, preaching, and letter writing, Paul has left behind an immense legacy that few people in history can compare to. To this day, some two thousand years later, Paul and his writings are extensively researched, discussed, and debated across all of Christianity and much of the non-Christian world....   [tags: Bible, Apostle]

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Paul after the Damascus Road

- The Apostle Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, is a central figure within both Christian tradition and New Testament thought and writing. With such a crucial place, it is vital that we come to understand more of his life and thinking, as well as the world in which he and, more specifically, his theology were shaped. With this in mind, this essay will seek to explore Paul’s conversion and call experience as understood from Acts, and his personal references to it, drawing from them the ways in which this time was significant for Paul’s theological thinking, as expressed in his letters and work....   [tags: Christian Theology]

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Bible: Hope in the Letters of Paul

- Hope (in Paul) The term “hope” appeared many times within the letters of Paul, fifty-four in the NIV Bible to be exact. The Greek term that Paul used for “hope”, “ἐλπίς ”, conveys a sense of trust in a divinely given future. Paul amplified this definition for hope in Romans; he wrote, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?” Paul expressed this same idea that hope comes through God throughout his letters . Paul prayed, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This verse of prayer clearly exemplified Paul’s belief t...   [tags: god, christians, New Testament]

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Analysis of Paul's Letter To The Romans

- In continuance of Romans chapter 5 verse 20, the next sentence of this verse reads as follows: “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound”, notice, the beginning portion of the sentence as stated just before the comma is implemented, it says, “But where sin abounded. What this means is, that where sin was exceedingly plentiful and beyond measure in the sense of it having dominion, it no longer abound having dominion over the lives of those who were born and shaped in iniquity, but instead are made free from this curse through Jesus Christ....   [tags: Christianity]

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New Perspectives on Paul

- People have been struggling with the writings of the Apostle Paul from the time he first walked on this earth and began proclaiming the gospel all over the eastern part of the world. However, over the past 50 years the debate has intensified as leading scholars have come to different interpretations of Paul’s literature. This has led to a reexamination of Paul’s writings and the articulation of a strong defense of one’s beliefs about the historical Paul. This paper is being written in order to articulate some of the newer positions pertaining to Pauline Research and to provide some possible implications from their outcomes....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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St. Paul's Missions

- Introduction/Thesis The Apostle Paul (formerly Saul) is responsible for the spread of Christianity throughout the areas of Asia Minor and Greece. Through his 3 mission trips to the region Paul created a base of support for the Christian faith and implemented a support strategy for future growth. The time period for his journeys was 45 AD – 58 AD. The story of Paul is interesting from the perspective that the man best known as the author of most of the New Testament started out as a devout Jew and despised the Christian faith....   [tags: Christian History]

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Bible: Paul's Epistles

- The Book of Romans was written around 57-58 A.D. Paul was writing to the Church in Rome from Corinth. It had long been his desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel of Christ. Paul was a Roman citizen and felt a kinship with his fellow Romans. The occasion of writing was the desire of the apostle to labor in the great city, a desire which had thus far been hindered, and the opportunity was furnished by the departure of Phoebe from Corinth to Rome. Still firm in his purpose to see and preach in Rome, a letter to the church would tend to prepare the way....   [tags: New Testament, Rome, Greek]

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What were the main arguments of Paul's opponents in Galatia

- What were the main arguments of Paul’s opponents in Galatia. What arguments did Paul use to respond to them. Undoubtedly,the author of Galatians was Paul and it may have been the earliest of his letters. It’s brief, emotional and controversial, and its importance far exceeds its size. Martin Luther, claimed Galatians as ‘my epistle. I am married to it’ and this letter became the cornerstone of the Protestant Reformation. Paul’s letter is addressed to the churches in Galatia (Galatians 1.2) but the location of these churches is a matter of debate....   [tags: Bible, Galatia]

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Paul's letter to the Galatians

- OUTLINE I. When and where Galatians was written II. Why Galatians was written III. Who wrote Galatians IV. Paul's stand on his authority in the Letter to the Galatians V. The primary themes of the book of Galatians VI. Conclusion Paul's Letter to the Galatians Where, when, why, and by whom Galatians was written as well as the issue, of Paul's authority, addressed by him in his letter and the primary themes are all important in order to understand this book. "The Letter of Paul to the Galatians" is the ninth book of the New Testament in the Bible....   [tags: Religion]

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Evangelism: From Paul to Modern-Day Korea

- The Evangelism Theology of Paul Apostle Paul was a man who dedicated himself to the evangelism, church planting, and disciple making. This author will examine the biblical answers of relationship evangelism for contemporary churches through the research on Paul’s ministry revealed in Acts. Synagogue-centered Evangelism The main concern of Paul to witness God’s gospel was on the Jews (Rom. 1:16). It approves why he visited synagogues whenever he went to each towns. Except for Philippi , he mostly employed synagogues strategically as contact points to deliver Good News....   [tags: Christianity]

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Paul's Ministry to Thessalonica

- The Apostle Paul was a traveling man. One must simply look at the various places where he preached and established churches to confirm this fact. The letters of Paul found in the canonical Bible establish connections with Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, and Thessalonica. Paul was heavily involved with the formation of the church in the final location, a city now known as Thessalonki, and continued to support it through his letters. The church in Thessalonica dealt with much oppression and persecution during its formative years....   [tags: Bible Christianity Religion Papers]

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A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons

- True Grace of God A Background Study of Peter’s First Epistle and the Preparation of Five Texts for Expository Sermons Peter was an apostle of Jesus Christ; he was brought to Jesus by his brother Andrew and became one of Jesus’ first disciples1. He became a prominent member of the 12 disciples, being with James and John a member of the innermost circle around Jesus. He served at times as a spokesman for the group2 and he was with Jesus on the mount of transfiguration3. The first Epistle of Peter most commonly known as First Peter....   [tags: New Testament, Apostle, Commentary]

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Apostolic Ministry in Rome

- Apostolic Ministry in Rome According to tradition, there are two apostles who ministered in Rome. While some modern scholars question whether the Apostle Peter was ever in Rome, he is certainly the most celebrated Apostle of the city. A simple example of this is that the largest basilica in Rome (and one of the largest in the world) is named in honor of Saint Peter. The Apostle Paul's existence in Rome is less disputed and even though he is less commemorated nearly two millennia later. The circumstances surrounding Peter and Paul's arrivals in Rome, their ministries in Rome, and their deaths are worth examining since these two figures are still remembered nearly two millennia after th...   [tags: Apostle Peter Italy Rome Papers]

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Discipleship: James and Paul

- We see throughout the letters that Paul wrote to the early churches that there have been issues that have led to disagreements. As time has moved on and the church canonized the bible these disagreements have been formed and fortified through hand picking scripture that best defends ones point of view. Often times regardless of the context of passage. One of the most common arguments stems from the Book of James and the idea that it somehow disagrees with idea of salvation through faith that is expressed through the letters of Paul....   [tags: church leaders, christianity]

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St Vincent de Paul

- A Man Whom Everyone Knew Was a Saint St Vincent de Paul was born into a Europe torn apart. The cement that held Europe together had been Catholicism, but Luther and other Protestants had broken that unity forever. The Calvinist came from Switzerland to France with protestant Bibles around 1550, Calvinist intervention vastly grew through Gallic land astonishingly rapid. The Roman Catholic Church was concerned at its loss of control over souls; the government feared Protestant demands for local rule....   [tags: Humble, Compassionate]

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Biblical Essay: Analysis of Paul's Letter To The Galatians

- Biblical Essay: Analysis of Paul's Letter To The Galatians When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile's right to be Christians, became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want to be an apostle to gentiles. According to him, Jesus appeared to him in AD 32 or 36, and told him to preach the good news to the gentiles (Gal 1:16)....   [tags: Religion]

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The New Testament: Ephesians

- INTRODUCTORY ISSUES Throughout many of Paul’s letters there are many debates pertaining to the authorship, destination, date, and the purpose. In the book of Ephesians many scholars debate on the authorship and if Paul actually wrote the letter, or if it was a scribe. Although there are some debates on whether Paul actually wrote it or not, he does refer to himself twice in the letter. In 1:1 and in 3:1 Paul states himself, 1:3 states, “For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles” (NIV) In verse 1:3 Paul states that he is a prisoner, therefore it is debated that he did not specifically write this because he was imprisoned in Rome at this time....   [tags: analysing the Bible, religious beliefs, Paul]

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The Insight into Revelations 1:9-20: Bible Study

- To understand and interpret the Bible correctly, one must first have accepted the fact that he is a sinner and has ask Jesus into his heart as his own personal savior. The interpretation of the Bible is difficult and can be time consuming. A lack of time in studying the bible can lead to serious errors and faulty interpretations. For one to prevent this, attention to the principles involved in interpretation of the scriptures must be understood and followed. The first principle is hermeneutics which is the “science (principles) and art (task) by which the meaning of the biblical text is determined” (Zuck p.20)....   [tags: apostle john, biblical text, hermeneutics]

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The Life and Writings of St. Paul

- The Life and Writings of St. Paul Paul, formerly a persecutor of Christians, was on the road to Damascus when suddenly God spoke to him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4) God asked. Paul was then blinded and led by his friends to Damascus, where a disciple named Ananias was waiting for him. Ananias cured Paul’s blindness and baptized him. From then on, Paul was devoted to spreading the Good News all over the world. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a little while, preaching that Jesus is the Son of God....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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The New and Old Testament

- Introduction The Bible is the Word of God. It is God’s message for all of humanity. The Bible is divine revelation, breathed by God, written by men, and is applicable for all of humanity. In today’s world, there is controversy over if the inerrancy of the Bible and inspiration of the writers; however, there is little controversy over the simple fact of the New Testament, as a whole, itself. The Bible is not one long book, but rather, the Bible is a book consisting of various letters and manuscripts from throughout the history of mankind....   [tags: church, god, apostle, elders]

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Galatians Bible Argument

- I. Introduction 1:1-9 In this opening chapter, Paul begins with a formal introduction of himself. He asserts the source from whom he obtained his apostolic call and ministry from- the risen Christ and “God the Father” (v.1). He follows with a stern rebuke of the Galatian Christians who have allowed themselves to be duped into to embracing the heretical teachings promulgated by the Judaizers. A. Salutation 1:1-5 Paul establishes his credentials forthrightly and formally. This was crucial in terms of validating the ensuing message of the epistle....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Paul]

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Bible Passage Ephesian 1:15-23

- ... The audience are general Christian believers, and gentiles. The circumstances were to not slip into the wrong path full of temptatoins, and to make sacrifices. Make sacrifices because Jesus had sacrificed his only Son for us. The audiences relationship with god is that their relationship with God was good, and showed respect for them. I found that the relationship with the author was fair, the people he was preaching to are wanting to be followers of christ. The reason to this prayer that is being said by Paul, is that Paul Hopes that his audience will be “fully endowed with the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Paul's prayer to Jesus, Bible studies]

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Paul's Character in Paul's Case

- Paul's Character in Paul's Case Pauls's Case is the story of a young man who struggles with his identity. Paul feels that he knows where he belongs, but his family and teachers refuse to support his choices. In the middle of Paul's Case, there is a switch in narration. At this point, the reader can associate with Paul and his problems. Paul struggles with both internal and external conflicts, causing him to be quite a puzzling character. From tha perspective of his family and teachers, Paul seems abnormal....   [tags: Paul]

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Use of Symbols in Paul's Case

- Symbols are one of those most important things to a story. They share the meaning of themselves, as well as the meaning for something else. Symbols usually make the important ideas stick out as well as make the reader have different ideas of what is actually being said. One of the many symbols in “Paul’s Case” is flower’s. From violets to carnations, the flowers Paul talks about are ones of many meanings. The flowers represent a continual motif, expressing Paul’s character. The narrator expresses the teacher’s views towards Paul’s flowers, “…his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation…” (Cather)....   [tags: Paul's Case]

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The Setting of Paul's Case

- The setting of the short story “Paul’s Case” is clear and appropriate for the story. This is because Paul's feelings in the story happen to have a direct connection to the setting of the story. The East Coast of the United States is where the story takes place. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Newark, New Jersey, and then on to New York, New York, the exact setting differs throughout the story. “…the dull dawn was beginning to show grey when the engine whistled a mile out of Newark” (Cather)....   [tags: Paul's Case]

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The Tragic Tale of Paul's Case

- The Tragic Tale of Paul's Case Love could have saved Paul in Willa Cather's "Paul's Case," but love does not find Paul. It is withheld within the hearts of all the people that could have shown affection toward Paul. Although Paul's life ends in suicide, Paul's English teacher, Charley Edwards, or Paul's father could have prevented his premature death.   First, Paul's English teacher could have prevented Paul's suicide. After her confrontation with Paul at the chalkboard, she becomes Paul's greatest school adversary....   [tags: Paul]

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The Acts of the Apostles

- ... The temple area, especially the court of the Gentiles, was able to contain around 200,000 people, so to say that three thousand people were saved is a good number. The audience was “devote men who were familiar with the Scriptures and who had been in the city during the agonizing period of the crucifixion” . None of this could have happened without the work of the Holy Spirit. Also, it is important to note that the common life was marked by praises of God, joy in the faith, and sincerity of heart, but the narrative of Acts will show that it was not always like this....   [tags: Bible studies, Luke, early Church]

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A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ

- A Comparison of Winthrop and Edwards to the Apostles of Christ         I find John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards to be the most fascinating writers I have ever read. For one, they are the "apostles" of our time. Second, their comparisons to the apostles of Christ are too close to ignore.   There are three historical, Christian milestones. One being after the death of Christ where an evangelical movement of Christ's disciples, friends and brothers preached on how Jesus Christ was the Messiah and the Son of God....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Paul Walker's Life and Movies

- “If one day speed kills me, don’t be sad because I died smiling” Born in California in 1973, Paul Walker made his debut in the 1986 horror spoof Monster in Your Closet. After appearing in a couple television shows in the 1990s staring Charles in Charge, Who's the Boss, The Young and the Restless, Walker gained attention with a role in the film Varsity Blues, and his TV days were officially in the past. After working in movies like She's All That and The Skulls, Paul got his role in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious, which would become his star vehicle and keep him busy through four sequels....   [tags: paul walker, fast and furious, speed]

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Description of Saint Paul's Cathedral in England

- I have had many experiences that changed my outlook towards life. One of them was when I went to London, England. It was called St. Paul’s Cathedral. I had never been to a “cathedral” before, and I didn’t especially care to go and look at one. But my coach made me, and when we got there I heard a voice in my head yelling, “You’re going to hate this!” Regardless I was there and without chance to leave, so I figured I might as well try to appreciate it. Boy, am I glad I did because as I stood at the bottom of the enormous concrete steps towards the doors of St....   [tags: cathedral, london, st. paul's]

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Interactional View Theory by Paul Waltzawick

- The Interactional view is based on systems theory and was developed by Paul Waltzawick. Waltzawick was a part of the Palo Alto group because he was one of twenty scholars and therapists who was inspired by, and worked with anthropologist Gregory Bateson. The Palo Alto group does not focus on why a person acts a certain way, instead the focus is on how that behavior affects everyone in the group (Griffin, 2012, p.182). “Family system is an autonomous, mutually dependent network of feedback loops guided by members’ rules; the behavior of each person affects and is affected by the behavior of another” (Griffin, 2012, p.182)....   [tags: systems theory, Paul Waltzawick]

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John Paul The Second's Life And Death

- Pope John Paul II, had been the leader of the Roman Catholic Church since 1978. Before his death he had assumed a greater political role in world affairs than any other Pope in recent history. He was fluent in eight languages, and was a frequent traveler of the world and was the first Pope in over 60 years to visit an Islamic country. Pope John Paul II has extended his influence in farthest reaches of the world. He became the most influential promoter for peace and human rights in the last two decades....   [tags: John Paul Pope Biography Catholic]

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Analysis of Paul’s Case by Willa Cather

- According to many readers of Paul’s Case, this is a short story that shows affection, passion, and most of all enthusiasm. Willa Cather seems to base her stories off of daily life and events that she thought progressed in many lives. Her passion for writing showed in her literature giving a visualization on what people think doesn’t occur in the regular life of a person. Also throughout Willa Cather’s short stories she gave examples upon her childhood and her time spent in a small town she grew up in....   [tags: Analysis of Paul’s Case]

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Willa Cather's Paul‟s Case: A Study in Temperament

- Willa Cather‟s “Paul‟s Case: A Study in Temperament” (1905) invites the reader to wonder, “What really is Paul‟s case?” Cather provides us with ample clues and descriptions of Paul‟s temperament with remarkable detail and insight into the human psyche considering that she had no formal background in psychology and that she was writing when Sigmund Freud was just beginning to publish his theories and was therefore writing by intuitive observation rather than by using a scientific approach. Because “Paul‟s Case” is written much like a descriptive analysis or case study in a patient‟s temperament, the reader is left with several details about Paul that are mysterious and psychiatrically and med...   [tags: Paul's Case 2014]

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The Development of the Roman Catholic Church

- ... According to Bishop Mark J. Seitz, even if Jesus hadn’t made it clear that he was to lead his people, the apostles would’ve known and would’ve understood and probably would’ve let him become the first “Bishop of Rome” . Maybe it is right to say that he took up his cross, because he was martyred on an upside down cross. At that time, the term used for what we now know to be Pope was actually replaced by Bishop, because there were so few Christians back then; however the “Bishop of Rome” did have more power over the Church than the other Bishops....   [tags: apostles, papacy, god]

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Importance of Point of View in The Story Paul’s Case

- In the story “Paul’s Case”, point of view plays a huge role in the telling of this short story written by Willa Cather in 1905. This is a story of a young boy who has to perform on a daily basis for society and hide his true self. In Paul's case Cather uses the point of view to show pauls emotion towards other character and his daily routine this helps better understand what the character is going through and the choices he makes. It also shows the reader how the world sees him and what he thinks of himself....   [tags: willa cather, pov, paul's case]

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Paul 's Unhealthy Desire in Paul's Case

- Paul 's Unhealthy Desire in Paul's Case In her short story "Paul's Case," Willa Cather tells the tale of a young boy's struggle to separate himself from his common, everyday life and the people he shared it with. Paul admired the opulence of the theater, the wardrobe, the perfumes, the lights, the colors, the flowers, and the champagne. When he realized it wasn't possible to have these things, he threw his life away. Cather's purpose was to show that, by focusing on what he didn't have, Paul could not live at all....   [tags: Paul's Case Essays]

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Paul Taylor's Respect for Nature: Human Superiority

- In Respect for Nature, Paul Taylor develops the following four elements of the biocentric outlook on nature: 1. Humans are members of the Earth's community of life in the same sense and on the same terms as other living things. 2. The natural world is an interdependent system. 3. Each organism is a Teleological Center of Life (TCL) with a good of its own. 4. Humans are not inherently superior to other living things. Taylor believes that if one concedes and accepts the first three components then acceptance of the fourth component is not unreasonable....   [tags: Paul Taylor, biocentric outlook on nature]

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The Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar: We Wear the Mask and When Malindy Sings

- Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in a northern town near Dayton, Ohio on June 27, 1872 (Brawley 12). His parents instilled in him the value of an education, and he excelled at the all-white Dayton Central High-school where he held the titles of class president, the president of the school literary society, and the editor of the school's newspaper (15). Dunbar was extremely well learned; he spoke and wrote in Standard English, but just as often his poetry was written in black dialect. As one of the first professional African American literary figures (Baym 1038), Paul Laurence Dunbar's poetry consists of two distinct styles: his dialect pieces with the simple rhyme schemes of the ballad lyrical...   [tags: Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry]

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Paul’s Case

- Taking a deeper look into a story can help a reader see and understand a story better. By looking into a story, the little details stand out about the characters. The reader can understand so much better when reading between the lines. By reading between lines the reader can learn more about the characters in the story and understand them better. Also the setting in the story is more clear and easier to see. When taking a farther look into the story, the conflicts the character face make more sense....   [tags: Paul’s Case]

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The Beatles and the Paul McCartney Hoax

- I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted in order to make sense in the prank, but after an explanation, the clues are perfectly coherent....   [tags: Research Papers Paul mcCartney Essays]

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Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

- Do you think it’s possible to have a positive outcome after accidentally killing someone. It can happen, and this book shows you how. The message that the author sends is important, and the story is laid out in a unique way that makes it interesting to read. After being humiliated at a party, 16-year-old Brent drives away intoxicated and makes the last minute decision to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on a busy highway, he ends up killing someone else. The victim is another 16-year-old female named Lea....   [tags: Whirligig, Paul Fleischman]

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Character Analysis Apostle John

- Character Analysis Apostle John John was a dedicated apostle of Jesus Christ. His adult life was dedicated towards serving Christ and his doctrines. From his time of appointment to the ascension of Christ, John was among the disciples chosen to spread the word of God. After the ascension of Christ, John continues with his service to Christ, spreading the word of God from Galilee, across borders to Greece. The paper will illustrate the various lessons that can be demonstrated through John’s life, preaching and service to Christ....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Paul's Case by Willa Cather - Socrates’ Perspective of the Courageous Paul

- Paul's Case by Willa Cather - Socrates’ Perspective of the Courageous Paul In "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather, Paul becomes aware of the fact that his life is not exactly what could be called "liveable." His physical home leaves something to be desired, his teachers clearly dislike him, and his father is not the "model" father. Paul feels that these things are unjust and detrimental to his life. Due to the unjust things in his life, he decides to rid himself of them by running away....   [tags: Cather Paul's Case Essays]

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The Apostle of Obedience

- The Apostle of Obedience The atrocities, committed by the Muslim invaders, had, no doubt, put the indigenous population of India into great suffering. But the impact of the Brahmanical malpractices was much greater. Through the convention of rituals and caste discrimination the Hindu priesthood was plundering the innocent people. Under such circumstances Bhai Lehna was born on March 31, 1504, AD, at village Mate-dee-Saran in the present District of Ferzpore in Punjab. His father, Baba Pheru Mal, ran a successful business of rope making....   [tags: Papers]

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Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

- Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis Bud Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, takes place in Flint, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan. It took place in the 1920's (during the depression). It is about a boy named Bud Caldwell who is on a search to find his father. He uses lies throughout the whole book to get him where he wants to go. He is 10 years old and his mother died when he was 6. Bud tells everyone she died a fast and painless death. Buds mother never did directly tell Bud who his father was, but she did give him a lot of hints....   [tags: Bud Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis]

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Irony and Symbolism in Willa Cather's Paul's Case

- Irony and Symbolism in Willa Cather's Paul's Case  "Paul's Case," by Willa Cather, is a story that deals with a young boy who does not feel that he lives a life befitting of him. Upon a close reading, it is evident that "Paul's Case" is ruled by irony and symbolism, which are apparent in the story through the words of the narrator. The irony woven throughout the text builds up to an epiphonic moment, a main paradox in the story, which reveals to the reader Paul's true nature. Paul believes that everyone around him is beneath him....   [tags: Cather Paul's Case Essays]

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- John the Apostle John the Apostle, one of the brothers who gained the nickname "Sons of Thunder", was Jesus' favorite apostle to him. John was there when they feel asleep in the garden, which he takes harshly to that he did, and he also was at the foot of the cross when Jesus was being crucified. The Romans exiled him to the island of Patmos when he was about the age of 80 for the reason that he had converted many people even when he was in jail. The Romans tried to execute John before this time by boiling him in a pot of oil, but God delivered him for the scorching oil and he got out of the pot without a burn on him....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Paul's Case by Willa Cather

- Analysis of Paul's Case by Willa Cather Willa Cather’s “Paul’s Case” is a story about a young 16 year-old man, Paul, who is motherless and alienated. Paul’s lack of maternal care has led to his alienation. He searches for the aesthetics in life that that he doesn’t get from his yellow wallpaper in his house and his detached, overpowering father figure in his life. Paul doesn’t have any interests in school and his only happiness is in working at Carnegie Hall and dreams of one-day living the luxurious life in New York City....   [tags: Paul's Case Willa Cather Literature Essays]

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A Comparison of Two Articles on Henri Paul

- A Comparison of Two Articles on Henri Paul Diana, princess of Wales died on 30th August 1997. She died in a car crash In a Paris tunnel. At the time she had divorced Prince Charles who was the father or her two children, (Prince William and Harry), and was in a relationship with Dodi Alfayed....   [tags: Henri Paul Princess Diana Compare Contrast]

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St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England

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Biography of Pope John Paul the Second

- Biography of Pope John Paul the Second The most recognised man in the world, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland on the 18th May, 1920. When he was born he was given the name Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Karol after his father and Jozef after the father of Jesus Christ. He was referred to affectionately as Lolek. By the age of 21 the Pope had experienced great loss with the deaths of all the immediate members of his family. His mother died when he was only 8 years old, his elder brother, a doctor, when he was 12 and his father when he was just 21....   [tags: Popes Religion Religious John Paul Essays]

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Willa Cather's Short Story Paul's Case

- Willa Cather's Short Story "Paul's Case"      In Willa Cather’s short story Paul’s Case we learn of a young man who is fighting what he fears most: to be as common and plain as his world around him. How others perceive Paul only encourages him to fulfill his dream of escaping his monotonous lifestyle. Paul feels he is drowning in his everyday environment and his only breath of air is his savior: the theater.      Paul has very little interest in his class studies. This leaves him open to distraction and eventually criticism....   [tags: Willa Cather Paul's Case Essays]

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