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The Christian Tradition

- As Christians, it is important to look into the history of the church to examine what the forefathers of the faith have been through in order to bring the Christian religion to where it is today. It is also important to see how the faith has developed over time and how doctrine was written and rewritten. One of the figures that have had an impact on the modern day Christian tradition is Athanasius. Not much is known about Athanasius’ early life other than that he was born into a wealthy Christian family in Alexandria somewhere between 293-295 AD which was the time of the Diocletian persecutions (Rearden 2005, p.33)....   [tags: Christianity, Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christendom]

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Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism

- ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel]

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Sexual Ethics, The Christian Tradition And The Liberal Tradition

- There are two views to be considered in sexual ethics, the Christian tradition and the liberal tradition. The Christian tradition believes that sex is special and creates an intimate personal relationship between two people. Whereas the liberal frame sex as just an act that requires two peoples informed consent but other then, that it is no special than any other humanly act. Views on pornography will are consistent to both beliefs, Christian’s more specifically Benn, would argue that pornography will orient one’s sexual desires away from building an intimate relationship....   [tags: Human sexuality, Human sexual behavior]

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The Problem of Evil in the Judeo-Christian Tradition Depicted in Hicks' Philosophy of Religion

- The problem of evil is a difficult objection to contend with for theists. Indeed, major crises of faith can occur after observing or experiencing the wide variety and depths of suffering in the world. It also stands that these “evils” of suffering call into question the existence of an omnibenevolent and omnipotent God of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The “greater good defense” tries to account for some of the issues presented, but still has flaws of its own. In the excerpt from Philosophy of Religion, John Hicks outlines the problem of evil as such: (a) If God were truly omnibenevolent, he would then wish to eliminate all evil; (b) If God is were truly omnipotent, he would then be capable...   [tags: religion, theology, Philosophy of Religion]

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Conscience in Christian Tradition

- Introduction. `Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil...'Gaudium et Spes (64). This opening quote from the Second Vatican Council is a good place to start in attempting to explore the complex subject of conscience. It indicates that conscience is something that can be known, based on love and is not just an individual personal thing. Conscience and having a soul are two of the distinguishing features of our humanity that set us apart from other species....   [tags: Religion]

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Bringing the Dead Christ to the Patron in the Christian Tradition

- Bringing the Dead Christ to the Patron in the Christian Tradition Art during the Christian tradition was produced to enhance the worship of saintly figures by church patrons. Paintings were not only used to tell a biblical story but also to form emotional connections between the patrons and the principles of the church. Artists in the Christian tradition strived to portray events of religious importance with maximum drama to make a lasting impression. They did this by applying artistic advances in ways that draw the patron into the painting....   [tags: essays papers]

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Angels in Christianity

- From the beginning of time, angels have played a significant role in Christianity and other western religions. Although, they are often seen as the supporting players in the scripture, they are an essential character to the nature of the stories mentioned in these scriptures. Therefore angels still play a significant role in Christianity and portray the character of a multifaceted and multidimensional divine being around the world (Patella 59). This development of the role of angels in the Christian Tradition doesn’t only have an impact through the stories read in the scriptures or from the portrayal of Angels in Christmas decoration or Christian movies, but they also serve an important purp...   [tags: God, Christian tradition, Bible, Jesus, religion]

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The Tradition Of The Church

- Within his article on “Tradition,” Williams attempts to define tradition and appraise whether or not tradition is normative, sustainable (through the Holy Spirit) or if it is corruptible. Williams starts by trying to define tradition, where he identified that there are several problems with defining tradition. In this article he determines that it is difficult to define what tradition is because the church has relied both on the oral and written traditions when constructing scripture. However, Williams identifies the possible definition of tradition lies in the church’s scriptural reformulation and interpretation through the lens of the church’s teaching....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, New Testament]

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Christian Fundamentalism And The Nature Of Christianity

- Jesus said, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves” (New International Version, Matt. 10.16). Does the troubling dichotomous nature of Christ’s words reflect the overall nature of Christianity. Not only was Jesus Christ a pacifist in name, but he was a living testament of unabated altruism, love and compassion. Yet, in some ways, the Christian tradition, in particular, Christian fundamentalism, is diametrically opposed to Christ’s teachings....   [tags: Christianity, Christian terms, Jesus]

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Christian Theology And Religious Beliefs

- Everybody has some idea of theology. Sikhs, Muslims, Confucionists and Buddhists have a theological standpoint. Agnostics, Mystics, and Atheists have theological arguments for what they believe. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Christian Scientists have strong theological points for their beliefs. Webster’s definition of theology is “the study of religious faith, practice, and experience: the study of God and God’s relation to the world: a system of religious beliefs or ideas.” Everybody has a thought about theology....   [tags: Christianity, Theology, Christian terms, Bible]

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Christianity As A Living Religious Tradition

- Through the close study of two of the aspects shown in the diagram, their contributions allow Christianity to be considered a living religious tradition. The significant contributions of Pope John XXIII, during both his papal and Pre-papal life have had everlasting effects on not only Catholicism, but Christianity as a whole and lead to the sense of Christianity being a living religious tradition. His works include two Papal encyclicals, Mater et Magistra and Pacem in Terris, along with his work being Apostolic Delegate of Greece and Turkey....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Religion, Baptism]

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A Study On The Faith Tradition

- The faith tradition that I follow is Catholicism and from what my current understanding about my faith tradition and what is said about the interaction with the environment, is that all followers of the Catholic faith and all Christian faith traditions in general, is that all must respect God’s earth and his creations. As a Catholic, my family and I strongly believe that God created the earth and heaven as a place where his creations live throughout the circle of life. God created an environment for his people that would teach and provide his people with the resources that they need in order to live and survive....   [tags: Pope John Paul II, Catholic Church, Christianity]

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Religion And American Political Tradition

- “Change Over Time” Religion and American Political Tradition One of the most religious and diverse countries in the world, the United States has demonstrations of all the major religions of the world, flooded with religious minorities, and although such extensive diversity is found, many consider the U.S. to be a “Christian nation”. Protestantism is the predominant branch of Christianity in the United States, despite the Protestant tradition being divided into many smaller denominations, each with its unique characteristics....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, United States]

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Religious Texts : Christian And Islamic Traditions

- Religious Texts: Christian and Islamic Traditions Religious texts constitute a fundamental role in their religious tradition; typically sanctified or consecrated scriptures, religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. The Bible and the Quran are two such revered texts of Christianity and Islam, each expressing the revelations and messages communicated by their respective divine entities. Whilst these religious texts possess significant similarities in their intrinsic nature, it is, however, due to the profound differences amongst these traditions that have resulted in the development of these distinct religions and t...   [tags: Qur'an, Islam, Jesus, Bible]

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The Relationship Of Sacred Scripture And Sacred Tradition

- Background on the relationship of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition: The theological interrelationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, was first challenged by the Protestant Reformation and the Reformers’ espousal of the sola scriptura doctrine, which opposed the “accumulated customs, practices and speculative prepositions” or “human traditions” that had proliferated in late medieval Catholicism of the 16th century, where they alleged that such traditions distorted the evangelical message of the Bible, and that the Bible alone provides all authoritative teaching for Christian life....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Second Vatican Council]

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Milton 's Reformation Of The Epic Tradition

- Milton’s Reformation of the Epic Tradition The epic genre has existed for centuries and it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, as culture and values change so does the epic tradition. Milton played a large role in introducing the Christian worldview to the epic tradition through the epic poem Paradise Lost. Instead of continuing the tradition through humanistic values, Milton applies his faith to the epic genre and allows Christian values and truths to permeate through the text of Paradise Lost....   [tags: Paradise Lost, John Milton, Adam and Eve]

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A Plight Of A People : Black Literary Tradition

- A Plight of a People: Black Literary Tradition Finds Strength in Biblical Text Black literature confronts and questions the essence of the American consciousness. Intertwined to the fabric of the American people, the state and the nation’s ideals we find a disturbing history of brutal exploitation and dehumanization. Out of this plight, rise to vitality a collection of written initiatives that identify the acceptance of Blackness as the most pressing American affair. Within this canon of work, the Abolitionist movement rises to the attention of the slave population and of Europeans alike....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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How to Navigate Pagan Parenting in a Christian Society

- Among American Pagans today, there are many opinions on raising their children in a predominately Christian society. While it is true that in general most Americans are more tolerant of other’s religious beliefs, there are, however, still those that are not so tolerant. It is because of those few less tolerant that many Pagan parents have a hard time in navigating between these two worlds. Even though, in general, Christians are concerned with how another religion may be raising their own children (out of misunderstanding of another religion) they need not fear....   [tags: pagan parents, paganism, christian society]

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The Christian Worldview

- Due to the "highly subjective nature of most scientific theorizing... [we should] let the Bible speak for itself and modify our scientific view of origins accordingly." (as cited in Downey, D., & Porter, S., 2009). God is an intelligent, creative, relational Being. God created all that exists (Gen 1-2) and right from the beginning God affirmed and blessed man’s participation in His creation (Gen 1:28-30, Gen 2:19-20). He created man in His image (Gen 1:26-27, 2:7) and for His fellowship (Gen 3:9)....   [tags: Christianity]

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Should Society Stop Looking to The Past And Focus In The Future?

- “Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.” Said W. Somerset Maugham French Writer. His quote explains how society uses tradition as a guide to build the future. In fact, this is how society uses tradition and culture now days, focusing on what past cultures did to use it as a reference in the present. The problem with this theory is that society does not realize tradition is a way to control and maintain power. Tradition and culture is bad because people are being blinded on what happened in the past....   [tags: tradition, cultures, christians]

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The Christian Church Of The Jews ' Identity As Christians

- The Early Christian Church was not exclusive to Israelites the way that Jewish tradition it branched out from was. In fact, a large populous of the Early Church was the Gentiles that the Jews disliked. It is this people group that Paul writes to from prison in his Epistle, Ephesians. An in depth study of Ephesians in addition to supplementary scholarly journals has shown how in Paul’s letter he orientates the Gentiles’ identity as Christians, teaches how that identity should shape their character, and how they should apply their new found identity to their relationships within society....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Early Christianity]

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Terrorism and the Just War Tradition

- Terrorism and the Just War Tradition     It´s important, at the outset, to understand what the just-war tradition is, and isn´t. The just-war tradition is not an algebra that provides custom-made, clear-cut answers under all circumstances. Rather, it is a kind of ethical calculus, in which moral reasoning and rigorous empirical analysis are meant to work together, in order to provide guidance to public authorities on whom the responsibilities of decision-making fall. This essay will study the tradition and apply it to the Sept....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Christian and Pagan Elements in Beowulf

- In eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, history was passed down as oral stories, as writing historical events was too troublesome as there were too many dialects. In addition, in eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, there was an important transition from the old pagan traditions to the new theology of Christianity. Thus, as new stories were being told, to make them apply to the audience, Christianity had to be incorporated. Coming out of this age of transition, Beowulf has various Christian colorings along with the pagan traditions of old....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Christian Interpretation Of The Jewish Torah

- Possibly mimicking the Jewish Torah, Christians have their beliefs written down in the Bible. Like the Torah, the bible contains rules to abide, miracles, guidance and history (Biblica, 2013). But in my academic opinion, the main similarity is that both texts contain the Pentateuch/old testament. Yes, Christianity has the added New Testament with stories of Jesus Christ, but it’s important not to forget the Jewish origins of the Bible and that Jesus himself, and even the word messiah, is Hebrew....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Christianity, Bible]

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Christian Values And Social Liberalism

- How many of us in society can say No, understand the true meaning of religion the basic principles. What is it about the social conflicts in America. How much do we know about the Christian values and the progressive ideology impact it has on modern America. Religion can be define as beliefs in symbols or objects. According to Rosman and Rubel (2001) “Religion is defined as the culture means by which human deal with the supernatural” to which there is a flip side” that the supernatural deals with human.” (p....   [tags: Sociology, Religion, Christianity, Marxism]

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The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores

- The Effects of Political and Demographic Variables on Christian Coalition Scores One of the most interesting phenomena in American politics is the recent rise of the Christian right. First termed the "Moral Majority" by Jerry Falwell in the late 1970s, the Christian Right has undergone a name and a leader change. The Christian Coalition is currently led by Pat Robertson who seeks to continue much of the early work pioneered by the Moral Majority. The Moral Majority sought to reintroduce Christian principles into the political sphere....   [tags: Christianity Christian Religion Essays Research]

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The Christian Religion Is A Rational Philosophy And Worldview

- The Christian religion is a rational philosophy and worldview. Based on reason and logic, it expresses truth. Rationality, an epistemological concept, is used by Christian apologetics to justify truth. I will explore the various foundations of Christianity and their contribution to belief. Each foundational source holds its own reasoning. Scholars of Orthodox Christianity embrace religious beliefs, principles, and views constructed from an interdependent combination of foundational bases, in their attempt to discern the superior logic of their faith....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Philosophy, Reason]

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Christian Ngos And The Field Of Humanitarian Aid

- Introduction Christian NGOs have secured prominence within the international development field over the past 50 years as they have grown in both popularity and size. A common observation amongst scholars in the field of humanitarianism is that the role of Christian NGOs and religion are understudied in the field of humanitarian aid. As Erica Bornstein stated in her essay concerning the work of Christian NGOs in Zimbabwe, “economic development is rarely analyzed in terms of religious ideas”(Bernstein 4)....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Research]

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The Tradition Of The Christmas Tree

- The tradition of celebrating Christmas with a decorated tree began long ago in pagan cultures in order to honor their gods (All About the Christmas Tree) and in some cases to worship the tree itself, but the purpose of the evergreen in festivities today is not rooted in paganism. People all over the world take part in Christmas celebrations (Christmas Around the World) and love to set up and decorate evergreen trees purely for aesthetic and reminiscent reasons. The majority of celebrants give no thought to the pagan roots or the original purpose of the symbol....   [tags: Christmas tree, Christmas, Paganism, Yule]

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If Accept And Identify With A Faith Tradition

- If accept & identify with a faith tradition… If you relate to a certain religion take a second and put on those faith tradition glasses. Now, glance at the world in terms of culture, economics, politics, and social relationships differently. A person’s religion or beliefs can have a direct affect on the way a person sees and lives life. It may or may not affect the way a person makes judgments and how they handle others around them. Lets investigate Christianity and see that it can affect one 's life in several ways....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Human, Morality]

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Beowulf : The British Tradition

- During the Anglo-Saxon times, the values and beliefs of the Germanic people were considerably different from the beliefs and values of the modern age, which were reflected in the oldest surviving Old English piece of literature, Beowulf. Beowulf is an epic poem written anonymously during the Anglo-Saxon period in England spanning from the fifth century to the eleventh century. The epic poem takes place in sixth-century Scandinavia. “Recited originally in Old English, Beowulf is based on legends and chronicles of the various Northern Europeans who migrated to England.”(Literature: The British Tradition 18)....   [tags: Beowulf, Germanic peoples, Anglo-Saxons]

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Christianity And The Western Tradition

- Christianity and the Western Tradition The role of Christianity during the Middle Ages has been strongly intertwined in the changes in Greco-Roman thought as well as the development of European civilization. Christianity quickly rose to become the dominate religion during the decline of the Roman Empire. Greco-Roman thought allowed for the Hellenization of Christianity, and it eventually led to the development of European states. Christianity can be considered an inspiration for change, or an opening to new ideas and thoughts during the Greco-Roman period....   [tags: Christianity, Judaism, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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The Big Bang Theory and Christian Cosmology

- To more fully understand the Big Bang theory and the evidence on which it progressed from, an overview of its earlier development over many centuries is needed. Present day ideas concerning the Big Bang theory can be seen as having first originated within modern European science. However before these ideas were developed, most explanations concerning the origins of the universe were based on religious themes and concepts, the primary tradition being Christianity. These Christian origin stories explain the appearance of the universe as being the work of an all powerful and omnipresent God....   [tags: bible, ptolome, universe]

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The Significance of Tradition in The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

- A clear sunny day immediately turns dark with a glimpse of a sinister surprise. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is a twisted tale that takes place midsummer in the early twentieth century. A small village of three hundred conducts a heinous ritual once a year which in consequence results in a loss of their community. Members of the village are reluctant to let go of the tradition of the lottery. Symbolism within “The Lottery” illustrates a transformation of the community values. There are several glimpses of the future that are represented by symbols such as the black box....   [tags: The Lottery Essays]

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Comparing the Modern and Traditional Methodist Church

- In order to gain a full understanding of the United Methodist Church’s practices and doctrines, it is important to compare and contrast the modern tradition of the Methodist Church to Wesley’s original tradition; by considering Wesleyan-influenced worship specifically relating to Methodist preaching, the Methodist sacraments, order of worship, significance and meaning of various baptism ceremonies, open communion, and the nature of the early Methodist worship service. The Methodist tradition and it’s future has been significantly transformed from its original theology because of controversial challenges, such as: interpretation of scripture, abortion, evolutionary theory, sexism, racial issu...   [tags: doctrines, tradition, christianity]

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Saint Michael's Roles in Christianity

- Religion is a community of people that share a symbolic world. Much of what is practiced is really only understood by those within the community itself. Members of the community are insiders in the sense and many religions are no exception to this practice. Different religions are filled with language, tradition, ritual, symbolism and beliefs that others may find confusing and may not understand. In Christianity, one particular area that can confuse outsiders is their teachings and belief in angels....   [tags: religion, tradition, angel]

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Personal Experience, Tradition, And Understanding Of The Bible

- In class it was discussed that the Bible, traditions, and current or personal experiences affect our religious beliefs and faith. It was mentioned that a belief is shown in practice and that faith is seeking understanding in order to help us better recognize what is possible and true to us personally. The notion of faith is a journey; it varies and changes throughout life and different cultures. It is for that reason that while the different communities give these legs different weights, from a personal perspective all three are important and carry the same amount of weight in my life....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God, God in Christianity]

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Beowulf - Pagan or Christian Epic?

- Beowulf Pagan or Christian Epic Beowulf: Pagan or Christian Epic. Although the story of Beowulf is filled with references to religion and faith, many discrepancies occur throughout the story that suggest that Beowulf is not a Christian epic. The character of Beowulf frequently speaks to God and obviously believes in His existence. However, pagan practices are mentioned in several places. Beowulf often refers to another being rather than the Christian God. Pagan practices of cremation and blood-drinking are included in the epic....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Hinduism : Not You 're Tradition Religion

- Hinduism: Not You’re Tradition Religion While most traditional religions are easy to define and comprehend, Hinduism is not. It cannot be spoken about as one single entity but rather a label for many different traditions within itself that originated in India. It is the world’s third largest religion with a following of a billion people. Hinduism, at its most basic definition, is the belief in either several gods or goddess, or the belief in one God with many faces. It is a way of life that relies heavily on the ideas of cause and effect....   [tags: Hinduism, God, Vedas, Vishnu]

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The Western Philosophical Tradition On Death And Dying

- The Western philosophical tradition has developed numerous viewpoints on, and fostered various attitudes toward, our mortal nature. There was once a situation where people regarded death as a theme and we shall die. In Western Attitudes Toward Death and Dying (1974) Aries proposes that death itself has, from the early medieval period onward, undergone a series of gradual yet discernible changes, which he titles “tame death,” “one 's own death,” “thy death,” and “forbidden or wild death.” This fourfold division centers directly on how people experience and understand death....   [tags: Death, Life, Afterlife, Demography]

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Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf

- Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf                 The praised epic poem, Beowulf, is the first great heroic poem in English literature. The epic follows a courageous warrior named Beowulf throughout his young, adult life and into his old age. As a young man, Beowulf becomes a legendary hero when he saves the land of the Danes from the hellish creatures, Grendel and his mother. Later, after fifty years pass, Beowulf is an old man and a great king of the Geats. A monstrous dragon soon invades his peaceful kingdom and he defends his people courageously, dying in the process....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]

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Paul 's Attitude Toward Tradition

- When we talk about Paul’s attitude toward tradition, the two main passages are Gal. I II f. and I Cor. Xv 3 ff. Paul wants his gospel to be something that could passed on and learned within the context of the church fellowship. In the Galatian churches, he tries to tell his opponents that what he knows of the gospel of Christ is not something that he learned from someone else but he actually got from his own experience of moral and spiritual change of a quite fundamental nature. In the Corinthian letter he tries to tell people the same passage as in Galatian but he treats it in the differently by changing his word a little but still keep that massage....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Jesus, Holy Spirit]

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Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf

- Pagan and Christian Rituals in Beowulf         Beowulf was written in a time when Christianity was a newly budding religion in England. Throughout the book there are obvious references to both Christian and Pagan rituals.  The characters in the epic are newly found Christians who are trying to remain true to their new faith but are weak and hence, in times of great trouble, they resort back to their Pagan traditions and gods out of fear.  Pagan rituals in the book are usually present only as reflections of the past or in times of the characters's greatest turmoil....   [tags: Epic Beowulf christbeo paganbeo]

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The Christian Perspective in An Essay on Man

- The Christian Perspective in An Essay on Man      Some might argue that Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man" presents the viewpoint of a deist. Others might claim that the poem fails to exhibit Christian concepts of good and evil, especially since the poet concludes his first epistle with the seemingly unchristian claim that "whatever IS, is Right" (I. 1. 294).   Yet Pope's arguments actually reflect a traditional Christian perspective, which can be verified by comparing his poem with New Testament teachings.  In his attempt to vindicate God in the face of suffering, he does not, like the pantheist, rule out the existence of evil....   [tags: Alexander Pope Essay on Man]

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Things Fall Apart - The Clan's Religion and Christian Religion

- There are many differences between the Clan’s religion and the Christian religion. They never truly understood each other’s notion. Both had different views on which this one true god really is. The clan had trouble comprehending the Christians religion. As they have lived in a remote part of the world. They have only been aware of their own tradition, which makes it challenging for them to adjust to the Christian way of life. On arrival, the missionaries could barely comprehend the tribe. They had very little understanding of their culture, beliefs, and rituals the tribe admires....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]

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The Political View Of Environmentalism, And The Christian View On The Environment

- Annotation: This source does a great job of explaining the difference between the political view of environmentalism, and the Christian view on the environment. The source goes on to talk about how those differences are highlighted by the fact that Christians believe they are placed by God, in charge of Creation. Whereas the political view leans more towards the idea that we are equals with the rest of creation. Annotation: This article discusses the different comparison between biodiversity and island size....   [tags: Environmentalism, Natural environment]

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I Interviewed A Devoted Christian Nick Anderson

- My research paper is on christianity. I interviewed a devoted christian Nick Anderson. Anderson is a member of Beulah United Church of God. The interview took place on Monday evening, at the Beulah church. I started the interview by first introducing myself, as well as informing Nick of the type of questions I’d be asking. I was very grateful and appreciative to his participation in my interview. He and his family has been a close friend to my uncle for years. He always invited us to gatherings at the church, particularly for the free lunches that were given out on mondays....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Bible, Question]

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Christianity and Human Rights

- Human Rights has evolve ever time to a more complex concept; at the same time Christianity as one of the major religions has as well grown, expand and become more complex. Originally the concept of human right aboard the ideas of life, liberty, security, freedom of religion, opinion and the right to assembly; and from here it was grown. A fundamental issue regarding human rights and religion is whether the disclose of human rights is appropriated connected to religion itself, but in Christianity; Christians theologies had show and study how Christianity has help and shape what we know as human rights....   [tags: religious beliefs, teachings and tradition]

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Christian Humanism

- Christian Humanism Christian humanism was the humanists’ efforts to unite classical learning with the Christian faith. The Christian humanists rejected what they regarded as medieval Christianity’s excessive emphasis on other worldliness. They desired to bring their knowledge of the classical languages to bear in their effort to attain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. Christian humanism was properly nothing but a reclaiming of the basic inheritance of history and the natural connection of culture with the religious vistas of the human being....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christian Faith, Heaven Is Helpful For Christians

- Believing in heaven for Christians means more than just seeing a pretty blue sky with big radiant evaporated clouds around themselves. As that has been shown through many generations in numerous glamorous of ways. In Christian faith, heaven represents more than just a pretty picture. It relates to the four distortions; list of requirements, in group/out group, ignoring this world, and selfishness. Christians understand these four points when relating back to heaven. One aspect that believing in heaven is helpful for Christians is that they follow certain “rules” that they believe Jesus has sent them to do....   [tags: Christianity, Heaven, Jesus, Kingdom of God]

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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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Supporting Christian Charities

- Supporting Christian Charities Throughout the ages the bible has taught Christians to give to those who are less fortunate than our selves. If you are to call your self a Christian you should live by these teachings. The Roman Catholic believes are based on tradition and the bible. The bible is the word of God put into words for Christians to worship and to try to live up to. The bible is the direction for Christian living. In many stories Jesus shows us that by supporting and helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves we are pleasing God....   [tags: Papers]

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The Orthodox Tradition in Eastern Europe

- The Orthodox Tradition in Eastern Europe After the 4th century when Constantinople emerged as a great capital and church center, tensions sometimes arose between its leaders and the bishop of Rome. After the fall of Rome to Germanic invaders in 476, the Roman pope was the only guardian of Christian universalism in the West. He began more explicitly to attribute his dominance to Rome’s being the burial place of Saint Peter, whom Jesus had called the “rock” on which the church was to be built. The Eastern Christians respected that tradition and recognized the Roman patriarch to a measure of honorable authority....   [tags: Religion Russia 19th Century Essays]

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Beowulf as a Pagan Oral Tradition

- The unknown author of Beowulf uses examples throughout the poem that suggest the story comes from an "oral" tradition. In the poem Beowulf, a Germanic scop, or bard, recites poetry orally, or in a song, usually telling stories about historical triumphs and adventures. These poets were referred to in this epic poem as "carriers of tales..., traditional singer[s] deeply schooled in the lore[s] of the past" (Beowulf 50). This was common in Germanic culture. Scops would keep folkloric heroes alive in the "oral" tradition....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Meaning of Jesus

- The book, The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright is a conversation of sorts between, “The Leading Liberal and Conservative Jesus Scholars” as they “Present the Heart of the Historical Jesus Debate.” In the introduction, the scholars note that the inspiration and writing of the book grew out of friendship. The book is evidence of the public and private conversations between these scholars and friends, sharing in Christian faith and practice as they work through these complex issues in hopes of understanding each other better....   [tags: Christian Theology]

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Religious Tradition view of Euthanasia

- Religious Tradition view of Euthanasia State One Religious Traditions View Of Euthanasia Euthanasia is described by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘The bringing about of a gentle and easy death, especially in the case of incurable and painful diseases’ . The Christian view of Euthanasia is that it is wrong. They understand, the pain and emotional suffering, caused in the case of terminally ill, but believe that a hospice is a better solution and that to commit Euthanasia is murder and a degrading act upon human life....   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay]

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Papua New Guinea: Religion, Tradition and the Ensuing Violence

- ... This lack of connection to the “real” world might be part of the reason that they are so detached from civilized practices. One journalists attempts to explain that “in their realities, some untouched by outside influence until only a couple of short-lived generations ago, enduring tradition widely resists the notion that natural causes, disease, accident or recklessness might be responsible for a death” (Chandler). Further shocking, they hold steady to the premise that black magic is the culprit....   [tags: Southwestern Pacific countries]

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Native American Tradition And Religion

- Due to the wide range of habitats in North America, different native religions evolved to match the needs and lifestyles of the individual tribe. Religious traditions of aboriginal peoples around the world tend to be heavily influenced by their methods of acquiring food, whether by hunting wild animals or by agriculture. Native American spirituality is no exception. Traditional Lakota spirituality is a form of religious belief that each thing, plant and animal has a spirit. The Native American spirituality has an inseparable connection between the spirituality and the culture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Westernization And Yog The Old Hindu Tradition For A Guru

- Nestled deep in the mountains of ancient India, yoga was born some five-thousand years ago as more than a mere physical practice, but rather as a sacred way of life with deep spiritual significance to its practitioners. It was the old Hindu tradition for a guru, who had studied the art, to dedicate his life to imparting onto his students the wisdom and teachings he had mastered in order to help each disciple achieve the ultimate goal of yoga: union with the divine, also known as enlightenment. However, once yoga was introduced into Western Society, a movement occurred beginning in the early 1800s’, which took yoga’s deeply embedded philosophical roots and deemed them unessential, picking and...   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Hinduism, Hindu]

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Diversity of Christian Culture In India

- Finding common ground with Hindu culture and practices Christianity in Southern India tried to influence Indians to convert, which broken up with a Christian form vastly different from traditional Christian practices in Southern India. Christianity opened Indian door in 1813, when the abolition of the East Indian Company’s monopoly over Indian trade allowed the entry of commercial and religious trade. India was named as Hindustan, nation of Hinduism long way before during 18the century. Thus, when Christianity began to spread its roots into West India in the early 19th century, they were having minimum chances to spread Christianity widely due to the deep rooted believes and customs of Hindu...   [tags: Hindu culture, Christitanity practices]

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The Role of the Biblie in Christian Education

- In this paper I will discuss the Authority of Scripture and how it has a role in the way the Bible is taught in Christian Education. I will discuss and tell what the Bible is. I will discuss different interviews on what other people think the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith and what I believe the role of the Bible is in the Christian faith. I will also discuss how I will teach the Bible in Christian Faith after having listened to others and having completed this class. Authority of Scripture What is the authority of scriptures....   [tags: Christianity, God, Scripture]

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The Roman Emperor Of The Christian People

- If people were willing to risk their lives and property for loyalty to an intangible being and an emperor can convince these people of having been elected by this being, the potential power gained by this is impressive. For over 200 years Christians maintained their practices in the Roman Empire despite intermittent state sanctioned persecution including burning sacred texts, forcing them to fight in Coliseums for pagan entertainment, etc. Roman emperor Constantine ceased this persecution in 313 A.D., who in an effort to improve approval ratings in the empire, sought out a new group of constituents for support....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, Roman Empire, Christianity]

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Can Education be Classical and Christian?

- Can an education be both classical and Christian. Many parents ask this question every year, unknowingly echoing an age-old question. Tertullian, an early church father, was perhaps the first to consider whether these two ideas are compatible when he asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” The church fathers continued to wrestle with the question for centuries, most concluding that all ideas that are taken captive for Christ may be used profitably by Christians. Examining this ongoing conversation about classical, Christian education will serve to answer many of our own questions today....   [tags: Informative, Church Schools]

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Premodern Islamic And Christian Thought

- Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2011. Print. Justin Stearns’s work is a comparative piece written on the ideas of contagion in Islamic and Christian society, focused primarily in the Iberian Peninsula following the Black Death. His thesis explains that his book “deals with how Muslims and Christians in the premodern world conceived of contagion and what meaning they gave to it in their theological, medical, and literary writings” (1)....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Middle Ages, Theory]

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Personal Conversion Of The Christian Faith

- Personal conversion to the Christian faith is never a solitary journey. No one begins the Christian walk alone. Each individual Christian begins the journey in community in the Sacrament of Baptism. Similarly, consider the game of hockey. Not even a great hockey player like as Sidney Crosby can achieve greatness by himself or demonstrate how the game of hockey works with just himself on the ice. Success in hockey and revealing its intricacies depends on teamwork. Indeed, the game itself is greater than the greatness of any one player....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God in Christianity]

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Christian Education : Spiritual Formation

- Spiritual Formation in Christian Higher Education Christian higher education has a distinctive role in the kingdom of God and in the academy. More than simply educating students in a Christian environment, “sponsors of strongly Christian colleges and universities have tried to imagine a more excellent way’” (Plantinga, 2002, p. 123). They believe, as Holmes (1987) suggested, “education has to do with the making of persons, Christian education with the making of Christian persons” (p. 25). Recognizing the sacred nature of their mission and seeking to permeate Christ through every aspect of education, Christian educators endeavor to spiritually develop students for the kingdom of God; thus, th...   [tags: Higher education, Education, Theology]

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The Christian Bible and the Islamic Quaran

- Similarities and difference exist between the two sacred texts of Islam and Christianity and although the Qur’an and the Bible are considered sacred text and their impact on modern society is ever present. Sacred texts are a collection of historical writings that date back thousands of years and are used by many traditions to have a special significance especially scriptures and holy books as they are often used to show hoe to live an honest and meaningful life. The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam....   [tags: religion, prophets, scriptures]

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Pagan and Christian Influences in Beowulf

- The author of the epic poem Beowulf is unknown, and similarly to the Illiad by Plato its origins remain a mystery. Throughout the poem there are many clues that Beowulf has become a tradition and was passed down orally for centuries, and finally have been translated from the “old English” that it possibly could have been originally recited as, to the English we know today. In the poem Beowulf a bard recites poetry orally, or in a song, usually telling stories about historical triumphs and adventures....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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The Religion Of Egypt : A Christian Nation

- Before 33 A.D. and the year 642, the religion of Egypt was polytheism and filled with gods and goddesses such as Anubis, Seth, Horus, Sekhet, Nephthys, Bastet, Re, and Isis. In 33 A.D., however, when Egypt was under the rule of the Roman Empire, Christianity became the primary religion of the middle eastern country (BBC News). “The religion of the ancient Egyptians proved remarkably resilient, and survived well into the Roman period. The Roman emperor, Theodosius I, did not order the old temples closed until the end of the 4th century A.D., and we must presume that the ancient gods continued to be worshipped in secret for some time after that....   [tags: Islam, Egypt, Muhammad, Christianity]

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Study Of Early Christian Literature

- Term Identification 1. Torah - (in Judaism) the law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch). The Torah is significant to the study of early Christian literature because the books detail the creation story as well as history on the Jewish Patriarchs and tell about the exodus from Egypt. The Torah was the authoritative scripture for early Jews and was what Jesus and his disciples followed. The commandments in the Torah are helpful for understanding the belief system and daily practices of ancient Jews The Torah is now partially incorporated into the bible as the old testament which provides history and background information w...   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Bible, New Testament]

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The Way Of Christian Marriage

- In the beginning God created the Universe, the Earth, the water and the skies and all the animals, except He was missing one thing. He needed something or someone to watch over his creations. So He created man and with that created woman too; He called them Adam and Eve. “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.”(Gen 2:18). Under God they were committed to each other in unity under God with his blessing. This is an example of the first unofficial account of a Christian Marriage mentioned in the Bible....   [tags: Marriage, Wedding, Wife, Husband]

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Fashion Creations of Christian Lacroix

- “For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.” –Christian Lacroix The creations of fashion designer, Christian Lacroix, are the epitome of the perfect spontaneous combinations of what he truly embodies. Inspiration for these comes from his southern France roots, his passion for the Provence traditions and customs, and his continuing fascination with the history of clothing. Lacroix’s artfully unexpected mixtures express a new form of luxury, simultaneously playful, baroque, and sophisticated....   [tags: biography, fashion, research paper]

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Christmas Is A Christian Holiday

- Christmas Christmas is a Christian holiday that takes place on December 25 each year. Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but is that just what American’s celebrate. “Ironically, at most Christmas parties the person whose birthday we 're supposed to be celebrating is completely ignored. He 's never even mentioned. Although Jesus is the reason for the season, he 's often overlooked or merely mentioned along with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and a long list of celebrated fictional characters” (Warren)....   [tags: Christmas, Christmas tree, Christmas Eve, Gift]

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The Eastern Christian School Association

- The Eastern Christian School Association was founded in 1892. At that time, Christian day-schools were under the sponsorship of religious ethnic groups, for instance Irish Catholics or German Lutherans. Eastern Christian was formed by the Dutch immigrant community which settled in Paterson to work in the silk mills and had 102 students in its original enrollment. Since then, the school system has grown and diversified. It now includes three separate buildings which house an elementary school and a middle school in towns in Bergen County, and the high school in Passaic County....   [tags: Education, religion, private schools]

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Third Century Christian Persecution

- The article, “3rd Century Christianity” by Graeme Clarke, discusses the history of Christian persecution. Section two, “Persecution AD 193-249” and section three, “The Persecution of Decius”, provide an in depth review of Christian persecution under the Roman Emperors’ Septimius Severus, Caracalla and Decius. However, the exact number of Christians persecuted and martyred for their faith will never really be known. Very few written records exist that chronicle events throughout the entire Roman Empire....   [tags: Christianity]

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Kirtan and the Bhakti Mandala

- Residing in Boulder County imparts on its inhabitants many benefits, whether socially, culturally or educationally. However, religious diversity is not a decidedly robust attribute in our relatively homogenous religious landscape. I say relatively, because certainly, the Abrahamic traditions are well represented and a smattering of the foremost eastern traditions can also be discovered along our burgeoning Front Range. Nevertheless, deciding on a subject matter tradition to research proved more difficult than I anticipated....   [tags: religious tradition]

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The Dream of the Rood: An Outstanding Archetype of Christian Influence on Anglo-Saxon Heroism

- “The Dream of the Rood” is a prime example of Christian influence upon Anglo-Saxon heroism. It is a religious short story that recounts the crucifixion of Christ communicated from Christ’s rood to an unnamed visionary. The crucifixion of Christ is depicted as the ultimate act of heroism. However, it is via Anglo-Saxon tradition that Christian ideology manages to influence the definition and imagery of Anglo-Saxon heroism. In “The Dream of the Rood” Christ is an Anglo-Saxon hero. An Anglo-Saxon hero is valiant, strong or mighty and not frightened when in the face of death....   [tags: The Dream of the Rood]

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Easter in Kosova Vs America

- Easter in Kosova Vs America The dyeing of Easter eggs is a common tradition in Kosova Vs America. In kosova, usually, Easter month starts anywhere between March 22 and April 25. Lent is considered forty days long, because Sundays are not counted among the days of Lent. The first week of Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. The final week of Lent is the week before Easter Sunday. Like other important days in the Easter month, (for example, Spy Wednesday, “The Last Supper”) occurs on Thursday....   [tags: Christian Traditions]

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Christian Freedom

- “A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.” This paradox is the basis of Luther’s concept on Christian freedom. For Luther, his reform freed Christians two fold. Christians were free from false assumptions about salvation and from the commandments of the Old Testament. To Luther, God alone could grant salvation. Despite this freedom, Christians still had to obey earthly laws. The differences of spiritual and temporal freedom seemed contradictory but for Luther it was clear that faith would free the Christian soul....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Christian Revelation

- “The question of revelation in Christian theology is finally no less than the question of theology’s own ultimate source and norm… ” This statement serves as an excellent beginning point for our discussion of the Christian doctrine of revelation and its relation to the practice of theology. As these few words suggest, there is an intrinsically interwoven nature to the two ideas, more specifically, the dependency of Christian theology on revelation and, likewise, the comprehension of that revelation through the act of theologizing....   [tags: Theology ]

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