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What is the 'Moral'of The Scarlet Letter

- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written when public punishment was common in all over Europe. People were following the Puritan religion that got many restriction and people who ever broke the rule were liable for punishment and was either put behind the bar or were being executed. In the Scarlet Letter the character Hester Prynne is being punished for Adulteress for which the modern society would look as a common mistake committed out of love. However the people during that age saw it as a great crime and the religious people believed it as a sin and were liable for punishment....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, story analysis]

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The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hawthorne portrays a society filled with betrayel, secrecie, and sinners. The people of society do not show their true colors and hide their true intentions. Dimmsdale, Chillingsworth and Hester all have fallen to sin, however they all believe they are not the worse sinner and try to seek justice for themselves. Hester Prynne had been tainted with sin once she had committed the crimme of adultry. Mistress Prynne has "raised a great scandal" in the town of Boston.(chapter 3) Hester left to the new world before her husband had....   [tags: story analysis]

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Character of John Proctor

- Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man....   [tags: 17th Century Witchcraft]

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Imperfect Characters Exposed in The Scarlet Letter and The Crucible

- As much as one may try to avoid sin, everyone will sin at some point in their life. However, there have been groups of people who spend much of their time getting as close to perfection as possible. One of the most extreme groups with this goal were the 17th century Puritans who immigrated from England to America. They set some of the toughest laws to follow and inflicted harsh sentences on those who broke them. Of course there were people who broke these laws and paid the consequences. Usually this was the case because of their pride....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, The Crucible Essays]

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A Closer Look at King Lear and His Statements

- A Closer Look at King Lear and His Statements King Lear is undoubtedly an extremely complex character, neither all good nor all bad. From the beginning of the play, it is not difficult for the audience to identify his severe misjudgement. King Lear has decided to retire and to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with his intention being to prevent future conflict. The decision seems rather unwise, as it could quite easily invite war between the heirs to the throne....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking a Look at the Biblical Worldview

- Those who read the book of Romans will come to realize that it is a letter to the people of Rome who follow the Lord. Within the first eight chapters of the letter Paul tells of his desire to visit Rome, the sin of mankind, God’s wrath against mankind, God’s judgment against mankind, and God’s righteousness. Throughout the first eight chapters are teachings regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. Each of the teachings from chapters one through eight can help mold and give structure to a Christian’s biblical worldview....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Scarlett Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The main idea of The Scarlett Letter is “sin and its impacts” on both individual and society which is demonstrated through its characters Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth. This main idea hailed from the author’s deep rooted puritanism. Hawthorne illustrated different levels of his main idea through his three characters. Each of the main characters are guilty of one kind of sin such as sin of adultery (Hester Prynne), sin of hypocrisy (Arthur Dimmesdale) and sin of vengeance (Roger Chillingworth)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Sin, Free Will, And Pessimism

- Fairbanks, Henry G. “Sin, Free Will, and "pessimism" in Hawthorne”. PMLA 71.5 (1956): 975– 989. Web. In the beginning of this article it talks about how even though Hawthorne himself is not a church going man, he is a religious man in his books and his outlook on Christian heritage was important. This article focused on the sin of adultery committed by Hester with Dimmesdale. It talked about how her sin is in the will and not the sinful act itself. Pearl is the living representation of their sin....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne

- “The Scarlet Letter” is a novel that was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1850. The novel focuses on the ways of the Puritans in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the mid 1600s. It opens with an introduction about a man in the custom house who finds the scarlet letter. The story stems from a manuscript and the letter that Hawthorne found in the custom house, and he felt that he should write the novel. He was not proud of his Puritan past and wanted to show the people the wrongs of the older ways....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

- A parable is any image or story taken from everyday life to instruct with hidden meaning. The word for parable came originally from the Hebrew word “Mashal.” When it was translated into Greek, it was written παραβολή (pronounced parabolē). This Greek word meant to “throw beside,” showing that parables throw a story alongside the truth, just using fake figures. When a person hears the word “parable” they often automatically think of stories told by Jesus. Although Jesus did tell a lot of parables, he was not the only biblical figure to use parables....   [tags: bible, jesus, old testament]

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The Holy Sacrament Of Reconciliation

- Introduction In the Christian faith there are many beliefs and acts for the baptized Catholic to follow, such acts consist of the sacraments, for which there are seven. Many people believe that of all the Sacraments, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Those who approach the Sacrament, are able to obtain pardon from God 's mercy for the offenses committed against him, this enables them to be reconciled with the Church, which they wounded by their sins....   [tags: Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, Christianity]

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The Minister’s Black Veil

- In his various works, Nathaniel Hawthorne addresses the religious themes dominant in colonial Puritan society. For example, the beloved Mr. Hooper of Hawthorne’s parable The Minister’s Black Veil dons a black veil, a mysterious change which the Puritans believed “could portend nothing but evil” (Hawthorne 630). As a result, the Puritans isolate their minister. Even though the parable does show the Puritans’ harsh and superstitious reaction to the vagary of the minister, the veil itself symbolizes both the minister’s isolation from society and his connection to society through original sin....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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How Missio Dei Is A Latin Word That Means `` The Mission Of God ``

- Missio Dei is a Latin word that means “The Mission of God”; which means, “God’s redemptive initiative on behalf of His creation” (Tennent, 54). God’s Missions involves all of the triune: God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each individual of the triune has a unique role to this redemptive initiative. Throughout scripture this mission is revealed from Genesis to Revelation, because applying the whole Bible reveals Holistic mission according to Wright (303). Which also includes O 'brien “The notion of mission is intimately bound up with his saving plan which moves from creation to new creation, and has to do with his salvation reaching the ends of the earth” (25)....   [tags: Old Testament, Bible, God, Christianity]

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Myth, Religion, and Violence in Pan’s Labyrinth and Bless Me, Ultima: A Comparative Analysis

- Rudolfo Anaya’s, Bless Me, Ultima and Guillermo del Toro’s, Pan’s Labyrinth are two coming-of-age stories. Both the novel and the movie are full of events that contribute to the disillusionment of the main character’s childhood idealism and the realization of the real world they live in. Both protagonists absorb themselves in a mythical world full of fantasy and each receives exposure to religious theology and trauma by the violence of men. Despite the fact that Antonio and Ofelia have different familial role models and travel along different paths, their childlike innocence, disillusionment, and initiation into adulthood comes about through similar themes: myth, religion, and violence....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, by Simon Weisenthal

- Not See Atrocities The act of forgiving a murder is out of the question for most people. Simon is confronted with this very dilemma in The Sunflower. Karl, a dying Nazi, is asking forgiveness from a Jew, the narrator. The narrator leaves the dying Nazi with no answer, leaving him with an agonizing thought of whether he did or did not do the right thing. Due to the fact both Karl and the narrator’s psychological well-being is affected by not only wartime but other extenuating factors, the narrator should grant Karl forgiveness, as this dying man is an individual who is genuinely repenting for the crimes he has committed....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, Summary]

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The Message of The Gospels: The I Am Statements of John

- The "I Am" Statements of John When thinking about The Message of the Gospels, there is one that specifically intrigued me more than the others. This Gospel is John. Unlike Matthew, Mark, and Luke, John is not arranged the same with the stories the other Gospels include. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, "John is highly literary and symbolic (The Gospel According to John, 2014)." Interestingly enough, symbolism is what captivated me in this book....   [tags: matthew, mark, luke]

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Morality and Will Power in Lucifer in Starlight by George Meredith

- ... "Tired of the dark dominion swung the dark fiend" (2). The uprising of Lucifer sets the stage and implies that he is up to no good. This uprising could signify a rebellion against God with the hopes of returning to heaven. "Above the rolling ball in cloud part screened" (3). Lucifer now rises above Earth, which is referred to as "rolling ball" in the poem. In the Bible, it is believed that God created the earth and the heavens. God set "the ball in motion" and it kept moving; this refers to Earth's rotation and revolution around the sun....   [tags: hell, God, bible]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Beliefs of Jonathon Edward and Anne Bradstreet

- Jonathon Edward vs. Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards lived during a period in time where religion was the basis and foundation of everyday life. Bradstreet and Edwards were both raised in prominent, wealthy, and educated families. Both were extremely intelligent and shared similar religious beliefs. However, the way in which each of them brought forth those beliefs was vastly different. Bradstreet was a Puritan and was therefore raised with a simplistic view of the world. This, combined with the fact that she was a woman, carried over into her way of writing....   [tags: religious, writing, afterlife]

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Biblical Themes Of James Baldwin 's ' Sonny 's Blues '

- In Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin makes biblical themes a crucial part in this short story by comparing biblical themes to scenes from the story. There were many ways that biblical themes were present in Sonny’s Blues as James Baldwin made references from the bible such as the Biblical story of Cain and Abel, the story of “The Probable Son” and the book of Isaiah, which talks about the Cup of Trembling. His comparisons are supported by James Tackach’s The Biblical Foundation of James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues”....   [tags: Cain and Abel, Book of Genesis]

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Humanity : God 's Own Image, And An Expression Of God

- Humanity: I believe humanity is made in God’s own image, and is special and unique in all of creation. First, the crowning work of God’s creation is in that he made them male and female. As a result, gender in humanity “ought” to be viewed as a gift and an expression of God’s goodness. Also, I believe that sin is not by God’s design in the “nature” of humanity. This fact is evident in that it was not in the “original” make up of man. In creation humanity was without sin and enjoyed a “free will” that was gifted to man by God Himself....   [tags: Christian terms, Christianity, Heaven, Sin]

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Changing Your Life Through Jesus Christ: Examples in Different Literature

- All humans, save Christ, have sinned. Sin is inevitable for all humanity, for we are a fallen people. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Sin created a great divide between Mankind and God. Because of this, Jesus was sent to bridge that great divide by atoning for our sins. However, Jesus did not remove the issue of sin, for we still sin today, but he took the blame for it. Upon hearing that, people tend to think that it is acceptable to sin because Jesus already paid the price for our sins....   [tags: St. Augustine, Purgatorio]

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Fate and How It Is Shown in Four Classic Novels

- Fate In the end God ultimately decides ones fate, but one can influence His choice throughout their life. The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, as well as the books The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Divine Comedy by Dante, and Oresteia by Aeschylus all talk about justice and fate. These stories show how even though God will decide what happens to someone at the end, the actions one does is how God bases his decision. One’s fate is determined based on what God and the law think is just. Human beings have free will and know what is right and wrong....   [tags: fate, god, action, human]

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The Sunflower : On The Possibilities And Limits Of Forgiveness

- Simon Wiesenthal’s book The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness spoke to me about the question of forgiveness and repentance. Simon Wiesenthal was a Holocaust prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. He experienced many brutal and uneasy experiences that no human being should experience in their lifetime and bear to live with it. Death, suffering, and despair were common to Simon Wiesenthal that he questioned his own religious faith because he asks why would his God allow the Holocaust happen to his people to be slaughter and not do anything to save them....   [tags: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Adolf Eichmann]

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The Theme of The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Theme of the Scarlet Letter How should society react to sin. With The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes us back to our roots, back to Puritan New England, “a land where iniquity is searched out, and punished in the sight of rulers and people” (58), and through this skillfully crafted novel, gives us an answer. According to Hawthorne, it is in the best interest of society to openly punish sin, for eventually the transgressor is reaccepted into society, while those who have sinned and receive no absolution from society suffer terribly....   [tags: Social Ramifications, Secret Sin]

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Hope and Fear in Dr. Faustus and Paradise Lost

- Hope and fear are two powerful emotions that affect the main characters in both Dr. Faustus and Paradise Lost. The characters in both stories all have their own hopes, but they are all tested, tempted, and eventually led into committing sin by the Devil, who uses his ability to spread fear to manipulate the characters’ actions. While Adam, Eve, and Dr. Faustus all eventually give in to their fear of Satan and lose grace with God, the fate of Adam and Eve differs than that of Dr. Faustus, because the hopes of Adam and Eve were different than that of Dr....   [tags: satan, sin, hope, intelligent]

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Analysis of the Book of Jeremiah in the Bible

- JEREMIAH CONDEMNS JERUSALEM FOR ITS SINS Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin. False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it....   [tags: Sin, Jerusalem, Destruction]

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The Sun And All Living And Non Living Things

- Nature According to Emerson, “the sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.” Yes, sun is a part of nature but it is God who created the sun and all living and non-living things. It does make sense to say that the sun is a reflection of a bright star and it is an image of what we actually see, but it is so bright we can’t look at the sun directly no more than 2 seconds. If the sun is made from hydrogen and helium, how is it visible to the naked eye....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, God the Father, Trinity]

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Self-interest and Greed in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe

- We can be defined by our actions and they have a way of revealing our true character. Robinson Crusoe, the main character in Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe, gets himself into many troubles because of his decisions based on self-interest and greed. Robinson Crusoe thinks very highly of himself and is very conceited which plays a big roll with getting him into many misadventures. There are many instances throughout the novel where it is very apparent that Robinson Crusoe only thinks about himself and not others....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Essays]

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The Nature of Sin in The Scarlet Letter

- Sin is defined as a transgression of a religious or moral law especially when deliberate. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne one of the main points in the book is relating to sin and how it can affect people. Hawthorne uses several methods to convey the nature of sin through his characters and symbolism in The Scarlet Letter. The scarlet A on the chest of Hester Prynne and Hester herself represent known sin. She commits adultery and is caught. The A is her punishment as well as a reminder to her about sinning....   [tags: adultery, guilt, curse]

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Characters in Romeo and Juliet by Williams Shakespeare

- ... Her eye discourses. I will answer it.(II.II.11-14) This quote impacts the story because it shows how fast Romeo decided that Juliet was the one for him. Later in the story, the love between Romeo and Juliet kills them, and their families suffer because of it as well. The audience should understand that moving fast into love makes people suffer, and taking it slow may be better. Also, love at first sight should be approached with caution because it could just be lust. Because of this, Romeo and Juliet didn’t realize the drawbacks that came with their love....   [tags: falling in love, suffering, symbols]

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Why We Should Study The Book Of Romans

- There are many reasons why we should study the book of Romans. In this paper, I will discuss three reasons that I feel are very significant. First, the book of Romans should be studied because it is part of God’s inspired word, the Bible. As clearly stated in the first verse of the book, Romans was written by the apostle Paul. The writings of Paul were not something of his own invention; the words that were written by him came to him “through the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:12 [NKJV])....   [tags: New Testament, Salvation, Paul of Tarsus, Epistle]

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Literary Analysis Of ' The Scarlet Letter '

- Literary Analysis Three important scenes in the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne are within chapters four, seventeen, and twenty three. Each chapter contains a scene where it develops the story through its rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. In chapter four, “The Interview”, Hester is currently behind bars and is then greeted by a physician, Roger Chillingworth, who is also her former husband as quoted, “Master Brackett, the jailer, thought fit to introduce a physician…His name was announced as Roger Chillingworth.” (Hawthorne 67-68)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Shadow Of The Wind By Carlos Zafon

- The bible avers that children have to live with the iniquities of their parents ( ). The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Zafón is a window into how the sins of parents impact the lives of their children. In the novel, Penelope, Julián, and Fumero all suffer from the sins of their parents. Penelope and Julián both suffer from the fornication in which both their parents were involved in to create Julián. For Fumero it was the sins in which his mother inflicted on him that made him comparable to a psychopath....   [tags: Father, Mother, Parent, Family]

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Adam the First Man Created by God

- Most Christians are aware of the Old Testament story of creation, and how Adam was the first man created by God (Gen. 2:7), from which all other human life sprang. The New Testament reiterates this point in Paul’s epistle to the Corinthians by referring to him as “The first Man” (1 Cor. 15:45). Hence, Christians know that Adam was made of flesh (15:47), as God made him from the dust of the earth. Most Christians also recognize the purpose for which Christ came to earth and how He died on the cross to be the Savior of all who believe in Him....   [tags: christians, old testament, new testament]

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Regilion Influence on Death, Fear, and Time

- ... Christians also believe in a concept of purgatory, this is a temporary place of punishment for Christians who haven’t confessed their sins. The impression of hell is projected through most religions and sparks fear into a lot of people and it is for this reason that people start to fear death. People get overly attached to life committing sins but when there time is over they fear they will go to hell. These two religions have similar outcomes when it comes to them both believing in heaven and hell after death....   [tags: believe, factors, perceptions, view]

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Christian Ethical Perspectives Based On Moral Absolutism

- season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me b the command of God our Savior.” An over looked section in these verses is the mention of the fact that God does not lie. Part of the Christian faith is due from 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” because of this verse God’s word has created absolutes. Moral absolutism is the philosophy that mankind is subject to absolute standards of conduct that do not change with circumstances, the intent of the acting agent, or the result of the act (   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Deontological ethics]

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Guilt And Pain Can Kill A Person

- Guilt and Pain can Kill a Person Arthur Dimmesdale is a fictional character written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1850’s from the book, “The Scarlet Letter.” Arthur Dimmesdale went through great lengths of guilt and suffering throughout the book. He is a Puritan minister who had a child named Pearl, whose mother was Hester Prynne. They hide their relationship together in the years of Pearl growing up. Arthur Dimmesdale was the only Puritan out of four main characters in The Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale knows that he has sinned in the very beginning of the novel, but kept all his feelings inside, letting the guilt overwhelm him until the end....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne]

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Shakespeare 's Hamlet As A Pseudo Saint

- ¨The distracted multitude” {Claudius of Hamlet (Act 4, scene 3, p.82)} of Denmark adores Hamlet from Shakespeare 's play, Hamlet. The love of the people does not guarantee a grand personality, however, as Hamlet follows the stages of grief, he hurts those around him to appease this grief induced rage. Spurred on by his father 's ghost, Hamlet begins his quest of revenge where everyone: Ophelia, Gertrude, Rosencrantz, and others have stationed themselves in the crosshairs, painting Hamlet as a pseudo saint....   [tags: Characters in Hamlet, Hamlet, Gertrude]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Romans '

- The book of Romans was written by Paul who in my opinion was one of the greatest apostles to walk the earth. Paul had a miracle story, once a terrorist against Christianity had the power of the Lord work through him and he was transformed into an apostle of Jesus Christ. The book of Romans original audience was the Christians in Rome, including many Jewish believers and many Gentiles “For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes – the Jew first and also the Gentile” (Romans 1:16, Holy Bible)....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Jesus, Bible]

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A Trivial Society Of The Scarlet Letter

- A Trivial Society in The Scarlet Letter One of the most engrossing aspects of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is the unambiguous fact that all the characters in the book are subject to false accusations from the self righteous society depicted throughout the novel. Hawthorne persistently displays his negative opinion of the Puritan society through multiple characters’ experiences. In fact, it is believed that Hawthorne added the “w” to his name in order to distance himself from his Puritan ancestors (Sampson)....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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A Crown Of Thorns And Arms Spread

- A crown of thorns. Arms spread. Hands pierced. Jesus spent the last six hours of his time on earth demonstrating his perfect love to the world. He died a public death in front of his accusers, his followers, his executioners, even his family. This was not a death that men would consider noble or honorable, for this is how murderers and thieves suffered for their transgressions (Athanasius, On the Incarnation, 4.17). However, Jesus hung from a cross as one who never sinned in order that those who have sinned may be free from the judgment of death....   [tags: Jesus, Trinity, Christianity, God in Christianity]

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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne resisted the idea that humanity had divine potential and acknowledged the reality of evil. Hawthorne believed that every society needed to have a jail and grave yard, “ The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (2331). He thought that people are naturally evil and sin so a jail was needed to keep evil people and influence away from society....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Transcendentalism]

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Epic Battle Between Good and Evil

- The Bible portrays the story of the Devil’s fall from grace as an epic battle between good and evil. The devil faces off against God and the good angels, demanding that he be granted the same power as God. God cast down the Devil and all of his followers for turning away from him and willing for power they were not able to possess. In order to understand what it was that made the Devil turn away from God and what he willed for that was considered such a sin, I read Anslem’s On the Fall of the Devil to find out, not how the devil fell from grace, but why he fell from grace....   [tags: bible, god, devil's fall]

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Hell: What We Think We Know

- HELL, WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW The subject of Hell is a subject that turns many people off to organized religion today. After all, who wants to spend their Sunday mornings listening to a preacher rant and rave about the “Hell fire and brimstone” of Hell or “burning in Hell” or if you don’t change your ways you will spend eternity in Hell. Most want to be entertained and walk out of church feeling all warm and fuzzy. Therefore, clergy mostly ignore the subject or gloss over it even though they believe Hell exists because of their extensive study of God’s word....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, narrates the life of a young woman, Hester Prynne, who had an affair with the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and was forced to live with the constant torture of Puritan society. Because of this affair that Hester and Dimmesdale underwent, Hester bore a child, Pearl, whom she begot out of wedlock with Dimmesdale. Although Puritan society in the seventeenth century could be brutal with its strict, moral beliefs, Hester and Dimmesdale still managed to express romantic feelings for each other, even though it was forbidden....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Christians Must Support the Death Penalty

- There are two different kinds of righteousness that are explained through scripture; passive righteousness and active righteousness. In the film Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen, a nun, comforts Matthew, a convicted murderer and rapist, and the tension between her comforting Matthew over the families loss of their children grows. Sister Helen opposes the death penalty, whereas the Apostle Paul, in Romans 13, did not object to the death penalty. The Apostle Paul teaches that we must live by grace with each other, but Paul also clearly states that we are to obey and respect human government....   [tags: Pro Death Penalty]

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Similarities Between Mythology And Greek Mythology

- There are many religions that people believe in ranging from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Chinese mythology to Greek Mythology, Zoroaster, and Norse mythology. Each religion shares some commonalities but also some differences and some are more popular than others. Three such religions in the world are Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. All three religions are monotheistic (worship of one god) and actually worship the same one but they also differ on some key aspects such as prophets and the way to worship....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Jesus]

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The Philosophy Of Sin And Law

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on What is Sin? Lately, when reading Romans, I stumbled across this verse, “sin is not imputed where there is no law” (Romans 5:13 King James Version). This idea—that sin is no longer imputed (charged to one’s account) when there is no law—sparked within me a desire to learn more about the concept of sin and law. From my understanding Jesus had done away with the law and the consequences of the law (Galatians 3:13-14). But as I found out, the concept of sin and law goes much deeper than that....   [tags: New Testament, Paul of Tarsus, Jesus, Salvation]

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Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter

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Witchcraft Hysteria in Salem

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The Longing to Escape Society in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and Jonathon Larson’s “Will I?" from Rent

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