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Realm: A Fictional Narrative

- Simon and Alison began to walk back to the house. She could not believe the damage the storm had caused, and the fact that it was the spirit inside her that could have caused it. She knew that she needed help from the union. Simon may have calmed the spirit for the time being, but the strength of it was much fiercer than anticipated. She went inside her house and found the address that her mother had given her, and ran back to Simon, who stood in the street waiting for her. “I have no idea where Summer Hill Crescent is,” Alison sighed when she handed the small piece of paper to Simon....   [tags: spirit, bungalow]

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The Use of Jewish Traditions in the Book of James

- In the Bible, the book of James is surrounding by controversy. There are debates on its genre, author, when it was written, and who the book was addressed to. The book of James is said to be a letter, however James does not have the components of a letter. The components of a letter include a salutation, greeting, body, and a closing. James only contains a salutation and a greeting but lack the closing. Also, the body of a letter has one unified topic, however James does not. The body of James has many topics and has a rhythm that flows like a sermon or a loose arrangement of essay joined together in one book....   [tags: Biblical studies, religion]

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Integrating into the Nursing Practice

- Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Integrating into the Nursing Practice Complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) are not a new-fangled medical practice that has recently come out (Bennett, 2009). Several complementary alternative medicine therapies are; homeopathy, aromatherapy, touch therapy, and music therapy, these therapies named here is just a small number of therapies that are out there, and has been around for two decades according to (Matthew, Whedon, & Weeks, 2011). This paper will explore the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and how the ACO could possibly benefit the healthcare system and nursing practice (Matthew et al., 2011)....   [tags: Nursing ]

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Comparison of the Gospels

- When you think of Sabbath, you think of a holy day, a day of rest and relaxation for both man and animals. The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word meaning “day of rest”. The Sabbath day is God’s day of relaxation after he finished the creation of the earth. Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell about the Sabbath dispute, but each gospel tells their story differently. Matthew chapter 12 begins with Jesus walking through the cornfields with his disciples when they became hungry. Because of their hunger, they plucked ears of corn and began to eat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hannah Graham Case By Storm

- The media has taken the Hannah Graham case by storm - it has gotten local, national, and even international coverage. For the past month, I have seen a new article about the case almost everyday. I watched it slowly go from local newspapers in Charlottesville that had been posted by friends who go to UVA who were hoping people would know of her whereabouts, to articles in CNN talking about how Jesse Matthew (the suspect) is a serial rapist and murderer. The case presents itself as a very intriguing case - completely Law and Order SVU worthy with all the twists and turns....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Mass media, News media]

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Death Penalty And Accepting Culpability

- As we grow up, our parents’ views on what is morality good and bad is embedded into the way we see issues and situations. One ethical issue that splits society into two groups is the death penalty and accepting culpability. In the movies Dead Men Walking and Return to Paradise the death penalty is a controversy due to different perspectives. Moreover, there are ethical theories such as utilitarianism and ethical formalism that analyzes both of the movies from its viewpoints. In the movie Dead Men Walking Matthew Poncelet is awaiting his death sentence for the murder of a young couple....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Virtue, Jeremy Bentham]

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Comparing the Synoptic Gospels

- Comparing the Synoptic Gospels Should one fully read the opening four Gospels of the New Testament, he or she can find many similar patterns of literature and themes affording much attention to detail and study. This is what someone such as Merriam Webster would define as the ?Synoptic Gospels?. So, what are and how can we explain the differences and similarities among synoptic authors Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the gospel, John. Which Book was written first. To what extent did the Evangelists depend on oral tradition, written sources, or each other....   [tags: Papers Bible Christianity Jesus Essays]

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Genres of The Bible

- Matthew In the Bible’s New Testaments the book of Matthew is of Gospels genre. In the Old Testament God appointed the people who we know as prophets. They were the ones to describe Jesus life and work. What they wrote, those things did happen during Jesus life on earth. The book of Matthew explains to everyone who doesn’t believe it that Jesus is Christ. It means that Christ is God’s King. People were told by the prophets that they will be saved by the Christ from punishment for their evil deeds....   [tags: Gospels, Narrative, Apocalyptic]

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Anne of Green Gables

- A fictional story written by the wonderful author Lucy Maud Montgomery, takes place mostly on the lovely Prince Edward Islands in Canada. This story is about a fare skinned, very thin, red headed orphan girl with a wild imagination. She goes through the world looking for “kindred spirits,” meeting “bosom” friends and school foes. Let’s take a look at Anne’s life in “Anne of Green Gables”. After her parent died of fevers, Anne was taken in by Mrs. Thomas, since her parents both came from far away and none of her relatives lived close by....   [tags: Lucy Maud Montgomery fictional story]

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Analysis of Literary Devices in Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Arnold’s “Dover Beach

- William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” are intriguingly different poems that both use symbolism, similes, imagery, and metaphors as ways of expressing emotions and attitudes towards life. Although the two pieces of literature portray vastly different feelings, Wordsworth and Arnold both use nature to elucidate the speaker’s outlook. Interestingly enough, Matthew Arnold was a big fan of William Wordsworth’s work, which is most likely why his poetry is so similar to Wordsworth's....   [tags: nature, imagry, poetry]

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The Bible As A Book And The Testament Of Salvation

- Born in church most of my life, the Bible has become a law book and the testament of salvation for all. Reading the Bible as a book helped me to uncover God’s qualities through the human history and Christ’s life. The reason for the Bible is to have viewpoints about how to receive salvation; however, most will consider their interpretations of the Bible in their own way without crediting inspiration from God. The Bible written for each person on Earth shows the divine grace and mercy of God towards others....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Moses]

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The Ethic of the Community in Luke’s Gospel

- For the sake of this study, Luke’s Gospel plays an important role in establishing the identity of the members of the community. Indeed, “without Luke’s Gospel our visual images of the Christian story would be impoverished” because “Luke’s Gospel [can be considered] the aesthetic teacher of Christian senses in hearing and speech through story and song and in sight through the many artistic renderings of his stories.” Luke accomplishes this feat by using cultural conventions surrounding hospitality and banqueting to “illustrate such important facets of Jesus’ teaching as generosity to the poor, forgiveness of sinners, humility rather than social power, and the priority given to the word of G...   [tags: Religion, Luke's Gospel]

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The Lesson This Week Starts Off Reminding Us

- The lesson this week starts off reminding us that the Beatitudes build verse upon verse, each verse in the order that they are written. When you were first saved would Matthew chapter five, verse three not have described your state of mind. Matthew 5:3 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Were you not saved by the grace of God, who saw the emptiness in our souls. Then next Matthew 5:4 describes how those of us that need comforting in our time of mourning found comfort in God....   [tags: God, God in Christianity, God the Father, Trinity]

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Compare and Contrast: Socrates and Jesus Christ

- “To stand up for what you believe in is more important than to be scared of imprisonment or death.” – Socrates The Apology In this literature review I will discuss both Socrates and Jesus Christ (Jesus). I will compare and distinguish them, by their trial, misdeeds (through the view of society), law, justice and punishment. In addition, I will write about their influence in today’s society and what impact they have made through time. Both Socrates and Jesus had many things in common yet, they we’re different....   [tags: Comparing Socrates and Jesus Christ]

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The Fifth of March by Ann Rinaldi

- I read a book about the Boston Massacre the was originally named the bloody massacre. The amount of killed persons is generally accepted to be 5 people. The Fifth of March is a 1993 novel about the Boston Massacre (of March 5, 1770) by historian and author Ann Rinaldi, who was also the author of many other historical fiction novels such as Girl in Blue and A Break with Charity. This book is about a young indentured servant girl named Rachel Marsh who finds herself changing as she meets many people, including young Matthew Kilroy, a British private in the 29th regiment....   [tags: the Boston massacre, book review]

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Eric Shared A Particular Story With Me

- Eric shared a particular story with me. He can remember taking Matthew to McDonalds on a Wednesday when at that time hamburgers were on sale for .29. Matthew grabbed a hand full of change from his pocket and decided to approach the counter to purchase a couple hamburgers on his own. When the cashier gave Matthew his total he proceeded to give her a handful of change. She asked him to count it out and their stood Matthew, with his head hung in shame, unable to count out enough change for two .29 hamburgers....   [tags: Special education, Education, Disability]

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The Miracle of Feeding the 5000

- The first thing that one needs to understand is the true meaning of the miracles Jesus performed, even though the Devil does not want us to understand the meaning. He loves when we speculate and question. In the Bible, miracles are often referred to as “signs.” Miracles are acts that only God can be responsible for, usually above and beyond natural laws. Baker’s Dictionary of the Bible defines a miracle as “Synthesizing the root connotations of these terms, we may define a miracle biblically as an observable phenomenon effected by the direct operation of God’s power, an arresting deviation from the ordinary sequences of nature, a deviation calculated to elicit faith-begetting awe, a divine...   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Jesus and the Use of Parables

- Much of Jesus’ teaching was through parables, which he utilized as a method of illustrating insightful and divine truths. Biblical scholar Madeleine Boucher informs audiences that “the importance of the parables can hardly be overestimated (Boucher, 1977).” Rather than representing simple anecdotes, each parable displays a deeper meaning. Comprehending the Gospel Parables requires an understanding of the definition of a parables, Jesus’ reason for speaking in parables, and the purpose of parables....   [tags: christianity, bible, gospel]

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What Does Jesus Christ Say About God 's Word?

- What does Jesus Christ say about God’s word. In John (10:35), Jesus says, “the Scripture cannot be broken.” When Jesus says this he is testifying to the authority of the Bible. Again, in Mathew (5:17), Jesus said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Jesus Christ believed in the Old Testament of the Bible as “Law” and trusted in those that taught the law, the “Prophets.” The cornerstone of Christian belief is the resurrection of Jesus Christ....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Gospel]

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New Testament Principles of Worship

- The life Jesus lived was a perfect pattern to be followed. He worshipped God in word and deed. And in every way lived a life that pleased God the Father. He was one with God, obedient to God, loved others perfectly, and became a literal sacrifice on the cross. No one on the face of the earth was more intimate with the Creator God than His Son Jesus. He was one with God. John 17:10 quotes Jesus as praying, “You are in me and I am in You.” Not only was Jesus God, but also He yearned to continually communicate with God....   [tags: theology, bible]

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Virginis Wiilf and Djuna Barnes

- Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes were writers experimenting with new, modern ways of life, and they expressed new-age philosophies in their novels. Both writers explore a more emotional side Modernism than the other male writers, with greater emphasis on character relationships, thoughts and emotions. To the Lighthouse does this by posing the futility of ambitions in the novel, suggesting that it is pointless to sentimentalizing previous dreams, since actuality is unlikely to reflect them. Both Barnes and Woolf look back at the great minds of history and critique their views, often dismissing them as old-fashioned....   [tags: Writers, Modernist Movement, Analysis]

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Work Conditions in the 1800s

- Work Conditions in the 1800s In the 1800's, it was not out of the ordinary for a child to work sixteen-hour days, seven days a week. Michael Thomas Sadler tried to show in the Sadler Report of the House of Commons, how brutal it was. The Sadler Report was volumes of testimonies from children workers and older people, who once had to work as children in the mines and factories. The treatment of children had become increasingly worse and worse. The main point the Sadler Report was trying to get across was the exploitation of children workers....   [tags: Papers]

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Film Analysis of Dead Man Walking

- Film Analysis of Dead Man Walking For many years, the death penalty has been a punishment for severe crimes. However, the law has long moved on since then, and more humane ways of death have been devised for the few states where the death penalty is still legal. Lethal injection is now the main way of carrying out the penalty, and Texas is the state that uses it most. It is a very controversial punishment and the moral issues of it have been debated for a very long time. Many protests have been made to try and change this law, and they have been successful in most countries....   [tags: Papers]

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The Synoptic Problem

- The Synoptic Problem The synoptic problem is that of considering which of the 3 synoptic gospels. Matthew, Mark and Luke was written first and perhaps which gospel was written aided via the other and/or which writer used the questionable Q source. It is believed that there is a literary connection between the gospels as there is an obvious verbal agreement that suggests some kind of interdependence between them all. It is believed that these similarities have arisen because i....   [tags: Papers]

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The Government Should Help Students Pay For College

- Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling. There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college....   [tags: Free College For Students]

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The Faith Of A Gentile Centurion

- Does not have this exact passage in his Gospel; instead Luke uses the strong faith of a Gentile centurion in his Gospel v v. 8:5-13 to tell his reader about faith in Jesus and how to be a disciple of Jesus (Osborne, 594). Matt 15:21-28 “Canaanite Woman’s Faith” 21 Then Jesus went from that place and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Jesus left the Jewish region he was in, moving to a region that had more Gentiles. Matthew uses the word withdrew when describing the place that Jesus’ left; this word has been used in the description of military troop’s movements....   [tags: Israelites, Bible, Moses, Canaan]

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The Importance of Knowing Jesus in Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, by Christopher J. H. Wright

- In his book Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament, Christopher J. H. Wright sets out to introduce the importance of understanding Jesus and how Jesus found his identity, the goal of his own mission, and interpreted the Old Testament. The author’s intent is to show Christians who Jesus really was, by shedding some light on the father from early Hebrew scripture. Wright argues that Jesus is the fulfillment through the Old Testament. And gave validity to the events leading to the New Testament. Chris Wright was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1947, the son of missionary parents, and nurtured as an Irish Presbyterian....   [tags: salvation, covenants, christian]

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Jesus As Miracles, Shares Parables, And Teaches The Way Of God

- In Matthew, Jesus performs miracles, shares parables, and teaches the way of God. The theme of Matthew 's Gospel gives evidence to Jesus as the Messiah, the son of Abraham, the one chosen by God to deliver the people from their sins (Matthew 1:1). Which places special emphasis on Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecies – the prophecy of “the Son of David’ (Matthew 12:23). Matthew 12:1-8 highlights the Pharisees opposition to Jesus by recounting his argument with them over the fulfilment of the Sabbath....   [tags: Jesus, Christian terms, Gospel of Mark]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Son Of David '

- The first of the five names to discuss would be “The Son of David” Matthew is the first of the four gospels written in the New Testament. This is our first introduction to the son of David in The New Testament. “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham” Matthew 1:1 (New International Version). “Son of David” is mentioned in Matthew, Mark, Luke and 2 Timothy. The majority of the times that it is mentioned it is by believers in the streets, a common phrase is, Son of David, have mercy on me or us....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Messiah, Christianity]

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The History and Culture of Black Jews in America

- According to the broadest definition, there are approximately 9 million Jewish adults in America. Of those, 5.3 million are Jewish because they practice the Jewish religion or who have a Jewish parent and consider themselves Jewish. Non-hispanic blacks make up 2% of that population. (A Portrait of Jewish Americans) Blacks constitute such a small percentage of the Jewish population that they are often considered to be obviously “not Jewish”. This was the experience of Rabbi Shlomo ben Levy.In an article entitled, “Who are we....   [tags: Black Jewish Culture, Jewish Religion, America]

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When I Consider How My Light Is Spent

- Not My Will, But Thy Will Be Done The poem “When I consider how my light is spent” portrays the struggle of a talented man who is blindsided by a handicap (21-22). The poet, John Milton, is also the narrator in the poem using first person point of view to describe his struggle with the onset of blindness at the age of 43. This poem was an outlet for Milton to express his feelings towards becoming blind as a man, thus why only a year had passed between his onset of blindness and the dictation of this poem....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Iambic pentameter, Rhyme scheme]

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Opening Trade with Japan: Treaty of Kanagawa

- Commodore Matthew Perry: Breaking Open Japan Many other countries tried to open trade with Japan but only the United States had successfully a mission to open trade with Japan.This great achievement is credited to Commodore Matthew Perry because of his mission. Perry’s mission lead to the Treaty of Kanagawa and many issue in Japan. Japan Opening trade with the United States changed the future of Japan for the worst. Many countries had tried to open trade in Japan. Most of those missions had failed until Commodore Matthew Perry’s mission from 1852 to 1854....   [tags: mission, perry]

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The Literary Meanings Of The Miraculous Feeding

- The Literary Contexts of the Passages: The story of Jesus, John, and the Miraculous Feeding is situated in all of the three gospels, Mark, Matthew, and Luke. In Mark we see 6:14-44 during Jesus’ ministry, in Matthew we see 14:1-21 during the progressive crisis of the Messiah’s ministry, and in Luke we see 9:7-17 during the Christological turning point and end of the Galilean ministry. The miraculous feeding is an important miracle story for the people of Jerusalem and especially for the disciples to witness....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Mark]

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The Want Bone by Robert Pinsky

- To describe him as a man that merely writes poetry would significantly underestimate the incredible contribution and dedication he has made to modern poetry. Robert Pinsky, a poet critic and translator, is a remarkable and influential figure in contemporary poetry (Baym 2777). Born in October of 1940, Pinsky grew up in Long Branch, New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Rutgers University in New Jersey as well as a M.A. & Ph.D. in Philosophy at Stanford University. In 1961, he married Ellen Jane Bailey, a clinical psychologist, and together they had 3 children....   [tags: modern poetry, a woman]

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The Right to Physician Assisted Suicide

- ... These patients whose degenerating conditions cannot be fixed are forced to live each day in excruciating pain with no glimpse of hope in their future. As citizens of the United States, it is the duty of the people to respect the choices of the patients and relieve their distress. The citizens of the United States live on the basis of freedom, but how can there be freedom to live if there is no freedom to die. People should respect the wishes of those who are simply exercising their freedom to die, rather than arguing that society has an obligation to protect all life (Andre)....   [tags: dignity, suffering, illness]

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Jesus ' Teachings On My Life

- Introduction The Son of God, the Messiah, the Lamb of God, whatever name you prefer to call Him, His name is Jesus Christ. His teachings were full of information that followers used to get closer to God and to be able to understand the words of the Father. From His death to His resurrection, Jesus always showed courage and hopefulness because He knew that He was going home. There are many books in the Bible that speak of the second coming Jesus Christ, in just the New Testament alone, 23 out of the 27 books speak of His return....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, New Testament, Messiah]

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The Morality of Assisted Suicides

- America is a country that allows its citizens to enjoy an abundance of liberties including the right to make many of their own decisions. The United States military stands guard to protect each member's right to personal freedom guaranteed by the United States Constitution. The United States Government has very little to say when it comes to a person’s choices about their life. Americans make decisions for themselves about pregnancies, jobs, education and marital status. It is surprising that among all of the liberty and freedom, one topic that seems to continue to draw controversy and government intervention is physician-assisted suicides....   [tags: Assisted Suicide]

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Exploring Mary in the Bible

- ... He worked with stone , copper , metal , and wood for use in several industries. Mary’s life wasn’t normal. In this gospel written by Luke , Mary was visited by an ‘angel’ that came to her , telling her that she would be birthing a Son of God. What Luke meant by angel is unknown. He just knew that this action was God’s will. This event was called a proclamation. 'The angel said to her “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus”.’ Luke 1:26-38 Mary became pregnant , without sexual intercourse....   [tags: Mark's Gospel, Bible studies]

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The Twelve Apostles Of Christ

- Jesus Christ chose twelve men to become his closest companions during His life on earth. These men became known as the twelve apostles. In order to understand who these people were and to understand why Jesus chose them, we must understand what an apostle is. What is an apostle. The word apostle means “one who is sent out”. The most similar word that we have in the English lauguage is the word missionary. There are two different occasions that the word apostle is used in the New Testament. It is for the vast majority used to describe the twelve apostles of Jesus, however, there were also apostles that were not of “the Twelve”....   [tags: Saint Peter, New Testament, Apostle]

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Bethel School District vs. Fraser

- On April 26, 1983, Matthew Fraser, a student at Bethel High School in Bethel, Washington, delivered a speech nominating a fellow student for a student elective office to his fellow high school mates. The assembly was part of a school-sponsored educational program in self government. During the entire speech, Fraser referred to his candidate in terms of "elaborate, graphic, and explicit sexual metaphor." However, no obscene language was used. Fraser discussed his speech with three of his teachers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Laramie Project

- The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman, is a compilation of interviews by The Tectonic Theater Project, news publications, and journal entries. After the brutal murder of Mathew Sheppard in 1998. Kaufman along with his theater troupe made six visits to Laramie, Wyoming, where the murder took place, to interview people about what happened and how they felt about the crime in their community. They interviewed about two hundred people, of which about sixty were included in the play. The play showcases a small town in America in a historical time of tragedy....   [tags: Theatre]

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The Depiction of the Transfiguration

- The Depiction of the Transfiguration The Transfiguration, depicted with minor variations in Matthew, Mark, and Luke, is an event in which Jesus’ true glory is revealed to the privileged disciples (Peter, James, and John) who were there to witness the event. Our author, Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., gives us a literary critical perspective on what he believes really happened atop Mt. Tabor in Lower Galilee. As the story in The Synoptic Gospels goes, Jesus ascends to the top of a mountain with Peter, James and John to pray....   [tags: The Transfiguration Bible Christianity Essays]

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The Accounts of Birth of Jesus as Found in the St.Matthew and St.Luke

- The Accounts of Birth of Jesus as Found in the St.Matthew and St.Luke The story of the birth of Jesus is recoreded in two books of the new testament, the Gospels according to St.Matthew and St.Luke. We find the accounts of Jesus' birth in them. Luke's account, the most popularly known, includes the angel's visit to Mary, the world-wide census, the birth in the manger in Bethlehem, the angel's visit to the shepherds, and the shepherd's visitation to the stable Matthew's account is different....   [tags: Papers]

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Downtown Abbey: Victorian Values

- Downton Abbey shows the need to leave the Victorian era behind to usher in twentieth century values because women wanted to choose their own life paths rather than following tradition. However, numerous people associated with Downton believed that maintaining tradition had more of an importance than moving on with the twentieth century. During the first season of Downton Abbey, there were many instances where the viewer could see the conflict between characters who wanted the Victorian period values to be cherished and maintained, while others wanted change....   [tags: victorian era, England, twentieth century]

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

- How would you feel if you saw on the news tomorrow that grapes were now illegal to have. This was a question that one should asked themselves before they begin reading this paper. Marijuana is a natural drug grown from the plant Cannabis. I have researched facts, observations, and opinions from a variety of sources. Some of the articles that I have found agree with the legalization of marijuana. Others are against even the idea of the legalization of marijuana. The risk that I had with choosing this topic is the assumption of others that I am a smoker of marijuana....   [tags: naural drug, cannabis plant, legalization]

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Realm: A Fictional Narrative

- The group breathed a sigh of relief when they came out of the small room, stretching their bodies and taking deep breaths. The sky of lilac and the bright pink sun was shining down on them and making the place feel eerie and sinister. “Why Frinda?” Alison asked her mum, when she was able to fight her way through the small crowd towards her. “That’s the hometown of the spirit. To get him to the other side, we need to get him to the place of his death. If we had rid the spirit elsewhere, the consequences would be fatal; with this one, at least....   [tags: kill, path, plan]

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Sexual Discrimination and Bullying

- Sexuality discrimination transpires to be one of the many forms of bullying. Various kids struggle each day because they are bullied due to their sexuality. Some people do not understand what bullying can do to a child or teenagers self-esteem. Do to bullying teenagers can develop anxiety, depression, and there could be many suicides. “Research led by Mark Hatzenbuehler showed that out of the 30,000 11th graders that he asked to take a poll there were 20 percent LGB (lesbian, gay, and bisexual) attempted suicide in the 12 months before the survey while only 4 percent of heterosexual teens had.” (Welsh) According to those statistics more LGB teenagers commit suicide as opposed to straight c...   [tags: abuse and harassment of LGB individuals]

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Elementary School Teacher

- As a future elementary school teacher, I would like to teach my students how to respect and understand people who come from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and people with special needs. Children need to be made aware of differences in people that way they can become more tolerant and understanding. Over the past semester we have learned about a lot of different philosophers that all have different ideas relating to teaching children and people in general. Matthew Lipman is the founder of Philosophy for Children, a program many teachers have implemented into their classrooms that teaches children critical thinking and reasoning skills....   [tags: teaching, children, critical thinking, reasoning]

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Anne of Green Gables

- The book I chose for my book report is Anne of Green Gables. It is written by L. M Montgomery. I really liked this book. This book is a fiction book. It was funny in some parts. Anne is a really funny character and I liked reading about what she would do next. The main characters are Anne Shirley, Marilla, Matthew, Diana, and Gilbert. Anne is an orphan who has a wild imagination and loves to talk. She has red hair and freckles She is adopted by Matthew and Marilla. Matthew is a shy, old man and is very kind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love and Psychotherapy

- “Love and Psychotherapy are fundamentally incompatible. A good therapist fights darkness and seeks illumination, while romantic love is sustained by mystery and crumbles upon inspection” (use citation) This is the overall theme that is prevalent throughout the first story of Yalom’s book that is also titled, “Loves Executioner” In this story Yalom decides to treat a 70-year-old woman named, “Thelma” that had a love affair with her former therapist, Mathew, eight years ago. Although Yalom believed no one was beyond his skills that he could break Thelma’s obsession with her former therapist, he soon realized that he was overcome by excessive hubris and the problem was more intricate and comp...   [tags: Reflective Essay, Yalom]

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The True Gentlemen of Great Expectations

- The True Gentlemen of Great Expectations In Victorian society, a gentleman was brought up from birth, molded and manipulated to act, dress, talk, and live as true gentility. Upon reaching adulthood, these gentlemen were expected to conduct themselves as society dictated. What happens, however, when a man of lower social stature wishes to become a gentleman, and suddenly finds himself in a position to do so. He now has the financial standing, but lacks the social etiquette that a "true" gentleman possesses....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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Christians' Beliefs About Justice, Forgiveness and Reconciliation

- Christians' Beliefs About Justice, Forgiveness and Reconciliation Some Christians believe in justice and peace to solve problems, others believe in forgiveness and reconciliation to be the basis of Christians, I will explain these in detail. Some Christians believe on justice in the world, this is the belief of the Catechism of Catholic Church, according to the Gospel we must love our neighbours and enemy as we love ourselves, as mentioned in Matthew 5:43- 46. We can also recognize the importance of Justice is to Christians from Old Testaments such as Deuteronomy 16:20, Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 61:8, and Colossians 4:1 from the New Testament....   [tags: Papers]

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The Lord's Prayer

- The Lord's Prayer Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-14 NRSV The Lord's Prayer is the most widely used prayer in the Christian community. Almost all Christian traditions accept and practice the Lord's Prayer....   [tags: Papers]

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The Definition of Disciple

- The Definition of Disciple Discipleship is the core of Christian ethics, especially as the last command of Jesus (28:19). When I heard the word “disciple” in childhood Sunday School, I envisioned an eager, bearded man with dirty robes straining intently towards Jesus, like a child begging to hear more of a bedtime story. In high school youth group, we talked about being good disciples by obeying the rules: no kissing, no running, no talking in church. But as I re-read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s stirring, straightforward work, The Cost of Discipleship as a Lenten devotional, my idea of what a disciple is and does is crumbling like old paint....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Free Essays - Dead Man Walking

- Dead Man Walking The motion picture Dead Man Walking provided a non-fiction insight into the world of crime, justice, and capital punishment. The film cast several characters from different backgrounds and opinion sets in direct conflict with one another. Several small topics and one major topic, capital punishment, were explored over the duration of the movie. While the opinions and reactions of people to Dead Man Walking may vary, the one constant is that people will have a reaction....   [tags: Dead Man Walking]

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Comparing the Two Accounts The Birth Jesus in the Gospels

- Comparing the Two Accounts The Birth Jesus in the Gospels Jesus was born in a very small country, it was not an important area of land people only passed through it and passed by it. From north to south of the country Palestine was less than 270km long. The Jordan valley ran through the middle of the country, towards the north of the country laid steep mountains the peak of mount Hermon was 3000 meters above sea level. Palestine was situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in southwestern Asia....   [tags: Papers]

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Dead Man Walking

- Starring: Susan Sarandon Dead man walking is the story of a spiritual woman (Sr. Helen Prejean) who embarks on a dangerous journey with a convicted killer (Matthew Poncelot) and the profound changes it makes in her life. Confronted with the anger of the community and the private pain of the victims’ parents. Sr. Helen Prejean overcomes her own fears to fight for the life and soul of Matthew Poncelot. One of the main characters in the movie was a man by the name of Matthew Poncelot. Too me Poncelot was a very smart man....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dead Man Walking Book Review

- Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking, a story by Sister Helen Prejean, is a superb book, presenting most of the aspects regarding capital punishment. According to my opinion the unique thing about this book, is its ability to make people reflect upon and even question their earlier thoughts concerning the death penalty. Many different points of view are presents, but the book doesn’t pick sides. Dead Man Walking manages to remain objective even when we approach the painful end. The book is based on Sister Helen Prejean’s experiences with inmates on death row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Job Discrimination

- Job discrimination has been a poison polluting the atmosphere of the workforce for a countless number of decades. Unfortunately, it is a poison that still lingers in today’s modern workforce. To combat this threat, and to aid those individuals affected, several Federal laws have been implemented to prohibit job discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as an example, is a Federal legislation that outlawed unequal opportunities and rights in the workplace. The purpose of this legislation is to prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin ("Federal laws prohibiting," 2009)....   [tags: Discrimination]

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The Bible As A Historical Document - Who Was Jesus?

- I felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to-earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon (a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before). Matthew 12:49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they are his mother and brothers. In that way, he puts himself at an equal level to the people, rather than claiming to be a God above them....   [tags: World History Essays]

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You Promised Us

- You Promised Us Fulfillment and typology are two major methods that New Testament writers use to connect the Hebrew Bible with the Christian New Testament. Fulfillment deals with the very words of the prophets who, according to New Testament writers, verbally predicted events that the Messiah would accomplish. Typology is similar, yet it is not a prediction, nor does it directly correlate to future events in the manner that fulfillment does. Rather, it is simply an event from the Hebrew Bible that is said to foreshadow another event in the Christian New Testament....   [tags: New Testament Bible Christianity Religion Essays]

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Judaism and Christianity

- Judaism and Christianity Jesus is the fulfillment of Judaic prophecies; he is the new Moses imparting the new Law of Love. Mark Perhaps John-Mark, missionary helper of Paul/Peter A suffering Christian community, perhaps in Rome Jesus is the Suffering Servant Messiah; imitate Jesus' fidelity by not losing heart; the way to glory is through the cross Luke Gentile companion of Paul; a doctor; also wrote Acts A Gentile-Christian church, perhaps in southern Greece Jesus' salvationis open to everyone, especially the oppressed, poor, despised; Jesus is the universal savior John A disciple of the "beloved apostle," John Several Christian churches around the Roman Empire have been suggested̵...   [tags: Papers]

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery Summary: Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are brother and sister who live on their family farm, Green Gables, in the quiet town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Matthew is sixty, and since he is getting older decides he needs help on the farm, in which, the Cuthberts decide to adopt an orphan boy to help him. Mrs. Rachel Lynde, the town gossiper does not think Matthew and Marilla are fit to raise a child. Matthew who is terrified of women arrives at the train station to find an orphan girl instead of a boy; the orphanage sent the eleven year old Anne Shirley by mistake....   [tags: Book Report Montgomery Green Gables]

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Capital Punishment and Christians

- Capital Punishment and Christians In my opinion, I think that Capital Punishment is only relevant if a serious crime is committed such as murder or terrorism as these cause a great deal of suffering towards other people, some who might not even have been involved. I also think that criminals should have the choice whether or not they want to die or would rather suffer a life sentence. However under some circumstances some crimes such as petty theft are more suited to less drastic punishments such as Reform although some Christians believe in justice so some might prefer it if a criminal served a life sentence....   [tags: Papers]

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Feeding Of The 5000

- In the gospel of Mark, there is a miracle called The Feeding of the Five Thousand. In chapter 6:34-44 and is located in the Galilean Ministry of Jesus, in Mark. The Galilean Ministry of Jesus is when, after John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel (Mark 1:14-15)." The Feeding of the Five Thousand is the only miracle of Jesus that is recounted in all four gospels....   [tags: Religion Bible Christian Christianity]

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Faith And Repentance

- FULFILLMENT AND TYPOLOGY Prophecy is a declaration of something to come, a prediction forth telling by God to man. When God speak He set in motion spiritual activities and the destiny of all things. Many of things which God in the past prophesied have already come to pass with perfect accuracy, other things spoken forth by God are yet to be fulfilled in the course of God's timing. Old Testament prophecy contains exciting expectancy of the coming Christ, the Anointed One while the New Testament contains the manifestation of him....   [tags: Religion Bible Christian]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Equal Rights Not Special Rights for Gays

- Gays: Seeking Equal Rights Not Special Rights On October 6, 1998 two men took Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, about a mile outside of Laramie Wyoming. These men took him out to a split-rail fence, tortured him, then tied him put onto the fence, and left him for death. He was found late the next day by two bikers, 18 hours after the attack. When the bikers first saw Matthew tied to the fence, they thought that Matthew was a scarecrow, but realized that it was a person. Matthew remained in a coma until October 12, then died at 12:53 a.m....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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The Issue of Capital Punishment as in the film Dead Man Walking

- The Issue of Capital Punishment as in the film Dead Man Walking In this essay I am going to analyse and explain how the issue of Capital Punishment is portrayed in the film "Dead Man Walking", a true story acted out. Before I proceed with this essay, I think it necessary to give some background information on Capital Punishment. Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime. Prisoners are kept in an isolated part of the prison, often-called Death Row, until the execution date....   [tags: Papers]

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Christ-like McMurphy in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

- The Christ-like McMurphy in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Ken Kesey utilizes Jesus Christ as a constant symbol throughout One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The protagonist of the story acts as a model and leader for other characters in the book, just as Christ was for his disciples. It is appropriate that such a leader would be closely associated with a powerful, and worshiped figure. Kesey's use of Christ associates the ideas or theories in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with the bible....   [tags: One Flew Over Cuckoos Nest Essays]

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Dead Man Walking: The Death Penalty

- I believe that the movie Dead Man Walking impacted my life greatly. It was a very emotional and moving movie. This was an excellent movie because it portrayed the feelings of both the families of the victims and the murder himself. It shows how much pain and suffering the families had to go through with all the sadness and hatred against Matthew Poncelant. The movie also showed how that the families' hatred did not go away after Matthew was executed. The greatest emotional part of the movie was when Matthew confessed that he did kill the teenagers and that he was truly sorry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Birth of Jesus

- The Birth of Jesus 2. Why did Mary go"with haste"to visit Elizabeth. At that time I believe that Mary had just been engaged but not married to Joseph yet. The time frame was really close to the appearance of the angel to Mary and Joseph. Mary was already pregnant at the time. Probably Mary went to see Elizabeth to talk about her situation. But in a deeper sense the meeting with Elizabeth was to encourage Mary's faith, she was given the sign that her kinswoman, Elizabeth, was also the object of God's grace in the gift of a miraculously conceived son (Layman 28)....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Speech

- When you think about America, the first thing that comes to mind is liberty. Liberty of the government and its citizens is one thing that colonists exceedingly desired during the British oppressive regime. When United States gained independence, the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution of the Unites States, a document that has been governing our country for more than 200 years. The constitution was drafted accordingly to ensure that people’s opinions were heard. What our Founding Fathers could not foresee is that in our 21st century, The Freedom of Speech not only gives a person such a massive power, but also an opinion even if it is immoral and goes against citizens’ values....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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Baroque Art

- After the Protestant Reformation began to take hold, the Catholic Church responded with their own Counter Reformation. To combat the spread of Protestantism, the Church developed a new style of art that was dramatic, full of emotion, and very realistic. This new style, which came to be known as Baroque, contrasted with the genre paintings of the Protestant North that were often used to teach moral lessons (Sullivan). Originating in Italy in the 16th century, it was used by the Church to retain followers by depicting religious scenes that were expressive, visually interesting, and interactive (Fiero 203)....   [tags: Class Distinctions, Counter Reformation]

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Divorce and Catholicism

- Divorce and Catholicism It's hard to believe that there are over six million divorced Catholics in the United States alone. Recent statistics show that one out of two marriages now end in divorce. The national average is a failure rate of about one out of two marriages. Most Catholics are taught that marriage is sacred and that it means "forever". It means that you give up your single life and prepare to be with one man or woman for the rest of your life. But today, with divorce at an all time high, this is not always reality....   [tags: Papers]

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Death Penalty

- Tim Robbins, who made Dead Man Walking into a film, based on a factual experience about a murderer who was convicted of raping and murdering a man and a woman. Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who looks after Matthew Poncelet, talks to him about issues involving the case, and the look behind other people's point of view. This film has a lot of emotion, especially on the last day because it gives the viewer a feeling of what the prisoner is going through that day, with family being there, his last words and minutes, and spending his last hours alive....   [tags: Capital Punishment Morality]

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Theology

- Luke 6:27-38 This passage sits in the context of Jesus' Sermon on the Plain which has striking parallels with Matthew's account, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5-7). Both Luke and Matthew supplemented Mark with "Q" but used it differently to depict Jesus which is probably due to Luke's addition what is sometimes called "L" - Luke's distinct material that contains stories that exemplify positive moral behavior [Matera 64].{Where Q is a common source of oral and perhaps written tradition to which both Matthew and Luke had access....   [tags: Religion, Luke, Jesus]

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Capital Punishment

- Capital Punishment in Dead Man Walking “This is not a nice man … innocent is not a word that suits him in any way,” says Brian Webster when speaking of Matthew Poncelet, the man on death row in the movie Dead Man Walking. Many people feel that the death penalty is immoral and it should not be used; however I feel completely opposite. I believe that capital punishment is a fair sentence for a murderer to receive. In the movie Dead Man Walking, the main character Matthew Poncelet, is on death row waiting for the lethal injection that will soon put him to death for good....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rights

- One would think that the story of Matthew Shepard would bring people together over a tragic event. On the contrary, Matthew Shepard’s death seemed to pull the nation apart, due to people’s conflicting points of view. Should Matthew’s heartbreaking death be seen as any other killing, or should everyone take it upon himself or herself to be responsible for what happened to Matthew. When reading the article “Blood on our Hands”, I believe that the writer had a strong position about his argument. Phil Martin states that everyone should take responsibility for Matthew’s death because people everywhere reject the unfamiliar and label others without thinking about the consequences of their actions...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gospels

- The new testament contains four (4) accounts of the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection as presented by Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, The 3 accounts are similar, while Johns bible presents Jesus in a unique way. These differences exist because Matthew and Luke got their information from Mark and John got his information from another source, maybe John did not have access to the other gospels or he chose not to use them. No one really knows the source of John’s gospel and we don’t know for sure who wrote the gospels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Judas

- Ever since you told me what your YL leader said, I have been studying it. Once I got into the word, I realized that I had dealt with this topic before, when our leader was “testing” our response to “questions of contradiction.” This is what I have concluded. First of all, notice that the text does not say that Judas died as a result of hanging. All it says is that he "went and hanged himself." Luke however, in Acts, tells us that "and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out." This is a pretty clear indication (along with the other details given in Acts - Peter's speech, the need to pick a new apostle, etc.) that at least after Judas'...   [tags: essays research papers]

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