Christian Denominations Essays

  • Christian Denominations

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    The Christian church has numerous denominations and evaluation of each can prove to be confusing. Christian denominations share beliefs such as God creating the universe and humankind, Jesus Christ’s human and divine nature, and God’s grace for humankind. With these similarities it becomes difficult to fully understand how denominations differ. While the overarching Christian beliefs are similar, the differences are found in church practices. Church practices vary among denominations. Some are

  • A Comparison of Two Christian Denominations

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    A Comparison of Two Christian Denominations The two churches that I am going compare and contrast are the Anglican Church and the Orthodox Church. These two churches have many different symbolisms and traditions, but nevertheless have the same basic belief in that Jesus Christ is the centre of their faith and worship. The Orthodox Church is renowned for its colorful outside, exotic features and images along with elaborate rituals. An Orthodox Church cannot be confused with any other as

  • Christian Denominations

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    there are over 635 Christian denominations in the United States alone (Wilson, p.145). Why is there such a diverse number of denominations all coming from the same foundation, from one religion? How and why did the Christian Church split into denominations in the first place? Duke University assistant professor of church history, Ted A. Campbell, explains denominations this way: “...those who ended up starting new denominations did not set out to do so...Instead, denominations are, by and large,

  • Importance Of Marriage Essay

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    commitment and faith that is made witness by the Church, family and friends. It is an intrinsic element to human life and provides benefits both the community and individual to the living a prosperous Christian life. A marriage usually takes place inside a Church and is an obligation for the Catholic denomination to remind the congregation of the blessed sacrament God created. The marriage ceremony is constructed on the premise that when a man and a women come together in matrimony they form a common agreement

  • The Characteristics Of Christianity

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    Depth and meaning is a fundamental aspect that drives Christian faith and aids adherents to develop a personal fulfilment to lead a ‘satisfying life’. Characteristics of Christianity provide this knowledge for both the individual and the Christian community by providing guidance regarding ethical issues, through the scared texts and writings, the devotion and celebration of principal beliefs and the practises of ritual and ceremony. Significant people exemplify and live out the core ethical teachings

  • Pilgrim's Progress Analysis

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    Why Pilgrim’s Progress Was So Widely Read and How it Influenced Early Conversion Narratives Pilgrim’s Progress, written by John Bunyan in 1678, portrays a long, metaphor filled, and fictional journey traveled by a man named Christian, the name being symbolic on its own. There are a few key reasons why I believe Pilgrim’s Progress was so widely read and translated into more than 200 languages. The reason why it was read by so many is because it tells a lot more than just a conversion experience

  • The Founding Fathers Of America

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    subtly alienate the Christian. Although America is still a land where individuals are free to practice their faith freely, it is becoming harder to display... ... middle of paper ... ...opinions. Without respect, intolerance will continue to exist. If we do not respect each other, we cannot hope to work together to build a pluralistic society. Continued intolerance will only result in people changing their beliefs and values in order to be accepted, much like how Christians have begun to change

  • Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality"

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    of any modern theological debate is choosing the authority. With the variety of Christian denominations, individual thinkers, and outside influences, and it is often difficult to reach a general agreement. In her essay, “Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument,” Catholic theologian Lisa Cahill examines four major authorities and different ways to determine how they work together to produce a cohesive Christian ethic. Though she fails to give a definitive, quantifiable method of describing

  • Free Essay on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia - To Live or not To Live

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    physician-assisted suicide because of their religious beliefs. Traditional Christian beliefs are that assisted suicide violates one's natural desire to live, suicide harms other people, and life is a gift from God and God should be the only one able to take a life from a human being (Robinson, pg.2). However, there are also religious organizations that believe in physician assisted suicide. One of them is the Mainline and Liberal Christian denominations. They are pro- choice for this form of assisted suicide (Robinson

  • Analysis Of Life Together By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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    on his writing regarding ‘Christian Community’. Bonhoeffer uses Psalm133, verse 1 as the diving board for his exposition on community, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity” (KJV). Bonhoeffer’s writing centers on the truth that everything given to Christians is a gift of grace. This paper will explore Bonhoeffer’s exposition on the nature of Christian community in his book, Life Together and compare it to daily life of a Christian. Bonhoeffer distinguishes

  • Christian References in William Blake's The Lamb

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    simple questions but later dives into deep philosophical theories regarding life and creation as the child in turn tries to answer those exact questions. "The Lamb" in trying to convey the answers to certain philosophical questions exhibits basic Christian creedal statements and relays certain images concerning Jesus and also tries to explain His relation to common man. The opening line of the poem embodies every human's curiosities surrounding creation and the origins of human existence. The

  • Bartolome de Las Casas Witnessed the Crimes and Massacres Against the Natives in the Conquest of the Indies

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    Bartolome de Las Casas was a Christian Priest that accompanied the Spaniards on their conquest of the Indies, and is a witness to the crimes and massacres committed against the natives. De Las Casas documented specific events where the Spaniards wronged the natives but makes it clear that there were far more incidents than the ones he reports. His audience is the Christian community in Castile (modern day Spain), and the Monarch. His aim in this documentation was to inform the formerly mentioned

  • Learning Lessons from the Holocaust

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    country disrupts the German way of life and all attempts to live side by side in peace have failed. Despite being a predominantly Christian nation who supposedly follow the way of Christ, to hear them say that makes one wonder whether their claims truly reflects their deeds. It is from this situation that the essay of Eckardt and its view that the Holocaust is a "Christian Problem" becomes relevant to what is happening in the world today. ... ... middle of paper ... ...g most of the initiatives

  • Sermon Analysis Sermon

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    Sermon Analysis On September 25, 2016 a sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Phillips at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE where he serves as a co-pastor. His sermon titled There is a monster at the end of this sermon incorporated descriptive language to engage the listeners and encourage the congregation whom he serves to live out their missional goal to strengthen current community connections and to further new connections. His church is a “good sized” suburban church

  • Controversy in Palo's Heights

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    Controversy in Palo's Heights On May 16, 2000, the Palos Heights City Council met to determine who would gain possession of the Reformed Church of Palos Heights. Seven months of meetings and controversy over the sale of the Reformed Church of Palos Heights had left church officials again unsure of who would buy the property and when. The Reformed Church, 6600 W. 127th St., had been for sale for approximately two years, as the growing congregation planned to build a larger church on Bell Road

  • Christians and the Environment

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    environment. Every day that passes seems to leave the world with more to be concerned with, the ever-increasing pollution, the deforestation, and the threat of nuclear waste. Taking responsibility for the environment is a duty that Christians should commit to. In fact, Christians should lead the world in taking specific actions in the preservation and restoration of the environment. Some environmentalists have blamed Christianity for the abuse of the environment. The 1967 article by Lynn White suggests

  • Christianity in Lars and The Real Girl

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    ever witnessed in a film. At the end of the movie, Margo says to Lars, “There will never be one like her” in reference to Bianca. In reality, there will never be a movie like this one. What I enjoyed most about this film was it was a Christian film but wasn’t a Christian film. What I mean by that is that it didn’t just throw Christianity in your face while watching it. Nothing about this film seemed fake. It never seemed as if the writer was trying to tell you one specific message of the film. The writer

  • The Potentials and Pitfalls of Interfaith Marriages

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    marriage is widely debated among all religious traditions. Many conservative denominations believe that, "A believer marrying or intending to marry an unbeliever is clearly going against the expressed commandment of God" (J.J. Lim) . Other religious denominations view intermarriages as, "The unity within diversity that adds a richness and beauty to marriage and to life" (Rev. Tom Chulak) . Regardless of one's religious denomination, a person's religion comprises the framework of meaning and the source

  • Misconceptions about Satanism

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    Misconceptions about Satanism Most religions like Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam have well defined meanings, one exception is Satanism. Most people have their own definition for Satanism. Some people feel that non-Christian religions and all Christian denominations other than their own are forms of Satanism. This would imply that all Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, and Jews. In fact at least 75% of the world's population would be Satanists. Others feel that all religions other than Judaism

  • Marriage in Islam and Christianity

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    this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one, therefore what god has joined together let no man separate’. Within Christianity exist a number of denominations that do practice the tradition or sacrament of marriage. In the Orthodox Church, marriage is considered to be a sacrament and is held within high significance. There is a lot of symbolism entwined within the marriage ceremony. The most important