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    Christianity Begins On a late afternoon, in about the year AD 33, two men were walking from Jerusalem to the nearby village of Emmaus. Their conversation centered on events that had occurred the previous week. As they journeyed, a stranger who seemed ignorant of these events joined them. Surprised, they asked him: "Are you the only person staying in Jerusalem not to know what has happened there in the last few days?" So they explained to him about a certain Jesus of Nazareth, "a prophet powerful

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    Star Wars as Church History

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    Star Wars as Church History Koenrad Kuiper, writing in the Journal of Popular Culture in the mid 1980s suggests that "[the] Star Wars trilogy creates and recreates imperial myths which serve to sustain imperial culture" (77). He goes on to contend that the Empire of George Lucas’s long ago and far away world recreate these myths for us now as, essentially, a form of social control. Since Kuiper was writing, however, we have been graced with the first in the Star Wars series, The Phantom Menace

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    The History of The Church The Church had held sway over medieval society for centuries, but it began to lose its grip in the fourteenth century. It was not only that it could not explain nor prevent the calamities that swept through the century, it was enduring its own calamities. The Church was at its strongest in the thirteenth century, but within a few years of entering the fourteenth it entered a series of crises that would all but destroy it (and certainly destroyed its hold over the minds

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    The History of the Church of England, J.R.H. Moorman, pp. 59-220 Book Report The middle ages began when William the Normans took over England. William liked to regard himself as a reformer. He would not allow the pope to interfere with what he regarded as the king’s lawful business. He regarded himself as the head of the Church in England. William appointed his close friend, Lanfranc, as the archbishop of Canterbury. They both ruled England until William’s death. William Rufus who was William the

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    The fourth element in perspective is viewing Church history through humility. It is understanding that the humanity is an integrate part of the church; therefore, the church is filled with many achievements as well as failures. “We have not done a good job with what we have been given” (Hoskin Lecture). This is true for us as it is for some of those that we study. The teaching and study of church history is important for my ministry because it helps us identify with those who have laid down the

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    Church History: The Protestant Reformation

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    event in the church history? The Protestant reformation is an important event in church history. It was a protest by the people against the popes and leaders of the church. They wanted reform. The people found out that the church wasn’t telling them the truth about Jesus and his beliefs. It had a huge impact in Europe and across the world. In Europe during the 16th century every town and city had a church or a cathedral. The majority of people were catholic. The leaders of the church gained a lot

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    History of the Methodist Church

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    By 1913 the major Methodist church in the East End was Milby Memorial, formerly Harrisburg, which had entered into the appointment system by 1873. Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1917, soon followed the Milby church. This particular church, Park Place, history was emblematic of the church growth in the Houston area. In the East end just south of the city of Houston a suburban community called Park Place had developed. This particular community was not significantly different than

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    History of the Eartly Christian Church

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    Christianity, in terms of numerically, thrived. Councils were held, doctrine developed, and great strides were taken in order to have Christianity be one catholic church. However, in the next couple centuries, the church would grow apart and rulers would fall resulting in mass turmoil throughout the Western Empire. The Roman Catholic Church (as it would later be called) used these events to secure its grip over the entire western empire. In the western half of the once great Roman Empire, Rome, along

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    English Church History

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    by the strict church rulings, ones that had no relation to actual religious obligations, the people of England began to abandon their original faiths in favor of new ones. Each faith appealed to some part of society, but ultimately could not please all of the classes, which led to the religious disarray. The Anglican Church, or the Church if England, was the official church of England after the separation from the Roman Catholic Church in 1530. ( Black, XLVIII) The Anglican Church “from the time

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    Roman Catholic Church has been involved in the world throughout time. Since Christianity, when if first became a major religion in society the involvement of the Roman Catholic Church has affected many areas of history. The Roman Catholic Church has affected the world historically, as demonstrated by it's impact upon the historical figures like Hypatia, Joan of Arc, and Jan Hus, historical events such as the Salem Witch Trials, and many other eras and events. The Roman Catholic Church slowed down scientific

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