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    Calvinism Essay

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    “John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism” (CCEL). A prominent theologian during the Protestant Reformation, his Institutes of the Christian Religion is still widely regarded today, and Calvinism continues to retain an enthusiastic following. To know how he Calvinism came to be to be we need to start at the beginning, Calvin was born in France

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    Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. As a text that is considered to be the most sacred document in history, it is within the nature of the Bible to attract strong presuppositions that have developed across centuries. Exegesis of the Bible, specifically the first five books, naturally leads to questions of its origin. Developing a definitive conclusion regarding authorship is not necessarily a prerequisite to interpret the meaning of the Pentateuch. The stance taken on

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    The Secret Gospel Of Mark

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    Psalms is a true canon and to be treated as such. Many of today’s American followers, among others, have used the bible in a similar, absolute fashion to justify war and the abuse of minority groups within society, just to name a few abuses. Is this exegesis on the part of the gospel authors a sort of proto-ideology that the bible is infallible and inerrant even before the canonization of today’s bible? If it is, are there any resources for the history of biblical inerrancy and

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    13 an interpreter with regard to the prophet’s intention and his audience’s perception.38 For Gitay, the prophetic text is not a planned composition but a dynamic communicative discourse that can be deciphered on the basis of “its rhetorical situation and its global theme.”39 He argues, for example, that Isaiah 1-12 represents a series of speeches that have been arranged in a certain thematic and stylistic order for effective communication with the audience.40 Gitay attempts to discern both the persuasive

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    days or years. Nevertheless, the use of the term “sevens” has generated tremendous debate among scholars. Joyce G. Baldwin argues there is an element of symbolism contained in the use of “sevens” and that this symbolism must be employed in any exegesis of this passage. This view rests upon the occurrence of a Sabbath year every seven years (Lev. 25:1-7) and the knowledge that seven “sevens” brought the year of Jubilee (Lev. 25:8-12). Paul Reddit echoes this stating, “The author of Daniel 9

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    other words, to make a theological point, the authors omit certain material, because it detracts from the focus, and choose certain material that helps them accomplish their purpose. Harrington concludes by talking about the overarching aims of the “exegesis” method and further talks about the factors that affect interpretation which are more fundamental, like pre-existing biases and

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    Cleophus J. LaRue in I Believe I’ll Testify makes it clear that great preaching comes from somewhere, it also must go somewhere, so preachers need to use the most artful language to send the Word on its journey. There is always purpose in life in black preaching says LaRue. Some of the greatest preaching in America happens on Sundays. The articulation and cadence of the black preacher often arise and causes people to feel something deep down inside their souls. The heart of black preaching has been

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    The Chrysanthemums: Allegory Analysis In the short story by John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums, symbolism, allegory and foreshadowing flood the story from start to finish. Steinbeck’s chosen words to describe the setting, plot and conclusion allows readers to evaluate and analyze the story in many ways. The story begins by describing the setting as enclosed, gray and repressive. Elisa Allen is introduced as the central character of the story, onto which the symbolism and allegory mainly affect.

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    Introduction Much like a father desires to see his newborn child grow and live a healthy life, the Apostle Paul desires to see his audience of newborn believers grow and live a spiritually healthy life. In Ephesians 1:15-23, the Apostle prays his audience would grow in godly wisdom, and in revelation in the knowledge of Christ; he also desires for his audience to be used by God and to know their value in Him, which was brought about through the death and resurrection of Christ. In essence, Paul’s

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    sixty-six books, it became evident to me that to truly live out my beliefs, I should, “seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” This conviction combined with my love for and training in the careful analysis and exegesis of texts and my life experiences led me to pursue law school. In many ways, I still have more questions than answers. However, I know that my studies prompted by my faith continue to be essential to understanding what that faith

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