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  • A Review of Donald Fairbairn's Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes

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    A Review of Donald Fairbairn's Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes "Our calling is not to blaze a trail, for Christ has done that for us. Rather, our task is to join the many who have walked and are walking the path, to follow the footprints leading to eternity and to God." -Donald Fairbairn In Donald Fairbairn's "Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes", Fairbairn takes the basic beliefs of Orthodoxy and explains them from a Western point of view. It's evident that this book was written

  • The alliterative poems Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unite traditional Celtic mythology with Christian orthodoxy to produce a distinctly

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    The alliterative poems Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight unite traditional Celtic mythology with Christian orthodoxy to produce a distinctly British Christianity The Catholic church in fourteenth century England was undergoing a convulsion. The church was unable to explain why God inflicted the Black Plague on the citizenry, or to conjure up his mercy and end the suffering and death. The Babylonian Captivity saw the papacy in Avignon, under the influence if not the direct control of the

  • Kemetic Orthodoxy

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    The following article examines the Kemetic Orthodoxy, an Egyptian revival religion that has developed a following largely through communication on the Internet. Most of the people who become members of Kemetic Orthodoxy learn about this faith, meet other believers, convert and worship online. To compare and contrast the religion, the researchers used Wicca as a second Internet religion. Using methods of critical thinking to analyze the article, the following were discovered, there are several

  • Filter of History

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    Furthermore, factors of politics, region, and public opinion almost always have an effect on what becomes written history. “History came to play a major role in propagating this modern orthodoxy, particularly in the United States. And just because their national history was so integral to Americans’ identity, the new orthodoxy became part of the political conflicts generated by industrialization” (Appleby et al.,132). In contrast to remembering and writing what is more pleasant comes the historian who wants

  • Russian Orthodoxy

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    it is the way God communicates to us the truth that we could not otherwise know? And so my journey began. The Orthodox Church launched almost two thousand years ago. Orthodoxy has three hundred million people in its fellowship, placing it as the seconded largest religious group in the world. Thomas Hopko says that, “The Orthodoxy Church understands itself to be the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, the true Church of Christ on earth…and claims [that] there is an absolute identity and continuity

  • chinese religous and ethical systems

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    gradually became linked with the state cult of the Emperor. From the fifth century AD Confucian orthodoxy retreated before the popularity of Buddhism and Daoism. But a renaissance came during the Sung dynasty when Confucianism responded to the challenge and developed its own metaphysics. This new trend is known as Neo-Confucianism, and its main exponent was Zhu Xi (1130-1200). It subsequently became the main orthodoxy of the scholar officials until the demise of the imperial system in 1912. In contemporary

  • Expanding the Literary Canon

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    Formation This essay on the ways ideology and cultural politics complicates and informs canon formation, also discusses Guillory's theory concerning the death Joe Weixlmann who offers his own commentary concerning how ideology and politics of literary orthodoxy in favor of a more democratically situated heterodoxy, and how this concept of a heterodoxy might inform the university's literary curriculum. Next, Christopher Ricks' essay, 'What is at stake in the "battle of the books"?" will be analyzed to determine

  • Orthodox Society

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    By insisting on complete orthodoxy is society only hurting itself? I believe when a society demands orthodoxy it is asking for problems. Orthodoxy to a small extent can be helpful to society, but when it is required by the people, and they demand it to the fullest it can do nothing but cause problems. There is many reasons whey complete orthodoxy only hurts society. First off, it greatly diminishes all forms of creativity among the people and doesn’t allow for new ideas that can help benefit society

  • Marriage According to Eastern Orthodox

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    Catholic Church, which has approximately 1,100,000,000 followers. The second largest is the Orthodox Church with 225,000,000 followers. Eastern Orthodoxy became a distinct branch after the 11th century when they realized that there were too many technical differences in belief between the eastern and western sides. Following all of Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy relies greatly on doctrine. They follow the Bible, believe that there is only one God, and must go by other “laws” of their religion. A subject

  • The Islamic Faith Sufism

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    relationship with God can be reached only through personal experience. The original Sufis, though they seem far from the orthodox views, maintained a very close tie with original Islamic doctrine. Their differences were considerable, but the link with orthodoxy was 'guaranteed by their acceptance of the law and ritual practices of Islam.'; The Sufis believe that a person's soul abides with God before it ever inhabits the body of man. This connection is the reason for all Sufi practice. Their rituals and