Christianity Essay Examples

  • The Holy Trinity By Masaccio

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    The Holy Trinity by Masaccio was done approximately 1428. It is a superb example of Masaccio's use of space and perspective. It consists of two levels of unequal height. Christ is represented on the top half, in a coffered, barrel-vaulted chapel. On one side of him is the Virgin Mary, and on the other, St. John. Christ himself is supported by God the Father, and the Dove of the Holy Spirit rests on Christ's halo. In front of the pilasters that enframe the chapel kneel the donors (husband and wife). Underneath the altar (a masonry insert

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    Canterbury Tales A View Of The Medieval Christian Church

    3163 words - 13 pages

    In discussing Chaucer's collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales, an interesting picture or illustration of the Medieval Christian Church is presented. However, while people demanded more voice in the affairs of government, the church became corrupt -- this corruption also led to a more crooked society. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as just church history; This is because the church can never be studied in isolation, simply because it has always related to the social, economic and political context of the day. In history then, there is a two way process where the chur

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    Emily Dickinson

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    Emily Dickinson was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800's. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted the new transcendental outlook. Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious practice. Founded by the puritans, the feeling of the avenging had never left the people. After all of the "Great Awakenings" an

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    Evil In Dante And Chaucer

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    We in the twentieth century would be much more hard-pressed to define evil than would people of either Chaucer's or Dante's time. Medieval Christians would have a source for it -- Satan -- and if could easily devise a series of ecclesiastical checklists to test its presence and its power. In our secular world, evil has come down to something that hurts people for no explicable reason: the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the

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    Abuses Of The Medieval Catholic Clergy

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    The Dark Ages of Europe were called such for several reasons. One of the more notorious reasons was the state of the Catholic Church. In the years before the Reformation, members of the Catholic clergy had reached an all time low in terms of their morality. The abuses of clerical power and privileges by the medieval clergy spanned all parts of their daily lives. Members of the Catholic clergy were financially, politically and socially corrupt. Each of these corruptions made up the enormous religious corruption that was the logical result of such debauchery. Of the several gri

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    Captain John Smith

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    Captain John smith was more important to the success of Virginia by 1630 then John Rolfe.. Like many famous heroes, John Smith was feisty, abrasive, self-promoting, and ambitious. He was an experienced soldier and adventurer, the man who boldly went out and got things done. If not for him, the colony may have failed at the start. John Rolfe is best successful for having introduced tobacco as a commercial crop to Virginia colonists. The production of this valuable commodity shaped the future development of the colony and provided an economic incentive for

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    Christianity In The New World

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    The Catholic Church during the Middle Ages played an all encompassing role over the lives of the people and the government. As the Dark Ages came to a close the ideas of the Renaissance started to take hold, and the church's power gradually began to wain. The monarchies of Europe also began to grow replacing the church's power. Monarchies, at the close of the Middle Ages and the dawn of the Renaissance, did not so much seek the guidance of the church as much as it sought their approval. However, the Church during the Age of Discovery was still a major influence. The discovery of the

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    How Belief Systems Effect Politics

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    The belief systems of the modern world have helped determine the policies and politics of nations around the world. For centuries before, and almost definitely for decades after now, there will be disputed between people and countries on account of their faith. Religions have started wars, ended them, impacted, and persuaded people. Needless to say, beliefs are very influential on the world today. People of different faiths don?t only fight over their basic beliefs and land but they end conflicts. Making amends between religious groups g

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    Militant Monks

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    The Knights Templar, a military order of monks answerable only to the Pope himself, were founded in 1118. Their primary responsibility, at least initially, was to provide protection to Christians making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. They rose in power, both religious and secular, to become one of the richest and most powerful entities in Christendom. By the time of their disbandment in 1307, this highly secretive organization controlled vast wealth, a fleet of merchant ships, and castles and estates spanning the entire Mediterranean ar

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    Mother Theresa Biography

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    Mother Theresa Mother Theresa dedicated every day of her adult life caring for "the dying, crippled, the mentally ill, and the unloved." She fed and sheltered them, cleaned their wounds, but what is most important, is that she made them feel good, loved, and wanted. Mother Teresa's Life Mother Teresa was born August 27, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu from Albanian parents: Nikolle and Drandafille Bojaxhiu. Her father was a well known contractor and her mother was a housewife, and She was the youngest

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    The Eucharist

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    SUMMARY Eucharist History -reenacts the closing events of jesus' life -links past-present-future one ceremony -powerful, meaningful ritual -last of the 3 sacraments of initiation -prescribed by christ -have to see the eucharist as body, not bread Eucharist celebrates -"a way of remembering" -daily reminder of Gods love -jesus shared bread at last supper/do this in memory of me -a thanksgiving feast -"eucharist" means giving thanx Ritual Meal -earliest form of rituals are eating and gathering -sacrifice meal -ritual not a routine -builds on the symbolism of a ritual mean Sign a

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    Freedom VS Destiny

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    People like to believe that they have the freedom to choose what they want to do, however it is quite the opposite. Freedom has its limitations to what people are allowed to do, but predestination has no limits of any kind. Freedom is in fact used to cover up predestination, to keep people content in following absurd rules. Without predestination, how do we know what the weather will be like, or if the sun rises, or if someone will stop at a red light. You just do, common things that we think are just ?common sense,? are really not, people stop at those red lights in order to su

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    Transformation In Christ

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    When I first knew about this assignment, I must admit I was intimidated by the book, Transformation in Christ. I do not follow my Roman Catholic faith as much as I should so I feared that I would not understand what Dietrich von Hildebrand was talking about. But, as I began reading, I found the book easy to interpret. In chapter 1, I found myself disagreeing with von Hildebrand when he said, “He knows that no human force can heal that wound; that he is in need of redemption. He grasps the truth that repentance is powerless to remove the guilt of sin which separates him from God, that good w

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    Good Morning! It is always a pleasure for me to stood before you and share God’s Word today. If you are going to read the contents of your bulletin, we are commemorating Laity Sunday . In religious organizations, the laity comprises all lay persons collectively, this means any person who is not a member of the clergy. A very early tradition of preaching in the Methodist churches was for a lay preacher to be appointed to lead services of worship and preach in a group of meeting places or churches. The lay preacher walked or rode on horseback in a prescribed circuit of the preaching places ac

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    Saint Patricks Day

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    The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship. Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he became closer to God. He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years.

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    Christian Morality

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    “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller Webster’s Dictionary defines morality as the standard of right or wrong. However, Christian morality involves considerably more. It moves far beyond philosophical, secular ethics that emphasize Utilitarianism, which teaches us to calculate our actions to justify behavior. On the other hand, Christians must make a conscious effort or at

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    Moulin Rouge

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    Discuss ways in which Moulin Rouge is a successful Romance Baz Luhrman who directed “William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet” (1996) has now returned with a flamboyant and sensual cinematic love story that is “Moulin Rouge.” Luhrman achieves the given affect of this great romanticism by combining social, economical and musical adaptations from both the nineteenth and the twentieth century. We are first introduced to Christian, an inexperienced yet gifted poet, who gives us line after line, throughout the film, of strangely recognisable 'poetry' (lyrics to songs the audience are familiar with.

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    To Kill A Mockingbird The Ladies Of Maycombe

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    The ladies of Maycomb are very significant as it shows the ladies’ attitude and beliefs in their own sense of being good Christians and at the same time revealing their hypocrisy and bigotry. ‘I tell you Gertrude, you never ought to go let and opportunity go by to witness for the Lord’. Mrs Merriweather, like the other ladies, believe it is Christian duty to remind the ‘darkies’ of behaving in a Christian way as when she tells Sophy ‘you simply are not being a Christian today’ They view Maycomb as a Christian town with Christian folks but this does not include the black people. The ladies beli

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    Sir Thomas More

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    Table of Contents Biography and Historical Sketch 3 Thomas More’s Utopia and the Ideal Society 6 Value of Human Life in More’s Utopian Society 12 Preserving Self in Society in “A Man for All Seasons” 15 Thomas More, Modernistic? 20 Biography and Historical Sketch Instability remained a common theme throughout English history, especially in the years of 1400-1600. The King’s reign of England would usually determine the stability of the realm. When wars broke out, taxes were increased and society became unstable. Those who appeased the King were placed above others, while tho

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    Christianity Through The Eyes Of A Baptist

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    Christianity has been the most influential religion of all time. Unlike any other religion before or since it has spanned to many nations reached billions of people, and defined a multitude of cultures. The United States itself was founded on the basics of Christianity; however, lately it seems that we have forgotten our roots. The layout of Christianity is simple: Trust in the Lord God, have faith in the teachings of his son Jesus, and rebuke the Devil. Over the next several paragraphs we will discover personal relationships with God, communicating with God, the developed system of organ

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    Views Of The Millenium

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    “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them’”. (Revelation 21:3, NASB) Ever since the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven, Christians have hoped in His Second Coming or parousia. They have agreed that those in Christ who have died will be raised, and also all believers who are still alive will be caught up to be with Him and enjoy eternal existence in God’s presence. However, for ages they have strongly disagreed on the eschatological sequence

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    Catholic Religion

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    Praying silently in the midst of the cathedral, Catholic members practice Christianity with aspects of tradition, loyalty, and like any religion pride. Furthermore, the Catholic Church is the largest of all Christian churches with over one billion members. By further explaining the traditions and practices of Catholicism, many can additionally understand how Catholicism differs from other forms of Christianity. The Catholic Churches are one of the most beautiful and symbolic buildings known in our society today. The Catholic Church architecture is made up of cathedrals with pinnacles and

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    The Light Of God

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    Around his twelfth birthday, Ronald became aware of the simple fact that God lived in the third light from the left in his church. It was obvious enough that Ronald was surprised no one else realized it, but since his mother never mentioned it, he said nothing. He was used to noticing things that others didn’t. It was just life. Before discovering the whereabouts of God, Ronald had considered church a momentary setback to an interesting Sunday afternoon. Afterwards, however, in his spare time after school, and on the weekends, he would walk down to the church and sit, legs swinging, lis

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    Early Popes

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    When Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" he received a multitude of answers. Some said he was John the Baptist, some said he was Elijah or Jeremiah or another one of the prophets. The disciple Peter came up with the correct answer when he said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." The early Christians accepted Peter's confession, but they had many different ideas of exactly what it meant for Jesus to be the Christ. What was Jesus' real nature and person like? How was he related to God and to the Father? To what degree was he truly human? There were many debate

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    Henry Viii Vs John Calvin In The Protestant Reformation

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    Henry VIII vs. John Calvin in the Protestant Reformation In the sixteenth century, stood the reformation of the Catholic Church in Western Europe. While the main focus was an internal renovation of the church, the outcome was much different than expected; the reformation led to a revolt against and an abandonment of principal Christian belief. The difference in the view and act of oneself was different from individual to individual during the reformation. While Calvin left for Geneva in 1536 from France because of the fear of persecution for the publically spread beliefs of his about the Ch

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    Mother Teresa

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    Mother Teresa: A Complete Authorized Biography is the complete story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, a woman regarded by millions as a contemporary saint for her dedication to serving the poorest of the poor. As it chronicles her childhood in the Balkans as a member of a remarkably openhearted and religious family, her work in India, and her aid to the victims of war-torn Beirut where she pleaded with George Bush and Saddam Hussein to choose peace over war, this inspiring book tells the story of Mother Teresa, one of

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    Catholic Reformation

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    A man by the name of Martin Luther accused the Roman Catholic church of greed and insincerity. The practices that the Roman Catholic church were doing were considered corrupt. Apparently, the Roman Catholic Church was selling indulgences to the public. Indulgences were used as a form to forgive ones sins and with that, money you were also granted entrance to heaven, according to the Roman Catholic church . Martin Luther was a German monk and in 1517, he challenged the Roman Catholic church with these wrongdoings. However, according to the Roman Catholic church they believed that these

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    A Long Days Journey Into Night

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    Reference to Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Eugene O’Neill’s, Long Day’s Journey into Night have many connections to each other. One of the strongest connections with the two stories is the theme of isolation. Mary isolates herself from the rest of the family as she constantly goes up to her room and shoots herself up with morphine, similar to the way Gregor Samsa isolates himself in his room, away from the rest of the family. The entire family refuses any signs of improvement in Mary’s morphine addiction, similar to how the Samsa family agrees that Gregor will forever re

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    Jesus Vs Krishna

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    Jesus and Krishna: Two Peas in a religious pod The parallels found between the lives of Krishna, the second person of the Hindu Trinity and of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the second part of the Christian Holy Trinity have raised debate about the truth and validity of both religious characters in both Christianity and Hindu for years. Krishna was considered to be the incarnation of the God Vishnu. He is thought to have lived on earth approximately during the 2nd and 3rd century BCE. However, “Traditional belief based on scriptural details and astrological calculations gives Krishna’s birth” y

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    St Augustine Of Hippo

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    St Augustine was born November 13, 354, in Thagaste, which is part of present day Algeria. Born to a pagan father (who converted to Christianity on his deathbed) and a very devout Christian mother, St. Monica, he was torn between beliefs. He was schooled in Latin literature, and eventually went to Carthage to study rhetoric. During this time, he married and lived with a woman (her name is unknown) who gave birth to Augustine’s son. By the time he was twenty, he had turned away from Christianity, and went in other directions. For nearly a decade, he found refuge in Manichaeism, a Persian dualis

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    Faith Healings Do They Truly Occur Today

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    Faith Healings: Do They Truly Occur Today? In the 21st century, the topic of faith healings is common. Pentecostal churches, as well as many others, avidly promote the idea that spiritual healings are important and Biblical. Many evidences are given to support their teachings, both from Bible passages and from everyday life. On the other hand, evidences are also given that contradict faith healings. Examining both sets of evidences, it becomes clear that “faith healing”, as the term is used today, is not Biblical and therefore not reliable. A faith healing, according to Merriam- Webster’s di

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    Evangelists In American Society Past To Present

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    Evangelism has played an integral part in spreading the “Good News” throughout the history of religion in America. From colonial times to the present, evangelists have used such methods as the printing press to the internet. During the Great Awakening of the 1740s, white Protestant evangelists proselytized to black Americans. The Methodist were most successful, owing to their belief in a near rather than distant god, self help, liberation from sin through conversion, and their lively preaching and singing worship methods during evangelical revivals. Led by John Wesley’s denunciations of

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    Inculturational In China

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    Inculturation in China The Chinese civilization is one of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world today. China has about at least five thousand years of history dating back to the 16th century BC. Similar to history of civilizations around the world, empires, kingdoms, nations, and cities have arise and fallen to the age of time. However, one element has proven to remain and preserve itself throughout the ages. That element is religion. In China, three main religious beliefs (Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism) have strongly stood and integrated itself into the culture of the Chine

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    Just as there are many types of lovers, there are many kinds of love. Though love is inherent in all human cultures, cultural differences make any universal definition difficult to establish.[1] One definition attempting to be universally applicable is Thomas Jay Oord's: to love is to act intentionally, in sympathetic response to others, to promote overall well-being. This definition applies to the positive connotations of love. Expressions of love may include the love for a "soul" or mind, the love of laws and organizations, love for a body, love for nature, love of food, love of money, lo

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    Friar Laurence Role In Romeo And Juilet

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    Friar Laurence’s Role in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a story of tragic events of two young lovers who come from two feuding families. Friar Laurence’s poor decisions and behavior play an essential role in the death of the main characters of Romeo and Juliet. He unknowingly contributes to the tragic events of the play. Friar Laurence’s impulsivity, religious character and naive good intentions are responsible for the plays’ tragic ending. The tragedy of these young lovers results from Friar Laurence’s impulsive behavior. He reacts too quickly and th

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    Thomas Aquinas Faith Vs Reason

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    Synthesis Through Faith and Reason Whenever someone mentions medieval culture, although they may not know it, the high middle ages is usually what comes to mind. This is because at the start of the 11th century the middle ages were starting to show their medieval promise. Things were taking a turn for the good; there was an intellectual renaissance of great philosophers such as St. Thomas Aquinas and Saint Anselm and we also saw the development of such universities as Paris, Oxford, and Bologna. The high middle ages were also the home of some of the greatest architecture that Europe has se

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    Religious Life In Europe During The 1500 S

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    Religious life in Europe during the 1500’s was completely unorganized. There were many different Christian denominations scattered across the continent. This lead to much controversy in the interpreting and teaching of the word of the lord. The four main Christian denominations that could be found in Europe during the 1500’s were: Anglican, Orthodox, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic. These views of religion would often go to extreme heights to win over the peoples support. The word Anglican means “of England” hence the lesser known name the Church of England. The Anglican Church was one of the y

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    Puritan Ideology

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    Puritan Ideology in Early American Literature The Puritan’s were a group of Protestants who wanted to purify the Anglican Church. Their theology was influenced by John Calvin’s predestination and Martin Luther’s ninety-five theses. They were eventually driven from England where they established the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the New World. Their beliefs were strict but also a little more liberal then the Anglican Church. One of their basic beliefs was “original depravity.” That meant that through Adam and Eve’s fall every person is born a sinner and could not create one’s own salvation.

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    English Paper

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    As one is growing up in this world, one thing that most parents try to stress on their kids is the importance of having God in his/her life. Kids are taught at a very young age to love and fear God at the same time, especially in the black community. Grandparents, mostly grandmas, are also a influence amongst young children to accept God into his/her life. Although it doesn’t have to be just them, for instance, in “Salvation” young Langston is most influenced by his aunt and Church family as a whole to be saved. Many people are confused at the actual concept of what it means to be saved.

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    Imitation Of Christ

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    The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis Brief Biography Kempis was born in Kempen, Germany, around 1380 and died near Zwolle in 1471. Educated by the Brothers of the Common Life, he later joined this brotherhood and became a successful copyist which enabled him to support himself. Although this was a time of corruption within the Church, the brotherhood advocated practising a superior level of spirituality and an emphasis on Christian life and devotion. Kempis joined the Augustinian convent of Mount Saint Agnes at the age of 22 where he rose to the heights of priesthood in 1413 and rema

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    Chaucers Corruption In The Church

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    Chaucer’s corruption of The Church The Catholic Church was deeply corrupt during the middle ages. While the church was founded on piety, poverty, and propriety the reality for the church and many of its representatives were quite different. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the religious characters illustrate most of the corruption characteristic of the church at that time. Chaucer uses the prioress, the pardoner, and the friar as examples to show how that Catholic Church had become corrupt during the middle ages. One character that Chaucer uses to show the corruption of the church is

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    Why Am I Not A Christian

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    As your Chairman has told you, the subject about which I am going to speak to you tonight is "Why I Am Not a Christian." Perhaps it would be as well, first of all, to try to make out what one means by the word Christian. It is used these days in a very loose sense by a great many people. Some people mean no more by it than a person who attempts to live a good life. In that sense I suppose there would be Christians in all sects and creeds; but I do not think that that is the proper sense of the word, if only because it would imply that all the people who are not Christians -- all the Buddhists,

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    How To Choose A Church

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    How To Choose a Church I thought about the topic of choosing a church for a great deal of time. I thought about what I would want in a church; nice people, a good youth program, a clean nicely built church with plenty of room. I put myself in the position of a newly graduated student fresh out of high school. I would be moving to a different state and I would know no one. This is what I would look for in a church. My main focus in a new church would have to be the spiritual beliefs of the church. Do they believe the same as I do? No matter how great the church may be, if the church

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    John Jacob

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    It's no secret that the Catholic Church unequivocally rejects these two doctrines as dangerous to the Christian soul and to the Church at large. The Catholic Church can appreciate what these two doctrines try to protect. "Faith alone" attempts to preserve the radically gracious nature of the Gospel, and this intention should be commended. "Scripture alone" seeks to protect the doctrine of Divine Revelation and protect the Church from the erroneous doctrines of men. Again, good intentions. The Catholic theologian Louis Bouyer discussed the "good intentions, bad doctrines" of the Reformation at

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    Spiritual Abuse in the Church How many times have you heard a preacher say follow me as I follow Jesus? Today there is spiritual abuse in the church and if we are not careful we could be an unwilling victim in man’s deception. If we do not want to be a participant in the enemy’s scheme then we have to be as harmless as a dove but as wise as a serpent as the bible tells us to be. As wise servants of God we must (as much as possible) make sure the pastor we are submitted to is following Jesus as they profess they are. The bible says the devil will come to you as an angel of light so e

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    Eat Em

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    Spiritual Abuse in the Church How many times have you heard a preacher say follow me as I follow Jesus? Today there is spiritual abuse in the church and if we are not careful we could be an unwilling victim in man’s deception. If we do not want to be a participant in the enemy’s scheme then we have to be as harmless as a dove but as wise as a serpent as the bible tells us to be. As wise servants of God we must (as much as possible) make sure the pastor we are submitted to is following Jesus as they profess they are. The bible says the devil will come to you as an angel of light so e

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    Catholic Social Teaching

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    Pacem in Terris is an encyclical issued by Pope John XXIII in 1963. It portrayed important ideas also expressed in the Second Vatican Council. There were some important events going on around the same time. The most prominent event was the erection of the Berlin Wall which took place two years prior, 1961.The Berlin Wall separated East and West Germany. The Berlin Wall was a physical manifestation of the term, “ Iron Curtain”; metaphorically, the term, “Iron Curtain” separated Eastern and Western Europe. The Cold War had “started” and there was deep tensions

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    The Life And Growth Of King Henry V And England

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    The Life and Growth of King Henry V and England Henry V is a masterful tale of power, greed, maturity, good and evil. Shakespeare draws an excellent comparison between the budding Christian king, Harry, to the whole of England rising up for the pursuit of “glory“ and “crowns“. Through some brief dialogue between the bishop of Canterbury and his court; we learn Harry has confirmed his claim to both the crowns(used throughout the play) of England and France. The stage is now set for the awakening England to challenge the pompous and pretentious France. “ Now all the

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    The Book Of Revelation

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    The book of Revelation is the most bizarre and complex book in the New Testament. It is a book about the end times, the great battle, the redeemed, judgment, and the new Jerusalem. But what does it all mean? Is Revelation a prediction of the future or is it rather a timeless truth? For centuries, Christians have had different viewpoints on this particular issue. Some have understood the book to be primarily about the future of the world, offering glimpses of what is to transpire in the days to come. Others have insisted it only contains a timeless message, showing how God relates to every gene

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    Augustine Augustine was born in Tagaste in the African province of Numidia in 354 CE. He died 430 ce. almost seventy-six years later in Hippo Regius (modern Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast sixty miles away. From his early youth, he suffered from a deep moral turmoil, which sparked within him a lifelong quest for wisdom and spiritual peace. His mother, Monica was a devout believer in the new faith. His father was on the other hand not Christian. When Augustine was 16 years of age he began the study of rhetoric in Carthage. Carthage a port city given to immoral ways. Here he threw of

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