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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BATTLE OF TOURS

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    INTRODUCTION Friedrich Nietzsche, the Nihilist philosopher of “God is dead!” fame, lamented cynically, that one of the most regrettable episodes in history must surely have been the defeat of the Moors at Tours. Should the Moors have been victorious, it is no doubt probable that Europe today would be predominantly Muslim. Furthermore is the unpalatable thought that the world’s population would most likely be adherents of Islam, should the Christians have failed at Tours. Nietzsche, of course, felt that Christianity was the most baneful thought to have ever infected the progress

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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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    Book Of Mormon

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    TO EVERY CHILD OF GOD: In a world of immeasurable turmoil and confusion, with difficulties that are ever increasing, many look to heaven for help and answers. Sadly, most are left empty. Therefore, as an attempt to offer such help and provide simple answers to some of life’s deepest and most sought after questions, I write this small document. Firstly, you must know that I am a Christian, a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I believe He is the Savior of every living creature, the Only Begotten of our Heavenly Father. He came to earth to perform an atoning mission to save all mankind

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Love

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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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    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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    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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    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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    How Successful Was Bismarck In Unifying The German State During The Period 1871 1890

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    How successful was Bismarck in unifying the German state during the period 1871 - 1890? It is argued that Bismarck was both successful and unsuccessful in unifying the German state. In the period of 1871 - 1890, Bismarck faced many factors that both hindered and helped in unification, such as the nature of the constitution, his relationship with the national liberals, his relationship with the Catholics and the creation of the new working class. The North German Confederation was mainly Protestant however when the southern states joined, the population became nearly a third Catholic. Bi

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    Beowulf

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    He Was Descended From Cain Beowulf was written in England sometime in the 8th century. This provides us with an idea that the poem was written during a time when society was in the process of being converted from Paganism to Christianity. The Christian influences were combined with early folklore and heroic legends of German tribes that we try to look at whether or not Christian and biblical influences where added later to an originally Pagan poem or not. The fact that Christianity and Paganism are so closely intertwined in the poem is the reason Beowulf has both Christian and Pagan influence

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    Praise Of Folly

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    In the prefatory letter of his “Praise of Folly” Erasmus mentions his good friend, Thomas More, and dedicates this essay to him. The first pages are spent defending his wit and sarcasm about serious matters to those who might criticize this work. The book is narrated by the personification of “folly” speaking to a crowd of men, asking them to listen to what she has to say. Folly announces that she will be giving a eulogy in praise of herself. She goes on to say that she is always herself, and never tries to appear as anything else, as foolish men sometimes do. Folly claims that her father

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    Praying

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    Pray for Alice Park’s baptizing: Alex Park is new visitor was brought by Pdan to attend last Sunday Worship(0629). I want to pray for her baptized. Firstly, thank God through Ion and Melody’s hospitality, they invited me and Alex and other friends to celebrate the July of 4th at their house. Through this opportunity, I had a chance to talk with Alex who can speak Korean and Chinese. Through the conversation, by God’s grace, I have a chance to ask her about church in the past. Next, she begins to share and then….Melody and @[email protected] start to experience how God work

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    Christian Fundamentalism

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    Televangelist and former Presidential candidate Pat Robertson echoed, "We have enough votes to run the country. And when the people say 'We've had enough', we are going to take over (cited in Boston, 1996, p. 29) Robertson told his supporters that his presidential bid was a direct command from God: "I heard the Lord saying, 'I have something else for you to do. I want you to run for President of the United States'". (Washington Post, Feb 15, 1988, cited in Boston, 1996, p. 39) In a fundraising letter for the Christian Coalition in July 1991 (Robertson founded the Coalition and served--along

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    Martin Luther

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    Biographic details. Martin Luther (November 10, 1483–February 18, 1546) was a German monk, theologian, university professor, Father of Protestantism, and church reformer whose ideas influenced the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Western civilization. Luther dedicated himself to monastic life, devoting himself to fasts, long hours in prayer, pilgrimage, and frequent confession. Luther tried to please God through this dedication, but it only increased his awareness of his own sinfulness. In 1507, he was ordained to the priesthood, and in 1508 began teaching theology at th

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    Polygamy And Mormons

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    Overview There are approximately 100 faith groups in the U.S. that consider themselves to be the true spiritual descendents from Joseph Smith's original church founded in 1830: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are often referred to as part of the LDS Restorationist movement. Many of the denominations regard themselves as the only "true" successor to Joseph Smith's church. The two faith groups with a high profile denomination are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). The Church of

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    Gnosticism

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    Gnosticism comes from the Greek word meaning knowledge. Gnosticism is the belief that humans are divine souls trapped in a material world created by an imperfect god. Gnostics use the word Demiurge, which Greek meaning is craftsman or artisan, to describe Yahweh the Hebrew God. When used in religious language it means creator responsible for the creation of the universe. When the Gnostics adopted this name for Yahweh they also renamed it as Yaldabaoth. The Demiurge may be depicted as the embodiment of evil or as imperfect. It also exists along with another remote an

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    Biographical Analysis Of Jesus

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    Introduction Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the most renowned leader of all time. Nearly 2.1 billion Christians around the world today follow the lead of a single man that lived thousands of years ago (Barrett, Kurian, & Johnson, 2001). His life, as well as the morals and ethics that He emulated, have become the standard measure of leadership. Born into an impoverished family in a manger in Bethlehem, Jesus rose from an ordinary childhood to become an extraordinary leader. Jesus’ guidance of His disciples and the people He met is perhaps the first evidence of servant leadership. Before Jesus, p

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    Church In The Future

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    In order for me to know where the church is going to be in the future, then I am going to have to look in the past and see where the church began and how it led up to it still being here. The church has suffered through a long time. It has been around for thousands of years. While the church has had its ups and downs, the church is still here and functioning today. That makes me believe that if the body of the church can last through thousands of years, then the church will be able to last thousands of years more to come. The early church had a lot of struggles when it was first being form

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    Explore Shakespeares Presentation Of Race And Religion In Act 1 Scene 3 Of The Merchant Of Venice

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    Explore Shakespeare’s presentation of race and religion in Act 1 Scene 3 of ‘The Merchant of Venice’. There are many ways in which Shakespeare presents his views on race and religion and the way he portrays the characters that have very different religious beliefs. The effect that ‘The Merchant of Venice’ might have on the audiences is changing the way people think about race and religion. In this play, the main religions are Christianity and Judaism. At the time of Shakespeare, anti-Semitism was a big issue. Jews had faced and suffered from irrational hatred, persecution and discrimination

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    World Religions

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    World Religions Report This report will be an in-depth and inside look at the Pentecostal Christian denomination. Pentecostalism is a newer branch to Christianity, and actually had roots in Methodism. Pentecostal is one form of conservative Christianity and developed from the Holiness Movement around the early 1800’s (Christian Meta Groups, 2007). The Articles of Faith are Christian dotrines that the Pentecostals follow such as the Bible being inspired by the word of God, the creation and fall of man, repetence, divine healing, communion, foot washing, the second coming of Jesus, the millin

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    The Language Of Jonathan Edwards

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    Jonathan Edwards' style of sermon stands apart from those of his contemporaries, being more subdued and yet somehow just as terribly awe-inspiring; Edwards relied more on his words to make an impact on his parishioners, not on an exaggerated delivery. It is this reliance on words that created Edwards' great difficulty; the limitations of English--or any Earthly language, for that matter--to properly describe the fantastic and glorious nature of God. Taking this doubt in stride, Edwards continued to preach. Specifically, within his "Personal Narrative", "A Divine and Supernatural Light", and

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    Salem Witch Trials

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    Bridget Bishop The Salem Witch trials of 1692 were a time of harvested hatred and anger in the eyes of the Puritans. Witch craft is historically dated back evolving into a practice as early as prehistoric man. Witch craft is now known and commonly viewed as a religion solely based on Earth and Nature, not the devil (Britannica 351). In the time of the medieval Middle Ages, witchcraft was a practice of harmful magic associated with the devil and evil spirits. The most renowned American witch hunt began in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts. There, a group of village girls became fascinated with prac

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    Divine Command Theory

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    Philosophers both past and present have sought a solid bases for morality. A strong influence on peoples perceived morality is religion. Divine Command theory is the belief that somehow your morals are dependent upon God. This theory has come under immense scrutiny due to a deeper understanding of natural selection, one sentence in Plato’s dialogue ‘Euthyphro’ and a study showing the polar opposite of what the theory would have you believe. Several books, including Robert Hinde’s Why Good is Good, have argued that our sense of right and wrong is derived from a Darwinian origin. This idea cou

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    God

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    God God. The fact that you are reading this suggests that you are at least partially open to His existence and open to learning more. If so, then this essay is for you. I want you to know that God is real and that God loves you. Does God exist and if so where is He - where can He be found? In my experience this is the question that many people are asking today. At the same time many people have come to the point in their lives where they have serious doubts about God - or have already denied His existence. Of course many have tried to "prove" God's existence with rational arguments. Aquin

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    The Number Seven

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    The Number Seven Symbolism is defined as the artistic method of revealing ideas or truths with symbols. Symbols are therefore found in one’s everyday life through literature, art, music, dreams, and even religious matters. Throughout my life, I have been interested in the symbolism in the world surrounding me. Many scholars discuss symbolism in the Bible. One main topic of discussion in the Bible is numerology. After researching the number seven, I came across how the number is significant. It can represent God, as many believe 666 represents the devil.(www.biblerefrence.org)There are many

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    Hispanic American Diversity

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    A brief summary of the linguistic, political, social, economic, religious, and familial status of the Mexican American, Puerto Rican American, Cuban American, and Columbian American ethnic groups. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Columbian Americans all have very much in common, yet remain separate ethnic groups, descended from various ancestors. Many come to the United States for political asylum, but many immigrate to the United States in search of the American Dream. Traditionally, Americans have not initially been accepting of immigrants upon their arrival to the United States, but many

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    New Testament

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    X REL 233/ CTH 213 Prof. X Midterm Examination New Testament The first epistle letter that Paul wrote in 51A.D was a letter dedicated to Thessalonians Christian community. This Christians just come to Christ under Paul’s ministry. They were only few months old and had many problems that Paul concerned about in his epistle. Paul thrown into a prison in Philippe because of his preaching of the Gospel in Philippi. Then an earthquake freed him from prison by shaking down the prison door. Then he came to Macedonia’s capital city Thessalonica. After he established a Christian community i

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    Studentissimo

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    The Smitten Rock: One of the Most Popular Victorian Uses of Typological Symbolism When the Israelites were desperate from thirst during their desert wanderings, the Lord instructed Moses: "Behold, I will stand before thee there on the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink" (Exodus 17:6). As Numbers 20:1-13 tells, the prophet brought forth water again when he struck a second rock, even though this time he had been instructed only to pray for water. Henry Melvill, the "Evangelical Chrysostom" who was the favorite preache

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    Promoting Women For Church Leadership

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    2008Chapter 1: Introduction “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them Genesis (1.27). This is the first sentence in the first chapter of the bible. This was an egalitarian statement about men and women by the writer of the book of Genesis.” This quotation above recorded more than 3,000 years ago according to tradition stand in contrast to the theological and sociological study of today concerning the inequality of women’s access to leadership positions within the church.” A number of scholars have studied various aspects of

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    Billy Grahm

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    This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the Ten Most Admired Men in the World from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years. This essay is going to

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    Christianity

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    Christianity Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more miraculous than the resurection of Jesus Christ. Events such as the stopping of the sun by Joshua (Joshua 10:12

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