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Religious Texts- Examining the Content of the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran - Sunlight beams through arched windows encased in stained glass; reflecting rays of red, blue, green, and yellow throughout the entryway. Below our feet, a wood floor echoes as we walk, and silences with a step onto the red carpet. Dark mahogany pews stand at attention to our left and right. Directly above on the back wall, a stained glass image of a woman standing over an infant in a cradle, sunlight illuminating her delicate features, she gazes down at the child. Her thin angelic lips slightly open, her hands clasped together in a prayer-like stance....   [tags: religion, theology] 1605 words
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C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe: Compared to The Bible - ... This is where Aslan lives and where the four children, two Daughters of Eve and two Sons of Adam, will live when they become Kings and Queens of Narnia. The characters in the novel that follow Aslan all believe in him. They believe that he helps when Narnia needs help and comes back when help is needed. He looks at everybody in an even way. The other lion runs a around proving that he thinks of others as equal. “’Did you hear what he said. Us Lions. That means him and me. That’s what I like about Aslan....   [tags: Christian faith, resurrection, sacrifice]
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Symbolism Between C.S. Lewis´ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and The New Testament in the Bible - The symbolism between C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the New Testament in the Bible, particularly the account of Jesus’ death is not merely coincidental because The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is, in fact, an allegory. An allegory is a story with morals in which characters, plots and settings are used as symbols. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is rich with Christian symbolism even though the allegorical nature of it is the subject of much controversy....   [tags: The Chronicles of Narnia, allegory, controversy]
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To what extent is Cultural Arrogance a driving force of conflict in The Poisonwood Bible? - The Poisonwood Bible is a novel written by Barbara Kingsolver, portraying the life of the Price family, coming from Georgia to the Congo as a missionary family. By analyzing the cultural arrogance Kingsolver includes in the novel, it is possible to understand the many compositions the bring books, in relation to how the people live in comparison to different geographical and economical locations of the country, why certain things are necessary to happen and the relation of nature and man. Analyzing the cultural arrogance allows the readers to understand the two major perspectives in the book, and how they interact with each other....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, Congo, man vs nature]
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Cultural Morality: Comparative Analysis between a Fine Balance and the Poisionwood Bible - ... Ruth May, young and oblivious, believes that everything her father did was right, however it is not entirely her fault, much like most people who are ignorant towards the issues of ethnocentrism. In conclusion, Ruth May faces death for het ignorance. Ruth May doesn't avoid the snakes as one who is familiar with the environment normally would, Kingsolver is clearly implying how destructive it can be to use ones beliefs in another cultural setting. At first, Leah trusted everything her father said, but towards the end she recognizes the imperfections in his system....   [tags: principle, relativism, religion, moral, idea] 1306 words
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Why Are the Good Allowed to Suffer? From Seneca's On Providence and The Bible - It is perhaps one of the most frequently asked questions of all time: if there are gods who have control over humans’ lives, why do they allow good followers to suffer. How can there be any justice in that kind of world. Philosophers and thinkers like Seneca and authors of the Bible have debated and written about these questions since ancient times. Perhaps because hardships affect every person, many people continue to debate the same topics today. Seneca writes extensively about the topic of suffering in his essay “On Providence,” which is contained in The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca....   [tags: God, fate, hardship]
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Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt by Heyman Christine Leigh - ... For instance, to gain access to the peoples’ households, there was a need for the evangelists to reassure the husbands, fathers, and male slave owners that control of their homes goes undeterred. As the men became aware of their position in society, Heyrman argues that there was a time when the male evangelists could not be differentiated from the rest of the southern men. Heyrman states that this was due to the societal elevation of men that caused the southern men’s “…surging testosterone…” (231)....   [tags: northern and southern states] 1520 words
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The Bible States We Must Conserve and Respect Our Natural Environment - ... They could also use every part of the animal or crop not just partials. Better transportation or buying locally would reduce waste. We can advance the nutritional content in ways of agricultural innovation. Nutritional content is a source of nourishment, exactly as a nourishing ingredient in a food. The purpose of nutrition facts is to ensure information about the choice of food you have. Advertising the nutritional content would help expand the needs. The nutrition facts on foods are the nutritional content....   [tags: punishment, reduce, nutrition]
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Everything Explained in the Bible in Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible - ... “She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’s house tonight, and without word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor. And he goes to save her, and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw a needle out. …And demandin’ of her how she come to be so stabbed, she testify it -were your wife’s familiar spirit pushed it in” (74). Abigail employs this devious plan at Reverend Parris’ house at the time of supper and causing lots of fear into people to believe it was someone’s transform themselves and hurt an innocent girl....   [tags: puritan, religious, witchcraft] 812 words
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The Pro-Kingship and Anti-Kingship Debate - The Pro-Kingship and Anti-Kingship Debate The pro-kingship and anti-kingship debate as discussed in 1 Samuel is about the request to Samuel from his people for a king. They feel a king is needed because Samuel's sons don't follow his example and are bad leaders. Samuel follows through with their request by asking God for a king. Samuel was hesitant to do so, but asked God anyway and He followed through with their request. In my opinion, the pro-kingship argument brings up some good points. A king can be a good thing to have especially in times of turmoil....   [tags: The Bible] 268 words
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Creation Theories - Without the bible humans would not be able to depict different theories of creation. The Old and New Testament are not considered in many people, but it is known by all. Theories that have affected different religions are creation, evolution, and mythology. With 6,775,235,700 people walking the earth, every person has his/her personal opinions about the world’s existence. In the book of Genesis, Christian Scholars have described the work of God in his seven days of constructing the world. Waters, land, light, humankind, etc....   [tags: The Bible]
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Film Essays - Comparison of the Movie, Life is Beautiful and the Bible - A Comparison of the Film, Life is Beautiful and the Bible Many elements of the film Life is Beautiful can compare to the Bible. For example, Guido, the main character, acts as a Christ figure in that he saves his son, Joshua from the evils of the Holocaust. Another example that compares with the Bible is the tank that is promised to Joshua. Finally, Guido’s death eventually saves Joshua from his own death. Such examples in the movie are comparable to examples in the Bible. In the film, Guido is a Christ figure to his son....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 582 words
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Globalization and The Bible - “Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas” as cited by Jack Welch N.D. To be successful in today’s global market, managers and leaders need to understand more than just technical skills. They should also understand globalization and organizational behavior. Globalization is the tendency of businesses, technologies, or philosophies to spread throughout the world, or the process of making this happen....   [tags: Globalization Essays]
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Samauel of the Bible - ... So Samuel went to pray to the lord and the lord said this to him “And the lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights” (New International Version, 1 Samuel 8:7-9)....   [tags: God;s Word, Chrstianity, religion] 591 words
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The Teachings About Abortion and the Sanctity of Life that are Found in the Bible - The Teachings About Abortion and the Sanctity of Life that are Found in the Bible An abortion is the premature expulsion of a foetus from the womb, which may be induced or natural, in which case it is usually called a miscarriage. Abortion was legalised in 1967 and before then around 200,000 "backstreet" illegal abortions took place each year. For Christians, the topic of abortion is a problem as it raises many difficult issues. As it is an issue that concerns life and death, it stirs up strong emotions....   [tags: Papers] 1039 words
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Two Great Floods - The Bible and Epic of Gilgamesh - Two Great Floods In both the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh the God or Gods create a flood to destroy mankind. In Gilgamesh,the Gods decide something needs to be done because the humans are being loud and disturbing the Gods. In the Bible's version of the flood story, God regrets creating mankind because the humans have become evil God chooses Noah and his family to start a new beginning. In the Bible God becomes regretful of creating mankind because he sees that they are wicked and they only have evil thoughts....   [tags: World Literature Compare Contrast Essays]
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Kingsolver’s Portrayal of Christianity in The Poisonwood Bible - Kingsolver’s Portrayal of Christianity in The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver’s concern with Christianity is evident in the very title of The Poisonwood Bible. She uses ‘books’ to divide the novel into sections, which, with names like Genesis and The Revelation, reflect the books of the Bible. As the novel progresses, the structure deviates from that of its biblical namesakes: there is a shift in order - Exodus is placed centrally - and new books with titles such as The Eyes in the Trees are introduced (Kingsolver’s own appellations)....   [tags: English Literature] 3070 words
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Teaching About Abortion and the Sanctity of Life in the Bible - Teaching About Abortion and the Sanctity of Life in the Bible Definition of abortion: ' A premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. ==================================================== An operation to cause this.' ---------------------------- Christianity ------------ Joe Jenkins 1995 Definition of euthanasia: ' A gentle and easy death; the bringing about of this especially in cases of incurable and painful disease.' In the Bible we are given many teachings about abortion and the sanctity of life....   [tags: Papers] 1499 words
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Comparing the Deceitful Women of Homer's Odyssey and the Bible - The Deceitful Women of Homer's Odyssey and the Bible Across all barriers, women have always brought pain, suffering, and aguish to the men as demonstrated in both Homer's Odyssey and the Bible. With their beauty and grace, temptresses like the Sirens and Delilah lure men into their grasps, only to later steer them to their ruin. Other times, they use their cunning abilities and deception, as Circe and Jezebel did, in order to entice men into doing things that they normally would never accede to do....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Flood in Epic of Gilgamish and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamish and The Bible The story of the great flood is probably the most popular story that has survived for thousands of years and is still being retold today.  It is most commonly related within the context of Judeo-Christian tradition.  In the Holy Bible, the book of Genesis uses the flood as a symbol of God's wrath as well as His hope that the human race can maintain peace and achieve everlasting salvation.  The tale of Noah's Ark begins with God's expression of dismay as to the degenerate state of the human race at the time.  People were behaving wickedly and sinfully and God decided that a genetic cleansing was necessary.  He spared only Noah and his famil...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays] 883 words
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Comparing the Love of Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and the Bible -         No emotion has such universal meaning as love. It is an integral part of the human condition. Love is the basis for by which all other emotions can be gauged. Friendship and even grief are steeped in love. Love is so central to our lives that it is fitting and proper that it should be the topic of so much discussion. Every culture and every writer has some commentary or evaluation of love. The New Testament has its share of love commentary. The entire basis of the Christian tradition is God's love for humanity....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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authors who wrote first five books of the Bible - Documentary hypothesis says that there were several authors who wrote first five books of the Bible. In my essay I will try to discuss J, P, and E - authors of Genesis, Exodus and Numbers. I must admit that all these authors had lived after the division of the kingdom. AUTHOR J This author was identified as J for using word Yahweh or Jehovah for the name of God. Also there is an interesting theory that author J was a woman. Of course, there are statements that prove it. First of all I want pay your attention on the fact that we are speaking about patriarchal society where a man was a head of the family and the role of a woman was to give a birth to children....   [tags: essays research papers] 1757 words
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Woman's Role Defined in "Paradise Lost" and the Bible - John Milton's Paradise Lost attempts to justify "God's will" by giving a better understanding of the "ways of God", according to the author. In his work, Milton addresses several issues from biblical text as he expands on the "role of woman" as it is written in the book of Genesis. "Woman's role" is recognized and presented as one that is subordinate to man. Several associations are recognized between Milton's work and books of the Bible which reveal much about the way both of these books intend to define the role of a woman....   [tags: World Literature] 834 words
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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh Perhaps the most popular comparison with Noah's Flood is that of an ancient Babylonian story of a similar flood. A quick look at the text does show some key similarities between them however there are also some pointed differences. I will show you both and let you decide whether there is or is not a connection. First let us look at the similarities: *It is set in the Iraqi/Turkey area.....similar to the Biblical Flood. *A man is warned by a god to build a ship so he could survive a coming flood, sent by the divine powers....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1107 words
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Comparing Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Parallels Between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible The most well-known parallel between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible is the story of the Flood, in Genesis 6-7. This is essentially equivalent to the story that Utnapishtim, the Sumerian Noah, tells to Gilgamesh on Tablet XI. Even the way the narrative is laid out is similar - the gods put a bug in Utnapishtim's ear; a description of how the ark is built ("daubed with bitumen," a common glue or mortaring agent in Mesopotamia); everyone piles in, and it starts to rain....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 756 words
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The Bible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Epic of Gilgamesh - The Bible, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Epic of Gilgamesh - Are They Relevant Today. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh, the hero of this epic, achieves many feats of skill, which makes him famous, but that is not the reason it is an epic. The Epic of Gilgamesh fulfills the requirements of an epic by being consistently relevant to a human society and carries immortal themes and messages. By looking at literature throughout history, one can infer the themes that are consistently passed on to other generations of humans....   [tags: Human Nature ] 1657 words
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Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible - Comparing Creation Myths of Ancient Egypt and The Christian Bible Creation in Ancient Egyptian religion can be much different than the creation account taken from The Bible. Genesis has a set description of “The Beginning” while there are several different versions and variations in Egyptian mythology. The versions range from a “one god” myth (Ptah; see picture) to the more common creator out of Nun, which in itself has several derivations. The Ogdoad is a grouping of eight gods that existed before the creator and formed him....   [tags: Compare Contrast]
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Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees - Paternalism in Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and Bean Trees        The etymological relationship between "father" and "homeland" goes back to the Latin words for both: pater (father) and patria (country). Fatherland, Vaterland, patrie... all these words meaning "home country" bring to mind fatherly images. Likewise, the words "patriot" and "patriotic" echo "patriarch", or the grandfatherly head of a family or clan. The drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are lovingly known as the "founding fathers"; first president George Washington is called the "father of our country"....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis History tells us that since we have been able to write, our human race has had the habit of recording historical tales, or stories. Most of the first stories were tales of heroic men, scouring their land in search of some noble prize. These stories are known as epics, and they give us an excellent idea of the lifestyles and basic thought processes of early humans. Along the lines of these epics are the accounts told in the Bible, especially those in the Old Testament....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 993 words
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh, Holy Bible and Huck Finn - Gilgamesh is a True Epic The story of the great hero, Gilgamesh, fulfills the requirements of an epic.  Gilgamesh is consistently relevant to society and it conveys timeless themes and messages. It is in human nature for people to want to excel in life and strive to make a name in this world for themselves.  We want to be remembered by name or for something we have done.  Most, who actually succeed, are forgotten about in a matter of years. However, some are remembered for tens, hundreds, and even thousands of years, because of their great intellectual achievement to feats of outstanding skill....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1597 words
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Comparing Virtue and Vice in Utopia, The Bible, and Othello - Comparing Virtue and Vice in Utopia, The Bible, and Othello The definition of virtue varies between cultures and societies. Utopian ideas of virtue do not necessarily agree with Biblical or Elizabethan England views, however, More’s "Utopia," the Biblical accounts in Genesis of Joseph and Jacob, and Shakespeare’s "Othello" all present the concept of virtue prevailing over vice. Although at times vice may appear to triumph over virtue, ultimately poetry presents virtue as superior based on the differing definitions of virtue....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays] 886 words
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Griffin's Black Like Me and Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible -     John Howard Griffin's novel, Black Like Me, and Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Poisonwood Bible, describe journeys made by white Americans into black societies in the early 1960's. Griffin, a white journalist for Sepia magazine, took medication to darken his skin and entered the United States' Deep South to experience the plight of African Americans (Bain 195). His book is a true account of his experiences as a black man. Kingsolver writes of a man who, in many ways, made a similar journey....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran - The Christian Bible, the Hebrew Scripture, The Muslim Koran: Words are Not Important, Our Actions Are Matt 13:3 "He told them many things in parables. 13:10 "Why do you talk to them in parables?" That's the crucial question: Did God, should God, have intended direct and final communication with us. If so, Jesus certainly failed his mission. There is little evidence that Jesus' appearance cleared anything up or gave us God directly. Wittgenstein, who wanted our language to be clear, knows well enough that neither the Hebrew nor the Christian God's words could fall within his constructed linguistic net....   [tags: Religion Theology Essays] 2277 words
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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh and Genesis   The Epic of Gilgamesh records a story of a world-wide flood and pre-dates Genesis. So some claim that this invalidates the Genesis record. But P.J. Wiseman presents an interesting theory in this regard in his book Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis (New York: Thomas Nelson, 1985). He believes that Moses did not write Genesis but rather translated it from ancient stone tablets written in Cuneiform script. The tablets each would have been originally written by eye-witnesses of the particular events, or those who received their information from eye-witnesses....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 724 words
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Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible and the Flood of Gilgamesh - The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh has been of interest to Christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at Nineveh, with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the Flood of Noah's day.1, 2 The rest of the Epic, which dates back to possibly third millennium B.C., contains little of value for Christians, since it concerns typical polytheistic myths associated with the pagan peoples of the time....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Comparring Odysseus of Homer's Odyssey and Moses of the Bible - Comparring Odysseus of Homer's Odyssey and Moses of the Bible Heroes and their stories have been at the center of almost every culture throughout history. There are vast differences among these legends since they have to serve each particular culture's needs. The events, settings and other characters may change dramatically, but the hero is basically the same for all. And the understanding that the use of violence is always justified in the name of the `Gods'. The universal hero is initially one of questionable moral standing....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1832 words
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Reasons Women are Evil in Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Bible - Reasons Women are Evil in Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Bible I found the discussion of how women are the more evil part of the two sexes very true. The story of Adam and Eve is an example of how women are the more evil part of the two sexes. Eve offered the forbidden fruit to Adam and therefore they got kicked out of Garden of Eden. Adam did not want to take the forbidden fruit but Eve was evil and more daring because there were two people to commit the sin. If Adam did not exist and Eve was by herself, she probably would not have taken the forbidden fruit....   [tags: Papers] 493 words
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Contrasting Genesis I and II of the Holy Bible - Contrasting Genesis I and II      Where Genesis I describes a more ordered creation - the manifestation of a more primitive cultural influence than was responsible for the multi-layered creation in Genesis II - the second creation story focuses less on an etiological justification for the physical world and examines the ramifications of humankind's existence and relationship with God. Instead of Genesis I's simple and repetitive refrains of "and God saw that it was good" (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25), Genesis II features a more stylistically advanced look at "the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens" (Gen 2:4)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Beatles Bible - British rock ‘n’ roll began in the 1950’s and it wasn’t until the 1960’s when The Beatles heightened the start of the British Invasion. The band consisted of eclectic individuals such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles’ group dynamic was founded on team-based operations as well as two-way innovations such as problem-to-solution and solution-to-problem of team building. However, like every group, internal and external interaction arose creating competition, which lead to both positive and negative conflict....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Relation of Literature and Life - When I think of a work of literature and compare it to a relation with life, the Bible is the first piece to come to mind. The Bible is abundantly full of literary technique. It can be read historically, theologically, or leisurely, in which the reader can relate to human experience. The Bible as an anthology of literature, meaning a collection of literary pieces, tells the story of humankind; it is a story of tradition revealing the present. This is the view from the Christians’ eyes, and a relation to human experience....   [tags: Archetypes, the Bible] 727 words
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The Kingdom of Israel From Omri To The Fall Of Samaria: If We Only Had the Bible by Grabbe - ... Ultimately, the author also intended to identify ways for assessing Biblical data; where it cannot be checked with additional sources of information (Grabbe, p. 54). It is clear that the main debate was to establish if the Bible is a problematic source of information about the settlement of central Palestine. Methods Used to Conduct the Study To begin with, the author provided an outline of contents by covering sections from the Bible (which was the foundation for the entire publication). To be specific, the author extracted information from chapters in first Kings, Second kings, and Second Chronicles....   [tags: palestine, archeology, empirical evidence]
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The Reality Of The Great Flood - The Great Flood Did the Great flood really happen. Was it all just a big made up story. Or did the Bible speak the truth. Evidence from all around the world has pointed to the fact that the flood happened. The city of Ur was destroyed by a flood. All the different stories in the world of the flood save one family. Abraham could have carried the story of the flood of Ur. The theories of the flood do not contradict the Bible. Also the Black Sea wasn’t always a body of water. Although the Great Flood was thought to be a myth, scientists may have found evidence the flood existed because scientists may have found the boat, they have found houses underneath the Black Sea, and many cultures have va...   [tags: Bible, Noah]
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Exploring the Destiny of the Unevangelized and the Nature of Hell - Question: What is the destiny of the unevangelized. Answer: This is a hard question. How can one come to grips with what the Bible seems to teach and with the desire in our hearts. Does not the Bible teach that Jesus is a loving God that wants all to go to heaven. How can a loving God send anyone to hell. If Christ indeed sends some to hell how can we say He is loving. These are all great question and ones that are hard to answer but there is an answer. God does everything He does, for a reason (Romans 8:28), and God does want all to come to Him (John 1:12; Romans 3:10)....   [tags: theology, bible]
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Immorality of the Death Penalty, A Speech - ... Preview of the speech: I will discuss religious principles, particularly from the Bible that will hopefully persuade my audience that the death penalty is indeed immoral. Immorality and unethical-ism is not just limited to what it is in the Holy Bible, but it can also include fairness. III. Body Paragraph #1 A. Topic Sentence - When the state takes the life of a human being for a crime they committed, its accepted, but what we do not realize is we are placing society and the government on the same level of immorality as a convicted murderer....   [tags: bible, unethical] 616 words
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Summary of the Creation in Genesis - Genesis is the first creation story. God creates, establishes, and puts everything into motion. After putting all of this in motion he then rests. He creates everything on earth in just seven days. Before creation Gods breath was hovering over a formless void. God made earth and all of the living creatures on earth out of nothing. There was not any pre-existent matter out of which the world was produced. Reading Genesis 1 discusses where living creatures came from and how the earth was formed. It’s fascinating to know how the world began and who created it all....   [tags: Bible, Living] 809 words
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The Importance of Dispensationalism and Covenantal Theology - INTRODUCTION Covenant theology and dispensationalism has been a highly debated topic in many evangelical circles for the past century. There are many God fearing men that fall on both sides of this debate and even more who are not knowledgeable of either side. Paul Karleen states this issue well when he says, “If one mentions the word dispensationalism in any group of evangelicals, there are likely to be various responses. What is a dispensationalist. How can you recognize one. Is it a person who frequently attends Bible conferences....   [tags: Understanding the Bible]
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Personal Essay on Theology Teaching Styles Learned - ... [ ] Another important lesson came from the Ezra assignment. After studying Ezra, I could clearly see the reason God selected Ezra in bringing about Spiritual Reform in Israel. From this study I received clarification as well as revelation; God choosing a man who was not only committed to studying His Word but also lived what he taught to where his walk was one of obedience. When I took this study and compared it to my own practices, it revealed that I needed to come up in areas of disciplines which Ezra demonstrated; remaining in a position to be used, there are times when I slack off and have my own timing about things that I feel could wait....   [tags: Bible, Ezra]
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Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business By: Dr. Wayne Grudem - Dr. Wayne Grudem is a New Testament scholar turned theologian, author, and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary, Arizona ("Wayne Grudem," ). In lieu of many of his great accomplishes, Dr. Grudem has also written numerous books and articles. Among those books, he is the author of Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, which advocates a Calvinistic soteriology, the verbal plenary inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, the body-soul dichotomy in the nature of man, and the complementarian view of gender equality ("Wayne Grudem," )....   [tags: Literature Review] 1682 words
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Inspiration: The Movie Rudy and The Story of Enoch the Prophet - What does it mean to be inspired. To me, to be inspired is to be motivated to do good in the world, to follow your dreams, or even to “reach for the stars.” When you’re inspired, other people or actions influence you positively. Recently, I watched the movie Rudy and it was definitely something that I won’t regard as another movie that I watched in class, but something that will inspire me for the rest of my life. The movie Rudy, based on a true story, is about a man named Rudy Ruettiger that never gives up his dreams on attending and playing football at Norte Dame University....   [tags: Bible, Perseverance] 597 words
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The Economic Impacts of The European Colonization of The Congo - The Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the leading nations in the world 22,000 years ago in the field of science and inventions. In the 1950’s, a Belgian archeologist, Prof. J. de Heinzelin, found a 10-cm long bone in Ishango village, near the current border between the Congo and Uganda. Heinzelin noticed patterns on the Ishango bone; he concluded later that the essential use of the prehistoric device was to do arithmetic calculations used as a calculator and a calendar (Pletser 1). The Ishango Bones, though basic, indicate a form of advanced knowledge in mathematics and astronomy the Congolese had 220 centuries ago....   [tags: The Poisonwood Bible]
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Key Events in the Reformation - Thesis Statement: These key events reforming religion are what shaped the world for good and for bad in the 14th to the 19th century. The Reformation was full of war and inventions that many had never seen before, affecting the religious and social political systems in positive and negative ways. The first event in the Reformation was the Printing Press. The Printing Press enabled the circulation of the bible, starting the spread of Christianity and the Catholics. The Printing Press was created by Johannes Gutenberg in 1450....   [tags: christianity, the bible]
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Male Dominance of Women During the Renaissance - “Wives be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church.”1 As the Renaissance came to a climax in Southern Europe during the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century, this Biblical verse was just one of many methods employed to place women under the control of men in society. The restrictions placed on women were in many respects a reflection of the changes sweeping society at the time, leading men to reemphasize a patriarchal order of society....   [tags: religion, bible, ]
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The poem The Tyger by William Blake - ... This part of the poem is most significant out of the three because it is directly proving the theme. A line Blake wrote in this stage was “Did he who made the lamb make thee?” (20). In this quotation, Blake is literally questioning God, which very efficiently proves his theme. The theme is basically that it is okay to question God, by questioning God’s actions in this line, he proves his theme by showing his readers that he is questioning God and can emerge unharmed. Therefor by using this three-part structure, Blake was able to communicate his theme more effectively by contrasting the main proof of his theme with foreshadowing and hinting at what he was leading up to....   [tags: god, bible] 870 words
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The Evolution of Lilith’s Image - Images of biblical women have been used for centuries but some are much more controversial than others. One of the most infamous women associated with the bible is only directly mentioned in the bible once. Lilith is a woman whose story stems from Babylonian myths, demonology, and was the answer to a conflict in the Jewish creation story. She first appears in the folklore and more importantly the story of Gilgamesh, her story has grown into a femme fatale. The effect of social constructs on the interpretation of femme fatale archetypes such as Lilith are evident in the comparison of Lilith’s mythological beginnings to sexualized representation in Gabriel Rossetti’s painting L...   [tags: bible, gilgamesh]
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Christian Slave Owner's Justification of Slavery in Harriet Jacob's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" Contrasted with the Bible's Views on Slave - Despite the fact that Christianity teaches the values of respect, goodwill and generosity, etc., Christian slave holders seem to exclude themselves from these standards, which is indubitably hypocritical. African American slavery is reducing a human being to the condition of property, the same as other goods, wares, merchandise and chattels. The treatment of slaves was customarily lamentable because slave masters had their profit in mind rather than the well-being of their slaves. Due to the way that slavery was practiced in the South, it and Christianity cannot coexist....   [tags: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, slavery] 735 words
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My Worldview: There Is a God, All You Have to Do to See Him Is Read the Bible - ... Because he is all these things, God has given us humans, his creation, free will. With this free will, comes decisions that can either make us good or evil. Depending on if someone was good in life, he will go to heaven, or if he was evil, he will go to hell (Ezekiel 18). Now with the free will, humans decide what they want to do, and it is in their nature to be selfish. They will always strive to make their life better, choosing choices in which they will be benefited before others. In this world, people have come to learn what they know from what others say....   [tags: religious belief, matters of faith]
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The Gospels of Mathew and Mark - The Gospel of Mathew and Mark are centralized on Jesus Christ. According to the two gospels Jesus Christ essential teaching is seen throughout the bible in parables, that explains the kingdom of God and how we must not stray away from it and that we must put our overall faith into Jesus to save us from our sins. Jesus also teaches that we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Secondary principals are also seen through both gospels by his teaching of how to better ourselves as a person overall and having un-doubtful faith into God....   [tags: Religion Bible]
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Genesis Chronicle: The Life of Joseph - Chapters thirty-nine through forty-one of Genesis chronicle a portion of the life of Joseph, the eleventh, and most favored, son of Jacob. “The book of Genesis is an account of the creation of the universe (Genesis 1-2), the origins of human communities (Genesis 3-11), and the beginnings of the people set apart by God (Genesis 12-50)” (Hauer and Young 67). The Joseph story begins in chapter thirty-seven, and spans nearly fourteen full chapters; the book ends, in chapter fifty, with the death of Joseph....   [tags: Genesis, Bible] 1156 words
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Magic Realism and Intertextual Examples of The Bible in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, is a novel often associated with magic realism. Throughout the novel, the idea of magic realism is promoted through intertext examples of The Bible. Magic realism is defined as an artistic style in which magical elements or irrational scenarios appear in an otherwise realistic or "normal" setting. The many intertextual examples throughout the work are alluded from outside sources such as the Bible and the tragedians of the Greeks and Romans....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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King Hezekiah: King of Judah - The birth of the story of King Hezekiah came about from his father, King Ahaz, who was the king of Judah at first. Throughout the reign of Ahaz, the Bible demonstrates to us how Ahaz was not the best perfect that was fit for a king. King Ahaz brought much turmoil to the nation of Judah. God was not pleased at with the people, with the people; He was not only disappointed with the people, but also with King Ahaz because his ruling. King Ahaz disobeyed the law of the Lord; Ahaz gave the people to be able and worship other gods....   [tags: Bible, King of Judah, Bible History]
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God, Superstar by Bruce McCulloch - Believing in God is a pretty big deal, just once it would be nice for someone to give full frontal proof that God existed. None of that “you just have to believe” talk, just hardcore evidence. Well the bible does just that. How much more proof would someone need than legit stories of the truth. Prime examples like Moses and the burning bush, God reveals himself to Moses in a remarkable way, that shows his full power and beyond humanity abilities. Just like this he makes it known again with Elijah when he proves his existence by bringing his flame to the offering to show the other citizens that the only God they should be worshiping is him....   [tags: bible, Jesus]
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The Twelve Disciples: Characters Revealed - One disciple whose stands as proof that God will use any person, despite his background, is Simon. The Bible says nothing about his calling, but one will find that he was in the upper room with the rest of the disciples after Jesus' death. What does this say about his character. He desired to be with those who loved Jesus. When he is listed as one in the upper room, a very significant word is added to the end of his name. That important word is Zelotes, or Zealot. In Jesus' day, Zealots were fanatics who tried to take the law into their own hands....   [tags: Apostles, Bible]
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Comparison Between Christianity and Islam - ... Adherents are advised to pursue peace by not reacting badly to their enemies, by following authorities and by obeying God. Christian’s are taught that they will be able to attain inner peace if they faithfully dedicate themselves to God. Peace is mentioned over 90 times in the New Testament. Many other passages also address the quest for peace without specifically using the word ‘peace’. Christians believe that they can find individual peace through living out their role as followers of Jesus Christ and guiding their lives towards following his teaching....   [tags: bible, qur´an] 652 words
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The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ - ... Once he was securely tied two soldiers would begin to scourge or flog him. The instrument that the soldiers would use could consist of the following traits: a short wooden club, with strips of leather which had either iron balls or pieces of sharpened sheep bones. (The Physical Death of Jesus Christ: Scourging ) The way that the soldiers beat Christ was that they would whipped the instrument onto him was very forceful. In Roman times, the soldiers would strike the victims back, rear end, and legs....   [tags: bible, sins] 754 words
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Prophets from the Old Testament - ... Even though Gomer ran away from Hosea and slept with other men, Hosea still loved her and forgave her. The same is true with Israel and God. Even though the Israelites were building all kinds of idols, God still loved them anyways and never abandoned them. This is why Hosea is often referred to as the prophet of “God’s love.” Hosea’s love for his wife was an example to the Israelites of how God loves us. Even when the Israelites made so many mistakes, and disrespected God with their other idols, God still forgave them....   [tags: Bible studies] 738 words
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Analysis of the Book of Jeremiah in the Bible - ... Unlike idols, (worthless, unreliable, and unstable) God is the Creator and sustainer of everything He created. Idols are dead and God lives forever. JEREMIAH MOURNS FOR JERUSALEM Jerusalem undergoes a time of destruction. Jeremiah grieved deeply because of the destructions of Jerusalem and the devastation of its nation. He began to describe Jerusalem after it’s downfall. In verses1-10, Jeremiah mourns the misery of the city. He describes how Jerusalem was once full of honor, but after it sinned, it was a hated city....   [tags: Sin, Jerusalem, Destruction]
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The Bible Story: The Old Testament - To speak of the Hebrew Scripture is to speak of story, a story stretching from the very beginning of time to only a few centuries before the beginning of the Common Era. It is to speak of richness of content, of purpose and of reality and to engross oneself in an overarching narrative that, depending on your personal convictions, continues to the present day. Within this richness is found a wide variety of different events and experience, told through a series of genre ranging from foundational myth to apocalypse, law giving to poetry, genealogy to wisdom and many more....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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The Bible: The Book of Daniel - Traditionally, a prophet gives a message from God to His people. Another way Daniel sways from being a typical Old Testament Prophet is that He interprets God’s messages, yet sometimes he was not the original recipient of the message. A vision, dream, or miraculous event happens and Daniel is called in to give an interpretation of what God’s message is in this happening. As Daniel was like John in the book of Revelation with his writing style, he is much like Joseph in the book of Genesis in his prophetical style....   [tags: Religion, Nebuchadnezzar] 1427 words
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Philip and the Eunuch - The Eunuch in the story, Philip and the Eunuch, had a very prestigious job in Ethiopia. Eunuchs in general hold places of respect and trust in eastern courts. He was an Official of Candace which connects him to the kingdom of Meroe (Anchor 667). The Eunuch would have worked closely with the queen of Ethiopia and was therefore held in high regard in the kingdom (Witherington III 296). Which makes this Eunuch a very smart and literate man who knows a lot about politics. We know that the Eunuch would have been most likely black or African American (Witherington III 295) due to the fact that Ethiopia was on the fringe of the known word which was the territories south of Egypt....   [tags: Bible, God]
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The Book of Obadiah - ... Secondly, there is a warning to the enemy nation of impending doom vv. 2-18. Next there is the mention or description of God’s decisive intervention and punishment of the enemy. And lastly, there is a prediction of Israel’s coming ascending related to the enemy nation vv. 17-21. The book itself contains the literary elements of parallelism, imagery, rhetorical questions, irony and repetition. There is an example of parallelism in verse 8; “On that day, says the LORD, I will destroy the wise out of Edom, and the understanding out of Mount Esau.” There are multiple examples of imagery throughout....   [tags: bible, christianity] 2824 words
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Comparing Genesis and Revelation - ... Lastly, God made man. He created them in His own image. However, man was not made from nothing. The first man was made from the dust of the ground and God breathed in him the breath of life. His name was Adam, which means “dirt” or “earth”. Adam was to take care of all the animals. He even got to name them all. A helper was made for Adam so he wouldn’t be alone. She was made from one of Adam’s ribs. Her name was Eve, which means “mother of all living”. After that world ends, all the people who are saved will live in the new earth that God is creating....   [tags: Bible studies] 575 words
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An Evaluation of the Use of Inclusive Language in Bible Translation and God-talk. - In order to do this I will consider how the debate surrounding inclusive language fits into the wider debate between egalitarians and complementarians; and explore the implication of its use or non-use for theology, accuracy of translation and mission. As noted above the debate surrounding gender-neutral language centres on two distinct issues, these being the use of feminine forms for deity and the replacing of masculine forms such as the `generic he, his, him and man' or `father, son and brother' with gender-neutral forms in both liturgy and the Biblical text....   [tags: World History] 2126 words
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The Bible and Capital Punishment - People often say that using the death penalty is like saying man is god, because we forcibly remove someone else fate from god’s hands. Capital Punishment is a weapon against crime. However, being the mortal creatures that we are, we praise for good deeds and punish for bad ones. Mathew 5:30 states, “You have heard that it has been said, eye for eye and tooth for a tooth.” This means that the punishment should always fit the crime. The person should have a punished that is equally cruel as the crime that has been committed....   [tags: Death Penalty Essays]
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Bible Studies: Paul of Tarsus - ... (Smith) Then he tells us what the armor is for. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. So the armor is for us to take a stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. So it is not to be used against mankind. Unfortunately, the first thing some new Christian believers do is dawn the armor and begin to do battle with nonbelievers; just as bad are the Christian believers that ready themselves to do battle with other Christians....   [tags: ephesian, god, power] 956 words
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Investigation of Scriptural References - Investigation of Scriptural References We find one hundred and ninety times the Hebrew verb rûm, “to be high, or to be exalted” in the Old Testament. Basically rûm represents either the “state of being on a higher plane,” or the “movement in an upward direction.” The second emphasis represents what is done to the subject or what it does to itself. Like the stormy wind that lifts up the waves of the sea (Ps. 27:5). God is the Most High, the great king over all the earth and exalted far above all gods (Pss....   [tags: Religion Bible]
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Christian Counseling: An Overview - Biblical Counseling is making a strong impact in today's churches and community. Counseling is seen as one of the most productive ways of helping a person reach the inner side of themselves to help solve any problems that might be arising. Furthermore, when it comes to being a counselor, not something that should be taken for granted. We are all born of sin, but we have been saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. Not everyone bless to be a counselor, but Dr. Crabb's biblical teaching in Christian counseling will lay out the foundational requirement to enable the ones called by God to be an effective counselor....   [tags: Bible, Psychology] 1485 words
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Creation, Flood and the Hero in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Christian Bible - Creation, Flood and the Hero in Gilgamesh and the Bible   The Epic of Gilgamesh compares to the Bible in many different ways. The epic has a different perspective than the Bible does. This paper is a contrast and comparison between the two books. The three main points of this paper will be the Creation, Flood and the Hero.   The way these two books start out is creation. This is the first similarity that we can state. God created man out of the earth, “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth”....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1008 words
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Teachings of the Bible and the Christian Church About Human Responsibility for the World - Teachings of the Bible and the Christian Church About Human Responsibility for the World The Bible contains many teachings about our human responsibility towards the created world. It talks about the start of creation in Genesis. Here it is made clear that human beings are made in the image of God so that they can continue his good work. At the outset they are given power over the rest of creation and now if all humans work together to make the world a better place they will be more powerful so it will happen, but even if just a few people are not willing to help then all will fall apart (see poster)....   [tags: Papers] 1110 words
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Bad Girls Of The Bible and What We Can Learn from Them - Higgs, Liz Curtis Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them. Colorado Springs, Colorado: WaterBrook Press, 1999. In her book Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them, Liz Curtis Higgs delivers fictionalized, modern stories based on the lives of biblical women. She writes her book in a self-help format so that her readers can relate and compare their lives to the lives of several different biblical women. Higgs hopes that by pointing out flaws and corruption of women in the Bible, it will show modern woman that no one, not even biblical women lead perfect lives....   [tags: Liz Curtis Higgs] 1169 words
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Comparing Elizabeth Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments and The Women’s Bible - Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments and The Women’s Bible       Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most renowned women to lead campaigns for women’s rights. Her efforts were focused on "opportunities for women, for married women’s property rights, the right to divorce, and the right to custody of children; her most radical demand was for women’s right to vote" (Davidson and Wagner-Martin 845). In general Stanton wished to instill independence and self-reliance in all women....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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