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Can a Believer be Demon Possessed? - The best place to find the answer to that question was in the Bible. The answer is no. Everyday believers desire to sin. When that happens, who is to blame. Usually ?Satan made me do it. is the typical excuse. Wrong. Our desire to sin comes from our lusts (James 1:13,14), the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21) and evil hearts (Mark 7:21,22). Satan knows these weaknesses and uses them to his advantage. If Satan cannot cause us to sin, he certainly cannot indwell in us. When we are told to put on the whole armour of God, it is meant to protect us from the outside evils not from evil that is ?possessing....   [tags: Theology] 271 words
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Christians Should Not Try to Make Others Accept their Decisions - I agree that Christians believe that life is up to them as God gave us a conscience and free will. The church teaches that; ‘… all people can be forgiven and given a free start.’ This is a perfect example what Christians, even if they make wrong decisions can be forgiven such as their beliefs about life. Also; ‘… God has mapped out our lives even before conception.’ God therefore if he has mapped out our lives he will know what we believe about life. Many Christians believe that life is a gift and it has dignity....   [tags: Theology] 271 words
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Proverb Analysis: Rejoice in your youth... - This proverb can be translated in a number of ways. Literally speaking, (If I had no knowledge of the teachings of Ecclesiastes,) I will translate this using the deconstructionist method of analyzing. "Rejoice in your youth, you who are young; let your heart give you joy in your young days." Literally, this would mean that young people should enjoy life and do every pleasant thing they can do while they are still young. "Follow the promptings of your heart and the desires of your eyes." This means that whatever you feel, no matter right or wrong, to act upon it....   [tags: Theology] 276 words
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Proverb Analysis: Rejoice in your youth... - Proverb This proverb can be translated in a number of ways. Literally speaking, (If I had no knowledge of the teachings of Ecclesiastes,) I will translate this using the deconstructionist method of analyzing. "Rejoice in your youth, you who are young; let your heart give you joy in your young days." Literally, this would mean that young people should enjoy life and do every pleasant thing they can do while they are still young. "Follow the promptings of your heart and the desires of your eyes." This means that whatever you feel, no matter right or wrong, to act upon it....   [tags: Theology] 276 words
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Understanding Mary and Who Jesus is in Mary Mother of Jesus - The following essay will answer the question of Mary's understanding of her role and her understanding of who Jesus was and who he was going to be. Mary, at times in this movie was extremely confused about things that were happening to her. For example, the first time that God talked to her she was confused; she didn't know what was going on. Mary had no clue whether to ignore the voice or believe it. Another example was when Mary was at the Inn giving birth to Jesus. God spoke to Mary and told her to name her son Jesus....   [tags: Theology] 276 words
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The Image of Jesus - The healings, the miracles and all the claims without susceptible evidence are a matter of what you wish to believe. The Jesus of the Catholic faith was a man that was special and worshipped at his birth by wise men. He was the Son of God, the lord Christ, his name Jesus the word of life. His job on earth was to announce god's love to all people. He was Jesus of the suffering savior. In Mark's gospel he is a true messiah, but a messiah who will come in glory only after he has suffered and sacrificed his life for his people....   [tags: Theology] 278 words
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Theology of The Matrix - Theology of The Matrix Reality, it is a concept that many struggle with. What is reality. What is real. No one really knows. The nature of life is the greatest mystery of all time. For centuries, the question of purpose and meaning has been one of humanity's driving forces. Why are we here. What are we meant to do. We live our lives, day after day, in what we call the real world. But, what if, as in The Matrix, reality is fiction. In The Matrix, reality is a world of the future, when our greatest accomplishments, are our greatest failures....   [tags: Papers] 372 words
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Theology in Hymns - Hopefully when one sings or hears a hymn or praise chorus they will be able to recognize biblical and theological themes. In the two songs that I have chosen the imagery is present and powerful. These two songs are among my favorites and hopefully I will do them justice within this paper. The words to "How Great Thou Art" are about experience and events; past, present, and future. It tells of what God has created and sustained, how salvation comes about, and what will happen in the end. This hymn starts on earth and ends in heaven....   [tags: Music] 379 words
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Theology Response - Theology Response I vividly remember walking down the aisle during my 8th graduation. The ceremony had just ended and I was proceeding to the cafeteria for dinner. Then all of a sudden, my grandpa, who has always been relatively close to me, pulled me aside. He whispered into my ear the key to life. "Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching." However, as high school progressed, I seemed to have forgotten this advice. I have focused my attention on attaining wealth for the mere eminence of it....   [tags: Papers] 381 words
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Theology of the Hammer - Theology of the Hammer In order for us as a society to move forward, I believe that we must adapt the same central ideas that Habitat for Humanity implements. The mission for Habitat for Humanity simply is to eliminate poverty housing by partnering with families to build and renovate houses. They implement "Matching the Word with Deed" (Fuller 21). I feel that this is important because preaching the good word of God is not the only way to help people, as there are many forms of doing God's work....   [tags: Essays Papers] 395 words
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The Main Aims and Messages of Feminist Theology - The Main Aims and Messages of Feminist Theology As Rosemary Radford Ruether said, "The critical principle of feminist theology is the promotion of the full humanity of women". The factors which take away women's humanity, which have been created by Patriarchal societies, are seen as not being true representations of the divine and the nature of the world. These implications are voiced throughout the bible, in the testament both Old and New and "Uses texts according to implicit or explicit assumptions about the normative development of Biblical faith"....   [tags: Papers] 426 words
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Feminist Theology - 3Write what you know, the pundits say, and I agree, we are conditioned to take the road less traveled by with only the different drummer to keep us company. As a student, I often find myself stumbling around in the theological woods, feeling lost, losing hope and ending up with mud everywhere, but especially on my face. However, the journey, while it lasts, is more interesting than the interstate highway of common knowledge; it certainly has a way of keeping complacency at bay. For me, that seed has often been something theological....   [tags: essays research papers] 531 words
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Theology and Weather - If one was to discuss weather with his neighbor I am sure certain questions would come up. Most of these will deal with rain or in the winter snow, but most questions usually regard something falling, or not falling, from the sky. I think bad weather is talked about more than good weather. During good weather most people just say, "this is good weather," and leave it at that. The Bible is not quiet on the subject of weather. All through the Bible there are stories of floods, droughts, earthquakes, famines, hail, thunder, lightning, wind, and storms....   [tags: Religion] 546 words
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The Person of the Holy Spirit - INTRODUCTION In commenting on Heaven in his book Theology for Today, Dr. Elmer Towns writes that, “…human understanding is necessarily limited by two things - human language and limited revelation.” Too often the limitations and constraints of human language make it difficult for us to fully articulate those things that pertain to God. As well, similar constraints on our knowledge make it seem impossible to fully grasp and understand what has been revealed and is to be known about God. Understanding the Person and work of the Holy Spirit is no exception and we are similarly challenged when we endeavor to do so....   [tags: Theology ] 551 words
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Who Was Thomas Aquinas? - Thomas Aquinas was an influential Dominican Friar, theologian, and philosopher who lived from 1225 to 1274 AD. Aquinas was born in a town called Roccasecca in Italy. Since Aquinas followed the scholastic tradition, he obtained knowledge by dialectical reasoning. After studying both Aristotelian and Neo-Platonism, Aquinas adopted his own theology. Aquinas’ underling theology was the compatibility of faith and reason when proving the existence of God. Aquinas wrote several works and specifically with his theology in mind he wrote Summa Theologica and the Summa contra Gentiles....   [tags: philosopher, theology, writer] 561 words
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Dialogue of Theology and Science - The simple quote by Joey Lawsin, “The Duality of One is the Unity of two” says many things. There are many different ways we could relate this quote throughout our lives; but today I am choosing to relate it to science and religion. With this, Paul Davies is able to open up a dialogue of religion and science through his theoretical beliefs. Ian Barbour proposes four different positions throughout his typology. The first perspective he talks about is conflict. Those who fall under the conflict category are those who try to prove religion with science....   [tags: Paul Davies theoretical beliefs]
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What Counts as Knowledge - It has been asserted time and time again that theology has been promoted into the realms of academia where it really has no place. The apolistomialogical question at hand is, “What counts as knowledge?” The aforementioned assertion is based on the belief that theology is not an area of knowledge, that when it comes to theological concepts like “God”, one can’t really know anything. Religious studies are often times marginalized to the realm of faith. This type of epistemology stems from the belief that the study of religion has no basis in science; that its foundation is in ancient scripture and old-fashioned texts....   [tags: theology, culture, religious] 575 words
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A Statement on Original Sin - A Statement on Original Sin First articulated by Augustine (A.D. 354–430), the doctrine of original sin holds that all of Adam’s descendants inherit the guilt of Adam’s sin and thus incur the punishment for Adam’s sin. Inheriting Adam’s guilt at birth, then, presumes one guilty before God at birth and destined for hell. This is the basis for the Catholic need for infant baptism, for the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception (that Mary herself was uniquely conceived free of Adam’s guilt), and for the belief that salvation is only available through connection with the Church via baptism....   [tags: Theology] 581 words
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Personal Perspective on the Science Versus Religion Debate - Personal Perspective on the Science Versus Religion Debate In Alfred North Whitehead’s “Religion and Science”, he nullifies the argument between the religious factions and scientists of the world by eliminating all grounds for the argument. Although debated to the “ends of the Earth”, Whitehead points out that these two subjects are actually based upon events that are unrelated. He states “Science is concerned with the general conditions which are observed to regulate phenomenon; whereas religion is wholly wrapped up in the contemplation of moral and aesthetic values”(Whitehead, Religion and Science)....   [tags: Theology] 586 words
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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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The Most Important Contribution to Eucharist Theology - The Most Important Contribution to Eucharist Theology The reconciliation of the physical world and faith has always been difficult, especially in regards to the Eucharist and accepting bread and wine to actually be the body and blood of Christ. Father Sergius Belgakov's The Holy Grail and the Eucharist examines the most important contribution to Eucharistic Theology by an Orthodox theologian. He insists on a "properly Christological" and Gospel-based interpretation of the sacrament, while acknowledging Thomas Aquinas' interpretations as well as the Aristotelian differentiation between substance and accident....   [tags: Papers] 592 words
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Thomas Aquinas’ Theory of Christianity Theology is Science - ... This statement gives the Holy Scriptures authority over all humans, ever nonbelievers in the Christian fate. Since God is omnipresent, all of his writings ascribed by him are infallible forever. Once somebody has deducted from assertions from the divine, which are undisputable, they will have an absolute answer if the assertion is divine knowledge or not. A positive that can be taken from Thomas Aquinas writings is it allows believers and nonbelievers alike to test the laws of God in a scientific way....   [tags: knowledge, faith, revelation, writings] 594 words
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John Milton's Epic Poem, Lost Paradise - ... Satan’s motivations in line 242-270 of Book 1 of Paradise Lost seem pretty clear, but there are possibly some hidden motivation’s also. One can automatically assume Satan is working to get back at God and the rest of the Heavenly Host because of hurt pride. Satan is a very egotistical being, so much so that he believed he and his army would be able to defeat God. When God struck him down, Satan’s pride was wounded. Even though his ego has taken a big hit, Satan is still proud and arrogant. “Receive thy new Possessor; One who brings/ A mind not to be chang’d by Place or Time.” (Book 1, lines 252-253) Satan vows revenge on God and the heavenly host....   [tags: theology, satan, heroes] 605 words
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Experiences with Faith - What is faith. Faith is something different to everyone. If you asked a hundred different people, you would get many different answers. Faith holds an extremely complex meaning when discussing it in the context of religion. Faith is a belief. It holds true to every religious and non-religious person. Every faith involves a decision. It is not about what we claim to believe, but what we actually do believe, that is true faith. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverb 3:5-6 That has to be my favorite proverb from the bible, whenever I feel like screaming “Why Me”, I simp...   [tags: Catholic Christian Theology] 614 words
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Mathematics and Theology Blossoming Together - ... It is worth noting The Catholic Encyclopedia was written a little over a century ago and in 1965 the Pope, John Paul VI, reconciled the church with non-Christians in Nostra Aetate and that sentiment has continued to be echoed by church officials, biblical scholar, and theologians (Paul, Tauran). However, the problem of individuals attempting to impose their personal truths as universal Truths still persists. Works Cited Aiken, Charles Francis. "Hinduism." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1913....   [tags: sociology of religion, secularization]
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Critical Analysis of Guide to the Perplexed by Maimonides - In order to begin to analyze any text on Maimonides one need to have an understanding of pertinent information historically and biographically. Maimonides also know as Moses Ben Maimon or RaMBaM was born is Cordova Spain in 1135. At 13 he and his family fled because his town was captured by the Almohad Muslim sect. He wrote most of his major works in Egypt where he also practiced as a physician. He wrote a grammar book at the young age of seventeen which is still studied to this day by the many students of Hebrew grammar....   [tags: Torah, creation, theology] 619 words
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The Achievements of Saint Thomas Aquainas - Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1272) is fundamentally an Aristotelian, and for some, one of the greatest philosophers, and one of the best theologians. His theological writings became regulative of the Catholic Church and his commentaries on Aristotle, represents a great cultural resource, which are now receiving a greater recognition. As a very catholic man, he tried to prove the existence of God. But How. Thomas Aquinas recognized that there were people who doubted the existence of God. Because to them logic did not allow or explain His existence....   [tags: theology, philosophy, biography] 631 words
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Liberation Theology - Liberation Theology Liberation theology is situational. The emergence of liberation theology and the interpretation of the Bible under liberation theology stems directly to the participants place in society. As the title suggests, liberation theology interprets the Bible as a document of hope that will give strength and validity to a struggle against an oppressor. Liberation theology rises out of a new political consciousness. The oppressed people have to realize they are oppressed and that the Bible text can be used as a tool to overcome their oppressors....   [tags: Essays Papers] 634 words
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According to Aquinas: The Basics of Aquinas' Philosophy - ... To me, I find nature to be basic human curiosity that wonders and works toward finding a greater meaning, and not just taking something simply for what it is. It is based on reason and logical thought, something you need knowledge on to fully comprehend the meaning of grace. The two are linked in that way, Aquinas adds that “As grace does not abolish nature but brings it to perfection, natural reason should assist faith as the natural inclination of the will yields to charity.” (Aquinas, 15)....   [tags: nature, grace, theology] 635 words
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Theology Case Study - Theology Case Study The word Euthanasia is a term applied to 'mercy killing.' For the purpose of putting an end to extreme suffering, or saving abnormal babies, the mentally ill or the incurably sick from the prolongation, perhaps for many years, of a miserable life, which could impose too heavy a burden on their families or on society. Euthanasia is considered a highly controversial subject, and really brings the reality of the society we live in today, into the limelight....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
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The Strict Obedience of Fundamentalism - Fundamentalism can be widely defined as the utmost strict obedience towards distinct religious policies and guidelines which is usually understood as a reaction against Modernist Theology. It is also known to be associated with a forceful attack on outside threats to their own religious culture and beliefs. (George M. Marsden. 1980.) Fundamentalism first began as a movement in the United States in the late 19th century, early 20th century. It originally started within American Protestantism as a reaction to theological liberalism and cultural modernism....   [tags: totalatarianism, religious, theology] 650 words
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The Need to Update and Revolutionize The Church - ... I want to see the Church standing in the community as the greatest pontificator of the Gospel, yet it lies dormant. It lies like a sleeping giant who is yet to understand the true power it possess. I think my greatest opposition stems from the fact the previous pastor was an idealist. He had great ideas and a great vision for the Church. The new pastor, a well-grounded and well respected figure in our denomination, seems to be a little preoccupied with church work, than the work of the church....   [tags: theology, connection, preacher] 655 words
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Who Are Angels and Demons? - ... In the Bible, they are mentioned mainly when God wants messages delivered to people. Now in the Bible, it does tell how not all angels were trustworthy and they did not always listen and obey God. “By nature they were spiritual entities, and thus not subject to the limitations of human flesh. Although holy, angels could sometimes behave foolishly ( Job 4:18 ), and even prove to be untrustworthy ( Job 15:15 ). Probably these qualities led to the "fall" of some angels, including Satan, but the Bible contains no description of that event” (Wilson)....   [tags: theology, God, bible]
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The Price Family Moves to Africa in Poisonwood Bible... - ... This quotation, in the first chapter of the book, really portrays Orleanna as an all-knowing mother who is misunderstood, only to be finally understood at the end. “We all knew very well who’d been the one to yell that word Damn. But none of us could let him in on that awful secret.” (Leah pg.78) This quotation, on the other hand, portrays the first of several breakdown episodes for Orleanna, when she could not bake the cake for Rachel’s birthday. When Nathen hears her profanity, through Methuselah, he demands to know who taught the parrot the curse word....   [tags: daughters, theology, orleanna project]
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Theology - How does Christ demonstrate he would remain sacramentally present to the community in the ritual of the Last Supper. At the Last Supper, which is also known as the sacred meal Jesus spoke to his disciples with the outmost amount of trust. He let them know through his words that he would be a part or one with them through anything. He actually said to them he would remain in their human lives no matter what. This meant that Jesus would be with them whether he was alive or dead. These disciples were his twelve closest friends....   [tags: essays research papers] 693 words
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Pilgrim's Progress: The Theology of Justification by Faith - The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan tells the story of Christian, a deeply religious man whose self-imposed pilgrimage takes him through a variety of locations in his quest to reach Celestial City. However, to better understand Bunyan's perspective on Christianity as given in his novel, we must examine the life experiences of the author. Born in 1628, Bunyan lived in a time period that was undoubtedly heavily influenced by the Reformation movement incited by Martin Luther only a century earlier....   [tags: European Literature] 704 words
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Christian Perceptive in Human Right - ... Human Rights are one thing; the formulation of Human Rights is one other thing. According to Douglas Elwood in his book HUMAN RIGHTS; A Christian Perspective explain that; "When the right to be understood only as a claim for someone else, and not also as a moral obligation on our part, the struggle for Human Rights has been misinterpreted as nothing more than a power struggle, and thus the term "human rights" and became a beautiful slogan for a war of ideology or a euphemism for "armed struggle"....   [tags: God, theology, violation] 707 words
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A Biblical Study of Spiritual Gift of Tongues - ... 3:14], the Church in China, and in other countries where the Church is suffering persecution, is vital and alive. There, the people are willingly giving their lives away for the Gospel - enduring beatings and hardships, imprisonments and poverty. The Church in these places is more like the Church in Smyrna [Rev 2:8], where believers suffered and died for the faith. It is surely unjust to class them with the Laodicean church. What is true that during every age, the Seven Churches provide examples and warnings to the Body of Christ as types of faithfulness and failure....   [tags: dispensational theology, god]
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The Debate Over Human's Reception of the Revalation of God - There is considerable debate about the extent to which Humankind has received the Revelation of God. The term revelation deals with how God has revealed himself to humanity or in other words, how he made himself known to that which he has created. Theologians generally distinguish God’s revelation in two ways General, and Special revelation. Many theologians agree that something can be learned from the study of human nature. However, most evident is the moral and spiritual qualities found within humankind that reflect the character of God....   [tags: theology, scripture, creation] 723 words
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The Holocaust's Influences on My Concept of God - In my theology, an overwhelming theme that permeates as a lens that all of the rest is seen by is the concept that the image of God that any individual possesses drastically influences every other aspect of an individual’s life, including everything from social interactions, to career vocations, to daily decisions. That being said, while undertaking the process of education as I am in such an institution, every new idea that is learned has potential to influence my interpretation of who God is and what he looks like....   [tags: theology, evil, anti-semetic]
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Analysis of O. Palmer Robertson´s Writings Regarding The Old Testament Prophets and Their crutial Role in Leading Mankind Towards God - ... It is easy to think of their messages to critical, harsh and negative for the nation; however, Robertson shows that their messages are full help and hope. The people of Israel would remember and realize God’s prophets were accurate and correct, when the exile finally occurs. It is often “assumed” that many of the "prophecies" in the prophets were written after the event actually happened. But Robertson defends the "reality of predictive prophecy in the old covenant Scriptures." Encouragingly, the prophets pointed to a restoration of the nation of Israel after the completion of this captivity....   [tags: Christianity, Theology, Bible] 756 words
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Possible Solutions to the Synoptic Problem in the Gospels - The term “Synoptic Problem” alludes to the similarities and differences that is apparent in the Synoptic Gospels. Events that occurred are detailed in somewhat different arrangements and narrations. These differences and similarities have caused observant Christians to wonder what could cause what appear to be a chronological difference in these Gospels and why do we have more than one Gospel. All of these observations and questions in essence make up the “Synoptic Problem.” (Lea and Black,The New Testament Its Background and message 2003:114) The development of the Gospel as described by Luke referred to “eyewitnesses” an “account of the things” and “an orderly account”....   [tags: bible, theology]
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Black Theology and Feminist Theology - Although black theology became popular in the early 1960’s, it was not an entirely new subject. Black theology views God and Christianity as a gospel relevant to blacks who struggled daily under the oppression of whites. The origins of it are clearly seen in spirituals sang by African Americans during the time of slavery nearly 400 years ago. Because of slavery, Blacks’ concept of God was totally different from the masters who enslaved them. White Christians saw god as more of a spiritual savior, while the reflection of God for blacks came in their struggle for freedom....   [tags: the black messiah, God has no race] 763 words
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The Father of Black Liberation Theology: James Hal Cone - 1. What makes this article relevant to human development. (1 point) -The “Should Babies Be Allowed to ‘Cry it Out’ ” article is relevant to human development because, one is focusing/monitoring not only on how a baby cries in the middle of the night, but also at what age does the baby begin to go back to sleep after crying. The article also measures how long should one should let the infant cry before tending to them. Also the article studies at what age the infant starts to cry shortly, and go back to sleep on their own....   [tags: christians, god, poor] 773 words
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The Biblical History of Judaism - The Biblical History of Judaism Judaism is a religion with an excess of 13 million believers located mainly within the United States and Israel. Of all the religions practiced today, Judaism is one of the oldest. The roots of Judaism can be traced back over 3500 years to the Middle East with a lineage that descends from Abraham as a patriarch. With Abraham as a common ancestor, Judaism is considered one of the Abrahamic faiths alongside Christianity and Islam. The historical events within the Bible of Judaism’s past, all the way back to Abraham, have molded the beliefs and traditions practiced by Jewish adherents today....   [tags: religion, theology, christian] 774 words
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Theodore Beza and the Reformation - ... When he recovered he made his way to Geneva and when he arrived he was taken in by and formally met, John Calvin. He was interested in more of the higher education and the theology of Calvin. Beza had controversies with predestination and the burning of his friend Michael Servetus who was burned at the stake by the Calvinists. Theodore Beza went through Europe spreading God’s word and Calvin’s teachings. When he was in the church of Geneva he agreed with most of the things the pastor was saying but at times he would have such a strong disagreement that he would threaten to leave the church....   [tags: theology of calvin, passion] 776 words
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Did Jesus Claim to Be God? - Introduction This paper is written to discuss the many different ideas that have been discussed over the first half of Theology 104. This class went over many topics which gave me a much better understanding of Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible. I will be addressing two topics of which I feel are very important to Christianity. First, I will be focusing on the question did Jesus claim to be God. This is one of the biggest challenges of the Bibles that come up quite often. Secondly, I will focus on character development....   [tags: character development, christians, theology] 782 words
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Assumption of Theology Theories Tied to Religious Studies - Assumption of Theological Theories tied to Religious Studies Theology in its own right deserves a place amongst the scholastic attempts to put forth answers to the questions Hinnells deems as “meaning, truth, beauty and practice” (108), yet Rodrigues deciphers as “studying, reflecting on, systematizing, disseminating, defending and promoting one’s religion from within that tradition.” (35) Either way, it is assumed that theology is but a tool used to help the religious scholar interpret the difference between religion, religious studies and being religious....   [tags: Branches of Theology]
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Liberation Theology - Liberation Theology I see [liberation theology] as a 'theology of the people,' rather than of professional theologians; rising out of the cries of the oppressed; refined in the experience of those who may not even be able to read and write; clarified in thousands of base communities; embodied in lives that risk everything to be faithful to the good news that God hears their cry, sides with them in their distress, and works with them for liberation- a liberation in which they play a central role even while recognizing that the ultimate attainment of liberation will be God's gift....   [tags: Literature Literary Essays]
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Learning Integration in My Counseling Courses - ... They have helped me to further form my Christian worldview and really understand and know what I believe in. This worldview helps me to filter everything I do and the things I learn through that Christian worldview. This applies to the rest of my courses at Emmaus. The counseling and youth ministry courses I am presently taking and have previously taken have helped me to apply anthropology the study of mankind as well as my worldview and belief that people are created in Imago Dei which means in the image of God....   [tags: bible, theology, Christian] 794 words
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Catholicism is Christ’s Church - Humans are rational beings that use their intellect to try an achieve some sort of sense of the world, in other words truth. Truth is something that can not be denied as false. Since all humans are not part of the same culture, humanity as a whole does not share the exact notion of what is considered to be true. Humanity tries to achieve or know the truth through various outlets or practices. These different belief systems are understood to have been formed from their specific culture. Obviously, humanity has many different cultures and with that comes many different forms of truth seeking....   [tags: theology] 819 words
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John Calvin and the Calvinist Theology - It can easily be said that John Calvin (1509-1564), was one of the most influential men of that century. The reason being was for his strict Calvinist theology. Calvin believed that people should live lives that were pleasing to God. However, he also saw that humanity was utterly sinful, and that every person's "afterlife" was predestined by the all-knowing God. Therefore, through intense research, he was able to come up with several life principles. These principles have since been organized into the five key points: Total Depravity of Man, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints....   [tags: Principles, Points, People]
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The Unfolding Plan of God in the Book by Geerhardus Vos, Biblical Theology - In Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos provides the results of his biblical understanding that he obtained from his 39 years of teaching at Princeton Seminary. The book is a compilation of his teaching notes edited by his own son to make it available for publication. (vi) In this collection, Vos provides an account of the unfolding plan of God in the history of redemption by analyzing God’s special revelation. While mapping out the history of redemption, throughout the book he is constantly dialoging and refuting the liberal theories of the history of religions school and the speculations of the higher critics from the 19th and early 20th centuries....   [tags: revelation, testament, scripture]
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Theology Essays - Essay Number One God called upon Moses to free the Israelite people and despite his vulnerabilities, Moses still conducted the task. We can all relate to how Moses persevered and he succeeded in freeing the Israelite people. The events that led up to God’s call to Moses begin with him killing the slave driver in Egypt. One day when Moses witnessed a slave driver beating an Israelite slave, Moses kills the driver because he was fed up with the treatment of his original people. After he had killed the slave driver, he realized what the consequences for his crime would be so he ran away to Midian in order to avoid prosecution....   [tags: Bible History, Moses] 872 words
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Yeago's Theology - 1. In our Anglican parish, holding the Eucharist can also serve the same purpose as Yeago’s example of “sharing the peace.” Then, many theological questions pile up from the practice of the Eucharist such as: Why Jesus asked us to remember Him while we hold the Eucharist. And what should we remember. Do bread and wine really transform into Christ’s body and blood. If not, what are their symbolic meanings. How does the Eucharist reflect God’s salvation and reconciliation with human. What is the communal sense in the Eucharist?.....   [tags: Biblical Knowledge, Eucharist] 919 words
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