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Theology And Education, Buber, Dialogue, And Metanoia - SUBJECT: Theology and Education, Buber, Dialogue, and Metanoia Alverson, J., Crossen, M. (2002). A Passion for the Impossible: How Theology Provides Insights on Education in General. Proceedings [of the] National Conference on Alternative and External Degree Programs for Adults, (pp. 44-59). Pittsburgh: ERIC. The full conference proceeding can be found at this website: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/1b/30/55.pdf Article Summary and Synthesis This conference proceedings chapter proposes additional and different questions about the theological impact on the classroom and student where theology concerns itself with the direct subject of God an...   [tags: Article Summary Analysis] 1723 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 Triune God - The Trinity. I've been putting off this topic for quite a long time. You see, I love theology. I find it fascinating. I spend nearly my entire school day, reading up on such things. I however deal with a few issues. For one, I feel anything that I could say, for the most part can be found other places, better said. Secondly, I usually don't get the full gist of it all. Finally, I have an even harder time trying to explain it then I do trying to learn it. I would consider myself fairly intellectual, but my realm of intelligence is emotional and inter-personal....   [tags: Theology] 859 words
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As Satan Watches - Before the foundations of the world, was I predestined to give my life to God. Or was I in complete control of my decisions, my fate, which lead me to choose God. Queries such as these are the very type asked throughout history by not only by the founding fathers of the Christian faith but also by current theologians. The battle of the will has drawn stark white lines between denominations and close friends. Nevertheless, few choose to accurately examine what they are debating in depth and tend to have shallow understanding of the issue....   [tags: Theology]
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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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To the Left: Liberation Theology and Politics in Guyana: A Focus on the 1968 and 1992 General Elections - Liberation Theology and Guyanese Politics Liberation theology is the school of thought that explores the relationship between Christian theology and political activism usually of a Marxist orientation with using theology of salvation as liberation from injustice. Liberation theology focuses the unjust of political, economic and social conditions. For Guyanese politics, liberation theology was not used in that sense especially for the PNC it was used as a tactic to gain voters and control the government of Guyana....   [tags: christian, political activism, indigenous] 1421 words
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The Book of Ruth's Integral Role in Christian Women History and Theology - ... Although Naomi has her family to fall back on, Ruth did not have much assets in order for her to survive in the society she is in. In addition, she was also a foreigner, thus, that puts her in limited circumstances. This introduces the binary opposition that Book of Ruth imposes, especially on the character, Ruth. According to Helen Efthimiadis in her article, “Woman to Womyn: Countering Patriarchal Stereotypes in the Book of Ruth”, there is a selection of binary oppositions that relates to patriarchal standards....   [tags: Bible studies, religious beliefs]
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The Theology of Indigenization - ... Contextualization The word “contextualization” is derived from the Latin word contextus, conveying the idea of “weaving together.” When an ideology from one culture is weaved seamlessly into another culture, contextualization has taken place. Daniel Sanchez defines the general concept of contextualization as “making concepts and methods relevant to a historical situation.” Drawing on the work of Charles R. Taber, Sanchez further defines missiological contextualization as “enabling the message of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ to become alive as it addresses the vital issues of a sociological context and transforms its worldview, its values, and its goals.” Therefore, Contextual...   [tags: biggest need of Indian Christian Church]
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Oscar Romero, Liberation Theology and the Catholic Church - Oscar Romero, Liberation Theology and the Catholic Church In the post-World War II era, the globe was polarized by two idealistically divergent superpowers; the United States and the Soviet Union, two nations that strived to promote capitalism and communism, respectively, throughout the globe. Nowhere was this struggle more apparent than in developing countries with shaky political and economic backbones. Specifically, in Latin America the old, corrupt and often totalitarian regimes were threatened by grassroots liberation movements whose ideas of land reform and shaking up the status quo were often perceived as Marxism....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Plowing In Hope: Toward A Biblical Theology Of Culture - Plowing In Hope is a book that sets out to be a biblical theology of culture. It examines culture within its redemptive-historical context by beginning with the first two chapters of Genesis dealing with God's commands to Adam and Eve and then ending in Revelation with the disclosure of the New Jerusalem. David Bruce Hegeman, the author, defines culture as "the product of human acts of concretization undertaken in the developmental transformation of the earth according to the commandment of God." Hegeman wrote this book out of comments and encouragement from people in a pair of Sunday school classes he taught on Christianity and Culture....   [tags: Book Review Theological] 1485 words
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Christian Revelation - “The question of revelation in Christian theology is finally no less than the question of theology’s own ultimate source and norm… ” This statement serves as an excellent beginning point for our discussion of the Christian doctrine of revelation and its relation to the practice of theology. As these few words suggest, there is an intrinsically interwoven nature to the two ideas, more specifically, the dependency of Christian theology on revelation and, likewise, the comprehension of that revelation through the act of theologizing....   [tags: Theology ]
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Forsaken Promises - What does the future hold. What will happen at the end of the age. Will the church be raptured up into Heaven or will the church remain on Earth. Are the Jews still God’s chosen people. Has the church replaced Israel. These and other questions have been asked since Jesus left Earth and ascended into Heaven. Since that day Christians have been looking and longing with eager anticipation for the return of Christ. The study of the return of Christ, or last things, is known as Eschatology, and within Eschatology there are several schools of thought concerning the Church and Israel....   [tags: Theology ]
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Human Nature - “It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.” -H.L Menckens From the moment they are born, humans have a naturally evil predisposition. Although the term ‘evil’ is difficult to define, there are various views on morality. The most commonly referenced one, Moral Objectivism, holds that moral standards are universally transcendent, and that certain acts are right or wrong independent of human subjectivity. It is by this unspoken moral code that humanity’s acts are judged. There is some debate whether a fundamental human nature exists, as social and environmental influences are present from the moment someone is born....   [tags: Theology] 1657 words
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God Provides - “Meaningless. Meaningless!” Lamented Solomon near the end of his life, “Utterly meaningless. Everything is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes NIV). Throughout the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon discusses the various facets of his life. Wisdom, wealth, fame, youth, each of them were denounced as vanity or utterly senseless. Solomon had spent the earlier half of his life living for God; however, in the second half of his life he fell away from God and pursued idols. In many ways, the condition of Leo Tolstoy in his middle years is identical to that of Solomon in the latter parts of his life....   [tags: Theology ]
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Analysis of How Beliefs Influence Actions and How Actions Influences Belief Based on Islamic Theology - . The question topic Describe and analyse how beliefs influence actions and how actions influence beliefs based on Islamic theology firstly one must begin to understand or define the meaning of belief which is ‘A light god creates in the heart of a person’ also ‘something believed; an opinion or conviction’ A believer should believe in Allah (swt) his Angels, his books, his messengers also in the last day and Alqdar (The Devine Creed). Actions and influence through belief on Islamic Theology is seen to believe in Allah is the message that all prophets brought to humanity and shay-tan (satan) has made it easy for mankind to avoid this important step to believe in a creator....   [tags: Islam, Allah, belief, Quran, prophet]
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Theology - Luke 6:27-38 This passage sits in the context of Jesus' Sermon on the Plain which has striking parallels with Matthew's account, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5-7). Both Luke and Matthew supplemented Mark with "Q" but used it differently to depict Jesus which is probably due to Luke's addition what is sometimes called "L" - Luke's distinct material that contains stories that exemplify positive moral behavior [Matera 64].{Where Q is a common source of oral and perhaps written tradition to which both Matthew and Luke had access....   [tags: Religion, Luke, Jesus] 896 words
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Biblical Theology of The Exodus - The Exodus is the familiar story of the nation of Israel. Gods chosen people being taken out of slavery, after a series of plagues against Egypt and into the wilderness in search of the promise land. (Ex. 7-14) Throughout the Exodus, God reveals his character in two main themes, one through the constant redemption of his people (Ex. 14-30) and his power and superiority. The word Exodus means “departure” or “outgoing” and God continually provides a way of escape for his people throughout the Exodus ( Ex....   [tags: Bible, God, Miracles, Power]
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Making New Places at the Theological Table - There is an app on my IPad called Google Earth. Though an older app, it is quite amazing. Satellite imagery enables me to view any point on the globe at rooftop level with unusual detail. Google Earth is a fitting icon for the new realities of a global culture. The world is no longer small in terms of knowledge, interaction, and relationships. In almost every area of life, we now have to think globally. However, as Timothy C. Tennet points out, an exception to the new global perspective might be theological discourse....   [tags: Theology, Globalism] 1397 words
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An Analysis of the Book, Christ and Empire - Most would not admit this but very often, Christians have in many ways - through crusade, capture and trade, used the name and influence of Jesus Christ to encourage and validate political, economic, even and especially military gain. The book Christ and Empire is representative of Jesus Christ, and empires throughout history with great effort with the fact of Jesus’ implication on human life. As every theologian or political figure interpret Jesus’ power on humanity, He is the central figure of the Byzantine Empire pointing out that power and harmony of a group, and eventually the downfall from America....   [tags: religion, theology] 918 words
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Approaches to the Figure of 'Divine' Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs - ... Women may also understand the scriptures from only the male point of view and therefore they may believe they are irrelevant to their ways of understanding their context, such as approaching their environment with a sense of care, respect and intuitive reasoning. However, this feminist approach is also questionable as their understanding heavily relies upon the grammatical gender nuance associated with the words Wisdom and Sophia as well as the Israelites appropriation of goddess language to support their argument....   [tags: feminist theology]
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Religious Studies and Theology - The aim of this essay is to investigate the contributions of Cuthbert to the Celtic traditions and his subsequent roles and lessons that the modern day Christian can learn from his life and actions. Apparently Cuthbert had a rich and a more comprehensive background that provides an in depth analysis of the traditions and the way of life of the Celtics. To achieve the objective of this essay, an argumentative approach would be advanced to ascertain the roles that Cuthbert played in the Celtic traditions....   [tags: Celtic Traditions, Cuthbert]
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Theology and Social Practice - I was once told a joke of an English engineer, who shows a French engineer the plans of a machine he proposes to build. The English engineer inquires of the French engineer: "Do you think it will work?" The French engineer replies: "Sure it will work in practice, but will it work in theory?" This is exactly the question I would like to ask. Sure, the way we read the space of the city where spiritualities interact, seems to work in practice, but does it work in theory. I think that the transformation and liberation of mission is crucial in the face of the rise of this new space of the city, seeing as this is the place where most of the world’s population already live (Sheldrake, 2010:159)....   [tags: culture, religion, spirituality]
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Theology of Youth Ministry - The desire to be accepted is prevalent among youth today. In a world that is currently suffering from a famine of love that is intended to be given to today’s youth, more and more we see students that desire to be accepted, yet feel accepted by no one. Because of this we see them decide to reach out, and as they do they become accepted into a group that is not a good influence on them, or simply is wasting their time. Here we will look at what exactly the bible tells us in the issue of acceptance, and how it would look in the average youth ministry today....   [tags: acceptance, love, bible, potential, visits] 1836 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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A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Deleuze and Guattari - The Rhizome A significant work in theology used to address one of the many concepts it encompasses, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia by Deleuze and Guattari focuses on the idea of the Rhizome. Throughout the writing, the authors demonstrate a disapproval of the idea that identity can be finalized or “fixed” and use the concept of the rhizome to describe a person’s continual “becoming”. Unlike syncretism, another concept commonly used to help evaluate identity, the rhizome is much more complex than binary opposing forces competing until one is dominant over the other....   [tags: theology, the rhizome]
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Comparison of Divine Comedy and Journey to the West - At the very beginning of the Divine Comedy, Dante was lost in the wood and subsequently fell into a dream where he met Beatrice,whom Dante regarded as a marvelous companion on the pilgrimage. That is to say that Beatrice, as Christ for Dante, encouraged him to get out the entanglement of the forest when he was dying. Accordingly, “under the powerful compulsion of this love for Beatrice, Dante entered into a new apprenticeship, an apprenticeship in the art of poetry as the path to reach the truth about their love.” Their journey was to feel love, to serve God....   [tags: Religion, Theology]
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How is spirituality mediated through choral music? - In answering the question ‘how’ is spirituality mediated through choral music, I think it important to consider what spirituality is in the context of its influence on everyday society. Christian theology says that spirituality is “a quality or practice of the inner life of God before it is a human quality or practice” (http://exhumator.com/00-047-00_esoteric-religious-spiritual-christian-spirituality.html). It is because of shared ideas, perspectives, attitudes and themes – all of which can be influenced by the media in general and music as one specific example – that human conflicts can be mitigated and knowledge nurtured, enhancing the sense of self and broadening the power to amaze and e...   [tags: Christian Theology]
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Paul after the Damascus Road - The Apostle Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, is a central figure within both Christian tradition and New Testament thought and writing. With such a crucial place, it is vital that we come to understand more of his life and thinking, as well as the world in which he and, more specifically, his theology were shaped. With this in mind, this essay will seek to explore Paul’s conversion and call experience as understood from Acts, and his personal references to it, drawing from them the ways in which this time was significant for Paul’s theological thinking, as expressed in his letters and work....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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Christianity: The Tangible and Non-tangible - Jesus began, "repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand," or is it, do penance: "for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17 K.J.V.). The two words repent and penance have somewhat the same connotation in the understanding of having sorrow for ones’ sins, nevertheless the two words are at the heart of Christianity and Christendom. The Catholic Church exerts the Latin term “paenitentiam agite” to justify its position on sacramental penance. The Latin term can be variously translated into English by the word repent or do penance, though similar, but somehow un-unified as earthly is with spiritual....   [tags: Theology Essays]
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The Sacraments and Baptism - Why should we think theologically about the church. How does this tie to the question of ecclesiology. What function does theology have within the church. It is often thought that theology, ‘speaking of God’, is somehow separate from the church. However, Dr Justin Stratis suggested theology was one of the primary functions of the church quoting Barth; ‘Dogmatics is a theological discipline. But theology is a function of the church’ The Holy Spirit was left with the church and has been present through all church history, guiding the church to speak and act in accordance with the Father’s will....   [tags: Theology Essays]
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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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The Book of Acts - The book of Acts is the second volume in Luke’s inspired history of the life and teaching of Christ and the successive ministries of His apostles. The book is addressed to an unknown “Theophilus”, as is his Gospel, who is probably a financier of Luke’s thoroughly researched journalistic enterprise. The purpose of the book is to set forth the historical foundation of the acts and teaching of the apostles, to demonstrate the faithfulness of the Church in pursuing the Great Commission, and to reveal God’s plan for the inclusion of both Jews and Gentiles in the New Covenant, with a view towards the immanent Millennium kingdom of Christ....   [tags: Christian Theology] 1103 words
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Miracles Happen Every Day - Introduction Miracles are one of the most common reasons people reject Christianity. People do not believe they could happen and therefore claim other parts of the Bible and biblical story must be in error. Christians have been raised to believe the miracles of the Bible but is it actually logical to do so. God is a complex God and therefore speaks in complex ways, which are beyond human comprehension. Miracles are God conveying a message to his people through divine intervention. Whether it is a volcano erupting, or someone recovering from cancer, miracles happen often and always happen for a purpose....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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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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Jacob and Arminianism - INTRODUCTION Throughout church history, John Calvin has been considered to be one of the greatest reformed theologians the world has ever seen. He is known for his view on God’s election and salvation. Known as Calvin’s challenger throughout all theological history, Jacob Arminius taught a different view of election, commonly coined as Arminianism. After Calvinism had taken grab of the reformed circles, Arminianism rose consequently after. Jacob Arminius had a hard time dealing with many issues that Calvin had put forward in his argument for God’s grace ad election....   [tags: Christian Theology]
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Carl von Clausewitz - Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz was born June 1, 1780 in Burg bei Magdeburg, Prussia. Drawing from influences such as his professor of theology grandfather as well as philosopher Immanuel Kant, Clausewitz is regarded as a very experienced military strategist and the father of war philosophy. Due to my Army ROTC commitment and future career path, I chose him to suit my interests and aspirations. He grew up as the youngest son of a middle class family and became a cadet in the Prussian military service in his early teens....   [tags: biography, theology]
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Theologies Rooted in the Concept of Hope - Theology is “how we try to articulate our interpretations into symbols, rituals, doctrine, ethics, and other norms for behaviour” (Hetherington, Sept 20, 2013). Theology is present in all religions and helps to understand different aspects of religion better. In theology, one prominent factor is the idea of hope. Hope is not simply an optimistic view on life. Hope is the human yearning and working for something better. There are many theologies that try to work toward this image that hope gives them....   [tags: feminist, liberation theology, ecotheology] 860 words
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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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Gustavo Gutierrez: A Catholic Priest and his Influence - The 1900’s were a time of theological and social change in Latin America. The middle class began growing and social reform was in progress. The Catholic Church was introducing the theology of liberation. Gustavo was one of these theologians, who strongly believed and spread the new theology based off of the less fortunate of his country. Gustavo Gutierrez was born in Lima, Peru in 1928. Since his nationality is mixed people called him a mestizo, which also meant that he was not given the same opportunities as most people due to economic standing....   [tags: Peru, Poor, Theology] 1133 words
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Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, by David N. Entwistle - Summary “Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity” (2010) is about the purposeful integration of psychology and Christianity. Entwistle, discusses the integration of scripture and nature, holding to historic orthodox Christianity that “Scripture and the natural world have their origins in God’s creativity and revelation” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 136). Theology clarifies the Word of God (Bible), and Psychology corresponds with the works of God. A working definition of integration is offered, “A multi-faceted attempt to discern the underlying truths about the nature and functioning of human beings from the unique vantage points of psychology (in its various sub-disciplines,...   [tags: Bible, Theology, Responsive Essay]
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Closing the Gap in Theologies and Religious Education - As the editor and contributing author, Miller et al. (1995) divided Theologies in religious education, into three parts, an entire 13 chapters. Although, “ethics does not necessarily require religious grounding” (MacKinnon, 2012, p. 4) each author’s scholarship reads as a qualitative research study, in some form, the study also aligned with philosophical ethics—divine command theory or the prescribed natural law, to include significant references to ethical terminology as right, good, ought, and virtuous....   [tags: Christian education, church, theology]
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Review of Integrative Approach to Psychology and Christianity by David Entwistle - This paper will be reviewing the book “Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity: an introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations and models of integration, by David N. Entwistle. As the title states, this book discusses how to integrate psychology and theology. It also dives into to why it is so important to be able to integrate the two. Entwistle explains that just because the two are different does not mean they should be separated and that we have to use both our worldviews....   [tags: theology, humanity, education]
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Integrative Approaches to Psychology and Christianity, by David Entwistle - This is David Entwistle 2nd edition book published in 2010 by Wipf and Stock in Oregon. Entwistle is a Christian and a licensed psychologist; he has affiliations with Molone University in Canton, Ohio serving as chair of the Psychology Department and has taught courses related to his licensed field. This book clearly is not written for any newcomers to religion. However, it was written for those interested in the integration of science and religion. The authors’ purpose for writing this book was to define the relationship between psychology and theology....   [tags: Integrating Psychology and Theology]
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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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How Magic Plays in the Real World with St. Thomas Aquinas' Writing, Summa Contra Gentiles - ... Based off of Aquinas work, Summa Contra Gentiles, one would assume that he did believe in magic, although he did not come outright and say it. Nevertheless, he informed his readers that magicians performed their magic not just through God and heavenly ways, but also through celestial ways. They may not have performed their magic with just God’s powers help, yet they would not have been able to perform with only celestial ways either, they came together hand in hand. However, he explained that magic that came from the “heavenly bodies” was natural magic....   [tags: theology, power, God] 1279 words
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"The Second Coming" and the Death of God - Death of God theology is a theological movement dating back to the radical theologians of the 1960s, like Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton, and continuing in a more diverse form in the work of individuals like Slavoj Žižek and John Caputo. The movement can be traced back to the works of G.W.F. Hegel, of whom Thomas Altizers says, "The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807) is the first philosophical enactment of the Death of God,” and thinkers like Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Derrida and poets like William Blake, Dante, and Milton....   [tags: liberation theology, sphinx]
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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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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy - Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]
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The Life of Justin the Martyr - Christian theology was not just, yet, solidified as one of the prominent religions of the world the day that Jesus died. iIt took many years to refine what we know as modern Christianity. This refinement came through the questioning and the digging through the early Christian writings. One early Christian theologian that contributed to this refinement was Justin the Martyr. Justin had a very unique perspective to the relationship between philosophy and Christianity, and used this to defend the early church to the emperor of Rome....   [tags: christianity, christians, theology]
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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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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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The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia - The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia I. Introduction The Korean Ethnic Church in Australia has two important roles as a responsible ambassador of Christ. Firstly, the church must take responsible concern for the ministry of 2nd generation Korean Christian for their needs of worship and pastoral care. Second responsibility with urgency is to formulate a functional Immigration Theology, with methodology of evangelism and pastoral care of ethnic churches. As a 2nd generation Korean-Japanese-Australian, the most serious concern I had was the future of Korean ethnic church in Australia, as I have witnessed numerous “silent exodus” of 2nd generation Christian youth from the Korean E...   [tags: Theology, Religion and Culture]
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In the Beginning, God Created Heaven and Earth - ... The next topic discussed was hamartiology also known as the study of sin. As stated in the previous paragraph, man’s sin stems from the sin of Adam and Eve which can also be classified as the original sin of man. Sin is classified as “anything that is opposed to the character and will of God as revealed in his Word.” (Towns 241-242) This means anything from gossiping to murder is considered a sin. If you look at this from a twenty-first century point of view, many of our daily actions can be considered a sin....   [tags: theology, genesis, Jesus]
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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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Book Review Science and Wisdom by Margaret Kohl - Question: Discuss one or more recent books on the relationship between science and theology. Through this essay, I will be discussing the relationship between religion (specifically theology) and science with reference to a recent book on the topic by Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, University of Tübingen, Germany, Jürgen Moltmann. The book being titled Science and Wisdom, translated in 2003 by Margaret Kohl from the German, Wissenschaft und Weisheit: Zum Gesprüch zwischen Naturwissenscheft und Theologie (2002)....   [tags: Science Theology] 1684 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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Experiencing the Nature of Faith and Knowledge through the Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - In the face of conflict and evil, it is often difficult to know what path to take. Yet, it is exactly during these moments when one is confronted with the most important questions and decisions in life, those which will eventually influence not only oneself but the rest of the world. In the documentary film Bonhoeffer, we learn about the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who, witnessing the injustice against humanity, courageously opposed Adolf Hitler. With strong morals, Bonhoeffer became a conspirator against the crimes of the Nazi regime as he was able to understand the world through the eyes of Christ....   [tags: Theology, Nazi Germany]
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Three Steps to the Happy Life: Why this Approach Does Not Work - ... Change happens when there is pain. And, as I have learned in this course, people who suffer pain often have a more optimistic outlook on life and tend to be happier overall when they have dealt with the pain in a healthy way. Trusting God is the only way to achieve this. Trusting in His purpose and plans – not my own. What does the Bible Say about Happiness. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (Holy Bible)....   [tags: scripture, theology, belief in God]
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The Question of Truth Unearthed by Non-Canonical Gospels - In life we all encounter times when we simply feel lost and confused. We all face times when we simply seek the answers and the truth to help us understand our lives. For Christians, our answers are found within the Bible where we feel the truth lies and where we can go to find the answer to the most difficult questions in our lives. But when we do this, are we as Christians limiting the knowledge that we can procure. Can we view the Bible as complete and containing a full spectrum of godly discernment....   [tags: Bible studies, theology, Christianity]
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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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The True Appearance and Purpose of Angels - Bunn 1 “Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests,” Revelation 15:6 (Buursma, Manikas-Foster). In Paradise Lost, a notorious angel, Lucifer, is said to transform into a toad and whisper into Eve`s ear (Jance). The world and the Bible have contrasting perspectives on what angels look like or what is an angel`s purpose. Angels are seen as mystical creatures with halos and beautiful wings, yet, also seen as beings that glorify God endlessly....   [tags: Angelology, Theology, Christians, Bible]
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George Wilhelm Friedrich and the French Revolution - ... Hegel distinguishes four types of Reflective History: Universal, Pragmatic, Critical, and Specialized. “Universal” history attempts to cover and describe a long period of time and gives an overview of, for example, an entire people or entire nations. This type of history is broad and represents general facts and is also marred in Hegel's opinion because of the historian's own prior understandings that influence his report. In referring to the manner in which the historian approaches his reporting of history, Hegel points out, “Here the main thing is the elaboration of the historical material, which the historian approaches with his spirit – this being different from the spirit being cont...   [tags: theology, philosophy, reflection] 1876 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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Witchcraft in Early North America - The thought of magic, witches, and sorcery to be fact is seen as preposterous in modern America. Coincidence is accepted as such and accusations of possession and bewitchment is extinct. When North America was first colonized by Europeans, however, the fear of magic and the like was all too real. Alison Games’s “Witchcraft in Early North America” describes the effects of the Europeans’ on the Native Americans and vice versa. As decades progressed, the ideas on witchcraft of the Spanish and British changed as well....   [tags: magic, theology, christianity]
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The Rise of Christianity Analysis - Why has Christianity grown so fast and how it’s spread through so many different counties. From what I have gathered from the readings I think some of the major events that happened was the temples getting destroyed over and over until they finally just kind of gave up. Also, how they stayed with other people no matter poor rich hungry cold, they even stayed and help people when the plague was there. That was when the religion really started to spread, due to people seeing more Christians survive and that Christians would take anybody in and help them....   [tags: christianity, religion, theology] 941 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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Who Are Angels and Demons? - In today’s time, people think many different things about angels and demons. Some think that an angel is someone who has passed away and is looking over them. Others think that angels are those who are good and in God’s kingdom singing and praising God. And some people think that angels are both people they know that have passed on and are looking over them and that they are beings in God’s kingdom. Demons are thought of in a couple of different ways. Some people think that they are all of the bad people who have passed away and instead of going to Heaven, they have gone down below and live around fire and evil....   [tags: theology, God, bible]
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Theodore Beza and the Reformation - Theodore might have been one of the last great reformers but his impact was great and his passion was blazing. His enemies did anything they could to try to stop him because of his powerful writings and teachings. Now let’s get to know Theodore before we tell anymore. He was born June 24, 1519 in Vezelay, France. Born to father Pierre de Beza and mother Marie Bourdelot. As he got to the age of college he went to Paris to receive education from the famous German teacher, Melchior Wolmar. He was accepted gladly into his home and after a while followed his teacher to Bourges....   [tags: theology of calvin, passion] 776 words
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Judaism, Christianity and Islam: The Three Oldest Religions are Based on Faith and Commitment - Religion in all aspects is based on faith and commitment. It starts with a faith that people have in something that they have not seen. I have always wondered about the faith people show for their religion. No matter what is happening they stay strong in whatever it is that they believe in. Humans have come a long way from the beginning of time when it comes to forming religions. There are so many different kinds of religions out there in this world right now. And all those religions come from some kind of faith and are based on a faith that emerged through something or someone....   [tags: Theology] 1459 words
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