Preview
Preview

Essay about Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail

Missing Works Cited
Length: 1437 words (4.1 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Yellow      
Open Document
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail
Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom. In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” King relates to several themes mentioned in “The Holy Bible.” Themes such as justice, non-violence, equality, and freedom in King’s work greatly reflect what freedom and responsibility really mean.
First of all, one of King’s biggest themes that he supported in his life was justice. In his letter, he says, “Beyond this, I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.”(708)King is saying at this point that it is unjust that he is here because he was only leading a non-violent protest. He also says, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”(708) Here King is saying that if injustice is started it in one area it could eventually spread and then what is justice could be consumed by injustice everywhere. “The Holy Bible” mentions justice several times. In Psalms of “The Holy Bible” one verse says, “Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.”(Psalms 106:3)The meaning of this verse is that the people who try to maintain justice and always try to do what is right will be blessed. King strongly believed this biblical theme. He is saying that he was only trying to do what he thought was good justice. He led a non-violent protest to help the...


... middle of paper ...


...ng he is in jail for only doing what is right, by trying to achieve what is right through non-violence. The fact that he is in jail is unjust, does not support equality, and does not give them freedom. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence as a way of enforcing what they thought was right through non-violence. King was only doing the same as the Founding Fathers in that he was trying to re-establish Christian themes in the United States through non-violence. Therefore, it is a shame for the United States law to be carried out in this way when it was supposedly founded on much different principles. King is brilliantly portraying how he is being more responsible than the United States. The United States has more freedom than anyone other country. King is trying to make them start having responsibility for it.









Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper








This essay is 100% guaranteed.


Title Length Color Rating  
The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction Essay - The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1379 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay about Morality and The Holy Bible - Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 980 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis - The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 981 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible Essay - Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1248 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis, Chapter One - Genesis - Chapter One as an Executive Summary “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 Acknowledging a beginning in the first sentence of any text is in itself indicative of the nature of the text as a whole. It is an acknowledgement of a creation. It is an admission that what is has not always existed and that a higher power is at work. Genesis begins with this phrase as a reminder of the existence of God; it emphasizes the fact that man is not alone. Dually, the phrase also is indicative of the nature of the Book of Genesis, and as the first book of the Bible it sets the frame for the entire text....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
2002 words
(5.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Essay about The Holy Bible as a Sustained Allusion - The Bible as a Sustained Allusion The Bible is a sustained allusion throughout the course of East of Eden, paralleling with the eternal story of Cain and Abel. According to the Bible, Cain is the "tiller of the ground" (Genesis 4:2). Caleb Trask, a farmer at heart, made a vast amount of money by selling beans. Upon presenting Adam with his present of fifteen thousand dollars, Adam not only discarded the gift, but caused Cal pain by comparing him to his godly brother, Aron, who graduated high school and started college at an early age....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1495 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on Evil in The Holy Bible - The Purpose of Evil in the Bible        God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31)    Five times in Genesis 1, God looks at that which He has created, and pronounces it "good". Then on the sixth day He creates Man, and says that His creation is now "very good". God's pronouncement of His creation, which would be everything around us and includes ourselves, as "very good" is hard to reconcile with that which we see on a daily basis -- a reality in which we experience much pain and cruelty from man and nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
3747 words
(10.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible Essay - Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1299 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on Truth, Belief and The Holy Bible - Truth, Belief and the Bible Order, pattern, method, harmony, and purpose - these are the qualities on which we, humankind, have come to base our existence. We strive to find meaning in all that we do, say, read, write, and live. A story is not just a story; it is a lesson. A thought is not merely a thought, but a revelation. Hardship is not simply misfortune, but an act of God. Truth is considered the result of a divine arrangement - one that is complex and intricate, and finally revealed to us through a glorious realization....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1075 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Textual Analysis of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Textual Analysis of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh The stories of the floods found in both Gilgamesh and Genesis contain many striking similarities that are inevitably beyond mere coincidence. One could surmise that both of these stories might have a basis in common historical occurrence. However, despite the fact that both of these works discuss a common topic, the portrayal of this event is quite different. Like identical twins raised in different cultures, the expressions of these works are products of their environment....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible] 1051 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]