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Strength Within Creativity - 748 words
Despite oppression, African-American women of the past were able to overcome obstacles by taking on the role of artists. They relied on their creative spirits to carry them through their wretched existence. In Alice Walker's essay "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens," she explains how the mothers and grandmothers of her generation held on to their dignity and strength through their expression of creativity. The boldness represented by this creativity shows the dynamic depth of their souls and the courage they found within it. Walker gives examples of some of these women in her essay and uses this method to effectively express her point. Women such as Mahalia Jackson, Elizabeth Catlett, and Fr ...
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Calvinism, John Calvin - 597 words
Since John Calvin first introduced the belief of election, it has caused debate among theologians in many Protestant churches. John Calvins beliefs consisted of five general themes. The first of the is the most important concept of understanding the beliefs of grace. Due to the fall, man, in his spiritually dead state, is unable of himself to savingly believe the Gospel. The sinner is totally dead, and cannot natural turn to the things of God, not seek Him. Man's is deceitful and desperately corrupt. Man does not have free will; it is in complete bondage to his evil and sinful nature; therefore, he will not--better yet, he cannot--choose good over evil in the spiritual realm. Due to this sta ...
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Ben Franklins Religion - 1,879 words
Although in his Autobiography Benjamin Franklin claims that at a young age he "became a thorough Deist" (1359), Franklin saw God as much more than a blind watchmaker. Among his frequent references to practicality, reason, and the value of experimental science, Franklin's metaphysical beliefs  easily get lost, especially as he distances himself theologically from colonial Christian doctrines. It becomes convenient but incorrect to let Franklin's "virtue" stand apart from his religious beliefs. Franklin maintained a firm belief, however, in "a Being of infinite Wisdom, Goodness and Power" (165) , a God who by "providence"  acts frequently in the world, a power who could and would susp ...
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Dorothy - 593 words
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on November 9,1922, in Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents (Cyril and Ruby Dandridge) had a troubled marriage, which eventually lead to them going their separate ways. Ruby met the new "love" of her life, a woman, later was much despised by Dottie. She was very domineering and abusive toward Ruby's two children, especially Dottie. Early in their youth Ruby and her friend trained them for performing onstage. Between the ages 4-6 depending on who you ask, was about the time Dorothy and Vivian began performing publicly in Baptist churches, and they toured the country as the gospel singing act, the "Wonder Children "Around the 1930's Dottie &Vivian joined a third girl (E ...
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Piration - 809 words
The future is determined by actions taken at any given time, that has an effect on someone or something. Going through life is not always fair game, or at the least, easy to get by. Being able to admire someone is the biggest accomplishment anyone can ever come to appreciate. Role models are able to provide the feeling of comfort to people who need that in their life. Having someone of superior status to think highly of, allows a person infinite emotions that have a substantial impact on the way that persons life is controlled. People all over the world have dreams and goals, but it is a much easier task to complete when someone is there to guide in the correct direction. Self-discipline is ...
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Absalom And Achitophel - 1,422 words
As related to Absalom and Achitophel Absalom and Achitophel begins in the world of Old Testament history. The vague biblical past of the opening lines lets the narrative to be set from 2 Samuel in a wide historical frame that hopes to legitimize the king's promiscuity by associating the king as father of the land: In pious times, e'r priestcraft did begin, When one man on many multiplied his kind, Ere one to one was cursedly confined; When nature prompted and no law denied Promiscuous use of concubine and bride; Then Israel's monarch after Heaven's own heart, His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves; and, wide as his command, Scattered his Maker's image through the land. ...
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Medieval Literature And Poetry Illuminated Manuscripts - 963 words
The Middle Ages was a period of about one thousand years, between the collapse of the Roman Empire during the fifth century AD and the revival of classical art and learning known as the Renaissance around the fifteenth century. During this dark and chaotic period small groups of devout Christians could live with security and pursue a religious life. These people were doing something that almost no one else could do at the time- reading and writing. They were making something that almost no one else could make or have any use for- books. The first of these books was the Bible, and as time passed, more forms of literature such as poetry and illuminated manuscripts were created. Christianity, l ...
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The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,579 words
Through such hardships as the Depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included the search for a safe existence, we find the story of the Joad's. The Joad's are the main family in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, which he created to give voice to the hundreds of families that found themselves at their absolute rock bottom during the Great Depression of the 20th Century in America. It wouldn't have been enough for Steinbeck to simply document the strife that faced these families in very plain terms, for anyone could have simply logged an account of events and published it. Rather, he needed to draw us in with emotional content, to do th ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird - 1,260 words
... ," he does not lie to her and tells her the truth. He also warns her that it might not end soon (Telgen 287). Atticus once warned his children that " [that a mob is always made up of people, no matter what]" (Johnson "The Secret Courts of Mens Hearts" 134). Atticus does not approve of the Ewells because they are trash, and Scout never heard her father talk about people the way he did about the Ewells (Lubert 2). "Atticus tells his children that any man who takes advantage of a black man is trash" (Telgen 292). Atticus decides to defend Mr. Robinson because he believes it is the right thing to do even if it may not be in his best interest to do so. At the Tom Robinson trial, Atticus did t ...
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Toni Morrison - 1,011 words
... e bridged that Morrison sees between sexes, classes, and races (Angelo 1). Morrison states her remorse about the black and white relations a lot of times because black people have always served as a buffer in America to prevent class war and other kinds of conflagrations (Angelo 1). Such interpersonal and intercultural relationships are an explicit focus in Morrisons work.... (Moreland 7). Morrison addresses the differences between people and how those differences have been exploited. She states that discrepancies among people have been exaggerated for both political and economic purposes. One of the main focuses of Morrisons work is the importance of the African Americans upbringing. Mo ...
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The Cultural Diversity In The Euuropean Union - 1,419 words
02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of community in the different member states with their different cultures. Is it even possible? How can the goal of feeling as an European be achieved? Should people give up their national pride? To make Europe one unit is it necessary to have one language? ...
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Communist Manifesto All That Is Solid Melts Into Air - 1,386 words
In the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter 27 A-B, the people are given the traditional release of one prisoner. They have a choice, the just man Jesus Christ and the notable prisoner Barabbas. When asked which prisoner should be released the people responded, Barabbas. (convinced by the chief priests and elders.) Pontius Pilate asks what punishment he should be given. They all responded: Let him be crucified. Disturbed by the obvious injustice, Pilate feebly asks, What evil hath he done? The people rise in blind, tumultuous cries, Let him be crucified! Again, Pilate appeals to them by washing his hands before the people and saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person. The impassioned ...
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Rebirth Of The Kkk - 890 words
The Ku Klux Klan first appeared in late 1865 or early 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee. It began as a Tennessee social club but soon turned into a paramilitary force under the direction of Nathan Bedford Forrest. The Klans primary purpose was white supremacy and the main goal was to keep blacks out of the voting booths. By 1870 the Klan was everywhere in the south. They were strong supporters of the Democratic Party and often beat and sometimes killed republican politicians. Due to the overabundance of violent and sometimes fatal crimes many members of the Klan found themselves in trouble with the law. Because of this the Klan was basically obsolete by the mid 1870s. Beginning in the early ninetee ...
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The Power Of The Fist - 1,163 words
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How The Irish - 1,379 words
Thomas Cahills book How the Irish Saved Civilization, is called the untold story of Irelands heroic role in maintaining western culture, from the fall of the Roman Empire until the European dark ages. The main point of this book, as specified in the books title, is how the Irish saved civilization. How they allegedly did that is the real meaning of this book. The author, Thomas Cahill, makes his views very clear throughout the entire book with the use of many facts, statistics and details. He clearly explains how Romes power crumbled and created chaos and anarchy all over Europe. Mr. Cahill does a magnificent job describing how European culture changed from the Roman to the medieval civiliza ...
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Martin Luther - 1,112 words
Pope, pope, when I lived I was your pestilence. When I die I will be your bitter death." Martin Luther began his life in Germany in a city called Eisleben in the year 1483. He was the son of a successful miner. His father wanted young Martin to become a lawyer, but God had another plan. One day Martin was walking outside during a violent storm. Luther hit the ground after being struck by lightning. He cried out to St. Ann for help and if he was spared, he said he would devote his life to serving God and become a monk. He lived and was a man to his word, hence becoming a monk. He tried to have faith in god by believing, trusting, and obeying. He found a problem with his profession, though, an ...
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Hiter Overview - 493 words
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945), German dictator, who launched World War II in 1939. Making anti-Semitism a keystone of his propaganda and policies, he built the Nazi Party (see National Socialism) into a mass movement. For a time he dominated most of Europe and North Africa. He caused the slaughter of millions of Jews and others whom he considered inferior. Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. In 1919 he joined the nationalist German Workers' Party, which was renamed the National Socialist German Workers' (Nazi) Party. In 1921 he was elected party chairman (Fhrer) with dictatorial powers, and he proceeded to spread his gospel of racial hatred and contempt for democracy. In 1923 he led an u ...
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Exemplum - 886 words
He did not know why he was reading the pamphlet that was handed to him when he boarded the train. He had often seen people handing out these little booklets to passers-by. The man had even taken a few in the past to be polite, but they were always filed in the nearest wastebasket. This one was entitled The Gospel of John. He had forgotten to purchase a newspaper to read during the ride home for this long awaited three-day weekend. So rather than sleep or view the passing scenery, the man decided to read the pamphlet. It is not that he was unfamiliar with the text; he had heard little bits of it on an occasional Sunday. However, today was the first time he actually read, For God so loved the ...
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Choral Observations - 754 words
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