Catholicism Vs Fundamentalism - 1,010 words
Conversations about the differences and similarities between Fundamentalist and Catholic beliefs usually end up being more like heated debates than conversations. A major difference between the Catholic and the Fundamentalist is how they see the Bible. The source of the Fundamentalists' faith is the Bible. But what do the Fundamentalists believe about the Bible? This is the question I am trying to answer for myself. I will present my understanding of the Fundamentalists' view of the Bible along with my Catholic view of the Bible. My mission is not to offend, but to open a dialogue between the two views. I know from experience that this is a very touchy topic. The best way to go about convers ...
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Roman Catholicism - 2,601 words
How clear is your understanding of Protestant theology? Test yourself and see. Evaluate each of the fol-lowing ten paired statements and mark the one that you think best states a Protestant doctrinal position. (1a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by mercifully accounting him innocent and virtuous. (1b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by actually making him into an innocent and virtuous per-son. (2a) God gives a man right standing with Himself by placing Christs goodness and virtue to his credit. (2b) God gives a man right standing with Himself by putting Christs goodness and virtue into his heart. (3a) God accepts the believer because of the moral excellence found in ...
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Roman Catholicism - 2,618 words
... on the foundation of the 66 books of the Protestant Bible. Upon what basis do we recognize these 66 books as inspired and therefore authoritative? 3. Irenaeus (d. c. A.D. 200) is said to have identified tradition and Scripture as one and the same. Is it reason-able to assume that tradition (that which was given by the apostles), once inscripturated, was replaced by the written documents? 4. Why did the Roman Church prohibit the common use of the Scriptures? 5. What might be the potential result of free access to the Bible for Roman Catholics? 6. How does the Catholic Churchs post-Vatican II position on access to the Bible concern Protestant evan-gelism of Roman Catholics? How might the ...
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What Are The Differences Between The Indian Religion And Catholicism? - 1,297 words
When the settlers first came to America they were meet by the Indians. Once the settlers were able to make it on there own, they no longer needed Indian help. Then they began to try to change the ways of the Indian. One of the aspects that the settlers spent much time on trying to change of the Indians was there religion. One of the main religions that the Indians were forced to try to convert to was that of Cathoilism. Many attempts were made to change the Indians ways and convert them, but to understand why they were trying to convert them one should know the differences between the religions of that of the Indians and of the Catholics. One of the biggest differences is that of individual ...
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Equality To All - 2,112 words
... religious goal over 2,000 years ago in the Christian Scriptures. Bergman states, "Incidentally, the source of the belief in the equality of man is the Bible, few ancient books espouse this concept, and it is foreign to most non-Christian peoples (6)." Since these concepts are biblical in origin, why are the students not told this? What about the fact that abortion, homosexuality and fornication are talked about in school, but teachers are not allowed to discuss the religious side of the issue, only the side deemed non-religious? Though the public schools are teaching a type of religion, obviously, the students are not informed about it; in fact, the topic of religion is not deemed import ...
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Motives For Exploration - 816 words
Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out conquistadors and explorers to the uncharted terrains of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied greatly, however, they were similar in some ways. The motives ...
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Colonialism - 1,934 words
Colonialism has often spread to areas where it is economically valuable for the colonizer to develop. South America was one of these places. First came the Spanish for gold, then for rubber. As colonization took place two cultures met, thinking they were opposites, but in reality they were very much connected to one another, their histories were now tied together. In considering the question of how Indians have developed their healing practices and spiritual beliefs as a reaction to colonization, there are a number of areas we must explore. First, we will discuss how Indian and white cultures have integrated one another to the point where certain beliefs coexist or blend together. Secondly, ...
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Ayasofya - 4,943 words
... misphere set on the larger circle is intersected by vertical planes rising from the sides of the square, forming four arches. A horizontal plane is then passed through the hemisphere at the tops of these arches, providing a ring on which is built the dome, which has a diameter equal to the circle inscribed within the square. The pendentives are spherical triangles, the remaining portions of the first, or outer, hemisphere. At Hagia Sophia, two opposing arches on the central square open into semidomes, each pierced by three smaller radial semidomes, forming an oblong volume 31 m (100 ft) wide by 80 m (260 ft) long. The central dome rises out of this series of smaller spherical surfaces. A ...
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The Scarlet Letter - 1,037 words
When one ponders the thought of innocence, one thinks of a young child who has not been privy to the outside world. Innocence denotes one who were to argue fault, or to be even more specific, one who does not sin. Yet if one were to argue that everyone sins, than that must mean that the term innocent is just an illusion of reality. It is ones perception of these terms, which in it defines whether one is innocent, or one who sins. In The Scarlet Letter, the term sin is clearly defined, but it is defined by those who hold power in the community, and not the community itself. Yet one could argue that it is the community as a whole which ascribes to this theory, but their elders have ultimately ...
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What Is The Greatest Benefit Of Being A United States Citizen - 581 words
The greatest benefit of being a United States citizen is the freedom that American citizens have that the Constitution of the United States guarantees. Freedom means being able to decide freely what paths you would like to pursue without government interference. Personal decisions such as which church to attend and which religion to practice can be made without fear of persecution. Similarly, electing who we want to be responsible for running the country is a choice that Americans are privileged to. Freedom is a quality that all U.S. citizens can enjoy, and should therefore I believe that is should be acknowledged as the greatest benefit of being a citizen. Freedom of religion, as defined by ...
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Atrocity And The American People - 814 words
An atrocity is defined as "An act of cruelty and violence inflicted by an enemy-armed force upon civilians or prisoners." Some believe this war in Kosovo is about politics. However, upon examination of the specifics of this conflict it is apparent that this is about religion. People must then decide whom, if anyone is committing these atrocities. Should the United States be involved in the dispute, and is it truly in the best interest of the American people? In the area once covered by the country of Yugoslavia, there has been a series of struggles for independence during the 1990's. These confrontations started in 1990 in Slovenia, 1991 in Croatia, and 1992 in Bosnia Herzegovina. Each of th ...
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Poe As A Gothic Writer - 1,642 words
Horror literature has emerged from a blend of the rejection of the Enlightenment, the emergence of Romanticism, and most importantly, the early Gothic tradition. Horror authors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were greatly inspired by neo-Gothic interests. Edgar Allan Poe was an American horror author during this era whose collection of extraordinary short stories can be related to these interests. Through the mood, settings, architecture, irrationality, helplessness and supernatural characteristics in his stories, Poes popular The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart clearly reveal ways in which Poe can be described as a Gothic writer. In T ...
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The Misogyny Of The Artist As A Young Man - 1,811 words
The Misogyny of the Artist as a Young Man In most novels there are always certain aspects of the protagonist's life that serve as the basis from which the character is motivated to create or to encounter particular events. Often times these motivations are the key that the protagonist needs in order to realize their meaning in life and where their destinations lie. James Joyce cleverly uses the presence and appeal of women in his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to allow his protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, to become cognizant of his role in life, but not without first being subjected to manipulation and confusion. Stephen's stringent childhood of strict Irish Catholicism and all-m ...
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Queen Elizabeth 1 - 1,213 words
Marriage is a complicated thing that is effected by many things. People let things stand in the way of marrying the person they love. Circumstances sometimes determine whether marriage is appropriate or even possible. The same is true with Queen Elizabeth. She did was she thought was best for herself and her country. Queen Elizabeth I was tempted by many things but refused to marry for the good of her country. Elizabeth never really wanted to marry which stemmed from her fathers many marriages. (Hanff, 12) She viewed love and marriage as bad because it led to the ax, as it did with her mother Anne Boleyn, and Catherine Howard. (Hanff, 17) Elizabeth did not want to be ruled by her husband, th ...
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Milton - 646 words
Religion was the most important part of Miltons personal life, and exerted the greatest influence on his literary endeavors. John Milton was born in London to a prosperous merchant, who had been disowned by his family when he converted from Catholicism to Protestantism. Thanks to his father's wealth, young Milton got the best education money could buy: a private tutor, St. Paul's Cathedral School, and then Christ's College at Cambridge. At the latter, he made quite a name for himself with his prodigious writing, publishing several essays and poems to high acclaim. After graduating with his Master's degree (in 1632), Milton was once again accommodated by his father. He was allowed to take ove ...
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Uncle Toms Cabin - 469 words
Tompkins, Jane P. Sentimental Power: Uncle Toms Cabin and The Politics of Literary History. Glyph 2 (1978) This essay is an incredible wealth of knowledge for someone who wants to write a paper on why Uncle Toms Cabin is so significant. The author had actually lived in Harriet Beecher Stowes half-sisters basement during a difficult time in her life (501). She explains why many people, including herself, do not see this novel as being the most important book of the century (504). Her explanation for this is that Stowe did not follow the canon of books that were produced during her time. Her books was said to be like any other woman writers, a cultural evil (503). Tompkins gives a background o ...
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Vasco De Gama - 342 words
All throughout time Religion has been a significant aspect of all cultures. Religion has been the motivation for many great things, and for many more not so great things. Religions spread and brought in new believers and others converted from one religion to another. For most religions, spreading the word of God is undertaken by missionaries. This also goes for Christianity. The role of the Christian missionary was to spread the word of God to all. The motivation of spreading the word of God was a very large part of western exploration. In addition to spreading the word of God, the accumulation of wealth and thus power were also great factors in motivating people to explore the western world ...
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Haiti The Republic - 1,944 words
A tiny tropical island sits in the Caribbean, decorated with palm trees and colorful hibiscus flowers. Its mountains stand majestically looking down upon sandy beaches and green valleys. From a distance it appears as any other island you might encounter sailing the waters of the Caribbean. Yet, as you come closer you notice a difference. There are no tourist resorts dotting the coasts, no high rise hotels with sand volleyball courts and marimba bands. This is Haiti, this is different. If the land could speak it would tell of tragedy and violence, of abuse and bloodshed, of power and greed. Why does the country stand apart from its neighbors? The answer lies in the turbulent history of this t ...
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Mr - 983 words
Developmental account attributing significance to events of the 1530s. By constructing an account of events before, during and after the 1530s assess the significance of political power in England and Wales. You should refer to developments of approximately 200 years. In order to attribute significance to an event, it is important to consider events alongside other developments over a long period of time. A single event can be identified as a trend, turning point, dead-end, continuity, false dawn, shooting star or discontinuity. In this essay I will identify lines of development within the essay in order to aid me in attributing significance to political power in England and Wales. They will ...
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Japan - 1,513 words
The Political, Economical, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Japan Japan has a particularly homogeneous culture. In fact, both racially and culturally, Japan is the most homogeneous of the worlds major nations. This situation has allowed Japan to Westernize its economy and yet maintain a unique sense of identity. It began in 1639, when Japans rulers begin to notice the conversion of thousands of Japanese to Catholicism by Portuguese missionaries and by the potential for dissidents to form military alliances with foreign nations that suppressed Christianity and Japan sealed the island form the rest of the world. It was not until 1853 with the arrival of an American naval squadron under Commande ...
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