776 words - 3 pagesIn our contemporary modern and global context, theology more concretely understood, is critical reflection on historical praxis. This definition emphasizes human action (praxis) as the point of departure for all reflection and as the determining factor in our encounter with the Lord and with other humans. Our actions in history (past, present, and future) shape has to shape our theologicalreflection and understanding.
Today’s society has many problems such as poverty that causes numinous members of the society to look for solutions to these issues. A common way that the people of today’s society use as a solution to solve the problem of poverty is to give money to those individuals whoVIEW DOCUMENT
1025 words - 4 pages these two have different purpose and goal in each way of writing.
Writing “a critical theological essay” is giving a critique to “nontheological material” (e.g. Film or current global ethical issues) in the light of theological perspectives. Yaghjian helps to identify the “rhetorics of the critical theological essay” in which she emphasizes on explaining the elements of this essay: “a problematic, an exposition, a criticism, and an interpretation” (64) which all are essential in writing a critical theological essay paper. However, careful reading and understanding take a vital role in writing a critical paper or a critique. The two sample outlines of theological summary help to see vividlyVIEW DOCUMENT
1103 words - 4 pagesDS9010 Research Methods and Design Aung, James Hatun
Summary (Yaghjian, Chapter 1) January 24, 2013
Lucretia B. Yaghjian’s book, “Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers” consists of three parts. The first part contains four chapters, the second part has two chapters and the third part has four chapters. I will summarize in this paper the first part of the first chapter, entitled as “Writing Theology Well in Its Own Context.” Yaghjian begins every chapter with “a starting point” and concludes the chapter with “a concluding reflection” which helps the readers to understand where is the chapter heading to. This chapter focuses on “theVIEW DOCUMENT
1907 words - 8 pages of which identifies methodologies of which call for an established active workplace where the practice of reflection is executed. In conducting this tasked objective the content of this paper sets its written focus upon providing a description of the potential benefits of conducting reflective practice within the developed process of teaching, providing some advantages of reflective practice within the developed process of teaching, identifying a comprehensible plan of action of which identifies the implementation/integration of reflective practice methodologies within the writer’s place of employment, and assess strategies of which can be utilized for the purposes of engaging those inVIEW DOCUMENT
571 words - 2 pagesReflective Paper
What makes life so invigorating is not solely coming to the finale of one’s journey, but rather, it is the journey itself. It is the experiences of the extreme highs and lows, mountains and valleys, and rivers of live that must be championed in order to achieve one’s personal goals that make all of the difference.
This degree program is indeed a journey; however it is one in which promises a great return of which serves as a tremendous benefit towards both this writers’ professional and personal development. Therefore, although this degree is a challenge, it is one in which is taken with great excitement understanding that its completion leads towards more opportunitiesVIEW DOCUMENT
690 words - 3 pagesSeveral topics in this class have reminded me of what it means to be a Christian and how to be a Christian. The two topics I will discuss in the Reflectionpaper are Temptation and Sins of Commission. Temptation often leads to sin which can include sins of commission.
Part One -Temptation
a. Theological Definition
Temptation is something experienced by a person with thoughts or desires which are contrary to how God desires man to act. When a person acts on these thoughts sin is committed. A person can be tempted by thoughts of money, lust and greed. If a person falls into temptation against God’s word they will be separated from God unless they have accepted Jesus Christ as their personalVIEW DOCUMENT
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The reflectionpaper that I will discuss touches on some topics of importance to me that have been outlined in the first four weeks of this Course. I would like to discuss two topics that have proven relevant to me which are Mind, Reason and Logic and most importantly Faith and the Heart. I would like to start off by stressing that I am in a continual daily process of improving my beliefs and striving for my faith to become stronger daily. Fundamentally, the readings would not serve to be prudent if one did not get spiritually aroused in some capacity
a) Theological Definition: The Bible defines reason as the cause, ground, principle or motiveVIEW DOCUMENT
1790 words - 7 pagesReflectionPaper Assignment: The Meaning of the Bible.
Levine, Amy –Jill and Douglas Knight. The Meaning of the Bible: What Jewish and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
The assignment is reflect on my own assumptions about the Bible, and bible interpretation, based on the journey, or “deep dive” I have taken into the Hebrew Bible this semester through various writing and discussions, and the reflections garnered in my sojourn with Levine and Knight. This is, indeed, a foreboding task, given it has to be accomplished in 10 pages or less. Where is God’s justice when you need it?
About the Bible.
In exploring the question, how my views about the Bible haveVIEW DOCUMENT
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There is an unambiguous divide between Christians and pagans in philosophy. In their efforts to answer the philosophical questions of life, both contrive philosophies running the gamut from Biblical to unbiblical, and their teachings are accordingly more or less compatible with a life fully surrendered to Christ. One of the most foundational questions affecting the issue of spiritual surrender revolves around human nature and autonomy,especially pertaining to the relationship of man and reason. Three philosophers of history presented views on the relationship of man to his own reason: Descartes, Locke, and Kant. This paper will examine each in turn, examining their respectiveVIEW DOCUMENT
1250 words - 5 pagesThe Coagulation of the Paper Cutlets
The formation of a community is based on at least one commonality. Various communities intersect because, as complex individuals, humans have an exponential range of interests. However, the maintenance of the links within and between these communities is also dependent upon these commonalties. Therefore, a few people’s interest in theatre has significant effects upon their wider community. Community Theatre is a convocation and celebration of shared talents. The complexity and vibrancy of the tapestry it produces is also a reflection of the diversity of its creators. This paper explores the evolution of community theatre’s reparative role within itsVIEW DOCUMENT
1164 words - 5 pagesThis 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. “Weaving together perspectives from psychology and Christian theology can help us understand and appreciate humanity more fully than we could either perspective alone.” (p.3)
1912 words - 8 pagesJordan StaatsComp Stud 2370, Fall 2014Interview Paper (Field Report #1)Puja, Monday at 9:10I first met Ben Rosenberg when I was 14 years old. We joined the same central Ohio travel soccer team, and played together for several years. Ben grew up in Dublin, a generally wealthy Columbus suburb only fifteen minutes from my hometown of Marysville. Though Dublin is fairly diverse, it is not home to a particularly large Jewish community. I did not know Ben was Jewish when I first met him, but after spending plenty of time with him and his parents, I learned much about his religious background and traditions. He was one of the only Jewish kids I knew growing up. BenVIEW DOCUMENT
1514 words - 6 pagesThe following paper is a formal analysis of an Italian panel entitled The Crucifixion, by Lorenzo Monaco. The panel was created near the end of the fourteenth century roughly between, 1392—1395 and is currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. According to the label identifying this work, this was a processional cross that was used during religious ceremonies in Florence, Italy. One thing to understand is that religious devotion was shown in many different ways throughout these times and the Christians were among those who practiced extreme devotion through the use of material objects that represented religious figures and other icons. There is a strong sense of symbolism inVIEW DOCUMENT
1376 words - 6 pagesCome and Die: The grace that leads to death
Costly versus cheap grace
The grace that leads to death
Grace that demands a response
Bonhoeffer's theological intersection with Wesleyanism
Grace is a word that can seem dull and lifeless in the church today due to its overuse and familiarity. Dietrich Bonhoeffer sees grace, costly grace, as the summary of the true Gospel. In Bonhoeffer's day, such costly grace had been exchanged for a cheap imitation of grace that was little more than empty religion, demanding little effort and no obedience. Bonhoeffer, who was eventually martyred, knew intimately that , “When Christ calls a man [sic], he bids him come and die.”1 For Bonhoeffer, thenVIEW DOCUMENT
2962 words - 12 pages significant because blossoms shrivel up and die. Yeats was encountering the reality that he was a “sixty-year-old smiling public man” (8). The poet’s reflection on Maude Gonne’s gaunt appearance “Hollow of cheek as though it drank the wind” (27) adds to my assertion that Yeats is referring to Gonne as the “chestnut tree.” Much of Yeats’s work includes comments on the poet’s unrequited love; therefore, I think that my assertion carries weight, and it is possible that the personal reflection may have a broad appeal to readers because people are intrigued with the inner life and psychology of others, especially famous people.
I would assert the idea that people honor trees and think they areVIEW DOCUMENT
2428 words - 10 pages", Christ as the "middle manager" and the Spirit as the "restless mover" that causes change from within. As theological understanding of the Trinity deepened, this "ecclesiological reflection" became more obviously incomplete. As early as the late 1930s, the Reformed church's understanding of the Trinity had begun to change, picking up speed through the turbulent '60s and '70s and exploding into the churches through the unification pains of the 1980s. By the 1990s, the Trinity was described in terms of a Perichoresis understanding by theologian Shirley Guthrie, drawing on the work of Karl Barth and traditional Orthodox theology. In Perichoresis, the Trinity is understood to be in constantVIEW DOCUMENT
2540 words - 10 pagesThis seminar paper seeks to convey the developments I have experienced whilst creating my special study; detailing the mechanics of the procedure and all the theoretical components that contributed to the construction of the play. The task I set myself at the beginning of this process was to create a play informed by ‘real life events’. Initially, I intended to focus on a controversial issue in the media as a means of accessing genuine source material. However, after compiling these secondary resources, I soon came to realize the miscalculation of my advances. Although newspaper articles are competent in their deliverance of current news; I feel that obtaining interviews provides a playVIEW DOCUMENT
1867 words - 7 pagesAbstract: As Roland Barthes declares "the death of the author", the conventional author-centered theory is overthrown; the whole literary pattern goes through an unprecedented revolution as well. Thus this paper will devote to explore its influence towards three main constituents of the pattern: writer, reader and text from a post-structural perspective to see their new roles in producing meaning from literary works and the relationship among themselves.Key words: "the death of the author"; reader; text; VIEW DOCUMENT
3186 words - 13 pages other work in mother tongue uses categories, examples, and cultural assumptions best understood by addressees to communicate profound truths. Mother tongue biblical interpretation enables indigenes to build their own theology without necessarily having to think and reflect about God; in other words doing theology through other people’s cultural assumptions and language. The book of Hebrew makes a strong case for mother tongue biblical interpretation that which this paper seeks to establishes and makes a case for mother tongue biblical interpretation in Ghana. The arguments will be made considering the literary form,
BACKGROUND TO THE BOOK OF HEBREWS
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Leadership 1 Essay 1
Take one leader in the Bible, other than Jesus, and evaluate his or her leadership style from using the framework of modern thinking on leadership and your own theologicalreflection.IntroductionIn her book "Leadership Can Be Taught", Sharon Parks (2005, p.3.) suggests that the study of leadership is "important for the common good" in today's "complex changing world". The term "complex changing world" could easily be used to describe the time covered by the early years of King David as described in 1 Samuel chapter 16 to 2 Samuel chapter 5, and 1 Chronicles chapter 11. This was the beginning of a turbulent Kingship for a dichotomousVIEW DOCUMENT
6399 words - 26 pages usually consists in attempts to prove that some particular religion is true. In my paper I will discuss some problems arising when the notion of truth is applied to religion. I first focus on analyzing complexity and conditions of the question about truth of religion in order to determine various meanings which could be ascribed to the expression "truth of religion". I am especially interested in possibilities and limitations which various kinds of studies of religion (science of religion, M. Müller) such as social sciences, philosophy of religion and theology of religion, have in determining the truth of religion.
In the past the study of religion was used both to criticize and to defend aVIEW DOCUMENT
2172 words - 9 pages dealings, work, justice, speech, and other relevant areas of life are taught in order that man may exhibit godly wisdom in every aspect of life (Prov. 29:8, 29:11, 1:19, 15:27, 11:1, 16:11, 14:23, 16:26, 19:28-29, 21:15, 16:27-28, 17:20). Mere knowledge of these precepts without application is foolishness, not wisdom. This paper will focus on the application of wisdom in regards to wealth and women.
God’s gift of riches to Solomon is unsurpassed by any king, providing Solomon a unique perspective to provide counsel on wealth (II Chron. 1:12). Solomon teaches that the wealthy face challenges protecting their abundance since others seek to consume it (Eccles. 5:11). Riches can be like a high wallVIEW DOCUMENT
4349 words - 17 pages anything wrong with the work, at least in the religious point of view.On the contrary, isn't it that revenge and cruelty are perversions of what the poem obviously offers in the religious perspective: to let the readers recognize their sins or sin itself, which will then lead to repentance? How can the poem be a herald of goodness and righteousness if it is born out of vengeance?With the statements of the head of the Church on the theological aspect and Sayers and the author of this paper on the historical or biographical aspect, cruelty (which is a result of revenge) to the shades is perhaps the way of despising the sins corresponding to the various circles and sub-circles. On theVIEW DOCUMENT
2317 words - 9 pages of consensus in the many number of books available to counselors in Christian bookstores, which lead to confusion and disappointment for practicing health workers. However, if one can simply inspect closely the teachings of God and scripture, there are theological devices that allow for theory and practice that is biblically obedient, exclusively for the correction of human behavioral disorders and maladjustment. It is also essential for Christian counselors to remain in touch with their religious community so that there is a sense of accountability and the distinctive approach that they take towardsVIEW DOCUMENT
3108 words - 12 pages any interpretation of faith is measured.
While we acknowledge the primacy of Scripture in theologicalreflection, our attempts to grasp its meaning always involve tradition, experience, and reason. Like Scripture, these may become creative vehicles of the Holy Spirit as they function with the Church. They quicken our faith, open our eyes to the wonder of God’s love, and clarify our understanding (pp. 75-76). (http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/bible/authority.html, n.d.)
I believe that scripture is God’s Holy word. When I study the scriptures I relate them to my own faith journey and seek comfort and meaning through them. When we put ourselves into the scriptures we can better relate to themVIEW DOCUMENT
3317 words - 13 pages to answer these tough questions proposed on the first page, come to some more conclusions through personal interviews and then end on a more personal note, using the help of my life experience as a Christian. This topic hits me hard at times. I often find myself in reflection, trying to formulate an answer to the evil that I see, and yes, the evil that I do. This evil will sometimes leave me feeling totally powerless and at its mercy. Yet I never give up hope for I know that just through the process of writing this paper, some new insights will be reached and I will come to some new levels of awareness. And isn't that what it is all about anyway? For I don't know what the final answerVIEW DOCUMENT
3089 words - 12 pages these stories are in the Bible and what was meant to be learned from them. In this paper I give brief, yet significant, explanations of the Old Testament from the death of King David to the Maccabean revolt.
To begin our study and understanding of old testament it makes sense to start from the earliest time. King David is responsible for bringing together Israel into one nation. The idea that David is a prophet is debated among scholars and is something worth looking into, since these are decisions we must make regarding the Old Testament. Some believe that Psalms 22 is an accurate account of the crucifixion of Jesus; others find that there are large discrepancies within the passageVIEW DOCUMENT
3358 words - 13 pages enduring, some people believe that the concept did exist but its significance can only be regarded as history. This paper examines into details the concept of American Exceptionalism and how it has influenced the thinking of the people of United States. The paper also highlights the negative perception of towards the concept of American Exceptionalism.Key Words: concept, constitution, liberalismAmerican ExceptionalismIntroductionThe belief that America is an exceptional country that in several ways does not conform to the norm has been referred to as AmericanVIEW DOCUMENT
3183 words - 13 pages arguments that in terms of and the economic stability of Canada, employment of birth control was necessary. The Lambeth Conference of 1930 gave guarded approval of the use of contraceptives for birth control under extreme circumstances, while still clearly conveying a message that abstinence was the ideal. The Protestant church started to appreciate the birth control issue around 1931 when they hesitantly supported family planning. The view of the Protestant church was always based more on social, economic, or eugenic reasons than theological considerations. The United Church began to approve a guarded system of voluntary motherhood. The Roman Catholic Church however remained opposed to birthVIEW DOCUMENT
5246 words - 21 pages], I held no thesis or doctrine, although I was dimly aware of the fact that it went counter to our tradition of thought — literary, theological, or philosophic — about the phenomenon of Evil." (16) Evil as a demoniac portion like Lucifer, the falling angel, mentioned by the religious tradition; the evil mobilized by weakness, envy, or even the hate that evil feels by Good, exemplifyed in the literary tradition in Shakespeare; for Arendt all of them cannot explain what had happened in Nazi Germany, brought into light by Eichmann. Arendt says: "... I felt was shocking because it contradicts our theories about evil,..." (17) The perplexity before a phenomenon that contradicted the knownVIEW DOCUMENT
5887 words - 24 pages gesticulating. They looked savage and rather alarming" (241). Similarly, Conrad, through Marlow, records "a burst of yells, a whirl of black limbs, a mass of hands clapping, of feet stamping, of bodies swaying, of eyes rolling..." (32). And then Conrad takes us the next step, as he allows Marlow to witness his own reflection in the wilderness and foreshadows the Jungian concept of shadow:They howled and leaped and spun, and made horrible face; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity -- like yours -- the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly. Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was inVIEW DOCUMENT
6220 words - 25 pages, the savagely magnificent consort of the underworld, and in his porcelain -skinned Persephone, innocent intended of the upperworld. Though “Dr. Jung’s discoveries were not known to Conrad, “ (Hayes, 43) who wrote this master work between 1898 and 1899, Heart of Darkness presents a literary metaphor of Jungian psychology.
This paper explores the dark territory of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness as metaphor for the Jungian concepts of the personal and the collective unconscious, as a journey of individuation, a meeting with the anima, an encounter with the shadow, and a descent into the mythic underworld. Like Conrad’s Marlow, who is propelled toward his African destiny despite ample warning andVIEW DOCUMENT
4248 words - 17 pages paving the way for future studies of all processes of spatiotemporal social or individual change. Various researchers have studied the study focus of this paper, the pilgrimage, yet Van Gennep led us to recognizing the significance in such cultural, religious behavior. The two religious pilgrimages to be discussed in this paper are both the Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land and the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Although these religions differ, they are none the less the two largest religions in the world and both take part in pilgrimages which demonstrate how close the two religions may be in their general beliefs and actions. Moreover, the pilgrimage ultimately serves as a channel forVIEW DOCUMENT
8335 words - 33 pages, for example, combined technical and social
radicalism, for instance in his influential proposal for 'hypertext' (designed to
help untrained people find their way through computer-held information
organised in more complicated ways than in paper documents, and in one sense
a precursor of the enormously successful World Wide Web: see Campbell-Kelly
and Aspray, 1996).
This kind of countercultural impulse interacted with a largely male
hobbyist culture, members of which simply wanted to have computers of their
own to play with (part of the development of personal computing was starting to
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