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Binka Le Breton's journalistic pursuit of the events that surrounded the assassination of Josimo Morals Tavares, a priest involved in the squatters land struggles in the countryside of Brazil, is a book of social, political and religious significance. This 8 page paper provides an overview of some of the basic elements in Le Breton's ...

Theology

  • 6 page paper

In 6 pages the author discusses theology. Practices and procedures of theology, which includes, moral theology; ecclesiology; rules of canonical right; eschatology; apolology; bible; sacraments and liturgy; ministry; pastoral theology; revelation and other such theological themes, are used on a daily basis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Religion

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper discussing various aspects of religion that address issues such as oppression and liberation. Religion is a very complex and emotional subject which can often cause people to feel completely at peace with themselves and life, but can also incite people to violence. It revolves around a faith that instills, and often ...

This 15 page paper considers some major questions about the nature of church history, including the roles of men like John Wesley, Isaac Backus and William Carey, and then also assess a variety of church-related topics, like the increasing influence of Evangelical Christianity in recent years and the impact of the Vatican II. Bibliography ...

Christianity Today

  • 6 page paper

Christianity is and always has been the dominant religious preference in the United States. It was founded on the philosophy of religious freedom and the extensive diversity that has characterized the development of the nation has defined much of the political sentiment over the years. t is essential to understanding the status of Christianity ...

In 8 pages the author discusses the future of Christianity. Christianity is a religion that has many theologies and doctrines. Although there are many sects of Christianity, they all share certain values and beliefs. The main points of Christianity are an adherence to the ten commandments, and a belief in the concepts that ...

A 6 page paper that explores the changes that the Lutheran Church has undergone since its introduction to America beginning in the 1600s. Discussed are the divisions and reunification that the Lutheran Church in America has experienced during the twentieth century and the differences that still remain between the traditional Lutheran Church and the ...

A 20 page paper comparing ideologies of Judaism and Christianity, with emphasis on the Jews' view of Jesus and Jesus' views of the Jews. Jews and Gentiles have been bickering for centuries over which side is 'right,' often without understanding that we will all eventually learn the answer, but in the meantime we need ...

In 5 pages, the author explores the role of Gnosticism in early Christianity. Gnosticism had a role in early Christianity. For some, the role was minimal, while for others the role was the essence of Christianity. Gnosticism was a quest for spiritual knowledge of an intimate nature. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page essay that compares and contrasts the covenant made between God and Abraham as recorded in Genesis: Chapters 13, 15 and 17. The writer also notes the total obedience and faithfullness of Abraham and the fact that God chose him as a father of many nations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page paper delves into the topic of covenants and how it relates to the Old and New Testaments. Several Old Testament covenants are outlined. The significance of virgin marriage and circumcision are explored through Old Testament theology. The New Testament, as the new covenant, is outlined and the significance of the church in ...

A 9 page essay discussing the interpretation of faith as written by Paul, particularly as found in 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Several interpretations as to the importance of faith and what it does are offered. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 14 page paper in which the writer examines -- from a philosophical perspective, how we can say on the basis of divine revelation that The Bible is the word of God? Rather than look at the complex angles of that interpretation, we can take a simpler route to the answer. Why do ...

Thomas L. Thompson

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page overview of the work of the Biblical scholar Thomas L. Thompson. Outlines Thompson's views that the Bible is not a factual historical account but simply as a series of stories that fit together in a fascinating and complex pattern which tells the world the story of Christianity. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Nouwen & Spirituality

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page essay reviews Henri J.M. Nouwen's Reaching Out The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. The book is discussed primarily in terms of how it can enhance spirituality. No additional sources cited.

2 Corinthians

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page essay discussing Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. Following a brief overview of Paul's letters to the Corinthians, the writer focuses on the criticisms made against Paul and his responses to each of the attacks against him by itinerant teachers who had traveled to Corinth as well as by the individuals in ...

A 5 page research paper which examines both sides of the issue of whether Paul actually wrote 1 Corinthians 14: 34-35 which prohibits women from taking an active part in the early Christian church. The writer favors the argument set forth by Kharises that these verses were not written by Paul and were actually an ...

A 7 page outline chronicling the four missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul, including his two Roman imprisonments. Formerly a member of the Pharisees and an enthusiastic persecutor of the early Christians, Paul was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus, where he intended to squelch another wave of Christian teaching after the ...

This 5 page paper discusses the 1976 book by Albert Nolan. Nolan introduces his readers to the person Jesus before his death, a man who was deeply involved in the issues and problems of his day. The book presents some idea of what it was Jesus was trying to do. Bibliography lists 1 ...

The Miracles Of Jesus

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper that explores the reactions of the people at the time Jesus performed miracles compared to the reactions of those in today's world. There is a significant difference in the acceptance level between the two eras. An inspirational and factual paper that briefly discusses selective belief, a new concept. Bibliography lists 4 ...

A 7 page paper that discusses the events surrounding Judas' betrayal of Jesus. Judas is one of the most talked about figures in the Bible and yet there are very few references to him. These are discussed. Also discussed is why Judas found it necessary to kiss Jesus in the Garden when by all accounts ...

Christology and Jesus

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research essay exploring contemporary study of Christology. The focus of Christology is somewhat different depending on which theologian one reads, however one definition that seems to be accepted is that Christology and bible studies are 'two aspects of a single inquiry into divine revelation.' It also focuses on the life of Jesus ...

A 7 page paper examining the question, 'Did Jesus ever say that he is God?' The writer examines the facts in history, which state that Jesus, in fact did NOT state that he was God, the Son of God, or the Messiah. Endnoted. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 10 page, analytical essay on this book by Jaroslav Pelikan that examines the author's personal beliefs about Jesus and their relevance to Biblical fact. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page essay exploring the crime Jesus committed under the prevailing laws of the day. The questions investigated were: did Jesus, in fact, commit a crime and if He did, was His punishment in accordance with the Roman legal system in place at the time? Christians do not believe Jesus committed any crime other ...

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