Religious traditions share a set of characteristics that enable them to be dynamic, living religious systems. Each of the characteristics (beliefs, sacred texts, ethics, rituals and ceremonies) interact and provide adherents with a multifaceted way of engaging and relating to the tradition.
Chapter three of Engaging the Christian Scriptures goes into detail over selective parts of the sections of history, writings, and prophets. Chapter three gives the reader information over several books in the Bible such as Joshua, Judges, Jeremiah, etc. The chapter dives into the text of Joshua and gives the reader useful insight over Joshua and him leading the Israel across the Jordan river to conquer the land of milk and honey, Jericho. The book of Judges purpose was to teach Israel that God is faithful and certain to punish sin therefore each person must remain loyal and devoted to the Lord. The purpose of Jeremiah was to warn of the destruction that they were about to face and to urge Judah to return and submit to God. Towards the end
It only seemed natural for the Orthodox East and the Catholic West to have a series of elements differentiating them from each-other. However, it is actually surprising that most of these differences emerged as a result of cultural practices influencing each branch of Christianity. Individuals in the East developed innovative methods of putting across Christian thinking and managed to create a cult that largely differed from the one in the West. In spite of the fact that the Byzantine Empire shrank across time, it managed to induce intense feelings in communities neighboring it. Some of these influences can be
The Jewish Orthodox and Reform sects have the same core beliefs but differ greatly in their approach to religious life and dogma. With Orthodox Jews firmly entrenched in tradition and historical legacy and Reform Jews shrugging off old practices or traditions that do not fit with modern
While it is true that both Protestantism and the Eastern Orthodox worship the same God, Roman Catholics differ by their own beliefs over certain matters. A person who follows Catholicism is called a “Roman Catholic” or simply a “Catholic”.
It is Friday, second day of class I am finishing reading chapters 10 -13, to continue with the provided videos, I am glad that we got videos they are great.
Upon reading the chapters written by both Kessler and Martin this week I believe that this will be an interesting course for the seven remaining weeks. Even though I identify myself as a follower of the Christian faith, I think it will be nice to have a fresh outlook on religion from the outsider's point of view. From my time as a first grader through my time as an eighth grader, I spent at least an hour or two each week learning about the Catholic faith in a religion class. Also, I would like to see how this course will possibly change my outlook or open my eyes to different aspects of religion. In addition, I expect to have discussions about several religions from the various regions of the world. I hope that these discussions will help me broaden my understanding and appreciation of other religion and cultural backgrounds
We all hear about what a teacher did on social media that was inappropriate all over the internet. But we never really hear about the good things. I read an article in Scholastic, about a teacher named Christopher Casal who a technology teacher for an Elementary school in Brooklyn that uses social media in his classroom and the kids are learning from it. Casal works as a technology teacher for the Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology. He has taught for many years and decided to bring Twitter into his classroom. Twitter is a social media website where you can make posts that contain 120 characters that can tell others in a few words are doing or thinking. Casal had the brilliant idea of bringing Twitter into his second grade
The Catholics and Protestants were once together, therefore they are very similar but they do have a few differences. The Protestants believed that church services and the bible should be taught in a way that is legible to their people. Unlike the Protestants, the Catholics believe that it should be taught in its original form, even if they cannot understand the language. Church services with the Catholics remained in Latin, as it has in the last 1000 years (Alchin 2). The Catholics believed that their priest were special people. They believed that without their priest they could not connect with God. In a Catholic church the priest holds all of the power, not only was it impossible to
Comparing Islam once again to a religion considered an example of orthodoxy-Christianity-the difference appears in the separate religious texts. Christian text, the New Testament, explains the lifestyle that is important concerning the rules of thought, faith, and the doctrine within Christianity. Christianity itself encounters strange practices in the ceremony of Mass, or Sunday worship. During traditional Catholic Mass the priest circles the worshipers with incense, and sprinkles holy water on them. The rituals embedded in
Rome’s embracing of Christianity was not immediate and was often flaky, In Part 4: From Jesus to Christ, the laws protected Christians and other times it persecuted them. For example Professor White stated, “Christianity was considered to be protected by the legal status of Jewish tradition within the Roman Empire” . What helped and also was too noticeable for the Romans was the evolving presence of Christians, they kept growing and growing. Over time the Christians grew in numbers that surpassed Judaism. As mentioned in the video the presence of Christianity became noticeable also because of the lack of participation that Rome had during pagan celebrations. “Jews were not forced by law to participate in pagan rituals, pagan rituals are a part of the normal fabric of life in a Roman city” , said Professor Fredriksen.
Arguments can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes no matter how accurate a particular perspective appears to someone, it may be impossible to convince another to feel the same. The differences in fundamental values between people are responsible for the differences the formation of opinions. The manner in which people adopt these core beliefs is no mystery, and is explored in the documentary Jesus Camp. Humans are social animals, and cultural systems have been established since the beginning of humanity to strengthen the quality of interactions. Human babies are unable to raise themselves, and require the care of adults to foster. Throughout the process of development, children adopt the culture presented to them by adults. Children, who are psychologically developing, are extremely malleable in comparison to adults. This makes them an important focus for an adult generation looking to succeed their beliefs. This film inspects the strong Evangelical upbringing several families practice with their children, portraying this in an unflattering manner. All cultures are different, and these differences should be praised as well as made compatible with modern society as much as possible.
Everything we’ve learned throughout this course has been interesting and important to me, but I realized that I had more interest in the discussions about religious
Pietism viewed Scripture as the governing authority of one's life. However, the Medieval Catholic Church embraced Scripture and traditions as authoritative. In fact, Catholicism placed equal emphasis on Scripture and tradition. According to Catholic Catechism, “this living transmission, accomplished in the Holy Spirit, is called Tradition, since it is distinct from Sacred Scripture by showing how its riches are poured out in the practice and life of the Church, in her belief and her prayer." It
The Catholic Church, Catholic meaning universal is a church with unique practices, beliefs, and traditions compared to the Christian church. (5) The Catholic Church is the closest related to the Christian Church but is extremely different when it comes to rules and specific beliefs. The Christian church is more focused around the belief of followers of Jesus.(1) The Church is centered on the belief that their religion should be focused on the life and walks of Jesus the Son of God. The Protestant Church is a branch of Christianity and shares the belief of