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Dalton Hill Vocation and Life Journals Dr. Patty 11/7/15 Journal 1: Mailaender LLM Certain relationships are of profound importance for human life and of great significance for the moral life. Meilaender explores some of the tension which Christian experience discovers in one such relationship, that of the bond of friendship. These tensions help to explain why friendship was a more important topic in the life and thought of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome than it has usually been within Christendom. Journal 2: Merton in LLM The author states that solitude is "not just a recipe for hermits" but a means to keeping society together. Individuals need a retreat from the exigencies and pressures of work in order to…show more content…
‘The structure of responsible life is determined in a dual manner, namely by life’s bond to human beings and to God, and by the freedom of one’s own life it is this bond of life to human beings and to God that constitutes the freedom of our own life.” Responsible action ‘involves both willingness to become guilty and freedom.’ So, for example, there will be unexpected circumstances that dictate that one cannot strictly perceive laws of state. This is acceptable because Christians have ‘free responsibility’ before God. Journal 5: Martyrdom of Perpetua During the First Century A. D., Christianity was a religion of mostly poor and oppressed people living in conquered Roman provinces and generally those of the lower classes in Rome itself. During the late second century and throughout the third century, Christianity steadily gained ground amongst the wealthy and influential citizens of the Roman Empire. This approach established how little the emperor really understood Christianity. The Great Commission given by Jesus Christ was to go into the entire world and spread the good news about Jesus' act of redemption and salvation. Journal 6: Nussbaum in LLM Nussbaum argues for a new take on the church and state debate. "If you look into the religions, they have this deep idea of human dignity and
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