The Importance of Feelings in the Analysis of Belief: An Analysis

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Belief Essay Introduction When Jon Mitchell discusses belief in his essay, "A Moment with Christ. The Importance of Feelings in the Analysis of Belief," he is sourcing belief as having three different "modes of cognition" (Mitchell, 1997, 77). A reader knows this essay will related to Christianity, and given the New Testament's messages and other input during one's life about believing in Jesus Christ and following his role model thesis, it is interesting to investigate what Mitchell really means by modes of cognition, vis-à-vis belief. His first mode of cognition is "the semiotic," relating to anything about language, or phenomena that includes something akin to language, and the reader assumes this is related to the spoken word or the printed word. That said, there is also the language of the fearful, the language of the devout believer there are metaphors for the word language that could apply. The second mode of cognition (cognition relates to learning or the capability of learning) is "the practical" (touching on the "embodied knowledge" or that which it within); and the third is the most obvious, most easily recognizable the "emotional," which clearly relates to people's feelings. Because this is an anthropological essay the reader is expecting to see linkage between Christianity and anthropological activities. On page 82 those activities began to jump out of the page as Mitchell agrees to clean a window (a practical activity) in a niche that houses a
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