What Is Life Of Pi Essay About Religion

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“Catastrophic events, both personal and collective, raise the question of divine Providence. How can an infinitely good Creator allow the kind of evil that puts the divine goodness in doubt? The question has been faced since patristic times. Theories of predestination have been proposed. Spirituals have adored God in the mystery of divine Providence. There seems to be no other solution than hope in the midst of despair.” (Tavard pg707)
In 2001, Yann Martel published the novel “Life of Pi” an amazing story about religion, faith, spirituality and a boy named Pi who is a practitioner of three major religions Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism. Yann Martel makes a bold statement, while at the same time giving an answer to a question that has been asked since the creation of religion saying: “I have a
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A Jewish Rabbi named Isaac Luria who is also called the father of modern Kabbalah came up with the philosophy of tzimtzum. Isaac Luria was a prominent rabbi in Jewish mysticism in Safed. Isaac Luria was born in 1534 Jerusalem, Israel. Isaac father died while he was still a child and he was raised by a very wealthy uncle in Cairo, Egypt. He was taught by the best rabbis at the time including David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra the acharonim (Jewish legal decisor) at the time. Isaac was very studious in Jewish literature, married his cousin at fifteen since he was taken care of financially he continued his studies. Becoming enamored with Jewish asceticism and mysticism some time in his twenties he became a recluse living on the Nile studying the Zohar that was just being printed for the first time in the latter half of the 13th century. Legend has it that Isaac secluded himself meditating everyday only visiting his family on the Sabbath. At home he would only speak when absolutely necessary and get his point
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