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  • Theological Reflection Essay

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    result of my obsessive research in the pursuit of answers. However, something that I appreciated greatly was the inclusion of the Apocrypha. Further, I appreciated that verses from Apocryphal books were used in the same way that Canonical verses were used. This was one of the biggest problems I had with the way Christianity has always been taught to me. Many exclude the Apocrypha as if it does not even exist, much less as an original piece of the non-canonical Bible. This fact, colloquially stated, has

  • Apocrypha And Pseudepigrapha For Old Testament Study?

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    What is the value of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha for Old Testament study? Why are they largely ignored in Protestant scholarship and preaching? Let’s start out by giving the definition of the words (Apocrypha) The word means hidden. It is used in a general sense to describe a list of books written by Jews between 300 and 100 B.C. More specifically, it is used of the seven additional books accepted by the Catholic church as being inspired. (Pseudepigrapha) The term pseudepigrapha comes from

  • Jane Bronte 's Jane Eyre

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    Often called unnecessary, the first eleven chapters of Jane Eyre seem quite pointless to most readers. However it is through these chapters that Brontë is able to explain Jane’s personality to the fullest. The beginning of Jane’s story is crucial to the plot because it is through a traumatic childhood that Jane is able to become the strong independent woman later seen in the novel. Throughout her early life at Jane is constantly treated as an outsider in her own home, Bessie explains to her "You

  • History of the Bible Essay

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    He therefore separates the Apocrypha from the main part of the Bible, putting it in an appendix. In AD 1546, the Council of Trent convenes and settles once and for all that the Old Testament consists of all forty-six books (“Development of the Difficult Canon”). The New Testament

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' Last Year '

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    Last year, the Hollywood film Noah was released. Obviously I was intrigued, so I called up my Pastor and some friends and planned to go to the cinema to see it. As many sources claimed, I can agree that this is certainly one of the least Biblical, Biblical films ever made. Of course the actual story of Noah in the bible is not very long, so it was to be expected that the producers would add some filler “Hollywood” action, but how much of Noah is actually based on the text that appears in the Old

  • Characteristics Of Esther

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    One of the wonders of the Christian faith is the people it produces and their determination to do what is right in the eyes of God, no matter the risks. Throughout the old testament, there are numerous accounts of specific people that show a great amount of faith in God and believe in his divinity; of these many examples, one of the greatest people that come to mind is Esther, who can be described with three Godly traits. Furthermore, the traits that Esther possesses, modesty, self-control, and

  • Summary Of The Bible By William Platchers

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    In William C Platchers essay he states that the bible is true, and if the bible is true than the meaning behind the teaching and stories are true as well. To fully understand the bible and how to apply it to our lives we need to understand its message. Not only the message one the base layer, to understand the message sometimes you need to dig a little deeper. This is something that all Christians are taught, it is one of the fundamentals of our religion. Once we understand the message behind what

  • Summary Of ' The Year Of Living Biblically '

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    Summary: The Year of Living Biblically, he spent a year following the Bible literally. I was a little nervous about this one because I was afraid he was doing this to try to show how silly the Bible is and poke fun of Christians. That was fortunately not the case. The thing about A.J. that I like is that he just seems to like learning, so he enjoyed the experience of learning more about the Bible and religion in general rather than trying to promote a cause. It was also interesting that one of the

  • Pastor Dave Galbraith : A Credible Speaker

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    I would definitely say that Pastor Dave Galbraith was a credible speaker. He went to Northwestern University and received a degree in religious studies, and has since been a pastor for many years. He also came out of retirement to become a pastor again, as he enjoyed it so much, and you could get the sense that he was a trustworthy guy to listen to. He was very effective in his speaking, and you could tell he reviewed the material ahead of time. You could tell that he had practiced, and he used

  • William Shakespeare 's Measure For Measure

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    Name Tutor Course Date Power and Greed In any given society power and greed are often noted as societal factors that tend to exist together such that one of them influences the other. In William Shakespeare 's play, "Measure for Measure" the two concepts have been clearly depicted through Lord Angelo and the Duke 's action of using their power to win the love of Claudio 's sister, Isabella. Based on the theme of this play, one can argue that leaders sometimes use their power to influence the lives