Holy Chalice

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  • Essay on Araby, by James Joyce

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    In his short story “Araby,” James Joyce describes a young boy’s first stirring of love and his first encounter with the disappointment that love and life in general can cause. Throughout the story Joyce prepares the reader for the boy’s disillusionment at the story’s end. The fifth paragraph, for example, employs strong contrasts in language to foreshadow this disillusionment. In this passage the juxtaposition of romantic and realistic diction, detail, and imagery foreshadows the story’s

  • Theme Of Allusions In Araby

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    In the short story “Araby” written by James Joyce there are clear references to biblical text shown in symbolism to convey loss of innocence within the text. The major allusion in "Araby" is to the Fall of Man or in literary language, "loss of innocence” as the narrator of the text confuses religiosity with lust . An allusion begins in the first sentence when Joyce calls the street the boy lives on "blind". Obviously, it's some kind of dead-end street, which has its own connotations. But the world

  • Gall's Short Story: The Cold War

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    widened. “The Grail! Vig, get the chalice.” Vig spotted the cup lying on the floor, next to Drakar’s remains. He dashed over, grabbed it, and then returned quickly. Gall filled the Grail with water and put the chalice to Larah’s bluish lips, but she remained unresponsive. Britta took Larah’s wrist but could feel no heartbeat. “It is too late.” “No,” Gall replied. “She is not yet beyond the reach of the Grail.” He forced her mouth open and poured the contents of the chalice into it. Keeping his hand over

  • 12 Minor Prophets Of The Old Testament

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    One of the 12 minor prophets of the Old Testament, Haggai, played an essential role in the rebuilding of the temple of the Lord. Although we are not given the specific details about when it is written or who wrote the book of Haggai, it is often assumed that Haggai himself wrote it. Scholars also presume that it was written around 520 B.C. due to the specifics of the time period given in the book itself. It is a rather short book, only consisting of two chapters, and exact dates are given as to when

  • The Temple And The Tabernacle Summary

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    The Temple and the Tabernacle is a chronological exploration through the Scriptures concerning how God dwells among his people and creates a relational presence with them. This colorful resource connects these structures in their historical and biblical context to the overall biblical story, resulting in a greater depth to the faith of Christians today. About the Author Dr. J. Daniel Hays is dean of Pruet School of Christian Studies and instructor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University

  • Similarities Between The Garden Of Eden And The Tabernacle

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    Similarities Between the Garden of Eden and the Tabernacle Throughout the Old Testament, the tabernacle was a centerfold of worshiping God for the Israelite people. This was where believers could congregate to seek peace, sing praises, and make animal sacrifices to God. The tabernacle was also a resting place for God to come down from Heaven and dwell with His children. Similarly, the Garden of Eden was once a perfect creation for God to have an earthly dwelling place to be with Adam and Eve. That

  • The Role Of Jesus In The Old Covenant

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    verse) Alternatively, Jesus was the fulfilling of God’s promise and the end to years of repeated sacrifices that never ultimately took away sin. Hebrews 9:12 says, “He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.” And Hebrews 9: 28 says, “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are

  • The Sacred Space And Sacred Spaces Forged By The Divine

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    in the world below” (Eliade 1959: 36). Using a comparative analysis of biblical texts and scholarly articles, this paper will discuss how a sacred space, specifically Jerusalem, manifests itself through God’s choosing. Therefore Jerusalem is the holy dwelling place of the divine, because God chose it through his application of multiple hierophanies and his establishment of axes mundi within the city’s walls. Jerusalem as a sacred dwelling place is reflected though its similarities to the Garden

  • Personal Narrative: Doing Nothing And Being Still

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    join him. The moment we get to the secret place (quiet time) whatever you call it, we are immediately in the present of God. These verses are also implying that we need to remove distraction, be intentional, be consistent, and set aside this time as holy. Several years ago, Peter Lord came to SCC and he explained how he stopped people from interrupting his quiet time at home. People calling would not take it seriously if Peter’s wife told them he was praying and having his quiet time. They wanted

  • The Sacred And The Profane

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    The city of Jerusalem has been recognized as the holy city throughout the history of three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. During the time of Judaism, Biblical writers presented Jerusalem as the most sacred space, the center of the world, and the city of the Lord. A leading interpreter of religious texts, Mircea Eliade, in his book The Sacred and The Profane, defined several religious experiences with specific terminologies, such as hierophany, which means the sign of sacredness, and