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Religion

How did Nimrod of Babylon die?

Nimrod the hunter is killed by his bitter rival Esau, who as well as being a hairy man is himself a renowned hunter. Both Nimrod and Esau are so utterly consumed by jealousy towards one another...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:52 am UTC

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Religion

What are the positive effects of religion?

For the individual, one of the main positive effects of religion is a sense of purpose, meaning, and justice in life. This often takes the form of belief in an afterlife, in which all the wrongs...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 10:55 am UTC

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Christianity

What have people learned about Christianity? What have people encountered that differs from their experience or...

These are reflective questions, and your answers should be based on your life experience. When it comes to what you have learned about Christianity, there are many things you could discuss. You...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2020 9:57 am UTC

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Religion

What is a historical interpretation of the feeding of the 5000?

When viewed through a historical lens, the banquet described in the Gospels and referred to as the Feeding of the 5000 (or Feeding of the Multitude) takes on an interesting light. The miraculous...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020 6:54 pm UTC

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Religion

In a world divided by politics and faith, just as in the days of Jesus, we will follow his same tact and ask, “What...

Christians believe that the Bible is the word from God, or the Word of God. Therefore, they believe that what is written in the Bible is from God. There are many references to acting in love...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2020 6:26 pm UTC

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Religion

Describe a time in your life where you have seen clear evidence of the Lord’s leading. Has it always lined up with...

This is a supremely personal writing prompt, so feel free to examine your life and life's experiences and write about how you see (or more likely saw) the Lord's guiding presence in those...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2020 1:03 am UTC

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Religion

What would be a Postmodern perspective of Jesus feeding the 5,000?

Postmodernism allows a myriad of perspectives on any event or narrative. Perhaps one of the few interpretations of feeding the 5,000 that would not be postmodern is the straightforward idea that...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2020 8:48 pm UTC

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Religion

What would be a postmodern interpretation of Jesus feeding the 5,000?

One postmodern interpretation of Jesus “feeding the multitude”—or the 5,000—might center on postmodernism’s skepticism of an all-encompassing reality. For many postmodernists, truth is not...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2020 2:52 pm UTC

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Religion

Provide a summary of chapter 3, "Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christ," from the book Enfleshing Freedom by...

In chapter 3—"Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christ"—M. Shawn Copeland details how the body of Jesus Christ is marked, branded, and stamped by colonialism and queerness. Copeland discusses...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2020 4:03 pm UTC

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Religion

How important is the Guru Granth Sahib for Sikhs, and are there parallels in Islam or Christianity?

To help you answer this question, let me explain to you what the Guru Granth Sahib is. It is a religious text, which plays an important part in Sikhism. The original version was first published by...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2020 9:40 am UTC

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Religion

How did global Christianity impact the main Christian families (Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and...

The Christian church is changing. In 1910, Europe hosted over two-thirds of the world's Christians of all denominations. By the 21st century, however, that number declined to just over one quarter....

Latest answer posted November 30, 2020 3:10 pm UTC

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Religion

During the Post Modern Era (1914-Present), what challenges did Global Christianity face, and how did Christainity...

Global Christianity has faced a number of challenges in the past century and so far has struggled to meet them. These challenges have included the falling numbers of Christian adherents in the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2020 1:51 am UTC

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Religion

There is a real question as to whether Confucianism is really a religion. Explain this question, in the process...

Many scholars debate whether Confucianism is an ethical/philosophical system or a religion. This confusion arises out of the intense focus Confucius placed on life in the here and now. As a result,...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 9:39 pm UTC

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Religion

In the Post Modern Era(1914-Present), What did Christianity look like, what does it look like now, and how can the...

Since we're currently living in the postmodern era, we need to think about what Christianity looks like right now and the challenges and changes it is currently facing. The answer to this will...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2020 6:30 pm UTC

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Religion

What are the key contextual factors that William J.Seymour and C.H. Mason led to the emergence of the Charismatic and...

We can point to several contextual factors that surround the rise of the Pentecostal movement led by William J. Seymour and C.H. Mason. First, we need to think about the religious context in which...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 1:49 am UTC

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Religion

Why do so many scholars attack the historicity of the Bible?

Many scholars attack the historicity of the Bible because it is an exceptionally influential book, and therefore worth questioning, because it was protected from criticism for so long, and because...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2020 10:45 am UTC

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How did the Azusa street revival affect the Pentecostal Movement and the face of Christianity? Who were the key...

In 1906, a group of Christians began meeting in a run-down building in Azusa Street in Los Angeles, California. Led by pastor William J. Seymour, these Christians, under the name Apostolic Faith...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020 3:15 pm UTC

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Religion

Discuss Henri de Lubac's life, his major writings, and why he is important to modern theology.

Henri de Lubac lived through most of the twentieth century, dying in 1991 at the age of 95. In the second half of his life, he was arguably the most influential Jesuit theologian in the Roman...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2020 9:45 am UTC

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Religion

I Corinthians 1: 26–31 In her article “6 Questions That Help You Identify Your Calling,” Jamie Rohrbaugh gives...

When reflecting on what you would want to spend the rest of your life doing, consider what activities bring you the most joy in life. Jamie Rohrbaugh asks readers to think about what makes them...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2020 8:04 pm UTC

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Religion

Examine the representation of the divine in the Shiva sculpture

One of the main divine elements represented in the famous Shiva sculpture has to do with dancing. In the Nataraja sculpture, the Hindu God is represented as a dancing figure. The dance that he’s...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2020 4:42 pm UTC

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Religion

Why might one want to caution their sons about the implications of the story of David and Goliath?

Caution for sons is found in the contrast of Eliab, the oldest son, and David, the youngest son. Eliab has enjoyed a place of favor for his entire life; as the oldest son, he has claim to the...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2020 4:24 am UTC

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Religion

Did Maniac influence Mars Bar to save the McNab boys? Why or why not?

I believe that the sequence that this question is asking about can be found in chapter 44. The chapter begins with Maniac Magee going on his early morning runs. As his runs continue, Maniac...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2020 2:50 am UTC

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Religion

Name and define the seven dimensions of a religion. Give an example of each from two religions.

Ninian Smart came up with the theory that all religions share the same seven dimensions. These seven dimensions are ritual, mythic, experiential, social, ethical, doctrinal, and material. The...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2020 7:45 am UTC

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Religion

How is Pope Pius IX's Dei Filius important today?

Dei Filius is the dogmatic constitution proclaimed by the First Vatican Council. It is stilled regarded as a dogmatic constitution of the Catholic Church, and thus what is says about Catholicism...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2020 5:59 pm UTC

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Religion

In M. Shawn Copeland book, "Enfleshing Freedom" pgs. 85-106, In Copeland's view, why/how was the "turn to the...

In Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, M. Shawn Copeland begins to discuss the "turn to the subject" by noting that this idea was "intended to be emancipatory." During the Enlightenment, the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 5:25 pm UTC

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Religion

In Kathryn Tanner's book, "Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity" pgs. 105-115, How does Tanner conceive eternal life in...

In her book Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity, Kathryn Tanner conceives of eternal life as life in Christ. The life that we possess now is life in the triune God—the divine hypostasis of the Father,...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 4:47 pm UTC

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Religion

I need a summary of "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial...

In her book Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, medical ethicist and journalist Harriet A. Washington describes the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 3:09 am UTC

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Religion

I need a summary of chapter 3, "Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christ," from the book Enfleshing Freedom by...

In “Marking the Body of Jesus, the Body of Christ” Copeland writes about how the symbol of Jesus Christ’s body serves as a symbol against colonialism and homophobia. Jesus Christ was a historical...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2020 6:29 pm UTC

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Religion

According to Rosemary Ruether in "The Female Nature of God," what is the problem of a male image of God? What...

Rosemary Ruether writes that the problem with exclusively male images of God is that they alienate women from the divine, conveying the message that a woman cannot experience God directly. In...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2020 10:24 am UTC

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Religion

How did Christianity affect the African American, Asian, African, Russian Orthodox, Latin American, and Eastern...

I can help you note a few of the ways in which Christianity impacted the cultures and countries you list during the Modern/Enlightenment periods. African Americans and Africa Africa was a diverse...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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Religion

They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he...

There are many ways in which one could relate this to their own spiritual journey. One way is to relate it to personal experiences. This passage talks about powerful forces and temptations in...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2020 2:49 pm UTC

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Religion

Please provide summary of Summa Theologiae, part 1, question 2, articles 1, 2, and 3.

The first step in writing a summary of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae is to read the assigned portions thoroughly and carefully. Since the Summa is a difficult text, you may want to consult a...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 11:01 pm UTC

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Religion

Analyze the effects and significance of the late medieval/Reformations era (1250–1650), how it affected the church,...

Before the Reformation, the Catholic church had incredible influence. It had a huge impact on world politics and the everyday lives of ordinary people. Popes had the power to go head-to-head with...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 5:02 pm UTC

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Religion

What are the major contextual factors/themes of Modern/Enlightenment Era (1650–1914)?

The United States of America provides an excellent study for the Modern/Enlightenment Era. In 1650, the nation did not exist, and a small proportion of the land was occupied by some European...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2020 10:33 am UTC

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Religion

Compare the Jewish Hebrew Bible to the Protestant Old Testament and Roman Catholic Old Testament. Detail what...

There are several differences between the Jewish Hebrew Bible, the Protestant Old Testament, and the Roman Catholic Old Testament. In particular, the texts place the books in different orders,...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020 4:31 pm UTC

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Religion

Roman religion is not like what most people imagine a religion to be. What criticisms might you level against Roman...

There are many criticisms that one might level against Roman religion. For example, Roman religion primarily taught Romans how to participate in rituals and did not teach moral lessons. The...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020 11:30 pm UTC

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Religion

What is the difference between ancient Greek cults and Old Norse cults and their practicing? What did they do during...

Neither Ancient Greek nor Old Norse culture was monotheistic, meaning that both worshipped multiple gods, many of whom are known to us today. The primary gods in ancient Greek culture lived on...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2020 4:23 pm UTC

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Religion

How did cultural changes in the Late Middle Ages and the Reformation Era influence religious belief, thought, and...

As your question already acknowledges, the Late Middle Ages and the Reformation Era saw considerable changes when it came to beliefs, thoughts, and culture in general. One major change was the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2020 3:27 pm UTC

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Religion

What is secularism? What are some examples of secularism in real life?

There are actually two different ways to approach this question, depending on the context of your studies. One definition of secularism is a separation from religious faith and worship within...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 1:05 am UTC

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Religion

What are the main themes in the book of Genesis in the Bible?

Among the main themes in the book of Genesis in the Bible are the conflict between good and evil, frequent difficulty in staying on the right path to remain good, and the importance of family, even...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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Religion

Is Paul’s identity given or chosen? Why? Use three Bible verses to support your answer.

Before we can determine whether Paul's identity was given or chosen, we need to know what that identity is. Let's look at the story of Paul's conversion in Acts 9. At the time of his conversion,...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2020 12:57 am UTC

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Religion

What is image-bearing? What is the cultural mandate? What would it look like to live out these ideas in our field of...

Christians believe that all people are made in the image and likeness of God. This is because in the first book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, it says that God created man in His own image....

Latest answer posted September 3, 2020 12:05 am UTC

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Religion

"Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there...

This is a very interesting question. The verse itself can be applied to human services; however, that was not at all Paul's point and meaning when he wrote those words to the people of Corinth....

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020 12:46 pm UTC

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Religion

One of Elizabeth Johnson’s central arguments is that “the symbol of God functions.” Write an essay in which you draw...

I cannot write this essay for you, but I am happy to provide you with some ideas to help you get started! To draw upon and analyze the implications of two theologies, it is important that you...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2020 10:50 pm UTC

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Religion

What answers are provided by secular psychology and Christian psychology to questions of identity? How are they the...

Let's begin by exploring some of the questions that psychology asks (and encourages people to ask) about identity. First and foremost, psychologists must ask, “What is identity?” Individuals ask...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2020 12:58 am UTC

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Religion

What is the responsibility of Christians with regards to geopolitics and the mandates of the Gospel?

The specifics of Christian responsibility towards geopolitics differ among Christian groups and are often colored—though they should not be—by nationalism and political ideology. Several core...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2020 1:39 am UTC

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Religion

Describe the stages, process, or path of Augustine's conversion in light of the three dimensions of self-transcendence.

Self-transcendence can be defined as a rising above the self and relating to what is greater. Most people experience self-transcendence at some point in their lives, such as when they fall in love...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2020 1:47 pm UTC

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Religion

Timeline of the main people and key events during the Protestant Reformation.   

Most historians agree that the Reformation began in 1517 when Martin Luther wrote and posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenburg Cathedral in protest of many Catholic beliefs and procedures including...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2020 1:53 pm UTC

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Religion

What is the difference between Scientology and Christianity?

Scientology is generally regarded as a cult rather than a religion in the strict sense of the word. Though Christianity was essentially a Jewish cult in its formative years, it has developed into a...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2020 11:45 am UTC

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Religion

How do Proverbs 19:2 and Proverbs 18:15 apply to someone's spiritual journey?

Before we apply these two verses to our personal spiritual journeys, let's take a moment to reflect on what they say. The first, Proverbs 19:2, tells us that “desire without knowledge is not good.”...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2020 3:46 pm UTC

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