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In the Book of Genesis, Joseph has eleven brothers: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, and Benjamin. He also has one sister, Dinah. Joseph and all of his...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2020, 11:43 am (UTC)

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The story of Moses takes place across four of the five books of the Hebrew Bible. These books are called the Pentateuch, meaning five books. While the word Torah can refer to the entire Hebrew...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2021, 11:07 am (UTC)

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Nimrod the hunter is killed by his bitter rival Esau, who is himself a renowned hunter. Both Nimrod and Esau are so utterly consumed by jealousy towards one another that it's just a matter of time...

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

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Since the dawn of humanity, people have sought a connection with forces greater than their own. The mysteries and power of the natural world and the wonder of life making more of itself engendered...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019, 7:08 am (UTC)

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Although the Bible mentions a number of wealthy individuals, the richest person by far was King Solomon. His reign is described in the first half of the book of I Kings in the Old Testament....

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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This is also one of those many instances in The Bible where multiple translations and the passage of time could well have distorted the original intentions of the message. It also underscores the...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011, 1:50 am (UTC)

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In Exodus 12, God commands the Israelites to keep the first Passover in preparation for the final plague (the death of firstborn males) and the Exodus from Egypt. As part of the Passover...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015, 2:53 am (UTC)

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Christianity is an umbrella term used to refer to all Christian denominations. The Catholic Church is one of the churches under the term Christianity. There are other Protestant churches....

Latest answer posted August 24, 2011, 10:18 am (UTC)

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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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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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Being God-centered means putting God first and allowing all activity in life to flow from the premise that God's priorities are the priorities of the individual. The opposite of being God-centered...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2012, 12:59 am (UTC)

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Ultimately religion and culture are inseparable in many ways. For thousands of years, various societies have had some form of religion at the center of their cultural beliefs and practices....

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017, 4:08 pm (UTC)

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Religions promote social change by guiding their followers to share or "live" their views. By encouraging the outward expression of religious views, the views become a vehicle for social change....

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016, 5:50 am (UTC)

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A psalm of praise seeks to offer praise specifically to God. An example of this type of psalm is Psalm 145. Part of those verses read as follows: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020, 11:18 am (UTC)

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All religions essentially try to answer the big questions about life. How does one go bout living a meaningful life? What is the nature of the universe? Is there life after death? Is there a spirit...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020, 11:52 am (UTC)

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This is an important question, but I really don't like the use of the term "tolerance" in this context. We use this word to indicate that there is something we do not like, but we are putting up...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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Religious leaders serve as guides in one's religion. However, they also serve as role models in a wider sense. From good religious leaders we learn how to live our own lives. We learn how to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 2:41 pm (UTC)

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In the Catholic Church, as well as in other Western forms of Christianity, the sanctuary refers to the area immediately around the altar. It is considered to be a place of the utmost divinity where...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019, 11:02 pm (UTC)

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The Kingdom of God as described by Jesus Christ first and foremost should be seen as an alternative to the traditional Jewish concept. When the spiritual and political leaders of Judah/Judaea...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2020, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Taoism is a philosophy and religion that originated from the writings of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu around 500 BC. His Tao Te Ching encourages practitioners of Taoism to live in balance and...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2021, 4:10 pm (UTC)

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The movie was touching in all its horror and gruesomeness. I admit that I have had a difficult time trying to watch it repeatedly. I cannot bear to see the pain and ultimate death by Crucifixion....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011, 10:46 am (UTC)

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The significance of Jesus's presentation at the Temple is that, for the first time, he is recognized as the Messiah. The man who recognizes him, Simeon, is a devout Jew who has for many years been...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019, 7:41 am (UTC)

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Like many Protestant or Protestant-derived denominations, the Seventh Day Adventists stick closely to the words of Biblical scripture, but they also try to capture the spirit of the Bible and live...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2017, 2:00 pm (UTC)

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Judaism and Christianity differed markedly from Greco-Roman religious traditions. Judaism and Christianity were monotheistic, meaning they believed only one God ruled the universe. Greco-Roman...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018, 12:53 am (UTC)

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are what are termed "Abrahamic religions" because they all share scriptural texts. The Jewish "Old Testament," God, and figures such as Moses and Abraham are shared...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2019, 6:46 am (UTC)

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Oh my, I'm afraid if you are looking for a physical place, you are going to be disappointed. In the general Christian tradition at least, Heaven has everything to do with faith and nothing to do...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011, 1:13 pm (UTC)

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There are various ways a person may have their dignity taken away from them. One way may occur with declining health. As people age or become sick, they may not be able to do things that we take...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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Social justice means that all people in a society should be treated fairly and equitably. The Ten Commandments exemplify social justice because their rules apply equally to everyone in the society,...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2018, 11:01 am (UTC)

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A mosque is a Muslim house of worship. According to salat, one of the five pillars of Islam, devout Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Although this prayer is permitted to be done from...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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The phrasing of this question is problematic because there is no one singular African community, nor a single culture shared by all African communities. Nonetheless, we can observe certain...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016, 9:27 pm (UTC)

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In his second encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home, Pope Francis focuses on the state of the earth’s environment, examining what human beings have done to cause the environmental...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 1:30 am (UTC)

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The word "monotheism" is made up of two parts, from the Greek. "Mono" is a form of "monos," which means "single, alone" and "theism," which is a form of "theos" meaning "a god." So, "monotheism"...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012, 12:14 am (UTC)

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Unfortunately for our purposes, the Gospels do not provide us with the exact location of the Upper Room. The current site claiming to be the location of the Last Supper was built in the twelfth...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2018, 4:43 pm (UTC)

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Great question! Actually, the Christian (primarily Catholic) tradition of celebrating the Eucharist developed out of Passover traditions. Jesus of Nazareth was raised in a Jewish society and even...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2016, 4:41 pm (UTC)

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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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They are all hard to obey. However, I would say that “do not covet” is the most difficult, especially in this day and age. The internet, from social media platforms to sneaky ads, makes it very...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018, 4:08 am (UTC)

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In addition to the themes other educators have provided, these are two others which emerge in the Old Testament book of Exodus. God can be depended on When Moses was born, Pharoah had issued a...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are considered Abrahamic religions. This means that they all worship the god of Abraham. Because of language differences, they call God by different names, but they...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2015, 3:07 am (UTC)

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There are some religions that have created differentiations among their members, often linked to class. For example, the higher a person was in the religion, the higher in social class. More...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 3:11 pm (UTC)

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Obviously, as an educator who is not personally acquainted with you, I cannot know what are important and familiar elements of your personal life; therefore I will focus on the parable as a genre...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2016, 11:20 pm (UTC)

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All four of the gospel accounts of Jesus's life agree that he was crucified at Golgotha or Calvary, not Mount Sinai. Golgotha, which was probably just outside of the walls of Jerusalem, was called...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017, 10:41 pm (UTC)

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There are two different Islamic days of observance that begin with "Eid." The first is Eid al-Fitr. The second is Eid al-Adha. These are two very different holy days for Muslims and neither bears...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2017, 2:55 am (UTC)

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Luther's role in the Reformation was crucial, arguably more important than that of any other single individual. He was its guiding spirit, a bloody-minded genius providing hundreds and thousands of...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2018, 7:33 am (UTC)

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Both Abraham and Moses have life-changing encounters with God. They react to these experiences with faith and perseverance, placing their future and that of their family in the hands of the God...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011, 12:15 pm (UTC)

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Honestly, I think that you should both agree to respect one another's religions. I'd have him explain why he does not want to attend your church, and why he wants you to attend his. He may want...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 3:21 pm (UTC)

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I have to agree with the above postings. Religious identity is no different from cultural identity (for some). When people do not agree on ideas they tend to disregard the beliefs of others. I...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012, 8:01 am (UTC)

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In a sense, both of these theologians are on the same side of the debates over faith and reason. In antiquity, there was a major controversy over whether secular learning was of any value to the...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2016, 2:55 am (UTC)

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If everyone took revenge, there would be no one left. Consider the person who loses his house to bank foreclosure. You've heard the tale. He goes on a shooting spree and destroys the bank, or...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 2:51 pm (UTC)

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I do not think that Luther's questioning of the church made him successful; it is more nearly correct to say that the timing of Luther's message, with the invention of the printing press and the...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2011, 12:50 am (UTC)

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In Genesis 2, God creates man and woman to exist in His perfect creation. In Genesis 3, a serpent appears and asks Eden to reject God's instructions: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2021, 6:58 pm (UTC)

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