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The Biblical Basis for Business Enterprise

- Have a minute. Great, because the skills I learned from the past five weeks are immeasurable and would like to share with you. I believe these skills are life changing, they were for me. I am 49 years old, yes, 49. I cannot believe it myself. I am like so many others. I got to this point in my life and wonder, what is my purpose in life. What do I want out of my life. Where am I headed in life. You don't have time to waste. So start managing your life effectively, living a life of purpose, stewardship, and remember to fill your tank....   [tags: biblical view of work and vocation]

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The Structure of Biblical Authority

- In his book, Structure of Biblical Authority, Meredith Kline explains, describes, and defends the suzerain-vassal paradigm of the biblical covenant and canon of Scripture. Scripture’s authority, according to Kline is not merely related to its ontology (that God has spoken it); but in its basic economic form, Scripture is a covenantal document and therefore is authoritative. It is through this covenant that God binds himself to his covenant people and they to him. As our covenant suzerain, God sovereignly rules his vassals with covenant stipulations....   [tags: Meredith Kline, Biblical Covenants]

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Biblical Leprosy's Affect on Cultural Societies of the Time

- The Bible is widely regarded as perhaps the most influential text in the record of human history. Both Judaism and Christianity hold the Bible in high spiritual regard, due to its functions as the basis for these two respective religions. The Bible serves as a single divine anthology, comprised of a series of books that have been meticulously composed by hundreds of authors over hundreds of years (Armstrong 2007). Over the course of human history, the stories, lessons, and parables found within the Bible have had significant impact on societies all around the world....   [tags: biblical studies]

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An Overview of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

- The world, today, has a fascination with mental illnesses. These illnesses range from clinical depression to schizophrenia to bipolar disorder. Diagnoses of these illnesses are rising rapidly, and the world finds little help from the standard treatment: psychotropic medication and/or counseling therapy. Of relevant concern to the Christian today is the topic of mental illness and the treatment thereof. This paper will explore the difference between secular treatment of mental illnesses and biblical treatment, focusing especially on the history and ministry of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors....   [tags: secular counseling, biblical treatment]

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Christian Symbolism & Biblical Imagery in Macbeth

- Many authors share a common thread in their writing, allusions to biblical concepts. The Bible is one of the most influential texts of all time and its presence can seen seen through countless pieces of literature.. One of the best examples of a literary work that has been fashioned after biblical elements is The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. “Christian philosophy' says Walter C. Curry ' recognizes two tragedies of cosmic importance: (1) the fall of Lucifer and a third part of the angelic hosts, who rebelled against God and were cast out, and (2) the fall of Adam who was originally endowed with perfection and freedom but who set his will against God and so brought sin and li...   [tags: biblical allusions in Macbeth]

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Biblical Allusions in Melville's Moby Dick

- In The Town-Ho’s Story, Melville uses many different types of figurative devices to describe the relationship between Steelkilt and Radney. Radney is known and described as the inferior, yet higher ranked, mate, while Steelkilt is described as the more respectable, but lower ranked mate. Melville faintly, yet noticeably relates Moby Dick as a God and Steelkilt as Jesus. Such clever biblical allusions accurately describe Moby Dick and Steelkilt and although Melville does not give any biblical significance to Radney, the readers can still clearly visualize Radney’s character....   [tags: Biblical Allusions, Melville, Moby Dick,]

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Counselling: Providing Biblical Hope and Practical Help

- 1. Background Information & Gathering data Theresa is 50 years old and is in good health. She has been happily married for the last 20 years and lives with her husband Ron, who due to a disability no longer works. They have two school going daughters, whose ages are 14 & 12. Theresa grew up in a well to do family; she is regularly in touch with her 3 siblings, 2 brothers and a sister. Her family is important to her and she shares a close relationship with her husband. She did a Masters in accounting studies, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has been very successful in her career....   [tags: Biblical Counselling Essays]

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The Biblical Era Of Biblical Times

- In the Biblical era many civilians had a completely different life than ours, and their life was not as simple as ours. Most people in the biblical century an everyday life consisted of living in rural areas and harsh work in order to provide for the family. Many people believe life, in Ancient Biblical times, was not as tough as some people set it out to be, however many people had to suffer from hard work, diseases, slavery, daunting occupations, and poor quality clothing. A common everyday life in Biblical times was not much different from our life today if you exclude all of our technology and modern homes....   [tags: Bible, Israelites, Infectious disease, Canaan]

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The Biblical Type Of A Good Sheriff

- In Alter’s first point he explains that one of difficulties we have while reading biblical narratives is that we lose the keys to the conventions of which story is made. He explains this by using an example of 12 sheriffs in different Hollywood cinemas. There are at most two sheriffs, a good sheriff that is able win every duel, and a weak sheriff who has a limp. Over time as stories are told, the sheriffs are altered because of different people narrating and different perspectives. This brings us to the point that there could be more sheriffs but we don’t know because somewhere along the line the stories were changed....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Tanakh, Hebrew Bible]

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Foundations of Biblical Justice and Law

- In life, people are aware of many prospective of justice and the law. Often, people will reflect on the similarities and their differences but not truly knowing how they work. What becomes questionable is whether justice is law or law is justice. Then I shall try to indicate as clearly as possible the different views of justice and the law from a biblical view and from man’s ideal. Theological Definition Justice Justice has various forms within the bible and our society. Its most basic meaning is treat mankind with love, respect and equitably....   [tags: goodness and impartiality]

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Biblical Character in the Life of Barnabas

- As we first meet Joses, in the book of Acts, we learn much about his person. Joses, who we are told was surnamed Barnabas by the Apostles, must have spent a considerable amount of time with them, considering he had received a surname from them. Certainly, even in the free for all social climates that we have in society today, one would not deliberately call someone Fred when his given name was Lawrence unless their be great affection among these acquaintances. Most likely, because Barnabas was a Levite, he may have had previous interactions with the other apostles and through these interactions; they were able to view God’s development of his character....   [tags: Religion, The Book of Acts]

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Biblical Inerrancy And Authority Of Scripture

- Reflection Paper Wk. 8 This week our studies concluded with offering students opportunity for reflection on continuing debates over biblical inerrancy and authority of Scripture. Our objectives included understanding the continuing debate of the doctrine of inerrancy and N. T. Wright’s bibliology in relation to some of his dialogue partners. Our final reading came from Denis Farkasfalvy’s book, Inspiration and Interpretation: A Theological Introduction to Sacred Scripture. This paper’s focus is my reflections of the material presented....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Religious text, Torah]

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The Three Paradigms of Biblical Studies

- ... Specifically, archeologists conduct excavations in order to uncover records from Israel so that the data may be studied by historians, while other archeologists incorporate literary records with the archaeological data to reconstruct the period in which the biblical narratives took place. This process is long and tedious as most data may be difficult to relate to literary materials. Also due to the religious nature of the Biblical narrative, studying supernatural events may prove to be ineffective using traditional methods....   [tags: the Hebrew Bible, text analysis]

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The Purpose of the Biblical Flood narrative

- The Old Testament can be described as “an anthology of the literature of ancient Israel and early Judaism” (Coogen 2008) that contains many forms of writings and stories which address not only myth, main historical events and laws, but also those that follow the Israelites unique relationship with God. The first book of the Old Testament is known as Genesis, which is highly concerned with the world’s creation and its initial stages. It is also the origin of the biblical Flood Narrative concerning Noah and the Ark....   [tags: Theology, Religion]

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Biblical Allusions Of The Songs Of Innocence

- ... In this poem it is referrenced with the mortal and spiritual body. Were as the mortal body was neither spirtual nor innocent the spiritual body was both. The spiritual body unlike the mortal body would not die but be more like a sleep which would be considered a paradise. Going back to Adam and Eve were they ate the forbidden fruit was a camparison on how you can not have paradise without innocence. It continues on were on earth Jesus was treated poorly but when he dies and goes to heaven as a innocent with God, he was back in paradise....   [tags: Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, Paradise Lost]

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The Bible : A Biblical Worldview

- ... Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”(Romans 1:20). This verse shows that creation was the soul idea of God/.Paul’s tries to in this verse establish or nullify any concerns or underlying argument of God’s creation. According to Ben Gutierrez and Elmer towns the book shed more light on the essence of having the knowledge of creation, “He shows first that the pagans (unrighteous, idolatrous people ) of the world are under God’s wrath because they rejected the knowledge of God available in creation and turned to idolatry” (guiterrez, 2012)....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Bible, Jesus]

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Through the Lens of Biblical Truth

- This analysis will focus on Lord Sexsmith, a character who struggles with his own belief. In order to understand this character and the various events that occur throughout this novel, support will be provided from various scriptures found in the bible, scholarly articles, and my own experience growing up in a religious family. The approach I am applying is reader response, which will help provide the readers with a detailed image of how this character can be analyzed through a biblical perspective....   [tags: lord sexsmith, bible, icefields, faith]

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The Biblical Foundation For Interpersonal Communication

- the obstacle he is subject to face, however, Timothy is to behold to the truth even when under pressure of society. This biblical foundation of communicating in lines of preaching is of value today. It is a method used in season and out season in reverence to Jesus Christ. Small group from a biblical foundation communication consist of Jesus and His disciples. Jesus Christ taught and prepared the disciple on numerous occasion for the expectancy in the behaviors of the people from different culture....   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, Communication, God]

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The Biblical Principles Of The Bible

- For the most part this author believes this theory is compatible with the Scriptures, for instance, in the issue of heredity or environment, determining the personality of a person. According to the Scriptures, once a person become a Christian, he becomes a different person. Adler said that people have free will to choose who they will become, in 2 Corinthians, Paul said: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here (2Cor. 5:17). This student believes that this theory of Adler coincides with Biblical principles, once a person becomes a Christian, he is a new creature, he is not longer defined by his or her circumstances, they are defined by...   [tags: Alfred Adler, Psychology, Personality psychology]

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Biblical Worldview Of The Natural World

- ... Romans 3:22, “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. The message is that we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. It is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that saves all who have faith and believe that Christ is the savior. Romans 3:10, “ There is no righteous one, not even one.” Faith coming from the heart is righteous and good for Christians. Paul explains Abraham’s faith and how he was credited with righteousness for his faith before being circumcised....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Christianity, Bible]

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Taking a Look at the Biblical Worldview

- Those who read the book of Romans will come to realize that it is a letter to the people of Rome who follow the Lord. Within the first eight chapters of the letter Paul tells of his desire to visit Rome, the sin of mankind, God’s wrath against mankind, God’s judgment against mankind, and God’s righteousness. Throughout the first eight chapters are teachings regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture. Each of the teachings from chapters one through eight can help mold and give structure to a Christian’s biblical worldview....   [tags: religious beliefs]

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The Biblical Worldview With The Islamic Worldview

- I chose to compare and contrast the biblical worldview with the Islamic worldview. First, I would like to give a brief history as to how the Islamic worldview started; it began when Mohammad was born in 570 AD. and in 650 AD. The Quran was created (Hindson, Caner. 277-280). The Islamic worldview is defined as the complete belief in the one and only (monotheistic) God “Allah” and they believe that the term Islam means “to surrender” and it has nothing to do with peace (Hindson, Caner. 279). The term “worldview” (from a biblical worldview) according to our text and also in my opinion is that we choose to see the world and process the information depending on our own distinct personalities (Hin...   [tags: Islam, God, Religion, Torah]

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The Biblical Narrative Of God

- The biblical narrative is one that is still going on to this day. The biblical narrative tells the story of God and how he reveals himself to us. Rhodes points out that “God comes to each through a historical event or series of events” (2). It is in this way that God reveals himself to us and this maintains the relevance of the biblical narrative in our lives. God reveals himself through formative stories in the bible such as Creation, Adam and Eve, the Fall of Man, The Flood, God’s Covenant with Noah, and the Tower of Babel....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew, Bible]

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The Biblical Model of Education

- Strategy Applications The Biblical model for education is first found within the context of the family, of which is articulated within Deuteronomy 6:1-25. The church however, coinciding with the missional objective of the Christian family, must assist in ways to recapture and reinforce education through the family. This can be achieved through the learning process when there is as emphasis on affective learning, rather than the more prevalent bent towards cognitive processes (Eldridge, 1995). Therefore, the task of the church is to overcome the prevailing influence of the world which is destroying lives and families at a drastic pace....   [tags: christianity, teaching religion]

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Biblical Worldview Of The Natural World

- A woman gets into her car to drive to her friend’s house. The sun is bright, so she puts on her sunglasses. The tint of her sun glasses changes the way she sees the scenery outside of her car and actually helps her to see where she is going. In the same way, a biblical worldview helps a person to clearly see God’s view and align with it. In the first eight chapters of Romans, one can find beliefs that are foundational to a biblical worldview that includes the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit]

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The Biblical View Of Religion

- ... In all of history, there has been a common theme of disliking the tax paying system. This is why Jesus while he was on earth, felt it necessary to address the topic a few times. Perhaps his most famous statement regarding taxation was his plea to his followers to “pay to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to the LORD which is the LORD’s”. Furthermore, Jesus often reflected on the fact that while on earth we have certain responsibilities to those put in place to govern society. Romans 13:5-7 incorporated this fact as well as the biblical mandate to pay taxes....   [tags: Tax, Progressive tax, Income tax, Redistribution]

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The Biblical Elements Of The Christian Worldview

- ... We also have organized societies providing us food, water, electricity, shelter, and other goods that we need or want to make our lives sustainable and easier. This leads us though; to the weaknesses we have as humans, namely sin. Ipgrave and Marshall (2011) describe “Sinful acts are merely manifestations of a sinful nature, sinful nature itself being a primordial event (the fall or innate moral corruption) that left humankind bereft of God’s gracious presence and power.” We sin, because ultimately as a society we are more concerned with self than we are with the glorifying God....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Trinity, God in Christianity]

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Biblical And Historical Foundations Of Christianity

- Essence of Christianity Religion is a topic that both fascinates and irritates millions of people around the world. Religion is an organized collection of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Some people get irritated by this notion thinking that believing in a higher power is a “waste of time”, while others are so committed to this “being” that they leave everything behind to serve him. Christianity is the world’s largest religion with over two billion followers....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, Trinity]

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The Problem Of Biblical Illiteracy

- There is a major dilemma in the Christian church today. Statistics show that biblical illiteracy is growing at a rapid rate in the United States, but little is being done to fix the problem. Only those who feel led to full-time ministry are attending Bible Colleges, and even these individuals face a daunting future of massive debt. What if students could receive solid, biblical education without spending hundreds of thousands of dollars. What if everyone could. That is exactly what the Village Missions Contenders Discipleship Initiative is providing today....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, Old Testament, Vulgate]

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Textual Criticism Of Biblical Manuscripts

- ... He then spends the next few chapters talking about the various texts of the New Testament and explaining what textual criticism is. He describes the use of external evidence, which the presence of other manuscripts that support the one being examined, and internal evidence, which is using the text itself to see if it supports itself through writing type, language, etc. Ehrman talks about non-intentional changes in biblical text, changes often made by scribes who misread, or miswrote while copying texts....   [tags: Christianity, New Testament, Bible]

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Biblical Worldview : The Bible

- Biblical Worldview Essay Although a worldview ensues what a person believes about the great questions of life, a biblical worldview stands far more intense since it’s filtered through the bible and the outlook stays Christ focused. The book of Romans in the Bible provides an example of what a biblical worldview should be like. As a result of Paul’s truths in Romans 1-8, believers have been able to grasp an understanding of the teachings that express the idea of a biblical worldview that God intended us to perceive....   [tags: New Testament, Salvation, Jesus, Christianity]

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Biblical Narratives By Carol Meyers

- ... In the Bible, God specifically hardens Pharaoh’s heart one final time so that He has the opportunity to display to all of Egypt how powerful He truly is. “By overcoming the Egyptian ruler, his officers, and his military forces, the greater power of the Israelite god Yahweh will once and for all be established” (Meyers, 114). The Lord spoke to Moses informing him of his plan so that Moses knew that the Egyptians would be pursuing them. Yet, in The Prince of Egypt, the last hardening of Pharaoh’s heart isn’t mentioned....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Egypt]

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Biblical And Business Ethics And Ethics

- ... Those are the ethics needed in order to fulfill your obligations in business. Being honest to me is a moral trait, which in turns shows the type of character one has. According to Ruddell (2003), “In Christianity, God keeps his promise even when the other party (you or I) does not” (p.45). A person’s character is major when doing business because the consumer or the colleague needs to be able to trust that person would not lie. Being wise and being diligent relates to one another because you have to be wise enough to make hasty decisions and diligent enough to work hard in order to prosper and succeed in any business venture....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Business ethics, Utilitarianism]

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Biblical Worldview And Support The Bible

- ... God saw the wickedness and corruption in the world and caused a worldwide flood to remove the wickedness and corruption. Even after the flood, the wickedness and corruption was not completely removed from the world and it is present in the world today. Human identity is a key concept of a worldview and can be told in Genesis 1 and 2. It is imperative that we know that we were created in “the image of God”. In the image of God means we were created to be like God. The Bible says “Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves....   [tags: Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis, Garden of Eden]

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The 's Interpretation On Biblical Equality

- ... This passage is talking about authority, but not in often oppressive or demeaning way authority is often understood. The same headship that man has over woman, God the Father has over Jesus. Jesus has willingly submitted to the Father, though in every way his equal. In this Trinitarian submission Jesus and God the Father are both fully satisfied, fully joyful, and the greatness of one over the other cannot be spoken about because it is not true. In this passage Paul is describing a hierarchy of willful and joyful submission, where those who submit have full confidence in the one above them that they will not be looked down upon nor abandoned....   [tags: Hair, Long hair, Woman, Gender]

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A Biblical Doctrine Of Spiritual Gifts

- ... “But then face to face,” is a saying often used for seeing God in person. It is an event that has not happened yet, therefore there is no way that miraculous gifts could have ceased. Grudem states in his book that he clearly believes that miraculous gifts are still around and will continue to stay with believers and followers of Christ until the second coming. Now this leads to several different questions that have to do with the churches roles with these gifts, and what it means for scripture if prophecy is still around....   [tags: Christianity, Holy Spirit, Film]

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The Application Of Biblical Ethics

- Analysis of the application of biblical ethics to international accounting ACC 418 Accounting Ethics Yue Dai Abstract This paper discusses various cultural aspects that have influenced accounting in different countries. Accounting purposes have also changed over time. Religion is more than a belief, it involves unique practices and perspectives in accounting. Next we will discuss how these cultural differences will impact the two accounting standards. Last, this paper will talk about the contemporaty trend of accounting standards ad how China will face the change....   [tags: International Financial Reporting Standards]

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Biblical Allegories in Modern Literature

- ... Ethan has his ultimate downfall and fall into hypocrisy when he admits that “to most of the world success is never bad” which again highlights the damaged ideals of the new world. The ties to the bible are not only shown through the ideals of the sacred text but also through the similarities between the biblical stories and Steinbeck’s texts. The bible and the Christian faith are centered around stories due to their ability to teach a lesson while also making sure that idea is never forgotten....   [tags: criticism to the hypocrisy of modern Christianity]

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A Biblical Look At Marriage

- Just recently Newsweek magazine produced an article which attempted to make a scriptural argument in favor of homosexual marriage. Space would not allow for one to deal with all of the errors that the writer makes in regard to biblical text. If nothing else, it demonstrates the ignorance that many people have in understanding God’s word. It also shows how far people in the media have moved away from fairly and reasonably dealing with a biblical issue. Thus, the article is aimed at proving that conservatives are wrong in maintaining that biblical marriage is between a man and a woman....   [tags: Scripture Analysis]

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Biblical Exegesis of Psalm 89

- The Hebrew Bible, better known as the Old Testament, is a collection of tomes that form part of the Biblical canon. Many scholars around the world do not think that a single author wrote the books contained in the Hebrew Bible, but rather that it represents centuries of stories frequently compiled after the events they describe . The stories were created with visions for the future, in order to allow audiences insight into communities and beliefs that were common thought during their era. The stories responded to the issues and problems of their time, but also addressed contemporary climates....   [tags: The Bible]

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A Biblical Response to Society

- Sociology is an extremely valuable tool in understanding how society and individuals interact, function, develop, and change. The study of sociology seeks to make sense of what occurs in front and behind the scenes in a society. For the purpose of clarification, society is defined as a “comprehensive, territorially based social grouping that includes all the social institutions required to meet basic human needs” (Popenoe, 86). We live in a secular world and in a society permeated with sin. As Christians we need to have a proper, Biblical response to society and the world around us....   [tags: Sociology, Society, Culture]

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The Biblical Teaching Of Marriage

- Since the very beginning of time there has been marriage. The origin of marriage comes from Genesis 2:18, where God said that it is not right that man should be alone. God has always been about relationships and when he instutitued the marriage of one man and one woman he believed that it was important that we be in relationship with other, and in this case His disire was for us to have a wife. Regardless of the intention that God had for marriage when he ordained it, too many people have made it to be something of a fad or a trend....   [tags: Marriage, Divorce, Alimony, Family]

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Biblical Authority : The Bible

- Biblical Authority Inspiration can be defined as God’s ongoing and dynamic revelation of truths to humans in order for us to know how to live and deal with spiritual and ethical encounters, by instilling wisdom and understanding of his word. Since humans wrote the Bible there is room for idiosyncrasies, intelligence, historic context, social context, and geographical context to influence scripture. However, God’s revelation of himself and his character prevails through the Bible. There is a dimension of God that can only be reached through personal encounters of His truths, through prayerful reflection of the Bible....   [tags: Bible, Moses, Israelites, Canaan]

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The Interpretation Of Biblical Interpretation

- ... The rule of Biblical interpretation that is has been violated in this matter is that the Bible without a doubt is absolutely consistent and can in no contradict what it says in the matters of doctrine, ethics, or historical fact. b. Which rule of interpretation should be followed. In this belief the Biblical interpretation rule that was not followed and should have been followed was that if a something of a contradiction seems to come into play, the emphasis should instead be given to multitude of clear passages needs to come over the passage that is isolated and is unclear....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Jesus, Old Testament]

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Biblical Foundation For Millennial Discipleship

- ... To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some” (1 Cor. 9:19-22, ESV). The Apostle Paul had to embrace change in order to reach a new and emerging generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “The Apostle Paul made himself different (CHANGE) from what he was in order that he might be similar to those who were Not like him—not that his theology changed....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Paul of Tarsus]

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Two Theories of Biblical Counseling

- The book “How to Help People Change” written by author Jay E. Adams was very inspiring to me. It appears to be based totally on the Word of God, which I also support as my personal approach to counseling. Psalms 119:24 King James Version “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Adams suggests that the process of change can only take place from the inside out (heart) and by using Christian principles. The heart has to be changed in order for a person’s behavior to change. In Psalms 51:6 the Bible states “Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” When a person knows and conceives the righteous thing to do, the...   [tags: Counseling ]

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The Understanding Of Biblical Counseling

- ... The only ambiguity here is that the counselor in not supposed to get close to the counselee. The irony here as well is that Christian counseling involves the use of authoritative instructions which requires the use of directive, Nouthetic techniques. Failure is a recognized part of counseling and every counselor who works with others will fail. This is primarily because they sometimes become sympathetic to the complaints and excuses of the counselee. It goes without saying that Nouthetic counselors always face the temptation to become overbearing in the use of authority, using authority for its own sake, failing to keep God’s authority and one’s own opinions discrete....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Bible, Holy Spirit]

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Archaeological Proofs of Biblical Inerrance

- Years after Horatio Spafford wrote the song “When Peace Like a River”, he moved to Jerusalem, started a children’s home and eventually adopted a Palestinian boy named Jacob. One day while Jacob was playing with a friend exploring a conduit in Jerusalem, he put his hand out to catch himself from falling and felt some peculiar impressions on the tunnel wall (It is Well). It proved to be an inscription of how the tunnel was build, ostensibly by Hezekiah when an invasion was looming by the Assyrians (KJV, 2 Kings 20:20)....   [tags: Religion]

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The Biblical History of Judaism

- The Biblical History of Judaism Judaism is a religion with an excess of 13 million believers located mainly within the United States and Israel. Of all the religions practiced today, Judaism is one of the oldest. The roots of Judaism can be traced back over 3500 years to the Middle East with a lineage that descends from Abraham as a patriarch. With Abraham as a common ancestor, Judaism is considered one of the Abrahamic faiths alongside Christianity and Islam. The historical events within the Bible of Judaism’s past, all the way back to Abraham, have molded the beliefs and traditions practiced by Jewish adherents today....   [tags: religion, theology, christian]

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Biblical Basis for Jesus’ Humanity

- The Biblical Basis for Jesus’ humanity can be seen in several places in Scripture. We see in John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” This verse stated that God came down in human form. It is also recorded that Jesus was weary, and had to sit down to drink from a well (John4: 6). This shows that Jesus was just like you and me and had human nature. We can also see the humanity of Jesus through his human birth, growing and death....   [tags: flesh, sins, god]

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Creation: Biblical and Other Theories

- Living Stardust To complete God’s masterpiece, the Biblical account states that God created vegetation and living creatures according to their kinds: birds, fish, livestock, creatures that move on the ground, wild animals, and man. Biblical authors were not seasoned biologists or geneticists and obviously did not possess an understanding of microbial organisms, amino acids, proteins, elements, atoms, molecules, cells, chromosomes, genes, DNA, and RNA. They explained the beginnings of life in terms that made sense to them at the time....   [tags: Physics, Evolution]

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Biblical Illusions Used in "Hamlet"

- Some cultures look to the Quran or the Torah, while others read the Bible or the Vedas. Regardless of the religion, these holy books of worship are thought to be the guidelines to mankind’s sense of morality and justice. As Shakespeare argues in Hamlet, however, these classical texts, while thought to be teaching lessons, only expose a darker side to mankind. Despite the supposedly justified search for finality, involving murder, greed, and hypocrisy, driving the actions of characters in Hamlet, Shakespeare uses biblical allusions to highlight man’s innate attraction to sin....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Biblical Context of Left Behind

- I still recall the first time I saw the “Left Behind” movie with the chaotic disappearances of people, the crunching of steel, smoke bellowing from fires, and the little old lady on the plane whose husband had vanished. The book brings back details that vanished along with the people. Page four of the book immediately tells you what is going on as Rayford’s mind drift back and forth between Hattie, the young flight attendant and his wife who is preoccupied with the rapture. It is what I call “church language or church talk” that sets the stage for Tim LeHaye’s bestseller “Left Behind.” The scene continues with Irene’s fixation on the Bible being compared to a Tupperware phase, an aerobic ph...   [tags: Film Analysis]

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Biblical Interpretation Of The Bible

- Context This passage is within Jesus instructing the disciples. Before this section of the passage Jesus is warning them of the persecution that they may face, especially from those in the synagogues. He is encouraging the disciples to remember the things that he has told them. Following the section, the Jesus speaks to them concerning his death, resurrection, and divinity. He explains to them the victory that he has over the world. Throughout the book of John, Jesus is portraying his divinity to the disciples and revealing the truth of the trinity....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Trinity, Paraclete]

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Biblical Authority, By Walter Brueggemann

- The Bible is read and interpreted by many people all over the world. Regardless, no one knows the absolute truth behind scripture. Walter Brueggemann, professor of Old Testament, wrote “Biblical Authority” to help people understand what he describes as six different parts that make up the foundation to ones understanding of scripture. He defines these six features as being: inherency, interpretation, imagination, ideology, inspiration, and importance. As Brueggemann explains each individual part, it is easy to see that they are all interconnected because no one can practice one facet without involuntarily practicing at least one other part....   [tags: Bible, God, Meaning of life, Religious text]

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Biblical And On Ecclesiastical Miracles

- One can only say the savior, Jesus Christ, was a prominent figure known for his miraculous deeds and he who glorified the lives of many of the faith. When bringing up the existence of miracles into context it is necessary to first establish the full definition of what is a miracle exactly and what purpose it may serve for our understanding. According to John Henry Cardinal Newman, author of Two Essays on Biblical and on Ecclesiastical Miracles introduces the marvel as: A Miracle may be considered as an event inconsistent with the constitution of nature, that is, with the established course of things in which it is found....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of John, Gospel]

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Biblical Truths And The Gospel

- If one were to travel the world in each country, state, village or any other populace that could be traveled, one would find a different array of customs, life styles, thinking patterns to include philosophies, cultures, and beliefs. These concepts and ideologies illustrate an individual’s worldview. In addition, a worldview is a theory of the world and a general view of the universe. It is a mental picture of reality of how individuals view the world. People have an unusual concept and different assumptions of viewing the world....   [tags: Religion, God, Christianity, Judaism]

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The Biblical Book Of Acts

- ... In Acts, nevertheless, the command was to preach to scattered Israel in addition to reveal the gospel all over the Roman Empire and as far as they could. This commandment was not deprived of its troubles. Long, treacherous travels, oppressions, concerns of Church guidelines, assimilation of foreigners, and PREDOMINANT LEADERSHIIP STYLE USED IN THE EARLY CHURCH 3 sustaining unfriendly congregations challenged the Apostles while they pursued to achieve their assignment to convey the gospel message all over the world....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Glossolalia]

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Biblical Creationism vs. Macroevolution

- “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” is the very beginning of the Bible and the world, written in Genesis 1:1. There has been, is currently, and always will be constant debate over where we came from: created by a higher power or slowly adapted over billions of years. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, evolution is defined as “a theory that the various types of animals and plants have their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable differences are due to modifications in successive generations.” In summary, this means that all things today came from something simpler and, due to natural selection, have become more complex over long p...   [tags: creationism vs evolution ]

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Biblical Applications in Counseling

- Biblical Applications in Counseling One of the most difficult aspects of counseling is accepting when boundaries can be crossed for the betterment of a client and knowing when those boundaries should be respected no matter the outcome. Incorporating religion and spirituality into counseling can often be problematic in the sense that not everyone has the same views on the matter. In fact, not all therapists in the field of counseling agree that blending therapy and religion is effective or appropriate....   [tags: bible, theraphy, scripture, christians]

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Biblical Numerology

- Throughout history there has been a plethora of great literature but none are comparable to the Bible. This book not only hold acataleptic knowledge that can impact the world but also is a compendium for many people's life. It has become a symbolic representation of many Christian's faith and continues as one today. The Bible has many forms of symbolism not only in itself but also in the pages. Biblical numerology is one form of symbolism that appears though out the Bible. This paper will explore the origins of symbolic numbers, the development of the symbolism and the interpretation of symbolic numbers....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Popular Culture's Interpretations of Biblical Characters

- There are many biblical characters that are portrayed in popular culture through visual texts. Popular culture is the way that is most popular and implemented by mass audiences and gives insight into the ways and behaviors of contemporary society (Lynch, 2005). Jesus is described before his death in the Last Supper through America’s favorite television show, The Family Guy. Another film that depicts a segment of Jesus’s life such as his crucifixion and death is demonstrated through Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Biblical Covenant And Why Christians Should Be Study Biblical Covenants

- Introduction The theme of biblical covenant is relevant throughout not only the New Testament, but to the modern Christian church. Learning about these covenants is not only important because they are apart of church history, but because they are key in understanding just how much God loves His created people. This paper discusses the relevance of the topic of the covenant and why Christians should be studying biblical covenants today. Three major covenants of the Old Testament, the Mosaic, Davidic, and Abrahamic covenants, find their fulfillment in the New Testament Gospels....   [tags: Old Testament, New Testament, Christian terms]

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The Spatial Hermeneutic And Standard Biblical Hermeneutic

- ... (do I need a qualifier???) To understand in what way African contextual hermeneutics differs from standard biblical hermeneutics, the various forms of Scriptural interpretation will be explored using the headings: The development of contextual hermeneutics; Interpretation of the reader; Interpretation expressed in praxis; and Interpretation expressed through the use of language. The development of contextual hermeneutics Dube (2012, p4) maintains there are inseparable links between biblical interpretation and the "politics, economics and cultural identity" in sub-Saharan Africa, both "past and present"....   [tags: Hermeneutics, Bible, Exegesis]

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Biblical Type Scenes And The Uses Of Convention

- ... Which makes sense, he either fully quotes the scripture or puts down the reference. He also talks about the importance of ‘type-scenes’, which he uses the example of old Western movies with a showdown between two cowboys; which is a typical and familiar scene we can all think of. Which can then be interpreted in the Old Testament, there are several type-scenes Alter describes. For example he goes into depth about different “Biblical heroes that are analogous to Homeric type-scenes in that they are dependent on the manipulation of a fixed constellation of predetermined motifs” (Alter 51)....   [tags: Bible, Old Testament, Torah, Hebrew Bible]

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The Role Of Biblical Principles On The Budgeting Process

- Our governments overreaching in the budgeting process are undermining the biblical principles that are necessary for developing a godly foundation in society. Every year the federal government makes available hundreds of billions of dollars to states through grants and assistance programs. Biblical principles and moral standing in society have been changed to government overreaching thus moving society away from what Paul teaches in Romans. “For rulers are no longer a terror to good works, but to the evil....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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The Meaning Of Christian Worship And Biblical Foundations

- The Meaning of Christian Worship and Biblical Foundations Christian worship is a main process that in most Christianity followers and leaders want to understand and practice in their spiritual lives. According to the research of Robert E. Webber, he presents that the biblical, historical, and traditional elements of worship is the base of his book, Worship Old and New. He asserts that “worship be authentic and real and characterized by a sense of fullness, the feeling of deep joy, and the experience of comfort and healing” (15)....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Jesus]

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The Moral Frameworks Of Biblical And Greek Thoughts

- ... Similar to Wright’s argument of forming daily habits to achieve a goal, Aristotle emphasized practicing the strengths of character until they become second nature. According to Aristotle, the attainment of cardinal virtues such as courage, justice, prudence, and temperance enables a person to achieve eudaimonia, or “the ideal of a fully flourishing human being.” While paralleling the biblical vision of human flourishing with Aristotle’s philosophy of virtue attainment, Wright further develops human flourishing beyond gaining moral status, but becoming citizens of God’s coming kingdom....   [tags: Morality, Virtue, Human, Value]

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Biblical Studies Final ( Option 2 )

- Biblical Studies Final (Option 2) Martin Luther is often portrayed as being the original reformer when it comes to the Protestant Reformation due to his very strong ideas on the proper way of interpreting scripture. Luther primarily focused on interpreting scripture in one of two ways, literal/historical and typological. Luther would occasionally use the allegorical approach, but only if the biblical author clearly intended for something to be read allegorically. Of the four biblical interpretations, Luther would never use a mystical approach when interpreting biblical scripture....   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Protestant Reformation]

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Biblical References in the Movie, The Chronicles of Riddick

- Looking for biblical reflections in movies is something we often don’t do, but you would be surprised in how many Christian connections there are in different movies. If you look for biblical facts in movies you will see a few, if not a lot of connections. When looking for these connections don’t look too hard, or you will see something that’s no really there. When you get into mindset of looking for those Christian connections it is kind of fun. The movie The Chronicles of Riddick written and directed by David Twohy has many biblical connections, although the director has no beliefs that we know of he has not forgotten his roots....   [tags: movies, films]

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Biblical and Religious Themes in "Sonny's Blues"

- James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues,” is the authors most studied and critically analyzed piece of literature. The majority of these analyses focus on the obvious themes of the book such as jazz music, the unnamed narrator, or the rift that divides Sonny and his brother. Little critique has ever gone into the biblical and religious themes that run throughout the story of “Sonny’s Blues.” Furthermore, it is even more astonishing that there is little critique given Baldwin has such a strong history with the world of Christianity....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Depictions Of Biblical Figures Is Nothing New

- Portrayals of Biblical figures is nothing new, but this seemingly new trend of cinematically filling in Biblical gaps of history - as it were - most certainly is. In particular, Noah, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Risen have each taken it upon itself to add flair to well documented scripture - as a means to reenact some of the most famous moments in the Bible. Specifically - and possibly even the most famous Biblical film of the modern era, The Passion of the Christ, realistically depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ....   [tags: Jesus, Christ, Messiah, Crucifixion of Jesus]

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The Three Main Groups Of Biblical Miracles

- ... Miracles that were accomplished in the Bible has always been to provide an unmistakable sign of supernatural power; and through these signs, God confirmed without a doubt of His divine authority. Furthermore, the purpose of God performing miracles is divided into four central reasons: 1) to display His divine power; 2) to confirm that a chosen message/massagers was from Him; 3) to produce faith in unbelievers: and 4) to strengthen the faith of believers (Apologetics 6.21.2). Firstly, in the whole Chapter of Genesis, God displayed a miracle and shown His divine power by creating the heaven and the Earth out of nothing (Genesis 1:1)....   [tags: God, Theism, New Testament, Jesus]

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Overview of A Practical Guide to Biblical Ethics

- ‘A practical guide to biblical ethics’ was written to help Christians follow and understand God’s law, so that they may live a lifestyle that honours God. By using the expression ‘God’s law’, Smith means the moral will of God as to what is right and wrong. This is encompassed in the Ten Commandments and expanded on throughout the Bible. Kevin Gary Smith(2012:6-9) wrote the book for believers whose prayers are to live a righteous life. The book is, however, not written only for academics or full time pastors, but is aimed for all Christians to understand....   [tags: Christians, God, Spiritual Truths, Analysis]

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A Biblical Study of Spiritual Gift of Tongues

- ... 3:14], the Church in China, and in other countries where the Church is suffering persecution, is vital and alive. There, the people are willingly giving their lives away for the Gospel - enduring beatings and hardships, imprisonments and poverty. The Church in these places is more like the Church in Smyrna [Rev 2:8], where believers suffered and died for the faith. It is surely unjust to class them with the Laodicean church. What is true that during every age, the Seven Churches provide examples and warnings to the Body of Christ as types of faithfulness and failure....   [tags: dispensational theology, god]

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Biblical Origins And Modern Day Meanings

- ... Of course, there is the scripture in which Jesus said: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." Gospel of John 3:5. This specific scripture connects the realm of divinity and the church. How. Baptism is often called “The door of the Church” because it is the first of the seven sacraments, not only in time, since most receive it as infants, but in precedence, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. Baptism is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion....   [tags: Eucharist, Christianity, Catholic Church]

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A Biblical Study on the Spiritual Gift of Tongues

- Many churches today argue on the continuity or temporariness of the spiritual gifts. In this paper, the writer will focus on the spiritual gift of tongue should it fall under the permanent gift or not. For clarity, the author is defining some important Greek terms as follows: charismata, pneumatika, merismos, and energemata. Due to the complexity of the Greek language, the writer will try her best to provide the best definition(s) of each of these terms through various sources. For instance, charismata is one of the most often terms associated with the topic spiritual gifts....   [tags: Theology, Religious Studies]

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Doctrine Of Angelology : The Biblical Truths Of Satan

- Doctrine of Angelology The attributes of angels I choice were, God created them, they do not die, they have no sexual orientation, they do not receive salvation and angels stand in the presence of God. The angel’s primary activity is to do the will of God. Satan has many names; I will describe adversary and deceiver and the devil. The four biblical truths of Satan are that he is a tempter, the evil one, he is our enemy, and he is the supreme deceiver. To fight the ways of Satan, I must walk daily with God, in His word, in prayer and thought and deed....   [tags: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew, New Testament, Satan]

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Dynamics of History as Argument for Biblical Theology

- In this point we explore how Edwards related the dynamics of history, location and time, as arguments for Biblical Theology or for his Work of Redemption. Edwards believed that redemption is inextricable from history and vice versa. However it would take him many years to develop this connection into a coherent philosophy and theology of salvation history. Edwards faced the acute problem how to demonstrate God’s sovereignty and redemptive activity in an evolving age. In this respect it was difficult to reconstruct the series temporum (stages of time) from God’s redemptive plan....   [tags: theology]

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Biblical Literary Criticism: Higher Criticism

- INTRODUCTION “Biblical criticism” refers to various methods of studying and investigating the textual content of the Bible. In general, it just describes examining the Bible in a scholarly and critical manner. Therefore when the term “critic” or “criticism” is used in this way it does not essentially denote something negative, but rather a close consideration of the authenticity and historicity of the Biblical text. These literary critics also look into the origins and purposes of the books of the Bible....   [tags: Scripture Analysis, Lower Criticism]

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