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  • Church Of Rome And The Apostolic Tradition
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    Today, Christianity is filled with different denominations. Each denomination differs in opinion in certain areas. The origin of the differences in Christianity dates back to the Roman Empire when Christianity was developed. The Roman Empire was primarily polytheistic and people in the empire were expected to conform and bow down to all Roman gods. Judaism was the first religion to claim that there was only one God, a strictly monotheistic view. Despite Roman expectations of conformation, Judais...
  • Churches And Temples
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    Dan Navarro World Religions 3: 00 Paper 1 The religious service I choose to attend was at the church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. I attended a service at a Stake center located at the corner of Brown and Horn in Mesa. A Stake is a meeting place for three wards, which are groups of the church. They take their turn using the church for different activities but all attend on Sunday morning, at different times. One of the main differences about the church was the style of the building and inte...
  • Community The Sacrament Of Holy Orders
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    Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) was an Italian theologian, one of the foremost Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages. His Summa Theologica (c. 1266-1273) was a provincial document of scholastic philosophy. Summa Theologica explored all facets of medieval life, philosophy and theology, political theory, and morality 1. The medieval church had a particular interest in the sacraments because they manifest salvation to an individual in a tangible form and tied the individual to the church 2....
  • Christ In The Old Testament
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    The Contribution of Dietrich Bonhoeffers Interpretation of the Old Testament In reviewing the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the study of the Old Testament seems to be almost non-existent. It is not until his time in Tegel Prison, nearly one year prior to his execution, that he fully commits himself to serious thought on the subject My thoughts and feelings seem to be getting more and more like those of the Old Testament, and in recent months I have been reading the Old Testament much more than t...
  • Evangelical Free Church Members
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    The Evangelical Free Church of America is a protestant church that dates back to the 17th century. Its liberal beliefs, international missions and personal relationships among congregations make this church one of the most community affiliated and yet closely knit churches in America. The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1250 churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. They are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowsh...
  • People Back To The Church Christ
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    Headlines were captured in February by the tragic reports that as many as seventy priests in the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts, allegedly have abused young people whom they were consecrated to serve. In the wake this news, allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have sprung up nationwide. It is a huge scandal, one that many people who dislike the Catholic Church because of its moral teachings are using to claim that the Church is hypocritical and that they were right all along. Ma...
  • Christ Church College In Oxford
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    Lewis Carroll, Christ Church College, and the Alice Books Many of people know the children's books, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There", but do you know the person that wrote the two most recognized children's books of all time. Lewis Carroll, who attended Christ Church College in Oxford, is considered the greatest writer of children's literature. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27, 1832. He was the oldest of eleven children....
  • Meaning Of The Passage To Paul
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    Scripture Paragraph Text: Colossians 1: 24 - 2: 5 Book Purpose: Paul's purpose in writing this book is to teach against the false teaching's being taught there. The main theme of the book is that Jesus Christ is God and the only true way to heaven. Subject of Paragraph: Sacrificial Service for Christ Scriptural Context: Immediate: The Passage before this one deals with the Supremacy of Christ. It tells that Christ is God and how he reconciled us to him. The passage after this one deals with livi...
  • Patron And The Church
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    Art during the Christian tradition was produced to enhance the worship of saintly figures by church patrons. Paintings were not only used to tell a biblical story but also to form emotional connections between the patrons and the principles of the church. Artists in the Christian tradition strived to portray events of religious importance with maximum drama to make a lasting impression. They did this by applying artistic advances in ways that draw the patron into the painting. One such event was...
  • Sexual Indecencies Catholic Church Leaders
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    What Would Jesus Do? Between 1951 and 1991, forty-one Catholic priests in Chicago alone were charged with sexual misconduct (Philip Jenkins). This number has only increased over the past ten years, with the recent valiancy among Catholic women and children to come forth about sexual indecencies committed against them. But while the charges against the priests may be relatively new, the corruption within the clergy is certainly not. Priests' abuse of their position can be traced back to the origi...
  • International Churches Of Christ
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    The Churches of Christ: A Comparative Essay Over the past ten years there has been much controversy in the Christian and secular media about the International Churches of Christ (ICC), and the United (or mainline) Church of Christ (CoC). This controversy has stemmed from theICC's misuse of funds, doctrinal problems, member abuse, and mind-control. The differences between the CoC and the ICC are important for Christians know and understand. The CoC began in 1957 when these four groups merged The ...
  • Mormon Church
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    At the age of 8, Mormon children decide whether or not they wish to continue in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That decision is made for life. If the child decides not to become a Mormon then that is respected by his or her parents. However, no decision not to commit is likely as family pressure is great for the Word of God to continue". My day at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was different " The Mormons as do all Christians believe in God the Father, His Son ...
  • Christ's Presence At The Eucharist
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    Eucharist is the central rite of the Christian religion, in which bread and wine are consecrated by an ordained minister and consumed by the minister and members of the congregation in obedience to Jesus' command at the Last Supper, "Do this in remembrance of me". In the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, and in the Anglican, Lutheran, and many other Protestant churches, it is regarded as a sacrament, which both symbolizes and effects the union of Christ with the faithful. Baptists and others...
  • Belief In The Eucharist As Real Presence
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    My flesh is true food, my blood is true drink (John 6: 55) These were the words spoken by Christ himself, during the initial institution of the Eucharistic sacrament. Such phraseology, a primary article of Catholic belief was intended to be perceived in its literal sense, as opposed to metaphorical interpretation. The Eucharist is a sacrament of the Lords supper, consisting of consecrated elements which have undergone transubstantiation - a change in essence. Such transformation results in what ...
  • One Belief Of The United Methodist Church
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    The United Methodist Church My home church is United Methodist. I have gone there ever since I was a child because that is where my mother went to church. Through researching this paper I found many interesting things about my church. There are many points and issues I agree with and many I disagree with. Writing this really made me think about my denomination closely and if it's the right one for me. The United Methodist Church shares a common history and heritage with other Methodist and Wesle...
  • Jew And Gentile
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    Step 1 In the first century, the world was divided, just like today, but the basic distinction was between Jew and Gentile. For that reason, some Jewish Christians had trouble accepting Gentile converts-some even said they needed to become Jewish first. Paul shows the Ephesians how God answered the world's plea for oneness-it was in Christ. The paragraph before my section speaks of the former state of Gentiles and Jews. Jews hated those who were not of their race and called them Gentiles, but th...
  • Full Gospel And United Pentecostal Churches
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    When Christianity began, it was one religion with one denomination. Now it has grown into one of the main world religions with many different denominations. Over the years, as one church split from another and opposition became common, the beliefs began to change, though the core has still remained. Fifteen of the most common Christian denominations follow, with their similarities and differences exposed. In all Christian churches certain rituals are present. However, what they are called and ho...
  • Christianity In The Church
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    People use one major excuse for their refusal of embracing Christianity in the Church: hypocrisy. This something that has been present in the Church since "Day One". People use many of the misdeeds done in the of Christ as evidence, such as Crusades, the Inquisition, witch trails, and many other horrible acts. Due to this behavior, a majority of them tend to say, "If that's what Christianity is all, then I don't want any part of it". First, it must be admitted that there is hypocrisy in the Chur...
  • Door Before Sargeant
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    Nick Park 11/15/03 English 3/Intro to Lit On the Road Langston Hughes is a writer who had a very unique method of putting his thoughts into words. Undoubtedly, Hughes must have experienced a large amount of racism aimed at him during his time. On the Road is a story of an African-American man who tries to find a little humanity in the world, with Langston Hughes' voice one amongst the many others crying for freedom and equality. Sargeant, the protagonist, is first introduced while looking for sh...
  • Hughes Foreshadows The Sargeant Christ Conversation
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    Langston Hughes's short story "On the Road" begins and ends realistically enough: his protagonist, Sargeant, enters a strange town one winter's night during the Depression and finds himself without shelter, as many did during this era. Hughes gives Sargeant the additional burden of being an African-American in the "white" part of town; therefore, he faces the perfectly plausible obstacles of shelters that "drew the color line" and racist police officers who beat and imprison him. But despite the...

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