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  • Augustine's Idea Of His Own Conversion
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    The Example of a Woman Sexual Renunciation and Augustine's Conversion to Christianity in 386 For you converted me to you so that I neither sought awife nor any other worldly hope. I was now standing inthe rule of faith in the same way that you had revealed me to her so many years before. And you transformed her mourning into a joy more abundant than she had wished and much dearer and more chaste than that of having grandchildren of my flesh. These are the words that conclude Bk. 8 of theConfessi...
  • Our Thinking Patterns And Logic
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    Logic and perception 1 One of the amazing yet perplexing things about thinking logically and critically is that all of us perceive issues differently and all of us have a unique thinking pattern. The things that we experience also play an important role in how we perceive issues and also our thinking patterns. One believes the nature of logic is how we each deal with a situation and how we decide what the right thing to do is and how we come to certain conclusions about a situation. We all have ...
  • Polite Conversation Through Common Experiences
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    Romantic Theatre Unifying Society Through Polite Conversation From Romanticism in theater we find that the purpose of the role of art was to lead people to perceive the underlying unity of all existence and thus to eliminate conflict - to make man whole again. How did the Romantic theater make an impact to, in essence, unify existence or society With the help of Hazlitt, a drama reviewer (critic) of 1820, we can examine the characteristics that Romanticism brought to the theater that, in turn, l...
  • Augustine's Story Of His Own Conversion
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    Augustine and Conversion Conversion can best be defined as surrendering a particular way of life in order to accept another. The very nature of this process indicates the presence of sacrifice. The convert acts almost entirely on faith, giving up the life that seemed right, a life in which they were comfortable, relying only on the assumption that letting Jesus into their hearts will give their life more meaning and direction then what they had known before. Augustine says that conversion requir...
  • Big Daddy And Brick's Conversations
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    Love, Greed, and the Truth Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams is a play about the experiences in society. Among these experiences is death, communication, and honesty amongst men. Big Daddy has everything he needs. Brick got everything he wanted as a child. Yet Big Daddy learns later from Brick that there wasn't one worldly possession that could satisfy Brick's yearning for love from his father. Brick understands that the world is so focused on money and physical possessions that he iso...
  • Conversational Styles In Classroom Discussions
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    In her essay "Teachers' Classroom Strategies Should Recognize That Men and Women Use Language Differently", Deborah Tannen uses the subject of gender to reveal the differences between male and female conversational styles in classroom discussions. Tannen talks about how women tend to contribute less to hostile or debate-like conversations. On the contrary, men debate more in class because the conversational style reflects their own. Tannen observes the classroom situation, the topic of debate an...
  • Edwards's Experience
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    Two individuals who had a profound effect on Puritan society are John Winthrop and Jonathan Edwards. Edwards, valedictorian of his class at what would come to be known as Yale University in 1720, eventually became a minister notorious for the "evangelical" nature of his ministry. Edwards subscribed to a Calvinist doctrine, believing that man exercised will, motivated by "apparent good". He asserted that man, while entering the world in complete depravity, was not predisposed to right or wrong be...

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