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  • Their Belief In Alexander's Divine Birth
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    What evidence is there that Alexander may have believed that he was of divine descent? And how convincing would this evidence have appeared to one of his followers? From studying the sources of the ancient world that talk about Alexander The Great, it is clear that many of them present Alexander as being some type of heroic figure or Demi-god. However you could question whether Alexander believed this himself. Only by studying his actions and the actions of those around him can we draw any type ...
  • God In Genesis
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    The Intimidating Female in Genesis In the narrative in the book of Genesis, there are two main objectives. The first is a general goal to create a complex world designed for ideal human existence according to divinely legislated principles. The second is God's desire to establish a great nation within this world. According to the narrative, God aims to achieve these goals by constructing frameworks for his goals and then enlisting carious humans to help see them to fruition. However, as amply de...
  • Boethius Through The Character Of Philosophy
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    Literary Patterns of European Developement Trinity College The Consolation of Philosophy was written in the early 6th century by Boethius. A statesman and intellectual, well educated in liberal arts, Boethius fell from the favor of the Gothic emperor Theodoric, under false charges of treason by his enemies. He was imprisoned in Pavia, and while there used his time to reflect on his situation and attempt to answer many of the questions which have plagued human kind throughout history. The text is...
  • Relationships Between Humans And The Divine
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    Relationships between humans and the Divine have been the subject of many authors writings, in fact the very first text ever published was the Bible; the most comprehensive link between the Divine and humans. History is full of examples of people trying to define their relationship with the Divine or lack there of, 'Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love... ' ; (Psalm 51: 1). In the poems, 'God's Grandeur'; by Gerard Manley Hopkins and 'Leda and the Swan'; by William Butler Ye...
  • Hellenic Texts And The Old Testament
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    Old Testament vs. Hellenic Divine Intervention The Old Testament and Hellenic texts we have studied have numerous examples of divine intervention. The range and complexity in human affairs that these interventions occur have similar, yet different attributes. Both texts describe divine intervention as a way of explaining 'why things happen (ed) and being 'chosen' by God or gods to fulfill a destiny. Both also see divine intervention as something that can not be understood by humans; God or the g...
  • Voice Of God And His Divine Command
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    Divine Command In my opinion, trying to differentiate between the Divine Command and the acts of God that impinge on one's consciousness is one in the same. Divine command to me would basically be the entire Holy Bible. An act of God to me is just waking up in the morning and being able to breathe new air and live another day. Whenever I hear a voice in my head I just consider that God is telling me something and that what he is telling me is a divine command. For example, if I am at the point w...
  • Independent Limits On Gods Commands
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    In his dialogue Euthyphro, Plato poses the question of whether the gods love what is holy because it is holy or whether it is holy because the gods love it. The corresponding question in terms of ethics is whether God loves the good because it is good or whether it is good because God loves it. Divine command theorists give a clear and unequivocal answer to this question in the area of ethics: they maintain whatever is good is good only because God wills it to be good. This has serious implicati...
  • Alexander's Divine Status During His Reign
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    Discuss the role of the gods in Alexander's vision and the construction of his self image. What were the repercussions of the divine relationship on his personal propaganda and for what reasons did Alexander seek divine status? Scholars have long debated the factors that contributed to Alexander seeking divine status during his reign and if he actually claimed divinity during his lifetime. By analyzing several extracts from varying sources, I intend to illustrate that Alexander's divine quest wa...
  • Being A Temple Of God's Divine Spirit
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    Upon reading the Holy Sonnets of John Donne, one is opened to somewhat of a different person than imagined, compared to reading such poems as his A Valediction Forbidding Mourning or The Flea. Whereas the latter center around very optimistic love themes, the former center around very self-effacing themes of spiritual inadequacy and even religious abomination. To fully understand the kind tortured psyche that is presented, a complete comprehensive analysis would need to be done for all the Sonnet...
  • Homeric Gods
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    Assess The Significance Of The Gods In Assess The Significance Of The Gods In Homer's Iliad And Odyssey It is the gods, not fate, who are concerned with the activities of human life in both the " Odyssey could be conceived even without any intervention of the gods. Others argue that nothing happens in the poem without the prompting of a god. The wrath of Achilles is explainable in its own right; and yet Apollo and Zeus come into the picture. Do we have a divine plan or simply a human quarrel wit...

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