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  • Powerful As Maimonides
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    The Search for God in Eight Chapters In Eight Chapters by Maimonides, there seems to be a lot of confusion when dealing with the existence of God and man's perception of him. Maimonides was trying to provide a strong basis for the belief that God was above man, but instead he only succeeds in stating obvious facts that fail to show a complete understanding of the subject. Maimonides does admit to the fact that metaphysics has yet to correctly identify exactly what God is. Are God and knowledge o...
  • Knowledge Resides In Memory
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    Saint Augustine's Confessions Saint Augustine was believed to be the Christian Plato. He describes Plato with the adulation of an admirer and follower. He achieved most of his knowledge through the interpretations of the immensely popular neo-Platonists. Throughout Augustine's Confessions, he is plagued by the question of how one can know God lies in memory. He believes that memory is the repository of all of a persons experiences and knowledge. Augustine within the text, learns that the answers...
  • 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...
  • Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil
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    It is impossible to taste the sweet without having first tasted the sour. This is one of the many lessons found within Genesis 2.0 and more specifically the story of Adam and Eve. It is also from this twisted tale of betrayal and deceit that we gain our knowledge of mankind's free will, and God's intentions regarding this human capacity. There is one school of thought which believes that life is mapped out with no regard for individual choice while contrary belief tells us that mankind is capabl...
  • Doctors And Medical Students
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    As a student at Southern Methodist University, I have acquired knowledge from requisite classes to not only better myself, but also for the betterment of my community. I feel, as apart of the human race, that we should continue to strive for an enhanced community by gaining information from other humans. However, in order for this greater sense of community to occur, we must realize there are morals to withstand. Socrates posed the question "have we learned how to teach virtue?" I believe that i...

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