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Creon Of The Revenge Of The Gods
622 wordsIs Antigone a tragic play as defined by Aristotle? Antigone is not a tragic play. Rather it is a theological debate spawned by Sophocles, a debate that is still raging today, the debate of who holds the higher law, the Gods or the State. While this debate has slowly twisted into Church versus State, which is a very different argument, the highest questions still remain the same: Which one is held higher in men's (and women's) hearts? Antigone answers this question with shocking clarity in her ad...
Ordeal Of White Hot Iron This Ordeal
434 wordsDuring the English middle ages law often took on the form of an ordeal. An ordeal is a method of trial in which the accused was given a physical test that could only be met successfully if he or she was "innocent" in the eyes of God. I will discuss specifically three types of ordeals that were commonly used. I - Ordeal of White Hot Iron This ordeal was used to test a persons honesty. If a person was accused of lying to an official pertaining to a crime supposedly committed, then the individual w...
Law Students And Lawyers
1,622 wordsThe basis of a civilized society is law. The law allows for standardized treatment of men, the law allows people to plan their futures, the law gives people assurance that wills, contracts, and trusts will be enforced, that certain behavior will be allowed while other behavior (crimes and torts) will be punished, etc. Five important characteristics of 'the law' in a civilized society follow: 1) The law must be of manageable size so the average man can learn the law without a lifetime of study. 2...
Jews Condemned Judgement According To Works Paul
2,886 wordsThe Wrath of God Revealed Paul began his argument of Romans by proving that the Gentiles are sinners before God. Although God has revealed His truth to them, they have suppressed it, resulting in the darkness of their inner man and rebellion against God to the point of worshipping animals (1: 18-23). As a result God gave them over to do the desires of their heart (1: 24, 26): idolatry (1: 25) and homosexuality (1: 26-27). Seeing that they had no desire to retain God in their knowledge, God gave ...
Eternal Truths Including The Laws Of Logic
860 wordsLa Croix in his essay disputes the position set forth by Harry Frankfurt in his article "Descartes on the Creation of the Eternal Truths" (The Philosophical Review, 1977), charging that Frankfurt misrepresents Descartes view of Gods nature and power. According to La Croix, Frankfurt holds that, in claiming that God created the eternal truths and could have done the opposite with respect to establishing the law of contradiction, Descartes conceived of Gods power as extending beyond the laws of lo...
Laws In The Hebrew Civilization
2,073 wordsLife in ancient times was full of risks and uncertainty for those people living there. Much trust was put in the unknown, but as civilizations progressed, there was a feeling of need to understand the unknown and the meanings of life. Within this paper I will discuss three important issues that deal with the progress of life in relation to the civilizations of the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Hebrews and Greeks. In ancient civilizations concepts of the afterlife were based on myth. Glamorous storie...
Laws Regarding Relationships With Neighbors
792 wordsLeviticus 19: 1, 2, 1518 Scope, Selection and Content of Pericope Leviticus 19: 1, 2, 1518 is the Old Testament pericope appointed for 23 Pentecost A in the LBW. Verses 15-18 are a thematically related set of laws regarding relationships with neighbors. The pericope is in-complete without the introductory statement of 1, 2, because the laws in this chapter are all expansion and commentary on vs. 2. The appro-pri-ate pericope is Lev 19: 1, 2, 15-18. Sources / Traditions/Form Leviticus as a whole ...
Ten Commandments In Public Places
849 wordsThe Ten Commandments in Alabama courthouse has been one of the biggest issues going on in the country. America, a country built upon human rights and freedom is now taking away citizens liberty slowly but sure. Also we are dealing with a situation that is a clear abuse of judicial power to destroy one of the most fundamental rights of our citizenship. One nation under God was their cry and declaration upon the laws of nature. Upon God they built a mighty nation but now taking away God's word out...
Aquinas Good Example For Eternal Law
354 wordsQuestion #1 Aquinas says that law is an! ^0 ordination! +/- or! ^0 dictate! +/- of reason, and that these always aim at happiness or blessedness. What Aquinas means here by! ^0 ordination! +/- is that he is saying that ordination is laws that are through God, not by us humans. Unlike God-made-laws, human-made-laws are either just or unjust in which case they do not impose the obligations of conscience. Aquinas believes that a law is unjust if it does not promote the common good, breaks the divin...
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