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  • Temple Of Heaven
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    The Temple of Heaven is located in the southeast of Beijing. It was built in 1420 and expanded under the Qing emperors. The Temple of Heaven was founded in the first half of the 15th century. It is a respected complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and is surrounded by historic pinewoods. The Temple of Heaven has become the symbol of Beijing. The temple represents the perfection of the Ming Dynasties architecture. The shape, colour and sound have symbolic importance. It is designed for th...
  • Thoreau's Heaven
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    The Heaven Below Henry David Thoreau's time spent at Walden Pond led him to a complex, manifold understanding of nature itself, as well as the nature of man. Thoreau's time on Walden Pond, however, led him to an equally elaborate and intricate awareness of spiritual truths. As Thoreau writes in "The Pond in Winter" chapter of Walden, "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads" (283). Although seemingly placed quite nonchalantly at the end of the paragraph, this statement is a key into t...
  • History Of Heaven
    779 words
    Vanilla skies Heaven Peter Stanford 3844 pp, HarperCollins St Augustine thought nobody farted there. St Thomas Aquinas saw it as a celestial Trades Union Congress - a place where the "communion of the saints" ruled co-operatively. But the Scandinavian version meant a lot of singing, boar-eating and mead-drinking. Heaven can't always wait. Peter Stanford's brisk popular theology - a mixture of creeds, anecdotes and history - shows how the waiting turns into imaginative star-gazing. To write a his...
  • Place Known As The Elysian Fields
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    Religious Beliefs in Early B.C. Period Since the beginning of time people have searched and studied very hard to find a religious practice that would sooth there soul. People have always found something or someone to worship. There are still many religious groups or churches that believe opposite of each other. The religious groups or churches of people usually have a book or some form of religious laws in which they try to live by. Some even have steps of achievement and are working hard to ple...
  • Heaven As A Very Difficult Place
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    My religious consciousness is different from my ordinary consciousness. There are a lot of actions that some people consider to be acceptable and ordinary, but religious people consider to be a sin. There are also certain objects, places, and times of the year that a non-religious person would think of as ordinary, but a some religious people would view as very special. From a Christian viewpoint, a Church is a holy place. It is thought of as the House of God. When I go to Church on Sunday, I fi...

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