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  • Gods
    339 words
    Essentially, the question at hand is whether something is considered holy because it is loved by the gods or if that which spoken of is loved by the gods because it in itself is holy. The initial problem created is what is to be identified as holy. The gods willing something as holy would provide certain implications of what is expected of those who choose to worship. In other words, regardless of what a certain belief might entail, the people must follow it anyway simply because the gods will s...
  • Modernist Answers Peters Question With God
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    Ten Thousand Names A second issue... is concerned with the question of the na-ture of the categories or concepts fundamental to or appro-priate for Christian speech about God. Should these be personal, historical, and ontic in character, as they surely are in scripture, or should they be ontological, metaphysical, and therefore impersonal in character, as in almost every speculative philosophical system, even an ide-ali stic or panpsychist ic one This question, as formulated by Langdon Gilkey, i...
  • Figurative Language Milton's Sonnet About His Blindness
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    How do Textual Features Combine To Convey a Theme of the Poem? Milton wrote extensively throughout his life, and studied literature profoundly. His cunning ness and literary techniques were observed in all of his literature. However, at the prime of his life, his weak eyes gave as his intense work and studies caused his blindness. As a result of this tragedy, Milton created a sonnet about his blindness. He questioned the meaning of this tragedy, of the future, and God for his blindness within th...
  • Way Joshua
    833 words
    Herm's question, 'Josh, what do you think of Religion?' ; becomes the beginning of a period of both joy and conflict for Joshua as he is then often encountered with many related questions and, later, contradiction from the Church. These questions all lead to similar answers, in which Joshua expands on his ideas. And because of this further discussion, it's important to read all of his responses throughout the book in order to understand his reply and to intelligently decide to agree or disagree....
  • Tyger The Question
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    William Blake's "The Tyger", meant to be read in conjunction with Blake's "The Lamb", tells a tale of two sides. While "The Lamb" speaks of softness and goodness, "The Tyger" tells of a powerful and evil nature. Blake asks the Tyger the question "Did he who made the Lamb make thee" (line 20). This question represents the overall theme of the poem. How can two creations be opposite in so many ways yet related-or are they related to each other "The Tyger" questions the truth of a two sided world a...
  • Kind And Just God
    2,057 words
    Why do men suffer This is a question that has been pondered by countless philosophers and theologians for many thousands of years. Some believe that God brings down suffering upon those of us who sin. Others view man's suffering as an indiscriminate act of God. The only certainty with respects to this timeless question is that a definite answer does not, and will never, exist. With the desire to delve further into the question of suffering, we examined three books, which attempt to shoot to the ...
  • Mankind For The Warpath And Destruction
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    By: Donald Goode Dramatic events in the world cause people to vent their frustrations in many ways. This can be done in a verbal speech, a written article, and act of violence, or a poem of thought. A poem of thought is what Richard Eberhart has done in, "The Fury of Aerial Bombardment". The theme of this poem is described with questions and angry emotion. Who is the poet angry at? Is it mankind, for the warpath and destruction it creates? Or is it God, who lets this destruction happen in its un...

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