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One Nation Under God
608 wordsIn order to describe the historical and dogmatic al development of Christianity and the Church, and consequently it's deviations, in the period from AD 30 to AD 313, we need to start with the description of the historical, political and social settings of the world that existed during the time of Jesus. During that time the Roman republic was ruling over almost the whole Mediterranean. As a liberal Empire it was tolerant towards the two great religions it was reigning over-Hellenism and Judaism....
Sayings From Jesus
1,481 wordsWho Was Jesus? A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document felt a very positive impression of who Jesus was after finishing the Book of Matthew. I had a new image of someone who was a down-to-earth, caring individual. I did not find quotes of Jesus that claimed being superior to the common man, of whom sinners could not look upon (a view that most people had of their Gods for centuries before). Matthew 12: 49-50, Jesus announces to multitudes that they are his...
Paul And Jesus
630 wordsChristianity is founded on the life and teachings of Jesus, a first century C.E. Jew. Christianity became an independent religion as it spread beyond its Palestinian borders. However, since during its first few decades, it was a sect within Judaism, there must be a relationship of Judaism to Christianity. In the "independent religion", two elements of its doctrine are essentially Jewish. First, Jesus is the messiah, or anointed king, who is spoken of in Jewish prophetic writings. Second, the mes...
Scientology And Black Magic
1,109 wordsSo, can you say anything good about Scientologists? Well, they are snazzy dressers. Oh and Tom Cruise is one! And the person who started scientology also wrote that sci-fi classic 'Battlefield Earth'. What a great movie... : -| OK let me go on the offensive now... Scientology is rather young. Beginning in 1953, during a coincidentally timed slump in Layfaette Ronald Hubbard's book sales. Originally a few 'help centers's p rung up, taking the places of bookstores where for a nominal fee and the p...
Religion Causes Jude
2,055 wordsJude the Obscure In Hardy's Jude the Obscure, Hardy shows his views on religion and commitment to the Church which were said to have declined in the latter years of his life. (Ingham, xxvii) Throughout the book Hardy displays his feeling that religion is something that people use in order to satisfy themselves by giving their lives' meaning. One instance in which Hardy clearly displays this is when he writes, 'It had been the yearning of his heart to find something to anchor on, to cling to. ' (...
636 wordsJesus and Muhammad have been held in high respect, if not respected, by the billions who have belonged top the religions that these two greats founded. Although both men thought of them of selves as spokes people of the same God not very much attention has been given to their similarities and differences. It is hard to find people through the ages that appreciate what Muhammad did. It seems that a lot of people degrade the rival leader to promote their won religious leader. In spite of these sim...
Truth About The Origins Of Jesus
517 wordsReligion is a mysterious concept of faith. It hold so many unanswered questions, yet millions of people go into it seeking comfort and security. This people view religion as something pure and divine, but can all of what the church preach be true How real are hte doctrines of worship People may turn to religion for help, and they may come out believing everything that is presented to them, but in reality, they may just end up with false convictions. Through the years, Christianity like other rel...
Christians View Jesus As The Messiah
785 wordsThe view of whom or what Jesus was, is a common question that arises even in the Christian religion. For Christians, for granted Jesus was the messiah. Other religions and people in our world do not agree upon this belief, in Jesus being the messiah though. Religions such as Muslim and Buddhism have very different beliefs. With these different beliefs comes differing in views of Jesus Christ. The question is therefore, "If Jesus is not viewed as the messiah, or the Son of God, how is He viewed i...
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