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  • Jesus And St Paul Rank One
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    Michael Hart is an amateur historian and also the author of The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History. In this book Hart lists in order the people he believes to be the top 100 most influential people. In this essay I am going to look at three specific people, and compare Hart's ranking of their impact on society against my own. The three people are Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of Christianity; Paul of Tarsus, Christianity's most important missionary; and Muhammad, the foun...
  • St Stanislas
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    St. Stanislas KostkaBorn at Rostkovo near Prasnysz, Poland, about October 28, 1550; died at Rome during the night of 14-15 August, 1568. He entered the Society of Jesus at Rome, October 28, 1567, and is said to have foretold his death a few days before it occurred. His father, John Kosta, was a senator of the Kingdom of Poland and Lord of Zakroczym; his mother was Margaret de Drobniy Kryska, the sister and niece of the Dukes Palatine of Maso via and the aunt of the celebrated Chancellor of Polan...
  • Christopher Wren
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    Christopher Wren, the son of the Dean of Windsor, and nephew of Dr. Mathew Wren, the Bishop of Norwich, was born in 1632. As his father was the king's chaplain, Christopher spent his early life in Windsor Castle. As a child he played with the king's son who later became Charles II. Christopher was an intelligent boy and did very well at school. He was particularly interested in mathematics and science, and by the age of seventeen had made several inventions. These included an instrument that wro...
  • St Paul At Jerusalem
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    1. Theophilus Lover of God, a Christian, probably a Roman, to whom Luke dedicated both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. Nothing beyond this is known of him. From the fact that Luke applies to him the title most excellent, the same title Paul uses in addressing Felix and Festus, it has been concluded that Theophilus was a person of rank, perhaps a Roman officer (Henneke). 2. John the Baptist John was Jesus cousin. He was to prepare a way for the messiah by baptizing people into repentance...
  • Formation Of Their Ideal Citizens
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    Two traditions that epitomized the beginning of Western Civilization were that of the Greco-Roman state and the ideology of Christianity. These traditions were the cornerstone for values and beliefs that epitomized early civilizations. Their conceptual representatives elucidated the ideals and beliefs of these associations to the modern world through writings and other works. Pericles, Marcus Cicero, and St. Paul are but a few of these individuals who gave a glimpse into the aforementioned assoc...
  • Paul's Education Cary
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    Black Ice Essay? The distance between where we were and the ideal kept us all in a painful reaching, jumping, leaping at the sky.? Lorene Cary entered St. Paul's school wanting to make a difference. To take advantage of an education, that to many black people of her time, only existed in their dreams. She felt as though this education would change her life. Bring her power. St. Paul's did change Cary's life, and it opened many doors for her. However these doors were heavy and not easily moved. I...

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