Category: Christianity

Religion, Religionlessness and Contemporary Western Culture:

Religion, Religionlessness and Contemporary Western Culture:

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Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. Pali Canon: The complete canon among the early collections of the Buddha's teachings. Of particular note are the studies that indicate the benefits of Religion to the poor. [2] Regular attendance at religious services is linked to healthy, stable family life, strong marriages, and well-behaved children.
A Short History Of Christianity In The Apostolic Age

A Short History Of Christianity In The Apostolic Age

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His birthname is Vernon Howell, but he took on the messianic name David Koresh in 1990. Rare is the official anywhere in China who would want to scare away investors from his area. On 2008 May 08, the UK 's blasphemy laws were repealed: In January 2008, a spokesman for Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that the Government would consider the abolition of the blasphemy laws during the passage of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill. It thereby achieved a position of independence from all the structures of secular society, which was to prove of the utmost importance (Troeltsch 1912).
Byzantium - Rus - Russia: Studies in the Translation of

Byzantium - Rus - Russia: Studies in the Translation of

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A number of Christian Right leaders read what the Christian Reconstructionists were writing, and they adopted the idea of taking dominion over the secular institutions of the United States as the "central unifying ideology" of their social movement. The important core of such groups is not the religiously “indifferent” who simply “backslide” in their religious principles, but the intellectuals who have severe reservations about commitment to any of the more traditional denominational positions.
The Gospel of the Divine Sacrifice: A Study in Evangelical

The Gospel of the Divine Sacrifice: A Study in Evangelical

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Our Founding Fathers, in their dedication to liberty, promoted the freedom of all Americans to practice religious beliefs, or not, as they choose. Coughlin, Charles (1891-1979): Charles Coughlin was a Catholic "radio priest ," who was controversial for his anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi views leading up to World War II. On The Innerrancy of The Bible: Come the Theocracy, Whose Bible Will Rule?, Talk To Action, December 30, 2005 Pentecostals believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, but differ from fundamentalists and other Christian denominations by practicing exorcism, speaking in tongues, faith healing, and, in general, seeking supernatural experiences.
Black Bartholomew's Day (Politics, Culture & Society in

Black Bartholomew's Day (Politics, Culture & Society in

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Lawsuits over broken contracts clog our legal machinery. This essay will systematically consider the dynamics of religious pluralism and propose techniques for dealing with diversity. Willard, Frances (1839-1898): Frances Willard was a Christian social activist who promoted temperance, women�s suffrage, labor reform and home-centered family life. If they keep trying to convert you, you may need to reconsider the friendship. But there is less of a consensus about trends in American Catholicism.
The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology (Cambridge

The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology (Cambridge

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Lippy's essay is informative and easy to read, and his assertion that Appalachian religion is not a reflection of otherworldliness based on deprivation and the desire to escape, but based on the understanding that the world itself is a place of mystery and supernatural power, is a point that should not escape those studying the region.(48) The essays of Barbara Ellen Smith and Janet Bogess Welch appear to question attempts to demythologize Appalachia.
A new Literal Translation From the Original Greek of all the

A new Literal Translation From the Original Greek of all the

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Answer: Syncretism, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, is “the reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief.” This is most evident in the areas of philosophy and religion, and usually results in a new teaching or belief system. Thus in their attempts to revive the grandeur, beauty and prestige of Rome with the finest architectural designs, sculpture and frescoes, Pope Julius II (1503-13) and Pope Leo X (1513-21) nearly bankrupted the Church.
The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Mpilo

The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Mpilo

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There are also those who practice the non-Abrahamic faiths. The Womens Federation for World Peace paid 3.5 million to the Christian Heritage Foundation, which in turn bought Falwell's $73 million debt, and then frankly wrote it off. The Barmen Declaration of Faith (by Karl Barth, et al) became the principle statement of The Confessing Church. Proponents of the movement prefer being called "Muwahhidun" or Salafis. The accuracy of all of these figures is difficult to determine, and the organization does not provide a breakdown of membership data for each country.
The Canon of the Old and New Testaments Ascertained, or, The

The Canon of the Old and New Testaments Ascertained, or, The

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Letter from an African-American Christian woman of Nigerian heritage who fears and.. The teaching of Jesus Christ saved me from drowning into the hell. But what should humanists do if they're asked to say “grace” before the meal? who desire a non-religious option, here are several “Thanksgiving Non-Prayers”. All of these restrictions were due to the fact that the abbess was a female. Approximately one-third of all people in the world belong to the Christian religion.
Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings

Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings

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Christianity does not believe in the repetitive cycles of creation. The ideal solution would be to leave the religions to devour themselves, without persecutions. Agnostics and atheists also do what all of us on our own distinct spiritual paths do: they reach inside and draw strength from their inner power and sense of self-determination to make it through rough patches. Some liberal Christians acknowledge that an omnipotent God could easily preserve His words and conclude that, for whatever reason, He has chosen not to do so, instead leaving us to our subjective impressions of God's will. [14] In terms of economics, liberal Christianity emphasizes Testament eschatology towards the Kingdom of God into the liberal "law of progress."