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    My Family Tradition

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    McGrath describes faith as more than just believing that God exists, but it is about trusting in Him (McGrath 3). We all can say that God is real but what about our action? God is our father, savior, and protector; he would not allow us to bear what we cannot. I often take problems into my own hands because I forgot that God is there for me. My faith in him was so little that I allow myself to stress over things I have no control over. I verse that often come up in my head when I think of ‘faith’ is Nahum 1:7, “the Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knows those who trust in him.” This verse illustrates that God will protect and help those who have faith in him because he loves us; he changed my life with his love. No matter how many times I took the wrong path, He will always…

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    Violence in the Works of Flannery O’Connor “First responses to O’Connor are invariably extreme. Forgetting about the stoning of St. Stephen or Herod’s slaughter of the innocents or even the cross itself, many first-time readers of O’Connor, knowing that she is a Christian writer, re puzzled by her grotesqueries and the violence of her vision. The problem is, of course, that most readers possess flimsy ideas about what is “Christian” literature and what is not” (Baumgaertner 19). Flannery…

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    Introduction: Flannery O’Connor ambitiously sets out to make a reader face the grotesque nature of society and all it’s commonly concealed evils. In “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction” Flannery O’Connor refers to herself as a “realist of distances.” Which means in order for her to explore the difficult and mysterious aspects of human existence she exaggerates the characters and ideas created in her stories. She considers the truly grotesque aspects of writing to be the most…

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    Southern Gothic literature is a writing style unique to American literature in that it uses supernatural, ironic, and unusual events to reveal and examine the values and character of the South. Sothern Gothic authors use certain elements as tools to explore social issues and reveal the cultural character of the south. An example of this work is A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor. It is a deeply disturbing tale about a family trip to Florida gone wrong. O 'Connor 's work in A Good…

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    Ever since the dawn of the first written language literature has always played a huge role in understanding why do humans behave and accomplish goals some that are very adventurous and against a human’s comfort zone. Literature reflects on human 's nature and pulls at their instinct to be adventurous and go against their comfort zone of a normal life to do something extraordinary. Two examples of pieces of literature that show off people that accept the call to adventure while other folks do…

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    On Blackboard Analysis

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    on people's lives, and it affects each in a different way from the other. The relationship between science and religion, therefore, is determined by one's perspectives and particular beliefs. The thesis statement of the essay is, therefore, the relation between religion and science, according to the YouTube video posted on Blackboard. There is a big difference between religion and science. Religion and science are in conflict, and most scientists are against the idea of worship. Additionally,…

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    McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. 4th ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN: 9780470672815. The following critique will observe in depth the study from the book Reformation Thought by Alister E. McGrath. The critique will demonstrate that the author, McGrath, looks to talk about the idea, culture, foundation and qualifying surroundings of the Reformation. This book is extensive, which it incorporates the significant players of the Reformation and their religious…

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    It is the idea “firmly embodied at the heart of the Protestant revolution that all Christians have the right to interpret the Bible for themselves.” This “idea” enabled the scholars and thinkers to do an in-depth examination of the doctrines and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church in the light of Scripture. McGrath brings to light in his study the shortcomings of the teachings of Catholicism and the abuses of the clergy hierarchy which brought about the need for change. This dangerous idea…

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    As Christians, we are to strengthen and focus on the inner beauty of the heart. In context, Peter says that God looks for the godly character in a wife: gentle and quiet spirit. Likewise, Peter is not speaking against wearing jewelry or braiding hair, but he is warning us to be cautious about what we fixate on. Are you fascinating on outer beauty which men look at, or inner beauty which God examines? Going beyond scripture, Alister E. McGrath, a famous theologian, historian, and scientist, talks…

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    I am currently a PhD student at Fuller Theological Seminary, studying systematic (constructive) theology under the mentorship of Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Systematic theology is highly significant for the gospel-centered life of the Church, in the sense that the discipline explores how the core message of Jesus Christ according to Scripture can be concretely embodied in particular forms of confessions and practical spheres of Christians’ everyday lives. I have been pursuing this area as my…

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