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    epistemic obscurity. Significantly, Hutchinson and her followers were devoted readers of the Geneva Bible, which included extensive commentaries on the rewards of seeking personal communion with Christ. The subjective spirituality advocated by antinomianism particularly suited the women of this period whose religious activity remained more or less within the home. Women were generally designated as passive recipients of scriptural readings issued by the Puritan fathers, and thus cosigned to self-effacement where the possibility of subjective readings emerged. Antinomianism, rejecting the notion that human beings could affect their own salvation, ironically called upon a similar self-abnegation before Christ as a condition of piety: claiming to be nothing in herself but all in Christ, Hutchinson reduced herself to a medium through which god spoke and, in this way, empowered herself more fully than the men in whom the community vested power. The passivity and silence naturally associated with the domestic sphere emerged as rhetorical devices espoused by antinomianism and placed the domestic woman in a position to participate in the religious community more fully than the current religious hierarch permitted. Altogether, perceiving antinomianism as praising subjectivity would be inaccurate in light of its genuine belief in self-effacement, but Hutchinson undoubtedly rejected the community advocated by Puritan New England. Though individuality was not what the antinomians were…

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    Anne Hutchinson was an intelligent, freethinking woman who lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She can easily be perceived as one of the first leaders in Women’s Rights in history. Hutchinson was one of the first women to express her opinions on religion publically, which was not permitted at that time. Her strong will and opinions eventually led to her excommunication from the church and banishment from the Colony. Anne Hutchinson was an independent thinker who led many discussions…

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    Towards the end of the unrest, that would become known at the Antinomian controversy, John Winthrop, a founder of Puritan Massachusetts, wrote a letter concerning the exiled dissenter Anne Hutchinson. In his first sentence, he coined the term that hundreds of years later would inspire the works of countless historians. “American Jezebel,” has become synonymous with Anne Hutchinson, a woman in Puritan New England who boldly stood up for her religious beliefs in a society where women were…

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    Antinomianism Antinomianism defines the concept that there are no binding moral laws. It assumes that everything is relative. For instance, the ethical system assumes lying is can be neither right nor wrong. Some of the basic beliefs of antinomianism includes that there are no God given moral regulation and laws. They also argue that there is no God or he has not set any standards on moral laws on the people. Another belief is that there are no timeless moral regulations and regulations…

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    Lutheran theology echoes throughout the Pilgrim’s Progress, particularly through John Bunyan’s representations of law and grace. These are two critical ideas that Bunyan presents through his allegory. The ideas are detailed mostly in the beginning of Christian’s journey, as the beginning of one’s faith, where it is easiest to become confused on the nature of salvation. To fully grasp Bunyan’s meaning is to understand what law and grace mean, and how they relate to each other. The concepts, like…

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    In the process of completing an exegesis; for Bible study or in the process of preparing a sermon for Sunday services, the same steps are followed to insure the correct meaning of the themes and issues that of the selected verses are conveyed. The importance of giving the correct authority level and application to a selection verses, the failure to do this properly could change the meaning of scripture. The Study of James and Hosea; through the process of exegesis, the themes, issues, the…

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    regarding the presence or absence of moral laws. The ethical systems of antinomianism, situationism, and generalism are distinct in their inner workings; however, they ultimately result in an individual determining for oneself the definition of right and wrong. While all three systems have their negative aspects, there are also positive benefits to be found. A determination of the most…

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    To study ethics and to break down the different approaches one must look at the nonabsolutisms such as antinomianism, situationism and generalism. These three approaches define different perspectives that one may use when coming to an ethical decision. The three approaches will be defined and examples will be given of each of these approaches. Concluding with an analysis of the deficiencies and assets of each and which I feel is the strongest or weakest. Antinomianism has been described by…

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    the first time in their lives, and bands of black niggers in white robes, and battalions of freaks and lunatics shouting and clapping and leaping like frogs. And bringing up the end of the procession was a tribe of people whom she recognized…” (O’Connor. 278). With this heavenly vision it allows her to have insight into her personal faults and weaknesses. The mental puzzle pieces finally click, her spiritual journey comes to a close when she understands that titles or status is ineffective in…

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    Norman L. Geisler, one of the founders of Veritas Evangelical Seminary and Southern Evangelical Seminary, presents a Christian view of how to deal with consequences in conjunction with divine command theory in his article entitled Any Absolutes? Absolutely! (Geisler, 1995) In previous writings, Geisler tries to critique the various branches of ethics, and he goes forward to argue the Divine Command ethics theory and with the Divine Command from a Christian perspective through the Bible. There…

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