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    Mary Sidney’s Psalms 58 and the Psalms 58 found in the Coverdale Bible share a remarkable amount of similarities when it comes to the text itself. However, despite it’s similarities, both text split in the meaning and ideas that stem from it. With Sidney, one sees a darker, robust imagery, while, with the text in Coverdale, the reader gets the sense of elevation and language that is not common to the general population. When comparing Mary Sidney’s Psalm to the Coverdale version, one must first examine the psalms as a whole. Both psalms, although addressed to two different figures, deal with rectifying what is wrong in the world and are concerned with the wicked. They begin with the idea of calling out a figure and asking it if what they do is with the right intentions. In the Coverdale version, the figure in question is never stated and thus left to interpretation, or rather, the one being asked could be considered the reader…

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    Grieving Book Reflection

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    Reflecting back over the information captured from reading their book has given me a clearer sense of how God’s people can perish due to the lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6, King James Version). Although, I too agree with Leming and Dickerson (2011) that grievers need support and assistance during their bereavement process, sometimes I find it difficult to do so because of not knowing how or what support to offer. Because of that, I will refrain from giving any support for the fear of…

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    Do you know what KJV stands for? It stands for King James Version. The King James Version is a latin translation, of the authorized version of the bible. This book is actually the first major dictionary for many people. And also, in the year of 1611, King James wanted a bible that others could read and repeat. During this time you actually had to hand write every single copy that you wanted. Since King James wanted this repetition done so it would be shared and learned by many. Out of all the…

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    For the past 3 weeks, I have been participating in the prayer project. I grew up in a culture of prayer, but it was more individualized than communal. By praying the morning prayers in The Book of Common Prayer, I was able to participate in a tradition of prayer that has been practiced for generations, and I was able to focus my prayer time on specific themes and patterns. Growing up, I was immersed in a prayer. Every class began with prayer, food was blessed, bedtime prayers were rehearsed,…

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    The Lord Reigns

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    The book, The Lord Reigns: A Theological Handbook to the Psalms is written by James L. Mays. It is a book about the book of Psalms viewed as a scripture and a liturgy. The book is concerned with the use of Psalms, and how its central message of the Lord reigns is portrayed. Mays proposes that the word “the Lord reigns” is the main point of Psalms that describes the sovereignty of God. It describes the contents and context of the Psalms individual and as a whole in relation to the other books of…

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    This idea of living in the moment is a concept that is widely debated. Many believe that living in the moment provides only benefits as you tend to cherish the moments that you experience, whereas those who disagree with it believe more in planning their day and to always keep moving. The book Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel provides its own unique view on the entire situation from an aspect that has never or extremely rarely been discussed. Station Eleven takes place after a global…

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    conventions was the Realism period, where common language, allusion and satire were used effectively in the poem “O Lord, Our Father” by Mark Twain. Realism was a time where the author tried to show the wrongs in society or acts to develop support and change on those subjects. Common Language was a prominent conventions used in the Realism time period as it was a way to be easily understood by the rising middle class. This was infact…

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    “Abraham’s Other Son” is a book that answers pressing questions about the Islam faith, while comparing it to Judaism and Christianity. Written by Phillip G. Samaan, this book disproves misconceptions about the Islam faith. The question and answer writing style allows for an easy, yet riveting read. The emergence of Islam begins with Muhammad. He desired to know God because polytheistic worshippers appalled him. His wife, Khadijah, encouraged him to accept God’s calling to be a special messenger.…

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    Elitism Vs Nonconformism

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    accept this to be legitimate sowed the seed of the non-conformist movement. This is because they considered the break-away from the Catholic Church to be problematic and most of these Puritans also had issues with the Catholic Church, thus, they had to stay away from the Church of England. These groups started meeting and they commenced their own views on things. There were a distinction and split between the Anglican tradition and the Puritan tradition. The name nonconformists became formal…

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    Anabaptists, Henry VIII

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    Chapter 13 Assignment #3 13.3 (Ryan Cho) Anabaptist, Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Act of Supremacy, Book of Common Prayer, John Calvin 1. Anabaptist. Many of the Anabaptists all had a belief that the Christian Church was all voluntary believers that had gone under a spiritual rebirth. Anabaptists preferred baptism to occur as an adult rather than the right at birth. Many of these people followed the older properties of Christianity and held a variation of democracy where all believers were…

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