Christianity in the 1st century

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  • Women In First Century Palestine Essay

    Notes Summary Source Criticism • Women had little to no authority and weren 't treated as equals in 1st century Palestine • A women 's status and freedom was severely limited by Jewish law and custom • They were considered inferior and subordinate to men • There is no wisdom in a woman except with the spindle" (bYom. 66b) • Men had complete control over their wife and their daughter until she got married establishing their activities and their relationships that they were involved in • Women were passed from the control of her father to the control of her husband with little or no say in the matter • Women were not allowed to talk to strangers or appear in public venues • A man could not talk to a woman who wasn 't their wife or daughter…

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  • Pentecost: The Power Of The Holy Spirit

    James D G Dunn notes: “The epochal significance of Pentecost raises the whole course of salvation-history to a new plane ….In one sense, therefore, Pentecost can never be repeated - for the new age is here and cannot be ushered in again. But in another sense Pentecost, or rather the experience of Pentecost, can and must be repeated in the experience of all who would become Christians.” Dunn is effectively saying that in order to witness for Jesus Christ today, just as the disciples…

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  • The Role Of Women In The Gospel Of Matthew

    The Gospel of Matthew contains a number of verses that provide a conflicting yet intriguing insight to the status of women and the interactions that Jesus had with them. A consequence of these differing views is the uncertainty readers may have over the role of women and their influence in the rise of Christianity. Professor Rodney Stark’s essay on the role of women promotes the notion that women were major stakeholders in Christianity and acted as a catalyst to the religion’s rapid growth.…

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  • The Gospel As Prisoner And Liberator Of Culture

    Andrew Walls, former missionary and lecturer was the founder of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non- Western World (University of Edinburgh). He also was the founding editor of the Journal of Religion in Africa. Walls was one of the first people to document a southward gravitational shift of the Christian Church. He first wrote about it in his essay “The Gospel as Prisoner and Liberator of Culture” which was published in 1982 The aim of this paper is to assess and critique Walls’…

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  • Red Rocks Church

    Red Rocks Church is only ten years old, and the Lakewood campus is brand new. It’s not even two years old and so many people flock to that campus every Sunday. It’s astonishing to see hundreds of people come through those doors and find a seat in the movie-esk pew area and praise the Lord. The church is nondenominational. They believe that God is the loving creator of the seen and unseen. According to their website, they also believe that Jesus is God in the flesh and that he lived a sinless…

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  • Exegesis Of The Book Of Acts And Luke

    Exegesis: I. Historical Setting: A. When: There has been a long standing debate over the timeline in which both Acts and Luke were written. In my previous research of Luke, I concluded that Luke was written sometime between A.D. 58-62. In following with the traditional belief that the book of Acts was written as a sequel to Luke, it would place the writing sometime between A.D. 62-64. Others scholars may argue for a later date. B. Setting: The passage takes place in Jerusalem sometime after…

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  • Homoeroticism Analysis

    Therefore it would make logical sense, considering the mass conversion to Christianity that followed the emperor Constantine much later than the documentation here, that Christian views and beliefs shaped an extremely large amount of the modern concepts that exist in the world today. It is important to note the context in which early Christian writer Paul spoke of homoeroticism, particularly in his letter to the Romans, which is argued by sociologist Jeramy Townsley to not really be about…

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  • Piombino Apollo Statue Analysis

    meddle up an art history timeline if a statue is not properly dated to the correct era. This is case the regarding the Piombino Apollo, a statue found at sea in 1832 with a complex history of study where it eventually made its way to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The statue looks extremely archaic, like a kouros, but some more advanced stylistic evidence on the statue contradict the earlier claim regarding an archaic date and places it in a later Hellenistic one. The problematic…

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  • Julius Caesar Character Analysis

    In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar there are many different characters all having different parts. Each of the four main character has their own big part in the story, and each have different sides to them. Each character has a different part, either killing Caesar of giving pay back to the killers. The four main characters in the play are Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Marcus Brutus, and Mr. Cassius. It could be said that each of the characters in the play could be change the name of the…

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  • Christians Of The 21st Century Analysis

    Accepting the beliefs of 1st century Christians is important. It is essential that 21st century Christians have the same beliefs as those of the 1st century. Reason being, Christians of the 1st century were the ones who lived closest to the time when Jesus Christ preached, “the Gospel of the Kingdom of God”. Christians back then believed that the Old Testament was inspired by God. We, Christians of the 21st century shall believe in the same. The Christians of the 1st century teach Christians of…

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