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    Scripture In Film

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    This is likely because filmmakers are influenced by forces beyond academic integrity; namely the demands of the box office to “mix in battle scenes, action sequences, and romantic subplots that did not exist in the original stories” CITATION (TBATH). Producers were free to use biblically themed novels and screenplays that were only loosely based on scripture. Additionally, stories of vice, “sexual adventure, and intrigue abound even in such ‘staid’ sources as the Hebrew Bible”—even though much of the Bible’s text is relatively dry and abstruse CITATION (SS p59). Thus, it is unsurprising that biblical stories that were appropriated by filmmakers had a tendency towards character-oriented, action-packed parables, such as Noah’s Ark, Adam and Eve, and David and…

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    Biblical literalism is reading the words in the Bible as if they have come directly from God’s mouth. They take the parts of the Bible they want to believe are true making them sure because it is something that they do not want to see. Biblical literalism is no analysis of the text which is nearly impossible. In the film For the Bible Tells Me So there are five families, three of which I will be discussing, each with a gay or lesbian child directly dealing with feelings and situations they would…

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    and Alvera M. Mickelson’s textbook: “Interpreting the bible”, the couple had the purpose and goal to equip” prospective pastors, as well as other Christian leaders in developing sound principals of interpretation that would help them to understand the truths of the bible and to evaluate the religious ideas that are brought and carried out in our daily lives” After many years of having their textbook in seminaries, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning, the couple decided that they…

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    Patriarchy In The Bible

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    This broad idea of patriarchy is portrayed in the Bible through language such as “he,” “him,” and most importantly, “man” or, “men.” The male powered society can also be viewed in referring to the position of power men played in the culture of Israel during the time in which the Bible was set. These inferences and beliefs regarding the patriarchal views of the Bible lead to debate and implications around what the correct interpretation of the Bible is, if there is one, and what there is to do…

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    Then, there is the sola scriptura non-application to this problem. This would consist of one going to the Bible as all sufficient. In this case, there is no way to determine when a woman is exercising “authority over a man.” The second issue is defining when and where “in the churches” occurs. The words used in this text can be defined and redefined, but the end result is that the Word is not sufficient to answer these questions that are in addition to the scripture. There is a different…

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    with a stick that could have killed her. Mary was also caught reading a bible and her mistress threw it away. Mary was able to recover it and continues to use the bible as her guide and reassurance that she is in God’s good hands. Mary’s relationship with her mistress shapes her portrayal of captivity as seeing it as a punishment by God, and as an opportunity for him to…

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    The Bible: From Boring to Transforming “Honestly, reading the Bible is boring,” says 16 year old Micha, “I like the stories and stuff, but don’t see how it applies to my life.” This outlook of scripture is all too common among young people today. Micha represents a generation where all good things come in small screens, where satisfaction is based on speed, and where attention is unnecessary to succeed. This modern era has rejected patience and stillness for busyness and productivity. In such…

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    My Bible Lessons

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    In critique of my bible lessons, I must first address the issues of studying and preparing the lessons. I experienced difficulty in properly studying the Book of Philippians using the inductive study method, particularly gaining the information that I needed out of the text to develop a lesson. I am now aware that I rushed into the study of the Bible, without properly seeking God and tuning into what he would have me to learn from his word. I was so concerned about developing a lesson and…

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    theory of religious education is the biblical family centered education. 1. The purpose of religious education 1) Deliver the biblical values through family life The Bible mirrors every dimension of the world, so the biblical values can help people form constructive and balanced characteristics to be whole persons. However, the biblical values will not be fully transmitted by only teaching in the church on a limited time because values are not knowledge to get by just teaching. Rather, the…

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    that the Bible’s sense of history is much different than the modern sense of the word. o The modern history is tied to documented events and facts. The events of the Bible are different. Alter suggests that the stories from the Bible are the result of the Hebrew writers making use of their imaginations when facing the task of writing Scripture with their scanty historical resources being limited. • He uses three different stories from the Bible to illustrate his point. o Firstly, he refers to…

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