Criticism of the Bible

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  • Ananias And Sapphira

    Martha Grace Weatherill Martha Grace Weatherill Methods of Reading the Bible A Critical Reading of the Story of Ananias and Sapphira Using Historical and Theological Approaches Acts 5:1-11 The story of Ananias and Sapphira and indeed, the book of Acts are of great importance because it informs the reader on the history of the primitive church at Jerusalem. Fee and Stuart point out that the author, Luke, is a Gentile whose narrative could be seen as a source of Hellenistic historiography,…

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  • George Whitfield Ecclesiastical Authority

    This group has been more recently become known as “Conservative Evangelicals.” “Fundamentalism was a movement that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries within American Protestantism reacting against “modernist” theology and biblical criticism as well as changes in the nation’s cultural and social scene. Taking its name from The Fundamentals (1910-1915), a twelve-volume set of essays designed to combat Liberal theology, the movement grew by leaps and bounds after World War I. During…

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  • Blaise Pascal's Argument Analysis

    themselves to believe in God because it is logical to wager or bet “that God is”. I will first outline his three premises of the wager and then I will have a criticism that is held against him. Specifically, the criticism is towards his second premise which states, “you must wager. It is not optional”. Lastly, I will be responding to that criticism, since I am agreeing with Pascal’s premise. Pascal’s wager consists of the following premises: the first premise is, “If there is a God, He is…

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  • Voltaire's Criticism Of Absolutism And Despotism

    "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers" ("Encyclopedia, or a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts and crafts") (1751 - 1772) and several minor pieces. It directed criticisms at French political institutions, Voltaire's personal enemies, the Bible and the Roman Catholic Church. He is remembered and honoured in France as a courageous polemicist who indefatigably fought for civil rights (the right to a fair trial, freedom of speech and freedom of…

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  • Robert Alter's Narrative Analysis

    illustrated the use of literary criticism (new criticism), and it seemed to be the answer to historical criticisms fragmentation of the text. Literary critics analyzed the text according to such elements as structure, plot, character, and so forth. Robert Alter published his seminal work entitled, The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981), a project begun in 1971, after being asked to lecture on the literary study of the Bible at Stanford University. Alter’s response to higher criticism is…

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  • Martin Luther's Influence On The Roman Catholic Church

    These theses were also known as the “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” (“The Protestant Reformation”). The Ninety-Five Theses was a document that consisted criticisms towards indulgences and the church in form of questions and propositions for debate. As a matter of fact, many of those theses were directly aimed at the indulgences the church practiced. Luther used ideas developed by Augustine to help him develop…

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  • Harry Potter Should Be Banned From Schools

    uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/693779.stm) (source???) Opponents largely believe the alleged subtext in the series is dangerous for children, who could be influenced, and that it leads to Satanism, Wicca or other Pagan beliefs. Some Christians argue that the Bible is clear in its condemnation of witchcraft and that the Harry Potter novels present the practice of sorcery as appealing and fun, wherefore parents should not permit their children to read them (cf. Cline, 2015).…

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  • The New Testament Summary

    information about the bible they never knew. The book is not about scriptures in specific. It is about back-round information to how people today received God’s word. The reader gets to see just how important the text is and the effort to preserve the word of God. In this book the reader will find out the types of writing materials used for manuscript. The languages used in the text. Whether text was written in print or cursive. Discoveries where and when scripts were found. Criticisms of the…

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  • Historical Criticism In Chaim Potok's 'A Separate Piece'

    (Jewish Traditions and Restrictions) Chaim Potok, is the original Historical Criticism , he gave the heart and brought out the sympathy of the Jewish people and culture. Historical criticism is the bases of any literature piece . It dwells on dates and the origin of the subject and authors outlook. Focuses on things like time ,era, religion and background . The mass murder of 6 million people , in a event called “The Holocaust” is the most imperative and certainly can be used as the offset of…

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  • Summary: The Antebellum Debate

    Note that this is not a judgment or self-righteous criticism to those who came before, but an understanding of their lives during that time that affected their beliefs. Lincoln describes the centrality of religion to the crisis of the union, “both read the same Bible, and pray to same God”, but still hold different beliefs. The question is then: how did two entirely opposed views develop from the same core belief? Why did some people read the Bible and conclude that it…

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