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    David Graeber Debt Summary

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    In his book “Debt, the first 5000 years”, David Graeber introduces us to a novel theory about the development of human relationships, money, commerce, and markets. The author himself has direct experience in Anthropology, although limited in comparison to other great ones in the field such as Claude Lévi-Strauss, he did study tribes in Madagascar and had other relevant first-hand encounters with the science. By making use of his past mentioned knowledge, but also by drawing parallel ideas and arguments encompassing the fields of Psychology, History and Economy, the author tries to prove the reader that debt, going by the meaning of a measurable obligation, is at the core of every human group, a phenomenon that appears naturally since the…

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    David Graeber is an American anthropologist, anarchist and an activist. He is a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. To begin with, Graeber uses definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary to define debt. Firstly, debt is defined as a sum of money owed. Secondly, it is the state owing money. Thirdly, it is a feeling of gratitude for a favor or service. Graeber then introduces the book with the following American Proverb: “If you owe the bank a hundred thousand…

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    In the book Debt, by David Graeber, Graeber provides an alternative to the narratives economist want society to believe. One being the idea that money, a unit for measure, was established after the barter system is a view that Graeber characterizes as a perfectly simple and straightforward answer, which is terribly incorrect. (21) The idea that individual traded item for item runs into a few conflicts which explains the creation of money. For instance, say one neighbor has cows, and the other…

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    far from admitting this sin to the society he lives in. Yet guilt plays a major role throughout that eventually engulfs his whole life. While describing the minister’s room, subtle hints are hidden around those four confined walls in order to serve as a reminder of the awful deed he once committed. “The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colors still…

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    A prophet is a person regarded as an inspired teacher, or proclaimer of the will of G-d. “The English word “prophet” comes from Greek and literally means “spokesperson.” This further provides meaning since the prophets were “messengers of G-d”. In Hebrew the name עמוס (Amos) means laden, burdened, carried, and brave. In the Old Testament, a person named “Amos” besides the prophet is never mentioned. Out of all of the prophets, “Amos is the first of the “writing prophets,” that is prophets whose…

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    1 Samuel 25 Summary

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    Samuel lays out the foundation of some of ancient Israelis most famous and influential kings, describing in detail the rise of king David, and the reign of his predecessor Saul. However, while presented as Israeli history, the tales of Samuel possess a clear bias in favor of King David, as the text attempts to exonerate him of any wrongdoing during his rise to king. 1 Samuel 25, a small excerpt from this larger kingship narrative, possesses important social and literal conflicts, as it broaches…

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    But that is one thing that Saul completely lacks. When he is confronted by Samuel about what he had had done, he insists to lie about it and says that he had performed the commandment of god. After Saul gets rejected by god, David is on the way of taking over that kingdom. However, that is something that upsets Saul greatly. He becomes jealous especially when he hears the women in the village talk positively about David and not highly of him. He starts to dislike David in many ways and even goes…

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    in Bethlehem, Judah (Castel, 1985, p.87). He grew up the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, and has been linked with the Ammonite royal family (Rogerson, 1999, p.78; 2 Samuel, 10: 1-2; 17:25-7). As a teenager David joined the entourage of Israeli King Saul as a minstrel and harpsichord player. It was during this time period that he first gained notoriety when he defeated the ominous giant Goliath armed with a mere slingshot. In 1 Samuel 18:20-30 it states that with a dowry of 200 Philistine…

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    Gentle Rebel and Indian Horse: really not gentle at All Gilbert Morris’ book The Gentle Rebel and Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse are two stories that are very close in comparison. The fascinating protagonists of the book have grown stronger through much conflict throughout the book. In the end of the novel, the characters are much physically and mentally stronger than the beginning. Both novels deal with the loss of a personal friend or family member. The constant reminder of death is…

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    Religiosity Of Worship

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    Worship is defined as “The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” Before this course I always thought it was just the slow songs at church that always came before the sermon, I now understand It to be a way of life. King David was an incredible symbol of worship both in his time and ours, and is particularly significant in how we should view worship. The way that we worship, as Pentecostal Christians as apposed to Anglican Christians is very different as they are very…

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