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  • Evangelicalism And Religion

    those of an ethnocentric perspective. By using a cultural relativistic perspective towards the Evangelical Christians, one may realize that their actions in the film are similar to other religions and cultures. One similarity between Evangelicalism and other religions is the purpose of rituals and the human body. In the film, the Evangelicals spoke in tongues as a means to communicate with God and conducted a ritual to cleanse both their camp space and equipment. This use of rituals and the human body may appear bizarre, but various cultures have similar practices to fulfill certain religious purposes. In Hinduism, gurus are brought in to conduct rituals to make buildings sacred and the gurus’ bodies act as a physical connection to gods that followers may interact with. Then in Vodou, the priests have a ritual of pouring rum to satisfy spirits, and performing dances to connect with spirits. In all three examples, rituals and the body play an important role for their respective religions. This role creates a religious setting for followers to practice their faith, while deepening their connection with their religious entities. Therefore, the use of rituals and body are vital components for practicing certain religions in culture, including Evangelicalism. With this in mind, the Evangelicals’ rituals and use of their body can be seen as standard practices with the knowledge of other religions and their cultural contexts. Another parallel between Evangelicals shown in the…

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  • Anthropology Of Fundamentalism

    The Anthropology of Fundamentalism Fundamentalism from an anthropological perspective is interpreted quite differently than fundamentalism from the historical perspective. First and foremost, there is no argument about whether or not fundamentalism describes movements outside of the Protestant movement in the United States. Anthropologists interpret fundamentalism as one of many human reactions to modern society. For the fervently religious, fundamentalism is an attempt to reunite the morals…

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  • Evangelical Theology: The Evangelical Movement

    revivals. Evangelicalism is not exclusive to a certain denomination, but is a part of several different denominations. The evangelical faith consists of four specific elements: Biblical, theological, historical, and cultural (Webber, 2002). Evangelical faith includes the supremacy of the Gospel, Scripture and early church creeds, a renewal of historic Christianity, and adaptation to cultural context. The two central beliefs of Sola Scriptura and Christ alone compose Evangelical Theology. Sola…

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  • Eulogy For Grace Church

    first 30 minutes at a little louder than normal tone. The pastor looked to be in his late 50’s to lower 60’s but didn’t let his age control his personality. He told several jokes the audience laughed at during his service. The church was also very friendly. We had multiple conversations with different people about our first time there and how it went. Grace Church follows the religion of Evangelical Christianity. Evangelical Christianity is a movement within Protestant Christianity…

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  • Rescuing Jesus By Deborah Jian Lee

    As main stream denominations continue to shrink and modern day evangelicalism has morphed into something more politically and conservatively centered, I found “Rescuing Jesus; How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelism”, by Deborah Jian Lee, enlightening, profound and hopeful as it centers on new, out of the box ways in which people generally pushed into the margins, are redefining their evangelical Christianity. “Evangelicalism is anything but a monolith; it is a…

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  • George Whitfield Ecclesiastical Authority

    Reformers such as Martin Luther centuries earlier debunked this idea of the Church’s salvific role and instead, taught that righteousness came by faith of the believer in Christ alone, and that the church had no role in the believer’s salvation. This laid the foundation for evangelicals, such as John Wesley and others. So, what were some of the roots of early evangelicalism? How did they give rise to this movement? Evangelical Christianity in the eighteenth century represented something new.…

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  • Mirrors Of Scripture Analysis

    As the body of Christ (the Church) redefined itself again and again throughout history, believers were hard-pressed to embrace and work through the multiple denominations amongst them. Fast-forward centuries and thousands of denominations later, and we find the Church at odds against the idea (or the classification) of evangelicalism. In Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Daniel J. Treier’s Theology and the Mirrors of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account, they raise the awareness that the problem of…

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  • Theological Convergence Summary

    H. Edward Pruitt starts 100 Years of Theological Convergence: Edinburgh 1910 to Lausanne 2010 with an introduction. In this introduction, he starts off with his thesis; “This thesis argues that a theological convergence developed out of the ecumenism that existed within the Edinburgh 1910 Global Missions Conference, and that this ecumenism grew from Edinburg 1910 until the Lausanne Movement that began in 1974, at which point it began to flourish” (Pruitt 5). He then defines some terms and lists…

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  • William Wlberforce Sociology

    engaged in the slave trade which provided labourers to its colonies. Wilberforce was opposed to slavery, both as a moral concept and because of the violent and harmful situations enslaved people were subjected to within the slave trade (Hill 2004) (White 2008). Wilberforce’s broad goal was to reform society in all directions to return people to living in right relationship with God and each other. In 1797 Wilberforce wrote a book titled A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of…

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  • Evangelical Protestants Arguments Against Vegetarianism

    Evangelical Protestants maintain influence in American democracy due to their size and involvement in government. One third of Americans are considered to be evangelical Christians. Evangelical Protestants adhere to a strict moral code and place a strong emphasis on the importance of family values. As a result, they object to gay marriage, stem cell research, and abortion. Evangelicals are firm in their beliefs and form pluralist groups like the National Association of Evangelicals, the Family…

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