History of the Orthodox Church

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  • Trinity Argument

    it is with little emphasis. This lack of attention opened the doors to fallacies around the deity, equality, and eternality of the Holy Spirit (Ryrie 1999, 64). The next generation of Church Fathers who significantly influenced the development of the Trinity was Augustine (354-430) and a group of three Eastern Orthodox leaders referred to as the Cappadocian Fathers. They were Basil of Caesarea (c.330-379), Gregory of Nyssa (c.330-c.395), and Gregory of Nazianzen (329-89). These four individuals…

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  • The Role Of God In The Gospel Of Judas

    The portrayal of Jesus as the Son of God, the Savior, and the Lord and what it means to believe in his identity makes this gospel relevant to the church. In the first verse of chapter one he writes, “When the world began, the word existed already. The word was with God. And the word was God himself. The word was present with God at the beginning of all things. God made everything by means of the Word. The Word caused all things to exist. He gave life to everything that God created His life gave…

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  • Tradition In The Catholic Church

    Tradition is woven into the very fabric of humanity. Every family, nation and society has traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Even within the church, there are traditions that have been passed down through the centuries. However, the big question becomes: What role does tradition play within theology? The Catholic Church has equated tradition’s authority with Scripture; and great thinkers like John Meyendorff and Don Thorsen affirm tradition, yet lessen its authority…

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  • David Bosch Analysis

    entire chronological scope to the present era of NT church history from a "emerging ecumenical paradigm of mission" perspective in an amazingly compact fashion. The epochal treatment of missions by Bosch is notable, also in it’s scope from Primitive Christianity, Hellenistic period, middle ages Roman Catholic, Reformation, Modern Enlightenment and finally the Ecumenical. Strengths and Weaknesses Bright flashes of hope exist when I read orthodox theology stated in a fresh way from Bosch as…

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  • What Was Constantine's Vision

    Constantine saw a vision that ensured his military victory. This is what the church historian Eusebuis wrote about Constantine’s vision, “He saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing the inscription, CONQUER BY THIS. The sign said “CHI-RHO.” Constantine was in a military battle with Maxentuis. The war is called the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. The battle was fought and won by Constantine. The vision proved to be true. Constantine wasn’t…

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  • Squirrel Hill Case Study

    Americans immigrating in, therefore Jews migrating out in search of an upscale community. Also, is strikingly similar in our reading (Changing Population Mixes- page 57) prior to the migration from the Hill District with its rich diverse cultural history. In major American cities prior to mass suburbanization and sprawl, our great city served as, not only cultural and business hubs, but thriving centers of families. Some of those neighborhoods were virtually cities within a city, especially when…

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  • Empires: The Rise And Fall Of The Byzantine Empire

    By definition, an empire is: “a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority.” Throughout history, there have been hundreds, if not thousands of empires that have risen and fallen over millennia. Some of them stand out more than others. In this paper, three of some of the most powerful empires will be discussed: the Mongol empire, the Byzantine Empire, and the Russian Empire. When one hears the term “Mongol…

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  • Sacred Space

    architectural history in Istanbul, where the East meets the West. Fatih Mosque was constructed between 1463 and 1470 A.D by Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih, who conquered Constantinople in 145. It built on the site of the Church of Holy Apostles. When Sultan Muhammad conquered Constantinople, he ordered his armies to apply the orders of Islam and not to hurt any man, woman or child, and not to destroy or hurt any religious building. So, the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church chose the Church of…

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  • Eastern And Western Monasticism

    liturgical practices. Christ’s death and “resurrection became koinonia: or communion, fellowship, or the church [p. 33, Vol. 1].” The apostles transferred the teachings of Jesus and apply them to the church. In order for citizens to encompass the nature of God, the apostles would assemble a set of rules for those to follow to gain entry into the church. Although the rules of the apostles’…

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  • The Important Role Of Baptism In The Catholic Church

    Then and Now The teaching on Baptism is forever blossoming as more people continue to enter the Catholic Church. Even today, this ancient sacrament is still being practiced by many as a way of assurance for salvation from God. Baptism is also step one in one’s initiation into the Catholic Church, whether it be an Eastern or Western Orthodox practice. Baptism continues to be a very holy thing to this day and, “According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with…

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