Matthew McConaughey

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  • Santiago's Sacred Struggle In The Old Man And The Sea

    Santiago’s Sacred Struggle Many know the story of Jesus of Nazareth and are able to confirm the historical figure whether they believe in him or not. The holy story can be divided and interpreted to explain Christ 's struggle, death and resurrection for the sake of mankind. Many see the modern-day allusion to Christ’s story in Ernest Hemingway 's The Old Man and the Sea. When compared side-by-side, these plot situations may help the reader see beyond the text on the page and visualize and…

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  • Lazarus's Journey To Hell Essay

    Hell is confusing. One of the greatest preachers in American history, Jonathan Edwards, proclaimed, “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire” (Edwards 97). Yet, another great theologian Jürgen Moltmann stated, “In hell the trumpet signalling liberation has already been…

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  • The Last Supper Interpretation

    “The Last Supper” is in the Holy Bible in the book of Matthew chapter twenty-six verses seventeen through thirty. This particular story in the Bible has Jesus Christ preparing for the Passover meal. He directed his disciples to go into the city and tell a specific man as Jesus has requested that “The Teacher says: My time has come and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.” (Matthew 26:18). While Jesus and his twelve disciples are eating, he announces that one of the men…

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  • Gregory Of Nyssa And Julian Of Norwich: A Literary Analysis

    When it comes to Jesus Christ many Christian thinkers and authors use story, metaphor, or parables to express their Christology. Gregory of Nyssa and Julian of Norwich are two examples. Their writings contain an illustration to illustrate the work of Jesus. For Gregory it is fishing and for Julian it is a story of the Lord and Servant. This essay unpacks these exemplifications thus uncovering the authors’ individual beliefs about the saving action of God for humanity through the work of…

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  • Difference Between Synoptic And John's Gospel

    There are a significant amount of differences between John’s Gospel and the Synoptics. The Synoptics consist of the Gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke. All three Gospels have a large narrative approach. They include geographical settings, extensive numbers of characters, and a considerable amount of dialogue. They also capture Jesus as teaching generally through parables and short sequences of proclamation. John’s Gospel, however, is much more drawn out and inner-directed. John’s Gospel clarifies…

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  • The Biblical Description Of Hell In Dante's Inferno

    “They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Many people have heard these words uttered from Jesus himself in Matthew 13:42, however many different depictions of hell have been asserted. In Dante’s Inferno he travels through the depths of Hell and describes what exactly it will look like and feel like and ultimately be like. However is this depiction actually accurate? In multiple areas Dante’s inferno seems to build off the biblical…

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  • Laramie Analysis

    In comparison to The Laramie Project, the story of a brutal homophobic murder and the effects of latent homophobic mindsets instilled in the residents of Laramie, “Of Families and Other Magical Objects” re-define the image of masculinity, featuring two gay men taking on the traditional “manly” hero role. The societal norms of masculinity that have been portrayed in media throughout the decades created an ideal image of men; Height, strength, athleticism, and a lack of emotion are some traits…

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  • Peter's Denials Of Jesus

    convey the same message of the troubled disciple that Peter was on the evening before Jesus’ crucifixion, while also highlighting key differences that exist between the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Mark’s narrative describes a Peter who fails to understand Jesus and his mission up until the very end. Matthew and Mark through the use of redaction criticism of Mark’s gospel in their editing convey similar themes in their narratives but also contain key differences that emphasize the…

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  • Assess The Importance Of Compassion In Community Service

    In the last few years, I have been struggling with finding the balance between showing compassion but being truthful about the behaviors that lead people into difficult situations. As a minister and a leader, you confront this on a daily basis. You want to show mercy and compassion because after all, the gospel is all about love! But you also want people to change for the better. And you can’t do better unless someone points out what you are doing wrong that’s causing drama and problems in…

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  • Blasphemy In The Great Gatsby

    "I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream." -Bruce Springsteen. F. Scott Fitzgerald even brilliantly combines the golden age and bible teachings to portray this message that, the American Dream of getting rich is far from the reality of how people actually get rich, in his novel The Great Gatsby. But Unfortunately as the story goes on, we begin to see that F. Scott Fitzgerald commits blasphemy and compares one of his deceitful characters to Jesus…

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