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    Second, during the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, the Roman Catholic Church’s approach to the issue of poverty shifted to include institutions and church-run programs in delivering charity. This shift, evident in a variety of sectors, was advantageous as it allowed more control and efficiency in the delivery of poor relief. For example, “the Quebec model, in which the church rather than the state provided social services, included an array of institutions from schools and…

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    of disorder but of peace” (Holy Bible, New Int. Vers. 1 Cor. 14.33). All people are created in the image and likeness of God. In the department of human resource management it is vital that the team realize the significance of their work. In Pope John Paul II’s encyclical letter Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), he notes that “it is through work that people become co-creators with God in transforming the world” (par. 11). Gateway has staff development every month for every staff member to…

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    In Elizabeth Browning’s pleading letter to Napoleon III, Elizabeth uses many rhetorical devices in order to convince the Emperor of France to pardon Hugo. She flatters His Majesty Napoleon III in an attempt to win his goodwill. Second, she uses syntax in order to create an intelligent letter. Finally, she thoroughly explains her purposes to Napoleon. Thus using flattery, syntax, and logos, Browning was able to effectively persuade Napoleon III to pardon Hugo,had of course he sent the letter.…

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    In The Prologue of The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer illustrates the medieval society. The Prologue is an introduction to the thirty-one characters, who go on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. The people in pilgrimage want to visit the relics of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Two of these characters are the Knight and the Squire. The Knight is the father of the Squire, and they both are warriors and gentleman, who ride their horses gallantly. Even though they have these similarities…

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    John Of Damascus Essay

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    John of Damascus was born c. 675- 749 in Damascus under Muslim rule. His father was a Christian believer that was employed by the Caliph. John followed in his father’s footsteps working for the Caliph but eventually became a monk near Jerusalem, where he studied, wrote and preached. Some of John 's writings became the cornerstone for Greek Orthodox theology, however John is most known for the support of icons in the Catholic Church. John held the position of a iconophile, which means icon loving…

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    Why does it seem that some are more fortunate than others? Does God like them more? "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 The passage of Philippians 4:19 teaches that my question is answered by God. The passage states that God will meet all of our needs in Christ 's eyes (Phil. 4:19). In humans eyes we may think that if someone has more money than us that we are not blessed this is not the case. In Gods eyes blessings…

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    Saints In Religion

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    Catholics are praying to saints. However, if prayer is meaning that they are viewing the one to whom their prayer is addressed to be able to solve and/or absolve them of their problems, then no, Catholics are not praying to saints. In Timothy 2:1, Paul tells Christians, “first of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people” (NKJV, 1 Tim 2.1). Much like Evangelicals ask their friends to pray for them in times of need, or even in times of…

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    Organized Religion

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    Organized religion is defined as an “institutionalized religion, usually with a hierarchical clergy and rules to govern the means by which adheres participate” (Merriam-Webster). History has shown that organized religion is, in most cases, forcefully placed in society. As a result, many people develop an intense disdain and contempt for organized religion. One can see the use of a forced organized religion in the work of Leonardo Sciascia. The overall theme of disdain and contempt for organized…

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    Growing up, I was fascinated with Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman. He 's witty, rich, and has a car that shoots flames out of the exhaust. What else could a boy ask for? What if I actually met Bruce Wayne? Would he like me? Could we be friends? My conclusion was no. Why on earth would Bruce Wayne want to hang out with me? Although I must admit, I 've never met the guy. The next chance I get, I 'm asking him! Why couldn 't I be friends with a superhero? Because it 's difficult to be friends with…

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    Francois Fenelon’s life was marked by zealous devotion to the order, authority, and preservation of the Roman Catholic Church and this passion often led to many inconsistencies in his life and thinking. Born in 1651 in Perigord, France, Fenelon’s zeal for knowledge showed even as a young child. As a young boy he entered the Jesuit College at Cahors, the continued his education at the Jesuit College du Plessis, and finished his theological training at the Seminary of St Sulpice. At the age of…

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