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    Geneva Bible Analysis

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    The 1599 Geneva Bible was printed in London by Christopher Barker and deputies. It was not the first nor definitive edition, with 140 versions produced between 1560 and 1644. This attests to the text’s popularity amidst a fraught political and religious situation in the early modern period. Its publication has direct ties to Protestantism, particularly due to its creation by protestant Marian exiles. The text was published in England only following Archbishop Parker’s 1575 death, and then was an object of contestation for King James I during his reign. This was due to its anti-Catholic sentiments, and annotations concerning limits to monarchic power. Additionally the text’s presentation leans towards Protestantism with its focus on interpretation…

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    the most important aspects of the knowledge oriented society of modern times, the importance of reading and its power in achieving social status was seen especially in the mediaeval period. Reading and books were for the most part confined to the powerful elite and religious institutions, where monks and adults engaged in reading the Scriptures and other allied materials. Reading was considered one of the most important part of religious…

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    Women's Role In Religion

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    major ways: how they are treated in religious traditions, how they are described in sacred texts, how they are described in general, as well as what their roles in society are. Societies values often impact religious views on women, but how much? Some religions have more equality than others, but which ones? Which religion is the most oppressive?…

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    is tempting to use the Bible as a way to appear religious, and as justification for one’s own viewpoints. However, I am convinced that it is meant to be received as a living text with the ability to change your heart, and allow you to communicate with your Creator to receive His will.” “So Micha, would you say that you think reading the Bible is a waste of your time?” “Maybe not a waste of my time,” he replies, “reading is good and all that, it makes you smarter. I just don’t enjoy reading the…

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    I am just trying to argue that there are always going to be people who are using their intelligence to manipulate all religions to fit their agenda, so we just need to keep church and state separate So while I am not religious I am saying go for it, try religion just do not use your religion to be a bad person and make issues that do not need to exist. Use your religions to teach people and make them better not just by preaching to them and trying to convert them but by giving them a different…

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    Evil is well hidden within every human’s genetic make-up since birth; this inherent trait is revealed under certain circumstances regardless of age, class or occupation. William Golding exhibits this ideology in the novel, Lord of the Flies, using the characters and setting as a sample of the real world. Within the first few chapters of the novel, Golding instills a barbaric nature in a select few of the characters; near the end of the novel, all of the characters demonstrate this trait.…

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    Scripture In Film

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    narrative techniques used by biblical filmmakers represent an excellent example of a novel format through which religious teachings could be conveyed to mass audiences; through direct, immersive comparison with their modern lives. The value of this medium should not be understated: “even if no movie has saved anyone’s soul, cinema can provide thought-provoking drama or spectacular entertainment, allowing audiences to visualize stories from the…

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    characterization, inclusion of vivid details of action and setting, and his effective use of language, add a dimension to his text that enrich the allegory rather than take away from it. Through his use of these devices Bunyan is able to add to his narrative rather than detract from his Christian message. Bunyan worries about the reception of his book in the first few pages. In his intro he asks forgiveness of the reader if they think that in his writing he seems like he is trying to rewrite the…

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    Spread Of Islam

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    Contrary to what many think, Muslims do believe in Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Jesus, and many other biblical people. However, their understandings of such people is different. One may ask: “If they believe in the people mentioned in the Bible, then why don’t they just use the Bible as their sacred text? Why the Qur’an?” This is where an examination of the Qur’an becomes rather interesting. Any faithful Muslim will make the claim that the Words of the Bible were given by God, but were…

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    1. Describe your understanding of biblical literalism according to the biblical scholars in the film For the Bible Tells Me So. Include in your answer a discussion about the underlying assumptions of biblical literalism and its interpretive practices. In the beginning of the film, we see religious leaders speaking on how homosexuality is an abomination. We see an older white man say that, “[he] knows of only one book that could be read and reread and continue to be a challenge: the Bible.”…

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