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  • The Three Abrahamic Religions: Judaism, Christianity And Islam

    The three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam ¬¬¬– all have one thing in common, the nature of monotheism. Judaism innovated the idea of one God about 3000 years ago, with the Israelites. Though it was restricted to the people of Israel, this was the first time a monotheistic religion came into play. Worshipping the same God of Israel, Christians were the second monotheistic believers. The teachings of Jesus Christ of Nazareth were next to become revolutionary. As the Son, he…

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  • Edict Of Milan Analysis

    In 313 CE, centuries after the start of Christianity, The Edict of Milan, passed by Emperor Constantine, lawfully allowed the practice of Christianity and legally allowed churches to be built. Before the Edict of Milan, Christians were often persecuted if they were caught practicing Christianity or if they refused to bow down to images of the Emperor. When Emperor Constantine was first appointed in 305, he battled against many other Emperors in a fight to gain land and power. One of these…

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  • Short Essay On Christian Worldview

    as the sovereign Creator of the universe to whom all glory, honor, and praise belong” (Diffey, n.d., para. 9). To Christians, there is but only one God, however, he exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, known as the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity is to the Christian Worldview because it provides an understanding of how all three persons played a part in the creation, spread, and sustainment of Christianity. There is the Father, who created all things and gave…

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  • God's Omnipresence Analysis

    God transcends our ability to understand Him the creation and in His nature. Another example is His omnipresence. Considering that the size of our visible universe is (Halpern, 2010) 93 billion ly (light years) in diameter, by faith we have to know that He is present in the whole universe Ps. 139:7. Not only is God present throughout the universe, but his nature is also homogenous in that his veracity is total. God is complete truth in all aspects, no falsehood as whatever God has revealed…

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  • The God Of Peace By John Dear Summary

    John Dear is a theologian, peace activist, and priest. With his background in Christianity and peacemaking, Dear has written many books, including The God of Peace. The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence capitalizes on the history of Christianity and the aspects of the roots of nonviolence. John Dear captures his ideas in 20 chapters in his book that all include different themes like “God Is Nonviolent,” “The Sin of Violence,” and “The Sacraments of Nonviolence.” (Dear, p. VIII) With…

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  • Comparison Of The Father, The Son, And The Holy Spirit

    within the Trinity. The most common belief among Christians is that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three entities apart of one entirety. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one celestial being. From the beginning of time, God has been known as the Creator, the Father. In the first book of the Bible, Genesis, God creates “the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).…

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  • The Crucified God Analysis

    something that can be bypassed or discarded. Jesus words in Matthew 27:46 “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (ESV) have the ability to completely alter your perspective of Christian theology regarding the Trinity if you do not have a clear understanding. As our reading assignment points out “The cross is either the Christian end of all theology or it is the beginning of a specifically Christian theology” (McGrath, 2011, pg. 191). Because this can…

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  • The Arian Heresy

    The first great heresy for the Christian religion is considered to be the Arian heresy-- with the name deriving from its most influential preacher, a parish priest named Arius from Antioch. The Arian heresy arose, in the year 318, from the fact that it was difficult to explain the difference between “the One and the Many, between the ultimate unity that lay behind the visible universe and the incapable variety that exists in the world as we know it”. Arius resolved this problem by preaching…

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  • Infant Baptism Research Paper

    For example, there is probably no topic discussed (the Trinity, atonement, baptism, penance, etc.) on which I had not already come to a conclusion. However, the underpinnings may have been assumed from another source. I cannot say with confidence that they are my own. Are they held because of my church background…

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  • Proto-Orthodoxy Between The Arians And Proto-Orthodoxy

    hierarchy of the Trinity has been a controversial topic since the death of Jesus. Arians believed that the Son did not always exist but was begotten by the Father, at a point in time, Jesus was seen as a lesser entity. For the Proto-Orthodoxy believers, this was problematic because they believe that the Son (Jesus) always existed like the Father (God) there was no division. The contradiction of beliefs between the Arians and the Orthodoxy provides an understanding of why the Trinity was such a…

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