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  • An Analysis Of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

    Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick has long suffered from popular misconceptions surrounding the novel. Despite its near universal acclaim as the “Great American novel,” the work still struggles to find its way into the curriculum of any academic level below that of college. While I concede that teaching Moby-Dick in the high-school classroom is problematic, it seems that bringing it into a community-college syllabus is a bit more feasible. Though community-college students may often present challenges similar to those of in high-school, I feel that the novel’s status within the American literary canon makes it an indispensable part of any serious college curriculum. Despite the practical obstacle of time restraints, the novel’s interactions with…

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  • The New Testament Summary

    He mentions the Septuagint, the Aramaic Targums, the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Syriac and Jerome’s Latin Vulgate as being important. Chapter fourteen is about the books that are a part of scripture and the books that are not a part of scripture. This is called canon. Book had been included s scripture gradually, but some other had distinctions and evidence that did not allow them to be considered scripture. In chapter fifteen the author writes about the Apocrypha, or books that are not included…

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  • Analysis Of The Bible: Defending The Word

    Defending the Word When people say that the Bible has authority, it simply can be translated to mean credibility. People are constantly attacking the Word of God and its authority, which means Christians everywhere, must be ready to defend the Word and its truths. The Bible draws its authority from the internal and external evidences we can find in Scripture and in our world. Internally, the Bible, though written by a human hand, is the inspired Word of God that have been spoken through the…

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  • The Importance Of Ballet

    men can usually get away with starting at a later age, say 12 to 14 or even a couple years more. I started, from scratch, when I was 18 years old, or roughly five and a half years ago. I had to learn everything about ballet in a much more condensed amount of time relative to the people who started a decade before me. My brain was being overloaded with information, terminology, etiquette and everything I had missed in one 's primary years. I was in my junior year in high school when my friend…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Young Earth Creationism

    Young Earth creationism is the belief where the world was created in 6, 24-hour days, and the age of the world is approximately 6000 years old. The Young Earth creationism uses the great flood to show how it makes sense. Making the world and everything on it young. This ideal that the earth is young is not a new ideal and has been around since between 700 and 735 AD, when a monk by the name of Venerable Bede claimed the creation of the world was in 3952 BC. Many other people have placed the…

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  • Revelation: God Speaks

    King of Kings, and the sinless Lamb of God were all used as terms that anticipated His coming time with us on earth. Knowing the history of the Bible can help one to better comprehend its wisdom and teachings. When it comes to the question of who wrote the Bible that can be answered simply as: both God and man. It was not coauthored, but was in fact written by people who were able to tell all God wanted to communicate with us through these divinely inspired writings. Among the people God used…

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  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Summary

    This article deals with various intervention strategies that incorporate Scripture in psychotherapy, providing examples of a fictional client, George. This article is written to increase Christian counselors’ awareness of diverse Scripture interventions and to stimulate “divinely inspired creativity” in the further development of strategies (Garzon, 2005). At the beginning of the article, the author introduces the case of George and mentions ethical issues. He highlights the importance of…

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  • Great Book Definition

    There are many books that people consider to be great books, but what does this truly mean? Because so many people have a different definition of what a great book is, can we truly define what a great book is? A person can define a great book as something that is enjoyable and entertaining to read or something that is difficult, but knowledgeable to read. What makes a great book, a great book? Either way the definition of a great book is determined by the context in which a person is using it.…

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  • Evidence-Based Practice And Clinical Decision-Making

    Introduction It is fundamentally important for nurses to develop and appreciate the process of integrating evidence and research conclusions into their clinical decision-making. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is one reliable process that assists in efficient clinical decision-making (Wong & Myers, 2015). This process has emerged as a means of improving clinical practice from a culture of nursing guidelines derived from authoritarian traditions, to practice developed upon the current…

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  • The Holy Bible: The Gospel Of Judas

    The New Testament of the Holy Bible is a collection of twenty-seven writings that have been deemed as canon by the early church. The term canon comes from the Greek word kanṓn representing a carpenter’s rule. The current list of books first appeared in a festal letter from Athanasius, the bishop of Alexandria, in 367. Athanasius wrote this letter in an attempt to clarify the true writings that defined the true message to the Christians of his period. Other Christian schools and sects followed…

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