Rudolph Otto prioritizes the non-rational as offering a truer understanding of religion because he claims the core of all religious life revolves around experiences and feeling, not simply rational thought. Overall, the rational is but an attempt to define the undefinable. To understand Otto’s rejection of the rational, the rational must be understood. “Rational,” in The Idea of the Holy, refers to the conceptualization of religion and the divine itself. Otto’s basic definition of the rational stems from the establishment and application of concepts evidenced in “they can be grasped by the intellect; they can be analyzed by thought; they even admit of definition.
However, he withal devotes a chapter of his book to assaultive the foremost renowned a priori argument for the existence of God: the metaphysics argument. The metaphysics argument comes in several forms. the primary person to propose a version of the argument was the medieval thinker St. Anselm. alternative renowned versions are advance by René Rene Descartes, Baruch de Spinoza, and G.W. Leibniz.
More goes through a crisis of the conscience. Everyone wants More to take the oath but he feels he cannot do it to his conscience. One can define an absurd hero as someone who knows the fatal outcome of a situation but still tries to make it work or save something or someone. This type of hero, no matter how much or how hard he tries, will still fail (Shobeiri et al. 2011: 101).
Mankind has always been inspired to attain worldly prosperity, searching for peace of mind that came not from humane conduct but materialistic lusting. We have managed to change the meaning of life in multiple ways, creating devices that aid man on his journey to discovery, but there is particular journey we have never been able to confidently account for; Death. The morality play, Everyman, creatively tackles the existence of man, the choices he has made, the imminent arrival of death and the consequences thereof, reflecting a heavy ethical bearing that questions the morality of mankind. Everyman is a hard hitting play that forces one to realistically reflect on their actions, thoughts and decisions and realize that they each have consequences,
He believed that the story was constructed to explain the origin of an existing tradition; Example Genesis 28:10-19, explanation of the Cult, Legends attached to Sacred sites. Another aspect of historical literary method is reduction criticism. It's simply exposed layers in the tradition that stands behind the given text; Example: Story of Amos seeks a prophetic message in the Old Testament for Salvation. (The Gospels in the New Testament) sought out in their final form rather than the original tradition on which the day depends. Amos 9:11-15.
Covering all the topics would really take a research paper, but in this reflection paper I would like to express my understanding about the study of Christ in the preferred reading and the Old Testament and New Testament. Without the Old Testament we cannot derive the knowledge about Christ, Ignoring the Old Testament is like ignoring a considerable portion of the Scripture about Christ. Before getting the prominent view of Christ in the New Testament, Christ was actively portrayed in the Old testament as well. In the Old Testament the areas of prominence were Creator and the Provider. Furthermore, the basic
Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s book, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, it can be quoted, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better.” In simpler terms, people naturally would not take responsibility for their own actions and make it better, but instead put their fault onto someone else. The quote refers to the idea that blame is because of how people do not want their character to hurt, but would rather see others hurt. The mentioned quote completely agrees with the idea of Friar Laurence and Tybalt at fault. Friar Laurence did not seem to believe that he was a major reason for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, and he more blamed the feud instead.
THE PROPHET: A VADE MECUM FOR JOURNEYERS OF LIFE Human mind has been in search of answers of unanswered theories of life from ages. It has been looking into ancient books with covers full of dust in quest of Ultimate Bliss. Anything that provides bliss to the mind so bewildered, is given the name of religion and the source of bliss is called its messenger. The Prophet is one such book that contains various shades of human emotions. It satisfies the quest of human mind, thus it can be called the book with a new concept of religion or a guide to life.
Cooperative Method: The cooperative methodological tool for ecumenical historiography was originally proposed by Jeffry Gros. He gives two examples from the context of Latin American Historiography of Christianity and North American context where historians from different confessional background come together for rereading and rewriting history from a new perspective. The cooperative method brings historians from different ecclesial backgrounds to reread and rewrite history together by taking into account the social,
Also, in a quick-thinking situation, I believe that individuals might be in shock and not know what to do and don’t have enough time for thinking so they wouldn’t do anything to help. If anyone actually thought about the situation they would respond by pushing the guy off the bridge onto the track because they would be saving more lives. With our morals, most people are against murder or ending someone's life but they might have to go against their morals in a situation like this because in either decision someone's life will be sacrificed. From ‘The Humility Code’, David Brooks moral code number 3 states, “We do sin, but we also have the capacity to recognize sin, to feel ashamed of sin, and to overcome sin” (109). This means that humans will feel guilty and have regret but will find a way for some type of redemption.