Tierney & Painter (1992) argue that the coronation distinguished the Western European society, differing themselves from his ‘others’; the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world in Spain. But that is exactly the problem; by differing themselves, they went against European unity in the broader sense. It achieved dualism between the Eastern and Western Roman Empires, breaking up Europe in two parts (Mikkeli, 1998, Barraclough, 1963). The first stage of the Schism of the Catholic Church was even caused by the Franks, according to Barraclough (1963). This dualism and hostility against each other was caused by the coronation, the Eastern Emperor at that time did not acknowledge Charlemagne as being the Emperor of the West for a long time.
Christianity and Buddhism see eye to eye in their origins and ideas, but the beliefs of these two religions are what separated them. Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism, while Jesus Christ was the founder of Christianity. Both were teachers of love and compassion for moral life, something that was challenging compared to the values of their time. When comparing their lessons, you find what seems like reworded copies. “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you” and “You shall love your neighbor, as yourself” was the words of Christ, while “Consider others as yourself” were the words of Buddha.
If humans are projecting their own natures onto the idea of God, what follows is that when we understand religion we are not coming to knowledge of God, but rather of ourselves. Feuerbach says this quite explicitly: "Consciousness of God is self-consciousness, knowledge of God is self-knowledge. " What Feuerbach is getting at is that the idea of God is reducible to humankind, it is in essence anthropology. One leading scholar on Feuerbach, Eugene Kamenka, notes this reduction: "Feuerbach presents each of these reductions so forcefully, with so much rhetoric, that he appears to regard each of them as the true essence in terms of which the whole of religion should be explained." If religion is, strictly speaking, anthropology then we must, if we are religious persons, grow up and realize that God and man are identical.
However, Dowd progresses the course of history by arguing that the nativist rejected the accommodationists. Accepting Anglo-Christianity and culture, Dowd states that the nativists viewed the accommodationists as aiding in the transformation of native culture. Citing Josiah Gregg’s memoirs, the author states how many of the prophets preached that Christianity did not provide “salvation” to the Native Americans. Offering the importance between Native religion and politics, Dowd provides historians with a different outlook on the identity and culture. The author’s different approach to identity enables historians to investigate new inquires on the character and history of the Native
21201085 WENDY KARANI APOLOGETICS MIDTERM OPEN SOURCE PAPER. 1. What is Christian Apologetics and why should we do it Apologetics is defined as "reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine. " It is to be specific with this class, a branch of Christianity that deals with the aspect of defending the Christian faith against those who care to attack us. Apologetics comes from the Greek word “apologia” or in Greek: ἀπολογία which when translated mean a “defense especially of one's opinions, position, or actions”.
As a new deity, it was imperative that images of Christ adequately conveyed the extent of his abilities to both newly converted Christians and to persuade the pagans who had yet to believe in his supremacy (Cite?). To accomplish this, early Christians would have used preexisting symbols like emperors and pagan gods to achieve this. The sheer bulk of pagan iconography allowed the Christians to depict Christ in the many guises that express different facets of his divinity. If the artist wanted to highlight Christ’s role as a healer, they would draw from representations of Asclepius, however if they wanted to emphasize his authority, images of emperors would have been more appropriate inspiration (Cite). It is important to note, however, that these images of Christ weren’t viewed to the exclusion of pagan iconography.
Atheism 2.0 gives off a more uplifting and positive vibe rather than the tone previously given by New Atheism. Atheism 2.0 does make some arguments but does not outright argue against religion. In a video by The Human Project, they state their disapproval of religion by stating "A 1,000 years ago, we were all God 's creation, except the guys next door were heathens. " The Human Project is pointing out their discontentment with the doctrine of religion and the hypocrisy they see in it. Also, The Human Project in their videos make two statements concerning religion, "How inspired is a trapped soul?"
Mysticism: It refers to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences. Gnosticism: It is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuition means. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience. An experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Third eye: The third eye is our ability to see what might be, to see potential.
Traditionally throughout history, human beings have followed very explicit moral codes derived from their respective religious beliefs. A commonality across most religions is a concept that reads something like “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This particular quote is the Christian version of the idea known as “The Golden Rule”. However, the age of the enlightenment brought to the world a period of secularization at a scale not seen prior in human history.
Due to China’s Warring Period after the Han Dynasty, Buddhism gained popularity because no imperial authority was around to enforce laws. Once an empire rose to power, Buddhism was turned against. Initially the Chinese defended Buddhism and its policies, but after centuries, others increasingly analyzed how Buddhism had not presence in older documents. Buddhism began to be blamed for the political and social problems of Chinese society. An additional document, such as a graph, that demonstrates actual numbers of Buddhist converts of this time period would help determine if the given documents’ author’s statements about Buddhism were accurate.
During the 18th Century the United States Constitution was written and the majority of the Founding Fathers were religiously associated with either Christianity or Deism. What greatly differed these two religions was that Christianity’s doctrine stated that God created the universe and actively is in control of it. On the other hand the Deists denied the Trinity and believed that God created the universe, and then left it to run it’s course. Aside from this, the Deists received their sense of God and morality from nature instead of the Bible. Deists can easily be identified by their church involvement, their participation in the ordinances or sacraments of their church, religious expressions, and what friends, family, and clergy said about that Founder’s faith.
His 95 theses which propounded two central beliefs that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans may reach salvation only by their faith and not by their deed was to spark the Protestant Reformation. Although these ideas had been advanced before, Martin Luther codified them at them at the moment in history ripe for religious reformation. The Catholic Church was ever after divided and the Protestantism that soon emerged was shaped by the Luther’s ideas. Luther’s writings changed the course of religious and cultural history in the West. His revolutionary ideas served as the catalyst for the eventual breaking away from the Catholic Church.
"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (). The Christian faith, their followers focus on being sons and daughters of Christ. Trying to make their lives better and repent their wrong doings to reach the eternal life. In the Buddhism faith, their followers focus on finding peace with themselves.
Donovan’s transcendental beliefs are shown in the authors Emerson, Thoreau, and Krakauer. All of the author's short stories show transcendental similarities to the Donovan’s poem. In Emerson’s short story “Self Reliance” he shows similarities of transcendentalism. In Donovan’s poem “it’s all on me….” shows the elements of transcendentalism from “Self Reliance”. For example, the quote “ The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none