Another historian that would offer a argument of what it means to be a Christian historian is Dr. Mike Kugler. Kugler’s stance on being a Christian historian is again, just a little bit different. He says it is to express one’s identification with Jesus by seeking out and researching the forgotten and marginal aspects of history. I don’t know if I quite understand Kugler’s stance. Why must we make such an effort to research and understand the forgotten areas of our historical past?
Societies have to be willing to sacrifice certain traits, such as emotions and the truth to obtain perfection, but first, they must ask themselves, “is it really worth giving up these traits?” In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he uses Christian symbolism and Shakespearian allusions to portray to the reader that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”. In order to better understand most literature, you must first understand the religion behind it, such as Christianity in the case of BNW. Huxley uses Christian symbolism to elaborate to the reader how the new leaders of his society
Introduction Many people are or have become ignorant to the fact that racism still exists. They see racism on the news, hear about racism on the radio and from their families and friends, yet still don’t accept the fact that African Americans are still being held back from prospering by our very own American government. In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander elaborates on the still very existing discrimination of colored people, especially of African Americans. She proves to us that the idea of “slavery” is being kept alive but in a new way till this very day. Michelle Alexander is a civil right lawyer and advocate which makes her a credible author as she has expertise in this topic.
Despite the title of the book, Philbrick spends a short time retelling the voyage. Instead, the author focuses on how Pilgrims are looking for religious freedom. However, many English settlers were concerned about losing their identity. Many people died while sailing in the Mayflower, many of them because of diseases. Another issue stated is that before departing lots of their supplies were gone because of the delays presented.
Thomas Jefferson was a respected founding father and one of the main writers of The Declaration of Independence. We remember him by his astounding leadership and impressive writing skills, but we rarely focus on the debatable lifestyle he lived. On pages 256-259 of our textbook, many different authors debate their personalized assertions and beliefs regarding Thomas Jefferson and his conflicting views on slavery. The first source given is from Douglas L. Wilson, who defends Jefferson's position by discussing how he "did not take the next step of concluding that blacks were fit only for slavery." On the contrary, Paul Finkelman, the second source, believed that "Jefferson could not maintain his extravagant lifestyle without his slaves."
Raul Hilberg wrote, Perpetrators, Victims and Bystanders, which is similar to Ordinary Men because both historians put a lot of research into finding the motivation behind a perpetrator. Trying to find empathy for any perpetrator whether it is during the Holocaust or not has kept most historians away from taking on such a subject. Historians make a good case for not wanting to get into the same topic as Browning to not cause any confusion about the Holocaust with its readers since there are still millions of people who are descendants of the victims. Although it is critical that Browning was trying to fairly outline the difference between forgiving and empathizing while writing his
He argues that we as Christians cannot found our entire Atonement Theology on these metaphors, as their descriptive capabilities can only go so far before they break down. He then offers an alternative to the “Penal Substitution” doctrine so popularized by the literal interpretation of these aforementioned
Along with being emotionally hurt, slaves were also beaten and mistreated, like at Legree’s. Despite Uncle Tom being the most well behaved and trusting slave, he was still beaten merely because he stood up for his beliefs. This shows how much of an impact slavery had on blacks, and how it affected them for the rest of their life. Lastly, Stowe wrote her book in order for people to understand that we are all human beings, and therefore we should be treated as one. A reader who is white and owns slaves can still relate to her characters in the book.
Matthew chose to focus more on trying to understand the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. He focuses on how Jesus is the son of God, is the King, and is the promised Savior. Matthew also leaves out some stories that the other Gospels contain. However, these are not contradictions. They are simply not a part of the perspective of the Gospel of Matthew.
Christian educators are beginning to realize that to be truly Christian, is more than providing a theoretical guidance and generalization about education and work. It is a vital part of the content of the curriculum and integrated with all subject matter. Consequently, some persons are exhibiting an idolatrous attitude towards Christian “education and work” undertaken in capitalist societies” (Cates, 2005). Even though the Bible should be the integrating factor around which all other subject matter is correlated and arranged, and provides the criterion by which all other subject matter is judged. The philosophical work of human hands tends to conceal the work being done by the hand of God, ironically heightening the alienation experienced by workers and educators (Cates, 2005).