Agyen, I enjoyed reading your discussion post and found your take on the Reformers to be informative and well thought out. I thought Calvin was the most committed to living a biblical life but do disagree that Luther was not committed to biblical Christianity. I feel that he was committed but in ways that weren’t as bold as Calvin. Luther seemed to have less hesitation on making his ideas become reality in his time. Our text states, “Luther is flamboyant, vivid, impulsive, immensely readable, frequently exaggerating his true position or contradicting what he said elsewhere in order to put over a point forcefully” (Strauss & Cropsey, 1987, p. 319).
Paul’s pneumatology found in his writings has been a matter of interest in recent New Testament scholarship. Gordon Fee has been a great contributor in this area and in Paul, the Spirit and the People of God he outlines the various elements found in Pauline pneumatology giving us greater insight into this subject. In this paper I will highlight some of these elements that are unique to Paul and are not found in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts. The first distinctive of Pauline pneumatology is the way he sees the Spirit as God’s personal presence. For Paul, the coming of the Spirit meant that God had fulfilled the promises He had made to Jeremiah and Ezekiel when He said, ‘I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel’ (Jer.
Greg smiled at the thought of listening to a lecture when he came home. He decided to keep this experience and life lesson to himself. The words of Lemon Brown were very wise and showed Greg a different perspective to life. Lemon Brown really was an unforgettable character. He was a hero, he was wise, and a very special man.
As stated, God has created all of nature and thus His truth should be able to be found through it. Because of this, Christians should also understand that knowledge gained from nature can be true even if it is not outlined in the Bible. As a sinful people discerning God’s truth from nature, it is necessary for there to be a lot of wisdom and self-reflection on the Christian’s part. In understanding psychology and theology, we as Christians must first understand intellectual humility. Entwistle said this about intellectual humility, “Humility as an intellectual virtue involves our recognition of our intellectual abilities and liabilities.
The Catholic faith tradition believes, as it has since the early Church, that God is the ultimate happiness of human beings. Resultingly, our purpose is to reach the beatific vision of God, seeing God as he truly is, which is the source of perfect happiness. Saint Thomas Aquinas was concerned with fitting this teaching of the Church into his sweeping theological and philosophical system of scholasticism. In his Summa Theologica, he defends the idea that vision of God is our sole and supreme end, or purpose, and he clarifies several objections and confusions about the belief. Additionally, Aquinas connects that belief with another one of his arguments in the Summa Theologica: our inability to know the “essence” of God by natural reason, instead
In “Robinson Crusoe”, Daniel Defoe uses biblical allegories and allusions, as well as the titular character’s constantly changing devotion to God to show his view that belief in a higher power leads to success. Through supporting characters and their differing beliefs, Defoe expands upon this idea to claim that religious belief of any kind, not just Crusoe’s Christianity, is beneficial. In the very beginning of the novel, through a fictional editor’s preface, Defoe tells the reader directly that the story is to be used for “the Instruction of others by this Example, and to justify and honour the Wisdom of Providence” (Defoe 3). This alerts the reader right from the start to the religious themes and morals included in the rest of the book. Immediately afterward, and now from Crusoe’s own perspective, Defoe likens Crusoe to the prodigal son, through description and direct reference.
In the video he was fairly young, always smiling, and cracking jokes that were probably modern for the time. I think Sheen is the perfect example of how we should live a Christian life. He taught Christians about the faith in a way that was understandable and still understandable today. I completely agree with his thoughts on angels and the kingdom of God. The world is definitely isolated and confined in a way that humans can’t understand what is outside the realm of the living.
In his hieroglyphs Herbert never tried to abandon sensibility with natural object. Herbert’s uses of hieroglyphs often determine his clear concepts of Bible and Christianity, and also, sometimes, manifest the deep notion of body and soul relationship. The treatment that has been extensively taken for maintaining the hieroglyphs is noteworthy and stupendous too to have a deep impact on Herbert’s creative and imaginative faculty that has imbibed the whole art of hieroglyphs, for some instance, in a different way. The massive interest in hieroglyphs no doubt helps Herbert to demonstrate the emblematic quality of his imageries. Joseph S. Summer has rightly mentioned that the use of hieroglyphs is the central and primary concern of Herbert’s creative impulse with its gradual progression of tremendous milieu of poetry.
In The God Delusion Debate, one of the strength that I discovered from Professor Richard Dawkins is he presented his arguments in a very convincing form. As he stands for sciences, which needed evidence to proof his statements, his theory and arguments were more logical. Therefore, his arguments were more convincible compared to Dr. John Lennox. For instance, from first thesis of the debate, which is about faith is blind and God is an illusion, Professor Richard Dawkins persuaded that when people love and want the world to be wonderful forever, they started to admire to someone who can control it so well and slowly having a desire to worship something or someone, which is the God. Then, he said, “I feel this and I recognize that other scientists such as Carl Sagan feel this, Einstein felt it.” (The God