I think that Mary Rowlandson 's accounts did support Puritan beliefs. She quotes many scriptures throughout the reading. Among these is 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads "And he said unto me, my Grace is sufficient for thee"(Perkins and Perkins, 120). This supports Puritan belief because their main goal was to save corrupted believers and non-believers. This scripture assures a person that his/her sins are taken care of by God 's Grace, and that encourages them to be saved and convert.
In “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source” by Susan Sontag, the question of the importance of beauty to both women and men. She starts by giving the history of the meaning of beauty to both of the sexes. It make sense that beauty was a virtue in ancient Greece, because of how the saw humans at that time. They could make certain people kings or queens based on their looks. She talks about how Christianity was the first stepping stone to seeing beauty as associated with only women.
In an example in the article written by Nealreal, he depicts if a woman preaches over men, she commits the sin of disorder, consequently allowing Satan to eventually gain power over the family. While the Bible does say women should learn quietly and subject to men, women can still speak their mind; they just have to respect the authority of men. At Rejoice! Church, men and women staffers work together in all echelons of the church to successfully lead others in their spiritual walk. By standing strong with the Bible and Jesus, and working as equals, men and women can effectively lead others as pastors and
Johnson explains in his book that psychology and Christianity went hand-in-hand as a coalition. This is seemingly due to the church’s assumed responsibility of soul-care, and the belief that all problems were caused by sin, not necessarily mental illness (2010). However, there are currently several views of conflict between psychology and Christianity, similar to the conflict recurrently found between science and faith. There is importance in the correlation of psychology and Christianity for both scientists and Christians. When not examined and pondered on, the relationship between psychology and Christianity today can cause much confusion in an individual, potentially leading to atheism and evolutionism.
It can be said that the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of John, and the Acts of Apostles all have different accounts of historical factors that have been written about Jesus Christ but they are still right also. The Luke’s Gospel is the most humane and popular gospel to majority of Christians. Within the gospel of Luke he made it known that while Jesus Christ was in fact spiritual and powerful. Jesus was also human at least in terms of his nature. “Luke emphasizes the concern of Jesus for women, for tax collectors and sinners, and for those on the fringes of society” (Stanton).
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston uses the protagonist, Janie, to convey both concepts through her journey to self-love and acceptance. Due to Janie’s realization of the racial caste system and the structural misogyny in society, the focuses of
O’Connor’s use of biblical allusions. O’Connor’s knowledge of Christianity allowed her to create parallels between the Bible and her literary works. O’Connor is remembered as a controversial writer whose grotesque literary works provide religious insights to readers today. As Jennifer Hurley, author of Readings on Flannery O 'Connor, states, “Catholicism was not simply O’Connor’s religion; it was the meaning of her life and the reason why she wrote” (19). Her writings are recognized for their Christian focus and violent elements, which are a source of both praise and criticism.
One of the first authors of bible literacy that I read is Beth Moore. There have been times I have disagreed with Moore’s interpretations, but her conversational style of writing and enthusiasm increased my interest of studying God’s word. The study that came to mind when thinking of what influenced my own sense of call was James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore, specifically James 1:26-27. Moore breaks down what James’ interpretation of the law was through the lens of Jesus’ teachings by showing us what real religion should be and how it was to be exhibited at the time it was written and how it applies today. Moore quotes Mark Twain, “Man is a Religious Animal.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston utilizes figurative language to express how relationships and experiences influence self discovery. Hurston creates mesmerizing literature through skillfully implementing elements such as personification and symbolism. Their Eyes Were Watching God exemplifies Hurston’s courageousness to speak the unaccepted truths about society. Hurston details Janie’s development into womanhood using symbolism and personification. The pear tree in the beginning of the novel symbolizes Janie’s transformation from young girl to young woman.
Throughout the book, there are many allusions and biblical references for Twain not to believe. In the first chapter, it talks about Miss Watson teaching Huck about Moses. Miss Watson also makes Huck do a bible study. She just wanted him to be the best christian he could be. Twain may be using Huck and Miss Watson’s different spiritual beliefs to compare and contrast the way he believed, as a child and how he believed when he got older.
(2010) by McMinn, Staley, Webb, and Seegobin the authors decipher the differences between various Christian approaches. Biblical counseling, pastoral counseling, and Christian psychology are a few of the different methods which can be used when clients want a Christian perspective integrated into their therapy. Biblical counseling is mainly used among very conservative Christians who wish to return the role of counseling to the church (McMinn et al., 2010, p. 392). “Biblical counselors consider the bible to be superior and more authoritative than psychological science, theory, or technique” (McMinn et al., 2010, p. 392). Pastoral counseling can have two different meanings.
To give more argument about his thesis the author refers to the biblical allusion in Wheatley 's poem. Biblical allusion that proves her conversion to Christianism. Besides, professor Scheick relates the fact that in Wheatley 's poem Christianity is used to confirm that races does not exist. Front of God all humans are equal. An example for his article can be used, Sheick says "she also indicates apropos her point about spiritual change that the Christian serve of original sin applies equally to both race".
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, in her article “Vertuous Women Found: New England Ministerial Literature, 1668-1735,” argues the ministerial writings of New England during the late seventeenth-early eighteenth century promoted an ideology of gender equality within a larger paradoxical environment. The dominant Puritan culture in which they lived created a separation of status within diverging social and spiritual fields. While legal, economic, and educational opportunities for women were severely limited in society, there existed a pervasive inherent equality among the sexes in regards to godly matters. (Ulrich, 37) To Support her claim, Ulrich relies heavily on ministerial literature, which consisted of marriage sermons, childbirth treatises, and funeral eulogies. Through the examination of funeral literature Ulrich is able to describe the behavioral characteristics of a virtuous Puritan woman; s.g., a desire to seek god early, to read the bible, to converse through pious discourse, to write, to love to go to church and have the willingness to submit to God’s will.
In the book authored by, Hugh Whelchel, How then Should We Work? The author discusses how Christians should work in all avenues while serving God. How their work and the manner in which they perceive their job/career in scripture has a rich biblical meaning. The issue this paper will focus on is a key theme in Christians idea of work along with how this vocational calling affects the secular workforce. Furthermore, how the concept of vocational calling influences the individual’s psychological well-being for both the Christian viewpoint and the secular perspective and how career counselors can aid in facilitating an environment where they can educate people in order to help them find their gifts.
New York: Bredford St.Martins. 2009. 930-942. Flannery O’Connor, author and graduate from Georgia Sate College for Women, asserts that danger is a demonstration of God’s tests on human faith and morals because religion is something that people need to stand firm by and have full confidence in. O’Connor provides insightful facts and evidence about the morals established from a Christian faith, such that how a person behaves is based upon these morals.