He created the heaven and the earth, just like the god of the Christian faith. Although they have this belief in common, the Igbo religion differs because they believe in other Gods. As Mr. Brown and Akunna discuss Chukwu, Akunna brings up the other gods. Akunna says, “He made all the world and other gods” (Achebe 109). Here is where the Igbo and Christian religions differ.
The inclusion of Christian and other religious themes and influence often deepen the plot, morality, and culture found in a work, especially in English literature. The dealings with God and other religious ideas and actions often show what is done publicly or in the darkness of the culture, leading to pivotal plot points in a story. Yet, even in the midst of the religious corruption, God stands as the judge and helper or enemy of those who act for or against Him. Starting with Beowulf and continuing with Macbeth, the authors use pagan and Christian elements to prove that God intervenes for those who do not turn their backs on Him. Beowulf proves God intervenes, even when a person or a group of people do not know Him.
Within the trilogy of Star Wars there are two sides that are constantly fighting against one another. There is also something referred to as The Force which is often viewed as the sacred or godlike. It is easy to see different religious beliefs within this trilogy, not just one particular religion. Within two Star Wars movies A New Hope, and Rogue One, these eight aspects of religion can be found. Learning to master the Force requires faith, ritual, and ancient wisdom—which are hallmarks of institutionalized religion.
It can be a doyen of good fortune or a harbinger of evil. The customs and traditions make the people to show respect towards their culture and ancestry. It is the custom of the Igbo clan to offer prayer to their deity. Ezeulu, as the Chief priest of the God, Ulu prays on behalf of the clan; “Ulu, I thank you for making me see another new moon. May I see it again and again.
a. The Worthy and Unworthy Worship Worship is about God and for the glorification of His name; it is a celebration of love that gives life and empowering to His people, who worship Him in righteousness. Specifically, worship involves abandoning oneself to God and presenting Him an offering for the atonement of sin. Significantly, people come to His presence to verbalize their affection to Him through an ardent worship and harmonize relationship with Him. The Bible delineates that God shows great favor to those who faithfully embraces His will and His displeasure and wrath to those who refuse to worship Him.
Throughout Mrs. Mary Rowlandson’s Narrative, A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson or formerly known as The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, the Narrator, who – in this case – is Mrs. Mary Rowlandson herself, constantly draws parallel lines between his captivity experiences and the Holy Bible. The Parallels shown in this Essay can be subdivided in three points, that are crucial for the Puritan belief. On the one hand Mrs. Rowlandson shows God as a Punisher of backsliders, mainly in the end of her narrative, however on the other hand, every positive experience she makes during her captivity is associated with God, thus he is presented as a Protector. Lastly, Rowlandson presents her God as the redeemer, who saved her out of captivity. As David Downing says “These frequent references to the Bible are used to interpret her experience
a. The Worthy and Unworthy Worship Worship is about God and for the glorification of His name; it is a celebration of love that gives life and empowering to His people, who worship Him in righteousness through obedience. Specifically, worship involves abandoning oneself to God as an offering that is being represented by his sacrifice to atone for his sin. Significantly, people come to His presence to verbalize their deep affection for Him through such an ardent worship. The Bible delineates that God shows unreserved favor to those who faithfully love Him with all their heart, soul, and strength (Deuteronomy 6:5); but on the other hand, God hates and curses those who do not love Him and worship Him selfishly.
In the novel Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth, the main character, Akhenaten, is strongly connected to religion and the main theme of the novel is religion. In the play, Equus, the main character, Alan, is also very connected to his religion. Alan and Akhenaten both let their religious views play such huge roles in their lives, which ultimately leads to their downfalls. While on the surface, the religion of both Akhenaten and Alan have stark contrasts, once digging deeper similarities begin to appear. The religions of the two characters aren’t similar in practice, but in the formulation of the religions, the two characters both project their issues into the foundation of the religion.
Within the realm of Narnia, Lewis’ famous novels represent a sense of adventure and chivalry amongst children and creatures in a foreign land. However, whether Lewis had the intentions of surrounding his stories around religious values and the myths of God, is a topic worth noting. Augustinian ideals and views are prevalent and tend to line up with the writings and plot of Narnia. With dramatic climaxes between characters and the sense of religious familiarity with the tone of others, Augustine can be mentioned in the argument towards Genesis relations, Lewis’ attempt at either a supposal or allegory, and Lewis’ authoritative questioning. Augustine believes that God created all things good, and therefore, could not be possible for anything
Ethnicity as defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a large group of people belonging to a same belief of customs, origins, traditions, and religion. On the other hand, religion is a set of organized belief that seeks to answer questions regarding the true purpose, cause, and nature of the universe which often contains the moral conduct set for the human beings to live by, which is according to BBC. As said by Jonathan Fox in his book entitled “Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century”, scholars during the past have tried to decipher the mystery behind the role religion plays in conflicts and its direct effect as a triggering factor. Although this assumption was formulated and all possible things there is to say about its link to conflict have already been said, this is still a topic considered to be lacking in research to support such claim. However,