Justin Martyr – Christian Apologist Barnard acclaimed Justin to be the “the first thinker after Saint Paul to grasp the universalistic element in Christianity,” and described his accomplishment as “the seedbed of the later Church” (as cited by Kesich, 1998, p. 97). This presentation will consider the life and theology of Justin Martyr, its importance for future theological development, and finally the applicability and impact in ministry today. Justin Martyr – His Life Justin Martyr was born at Flavia Neapolis in the Palestinian region of Syria, an area inhabited mostly by pagans It is likely that his family members were pagans, as is reflected in his father and grandfather’s names. He was educated in philosophy, converted to Christianity
If Twachtman had been working in oil paint, like many of his impressionist contemporaries, Connecticut Landscape would most likely have an incredibly three dimensional look, however, he used oil pastels which has less of a gradient for three dimensionality. Instead of creating a higher relief, like oil paints, when oil pastels are layered, they create a much more matte texture. The less oil pastels layered, the more the color of the material on which the oil pastel is applied shows through. In the center of the painting, Twachtman layers multiple strokes of oil pastels to create a matte look, but uses the oil pastels much more sparingly at the edges. This gives the sense of stability in the center because the texture is consistent throughout.
One of Heade’s most characteristic brushstrokes was developing a glaze over bright, reflective impasto to incorporate his subjects with light (Fulton, Newman and Woodward). His long, horizontal brushstrokes of complementary colors, add interest to otherwise, dull backgrounds. In his hummingbird paintings, his technique of contrasting the horizontal middle ground with vegetation of plants with flecks of bright colors, was used to further intensify the brilliant colors of his subjects. His technique also included, comma-like brushstrokes, subtractive strokes; which removes paint from the middle of the stroke, and distinctive, calligraphic, hooked branches, as seen in the hummingbird paintings (Fulton, Newman, and Woodward). In the background of his paintings Heade applied glazes of faint brush strokes in smooth, liquid areas of colors, giving a sense of
It 's painted in non traditional colors that are not right, they are the complementary colors to the normal colors in the flag. Once you stare at them long enough you become desensitized to these colors so when you look at the grayscale flag you only see the primary colors red, white, and blue. The artist also helps to draw your focus from top to bottom in a couple of ways. Firstly he uses vertical strokes in the gray area to help you start looking at the work in a vertical manner. He then has the grayscale flag popped out from the original painting, basically a smaller canvas stacked on a larger canvas.
For example battle of Dorel against the Turks and Seljuk on 1 July 1097, when a small amount of crusaders won a crushing victory over many thousands of Muslims. Obviously Urban II was important figure during the First Crusade. He knew how to persuade people, so that they believed that he was right. That is why morale was a strong weapon of Christians, which was very useful to achieve their goal. Interestingly some historians like John Ward said that the First Crusade and following campaigns is a “movement of violent white supremacist colonialism”.
Because of the consistencies between these prophets’ strongly emphasized messages, they would add two commandments to the original ten: Repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities and let your actions be filled with good intention and conscious, for any action without any meaning behind it is useless. The first new commandment, repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities, is a common theme found in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. The book of Hosea, for example, is “designed to call upon Israel to return to the Lord” (New Interpreters’ Study Bible, Sweeny 1256). Hosea uses his marriage as a symbol to the people of Israel to reveal that they are straying away from the God that created them. Hosea’s most general message to the people of Israel lies in repentance, highlighting that the answer to any problem is to turn back to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:47-49 perfectly describes Colson when it says, “One who bore the image of the man of dust became one who bore the image of the man of Heaven.” Colson wrote “The real story was that Christ had reached down to me, even in my disgrace and shame, and revealed Himself as the One who forgives and makes new. This is the story of a broken man transformed by the love and power of Jesus Christ—who continues to transform me every passing day.” Colson’s testimony is one to look at with sheer amazement and
"I fell in love with the prophets and these men who had loved Christ; I reflected on all their words and found that this philosophy alone was true and profitable." Justin Martyr said this around the year 140 AD when he was speaking to a crowd. Justin Martyr began life as a Greek pagan and went through his life continuously looking for answers to his god questions. Today we will be talking about his early life, his search for a god, and his life as a Christian. His early life began with his birth around the year 100 AD in Flavia Neapolis (ancient Shechem, modern Nablus) in Samaria (the middle portion of Israel, between Galilee and Judea.
Under the supervision of such an educator, Saul became the most proficient and knowledgeable master of Old Testament. After finishing his education, Saul returned back to Tarsus and started there, though, by the time of persecution of Stephen, he went back to Jerusalem. He came back out of his anger on the teachings of Christianity and as saint Stephen was carrying out Missionary activities with full vigor in Jerusalem. Being the Hellenistic Jew, his rage on Stephen was frenzied as Stephen, had been “circulating among the Hellenistic synagogues in Jerusalem and preaching Jesus Christ” (McArthur, 2015). Stephen was
Judas Maccabeus was a legendary Jewish figure whom God used to free His people from the persecution of the Seleucid Empire. Judas lead the revolt against the Seleucids, called the Maccabean Revolt, from 167 to 160 B.C. He fought incredibly heroic battles, had admirable faith in God, and developed the traditional Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Even in the face of daunting obstacles, Judas never failed to call upon God and trust in Him with his life. , The Maccabean Revolt all began with Alexander the Great.
Christianity can only have one God, therefore making Governments that force you to worship a king a tough place to thrive as a Christian. This is evident in the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The Government was forcing every citizen to worship a golden idol of the king, or risked being thrown into a furnace. The three men, being content in Christ, were thrown into the furnace; however God saved them all from the flames. This is amazing; for God used this to show the King his power and everyone in the kingdom believe in God afterwards.