Digging back in history, Rubenstein learns that before the Arian controversy, "Jews and Christians could talk to each other and argue among themselves about crucial issues like the divinity of Jesus. They disagreed strongly about many things, but there was still a closeness between them." But when the controversy was settled, Rubenstein notes, "that closeness faded. To Christians, God had became a Trinity and heresy had became a crime.
Therefore, after the war there different opinions were propagated by writers as whether the crusades could be justified or not. Some consider the rescuing of Christians from persecution and invasion as a just cause for war. Nevertheless, crusaders primarily focused on dispossessing or retaking land Muslims. Therefore, crusades had their mark on the books history, and many historians have attempted to justify why they could or could not be justified. However, many historians have a consensus that crusades represent a very dark chapter in the history of Christians containing many evils that were carried out in the name of Christ.
He was the son of the famous Saint Monica, but despite his mother being a devout Christian his father believed in paganism. Augustine dedicated his life to Christ after reading the epistles of Paul. Original sin was a disputed topic for the Church and had many sides to it. Augustine’s argument about original sin disagreed with Pelagius’, a philosopher in the church. He argued that sin has been passed down from the start when Adam and Eve first ate from the tree of knowledge.
Christians being labeled as partakers of flesh and blood would not signify the true message the Lord is sharing. The doctrine of transubstantiation was able to be debated by theologians and Christians in an uncertain manner, and leave the opportunity for the Lord’s Supper to be questioned. If the flesh of Jesus is being eaten during communion; Christianity would have a difficult time bringing new converts to
As opposed to the Grandmothers constant change of morals to favor certain situations, the Misfit has morals that are set in stone and adhere to his past, present and future. As the two characters converse, religion sparks an interest in the Misfit because it is something he is interested in understanding but knowing it must not be true. He believes that he must see it with his own eyes to prove the existence. His concept of reality also relates himself to Jesus, so much so as to believe he is a realistic representation of Him. He goes on to tell that the only difference is between the crimes committed and the proof held against him.
The text Winthrop incorporates seems to support that in the Puritan’s belief, the Church goes above the law and everything concerning legal rights is carried out by the Church. Winthrop states that “the church, with one consent, cast (Hutchinson) out” (118). This text helps support why the Puritans believed that Hutchinson’s claim was against God and satanic. Because Hutchinson followed and preached the doctrine of the Inner light, which did not heed the law of the Church, the Puritans believed she was committing crime against the Church as well. The Puritans believed any religious beliefs that did not heed to the Church’s law is ultimately satanic and against God.
The Gnostics and the Great Church disagreed on divine inspiration. While the Gnostics thought themselves elite and special, leaders and followers of the Great Church thought anyone could experience divine inspiration through God and could become a believer and follower of Christ. This is shown in "The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity." Although Perpetua came from nobility, she was not really anyone partcularly special. She was a prisoner for her faith and her father desperately tried to make her renounce Christianity.
In fact, many scholars think that he was possibly the first ever Christian. However, how was someone who ruled under the ancient Roman law deserving of such title? Helen Bond conveys in her book, Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation, that there is evidence that suggests that Pilate, as cruel as he was, did not want to give Jesus a death sentence. "This is shown in the gospel of Matthew 27 verse thirteen through twenty. He repeatedly tried to find other ways to avoid it.
Moreover, it has him unconditionally questioning every aspect of his life, even his faith which has accompanied him thus far. “He was starting to believe that he might not be serious in his faith.” (Wallace 151) To someone that isn’t one hundred percent devoted to their faith it may seem strange, but be assured instances like this are very common in the real world as well. This is all a result of most religions having strict guidelines to follow when it comes to topics such as premarital sex and abortion. “Premarital sex involves any kind of sexual contact prior to entering into a legal marriage relationship. There are a number of reasons why Scripture and traditional Christianity oppose this.
What’s the difference? Christianity and Islam though both originate from Abraham have extremely big differences in beliefs. In this paper I will discuss each principle of the beliefs of each and how Islam denies teachings in the bible of Christianity and how both were created. I will also discuss their beliefs on how the world will end. In the end I will conclude with putting my own opinion on the subject.
The thing that stands out when reading the stories of Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and the Canterbury Tales is that the writers use Christianity to show conflicts in human nature. Also with these stories taking place in different times with writers who have different opinions about Christianity and how it has influences Society. For example, in Beowulf, the writer chooses to mash up the ideas of Christianity and paganism because during the time that the writer was transcribing the story there were missionaries trying to convert the Anglo-Saxons that lived in Britain, so the missionaries used Beowulf as a way to reach the pagans. This is also been done to other stories like in the Viking legend Thor god of thunder where at the end of the story the world