Apostles' Creed Essays

  • Personal Narrative: Lebanon United Methodist Church

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    service, a Krispy Kreme fundraiser for the youth trip, the total offering taken in Sunday school and so on and so forth. Following this was something totally new again. Pastor Neil asked the members to stand and recite the Apostles Creed with him. I’d never heard of the Creed, let alone knew the words to it. So I listened as the voices, young and old, high and low, recited what they believed in and how they interpreted the Holy Bible. They ended with amen and I was surprised. None of what they said

  • Personal Narrative: The Last Olympian By Rick Riordan

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    It was a normal spring day for California during the drought, unbearably hot. Although my family was inside Saint Michael’s Church, attending Sunday Mass, we could still feel the heat. I couldn’t even tell if the air conditioner. The church looked beautiful as the sun glowed through the stain glass windows, but it felt like an oven in there. Many women had brought hand fans and were fanning themselves, trying to cool off. It felt even warmer because there were a lot of people attending Mass. My family

  • 'Christianity In Patrick Suskind's Perfume'

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    In Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, Suskind creates a postmodern mockery of Christianity and perverts the idea of Christ by elevating Grenouille onto a divine pedestal only to sequentially demonize him. Suskind illustrates a godly image of Grenouille from birth, but then contradicts this by degrading him and making him resemble the Devil. This description mocks Christianity by diluting the pure and kind image of Christ. He conjoins elements of the Devil and Christ by characterizing Grenouille as both.

  • Summary: A Critique Of Milton's Paradise Lost

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    A Whole New World (A Critique of Milton’s Theology) Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the most important pieces of literature because of its literary quality and its controversial relationship to theology. He is rather controversial with his portrayal of biblical figures. By rejecting the Trinity and depicting God and the Son as two separate beings, Milton creates a new theology. Through his use of this theology, Milton shows the Son’s rise to glory through action and character, a concept that gives

  • The Portrayal Of Nationalism In Rocky IV And Miracle

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    Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago fight in Las Vegas. Elements such as Apollo’s entrance to the ring can be viewed as nationalism because it was very ostentatious, with singing, dancing, and lots of theatrics such as smoke machines, hyping up Apollo Creed. While on the other hand, the movie was discrediting Drago for entering the ring while it was underground and no one could see him until Apollo’s entrance. The difference in their warm up gear can be another example of nationalism, Apollo Creed had a flashy

  • The Nicene Creed: Separation Of The Catholic Church

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    The Nicene Creed is one of the most universally recognized and accepted declarations of the Christian religion. It was first accepted at The Council of Nicea in 325 AD. The Council was brought together to try and unify the Church under a single doctrine. Constantine, the Roman Emperor, was concerned with the issues of the Trinity, the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ and believed something needed to be done in terms of clarification. Although many other variations of the Creed were later adopted

  • Rocky IV: Hardships Of The Cold War

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    film focuses on then tensions of the Cold War in the shadows of Ivan Creed and Rocky Balboa, but more importantly, it focuses on the hidden message that despite the two countries friction, change is still possible. Rocky IV emphasizes the distress of the Cold War behind the main characters of the story. Soviet Union’s famous boxer, Ivan Drago, announces his entry into the international boxing world early in the film. Apollo Creed hears this and

  • Dangerous Liaisons Movie Analysis

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    Dangerous Liaisons is an American-British film, directed by Stephen Frears, released in 1988. It is adapted from Christopher Hampton's play, itself adapted from Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's famous epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. He has won three Oscars, including Christopher Hampton's Best Adaptation Screenplay. The film and the play change the original ending of the novel, in which Madame de Merteuil remains alone forever disfigured by her illness. In scene 43, the Marquise de Merteuil

  • Argumentative Essay On Religion Vs Religion

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    took place and ultimately caused serious damage to the church. For Example, There should be some sort of equality between the secular and spiritual so that they have equal rights to their needs and no one need is greater than the other. In Nicene Creed they speak about how God and how he is responsible for being the“light of light, very God of God, begotten, not made, being one substance with the father; by whom all things were man (both in heaven and on earth)” (Null). This statement shows us how

  • The Arian Controversy

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    Introduction The Nicene Creed was introduced by the development of The Council of Nicea in 325. Constantine who was the senior emperor, brought together bishops from around the Christian world, to sort out the destabilizing Christological disagreements within his empire. This was the first ‘ecumenical council’. The council agreed on the Nicene Creed which was to eradicate the Arian controversy by affirming that Jesus was homoousios (of one substance or one being), with the Father. The development

  • The Kite Runner Forgiveness Analysis

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    One of the main themes in The Kite Runner is forgiveness. It is shown in many different ways throughout the book and mainly revolves around how Amir wants to be forgiven for not helping Hassan when Hassan needed help the most. Amir cannot live with the guilt and feels a strong need to find redemption after he betrays Hassan. Hassan, who has always helped him and stood up for him in the past, got raped while Amir was watching and cowardly refuses to intervene. Amir couldn’t live with the guilt, so

  • Feminism In The Awakening

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    Although contemporary society distinguishes feminism and the freedom to express one's identity as more modern topics, a nineteenth-century author by the name of Kate Chopin addresses similar ideas through the main character, Edna Pontellier, in her novel, The Awakening. Throughout the plot, Edna experiences a progressive “awakening” in which she develops an enlightened knowledge regarding her own desires and interests, even though the conventions of the Victorian society of that era clearly oppose

  • Social Barriers In The Truman Show

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    The Truman Show is a 1998 film directed by Peter Weir, and using countless hidden messages, warns the modern society against the power of the media and reality television. The movie stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, who is unknowingly broadcasted on a live, 24/7 television show. Having been chosen out of six unwanted pregnancies, Truman was adopted and raised in Seahaven, an artificial island enclosed in a large dome, but does not know this. To keep his show successful, the director and creator

  • Oscar Wilde's Essay: The Role Of Disobedience In Society

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    Disobedience can be defined as failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority. Disobedience can also be defined as causing a disarray within society and causing a shift in social normals to more perfectly suit the conditions of a community at a given time, in the sense that it promotes the questions of poor social norms, and the change in our mortal standards and by the progressive though of one’s own mind. Oscar Wilde argues that it can allow society to progress and to allow science about

  • Selfishness In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

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    First of all, in Lord of the Flies, William Golding demonstrates selfishness from the theme of power. Power is one of the factors that can make people express their selfishness. In Lord of the Flies of William Golding, boys decide to elect their leader who will earn the power to control the group of boys. At the beginning of the story, Ralph is chosen to be the leader of the boys, while Jack is appointed to be the leader of the hunter. Jack and his hunters think that they are the special group of

  • Love In Pope Benedict Xvi's Deus Caritas Est

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    the meaning of eros within the Christian context, it is certainly opportune to distinguish the level of words from that of concepts and realities. Concerning the duplicity of eros and agape, a philologist for example, could simply suggest that the differences between the two is one of a linguistic nature; the first being more elevated and classical with the second being colloquial. We shall now embark on the reality of eros and agape as succinctly discussed in Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus

  • Examples Of Loyalty In Julius Caesar

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    Loyalty, Trust, and Betrayal Trust and loyalty are two of the most needed attributes for a relationship to work. When those things are broken, betrayal is close to follow. Humans want to trust and be loyal to one another. Unfortunately these tend to be some of the most broken structures in life whether your trust is held within a: friendship, stranger, family bonds or a romantic affair with a loved one. The novel “1984” written by George Orwell and the medium “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare

  • Honor Code Essay

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    A number of high schools, colleges, and universities have adopted an honor code to cultivate integrity amongst students at their institution. These principles vary from cheating to tardiness, to plagiarism and have garnered praise from multiple outlets for apparently being successful in preventing cheating and enforcing punishment for those who break the rules. However, others like myself, criticize the honor code due to skepticism in its abilities to prevent such rule breaking, its success in being

  • What Is Susan Jacoy's A First Amendment Junkie By Susan Jacoby

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    Susan Jacoby is greatly known for her reputation work in “A First Amendment Junkie” published in 1978. She is recognized in the society, especially by women because of writing a reputational essay which reflects her open views and ideas relating to the censorship of pornography in the society. Her argument is that first amendment is the most important thing and that censorship is a wrong thing. In her essay, Jacoby stands by her belief that it is very wrong to suppress any form of censorship against

  • Oedipus Compare And Contrast

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    In the plays written by Aeschylus and Sophocles, it tells of two different tragedies in very distinct ways. In the play written by Aeschylus, it focuses on how vengeance has brought almost everyone in one family to death, and left the last to fend for his actions. It seemed as if in the first story, the love for family was at times a motive but at other times obsolete. While in the play written by Sophocles, it seemed as if acting on behalf of love, led many of characters to their doom. A way to