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    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

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    focuses on Thecla, Paul’s female convert, and not Paul himself. The Acts of Paul and Thecla differs in its purpose from other martyr stories, focusing on the culturally masculine power of God as the protector of his female convert rather than the culturally masculine attributes of

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    Actor Christopher Reeve once said, “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” That quote is especially true when one thinks about Edmond Dantes from The Count of Monte Cristo, Santiago from The Alchemist, and Odysseus from The Odyssey. Edmond, Santiago, and Odysseus each sustained their share of challenges and temptations, and were able to fight through them to attain their dreams and goals. Santiago, from the book The Alchemist

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    The Young Martyr, a painting by French painter Paul Delaroche, is currently housed in the Musee de Louvre in Paris, France. It was finished in 1855 and was painted during the Romanticism era. Although it is not as famous as the Mona Lisa, it is still a beautifully done oil painting that continues to enchant museum visitors. After the French Revolution in 1789, everything about society in Europe was changing. The French Revolution began to abolish privileged, high class society as people rose up

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    John Brown Martyr

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    John Brown has always been a controversial antebellum topic. Some have called him a hero for his bravery in the face of battle and death, and some have called him a villain because of his difficult-to-justify actions. John Brown has been called a martyr because of his good motives, but he was really an egomaniac, obsessed with the idea of destroying slavery. Brown’s history of violence in Kansas and Virginia proves this. The Pottawatomie, Kansas massacre, which John Brown planned as revenge for the

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    As time has progressed, cultural developments have led to adaptations to the meaning of the word "martyr." Originally, martyr was a Greek term meaning "witness," and on occasion, these were individuals who died solely for their ideas (Ronsse, 2004, p.283-284). It is important to note however, that death did not automatically make one a martyr, but rather witnessing, testifying or publicly defending and debating over the legitimacy of philosophies were grounds for adopting this label. In the history

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    Louis Riel Martyr

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    In my opinion Louis Riel is a martyr because of the things he did for his beliefs. Being a martyr requires more than just a cause, it requires the individual to have strong beliefs for their religion, and then being killed due to those beliefs. Louis Riel would be classified as a martyr due to his actions and contributions for his religion as a Metis man. He helped develop and create an identity for the Metis community. He made a list of rights for Metis individuals some of which include the right

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    Joan Of Arc Martyr

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    being a witch, Joan of Arc was looked at as an innocent young lady who reused France from 100 years of English invaders. Twenty-five years after she died, Pope Callixtus III dropped the charges against her, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was made a national symbol by napoleon during his reign for her and was pronounced one of the secondary patrons of saints in France. Joan was born in the town of Domremy, France to Jacques D’Arc and Isabelle. She was baptized in the church

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    Not only are we passive to body suffering, human also passive to its body as socially “vulgar” creature. Many scenes in King Lear expose the vulgarity of human being as an animal. From the first scene Gloucester already mentions sexual intercourse. When Lear rigorously scolds his daughters are born from “the sulphurous pit,” he indicates the biological bonds between them. As Adelman suggests, Lear cannot simply blame Regan and Goneril as pure devil; he shares with them the blood; he produces them

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    Both Martyrs of the Alamo and The Alamo have trouble with how they tell the story of the Alamo. Martyrs of the Alamo does not portray Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in a very positive way, did not show very much of and demonized Santa Anna, and did not have a lot of Sam Houston. The Alamo was better about its portrayal of Mexicans; still demonized, but showed more of, Santa Anna; and included more about Sam Houston. Martyrs of the Alamo is the earliest surviving silent film to show the battle for

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    attempted to raid the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Numerous people, especially Southerners, viewed Brown as a cold-blooded terrorist for his violent actions. However, Brown was also defended by those who saw him as an honorable martyr. I am convinced that Brown was both a martyr and terrorist because he terrorized others for political gain, but he died fighting for the abolishment of slavery. Clearly, John Brown easily fits into the category of a terrorist since he is well-known for assaults on proslavery

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    of virtue and perfection, Billy’s otherwise beautiful character is marred by actions of violence and blatant passivity. However, at the end of the novel during his execution, Billy is ultimately portrayed in a divine light, presented as a romantic martyr akin to Jesus Christ. From this, Billy effectively leaves his corporeal form, transcending into a sort of legend for sailors, peculiarly free of his previous vice. This strange resolution concludes a pattern that manifests itself right from the beginning

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    England in Shakespeare’s time was established on the basis of divine order, which stated that the monarch was placed by God to preside over the commoners and animals. Shakespeare, in King Lear and Macbeth, explores the idea of an unnatural society, one that has been destabilized through the malevolent agents of the supernatural. Shakespeare conveys the supernatural in Macbeth through recognizable characters, such as the weird sisters, but utilizes only imagery and action to mention the supernatural

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    [tr4]Space Station Martyr course to destination is set to reach in 15 minutes.[/td4] Attention Warning Space Station Martyr is on course to collision in 15 minutes. “Houston. Why did no one tell me this would be a suicide mission?” At least the view is fantastic from where I stand. “Martyr, this is Houston. You’re doing the entire world an enormous favor and everyone here present is proud for your sacrifice.” “Houston. I would have liked to be alive to receive that gratitude. I mean

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    Crispus Attucks, who was he; a patriot, a rebel rouser, a martyr? The ones who simply do not care will never know, but the ones who look closer will find an inspiring life. Known as the first casualty of the Revolution, he is honored and revered by many. We don’t know much about his childhood, being a slave, but here is what experts do know as fact. He was believed to be born in 1723; his mother, Nancy was a Natick Indian, and his father was named Prince Yonger, an African American slave, shipped

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    Christianity was born on the base of Christ’s blood and it grows on the base of the martyr’s blood. There are countless martyrs throughout the centuries and the persecution gets more and more severe. In The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Christophe Regnaut describes how the French Jesuit Fathers came to “New France” (Canada), and many became martyrs, and contributed to the growth of Christianity in Canada. Fathers who lived among the Hurons, Jean de Breboeuf, Gabriel L’Alemant, Charles Garnier

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    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a martyr is a “person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle” and in Julia Alvarez’s novel In the Time of the Butterflies, no one encompasess this more than the book’s four protagonists—Dedé, Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria—the Mirabal sisters. Known as Las Mariposas, the Butterflies, these women suffered for the right to pursue freedom in a revolution against the Dominican Republic's oppressive dictator

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    troops out. A mob of angry American colonists made advances on the British troops and Capt. Thomas Preston fired, without orders, followed by more shots fired from the troops. Crispus Attucks was the first to perish and later to be name the “first martyr of the American Revolution” (Foner 185).

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    Comparison and distinction between Macbeth and Banquo Macbeth and Banquo are two main characters in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. While the two men do initially have some similarities, they also are very different. In the play courage, ambition, and loyalty play major roles in how the characters Macbeth and Banquo behave and react. Both Macbeth and Banquo present all three of these behaviours at one time or another during the play. Firstly, the captain recalls Macbeth’s heroic performance

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    In his book, In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Tobias Wolff explores the central themes of transparency and honesty. Although he does not explicitly say whether it is right or wrong to portray a fake persona to the rest of the world, the reader can take away a few big questions from three of the stories in the book, particularly “Smokers”, “Worldly Goods”, and “In the Garden of the North American Martyrs”. At what point do we stop being ourselves when we want to become someone

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