Matthew Lipman Essays

  • Wittrock's Generative Learning Theory

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    Generative Learning Generative learning is part of the cognitive view of learning and was developed by Merlin C. Wittrock. The concept of generative learning consists of creating meaning by structuring and organizing ideas in a way that an individual can retain the presented information. Wittrock states that in order for an individual to experience good reading (retaining information) is through “building relations among the parts of the text and between the text and what we know, believe, and experience

  • Extrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

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    Motivation is the force that keeps us moving in order to perform our activities. Often, as teachers, we hear and witness that the students do not demonstrate any kind of interest for the academic matters and that they are not motivated. But, more often, what happens is that they are in fact motivated to do other kind of tasks, which are more pleasant for them. Motivation is the interest students have for their own learning or the interest for the activities that lead them to learn something. This

  • Samaritan Woman In John 4: 1-42

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    This research paper will examine the pericope, the Samaritan Woman, in the Gospel of John as found in John 4:1-42. The different areas of the pericope, which would be expounded on, are historical context, literary context, relationship with the synoptic parallels, major points in the pericope and its modern application. The historical context of John’s narration of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman is important because it creates the backdrop and framework upon which this incident took place

  • Abraham And Mark In Matthew's The Gospel Of Matthew

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    The Gospel of Matthew was written by Matthew, who was also called Levi. Matthew was a tax collector that gave up everything he owned to become one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. Matthew because of his background of being a tax collector was able to write down events in a more orderly and factual way. This book was written to the Jews in the period of what is estimated to be between A.D. 55-65. Matthew’s intent was to reach out to the Jews and prove to them, that Jesus Christ is the promised

  • Scott Russell Sanders's Essay By Salman Rushdie

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    In a response to an essay by Salman Rushdie about the advantages of moving, Scott Russell Sanders debunks the idea of movement to be beneficial by using different types of allusions as a the persuasion skill. Sanders applies a persuasive, strong voice throughout his argument, but he remains to be respectful towards Rushdie. Scott Russell Sanders develops stance of staying put - instead of moving place to place - by directly referencing Salman Rushdie, and he utilizes a respectful tone in order to

  • Compare And Contrast The Infancy Narrative Of Matthew And Luke

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    Matthew and Luke were both evangelists. They both helped to spread the Gospel, the good news of Jesus. Their telling of the Gospel is very similar, yet very different at the same time. They are similar because they both tell the same story. Meanwhile they are different because the events aside from the fact that Jesus was born are all very different. Specifically the infancy narratives differ in particular ways that may cause the audience to question which infancy narrative is more correct. This

  • Jesus Foretold Analysis

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    The Conception of Jesus Foretold Mary, a young virgin, was living in Galilee of Nazareth and was engaged to be married to Joseph, a Jewish carpenter. An angel visited her and explained to her that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. She would carry and give birth to this child and she would name him Jesus. At first, Mary was afraid and troubled by the angel's words. Being a virgin, Mary questioned the angel, "How will this be?" The angel explained that the child would be God's

  • Pieces Of Gods After Palm Sunday Chapter Summary

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    Purple Hibiscus contains seventeen chapters, these chapters divide into four parts, which are neither titled nor numbered. But each deal with importance events which are narrate by Kambili’s story. This story starts with the events of past in part one on a “ Palm Sunday with the Breaking of God”. The narrator Kambili who recalls on the day time of in her family, things starts falling apart because of her brother Chukwuka “Jaja” Achike’s rebellion against his father whose dictatorial leadership of

  • The Show Goes On Lup Fiasco Analysis

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    CS Lewis stated, “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” This directly correlates with the life of Lupe Fiasco, which he demonstrates in many, if not all of his song’s lyrics. “The Show Goes On” in particular discusses the hardships Fiasco underwent as a young child, yet he managed to persevere. Throughout this song Fiasco hints to events that occurred in his life, while encompassing generalizations so that his listeners are able to relate. Instead of disregarding

  • Matthew Henson Research Paper

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    is very important to black history, Matthew Henson. He was the first African American explorer to go to the North Pole. Matthew Henson is important to black history because he was one of the first famous black explorers. His past is inspiring ,he discovered the north pole, he didn 't get noticed until 5 decades later Matthew Henson faced tragedies as a child. I know this because of a biography written off him, which talked about “American Explorer Matthew Henson who was born on August 8 1866

  • Thematic Essay On The Book Of Jesus

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    speaking to different audiences. The authors of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all tell us the same rudimentary story about the life of Christ. Yet, while one writer might pick to highlight the parables of Jesus, another writer might skip over the parables and reside on the nature and personality of our Lord. Putting all four gospel books together gives us a more complete and better-off portrayal of the life and effort of Jesus the Messiah. The book of Matthew is the first of the synoptic gospels and it

  • A Summary Of A Parable In The Bible

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    A parable is a spiritual or moral story of Jesus’ as told in the Gospels. Jesus used parables a lot in describing the Kingdom of God. Matthew 13 probably has clearly a majority of these and in a large group of them, Jesus would say “The kingdom of God is like…” finishing with a story about it (Morrison, n.d.). One example of this, Jesus was telling the story of the sower that was trying to plant his crops. He was having some seeds carried off by bird and others has spread were landing in areas where

  • Jesus Leper Analysis

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    The scene in which Jesus cleanses a leper in the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark seems to contain several important meanings. Prior to understanding the significance of this healing, it is imperative to acknowledge and investigate an important gap that is present. Mark states that “a leper came to” Jesus, but he fails to elaborate on Jesus’ location and why he was in a place where a leper could approach him (Mk 1:40). Leviticus 13 outlines the laws regarding lepers, which are very clear and strict

  • Infancy Narrative Analysis

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    Matthew and Luke were both evangelists and they both helped to spread the Gospel, the good news of Jesus. Their telling of the Gospel is similar yet different as well. Specifically the infancy narratives differ in particular ways that may cause the audience to question which infancy narrative is more correct. This essay will compare the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke and will show how the infancy narrative of Luke previews the themes of Luke’s Gospel. The infancy narrative of Matthew occurs

  • Matthew's Relationship In The Bible

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    The first book of the New Testament is the Gospel according to Matthew; in which Matthew kicks off his introduction to Jesus with a genealogical record beginning with Abraham—the father of Israel. This beginning of Matthew’s Gospel points to his clear picture of Jesus—the Jewish Messiah who came as God’s promised gift to bring salvation to the whole world (Strauss 214). Clearly, Matthew builds upon Mark’s account of Jesus in his Gospel, but with an extra emphasis on Jesus’ Jewish connection and his

  • Gospel Of Mark Essay

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    closer in point of time to the events than in the other Gospels. Although, the Gospel of Mark has been criticized for being overly simplistic and thus inferior to Mathew and Luke but it is far from the truth and more recent scholarship has shown both Matthew and Luke’s dependence on Mark as a source. However, Mark’s compact style, far from being inferior, highlights the urgent message of its author and thus leads to its power. It is the most action packed and succinct of the four Gospel accounts. Its

  • Synoptic Gospels Research Paper

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    unity between the four Gospels. As earlier indicated, the first three Gospels are known as the Synoptic Gospels. The word “synoptic” is derived in the Greek language meaning; “together in view”. The Gospels consisting of the Synoptic Gospels include; Matthew, Luke and Mark. They are known as Synoptic because of the similarity in account they give in relation to the life of Christ. The three together with John, are known as the Gospel because they contain the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection

  • Luke's Gospel Food Analysis

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    In many ways, the ministry of Jesus Christ can be understood through his interactions with other people. In particular, Jesus’ interactions with others while sharing a meal often reveal the heart of his ministry. The simple act of eating with another is mentioned in all four of the Gospels, especially in the gospels of Luke and John. Luke and John’s Gospels use stories of Jesus eating with others to highlight the most important aspect of his ministry, sacrificial and radical love for the other.

  • Exegesis Of Isaiah 53

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    Isaiah 53 should be a very critical prophetic chapter of the Bible when it comes to establishing without ambiguity that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is indeed the Jewish Messiah long awaited for in Judaism. Popular in evangelical circles, this prophecy clearly describes some of what Jesus of Nazareth experienced while here on earth. Contrary to the systematic way the translation of the Word of God has been divided, my belief is that this prophecy began in Chapter 52:13 and continued until Chapter 53:11

  • Comparison Of Semana Santa Spread To Spain

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    In Hispanic countries, Semana Santa is the equivalent of our Holy Week in the United States. Semana Santa is a week long celebration before Easter. People celebrate Semana Santa starting on Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday. They celebrate with parades and going to church. Spain usually has the most colorful celebrations out of all the Hispanic countries. Semana Santa is one of their top three holidays, but what makes this day so special? Semana Santa and Easter are similar in many ways. They are