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    wanted to, thinking that he was already forgiven for his sins to come. He is damned to Hell because his repentance was not sincere and God is the only one who can grant forgiveness, not a church or an early being. Pope Boniface told Guido “I will absolve you.” (27. 101) and “I hold the power to bar and unbar Heaven” (27. 103). Guido fell for this deceit and failed to realize that repentance was of the heart driven by remorse and a desire to change. He denied his free will and blamed his place

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    The Prodigal Son – One Parable or Two? One critical question many scholars ask is, does the parable of the prodigal son combine two different parables? Those who argue for the notion that the parable could be the combination of two parables often break the parable up in verses 11-24 and 25-32. Pablo Polischuck notes that the first part of the parable provides a good amount of internal dialogue. Polischuck states, “…the Prodigal tapped into his episodic memories and used reflective cognitive processes

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    A healed sin becomes reconciling friendship, becoming a source for fuller healing that embraces all. One can only redeem their sin if their redemption is done by heart and is meaningful. People who do not experience forgiveness, guilt swallows them up and they feel as if they are drowning. As Richard Baxter said, “that sorrow, even for sin, may be overmuch. That overmuch sorrow swalloweth one up.” Hence, a true redemption can only lead to a healed sin. Before one understands what is forgiveness,

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    Forgiveness is defined as “an action or process of forgiving or being forgiven” (Dictionary.com). Forgiveness is also described as “the resolute of overcoming anger and resentment that are naturally directed toward a person who has done one an unjustified and non-excused moral injury” (Murphy, J. G, p.15). According to the bible, when wrongdoers victimize individuals it is under the obligation of God to forgive: “for if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will

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    someone, it about confessing a sin that you have committed and repent for that sin. Does forgiveness play a role in the reconciliation? Yes it does but not to the point of soliciting forgiveness. Theirs’s a process of be restored: confession and repentance, reconciliation and restitution, accountability and renewal, and then restoration. The person who has committed the sin has been forgiven after being restored. The person(s) who have been offended is under an obligation to God to forgive that

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    The Beloved Parable The best known and loved parable is perhaps the one that Luke recorded in chapter fifteen. It is divided into three parts or Acts and each Act tells a different story; yet, emphasizes only one lesson or principle. The first Act is the story of a lost sheep; the second part of the parable tells the story of a woman losing a valuable coin and the final Act details a story about a loving and gracious father whose son deserted him and went away into a foreign country where he

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    The Scarlet Letter is a story that signifies the treachery behind the sin of adultery. Arthur Dimmesdale plays a key part in the book, since he is guilty of the sin himself. Dimmesdale is seen in the first scaffold scene, looking as pale as death, for he is aware of his sin, but is too cowardly to confess and share the public ridicule with Hester. A few years pass and in the second scaffold scene, Dimmesdale is more reluctant to confess his guilty thoughts, but he merely gives himself a private confession

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    Claudius Allusion

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    hopelessness of repentance, which are abstract concepts in Shakespearean England. In addition to metaphors, Claudius uses diction with negative connotations such as “rank”, “cursed”, “corrupted”, “wicked”, and “black” in his speech when describing his sin. By using this diction, Claudius shows that he understands the wickedness of his sin. He also uses diction and imagery to communicate his feeling of remorse and guilt. Through the use of diction such as “mercy”, “pardoned”, “forgive”, “repentance”, and “prayer”

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    When Simon Wiesenthal walked away from the dying SS officer who asked him, a Jew, for forgiveness, Wiesenthal questioned whether it was the right thing to do. He asked others this question, and some said that it was justified and that they might even take it to the next level and scold Karl, the SS officer, while others said that Wiesenthal should have forgiven him because it was part of their religion to forgive. Edward H. Flannery said that Wiesenthal should’ve forgiven Karl because he wasn’t asking

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    Hamlet Final Essay William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, follows Prince Hamlet who has been tried with the troubling task of seeking revenge for his father’s death. The person that Hamlet must kill in order to achieve vengeance is his uncle, Claudius. Many have wondered why Hamlet hesitates to kill his uncle in order to complete his task and that is the topic of discussion within this essay. Probable explanations for Hamlet’s delay are: his desire to remain in touch with his religion and morals; his need

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    A Lust For Power For as long as man ate the forbidden fruit, individuals are poisoned with the need to be superior and the want to exercise their power on those of lesser stature. In Inferno, Dante Alighieri explores different ways in which individuals abuse their power, leading to the conclusion that although some individuals may have the power to use their platform for good or peace, they choose to act selfishly in order to be above others. Dante achieves in conveying this concept through his

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    Introduction Hook: In the words of Edgar Allan Poe himself, “ With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion” Transition: Moreover, this quote supports the idea that during stressful times, writing was his coping mechanism. Thesis: Poe clearly experienced catastrophe, and because of this, literature became his creative outlet. Body Early life and young adulthood Support #1:When Poe was young, his parents died within the same week and though he knew them briefly, his perspective on death was

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    One of the greatest keys to understanding themes in a piece of literature is to look at the different uses of symbolism throughout the novel. Both the novels Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver use symbolism to help better understand the effects of white settlers in Africa as well as the mistakes that are created by arrogance, two themes that apply to both novels. Things Fall Apart uses the symbol of locusts to represent the white settlers and the symbol

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    The end scene of Fences and Keepers of the House both represent the possibility of redemption in the face of the sins of the fathers. In his play Fences, August Wilson shows to the reader how a person can redeem himself if he is able to embrace both the evil and good of the man and find forgiveness of the father’s sins. However, Shirley Ann Grau presents that a person cannot redeem itself once the sins happen and the characters are stuck in the cycle of vengeance due to their unyielding characteristics

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    Vengeance vs. Virtue The play The Tempest, by Shakespeare, explores the values of vengeance and forgiveness through the story of Prospero. The main conflict of the story is Prospero's lack of forgiveness for his brother Antonio, who stole his throne. This causes him to seek vengeance on Antonio and all his allies. Through the events of the story, it is evident that there is more value in virtue compared to vengeance. The action of vengeance does not resolve the original issue and in fact, creates

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    The Inferno Dante Alighieri’s “The Inferno” is one of the most intricate pieces ever written. This divine poem is arguably one of the most well known stories in literature. This “ Divine Comedy” uses symbolism and a vivid use of imagery to clearly depict what Dante imagines the circles of hell to be like. Dante was able to incorporate references from the bible, greek mythology, renaissance, and even includes christianity. Dante reveals the true meaning of the Inferno through his leading motif,

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    In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, John Proctor is considered an evil or decent man. John Proctor should not be considered evil but should only be looked upon as a nice and conservative man. Proctor is a man who is selfish rather than selfless and not necessarily a bad selfish either. Proctor cares about his own views and does not really care about the lives of others. This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because

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    Can money actually buy happiness? I believe that money cannot buy happiness itself, but in fact, when people are not struggling with money in their life they have less stress and are happier. Therefore, if I want to be happy in life then I need to get out of my bad habits with money and get into better ones. Jason Anthony and Karl Chick are to the rescue, to help me repent my evil sins. In their book, Debt Free by 30, they describe seven of the most typical ways that young people wind up in debt

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    Original Sin In Hamlet

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    In Genesis, the first book in the Bible, Adam and Eve partake of a fruit that God had forbidden them to eat. This action, which corrupted an otherwise innocent couple, is what many Christian faiths call original sin, or the Fall of man. The doctrine of original sin holds that every person born into the world is tainted by the Fall, and people are powerless to save themselves unless rescued by God. The thought of afterlife consequences and the inability to repent of misdoings leads many to fear death

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    Application The fictitious application scenario as a human services counselor for a community service center that is Christian based. At this community service center, it deals with martial affairs. I have been assigned to a married couple Carol and Barb. They have been married for almost ten years now and have two children. They are both grown up as Christians. Barb has always viewed Carol as a good husband and father. They are seeking counseling due to Barb recently finding out that Carol has

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