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Lartey’s Postcolonializing God: An African Practical Theology

Emmaneul Lartey's Postcolonializing God: An African Practical Theology consists of six chapters that are accompanied by the author's comments, elucidations, and demonstrative examples, testifying to the importance and adequacy of Lartey's approach to the African [...]
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Lebar’s “Education That Is Christian”: Book review

Instead of teaching the Bible, the teachers of Sunday schools organize different "What-do-you-think?' discussions to draw attention to the social issues ignoring the power of the Word of God to change the world and change [...]
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Bible Psalms 23: 1-6: Interpretation and Application

The chapter not only urges one to meditate and be prayerful but also gives the truthful account of the Lord being the shepherd who gives strength, leads the way, gives living water, protects, and offers [...]
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Christianity and Sacred Scripture

The absence of competition made Christians to believe that the books contained in the Bible were the only one available and therefore the Christian story was of authoritative and foolproof singularity. All these complications lead [...]
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Defining God: The Arguments of Elizabeth Johnson

As mentioned by Johnson, women's influence is already felt in different aspects of religion and, particularly, in the one dealing with the "central issue of the image and concept of the divine, the One who [...]
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Understand the Meaning of Myth

Even though there is no clarity of some of the religious practices that are being followed by the people, the religious faithful has denied the relation of their beliefs to be mythical.
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Marvin Harris’ Cultural Materialism Concept

The connotation of Jesus as the king and messiah of the Jews did not mean that he was to overthrow the Roman Empire ruling at that time to establish his kingdom in Jerusalem.
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C. S. Lewis’ “The Problem of Pain” Review

In fact, the author of the book is trying to prove the readers that pain is the direct result of God's love for people and God's tool of people's improvement; He uses pain in order [...]
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Validity of the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is faced with a lot of criticism due to the lack of archeological evidence supporting the authenticity of the material in it.
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Book of Hebrews

In the same way, God is aware of the bitter situation they were in and is sure to come to their help.
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Biblical Account of Creation in Genesis in School

The theory of Creation Science is an argument that is directed towards the establishment of the idea that there is existence of God, and God is the creator of the universe in accordance to creation [...]
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The Value of Human Life

Religions all over the world instill in us the value of life, propagating the theory that it is a gift of God and, therefore, a human should not take the life of another.
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Religious Themes in Khaled Hossein’s Books

Introduction Faith and Daily living Faith and character Sin Redemption Destiny and Character Forgiveness This paper is a personal reflection on two novels "a thousand Splendid Suns" and "the Kite Runner", both written by [...]
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The Man Who Was Thursday by Chesterton

Actually, the core of the symbolic relationships which are the allegory and nightmare of that some elements of the story can be perceived by are referred to as the more shallow surface meanings in the [...]
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Religious Themes in a Tale of Two Cites

The story takes place in second have of the eighteen century and addresses the contemporary events of the Victorian Age. Regarding that, the French Revolution was a kind of protest to the Catholic clergy and [...]
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Herman Melville: Moby Dick or The Whale

It seems to me that the story is called for teaching people not to escape God's commands in order not to experience sufferings, as "we must disobey ourselves; and it is in this disobeying ourselves, [...]
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World Literature. Where Does Evil Come From?

In The Crucible, Miller presents a historically accurate, dramatized recreation of the events in 1692, what he calls "one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history" that led to the prosecution of [...]
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Brothers in Bible: Love & Hatred in Old Testament

Divided into two sections The Old Testament and The New Testament - the fundamental theme of the Bible is an expose on God's nature and the nature of the human family via key biblical figures [...]
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“The Disciple-Making Pastor” by Bill Hull

As one can assume, the author rejects the existing institutional model of church as the "value in itself," whereas the church and actually its parish as well are postulated as the means to end, in [...]
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Medieval English Literature

Bede decisively created a history that manifests the steady fulfillment of the Christianizing undertaking, a mission that started with the ancient church in Jerusalem after the event of Pentecost, it's increased to the Near East [...]
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Qur’an and Bible: Comapison of Sacred Books

Abraham's life is well highlighted in the Bible as well as in the Qur'an. Secondly, while in the Bible Abraham lived in Hebron, in the Qur'an he lived in the valley of Mecca.
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Women in the Bible: Daughters of Eve

There is also a view that the authors of the various books of the Bible have been significant in the deteriorated position of women in the biblical narratives.
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Summaries of the Books of the Old Testament

The second book is on the Exodus, in which the enslavement of the Israelites or the Hebrews have been described as well as the story of Moses, the son of Jacob's son Levi.
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Three Texts on Islam

On one side, the history and the birth of Islam as a religion and how the three books present it is looked at; on the second side, the implication of Islam to the rest of [...]
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Theism in a Postmodern World Review

Be that as it may, there is no doubt that the Church today would like to be seen as a forward thinking body, capable of a great level of tolerance and lenience.
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Religion in the Hemingway’s and Vonnegut’s Novels

However, in the conversations with the priest, Henry reveals that the Christian spirit is the result of the defeat, probably implying that this particular religion is inherent to the unsuccessful and the marginalized.
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“Letter from Apartheid Street” by Michael McRay

The book, Letters from Apartheid Street: a Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine, by Michael McRay, is a detailed account of experiences as part of the Christian Peacemaker Team over a period of three months in [...]
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“The Places You Go” a Book by Urias Beverly

The most important insight that I got from the book "The Places you go" is that pastors should be flexible in both the way in which they deal with people and the means by which [...]
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“Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition” by Short

It is this and other key aspects of the Franciscan tradition that Short elaborates on such as the Franciscan embrace of poverty and the Humility of the Incarnation that reveals the author's stance on materialism, [...]
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Integrating Psychology and Christianity

The author introduces the topics of the worldview and outlines the four elements of the Christian worldview beliefs, viz.creation, fall, redemption, and the consummation.
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The Household of God: the Nature of the Church

The book "The Household of God: Lecture on the Nature of the Church" written by Newbigin in 1953 explores the history of Christendom to understand and explain the meaning of the word 'church.' The author [...]
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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1 by J. González

The textbook, The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, gives a detailed account of church history, including the dominant historical figures and events, such as the Protestant Reformation, and the European socioeconomic forces that affected the [...]
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“Esther” by George Frideric Handel: Biblical Legend

It provides a short account of the story's and the opera's contents, analyzes the role of music as a depicter of the composer's perception, and demonstrates how Handel changed the original story's perspective to create [...]
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Controversy in Society: Spiritual But Not Religious

One of the followers of this movement is Sam Harris, who refers to the fact that spirituality, along with the assistance of meditation, helps him become happy and feel that the world is a part [...]
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“The Great Cosmic Mother” by Barbara Mor

This is seen in The Great Cosmic Book where political, psychological and sociological roles of the Goddess or the Divine Mother are described. Because of this, Mor have contributed to a controversial subject that is [...]
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Religious Studies: Women in the Old Testament

According to the author, the interpretation and translation "of the book of Genesis have contributed a lot to the misconception regarding the role played by Eve in the garden".
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The Book “Following Muhammad” by Carl Ernst

The book Following Muhammad by Carl Ernst can be well discussed as a literary attempt to make Western readers more comfortable with the religion of Islam and to expose what accounts for the ongoing transformation [...]
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Suffering Example: Job’ Biblical Story

Job was a good person and innocent in the eyes of the people and in the face of God. For Christian nurses it is their responsibility and the call of God to serve the individual [...]
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“The Bondage Breaker” Book

Anderson, the founder of the Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries, authored a masterpiece book, viz."The bondage breaker: overcoming negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins", in a bid to make valid contributions to the [...]
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Living Buddha, Living Christ

It is not enough to show that all religions are constituted by the same elements, it is more important to make people long for equality.
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Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples

The rest of the book continues to equip readers with the tools that would take them back to the duty of ministering and making more disciples.
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The genre of Daniel as apocalypse

The book shows the importance of the heavenly world in the vision of the divine throne in chapter 7 and, the roles of angels and holy ones in chapter 7 and 8 and explicitly in [...]
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Characteristics of Irish Hagiography

A particular interesting demonstration of prayer vengeance in the hagiography is the combination of prayer and fasting with vigil to summon retribution.
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“Acts of Faith”

Through this movement, the author proves that educating a young nation to ignore religious differences and work for the bosom of everyone is the only way for the world to escape violence and interpersonal conflicts.
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“The Kingdom Focused Church” by Mims

For instance, it would serve no harm to the premise of the book leaving the detailed description of what Mims refers to as 'the' in the title of the book.
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Book review “The Canon of Scripture”

In the second part of the book, the author deals with the matters pertaining to Old Testament canonicity, taking account of the canon that was made use of by Jesus and the apostles, and the [...]
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