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 [...]
Saint Augustine is considered to be the most influential figure in terms of shaping Christianity as it is and the Western Civilization.
Christian education should satisfy the needs of the society that is why it is very important to alter the methods of Christian education which is suitable to modern generations.
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 [...]
The author describes the contributing individuals such as Prophet Muhammad and outlines their particular contribution to the introduction, and the spread of Islam in Arabia.
Through an examination of highly organized shrines at San Giovanni Rotondo in Singiovannesi, Sri Lanka, Peru, and Lourdes, the authors examine the conflicting views, interests, and beliefs of the pilgrims on the life and remains [...]
The author tells us that this is why Jesus was used as a moral exemplary to instil moral values in the students.
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 [...]
The plunge involved in Kumbh Mela is significant because of its historic reverence to the fight between spirits and demons over the drink of life, believed to have sprinkled in four main spiritual locations, Allahabad, [...]
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 [...]
Dante was a religious activist who was a component of the Guelphs and favored the ruling of the Papacy Kingdom over the religious Roman Empire.
The denial of the truth is probably because of the complexities that the world is finding in reading the bible which is due to a lack of patience.
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 [...]
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.
On the basis of the expeditions to Brazil and the USA, he researched the primitive cultures, traditional ethnic psychology, and the influence of the permanent customs on the culture of the nowadays peoples.
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.
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 [...]
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.
In this essay, we look at the role of religion in the stories, Station of the cross and The Smoothest Way Is Full of Stones.
In his opening message he outlines each and every person with the role that they played in his life; what he simply wanted to show the reader was that every person is a leader in [...]
Hakan Yavuz believes that the political thought, which has dominated in Turkey in the twentieth century, ruptured "the ties between the politics and culture".
In the same way, God is aware of the bitter situation they were in and is sure to come to their help.
The Book of Job is one of the greatest representations of how the reward-punishment paradigm functions for the Hebrew people and those who follow the ways of God.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
It also mentions the roles and responsibilities of Christian ministry in the society and in the church, basic requirements to become as a minister etc in the base of New Testament.
The essay then examines the main points of the writings of both the thinkers in the main body of the essay.
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 [...]
In his works, Barth brings in a new position and point of focus as regards Christian theology in all the aspects of human life and domains including the social, economic, and political spheres.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Human suffering is an inevitable part of the universe God has created and the people who undergo it are not chosen by God, in fact, it is the nature of the element of randomness in [...]
The first of these is that there must be a primary foundation or prime reality and the second is that the question of a worldview originates in a pre-theoretical context.
When we are called by God to attend to His flock, we just do not know when and how, just like Saul when he was blinded on the road to Damascus.
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 [...]
For instance, the Gospel according to Matthew commences with a description of the genealogy of Jesus, whereas the Gospel according to Mark begins with a fulfilment of Jesus' birth as it was prophesied in the [...]
This is illustrated in the tile of the book "Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel" The author brings out the criticism to the way Christianity was practiced for instance he questions the stand [...]
The book The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey discusses the personal attitude and relations of the author with God and his understanding of God.
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 [...]
It is in this scripture that one realizes that God has sympathy towards the poor and does not mock the state of being of these people.
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 [...]
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.
Although the two works have a different scope of content one encompasses the religions of the entire world concerning contemporary values, and the other focuses on western traditions both of them dedicate significant parts to [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
The Hebrew Bible is one of the main religious which helps to understand and analyze the role of women in ancient society.
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.
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.
The author is the 19th century Harvard psychologist and philosopher, concerned through all his life with the problems of the existence of a human on Earth and the role of religion in human's life.
The fundamental ideas of the book are concerned with the understanding of how spiritual and psychological ideas and actions related to them are interconnected.
The author discusses the concept of an authoritative being in Islamic law by examining the idea of the existence of Divine sovereignty, the function of compliance in the creation of authority, and the purpose of [...]
The main objective of this essay is to examine various reflections of the ideas expressed in the book mentioned above in sermons, literature, and music.
The last view is that of conversion and indicates that Christ is the one who is capable of transforming culture. According to the text, those who embrace this view tend to be optimistic and positive [...]
Apart from that, he was Foreign Minister of Pakistan and the leader of the Pakistan Delegation to the General Assembly of the UN.
Jonathan Edwards was promoting the belief of Puritanism and idealism among a certain group of Christians and colonists in the New World of America in general.
The main message of the book comprises the values of hope, imagination, and optimism of Christians and the church in the world.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
Intrigued by the failure of this paradigm, Carter explains that the model is a depiction of a poor imitation of the Church, distortion of the Gospel and treachery to the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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 [...]
He also examines the reformations that occurred in British and French territories, the Swiss Reformation, and the emergence of the Anabaptist movement in the 16th century.
The introductory part presents a cogent argument for the book's organization of the turning points in church history and an admission of the possibility of failing to capture certain milestones.
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 [...]
In essence there is need to carry out more research in this field in order to be able to establish the role and the importance of religion in the life of human beings.
In addition to that, the author had written two other books in this sphere that were highly appreciated by professionals, which proves that The Race for Paradise is an authoritative and reliable source of information.
A major concern is that the variances in different religious and ethnic groups make the minority groups feel out of place. The term areligious/ethnic others' is used in the essay to refer to the 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 [...]
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 [...]
Importantly, the author stressed the religion of Jesus to be able to address this community and inspire people to follow the Jewish tenets.
The book "Strength to Love" highlights the major problems and challenges that have been affecting the American society for decades. The author of the book identifies the major obstacles that have made it impossible for [...]
The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam book by Karen Armstrong, is one of the most attractive, readable, and concise books on the emergence of fundamentalism in the three faiths.
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".
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 [...]
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 [...]
For a long time, the sacred King had adhered to the Yoruba religious traditions, and any change in the conventional belief systems would significantly impact most of the states.
The details of spiritual and religious beliefs and practices are demonstrated through the pages of Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions to actually shape the way Native Americans perceive and interact with the world.
The author adds that the counselor needs spiritual maturity in a bid to get the client to the same level of maturity.
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 [...]
From the outset and thesis of the book, the author discusses the tough but possible process of becoming a servant leader in a culturally-mixed environment.
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.
According to the authors, the main problem lies in the way children are taught about the account of creation by parents and the church.
The lack of leadership strategies causes the death of the church1."Chapter Two: The Leader's Role: What Leaders Do" The chapter starts with the evaluation of various definitions of leadership.
For instance, the authors note that some leaders undermine the success of a u-turn by failing to return to the need for personal holiness and zeal. Overall, "The U-turn Church" is a good read that [...]
At that, the authors stress that comeback leaders did not concentrate on the rituals and the institution, but managed to remain committed to the true mission.
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.
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 [...]
A particular interesting demonstration of prayer vengeance in the hagiography is the combination of prayer and fasting with vigil to summon retribution.
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.
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.
Additionally, it is the authors' objective for the readers to have a greater understanding of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and why Jesus is the representation of God's spirit.Dr.
The author talks of the prevailing church idea, which he takes from the confession of Christ by Peter in the Bible, Matthew 16, and the response Jesus gives about how the gates of hell would [...]
It is important to note that "socialization agents" are people who have the ability to influence the behaviour of individuals, as well as the way of thinking of the people in the society.
In specific terms, the book examines the most crucial concept or theory presented within the book on issues of religion and society. The book investigates the concept of religion and its sociological implications within the [...]
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 [...]
In the first Chapter of his book Watts introduces the major of the research. The author states that the major idea of the "burnt offerings" depicted in Leviticus is to promote selflessness of sacrifice.
The other tenet is to be seen in the mutation of religion in a post-modem society and the influence that religion espouses on other sectors of the society.
The narrations presented by Julian of Norwich and Michael Harner disclose the author's quests of the truth and revelation. With regard to the above description of the narrators' experiences, it can be stated that Julian [...]
It is apparent that most of the topics in the book are quite interesting since they make the reader to have a grasp of what religion is all about and the major landmarks that have [...]
In modern history and currently, the people who have born the brunt of discrimination perhaps because of the religion they subscribe to are the Muslims.