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The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in

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Now the Fundamentalism Project has assembled an international team of scholars for a multivolume assessment of the history, scope, sources, character, and impact of fundamentalist movements within the world's major religious traditions. [It] is an encyclopedic introduction to movements of religious reaction in the twentieth century. The Russians were entitled to attack their priests, but they had no right to assail the idea of a supreme force. We've seen total world estimates of about 200,000.

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Interpreting Christian Art

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He said he had a chance to speak with the officer who conducted the briefing and she told him that she got her information from the Southern Poverty Law Center. “Why is there such dependence upon the work of the SPLC to determine hate groups and extremist groups,” Crews said. “It appears that some military entities are using definitions of ‘hate’ and ‘extreme’ from the lists of anti-Christian political organizations.

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The Early Church From Ignatius to Augustine

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For obvious reasons, news reports today are filled with material about the influence of a resurgent and sometimes angry Islam. This was formed by Henry VIII when he split the church from Rome in order to remarry The Eastern Orthodox Church is a self-governing body of Christians adhering to a pure and unbroken line from first days of the Apostles and the disciples of Jesus. The most famous apocalyptic literature is the Book of Revelation at the end of the New Testament.

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Changing Contexts of Our Faith

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Do not let the TV, newspapers, other forms of media, etc., tell you who you are. Donatism, Montanism, Gnosticism, Arianism, Pelagianism, among many others) were fairly late developments, it is evidence of widely varying views and practices regarding Christianity throughout its rise. To give our views of God in one word, we believe in his Parental character. The new survey indicates there are about 51 million Catholic adults in the U. The intensity of belief in witchcraft across much of Africa can be startling.

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Church of Laodikeia: Christianity in the Lykos Valley

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The Gospels say that Jesus taught his disciples to be compliant citizens, "rendering to Caesar" what the law required. This free Religious Studies and Theology essay on Essay: Islam and Christianity is perfect for Religious Studies and Theology students to use as an example. Christianity Concept of God: Christians believe the image of God to be three Gods merged into one. Religious education in schools should be optional. Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street, in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706, and baptized at Old South Meeting House.

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The Catechism Handbook

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It has to have a track record, it has to come forth from religious orthodoxy. Duane Motley, Ralph Reed, Oliver North (formerly with the National Security Council), Phyllis Schlafly (ultra-right columnist and pundit), Rev. The emerging fields (1500–1700 AD) of biology, chemistry, and physics were greatly influenced by Christian creationist scientists. There are also voices from the Catholic side. His relationship with the native population, however, was complex and remains widely debated.

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Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present

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We have either a cold and dead formal religion, or the extreme—an arm-swinging, foot-stomping, dirty-dancing, cutting-edge church that is moved by the human spirit (with the help of a few demons!!). It has been used to encourage belief in the grossest superstition and to discourage the free teaching of scientific truths. The German Church and the People are practically the same body. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians. [21] The British academic Eric Kaufmann, who specializes in the area of how demographic affect religion/politics and is an agnostic, wrote about the higher rate of religious fundamentalists causing society to adopt more religious conservative values: Seculars should be worried for the long-term since this argument raises question marks over the assumed “inevitability” of the story of liberal secular progress...

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American Missions in Syria

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First among these critical internal conditions is knowledge and willingness to know. The schools had always been popular for the useful domestic skills that girls learned there. Radio address, 30 January 1945; from Thomas Streissguth (2002). That would be the case if members of all religions were equally affected by persecution. To Luther, the head of the temporal state should also be head of "the church visible." [McGovern, p.650] On May 14, 1933, Ludwig Muller, a prominent member in the ranks of the German Christian Movement became the principle Bishop of the Evangelical German Reich Church.

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Sermons

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Most of those within mainline denominations evidence beliefs and its effects which are at variance with Biblically-based historical Christian faith. [13] Two issues usually indicative of liberal denominations are support for abortion and homosexuality. Some courses may create readers or a compilation of articles and excerpts of texts for students to read, while other courses will rely on a series of books, whether they are literature, historical or primary sources such as diaries, along with the actual religious texts like the Qurían and the Bible.

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The Democratization of American Christianity

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Religious Orientation: The motivation for the expression of religiosity. The church enjoyed a relatively high order of toleration, partly because in the earlier phases its members were relatively obscure people and were centered in the more impersonal urban communities. According to Pawlikowski, Christianity would be enriched from aspects of Jewish tradition, especially its affirmation of life, its sense of peoplehood and community, its positive valuation of sexuality, its close interweaving of prayer and social action, its sense of creation as a visible experience and locale of God's presence, its emphasis on dynamism over form in religious experiences.

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