"New Testament" Essays and Research Papers

New Testament

Don king Professor Samuel Young New Testament 10/14/2014 Matthew and Mark The books of Matthew and Mark are two gospels in the New Testament. There are four total gospels although. The definition of a gospel is referred to as either “good tale” or “good news” and these four gospels are autobiographies of Jesus of Nazareth. Matthew and Mark are similar but, they also are revealed contrarily in numerous ways. Matthew trusted on a lot of Mark’s wisdoms in this book about the life of...

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The Canon of the New Testament

What we know today as the New Testament was compiled over a period of many decades. It was first referenced as theNew Testament” by Clement of Alexandria. It is believed that the books that comprise what we know as the New Testament canon were in existence no later than the end of the first century. The included books varied by different sources until the fourth century when the Bishop of Alexandria, Athanasios, included them in a letter to his flock in AD 367. His list was approved by councils...

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Analysis of the Message of the New Testament

THE MESSAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT __________________ A Book Review Presented to Dr. Richard T. Vann, Jr. Dallas Baptist University __________________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for MALA 5366 __________________ by Travis G. Gothard April 14, 2013 Bruce, F. F. The Message of the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973. 120 pp. $10.71. “What is the New Testament?” “Is there one New Testament Message?” F. F. Bruce addresses these questions...

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Purpose of Miracles in the New Testament

the many discoveries made is the presence of miracles. Both Old and New Testament writers record the fact that miracles were part of the biblical record and each miracle was performed for a specific reason. For the purposes of this paper, only New Testament examples of miracles will be considered in the search for the meaning behind miracles and miracles performed by false prophets will not be considered. In the study of New Testament miracles, it can be seen that their ultimate purpose is to give glory...

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Introduction to the New Testament

following the standards of the Ten Commandments. 3) What interest does the New Testament have for today’s historians (text p. 55)? How do historians use the New Testament for constructing historical and social models (see, e.g., Luke 4; James 1–2; last supper in Matthew, and table fellowship in 1 Corinthians)? Today’s historians might be interested in the New Testament to learn about history. Historians use the New Testament for constructing historical and social models by understanding the lives...

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The Development of New Testament Canon

Describe the development of New Testament Canon in period of time studied (35 marks) The New Testament Canon is described by Princeton Online Dictionary as, “a collection of books accepted as Holy Scripture - the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired.” Basically the Canon is a selection of books used by the Church for public worship and also the books which the Church acknowledge as inspired scripture normative for faith and practice. The term (the Greek...

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Summary of New Testament Books

23825914 Course: BIBL 104 Date: 7/09/2011 Summary of the books of the New Testament Books Matthew The genre of the book of Matthew is a Gospel. The major theme is to prove that Jesus is the Messiah, and His coming was foretold in the Old Testament. God wanted the world to accept Jesus as the Messiah and Savior. Through Jesus’ ancestry, and major events such as: the virgin birth, fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, Jesus’ baptism, teachings, crucifixion, and resurrection, God demonstrated...

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New Testament Books

BIBL 104 10/13/13 Summary of the books of the New Testament Books Matthew The Book of Matthew is of gospel genre. It is the first book of the New Testament and the first of the four gospels. Matthew is sometime referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount”. Matthew begins with the descent of Jesus. Matthew is a book that was wrote by the Jews for the Jews retelling the story of Jesus’ birth. King Herod orders all male babies ages two and under in Bethlehem and surrounding towns to be killed...

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New Testament Resource Book

text of the New Testament? E&Y, p.35 #6 - There is extensive evidence supporting it, the authors of the books wrote them within living memory of Jesus' life. - All of documents were in manuscripts form, consulted by scholars to make the modern translations and produce English versions. - There was Wealth of evidence. “The New Testament is by far the best-attested writing of antiquity. Over five thousand manuscripts containing at least a fragment of the New Testament have been...

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Summary of New Testament Books

Jacklyn Reaviles L24877830 BIBL 104-D16 LUO 12/11/2012 Summary of the books of the New Testament Books John The genre of the book of John is gospel. John was written so that people may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that you can have eternal life if you believe in him. The author gives examples on the signs of Jesus to portray his identity and mission. The book begins with a description of the Word becoming flesh. John the Baptist declares that Jesus is the Lamb...

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Summary of the Books of the New Testament

BIBL 104 December 9, 2012 Summary of the books of the New Testament Matthew Matthew is written in the form of a gospel. The book of Matthew proclaims that God is Emmanuel, that Jesus is the Messiah, with all power and authority, and the promise he will be with them forever. Some key issues in Matthew include tracing Jesus’ family line to Abraham, the conception of Jesus, Jesus’ baptism by John, Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness, Sermon on the Mount, Peter’s name change to Simon, the Eucharist...

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Paul in the New Testament

Harris calls Paul “the most influential apostle and missionary of the mid-first-century CE church and author of seven to nine New Testament letters” (H G-33). It would be quite an accolade to receive such recognition, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Paul, or Saul, (Saul was his Judean name and Paul was his Roman name (footnotes B 1943)) originally persecuted the ekklesia or “church”. Paul went from persecuting the ekklesia or “church” to being its “most influential apostle and missionary”...

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New Testament: Penta Summaries

Chase Talley New Testament 110-003 Acts Ch. 21-28 penta summaries Chapters 21-25 In chapter 21 Paul takes off to go to Syria but is warned by some disciples in Tyre to not go to Jerusalem. In Caesarea Paul gets in some trouble and is told that he will be blinded and this is told by Agabus. Paul is willing at this point to give his life up for God. Later in chapter 22 Paul gives a sermon and tells pretty much his testimony and about how Christians were being persecuted. Paul then gets in trouble...

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Old Testament in the New Testament

in the New Testament Compartmentalizing Scripture is a contemporarily popular way to study the Bible and is very useful at times. However, Scripture tends to unify itself. Despite studious efforts to “divide and conquer,” perhaps a more appropriate approach would be to identify the areas where different sections of Scripture are sewn together and then further study how and why. One particular facet of sectional mingling is the way the Old Testament passages are quoted in the New Testament, specifically...

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Tongue: New Testament and Speech

This is not to say that I’m against building one’s self-esteem who needs it. It is only my intent to convey that “edification” as the Bible uses it refers to the building of one’s faith and knowledge of God. God and his word has such an effect on the “new man” that builds character, strengthens our resolve and ultimately shapes us into the image of his son, Jesus Christ (Col. 3:10, Rom. 8:29). Our role in edification is to “speak as the oracles of God” …“that in all things God may be glorified” (1 Peter...

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Study Questions on Introduction to the New Testament

Introducing the New Testament, Mark Powell discusses the two type of “Jesus’s” found in the New Testament. Powell explains that the earthly Jesus, and the exalted Jesus are the same person but the Christian faith likes to distinguish between the two. For instance, the earthly Jesus is explained as the actual person. The Jewish man who was born in the province of Galilee, who was the son of Joseph and Mary, who had several brothers and sisters, and who was some sort of carpenter of builder. The New Testament...

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New Testament and God

THE DEVOTION. B. We don’t talk about money in here very often. c. But, you need to know, that if you only give God the left overs of your money, He will never be the center of your life. d. You can’t say, “I'm going to buy a coke and get these new shoes, but I can’t afford to give an offering, and think that Jesus is the center of your life. e. When Jesus is the center of your life, you will give to Him first. f. If Jesus came to dinner at your house would you search through your refridgerator...

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New Testament

THE NEW TESTAMENT The New Testament is a record of historical events, the ‘good news events of the saving life of the Lord Jesus Christ—His life, death, resurrection, ascension, and the continuation of His work in the world. Origin and Meaning of the Term “New Testament” Our Bible is divided into two sections : * Old Testament * New Testament The Greek word for “testament,” diaqhkh (Latin, testamentum), means “will, testament, or covenant.” New Testament or Covenant (anticipated in...

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Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John: The New Testament

1 Introduction The four New Testament (NT) gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John present four accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus. Bible scholars and historians assigned the gospel names and their authors as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John respectively.[1] The three gospels, of Matthew, Mark and Luke are known as the Synoptic gospels.[2] The aim of this paper is to discuss the main themes and focuses of each of canonical gospels and show how they relate to reveal a complete picture of...

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The Old Testament is the New Testament Concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament Revealed

THE OLD IS IN THE NEW CONCEALED It is said that, the Old Testament is the New Testament Concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament Revealed because one cannot appreciate the New Testament without an understanding of the Old Testament. It lays the ground work for the redemption Jesus brought. The coming of Jesus Christ to redeem the world from the bondage of sin was not an afterthought. God revealed His plans of sending a redeemer called the Messiah through the prophets. The prophecies...

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Summaries of the New Testament Books of the Bible

Bible 104 3/8/2013 Summary of the books of the New Testament Books Mark The book of Mark is a genre of gospel. The gospel of Mark begins by describing the life and ministry of Jesus. Mark tells of Jesus being baptized by John and He is then sent to the desert for forty days and forty nights. He was tempted by Satan but He overcame all of the temptations. Jesus then began calling on His disciples with the purpose being that these men would follow and learn from Him as Jesus shared and taught...

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Summary of the New Testament Books: John, Acts, Ephesians, Philemon, Revelation

Megan BIBL 104 10/10/12 Summary of the New Testament Books: John, Acts, Ephesians, Philemon, Revelation John The Gospel of John is written largely in Narrative history and contains sermons, parables, and several prophetic oracles. The key prominent personalities are Jesus, John the Baptist, the disciples, Mary-mother of Jesus, Mary, Martha, Lazarus and Pilate. The purpose of the book is to demonstrate the deity of Christ by inspiring and strengthening the faith of those who wanted to seek...

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New Role for Women in the Early Church

Church History I Theme Report New Role for Women in the Early Church This theme report analyzes how Jesus sent a new revolutionary message laying the groundwork for the elevation of the social status of women in the early church. The cultural norm of the day was that women were restricted to subordinate roles in society and the church. Jesus broke boundaries in his dealing with women and led his disciples to challenge those same boundaries as they took over leadership of the church...

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The New Testament as Church Scripture

The New Testament as Church Scripture Amber Stewart RELS 2311, TTh 1:00 December 8, 2012 The New Testament is a compilation of letters form apostles and stories of Jesus. Making it the second major division of the Christian biblical canon following the Old Testament. The New Testament was more efficient in spreading Christianity all over the world. Consisting of 27 books written in the 2nd century of the Christian Era. The New Testament includes the gospels of Mark...

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Reflections on New Testament Survey

Reflections on New Testament Survey I feel the New Testament is the living story of the life of our Lord Jesus Christ; this is why Christians need to read it in order to get an understanding about whom Christ Jesus really is and his message of eternal life. The New Testament provides an rich amount of information about Jesus’s life, teachings, and his crucifixion. The New Testament also gives a practical understanding into Jesus the man, what he was and is like, and how he responded to a wide...

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Apostle Paul and The Good News

1 E. C. Mitchell BIBL 110 B11 LUO Biblical World View Essay September 15, 2014 Apostle Paul and the Good News Introduction Dr. Elmer Towns and his co-author Ben Gutierrez in their book “In Essence of the New Testament: A Survey” supports the idea and the importance of all Christians grasping the knowledge put forth in the book of Romans. Biblical educators such as Samuel Coleridge and Martin Luther holds Paul’s epistle to the Romans in high esteem (Towns & Gutierrez, 2012). They refer to as “the...

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Kate L. Turabian and New York

Pages. | |Book |2Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins (New York: | | |Crossroad, 1984), 29. | |Book in a series |3Mark William Worthing, God...

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New Testament and Biblical Worldview Influence

I. What is a worldview? Define what the term “worldview” means. Use descriptive phrases to support your definition. (25–50 words) A worldview is a philosophy or the way an individual views the world and everything in it, and is present in every single human being on this planet. A worldview is an individual’s set of beliefs, and directly affects their decision making, values, relationships, and behaviors by that individual. II. Articulate the biblical/Christian Worldview (what is believed)...

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Redemption: New Testament and Christ

relationship with Christ and how he feels as though it is lacking. He is hoping to get a new lease; a stronger relationship with Christ where Christ is more involved. The mood of the poem is one of the first things I noticed when reading it. It almost seems kind of sad or misplaced. He states right in the second line that he is “Not thriving” in the place where he currently is so he is going to seek out the lord for a “new small-rented lease”. This to me says that he feels as though he is giving all he...

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Old Testament Covenant and New Testament Grace

Minor essay 1: Old Testament Covenant Introduction The idea of covenant is central to the Bible’s story. “Covenant presents God’s desire to enter into relationship with men and women created in his image. This is reflected in the repeated covenant refrain, “I will be your God and you will be my people” (Exodus 6:6-8). Covenant is all about the relationship between the Creator and his creation. The idea may seem simple; however the implications of covenant and covenant relationship between God...

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The portrayal of jesus christ in the four gospels of the new testement.

Portrayals of jesus in the gospels Short Writing Assignment #2 Each of the four gospels contained in the New Testament portrays a different and unique portrait of Jesus. Mark's gospel represents Jesus as the suffering servant, while Matthew shows Jesus as the new Moses. Luke stresses Jesus' inclusion of the outcasts and then John's non-synoptic gospel shows Jesus as God's presence and as an otherworldly figure. Mark portrays Jesus as a powerful yet unrecognized and suffering Messiah. Stories throughout...

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Bibliology: New Testament and God

inspired word of God since all doctrine is based on the clear teaching of Scripture. As Christians, we follow and live by the Holy Bible. We believe that only sixty-six books are canonical and those are the books that we read in the New Testament and the Old Testament. All of the scriptures found in the Bible had to go through something called a test of canonicity. There were six tests that were used to make sure that only the books put in the Bible were purely God breathed and had no fleshly qualities...

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Meaning of the Concept "Goodnews"

1.0 INTRODUCTION Evangelion (ευαγγέλιοv) is a Greek word which means Gospel, or an act of proclaiming the good news. When we speak of Gospel, we mean the four Gospel, which include: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Gospel talks about ancient Christian kerygma which was formally existed as an oral tradition but with time was written down in text. It is this ancient tradition that is at the foundation of the term evangelion (Gospel) that this essay tends to address. ...

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Portraits of Jesus Book Review

the New Testament by the many different authors. This book gives priority to the life and times of Jesus Christ and how He should be the example of the way in which we live our lives. The authors of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Apostle Paul. Each of these authors all has their own perspective of Jesus and as a result, there are many different portraits of Jesus The author does a great job of explaining the different perspective of the different authors of the New Testament...

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The Atonement

The Atonement in the New Testament The pendulum may be overweighed by ones sin; however, the atonement is still there. Dishonesty, immodesty, profanity and immorality are only a few common sins amongst my peers. Paralleling in the New Testament, I have been taught right from wrong. Our savior’s promise of forgiveness through an infinite atonement is the same today as it was yesterday. It is a gift to me, and if sincerely acted upon, I can receive forgiveness, comfort and peace. At the beginning...

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Greek Word Study of Conscience

with someone” In the New Testament, there is no instance of the classical use of dialégomai in the philosophical sense. In the sphere of revelation there is no question of reaching the idea through dialectic. What is at issue is the obedient and percipient acceptance of the Word spoken by God, which is not an idea, but the comprehensive declaration of the divine will which sets all life in the light of divine truth. dialégomai occurs in three senses in the New Testament. In the first sense, God...

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sociology ia... sample

activities. Some youth clubs can have a particular compelling force, such as music, guidance or characteristics such as determination. The Central Village Teens’ Ministries; a small youth club within the church is no different. The Central Village New Testament Church of God is located in Big Lane Central Village. This church was started in 1933. In the initial stages this church had a total of fourteen (14) members. Over the years the numbers of members have grown significantly. In 2012 there was a...

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the Greek text seem to support the idea that immersion was the normal method of Christian baptism in the early church.1 Lukes narrative in Acts, and in his own gospel would certainly indicate that immersion was the most likely method used to baptize new Believers.2 Why would John baptize where “the water was plentiful” (John 3:23) unless immersion baptism was to be performed. Even the Greek words used in the scriptures suggest immersion baptism rather than another method. There is evidence in the...

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism: The Foundation of the Christian Faith There are three things that spread the Christ-life to us; baptism, belief, and the Lord’s Supper (Lewis 61). This statement, by C.S. Lewis, is his example of three ordinary methods in which one can “find new life after we have died and in it become perfect” (Lewis 60). It was the belief of Lewis that because Jesus sacrificed himself, yet he was perfect, humans can be saved from death. Two of Lewis’s three methods, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are sacraments...

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An Overview of Epistolary Literature

The Epistolary Literature: Explanations, Illustrations, and Applications Introduction Epistolary literature forms a major part of the New Testament: it makes up twenty one of twenty four books in the New Testament, and takes up one-third of the content. As its name implies, Epistolary literature, or epistles, is a literature. In contrast to expository writing, literature is often called “imaginative literature” or “creative writing” that needs literary methods to unfold its true meaning. This...

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Divorce and Remarriage

Here Jesus says: "And I say to you, whoever divorces wife, except for unchastely, and marries commits adultery. The texts: Mathew 19:9 and Matt.5:32 are the focus texts of this paper in dealing with the divorce and remarriage issues in the New Testament perspectives. 1.1. Back ground of the Study The issue of divorce and remarriage is a historical problem in the Ambo Birhana Kristos church. Since the Jesus time the issue of divorce and remarriage has been remain a controversy. Even in...

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Age of Reason

will be separated into categories: empirical falsehoods, factual contradictions, and logistical fallacies. The New Testament claims that the Virgin became without (pg 16). This is a example of falsehood, no woman can conceive a hild first having sex a man. Noone can, so words of the marry by those who what they know of, and accept the conception. Another falsehood occursin the Testament whenSatan in the form of a snakeor serpent in conversation with Eve, convincing her to eat out of the tree (pg)...

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Romans 5:1 Word Study

5:1-5 Darren J. Rogers Pittsburgh Theological Seminary New Testament Exegesis NT 05 Prof. James Platt September 28, 2014 Word Study from Romans 5:1-5 - καυχώμεθα καυχώμεθα - verb: Present, Deponent, Indicative, Contract verb, first person, plural from lexical form of καυχάομαι meaning to boast, boast about, take pride in; rejoice, be glad. With the exception of two passages, each in James and Ignatius, and an Old Testament referenced used in first Clement, this word is used quite frequently...

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Charasmatic Debate

childish ways. For now we see in a mirror indirectly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known” (ESV) Martyn Lloyd-Jones preached in 1965: It is perfectly clear that in New Testament times, the gospel was authenticated in this way by signs, wonders and miracles of various characters and descriptions. . . . Was it only meant to be true of the early church? . . . The Scriptures never anywhere say that these things were only temporary...

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What Is a Gospel, and Why Were the Canonical Gospels Written?

God and are central to the Christianity belief system. To the first Christians it would have been a surprise to see a book called gospel as for them the word gospel would have meant to gospel message. The word gospel translates from Greek to ‘good news’. It must be regognised that when Matthew, Mark, Luke and John first appeared in writing, they were not labelled as gospels. That title was later added after they had all been collected together and each was seen as a commentary of a message of Jesus...

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The Canon

behind the formation of the New Testament canon. What evidence exists in this area? Why did early Christians feel a need to establish an authoritative list? Which elements in the criteria are the most and least important? State your reasons for choosing these elements. How would you respond if someone claimed that the canon of the Bible should still be open? a. Define the "canon" and describe the basic criteria and chronology behind the formation of the New Testament canon. What evidence exists...

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James Cone

Cone stresses the idea that theology is not universal, but tied to specific historical contexts. In A Black Theology of Liberation James, Cone explains what Black theology is and uses the Exodus story, found in the Old Testament and the life of Jesus Christ, New Testament, to give examples of the oppression and liberation. Cone believes both stories are vital and necessary in understanding God and God’s relationship with the black community. Cone must reject any conception of God which stifles...

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More Than a Carpenter

but Christ actually claimed to be God. "He was presenting himself as the only avenue to a relationship with God, the only source for forgiveness for sins, and the only way of salvation." McDowell continues to point to specific examples from the New Testament in which Jesus presents himself as the human incarnation of God. Keeping in mind the claims that Jesus made in His life, he would either be a human manifestation of the Lord, a liar, or a lunatic. In chapter three McDowell opens the dialogue...

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Images of Jesus essay

New Testament Module Choose and discuss two images of Jesus from the New Testament. What is their relevance today? Word Count: 1528 Throughout the New Testament we are presented with various images of Jesus Christ, this is in no small part due to the wealth of his personality and the many aspects of this we are introduced to through the Gospels and in Paul’s letters. This essay will discuss and analyse two of these images: “The Teacher and “The Healer.” Whilst discussing...

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Kings and Philosophers: Great Influences on Abrahamic Religion

history of the known spiritual world. To the Christian community, and even to other secular and non-Christian religions, Jesus represents, either literally or in context of the New Testament as a story, selflessness, sacrifice, and altruism at its best. Evidence of the benevolence of Jesus can be found throughout the New Testament, much of it being in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. One passage in particular, known as the Sermon on the Mount, is found in the gospel of Matthew and wholly...

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The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon

multiple copies, which in later years would support the creation of the canon. Hence, many of the early church fathers, such as Clement of Rome, have referenced these letters and documents in their own writings. “His only specific references to the New Testament are from 1st Corinthians and Hebrews. However, there is evidence of his familiarity with a wider range of the canonical materials.” Clement of Rome was not the only one to demonstrate such recognition; Polycarp, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Clement...

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REL 2240: Review for First Examination! 1. What principles appear to have been used in the selection of the New Testament canon? Give specific examples of three early Christian writings not found in the New Testament and suggest why they may not have become canonical. 2. What is the distinction between Temple and Synagogue; priest and rabbi?! 3. What are the five main characteristics of Apocalyptic Thought? Give three examples of Jewish apocalyptic writings. 4. Compare and contrast the idea of...

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Compare and Contrast Hebrews, James, and 1 Peter

The final eight epistles of the New Testament canon exert an influence out of proportion to their length. They complement the thirteen Pauline Epistles by offering varying perspectives on the richness of Christian truth. Each of the five authors – James, Peter, John, Jude, and the author of Hebrews – made a distinctive contribution from his own point of view. Like the four harmonizing approaches to the life of Christ portrayed in the Gospels, these writers provide a sweeping portrait of the Christian...

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Son of God

referred to Jesus as the Son of God. In both the Old and New Testament Jesus was referred to as the Son of God. In the Old Testament Son of God is recurrent. According to NewAdvent.org , the word "son" was used by many of the Semites to represent close connection or intimate relationship. A hero or warrior was known as the “son of strength”, a wicked man "son of wickedness", and a possessor "son of possession". In the Old Testament the label "Son Page 3 of God" was applied to...

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The Portrayal of Judas Iscariot

THE PORTRAYAL OF JUDAS ISCARIOT: If there is one thing that modern literature and films do well it is to expose the villain. In the New Testament, Judas is represented as the betrayer of Jesus Christ. He is one of the twelve Apostles, the one who sold Jesus Christ out for thirty pieces of silver, and identified him with solely a kiss on the cheek. Later, crazed with guilt, Judas was said to have hung himself (Gospel of Matthew). He is the ultimate symbol of treachery and betrayal. Christianity...

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Journal Article Critique

who have charged that the present work of Christ has largely “been neglected” [1] by systematic theologians of the church today. In McLeod’s estimation such neglect would not be understood by the New Testament authors, as Christ’s present work was one of their most important themes in the New Testament. McLeod states that, “The purpose of this article is to examine the work of one of those authors, the epistle to the Hebrews, and to outline its contribution to the subject.”[2] McLeod gives three...

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L23803401 201130 Summer 2011 BIBL 104-B20 LUO July 8, 2011 Summary of the books of the New Testament (Matthew) The book of Matthew was a very important asset to the New Testament because Matthew himself was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ. It explains how Jesus is a descendant of King David. Later Jesus was baptized and then he was tempted by Satan to do the wrong things. He then fasted for 40days to build his strength against Satan. Jesus became stronger and went to Galilee. In Galilee...

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Christianity vs Islam Comparison and Contrast

religion. I will discuss how the scriptures were developed and the function they serve in each tradition. In Christianity, the only scripture is the Holy Bible, made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the same as the Jewish Tanakh recognized as scripture by early Christians. The New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, comprised of narratives, letters and apocalyptic writings. The Holy Bible is the written Word of God and relays how God the Creator...

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Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary

following the doctrines, and understanding the New Testament. Teaching these principles has been the ongoing mission of Christianity for two thousand years, and making these principles understood has taken on various forms of representation. In Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we see how stories of the Blessed Virgin and her miracles worked to promote the understanding and adherences to Christian doctrine and reiterate the teachings of the New Testament. An element of Christian doctrine that comes...

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The Importance of Women Within Christianity

fidelity of scriptures, women’s roles were sacrificed. This was mainly due to the translation and implication of the scriptures. One of the first, and the most influential, Christian writings are the testaments. These represent the foundation of defining gender differences and roles. The Old Testament was translated into the belief that God chose men to speak to and to perform various significant events. This was and, to many still is, interpreted as all leadership roles in the church can only be...

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