"New Testament" Essays and Research Papers

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Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus and Community: the Social Dimension of Christian Faith

Frederick ML582A Character, Community and Leadership Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus and Community: The Social Dimension of Christian Faith. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. Kindle. Gerhard Lohfink, German-born in 1934, was Professor of New Testament at the University of Tübinger. In 1986 he resigned to live and work as a theologian in the Catholic Integrierte Gemeinde—a community of priests. This move seems to be a direct outflow of his studies and increasing conviction around the communal...

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The Teachings of St Paul on the Gentiles

salvation “We have peace with God, through Jesus whom has given us the Holy Spirit” – Letter to the Roman 3:1. Paul of Tarsus, otherwise known as Saul in Hebrew, is one of the most influential and earliest Christian missionaries. His writing of the New Testament provided the Christian society and gentiles ideally the way of salvation within Jesus Christ. “Salvation is based on faith not the works of the Law”*. Since the conversion at Damascus, St Paul has been a key figure within the Christian belief...

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More Than a Carpenter

Jesus was different from other religious figures because he professed to be God. Jesus is the human form of God who is the “infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end,” according to A.H. Strong. The New Testament intelligibly demonstrates that Jesus Christ is God. He is given names of God such as “Savior” and is described as self-existent, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, and possessing eternal life. 1 John 5:20 says, “We know also that the Son of God...

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World History Religions

to the save the world. Christianity is also noted for its emphasis on faith in Christ as the primary component of the religion. The sacred text of Christianity is the Bible, including both the Hebrew scriptures (also known as the Old Testament) and the New Testament. The belief of Christianity has influenced the culture of the areas in which it is currently practiced because its believers gather at churches for worship, fellowship, and study, and engagement with the world through evangelism and social...

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Art Commission Statement

Art Commission Statement Art Statement Introduction In this paper, I will discuss the commissioning of a Ten Commandments statue for the lobby of the new Christian and Jewish Interfaith Cultural and Historical Center. The commission statement will explain how the Ten Commandments statue represents developments in past and current world events and cultural patterns in Judaism and Christianity. We will discuss the importance of the proposed location and why it is appropriate being placed at...

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Explain How the Understanding of Peace Is Expressed Through the Sacred Texts in 2 Religious Traditions

texts and teachings on peace, we can gain a valuable insight into how these religions explain peace. The teaching of peace is central to Christianity. They use the sacred text of the bible, mostly the New Testament with emphasis on the Gospels as the source for teachings on peace. The New Testament states peace as a virtue and identifies it as a key element of God. Christians use Jesus’ example to illustrate the ideal model for peace in their lives. This model allows for adherents to understand the...

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The Letter To The Hebrews In Social-Scientific Perspective Summary

The author of The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective, David deSilva, is a New Testament scholar who earned his PhD in New Testament studies at Emory University in 1995; deSilva went on to teach at Ashland Theological Seminary, where, since 2005, he has been titled as the Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek. In his book on Hebrews, deSilva presents the argument that the Letter (sermon) to the Hebrews is best understood through looking at the social scientific background...

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How Judaism and Christianity Diverged

suffering. Before long, a group of twelve men followed Jesus after his teachings motivated many people and caused instability that the Jewish authority weren’t pleased of. This had threatened the Jewish people. Jesus commenced on talking about the “new covenant” that God would bring people through him. It would restore the association between humankind and God that was gone because of sin. It would, also, re-establish the fellowship of forgiveness and love. As a prophet, Jesus knew he would be crucified...

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Analysis Of St. Paul: The Right Man At The Right Time

has been twice as hard ending my story, and journey through the very remarkable life and times of St. Paul the Apostle. For me, the work, again, has been a joyful life-altering experience – a labor of love. During this second edition, I found new resources, authors, Biblical scholars, and theologians who presented theories as to the time of Paul’s death (martyrdom), and how he may have spent his last years. The study and research into Paul’s life will continue – ‘too many unanswered questions...

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The Academic Study of the New Testament

Academic Study of the New Testament Based on the reading and notes thus far, it is plainly evident that this class will entail no more than the history and methods of the New Testament and other Early Christian Writings. This is a class of neutral sides working together to become historians of the ancient world. One might easily ask what the major difference is between an academic/historical approach and a theological confessional approach to the New Testament really is? For me it...

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