Ephesians and Colossians: The epistle to the Ephesians church is a faith treatise on victorious Christian living or said in other words a ‘triumph of faith’ and so does Colossians.However,Colossians the apostle addresses some heretical teachings probably by Gnostics who argued the body was bad or evil and that nothing good can come from the evil body. Some also taught of celestial and constellation worship and philosophies of men. (Tokunboh Adeyemo: 2005:1155: Biblestudies.org). Paul explains how believers’ faith is rooted in Christ and how Christ overcame the devil and triumphed on the cross. Believers in Ephesus are reminded how Christ broke the dividing wall of separation and reconciled man with God.
There are not many authors throughout church history who have been able to touch the centrality and supremacy of Christ like T. Austin Sparks and Watchman Nee. Their writings are apparently floating to the surface of modern religious Christianity... and they are choking out the empty dead adages and 12 step "purpose-driven" life plans. These simple Christ-centered messages are helping believers everywhere to see the simplistic nature of our faith. And Watchman Nee touches on so of these in his book “Christ: The Sum of All Spiritual Things” In "Christ: The Sum of All Spiritual Things," Nee says that Too often Christians view Christ as the one who gives us the stuff or the "things" we need to succeed and to live victoriously. We must stop running after the accumulation of worthless religious "things" and find our satisfaction in the Person of Christ.
Catholics believe that the Holy Eucharist is the true presence of Christ while Presbyterians believe that it's only a symbolic presence of Christ. The Presbyterians believe Christ sacrificed himself once for all. Communion, one of the seven sacraments, is a core part of a Catholic mass however Presbyterians do it far less often. The two also differ in authority. The Roman Catholic Church’s sources of authority include the Bible, the tradition of the church, the Creeds and the Pope.
Allegory and Exemplum in Arthurian Legend It is a rarity to read a piece of literature that does not host an underlying message. Bias in works of literature exists in many forms, but the most universal bias is religion. In Arthurian legend, the Code of Chivalry generated moral standards everyone should strive to live by. Arthurian Knights are supposed to be superior. The knights are to live by the highest standards of life, the roots of which are in Christianity.
A summary of his gospel can be found in John 20:31: “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” The miracles that John speaks of in his gospel reveal the manifest deity of Jesus Christ. Morris states: The signs tell us something about the way God works and the way the hand of God is to be seen in them. But the signs also tell us something about Jesus. As John tells the story, the signs were not such as could be performed by any godly man; they could be performed only by one who stood in a special relationship to God. They are a mark of Jesus’ superiority to godly men, not an indication that He belonged among them.
Parth Kumar 11/21/2012 Dr. Regan Art HIstory 11 Sec. 1 Humanity Manet's depicts Christ as a contemporary human being disguised as a god instead of the divine figure drawn as a man in the Jean Paul Rubens's painting The Road to Calvary. These two paintings present a contrast as to how religious paintings changed over time. At first glance, the theme that strikes the viewer in Ruben’s The Road to Calvary immediately is the lack of color in the painting. This color shows the solemn tone of the narrative scene.
The Cross, on which Christ was crucified and died, became for Christians the object of a special respect and worship, not only as a remembrance of His sufferings and death, but also as a symbol of His sacrifice. The frescoes at Arezzo are based on several entries in the Golden Legend by Jacobus de Voragine, The Invention (finding) of the Cross, and the Exaltation of the Cross. Quiet power, Lyrical calm, Rationally concieved spaces populated by simple figures, Grand architecture, Clear Perspective and geometry figure
First topic: John 1:1-18 Pre-mortal life and the human spark of divinity. The unknown writer of the book of John was writing in context of the culture he lived in. John is very different from the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, and Luke in story emphasis. According to An Introduction To The New Testament, (Boring) the first passage of John, Chapter 1:1-18 was a hymn of the Johannine community of believers of the time. The plot in this story is simple, the Word, attributed as Jesus Christ, helps God to create our world, he then obtains mortal life and while containing that essential spark of divinity, he generously passes on the ability for us to receive our own divine spark, thus making us children of God as well.
Michelangelo depicts David as a strong, godlike figure, emphasizing the size of his hands and feet. As one of the first nude sculptures since the Greek and Roman times, “David” portrays a scene in the Bible story of David & Goliath, where man defeats the supernatural. “The Last Supper” by Italian artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci conveys the Renaissance belief that accuracy is more important than the abstract. By slanting the walls and opening the windows in the painting, da Vinci gives the viewer an illusion of depth, which makes the piece more realistic. The famous Santa Maria del Fiore (or “Duomo of Florence”), by Italian architect Filippo Brunelleschi, conveys the humanistic concept of reviving the past because the shapes, columns, and proportion of the Duomo were all in imitation of ancient Roman architecture.
The evangelic community seems silent when it comes to this region of theology and the Trinity. Even when reading the works of some of the great evangelic minds it is seemingly impossible to find a mentioning of the Spirit in reference to the death and resurrection of Christ. The most we can ever hope to gleam is that, at the resurrection, the Father sent the Son’s Spirit into the world to be with believers. But the question remains, what happened to the Holy Spirit between the life of Christ and His resurrection? This is something that needs to be addressed in order for the furthering and advancement of our Trinitarian understanding of God’s redemptive story.