Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
Kyle Smith Mr. Andrews English IV 27 March 2014 The times of comitatus and chivalry played an essential part in setting the stage for the subtle evolution of western culture. Both ages are very distinct, but also are quite comparable to one another as well as present times, which can be supported by the documentation of these times in fictional stories such as Beowulf, from the Anglo-Saxon Era and The Canterbury Tales, from the Middle Ages. This may be due to the strong presence of Christianity throughout the times, especially in post-Anglo-Saxon years. The Anglo-Saxon era was more honor-based with strong belief in brotherhood and loyalty (hence why the idea of comitatus is such a symbol of their culture), surrounded by mixes of both paganism and a bit of Christianity; whereas the Middle Ages gained most of it’s culture form the feudal system, the concept of chivalry, and again, Christianity. It’s easy to lose sight on just how heavily Christianity has influenced western society since the middle ages, but it can run as deep as our traditions, moral code, and even language.
Biblical elements in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and comparison of Jim Casy and Jesus Christ This essay will discuss biblical elements in John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and show the comparison of character Jim Casy and Jesus Christ. The setting of the novel Grapes of Wrath are interrupted by intercalary chapters. This device is used to bring the Joad’s family situation even closer to the reader. These chapters provide additional information for the reader and give certain historical and social background. These intercalary chapters show us that there are other families in similar situations as Joad’s family.
Running Head: The Inspiration and Inerrancy of the Bible The Bible was Inspired by God Robert Surface Student # L23603038 Liberty University The Bible is the authoritative source of God’s Word to two hundred and forty seven million people throughout the United States who claim to be Christians. However, to accept the Bible as authoritative we must also accept the answers to more general questions in relationship to the Bible. We will discuss in this paper the question of what it means to say that the Bible is an authority as well as where that authority originates. We will discuss inspiration and the definition of inerrancy. In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy.
Both Christianity and Islam have a communitarian dimension: what the church is to Christianity the "umma" is to Islam. Despite these significant similarities, however, these two world religions have a number of significant differences as well. I will discuss 3 topics and go into detail about their moral teachings, roles and responsibilities (duties) and social justice issues, I will also be discussing their similarities and differences. The prophet Muhammad said: "I have been sent to perfect the morals". The Quran is the criterion (furqan).
Stories Stress the Importance to Have Faith; Comparative Essay Stories can have a vast variety of different aspects, patterns, and meanings. A story usually consists of a plot, or story line, that leads the protagonist on "the hero's quest"; a journey the central character endures throughout a story. Stories are produced to divert the reader from life, or to teach the reader a lesson. For some, stories are not just words that are strung together; they are words with deeper meanings and ideas expressed through suspense, action, and emotion. Stories are an essence of life, and help shape individuals as they grow.
Both the Qur’an and the Bible consists of teaching, rebuking, poetry, stories, and narratives. Many of the narratives and stories contain the same figures and basic events in both holy texts. Both texts similarly teach of the creation of the world. In both the Qur’an and the Bible it teaches of one omniscient god who commands us to follow the laws that have been set before us. Islam and Christianity are generally different in that they have different founders and basic beliefs.
Leizelle Santos Friday January 20th 2012 Literary Essay English 12 Comp Ms. McMahon Grant Park High school The novel by (Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaids Tale, New York: Anchor Books, 1998) used many biblical allusions as a way of describing the society of Gilead. Some allusions were used to explain how the Handmaids’ get treated and why they even exist. The use of the Bible and frequent references to religious images, as well as the name of the society’s institutions reflect religious images and symbols too. Atwood’s constant attention to the power of religious imagery and symbolism is used not only to provide a familiar reference point for the reader, but to critique the society as to how religion can be misused to control a population and there is little or no separation between Church and State.
When first read, each symbol may seem unimportant but as I further read into the text each symbol became the entirety of the novel. 3. To introduce “Dear God” I will start by explaining the significance of God and the narrator’s relationship. Also by using textual evidence to show how the novel is mostly monologue and how that supports symbolism. To introduce “The Pants” you would need to explain why the pants are important to her and how they change the dynamics of the story.
Islam and Christianity show the way to the one God, but have many different understanding such as The Bible and the Quran, the Trinity and monotheism and the practices of each religion. At first glance, “the Quran and the Bible look alike” (Totten), but they have many similarities and differences. Islam and Christianity seem to have several points in common when it comes to God, the Creator, the Last Judgment eternal life and eternal death. Characters from the Old Testament like “Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jonah” (Islam) appear in The Bible and also in the Quran. Even Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are mentioned in the holy book of the Muslims.