One specific author, John Steinbeck, found a unique way of doing this by incorporating the Bible in to his novel, The Grapes of Wrath. This novel tells the story of the Joad family, and their long and grueling trip west in search of new beginnings. Steinbeck understands the importance of allowing the reader to travel alongside the Joad family, and finds the Bible a useful tool in making that happen. In The Grapes Wrath, Steinbeck utilizes various Biblical allusions and imagery to show the struggle of the Joad family, and to strengthen the overall theme that society views religion as an affliction. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck alludes to the struggles of the Hebrew people in order to reveal the long and painful journey of the Joad family.
Elie in my opinion was strongly rooted and grounded in his beliefs in his God. Job a man from the Old Testament who was subjected to extreme suffering to prove the greatness of God. Thanks to the book Night by Elie Wiesel, I have been reflecting on human suffering, pain of loss and bereavement. Who do I know from life’s experience that I start reading and meditating on? The life, suffering and the ‘near death experience’ and the “resurrection” of Job; he was my man.
Paul’s theology included: * The Resurrection as the pivotal moment in human history * Christ is for all humanity, not only the Jew * The nature and effects of sin- life without God and Christ * Salvation was won by Christ’s death and resurrection and given as pure gift * The church as the body of Christ * Baptism and radical equality within the body of Christ The impact of Paul’s theology on Christianity is that of an enormous amount. His theology has been used as a source of
Many scholars believe that the Chronicles of Narnia is an allegory of Christian Doctrine. The series may not be a direct allegory, but the tales of Narnia do parallel biblical truths. The first book in the series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, contains many parallels to the Gospels found in the New Testament of the Bible. C.S Lewis’s life experiences and personal philosophies made quite an impact on all of his writings, but especially in The Chronicles of Narnia series beginning with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Clive Staples Lewis, better known as “Jack”, was born on November 29th, 1898 in the Northern Ireland town of Belfast and raised in a happy Protestant home in that small town (Wilson 8).
After becoming emotionally scarred, he continued to write books. One of which books called Into Thin Air was inspired by his experience. Jon Krakauer commonly writes about "Mormon fundamentalism while examining his own religious beliefs and religious fundamentalism." This is relevant because the book Where Men Win Glory explores the religious mayhem and debate, and the "shattering truth about men and war" that ties into it. In the book Where Men Win Glory, Pat Tillman's
The Narrator’s Role in Ideology in Beowulf Ideology in Beowulf is greatly impacted by the narrator due to his tendency to refer to religion. The narrator has the ability to describe what Beowulf, Hrothgar, Beowulf’s non-human antagonists say, and comment on their actions. The narrator also frequently makes connections between history and the battles that Beowulf fights throughout the poem. Being told in third person point of view, the narrator often uses foreshadowing and flashbacks which suggest that he passionately believes in Christianity although the characters actions oppose. Beowulf reflects on his life as a child for the first time (Heaney 2428-2433) near the end of the poem.
The Kingdom of God is like… Laureen M. Warner Grand Canyon University BIB 105 July 11, 2012 Laureen M. Warner BIB 105 New Testament July 11, 2012 Professor Joseph Roach The Kingdom of God is like a Promise The Book of Luke in the Bible records many parables that Jesus told about discipleship and the Kingdom Of God. Much of Jesus teachings were done in parables. The metaphors that were used in these stories reflected the day and age of their use. In Kim Tame’s article, The Kingdom of God is like this, the use of a metaphor for the Kingdom of God was explored by church congregations. The Congregants were challenged to come up with some of their own metaphors to describe and illustrate from everyday life how God feels about us, and what God’s kingdom is like (Tame K, 2005).
Blatantly obvious elements exist such as the Holy Grail, originally from the Last Supper of Jesus Christ, and the mark of the Holy Trinity: the mark of three. The search for the Holy Sangreal, however, is not about seeking glory as many interpretations present it. Seeking the grail is about striving for Christian virtue. A knight is challenged throughout the journey for the grail by challenging his character. Lancelot, for example, is on a constant quest for the Grail.
English 11 18 March 2011 Allusions to Christianity in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner In many works of literature religion is recognized as a superior power that guides and influences the actions and events that are presented by the author. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is known for his exposure of his religious views through his literature. With the majority of his poems and stories relating to prayer to a higher force, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” is a poem where he solely places the flow and direction of the work on religion. Events in this poem relate to religion in many aspects. The killing of the Albatross and the mariner bearing it as a burden is similar to Jesus’s resurrection and the cross.
The war and this terrible tragedy must have had profound effect on Levi. Soon after studying, Levi started publishing a weekly Christian newspaper, song books and hymns, particularly aimed and Sunday Schools with what seems as ardent evangelistic spirit. I find it pertinent to note that he produced a very successful publication of worksheets, The Life of Jesus, for children which paraphrased and offered a harmonised version of the four gospels. A few years later, and within a month of divorcing his second wife Kate, Levi married Eva. It was during this time that Levi flourished in his ministry with his brother William.