Of Heaven and Hell: C.S. Lewis’s Religious Fiction Clive Staples Lewis, an Oxford professor, famous Christian theologian, and children's author, was born in Belfast, Ireland on November 29, 1898. He went on to author more than forty books on topics ranging from science fiction to essays on Christian themes to children's books. His core writing scheme is distinctly religious, and his fantasy novella The Great Divorce is no exception. In this famous work, Lewis conveys an imaginary, dream-like encounter between souls in hell and souls in heaven.
The same could be said about Christianity for non-believers. But majority of these biblical stories are accounts of important people, events, and concepts of Christian faith. Similarities can begin with creation stories where in both the Christian creation story, Genesis, and in many accounts of the Ancient Greek creation story, “the earth began with darkness and nothingness, or chaos” (Genesis 1:2), as known to the Greeks. Both Heaven and Olympus are believed to have beliefs or prophecies that are very similar to each other. The overthrowing of rulers were frequent events in both Greek mythology and in Biblical stories.
University of Bern, Department of English “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” from The Chronicles of Narnia In Search of Christian Symbolism 17.12.2008 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was written by Clive Staples Lewis as the first novel of The Chronicles of Narnia, which tell the adventures of four siblings who are exploring the magical world of Narnia. The narrative contains a wide range of allegoric elements which add profoundness to its apparent structure. In order to fully understand the meaning of Lewis’ chronicles, it is important to know what the symbols and motives are referring to. Even though C.S. Lewis denied any intention of Christianisation, some similarities to the Biblical gospel are too obvious to be ignored.
J.J.Catchings Mr. Tucker 10-28-10 5th Comparing & Contrasting: Christianity & Islam There are a lot of similarities between the two religions Christianity and Islam. Religions are beliefs, service, and worship in a god or gods. Religious views can affect your way of life, personality, and thought process. Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions; it is based on the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Islam is also one of the world’s largest religions; it is the teaching that one can find peace in one’s life by submitting to god in soul, heart, and deed.
Other protagonists of this story, such as Gandalf, Aragorn, and Legolas also show similar qualities to Jesus, and of other Biblical figures. J.R.R. Tolkien gave birth to a timeless series that even now can be comparable to the Bible’s text. For this research assignment, I used various sources of information to provide evidence for my thesis. Much of this information came straight from our Christology book, Jesus of History, Christ of Faith.
After his father was killed, their family fell on hard times. Malcolm’s mother was committed to a mental institute. Malcolm and his siblings were sent to foster homes. Martin Luther King Jr. was a very smart child. He skipped the ninth grade as well as the twelfth.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Book Thief is a story narrated by Death and is about a young girl by the name of Liesel Meminger in Nazi Germany whose mother planned to drop her and her brother off with foster parents in the fictional town of Molching, Germany. She could no longer take care of them, and on the train ride there, her brother died. That’s when Liesel stole her first book, The Grave Digger’s Handbook. She went on to meet her foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann and Rudy Steiner, her best friend. Hans and Rosa began to hide a Jewish man, Max Vandenburg, in their basement until Hans made a mistake that forced Max to leave before the authorities came and found him.
The Rise and Fall of Malcolm X Malcolm Little later known as Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska and raised by Father Earl little and mother Louise Norton Little. Malcolm’s father, Earl Little was a Baptist Minister and civil rights activist. Malcolm’s mother, Louise was a homemaker occupied with 8 children. Earl Little’s civil rights actions led to death threats from the white supremacy group the Black Legions forcing Malcolm’s family to move twice before Malcolm’s fourth birthday. In 1931 Earl little’s body was found lying across train tracks with the back of his head smashed in.
The neglect from her brother and low self-esteem led to Horney’s depression which would affect her for the rest of her life. In 1904 Horney’s stepmother divorced her father and left him to raise Horney and Brendlt by himself. “In 1906, Horney entered medical school against her parent's wishes. At medical school, she met Oscar Horney and married him in 1909. In 1910, she gave birth to Brigitte, the first of three daughters.
In Mr. Copsons version, I learned of Sutpens marriage disaster, his immediate family,his illegitimate child with a slave, and a previous marriage to a woman who was 1/8 black, who bears Sutpen a son, which is his dream, but also his downfall. He also explains, how Charles Bon, Sutpen’s abandoned 1/8 negro child comes home with Henry Sutpen from college. Later he is killed by Henry, which is not