RELS 218-‐ Religion in Popular Culture Assignment 3-‐ Critical Film Review Alison Drager AU ID: 3073530 08/25/12 Religious Symbolism in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back The Empire Strikes Back, the fifth movie of the Star Wars saga, follows the journey of Luke Skywalker, the messiah figure and protagonist of the story in his fight to save the galaxy from the oppression of the Galactic Empire. The Empire Strikes Back contains many elements of religion, specifically Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity, while creating a fictional world that addresses the journey of man and the mysteries of life. The Star Wars saga plays on the popular themes of good versus evil, temptation and the supernatural powers of the “Force”, appealing to our current society and the desire to understand the realm of the unknown. By noting these similarities, the philosophy of the Jedi can be better understood and can provide a deeper understanding of the classic science fiction story. The film begins “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” on the icy planet Hoth, where we are introduced to the ongoing battle between the forces
Part 1 also introduces the readers to the relationships that exist between scholarship, comparative study, and theology. Part 2 consists of a single chapter but, with that single chapter, Walton gives the reader an outstanding and thought provoking summary of the literature of the Ancient Near East which seems to beg for further study and understanding by the student. Part 3’s concern and outline is Religion. Part 4, the Cosmos and, Part 5 the People. Walton uses the source materials presented in Chapters 1 and 2 to give readers a better understanding of the next three chapters to follow and
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What You Say: Language Context Matters Resource ID#: 56900 Primary Type: Lesson Plan This document was generated on CPALMS - www.cpalms.org In this lesson students will analyze three texts (Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue," Richard Rodriguez's "Se Habla Espanol," and Zora Neale Hurston's "How it Feels to be Colored Me") looking at language, tone, and style. Students will be scaffolded through use of graphic organizers and a Socratic Seminar to culminate in an essay about tone. Subject(s): English Language Arts Grade Level(s): 9, 10 Intended Audience: Educators Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector Instructional Time: 5 Hour(s) Resource supports reading in
21) “Losing the war in Afghanistan” Boston Globe (2007-04-07). 22) Presidential State of Union Address (2002-01-02) Retrieved from Whitehouse Official Site. 23) “AXIS OF EVIL” PBS online news hour (2002-01-29) 24) “Seven Questions: Gen. David Petraus on winding down the surge” Foreign Policy Magazine interview (2007-12-17) 25) “Bush keep silent about his responsibility for his lawless war” PoliticalAffair.net (2008-02-08) 26) “The war in Afghanistan” PBS Frontline – the dark side Retrieved on
Retrieved May 20, 2009 from http://www.doctorzebra.com/ Here in Reality (2009) Reagan Assassination Attempt. Retrieved May 19, 2009 from http://www.hereinreality.com/ Law Library (2009) John Hinckley Trial: 1982. Retrieved May 20, 2009 from http://law.jrank.org/ The New York Times (1981) Political Drama Surrounds First Speech Since Attack. Retrieved May 21, 2009 from http://www.nytimes.com TruTV (2008) All about the John Hinckley case. Retrieved May 18, 2009 from http://www.trutv.com UMKC School of Law (2009) Hinckley Trial and Insanity Defense.
CLS 305/Ancient Christianity 1 course unit (same as HIS 305 and REL 305) (occasionally) Course focusing on the emergence of early Christianities during the first four centuries of the Common Era, in the Roman Empire and surrounding areas. The course will take into account the philosophical, political, cultural, and religious interactions (conflicts and differences within emerging communities) which challenged Christian groups and gradually shaped the Catholic Orthodox faith. Beliefs, ritual practices, scriptures, and structures of authority will be examined. We will also address issues of anti-Jewish sentiment, issues involving the theological understanding and role of women, and the role of violence in these developments. CLS
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History 120 Fall 2013 Supplemental Reading Western Christianity and English Law. Information is taken from A History of Women in America. Coryell, Janet; Faires, Nora *Students are responsible for the information contained in the supplemental handouts and brief notes that are posted on Black Board. Students are expected to utilize information within course assignments and exam answers. Western Christianity.