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Sin In Tiantai Buddhism And Christianity: A Comparison Between Chih-I And Pope Gregory I, Wangyu Tang Aug 2018

Sin In Tiantai Buddhism And Christianity: A Comparison Between Chih-I And Pope Gregory I, Wangyu Tang

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Buddhism and Christianity are two of the major religions in the world. This paper is going to compare sin in Medieval Tiantai Buddhism with Medieval Catholicism, with examples of Chih-i (Zhiyi) and Gregory’s teaching on sin. This article investigates sin from the aspects of pride, greed and sources of sin, cardinal sins, and practice of contemplation in the two religions. The two religions share common ground in the question of sin, yet there are differences in the source of sins and the definition of cardinal sins. In addition, the teachings of Chih-i and Gregory the Great on the practice ...


The Covenant Of Deuteronomy And The Study Of The Ancient Israelite Jurisprudence, Kenneth C. Anyanwu May 2017

The Covenant Of Deuteronomy And The Study Of The Ancient Israelite Jurisprudence, Kenneth C. Anyanwu

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“Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart,who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways. (Psalm 119: 1 – 3)

All through the ages, law and justice has been a condition for a smooth, egalitarian and peaceful society. A society devoid of law and justice is not only unthinkable but a bedlam of chaos, anarchy and disorder. No wonder the ancient Greek philosopher and sage, Aristotle said, “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals ...


The "Lamb Of God" Title In John's Gospel: Background, Exegesis, And Major Themes, Christiane Shaker Dec 2016

The "Lamb Of God" Title In John's Gospel: Background, Exegesis, And Major Themes, Christiane Shaker

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This study focuses on the testimony of John the Baptist—“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” [ἴδε ὁ ἀμνὸς τοῦ θεοῦ ὁ αἴρων τὴν ἁμαρτίαν τοῦ κόσμου] (John 1:29, 36)—and its impact on the narrative of the Fourth Gospel. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of this rich image and its influence on the Gospel. In an attempt to do so, three areas of concentration are explored. First, the most common and accepted views of the background of the “Lamb of God” title in first century Judaism and ...


Which Side Are You On? : Prosthetic Vaginas, Cross-Dressing Madonnas, And Queer Theology In Virgin Of The Flames And Narcopolis, Nasreen Hannah Khan May 2016

Which Side Are You On? : Prosthetic Vaginas, Cross-Dressing Madonnas, And Queer Theology In Virgin Of The Flames And Narcopolis, Nasreen Hannah Khan

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Chris Abani describes a scene where his main character Black and Sweet Girl, a transsexual dancer, have intercourse for the first time. Black hesitates as he begins to penetrate her anally because, “he couldn’t become her this way. He knew this thing, this intimacy he craved wasn’t about love, or even sex, but about filling himself.” (275). Black does not want sex, he wants, as Sweet Girl does, to transcend boundaries of gender and the physical dimensions of sex. Similarly Thayil’s narrator Dimple, a castrated biological male prostitute living as a woman, expounds on the nature of ...


The Day Of Judaism In The Catholic Church Of Poland, Piotr Dudek May 2015

The Day Of Judaism In The Catholic Church Of Poland, Piotr Dudek

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This master’s thesis discusses “The Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church of Poland,” a special time in the Polish Church calendar to rediscover her roots in Judaism. Thus, the aim of this study is to present the changes taking place in the Catholic Church in Poland in the wake of the Second Vatican Council—changes that seek to present Judaism in an impartial and authentic way, and changes that seek to understand the Christian identity of Catholics.

The scope of the current work covers the history of Polish-Jewish relations from Communist Poland to the present day (2015), in ...


The Student Augustinian Values Institute: Assessing Its Impact Of Enhancing The Understanding And Experience Of The Augustinian Core Values Of Veritas, Unitas, And Caritas Upon Students In Augustinian Secondary Schools, Stephen M. Curry Mar 2014

The Student Augustinian Values Institute: Assessing Its Impact Of Enhancing The Understanding And Experience Of The Augustinian Core Values Of Veritas, Unitas, And Caritas Upon Students In Augustinian Secondary Schools, Stephen M. Curry

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Educational leadership understands the importance of teaching values in its schools and incorporates this philosophy into the school’s symbolic and structural systems. Roman Catholic Church leaders have always endorsed the teaching of values in its schools and this position was sanctioned at its Second Vatican Council (Vatican Council II, 1962-65). One aspect of the Council emphasized the importance of Catholic education as an essential vehicle for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Catholic schools founded and sponsored by religious communities were challenged to reappropriate their founders’ charisms in their educational ministries. The Order of St. Augustine is an ...


From Sacred To Secular: English Thought In The Wake Of The Vatican Decrees, 1864-1918, Thomas J. Meyers Jan 2013

From Sacred To Secular: English Thought In The Wake Of The Vatican Decrees, 1864-1918, Thomas J. Meyers

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The Strained Partnership Between Secularization And Sectarianism In Higher Education, Andrew Tatusko Oct 2012

The Strained Partnership Between Secularization And Sectarianism In Higher Education, Andrew Tatusko

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A Multidimensional Assessment Of Orthodox Jewish Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Rachel Shapiro Safran Jan 2012

A Multidimensional Assessment Of Orthodox Jewish Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, Rachel Shapiro Safran

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Faulkner, Freud, And The Holy Family: The Portrayal Of The Joseph Figure In Light In August, Richard Boland May 2011

Faulkner, Freud, And The Holy Family: The Portrayal Of The Joseph Figure In Light In August, Richard Boland

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Attachment To God: Its Impact On The Psychological Wellbeing Of Persons With Religious Vocation, Innocent F. Okozi Jan 2010

Attachment To God: Its Impact On The Psychological Wellbeing Of Persons With Religious Vocation, Innocent F. Okozi

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Dominican High Schools: Personal, Professional, And Institutional Transitions And Fidelity To The Dominican Charism, Deborah A. Egan Jan 2009

Dominican High Schools: Personal, Professional, And Institutional Transitions And Fidelity To The Dominican Charism, Deborah A. Egan

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Jewish Museums - A Multi-Cultural Destination Sharing Jewish Art And Traditions With A Diverse Audience, Jennifer B. Markovitz Dec 2008

Jewish Museums - A Multi-Cultural Destination Sharing Jewish Art And Traditions With A Diverse Audience, Jennifer B. Markovitz

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As American society becomes more diverse, issues of ethnic self· consciousness are increasingly prevalent. This can be witnessed by the national expansion and development of ethnic museums. At least twenty-five museums representing different ethnicities are located in New York City alone. These museums reach out to their own constituency as a celebration of heritage and culture. In an effort to educate others and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of their culture, they also reach out to a diverse multi-cultural audience. Following suit, Jewish museums attract a diverse audience representing a variety of religions and ethnicities. Jewish Museums - A Multi-Cultural ...


The Integration Of The Four Pillars Of Priestly Formation According To The Fifith Edition Of The Program Of Priestly Formation, Thomas P. Nydegger Jan 2008

The Integration Of The Four Pillars Of Priestly Formation According To The Fifith Edition Of The Program Of Priestly Formation, Thomas P. Nydegger

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Leadership And The Politics Of Religious Conflict In Northern Nigeria, Clement Kagoma May 2007

Leadership And The Politics Of Religious Conflict In Northern Nigeria, Clement Kagoma

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Northern Nigeria has become a boiling point lately where Christians and Muslims kill each other in the name of God. Within the last four years, over 10,000 people had lost their lives. This research seeks to investigate the relationship between political leadership and the causes of religious conflict in Northern Nigeria. Using the survey method 150 questionnaires were sent to different parts of northern Nigeria and 40 to Nigerians living in the United States. 117 questionnaires were analyzed at the end with 99 coming from Nigeria. The results revealed that there is a significant relationship between political leadership and ...


Prayer In Tobit, Meredith A. Ahlgren Apr 2007

Prayer In Tobit, Meredith A. Ahlgren

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Comparison Of Catholic Broadcasting In The Republic Of Korea And The United States: Pyeonghwa Broadcasting Corporation (Pbc) And Eternal Word Television Network (Ewtn), Kisung Yoon Jan 2007

Comparison Of Catholic Broadcasting In The Republic Of Korea And The United States: Pyeonghwa Broadcasting Corporation (Pbc) And Eternal Word Television Network (Ewtn), Kisung Yoon

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Graham Greene's Catholic Conscience In The Heart Of The Matter & The End Of The Affair, David Prather Jan 2007

Graham Greene's Catholic Conscience In The Heart Of The Matter & The End Of The Affair, David Prather

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The Perceived Effects The Decline Of Catholic Students Has On Governance And Organization At An American Catholic University, James M. Keane Jan 2007

The Perceived Effects The Decline Of Catholic Students Has On Governance And Organization At An American Catholic University, James M. Keane

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Spirituality And Therapeutic Counseling, Deborah Kelly Jan 2006

Spirituality And Therapeutic Counseling, Deborah Kelly

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God's Gift Of Woman To Man: A Jewish-Christian Perspective On Genesis 2:18-24, Linus G. Akpan Jan 2006

God's Gift Of Woman To Man: A Jewish-Christian Perspective On Genesis 2:18-24, Linus G. Akpan

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The Relationship Between Spirituality And Effective Instructional Leadership Of Principals Of Inner City High Schools In The Archdiocese Of New York, Michael A. Ramos Jan 2006

The Relationship Between Spirituality And Effective Instructional Leadership Of Principals Of Inner City High Schools In The Archdiocese Of New York, Michael A. Ramos

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Help-Seeking Attitudes In Latino Pentecostals, Genaro J. Adrian Jan 2005

Help-Seeking Attitudes In Latino Pentecostals, Genaro J. Adrian

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The Covenanted Pilgrim: The Biblical Roots Of The Consecrated Life, Caroline N. Mbonu May 2004

The Covenanted Pilgrim: The Biblical Roots Of The Consecrated Life, Caroline N. Mbonu

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Exploring Emotional Intimacy Among African American Female Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Who Utilize Black Church Support Services, Angela Oubre Jan 2004

Exploring Emotional Intimacy Among African American Female Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse Who Utilize Black Church Support Services, Angela Oubre

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Legal Witnessing In The Dead Sea Scrolls: Maintaining Purity And Holiness, Jeremy S. Penner Apr 2003

Legal Witnessing In The Dead Sea Scrolls: Maintaining Purity And Holiness, Jeremy S. Penner

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Spiritual Leadership As A Model Of Effective Leadership In Independent Schools, Karen Rezach Jan 2002

Spiritual Leadership As A Model Of Effective Leadership In Independent Schools, Karen Rezach

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The Perception Of Religion Teachers Regarding The Effect Of Religious Education Curriculum On The Self-Esteem Of Adolescent Girls, Florence S. Pisano Jan 2002

The Perception Of Religion Teachers Regarding The Effect Of Religious Education Curriculum On The Self-Esteem Of Adolescent Girls, Florence S. Pisano

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