... 589 In a synod in Toledo, Spain, the filioque, asserting that the Holy Spirit procedes from the Father and the Son is added to the Nicene Creed. This error is later adopted
787 The era of Ecumenical Councils ends at Nicea, with the Seventh Council bringing the centuries-old use of icons bac ...
... What is the significance of Old St. Peter’s church?
Answer: Constantine was both Roman emperor and defender of the Christian
faith. In order to keep the peace between his Christian and pagan constituencies
he order the construction of churches on the city’s outskirts. Old St. Peter’s was
the most ma ...
A third Testament by Malcolm Muggeridge
... was astute enough to find the thread that binds these disparate men together. They all had
one aspect in common. Muggeridge describes their task as relating “their time to
eternity.” He says that from time to time in human history there is a need to call people
back to the real meaning of life. The ...
this PDF file - Journal for the Study of Religions and
... Abstract: This study offers an overview of the opposing attitudes towards the image
worship in the Early Christianity and the Late Antiquity. It shows that a dichotomy
between creation and veneration of images on one side and iconoclastic tendencies on the
other side persisted in the Christian tradi ...
The Luba Christian Movement
... Urapmin of Melanesia published in his monograph Becoming Sinners.5 At the time of
Robbins’ research the Urapmin were experiencing evangelical revival for the first
time. New adherents placed great stress upon public confession, and the search for
purity and sincerity. But context is important. The e ...
The Gregorian Mission to Kent
... economic power began to decentralize in the early sixth century as the GalloRoman and Frankish nobility began carving up large, hereditary estates for
themselves at the expense of the Merovingian royal family.16 Preoccupied with
their infighting, the ruling house did nothing to stop this process.
... the “Categorical Imperative” (= “The Golden Rule”).
Manichaeism, Buddhism and Christianity in Marco - E
... the community (probably two of its Elects) did not reveal their true reli¬
gious affiliation and accepted Christianity as the lesser of the two evils.
This was a move of great ability on the part of the two messengers.
In the years of Polo's wanderings in the South, Kublai Khan had shown
an increasi ...
KS1 Why do Christians say the Holy Spirit is important.pub - Stir-Up!
... is it still as funny? Is funny the same as happy? What
makes you happy? How long can you be happy for?
Could anything, or anyone, make you happy for ever?
• Christians use the word “joy” to describe something
which is deep within you whether you are happy or sad
on the surface, so you can have God’s ...
this PDF file
... does the abuse of Free Will come into being? Steadfast in
the faith as Paul is, he exclaims: “For I have the desire to
do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” (Romans, 7.18),
let alone men in general who are enmeshed in the struggle
with “sin living in them”. Speaking of the tragedy of will,
Pacifism and Militarism in the American Restoration Movement
... The Formulation of Positions: From Campbell
through the Civil War
The discussion over the ethics of war in the Restoration movement started with Alexander Campbell. In
1823, in the very first issue of the Christian Baptist,
Campbell urged that Christ "gives no scope to any malignant passions, and ch ...
... have greater need than others. The Roman Catholic Church calls this the
“preferential option for the poor”, meaning that Christians must give priority
in their dealings with others to the poor and vulnerable members of society.
Scripture abounds with such teachings ‘The Parable of the Good Samaritan ...
A Journey in Pictures through the Mystery Religions
... At the beginning of the last century Rudolf Steiner advanced the theory that Christianity was nothing
but the legacy of and successor to the mystery religions.
That is certainly not the case. Christianity was by its very nature something completely new. But what
was new about Christianity would not ...
christian anthropology and eastern
... of such work, all the Christian theology would be represented as an anthropological
discourse, speech addressed to human person and telling about his/her nature and
situation, destination and problems. Quite naturally, for this trend or, as a matter of
fact, this program the slogan «Anthropologizat ...
World History I Reading Questions
... 1. What special problems did the early Christian Church face?
2. Why was the question of circumcision so crucial to the future of
the early church?
3. Compare the significance of Peter’s mission with that of Paul for
the later history of the church?
4. Given what you know about Athenian life, w ...
Bertrand Russell`s Why I Am Not a Christian
... society where every person steals is disruptive for everyone. The ideal environment would be a
community in which everyone was honest except one’s self. This inherent egocentrism, if left
unhindered, would lead to chaos. Hence, the solution is found in social institutions that keep humans in
Standing up for Christ and his Church in our time
... the Roman Empire to be a Christian. Like the apostles, the early Christians stood up for Christ
and gladly embraced martyrdom for the sake of Christ.
The early Christians cherished those who stood up for Christ and the Catholic faith to the point
of death. Hence there was a cult of martyrs in the ea ...
Christianity and Time - Digital Commons @ Butler University
... clay, as a king over Israel or over the entire
world, as the majestic creator of everything
beginning with a big-bang-like Light, as the
creator who told Job there is no place to
stand to understand God's creation. There
are of course other metaphoric systems for
God's relation with the world in the ...
Christian church itself has used capital punishment
... • It is impossible to reform a sinner when they are dead.
• Many Christians will point to stories of Jesus in the Bible and look to his
example when making a decision on capital punishment. There are times
where he expressly condemns the use of capital punishment e.g. ‘He who
has not sinned may cast ...
- BYU ScholarsArchive
... No matter the location or the sect, temples were the center of significant
commerce. Again, it is not difficult to imagine why it was so important to the
leaders of Rome that the temples were not suddenly forsaken. Consider another
economic example that would set the stage for Christian persecutions ...
Uncovering The Past - Introduction To Mortuary Sciences
... Roman Burial Customs:
Cremation-Common until the first
century after Christ.
-Was later discouraged by the
Mystery Cults of the Orient
and the rise of Christianity.
Burial-Because of sanitation it was
not permitted within the walls
-Cremation was replaced by
burial with the Christian
art 201, handout 10, roman imperial art to 190 ce
... Venus as an ancestor (Cupid is Venus' son). The statue thus exalts Augustus as a divinely favored mortal,
and this heroic quality is enhanced by the statue's Neoclassical style (the pose is based on that of the
Spearbearer of Polykleitos).
Livia: statue of the Augustus’ wife found at Pompeii, and pr ...
F.L.Sharp - Beth El (NZ)
... Such then is the evidence which answers the question, "How came Sunday to
be observed in the Christian church?" It was not by any divine command, but it
came in gradually through a series of human ordinances of which Constantine's
was the first.
“UU and A Christian Humanist” Sermon by Rev. Jim Eller All Souls
... could see a car along the side of the road. Two older women
were out of the car and seemed to be in some distress. So, I
slowed and headed over to them. As I stopped one of them
said, “The Angel of Jesus. Oh, thank you, Lord. The Angel of
Jesus has arrived.” I was rather startled to be called by tha ...
Christianity and politics
The relationship between Christianity and politics is a historically complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern politics between the Christian right and Christian left. There have been a wide variety of ways in which thinkers have conceived of the relationship between Christianity and politics, with many arguing that Christianity directly supports a particular political ideology or philosophy. Along these lines, various thinkers have argued for Christian communism, Christian socialism, Christian anarchism, Christian libertarianism, or Christian democracy. Others believe that Christians should have little interest or participation in politics or government.