Monthly Archives: March 2013

Midterm Post #2: Current Events

As many people have probably already stated in their posts, religion is definitely playing a large role in the current Supreme Court case that is currently reviewing DOMA, as well as benefits for same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage is, of course, … Continue reading

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Midterm Post #1: Understanding Christianity’s history

I think one of the reasons why it is so important to know the history of Christianity is because, by knowing all of its history, we are in many ways looking at its future. Christianity is a religion that has … Continue reading

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Greek Orthodox Christianity and Non-denominational Christianity

I think one of the most interesting things about today‚Äôs discussions about the Greek Orthodox Church and the non denominational Christian churches is how vastly different they are. The Greek Orthodox Church -or really, all Eastern Orthodox Churches- are so … Continue reading

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Prep Post #16: Websites

After looking at these websites, it struck me that this was in many ways an example of how a certain view of Scripture can both characterize and influence how someone can view an issue just as much as vice versa. … Continue reading

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(x) Matteo Ricci was a Jesuit priest who, in the seventeenth century, attempted to evangelize the Chinese. His methods were for the most part effective, as he learned to introduce the concept of Christianity slowly, and that it would be … Continue reading

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Response Post #5: Seventh Day Adventists

(x) William Miller is technically the founder of the Seventh Day Adventists. He predicted the return of Christ to be by 1844, but was obviously disproven. (x) Ellen White could be said to be the one who “saved” the denomination. … Continue reading

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Prep Post #14: Weaver and Brakke Ch. 8

There were several things that really interested me about this reading. For one, the evolution of Christianity and how it broke into different groups and denominations is really interesting in that it was very much influenced by the circumstances that … Continue reading

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