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(x) The Prophet Muhammad is the founder of Islam. Though Sunni and Shi’a disagree on how Muhammad’s revelation occurred, one of the most interesting things about his teachings was that it was explicitly against polytheism in a polytheistic society. Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Response Post #8: Religion in Matrix, Star Wars, and Narnia

(x) One of the instances of religion in popular culture that we talked about in class was that in the Star Wars franchise. The fact that Anakin was a character with Messianic aspects is interesting, because he goes against his … Continue reading

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(x) In the third century, Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, said that “there was no salvation outside the Church”. However, he was more referring to threats against the unity of the church rather than condemning those outside of it. (x) … 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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Prep Post #8: Weaver and Brakke Ch 3

(x) Christianity and it’s link to Judaism definitely wasn’t as cut-and-dry as I had initially thought. While Christianity was first perceived as many as an extension of the Jewish faith, there was, first of all, controversy on whether Christianity was … Continue reading

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