No outside sources. Must use 4 readings done during the semster. Can use any o

No outside sources.
Must use 4 readings done during the semster.
Can use any of the follwing:
A number of authors who are celebrated by the Church as
saintsPaul, John, Perpetua and Felicitas, Thomas Aquinas.
In the second part of the course, we are reading authors who either implicitly reject Christianity
(Hobbes, Rousseau, Darwin), or explicitly seek to put an end to Christianity (Marx and Engels, Nietzsche).
We will conclude the course with some Christian texts from the past hundred years (St. Edith Stein,
Gaudium et spes).
So just pick a statement in the document I have given you a link to, and pick 4 readings
from any of the authors I gave you. All other instructions are in the document. If you have any questions please let me know.

The module readings and video, provide good insight to the common doctrinal issu

The module readings and video, provide good insight to the common doctrinal issues surrounding the deity of Jesus. Keeping this context in mind, respond to the following prompts:
Why is the deity of Christ so important to the Christian faith? What important implications can be drawn from the deity of Christ?
In your answer, provide one example of a popular view from today’s culture that rejects or diminishes the full deity of Jesus Christ today. In other words, what is a prevailing view of Christ found in today’s culture that diminishes the deity of Jesus?
Then, provide 1-2 supporting responses that you feel are the strongest in supporting the deity of Christ and their important implications.
Properly cite at least 2 scholarly sources as support in your post, in addition to any Bible verses used. Refer to the “Course Policies” in the course syllabus for the formatting expectations in this course. Include a word count at the end. Your thread should be at least 300 words.

How do different religions worship? Attend or watch videos of TWO worship servic

How do different religions worship? Attend or watch videos of TWO worship services from groups based in the province of Ontario (each at least 25 minutes long) – one each from two different traditions. Choose a service from a religion from List A and one service from a religion from List B. List A: Indigenous Canadian Religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sinkyo, or Shinto. List B: Judaism, Christianity, Unitarian Universalist, Baha’i, or Secular Humanism. Toronto alone has a multitude of different worship sites that stream services on a weekly basis; be sure to check that the service occurs in a language you understand before choosing it. If you attend in person, you MUST be in contact with the worship site first to see if there are any expectations they have from outsiders (e.g., how to dress, rituals you should not participate in). Note that this paper does not require a thesis statement or an argument. For a paper to get a grade in the “A” range, it must be well written and discuss all of the following. Your paper should include proper citation and a works cited page (in Chicago citation system) that does NOT include Wikipedia or any other encyclopedic or non-scholarly web site. In a minimum of 2000 words address the following: Describe art, symbols, images, sacred objects of the religion – and most importantly, their meaning and importance! Explain how they were used in the building/service. Remember, all kinds of things may have importance – such as the direction the building is facing, the colors used, any symbols. Distinctive dress, articles of clothing, of members and/or clergy of the religion you witnessed during visit. Inquire as to whether normally there is a distinctive dress, etc. in other locations. Include how much adaptation or concessions to “Canadian” ways of worshipping you witnessed during your visit (for this you may also have to tap a knowledgeable person for information). How also has COVID-19 affected things – what parts of the service needed to change and what needed to remain the same? Forms of ritual, worship/liturgy, special ceremonies, particular/distinctive practices that you saw practice during your visit. Be sure you can describe the flow of the service and what rituals were performed. Describe how what you saw and heard impacted you. Did visit enhance your appreciation for that particular religious faith and/or for religion in general? Did you feel you were “worshipping”? Did anything strike you in a negative way? What was the most positive result of your visit? How did the service differ from or conform to your expectations, especially based on the readings you had done for class and any other preconceived notions? Discuss, as relevant to what you observed in the service, fundamental beliefs (important if you are visiting a sectarian group and note differences in belief and practice from its parent group) and sources of authority or basis for the religion or sect (inspired scriptures, teachers, direct revelations, etc.). Specify both the religion and the sect or branch you have visited (e.g., Hinduism: Shiva, Vishnu, Hare Krishna; Judaism: Orthodox, Reformed, Conservative, Reconstructionist; Buddhism: Tibetan, Mahayana, Theravada; Islam: Nation of Islam, Sunni, Shia; Christian: Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, United Church of Canada, Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints). Keep in mind that you are NOT comparing the religions as a whole, but the specific services you attended/watched. Finally, be sure this is a COMPARATIVE paper! Discuss the similarities and differences (do not say there aren’t any) between the services you attended. You may also draw in comparisons with your own religious/secular background.

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ would need a reference from the book : The Drama of Script

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ would need a reference from the book : The Drama of Scripture the accompanying topic article found in the course (i.e the article about Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, or the Gentiles) ***I can send the articles if needed*** and two additional sources from the APU Library; see the APU Writing Center’s Research Tips and ResourcesOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for suggestions about finding good resources. Part 1: Submit a Project Plan, to include the following: Topic – choose one: Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, or the Gentiles. Thesis – what is the central message/argument of the paper? See the APU Writing Center resource Thesis StatementsOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for help. Outline – organize the outline to address the following four assignment questions. Include two or more subpoints and supporting quotations for each main idea. Main Idea #1: How does the topic (Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, or the Gentiles) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the overarching story of the Bible? Subpoint #1 Supporting quotation Subpoint #2 Supporting quotation Main Idea #2: What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding this person or concept? Subpoint #1 Supporting quotation Subpoint #2 Supporting quotation Main Idea #3: What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person/people within Luke/Acts? Subpoint #1 Supporting quotation Subpoint #2 Supporting q‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍uotation Main Idea #4: What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today? Subpoint #1 Supporting quotation Subpoint #2 Supporting quotation Resources – include an APA-formatted References list with at least the following sources: The Drama of Scripture; the accompanying topic article found in the course ( the article about Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, or the Gentiles); two additional sources from the APU Library; see the APU Writing Center’s Research Tips and ResourcesOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader for suggestions about finding good resources. NOTE: While you will likely reference the Bible, it does not count toward one of your four required sources. Also, in APA style, classical works – including the Bible – are not listed in the References page. Embed biblical citations within the text as follows: “Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal” (Luke 9:12, NRSV). Only indicate the Bible version in the first citation; it is not necessary to identify each citation as NRSV. Note: This assignment will be checked for plagiarism. Always review the University’s Academic Integrity Policy statement regarding plagiarism. Requirements Submit the assignment in Times New Roman 12 point font. The Project Plan is 2 pages in length. Outline identifies the introduction/thesis statement, at least four main ideas, and 3-4 sub-points beneath each main idea. List references in APA format. Plagiarism S‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ubmission

The research paper will be a 2000-word essay about a world religion. This resear

The research paper will be a 2000-word essay about a world religion.
This research paper on a world religion will consider the similarities between Christianity and another world religion such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Islam, Baha’i, Judaism, or Taoism. It will seek to answer the question of whether the similarities are significant or not. The essay will include a biography of the person who started the religion, an overview of their teachings, how those teachings are similar to and different from Christianity, and an explanation of the significance of those differences and similarities.
Your essay should contain at least one resource per page. Online resources are allowed but should be balanced with hard copy sources.

Select one of the sermons in the book of Acts from this list: Peter’s Pentecost

Select one of the sermons in the book of Acts from this list: Peter’s Pentecost sermon (Acts 2); Peter’s temple sermon (Acts 3); Stephen’s Sanhedrin sermon (Acts 7); Paul’s Athenian sermon (Acts 17); or Paul’s sermon to King Agrippa and company (Acts 26). In 300 words discuss: (a) the audience of the sermon; (b) the good news of the sermon; (c) the reaction to the sermon; and (d) how the sermon may be applied today.

The paper is a critical reflection that combines your own ministry and mission e

The paper is a critical
reflection that combines your own ministry and mission experience and knowledge
with Bevans’ models of contextualized theology that we study this term. In the
paper, you will explain which of Bevans’ model you are most familiar with in
your local church (Practical/ praxis =
Liberal theology) mode. Give examples of the kinds of ministries or mission
approaches you’ve been involved with (e.g. evangelization, annual outreach
program, unreached people groups etc.). If it’s more than one model, that is
fine since they are often overlapping. This section may take three to four
pages. Use as much details as you can and avoid generalizations.
In the next section you should
suggest one or two of Bevans’ models (Anthropological
model and Translation model) that could complement the existing mission
practice in your church. Give reasons why the present ministry model is lacking
or why it is ineffective, and then explain how your suggested model(s) would be
beneficial.
Finally, in your conclusion,
summarize the paper briefly, and then outline some areas that needs more
research before the Gospel can have a significant impact, for example the study
of behaviours or opinions of a specific community.
Since we’ve not dealt with all
the models, you can obiously not yet decide which one would be the ‘best’ or
‘preferable’ model. However, as we go along, you can compare the practices of
the models with those of your church and take notes of possible implications.
As you do so, you need to allow your imagination to guide you; permit the Holy
Spirit to stretch your mind with new possibilities for your church and your
ministry.

Explain with as much detail as possible within the allotted word limit the diffe

Explain with as much detail as possible within the allotted word limit the different contexts in which Christianity and Islam arose and developed historically? To what degree did they conflict with each other? To what degree, if any, did they find common purpose, or at least co-exist with each other. Do not simply generalize, but give examples from the reading and or course mataerials to reinforce your argument.

After September 11, 2001 it became quite fashionable in the United States and el

After September 11, 2001 it became quite fashionable in the United States and elsewhere to use Samuel Huntington’s phrase “the clash of civilizations” to describe the relationship between the Muslim world and the West – not only in a contemporary but also an historical sense. Do you agree that the historical relationships between the two monotheistic faiths that are termed “the cross and the crescent” constitute such a “clash,” or has the situation been more nuanced? In what areas do the two faiths comport with each other, if any? In what way do they diverge? Give as many concrete illustrations as you can to support your argument.
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are conventionally termed nowadays “Abrahamic faiths” because all in some way claim Abraham as a founder, inspiration, or exemplar of some sort. However, just as even though people are “more equal than others,” so it is possible that some of the three monotheistic traditions you’ve studied might be “more Abrahamic than others.” Do you think that is the case, or not? Develop your argument with careful reference to not only the course material but the required readings of the course, including the scriptural selections.
How do the three “canonical” scriptures of each of the three faiths studied – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam compare and/or contrast with each other in terms of their style, content, genre, and claims of authority? How can these scriptures be contextualized within the lived history of the peoples in which they were received as “revelation” in some sense of the word? Give specific examples and, whenever appropriate, even quotations to make your case as forcefully as possible.