Tag: Religion

Reading of Voltaire's L'Orphelin de la Chine (a tragedy about Ghengis Khan and his sons, published in 1755), in the salon of Madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812)

Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason

We are victims of our century, wrote one of the Carmelites of Compiègne before going to the guillotine in 1794, “and we must sacrifice ourselves that it be reconciled to God.” Attacks on Catholic churches, anti-Christian elites, and suffocating political correctness—the eighteenth century witnessed cultural conflict every bit as intense as our own today. Yet Christians managed to thrive back […]

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Carl Jung - As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

The Spiritual Problem of Modem Man

The spiritual problem of modern man is one of those questions which are so much a part of the age we live in that we cannot see them in the proper perspective. Modern man is an entirely new phenomenon; a modern problem is one which has just arisen and whose answer still lies in the future. In speaking of the […]

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The Elders of Israel Demand a King. - 1st Samuel 8:5

Who were the seventy elders of Israel?

Elders in the Old Testament were men chosen to lead because of their wisdom, leadership abilities, and proven integrity. Israel had elders even before God delivered the nation from Egyptian slavery, but we don’t know how many there were. God sent Moses to appeal to those elders for support before he went to Pharaoh (Exodus 3:16). Each of the twelve […]

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The Liberty Bell Temple in Los Angeles, US was established by the American Rasta Ed Forchion

Rastafari: A New Religious and Social Movement

Rastafari, also spelled Ras Tafari, religious and social movement, begun in Jamaica in the 1930s and adopted by many groups around the globe, that combines Protestant Christianity, mysticism, and a pan-African political consciousness. Rastas, as members of the movement are called, see their past, present, and future in a distinct way. Drawing from Old Testament stories, especially that of Exodus, […]

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Key Differences Between Shia and Sunni Muslims

What’s the Difference Between Shia and Sunni Islam?

by Huda | Sunnism is the largest and most orthodox branch of Islam. The word Sunn, in Arabic, comes from a word meaning “one who follows the traditions of the Prophet.” Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad’s death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have not recognized the authority […]

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Christianity to North America

Christianity to North America

Jesus Christ Savior | The first Mass of Thanksgiving on North American soil was actually celebrated by the Spanish with the Timucuan Indians from Seloy

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The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation

Jesus Christ Savior | The Protestant Reformation resulted from the failure of the Catholic Church to reform itself in time. The dark side of the thirteenth

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Religious Liberty in Contemporary Evangelical Social Ethics: An Assessment and Framework for Socio-political Challenges

Religious Liberty in Contemporary Evangelical Social Ethics: An Assessment and Framework for Socio-political Challenges

by Andrew T. Walker | Christian reflection on religious liberty is as old as Christianity itself. But unless it is rehearsed and given fresh expression and articulation in new contexts, it can fall by the wayside. Marx was believed to have said, “Take away a people’s roots, and they can easily be moved. Evangelical public theology often lacks a systematic, […]

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The Reconquest of Spain

The Reconquest of Spain

Jesus Christ Savior | Spain was troubled in 997 when the Moor Almanzor usurped the power of the Caliphate and sacked the city and Cathedral of

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ECWA Weekly Spiritual Digest

Weekly Spiritual Digest: Can I Know God Personally?

Isaiah 64:6 New International Version (NIV) 6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous

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