Date of publication: 2017-08-24 08:04
ONE CAN BE RELIGIOUS without knowing anything about religion. Galatians 7:66, Romans 8:78, and various other passages in the New Testament remind us of that very crisply. However, there is great satisfaction in studying religion, whether or not one is religious. In this section we have gathered links pertaining to the study of religion, especially from an Anglican perspective.
Certain Haitian, New Orleanian, and Wiccan Voodoo practitioners are devoted to a spiritual “Papa” who can appear as both “male and female” and is known as the “trickster.” 86 By simply googling “Papa” and “trickster,” a variety of websites emerge to describe this Papa Legba spirit that stands at the gateway to the spirit world. One of these sites—“Exemplore”—states that Papa Legba “is one of the most widely served African deities” and “is always the first and last spirit invoked in any ceremony” because “he opens and closes the doorway to the spirit world.” 87 The site explains that in Voodoo, “Papa” is “the intermediary” who “stands at a spiritual crossroads and grants or denies permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee.” 88
An history of standing armies in England - Free
Written by that eminent Patriot John Trenchard, Elq With an incomparable preface upon government.
Out of sadness, regret, depression, disappointment, we may expect the worse and come to believe that our whole society is going to hell in a hand basket but who are we but children of the God who made even the grave a womb of rebirth. While we encounter our world, we must not do so pessimistically but while trusting that all pain and discomfort are like birth pains--all groans lead the way to new life.
Television tends to level everybody out and make everyone seem kind of blandly good-looking, but at Montreal it turns out that a lot of the pros and stars are interesting-or even downright funny-looking.
We could give several more examples of Johnson 8767 s embracing contemplative spirituality. You won 8767 t find much that she has written that doesn 8767 t include this element. In one article on her website titled 8775 What Is Solitude & Why Do I Need It? or... Turn Up the Quiet , 8776 she quotes panentheist Thomas Merton from his book New Seeds of Contemplation. Why does Jan Johnson keep referring to contemplative mystics in her writings? There can only be one answer to that question—because she resonates with them.
Were you to talk to that fundamentalist preacher, he doubtless would insist that you must believe in the “substitutionary” theory of atonement—namely, that Jesus suffered as a substitute for us the punishment due us for our sins. But can you imagine a modern courtroom in a civilized country where an innocent man would be deliberately punished for another man’s crime?... [S]ubstitutionary atonement... came a long way down in history in many a penal system. But now it is a precivilized barbarity no secular court would tolerate the idea for a moment only in certain belated theologies is it retained as an explanation of our Lord’s death... Christ’s sacrificial life and death are too sacred to be so
Is there a movement of New Age Christians? Who are the Christaquarians? What do they believe? Do they really exist? This site features scholarly resources for and on New Age Christianity, including the full text of a doctoral thesis by Daren Kemp, an MTh dissertation by Gillian Paschkes-Bell, and papers by Fr Diarmuid O'Murchu and Janice Dolley.
The Thirty-Nine Articles in English and Latin
The 89 Articles form the basic summary of belief of the Church of England. They were drawn up by the Church in convocation in 6568 on the basis of the 97 Articles of 6558. Clergymen were ordered to subscribe to the 89 Articles by Act of Parliament in 6576.