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  • Role Of Myth In Religion - 313 words
    Role Of Myth In Religion Anthropology 166 Role of Myth in Religion Industrial society has no body of shared beliefs, no common mythology. Its members hold onto a collection of disconnected beliefs and are vaguely familiar with fragments of many myths. The advantage that some new religions have in this situation is that they possess powerful connected mythologies that have ancient experiences. The mythologies of new religious movements are created out of numerous disconnected myths found in society generally. By weaving these unrelated myths into compatible wholes, new religions create a sense of continuity with society. Through the use of traditional myths, they are able to give themselves a ...
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  • The Viking Age Has Long Been Associated With Unbridled Piracy, - 1,639 words
    The Viking age has long been associated with unbridled piracy, when freebooters swarmed out of the northlands in their longships to burn and pillage their way across civilized Europe. Modern scholarship provides evidence this is a gross simplification, and that during this period much progress was achieved in terms of Scandinavian art and craftsmanship, marine technology, exploration, and the development of commerce. It seems the Vikings did as much trading as they did raiding. The title "Viking" encompasses a wide designation of Nordic people; Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians, who lived during a period of brisk Scandinavian expansion in the middle ages, from approximately 800 to 1100 AD. This ...
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  • Thomas More: Utopia - 2,972 words
    Thomas More: Utopia The historical Thomas More, the author of Utopia, was an extraordinarily complicated man who tied up all the threads of his life in his heroic death. The Utopia is the sort of complicated book that we should expect from so complicated a man. It is heavy with irony, but then irony was the experience of life in the Sixteenth Century. Everywhere--in church, government, society, and even scholarship--profession and practice stood separated by an abyss. The great difficulty of irony is that we cannot always be sure when the ironic writer or speaker is being serious and when he is being comical. We find that difficulty in Utopia. Edward Hall, the great chronicler of English his ...
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  • To What Extent Was Christianity A Unifying Influence In The History Of Europe - 3,756 words
    To What Extent Was Christianity A Unifying Influence In The History Of Europe? "Europe was a Christian creation, not only in essence but in minute detail" The above statement can perhaps best sum up the relationship between Christianity and Europe throughout the ages. Christianity has been the strongest single influence in the history of Europe. Regardless of the century, no discussion would be complete without reference being made, at least in small part, to the Church. It is true that in recent centuries this influence has declined significantly, but nevertheless one could argue that it still plays an important part in the lives of many people. Throughout history Christianity has been both ...
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  • You Are Of Your Father, The Devil, States Martin Luther Anything From The Crucifixion Of Jesus To The Crusades, Show The Many - 846 words
    "You are of your father, the devil," states Martin Luther. Anything from the crucifixion of Jesus to the crusades, show the many times in history when the Jews were troubled. There are many things in Christianity, throughout time, that account for the change in Christianity from anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism. The Gospel of Matthew states: "And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him." This is Judas, a Jew, saying this to the others. This is an indirect blame for the crucifixion of Jesus. This section means that Jews wish harm upon Jesus. This chapter lays out Jesus as being a powerful but humble son of God. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he ...
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