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Chow 1 The Medieval Perspective

I think that this is one of the most profound things

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Unformatted text preview: ant to be comfortable with believing in things that you cannot prove or rationally think through (faith). One thing that I really appreciated that Thomas said was that one of the reasons that he was able to believe in non- rational things was because of Miracles. He said that the greatest Miracle is when a man turns from the things of this world and to the invisible things of God. I think that this is one of the most profound things that Thomas said in our readings. Julian of Norwich is another interesting character from our readings. Her dedication to learning the scripture and prayer is something that we can all learn from. However, I think that she had a few things that she does that seem to be problematic. First, Julian’s longing and praying for pain seems, to me, to come from a misunderstanding of scripture. I don’t think that Julian went through any sort of pain or suffering that Christ or the apostles went through. Laying sick in a bed is far from suffering for Christ and is far from the kind of suffering that Christ endured. When the bible...
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