PELOPONNESIAN WAR, PLATO, PHILOSOPHY I. Later Peloponnesian War 1. Sicilian Expedition (415-3). a. Alcibiades' treason/advice to Sparta: i. Declare War on Athens, ii. Help Syracuse, iii. Build Fortress in Attica, iv. Ally with Persia. b. Nicias' cowa
The theme of the heros journey appears regularly in contemporary culture. The film
Evan Almighty was made in 2007; and tells the story of a modern day Noahs Ark. The
protagonist, Evan, is seen as the hero who does Gods will.
Before Barack Obamas presidency comes to an end, the United States will begin to
consider who should be elected as the next leader of the nation. The process of electing a leader
for our nation is very important because they hold a great
Divine intervention is when a deity directly involves himself in the human world. It is
clearly not a common occurrence; it takes place when the Gods feel they need to interfere in the
human world because they are not satisfied
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Free will is defined as the power of acting without the constraint of necessity of fate; the
ability to act at ones own discretion. The idea of free will is heavily discussed in the New
Testament along with August
Plato discusses the idea of a philosopher- king in his book The Republic. A philosopher
king is described as the person who is most ideally fit to rule a city. There are many traits and
characteristics that a philosopher king should posses
Dantes Inferno and the readings from the Quran deal with issues involving the nature of
the afterlife and divine justice. Dante portrays a vivid picture of a Christian afterlife. In Hell,
there are nine descending circles where sinners fin
What does the Bible give us? 1. "Fundamentalism" not only question; historical, linguistic, and literary analysis yield useful results, yet need for skepticism due to circular reasoning of some critics (e.g. "Jesus Project", Thomas Jefferson). The Bi
Rome, Alexander, and Hellenism Hellenistic World 336-31 B.C. 1. Alexander the Great of Macedonia's conquests (356-23 B.C.) 2. Struggle for Succession after Death 3. Stability after 280 B.C. Ptolemies in Egypt, Seleucids in Asia, small powers - balanc
What is Judaism? What are its principles?
1. God is one, holy, sovereign and good 2. God is transcendent and immanent 3. God is active in history; He cares for us & has a plan. 4. Humans are flawed but valuable 5. Mixture of Free Will and Predestinat
ATHENS, DEMOCRACY, PERICLES 2. a. b. c. d. e. Assembly - sovereign institution met 40 times a year made decisions on laws, budget, war, foreign affairs, elected ambassadors, heard policy debates All adult male citizens who showed up had equal powers
ALEXANDER, JESUS, JUDEA AND ROME 420 B.C. - 6 B.C. The Intertestamental Period 1. Persia conquered Babylonia 540 B.C. - ruled Judaea till 331 B.C. a. Released Judaeans from "Babylonian Captivity" - first large group returned to Jerusalem in 519/8 b.
Early Greek Civilization 1. Bronze Age Greece - Minoan & Mycenaean 2. Collapse of Civilization - Dark Ages 3. The Greek Renaissance 850-600 B.C. a. Population Growth b. Emergence of Polis (City State) c. Growth of Trade d. Colonization - Sicily, S. I
History of Hebrews to 500 B.C. 1. Why Bible? Central to our culture. My perspective. 2. Nomenclature a. Hebrew: Ethnic term - descendent of Abraham and Sarah from Semitic root "Habiru" meaning "nomad." b. Jew: religious term, member of Judaism, worsh
History of Thucydides
a. Wealthy, noble family; great grandfather general at Marathon, grandfathers opposed Pericles but Thucydides
b. Well educated - Sophists.
c. Conservative - contemptuous of lower classes & democracy
Hebrews and their part in the Bible (up to 500 B.C.) 1. Why Bible? 2. Nomenclature a. Hebrew: Ethnic term - descendent of Abraham and Sarah - from Semitic root "Habiru" meaning "nomad." b. Jew: religious term, member of Judaism, worshipper of Jahweh