The Mystery of the
Catacombs, Rome, 4th c.
Christ Pantokrator (Ruler of All), 6th c.
St. Catherines Monastery, Mt. Sinai
Christ Pantokrator, 12th c.
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Christ the Good Shepherd
Catacombs, Rome, 3rd c.
Christ as Orpheus
Meaning in Life Questionnaire
Please take a moment to think about what makes your life feel important to you. Please respond
to the following statements as truthfully and accurately as you can, and also please remember
that these are very subjective quest
2. Our target variable is meaning in life.
3. Meaning in life is measured via a questionnaire and using a scale of 1-4.
5. The aspect of spiritual life we are using to measure Meaning in Life is how involved
participants are in their spiritual life. We wi
Andrea Nightingale, Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2011)
Brian Stock, After Augustine: The Meditative Reader and the Text (Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001)
A Vision for a Christ-Centered Liberal Arts Education
Continuum Scholars Lecture
Hope College is in the business of education. We have more than three thousand
students, more than three hundred professors, who teach more than a thousand classe
How to Cite References Using the
Turabian (Chicago) Style
This guide introduces the Turabian format and provides examples of citation styles used
in completing research papers. Turabian may be used for any discipline including the humanities, social
Liberal Arts Essay
The aim of the Liberal Arts Essay is to help students reflect on the meaning
of the liberal arts and their own goals for their education (these may not be
the same). To that end, we will deeply engage aspects of Hope Colleges
GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARLY WRITING
How to avoid the most common stylistic mistakes in term papers, theses, and dissertations
Revised July 2008
The source for most of the following material is Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term
How to Do Footnotes for Religion 100
In Microsoft Word, there is a Reference tab that contains a button which says Insert
Footnote. At the end of a quote or a reference, you will hit this button. It will produce a
number and shoot you down to the bottom o
Kreeft: 2. "'One does not become holy all at once'" (109). We have
to learn to forgive ourselves for our failures and now that not even
the saints became holy in one instance.
3. "The less we want grace, the more we need it" (116). The more
sinful I act t
PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
The philosophy of education at Hope College is summarized by the
achievements and potentiali
7 February 2016
Absolute Truths, Dangerous?
In order to understand absolute or universal truth, it must be defined. Based upon
readings, I would describe truth as compliance to fact or actuality; a s
24 January 2015
a. Discuss Jewish faith and how God is at the center of all things in life. In Night,
Wiesels faith was challenged by death and torture but he found a way t
Believing in the Cause
Are you involved in any causes?
What are they?
.As an activist
.Intellectually and emotionally supportive
.Not right now, but I would like to be
What kinds of things do you do to
promote the cause?
When you think people g
Believing in Someone (too much)
Blind obedience is a sure sign of
organizations with traditional
beliefs and practices
Religious organizations with
novel beliefs and practices
Jim Jones and the
Believing in War
Christianity and War:
The New Testament
One version of the basic moral
problem and question:
Believing in Absolutes
An absolutist believes "My beliefs are
defensibly the Truth in a way that cannot
allow for the acceptance of incompatible
propositions / doctrines / moral codes.
A Relativist believes: There is no way to
What is Religion?
Is it the problem?
Just what IS religion? The
difficulty of definitions.
1. How would you define it?
2. What emotions/reactions come to mind
when you think about religion?
Christianity and the Creeds
1. If Christianity and Islam are fundamentally religions of peace, why have
both been associated with so much war?
2. What is the just war theory?
3. What does jihad mean?
4. Why is it important for you to know whats going on in the world?
1. Describe one key way in which religion contributes to the likelihood that
evil will be done.
2. Describe one key reason religion should not be held accountable for the
fact that evil is sometimes done in the name of religion.
3. What is exclu
Discussion Questions: Night
1. What are your initial responses to this story?
2. Where do you imagine yourself fitting in to this story: as perpetrator, victim, bystander?
3. Consider the exchange while the child was being hanged (pp. 61-62): Where is God
Your final paper provides an opportunity to address a personal tragedy
using materials we have read in the final section of the course. The event
may be from your own life or you may base your reflections on someone
elses story of personal tragedy.