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Religion and Theology
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Student’s Name Name and Number of the Course Teacher’s Name Date Religion and Theology ANCIENT SCRIPTURE Introduction The terms ‘scripture’ and ‘scriptures’ refer to biblical writings or passages from the Bible, or to any sacred writing or authoritative statement.
The Christian Bible is composed of two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. On the other hand, there is no differentiation in the Jewish Bible. It is fundamentally based on the Christian Old Testament, and consists of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings, and is a tripartite canon (Anderson 2). The Old Testament of the Christian Bible is composed of “narratives, law codes, oracles, psalms, and wisdom books” (Hagen 37); while the New Testament has stories of Jesus (the four Gospels) and the early church (Acts), together with epistles by Paul and other figures, and an apocalypse (Revelation). Included in these wider literary works are smaller forms such as sayings, parables, and exhortations. Thesis Statement: The purpose of this paper is to examine how religion and scripture relate to evolution and theology, to identify the contribution of ancient Hindu philosophy and theology to Greek philosophy which enriched Christianity, to study the ancient scripture of Christianity in relation to its historical significance, and to determine the importance of canonical scripture. Further, it will be investigated whether the Old Testament should be studied as Scripture along with the New Testament. ...
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