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Religion and Theology
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Name Student ID Course Date Summary of the books of the Old Testament Books) Matthew The book of Matthew is one of the four books in the gospel genre, The word gospel means the “good news” of the coming of Christ, and this gospel starts with the genealogy of the family into which Jesus was born.
Jesus is the main personality in the book, and the twelve disciples play also an important role. Some of the teaching is in the form of clear commands, such as that the disciples should love one another, and some of it is in the form of parables. Acts The genre of this book is narrative. It tells the story of how the very first Christians spread out over the ancient world and began to teach the gospel and plant churches. It was written by the disciple Luke, who has an interest in how the gospel affects people in their daily lives. One of the key figures in the book of acts is Paul, whose conversion to Christianity occurred when he experienced a vision on the road to Damascus. The narrative describes how the early Christians were received, sometimes with open arms, and sometimes with violence and persecution. A key theme of the book is the way that Christians are called to set themselves apart from the communities around them, and what to do about pressure to conform to Jewish and Roman traditions. The teachings and miracles of the early Church are described, and the book documents the transition from small beginnings to an established international organization. Romans The book of Romans is written in the form of an epistle. ...
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