Tag Archives: Religion

Hearts in the Bible and in Literature

Most people have heard the phrase, “Have a heart,” which most often means to be merciful and compassionate to someone. This motif is seen in the Bible in Matthew chapter 5 verse 8 when Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure … Continue reading

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Fear of God

The fear of God is a Biblical motif that is often used to convey a message. It comes from the Test of Abraham where Abraham is so dutiful towards God, that essentially, he is fearful of Him. It is not … Continue reading

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The Trust in a Kiss Versus the Pain in a Betrayal

Authors utilize a betrayal kiss in literature in order to add irony to the work by highlighting the contrast between the trust in a kiss and the subsequent treachery that follows. One of the key uses of this motif is … Continue reading

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Religion and Langston Hughes Wikipedia

Religion (New Section): Religion is an important aspect represented in Langston Hughes work, but for a large part is mainly forgotten or ignored due to the fact that most people focus on his political and racial views. In the 1920s … Continue reading

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Hester Prynne, Huck Finn, Moses the Shepard, and Punishing Sin

With all of the biblical allusions present in literature, Moses and the Ten Commandments can be difficult to spot in a piece of writing. But, with sufficient knowledge of the story, and the stories before and after Exodus 20 can … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, A Fugitive From Religion

Michael Wood’s “In Search of Shakespeare” brought forth many important points about Shakespeare’s many life experiences and influences. One of the topics of largest importance in Elizabethan England was religion. It seemed to flip-flop, over the years between Catholic and … Continue reading

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Roger Williams

Roger Williams was one of the most well known English Protestant Theologians of his time. He grew up in Anglican England and had a change of faith after attending Cambridge, becoming a Puritan. Thus, he went against the norms of society … Continue reading

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