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American Lit 201-07b

  1. 1. American Literature 201 September 13 Michael Simpson Section 051 Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians xiii. 2
  2. 2. Class Summary <ul><li>Turn in “Works Cited” Page </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Update </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>George Fox’s Quaker Beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Woolman Topics </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blog Update <ul><li>Review of 1 st graded blog returned </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd graded blog returned </li></ul><ul><li>6 blogs written by 9/15 </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. George Fox’s Quaker Beliefs * <ul><li>Rituals can be safely ignored, as long as one experiences a true spiritual conversion. </li></ul><ul><li>God “dwelleth in the hearts of his obedient people”: religious experience not confined to a church building </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification for ministry is given by the Holy Spirit, not by ecclesiastical study. If the Spirit guides them, that includes women and children </li></ul><ul><li>Because God was within, believers could follow their own inner guide rather than rely on a strict reading of Scripture or the word of clerics . </li></ul><ul><li>No clear distinction between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit </li></ul>* “George Fox” Wikipedia.
  5. 5. “ Spirit” Redux <ul><li>An animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms </li></ul><ul><li>A supernatural being or essence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit / Soul </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An often malevolent being that is bodiless but can become visible; specifically : ghost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated </li></ul><ul><li>The immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person </li></ul>
  6. 6. Holy Spirit * <ul><li>Acts to convince the unredeemed person both of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sinfulness of their actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moral standing as sinners before God. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acts to bring the person to the Christian faith. The new believer is &quot;born again of the Spirit”. </li></ul><ul><li>Dwells in the individual believers and enable them to live a righteous and faithful life. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports or acts as an advocate, particularly in times of trial. ( comforter or Paraclete ) </li></ul><ul><li>Both inspires the writing of the scriptures and interprets them to the Christian and/or church. </li></ul>* “Holy Spirit” Wikipedia.
  7. 7. John Woolman Topics <ul><li>The Tension in Faith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Belief, trust in, and loyalty to God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religious Doctrines and Worldly Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to live </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Genuine Questions </li></ul>“ Being able to ask questions requires greater intelligence than being able to answer them once they have been asked.” Michael T. Simpson
  8. 8. Last Questions <ul><li>Remember for September 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Jonathan Edwards’ “Personal Narrative” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline for 6 th Blog </li></ul></ul>It is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.” Ralph Waldo Emerson * * Sante, Luc. “The Fiction of Memory” The New York Times. March 14, 2010.

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