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Describe the kami and explain their significance to Shinto. What themes arise from the stories of Amaterasu?

Describe the kami and explain their significance to Shinto. What themes arise from the stories of
Amaterasu? What is the significance of water within the Shinto faith? double spaced, min 1 page, max 1 page and a paragraph, times new roman

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Identify two passages of Scripture that focus on two foundational themes (ideally, one theme per passage) related to a theological basis for personal integrity in ministry leadership.

Identify two passages of Scripture that focus on two foundational themes (ideally, one theme per passage) related to a theological basis for personal integrity in ministry leadership. Briefly discuss these two passages, focusing on how they emphasize a theological basis for developing integrity in ministry.

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For this essay, you will need to identify the ‘root metaphor’ or central idea of your own life. This paper must have a thesis, as per the Gordon rule requirement. You must submit at least 1200 words, include your thesis, and a bulleted plan for any parts missing from your essay to receive full credit on the first draft. Make sure the paper is double spaced. I want to be able to see how you are developing your ideas and how you are supporting your thesis. REMEMBER: BE PITHY. DO NOT WRITE FILLER.

Personal Reflection Essay-Instructions
For this essay, you will need to identify the ‘root metaphor’ or central idea of your own life. This paper must have a thesis, as per the Gordon rule requirement. You must submit at least 1200 words, include your thesis, and a bulleted plan for any parts missing from your essay to receive full credit on the first draft. Make sure the paper is double spaced. I want to be able to see how you are developing your ideas and how you are supporting your thesis. REMEMBER: BE PITHY. DO NOT WRITE FILLER.
For this essay, you will analyze yourself using the theoretical frameworks for analysis presented in this class. The purpose of this assignment is to assess whether you understand the basic concepts of the study of religion by identifying what is sacred in your life and then demonstrating how whatever is sacred in your life gives you hope and power to not be overcome by the human problem and the problem of evil. 1. Have an intro paragraph where you identify what is sacredor what you worship in your life. This will serve as your thesis for this assignment.
2. Spend the first part of the body of your essay clearly articulating what is sacred in your life, and how it acts in your life according to the definitions below: a. What you worship: “Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story.” -David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
b. How what we worship acts in our lives: “Religion [or the sacred] is (1) a system of symbols which acts to (2) establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in [people] by (3) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and (4) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.” –Clifford Geertz [Brackets my own]
3. Spend the second part of the body of your essay articulating and demonstrating how what you worship, (or what is sacred to you), and how it acts in your life gives you fulfilment despite the human problem. a. “The Human Problem is the cause of distress, strife, and ignorance. It’s the cause of overwhelming senses of alienation, weakness, & inadequacy in our lives. Plainly, it’s the emptiness and lack of fulfillment in the human experience. The impact of the human problem is that most humans agree that life is not what it should be.” -Lecture 10
4. Spend the third part of the body of your essay articulating and demonstrating how what you worship, (or what is sacred to you), and how it acts in your life gives you hope despite the problem of evil and suffering in the world, so that you are not overcome by despair and hopelessness.
a. The problem of evil and suffering are realities humanity must deal with, that we all experience. This is evil, injustice, and suffering that exist in us, around us, and generally in the world. 5. Have a conclusion paragraph where you restate your thesis in light of what you’ve argued above. 6. Have a bibliography and a clear, consistent citation style throughout your essay. This paper requires 4 citations for the final essay and 3 for the first draft.
The paper should begin with your first paragraph introducing your thesis. Be specific and clear. Your first paragraph must end with your thesis. A thesis is an argument or a statement that you will prove throughout your essay. This is the spine of your paper, so make sure you are both academic and contextual.
The body of the paper will then support your thesis following the track you laid out in the final sentence of the first paragraph. Support your thesis with every paragraph in the body of your essay. The paper must have a conclusion paragraph that sums up everything you wrote. Restate your thesis, and how you’ve proven it throughout the paper. List your references in a bibliography on a final page in alphabetical order using an approved citation method

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.The role and place of private property in maintaining economic and political order is an innovation or development of the current era. True or False

QUESTION 1.The role and place of private property in maintaining economic and political order is an innovation or development of the current era. True or False
QUESTION 2.The Northwood Idea [_].
Is Northwood University’s expression of core principles that define Western civilization.
Was authored by Dr. V. Orval Watts
Contends that business is about attaining our highest good
All of the above
QUESTION 3.Watts contends that if it were not for hard work and thrift humans would still be living in caves of some kind. True or False
QUESTION 4. In their preface to When We Are Free, Nash and Matcheck contend that freedom and individual responsibility are “like two sides of a coin.” True of False
QUESTION 5. Orval Watts argues that business tends to be seen as suspect by many, with the net result that their activities and success tend to be criticized, taxed and discouraged. True of False
QUESTION 6.The history of great civilizations is in part the story of those who ultimately sacrificed their freedom for material well-being, especially government largesse or set-asides. True or False
QUESTION 7. In his Foreword to When We Are Free, Milton Friedman contends that history proves that humans have most opportunity to develop their own capacities or abilities in capitalist societies. True or False
QUESTION 8.According to Aristotle, private property is preferable to property owned in common for each of the following, except [_].
a.Practice (efficiency) and pleasure (accomplishment)
b.Philanthropy (charity)
c.Progress (care) and peace (cooperation)
d.None of the above are exceptions
QUESTION 9. The Northwood Idea contends that each of the following is essential to attaining the highest human good except __________
QUESTION 10. The Judeo-Christian ethic, from which Western civilization and the The Northwood Idea flow, maintains that human beings are created in the image and likeness of [_].
God or the divine
The archetype of perfection
The universe
None of the above
QUESTION 11. The Northwood Idea is as much a call to action as it is an act of preservation.True or False
QUESTION 12. Watts maintains that private property [_].
all parties in the exchange benefit
Encourages honesty and trust
Instills respect for privacy, contracts, and the “laws of Life and Nature”
All of the above
QUESTION 13. In his essay, “Of Property,” John Locke argues that because property is given to all persons by God that it should remain held or owned in common and not divided up otherwise.
True or False
QUESTION 14. Locke maintains that the fruit of human labor goes from being common to private when [_].
It is distributed by government
It is given as a gift by the community
It is taken by force
it is achieved through labor and improvement
QUESTION 15.In the positive, private property points to the [_].
Dignity of the human person
Place and prominence of human labor
The nature of talen and the importance of the common good
All of the above

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“How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar

Week 2 Assignment- Analysis of Religious Themes in a Popular Song (500 words)
Below is a list of songs that need to be listened to for one of the religion assignments (called Week 2 Assignment 1: Analysis of religious themes in a popular song)
“How Much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar
“Jesus Walks” by Kanye West
“Take Me to Church” by Hozier
“Truth” by Alexander
“Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood
“Jerusalem” by Matisyahu
“Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen