Cultural Materialism: A Conceptual Analysis

The essay discusses Marvin Harris’ cultural materialism concept, which posits that all human social relations are determined by the material conditions of life. The concept is used to explain a wide range of phenomena, from the Pueblo Rebellion to the Russian Revolution. However, the concept has also been criticized for its reductionist approach and for its failure to take into account the role of ideas in social change.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter: A Criticism of Puritanism

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is a novel that offers a detailed criticism of the Puritan way of life. However, Hawthorne also believes and defends the ethical doctrines of Puritanism. This defense is most evident in the character of Dimmesdale, who is Hawthorne’s representation of the ideal Puritan minister.

The True Nature of Leadership: A Critique of Collier and William’s Views

This essay critically evaluates Collier and William’s views on the kinds of leaders and their style of leadership with a biblical basis. It gives a brief overview of their views, examines Christ’s view of leadership as outlined in the bible, and applies these principles to servant leadership.

The Inner Circle of Jesus: Key Disciples Who Witnessed His Transfiguration

This essay looks at the inner circle of disciples who were closest to Jesus Christ. It discusses the transfiguration, which was a key moment in Jesus’ life when his divinity was revealed to his disciples. The inner circle of disciples was with Jesus during this pivotal moment and they bore witness to his transformation.

The Objective of Christianity: Bringing People into a Right Relationship with God

The objective of Christianity is to bring people into a right relationship with God. This is done through faith in Jesus Christ, who is both divine and human. His humanity makes it possible for him to identify with us and his divinity means that he has the power to save us from our sinfulness. Consequently, those who put their faith in Jesus Christ can be forgiven and have eternal life.