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My History of Christianity professor at RTS taught at Cambridge University for four years. Here's a paper I submitted to him recently with the resulting grade of an A, as well as the comment 'well-written': The best music is rarely original. It is usually given to us from history by the best performers of the day. When one wishes to relax content with a good work of fiction, they are likewise going to find their treasures in the annals of centuries gone by. No genre, however, is perhaps most exceeded by this principle than the Christian Religion. The best theologian and pastors of the present do their best work by building bridges from the oracles of God to Israel in the Old and New Testaments, especially through the eminent clarifications of the Patristics, Medievals, and Reformers. Chief among them all is Augustine. Augustine’s work On Christian Teaching is a Classic which guides the Christian into a proper understanding of God, His Church, and the Christian life. Much... read more

Here is a paper I wrote this summer on Albert Camus: Albert Camus is the father of twentieth century Absurdism. His philosophy is to be distinguished from that of Nihilism and Existentialism. It is illustrated by his works of fiction and clarified in his essays. This position contributed significantly to the history of ideas. However, a Christian critique will prove it to be more dangerous to faith than a ‘handmaiden’, as other philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle have proven for the Church. Its application to the Church will be found in the self-reflection it affords, exposing the weaknesses traditional Christianity can easily fall into. Albert Camus was born on November 7th, 1913, in Mondavi, Algeria. His half-deaf mother was of Spanish descent and his father was a farmer of French descent. When his father died in World War I, the Battle of Marne, 1914, Catherine Camus raised Albert with the help of her mother, having only been married for five years. Camus,... read more

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