Pick one and the write 3 pages
1) Judging from Absalom, Absalom! (and anything else you have read by Faulkner), what is the relationship of the Modernist landscape of Yoknapatawpha County to the transcendent value systems of the past? (How, for example, do the multiple “narrators” of the Sutpen story relate to that system?)
2) In another Faulkner work, Requiem for a Nun, Gavin Stevens says, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Discuss the importance of the past and how it impinges upon the present/future in Absalom, Absalom! How is the relationship to the past (especially in the South) part of a “shared memory”? How does Absalom, Absalom! contemplate how that memory is shaped and shared?
3) Discuss the presentation of women in Tender Is the Night. How does this presentation reinforce certain ideas of Dick’s decline?
4) One of the major differences between Romanticism and Modernism is the relationship of the past and present (and, hence, future). Would you consider Tender Is the Night to be a novel that addresses this issue? Discuss.
Twenty-one Ecumenical Councils have occurred; however, not all are accepted by every form of Christianity. The first seven Ecumenical Councils are accepted by Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant Christians. Each council resulted in important doctrinal definitions, but “the Ecumenical Councils should not be regarded as the highest authority in the Church.” The first of these events that impacted Christian doctrine was the Council of Nicaea which took place in 325 A.D. 230 Bishops gathered at the first worldwide meeting of the church called by Roman Emperor Constantine I to deal with the complicated questions concerning Christ’s divinity. The controversy over this theological issue was made especially prominent with teachings of Arius. Arius thought it was important to focus on the unified nature of the Father, but “since only the Father had been created, the Son must be a creation ‘begotten’ from God like all other forms of existence” (Noll, 45). This stance was concerning to many Christians because Christ’s divinity plays a fundamental role in his death and resurrection and ultimately our salvation. The council determined that the teachings of Arianism were heretical because they downplayed Christ’s status and made him subordinate to the Father. The teaching that Christ is true God from true God, begotten not made and the doctrine of homoousios were the primary outcomes of the council. (Noll, 48). These were incorporated into the Nicene Creed and affirmed the teaching that God the Son and God the Father are of the same substance. In addition to contributing to the development of the Nicene Creed, the Council of Nicaea also demonstrated how Scripture can be interpreted differently. Arius studied and referenced Scripture in his defense of his beliefs, and this was concerning to a number of people in the Church (Noll, 46). Later in Christian history, Martin Luther was advocating for the importance of doctrine that was rooted in Scripture. The Council of Nicaea demonstrates how difficult this can be when proponents of opposing arguments interpret Scripture differently. By coming to an agreement on differing opinions, the Council established precedents for the exercise of power in the church and procedures for making decisions. The first Ecumenical Council dealt with issues caused by Arianism, but it did not fully resolve them; and the effort to unify the church continued at the second Ec>GET ANSWER