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Running head: COMPARATIVE RELIGIONSComparative Religions & Primal TraditionsStudent NameUniversity nameAuthor Name
COMPARATIVE RELIGIONSQuestion1. RevelationRevelation is an important part of Christian theological practice. In the Christian revelationdoctrine it is considered to be the basis of human’s knowledge of God and church’s affirmations(Migliore, 2014). Literally revelation means God’s disclosure of his existence and will to hisfollowers. Revelation is most prominent in the context of Jesus of Nazareth’s life, death andresurrection. On the other hand, in Judaist tradition, God’s disclosure is more personal in many occasions asseen in the Hebrew Scriptures (Hunt, 2017). Like in Genesis God’s Covenant with Abraham fordisclosing is one such event. GraceGrace can be defined as God’s favor to those who do not deserve it and are not entitled to exceptany (Scott, 2015). Many religions have this theological concept of divine grace. God’s gracehelps those undeserving souls to purify, regenerate virtuous impulses and offers them power toresist the immoral temptation. The followers believe that without God’s grace achievingsalvation is impossible. Noah’s story offers us a significant example of God’s grace in the OldTestament. The evil and sins of earthly creatures disheartened God so much that his regret ofcreating them encouraged him to destroy all the creatures. God chose Noah, though he was not aperfect to save the human kind from destruction:“ Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”(Andersen, 2015).
COMPARATIVE RELIGIONSVerificationVienna Circle from 1920’s Logical Positivism movement developed the principle of Verification(Stadler, 2015). They believed in order to become meaningful religion has to be verified throughmathematical or scientific principles. Verification evaluates a statement and proves its existentialtruth. So it can be considered by the verification principle that God’s existence is a factual truth.The verification method is popularly applied by the atheists in their denial of God’s existence.John Hick offers an effective metaphor regarding verification. The two men walking togethergives them a similar experience, the believer sees it as the preparation but the one believed theroad was leading towards nowhere finds the experience worthless. EmbodimentEmbodiment of God is largely believed and celebrated in Christian theology (Sigurdson, 2016).The theologicians believe that the human beings’ believe in disembodiment is capable of causingmore violence, inequality and injustice. God has already proved his radical embodiment in thepast. God embodied and made the humans realize the pure spiritual existence. The incarnation ofJesus Christ is considered to be the strongest God’s humanly presence on earth.

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