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Jun
17
comment What should I expect at a Roman Catholic funeral?
Do you happen to have a link to the text of the funerary mass? Is there a homily? When or where would a eulogy be appropriate? (Thank you for the answer. You got my +1 already, but I think a little more information could make this even more useful.)
Jun
17
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
You're going to have to be a heck of alot more specific. Messiah is a technical term that means different things in different contexts. So this question is a bit like asking what "good morning" means.
Jun
17
comment What does messiah literally mean in the Bible?
@NotMyWill-butGodsWillBedone: You did ask on Christianity. It shouldn't surprise you to get the Christian answer. If you asked a related question on one of the other religion sites, I'm sure you'd get a different answer. (By the way, you answered your own question in the question. Were you just looking for references?)
Jun
14
comment Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
@David Stratton: Thank you for the pointer. I borrowed heavily from that link for my answer. ;-)
Jun
14
answered Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
Jun
14
comment To what extent can you be forgiven?
Could you point to your source for this? Ideally, an answer from a Catholic perspective will point to the relevant catechism, papal encyclical or the like.
Jun
13
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Jun
11
comment When, if ever, is eisegesis a valid interpretation of scripture over exegesis?
Hear, hear! This is a wonderful, well-balanced, and helpful answer. One of the most popular hermeneutical methods used by Christian preachers (the Christological approach) is eisegesis par excellence.
Jun
10
answered What is the basis of the view that Jesus was separated from the Father and Holy Spirit upon death?
Jun
9
answered How should we dress when attending church?
Jun
7
reviewed Reject Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Jun
7
reviewed Reject Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Jun
7
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
I deleted the final paragraph to avoid having the entire answer be at risk of deletion. ("All posts asking for the site to pass judgement on some person or group (as opposed to describing a belief system, examining an idea, explaining history, and so on) are off-topic and will be closed/deleted."--Christianity.SE vs. Survivor )
Jun
7
revised Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Since you are not arguing for Trinitarianism as the defining difference between the Muslim and Christian deities, this is just a distraction. But it's also a reason for the answer to be deleted altogether!
Jun
4
comment How could a sinless Mary die?
A related question: How did a sinless Jesus die? (I suspect the theological difference is that nobody thinks Mary's death was a propitiation for our sins.) Also related:What is the biblical basis for the Immaculate Conception?
Jun
4
comment What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?
Hi Russell and welcome to Christianity. Thank you for bringing the OEB to my attention; this is the first I've heard of the project. It sounds like you might be just the sort of expert we are looking to attract and I hope you will find the time to answer (and perhaps ask) some more questions. I'd also like to direct your attention to Biblical Hermeneutics, which is our sister site where translation questions sometimes get migrated. In any case, thank you for the contribution and I look forward to exploring the OEB project!
Jun
3
comment What is the origin of holding hands when praying around a circle before a meal?
@msh210: If you don't mind overpaying, you could give me another +1½. (Or remove the +1 if you act quickly. ;)
Jun
3
comment How many New Testament manuscripts do we really have?
@Narnian: <pedantic>I'm willing to bet that none of those are true manuscripts.</pedantic>
Jun
3
revised What is the origin of holding hands when praying around a circle before a meal?
Urg. Must reread before posting!
Jun
3
comment What is the origin of holding hands when praying around a circle before a meal?
One final point: my father used to joke that we ought to press our palms together in personal prayer rather than fold our hands. He showed us a picture of Jesus to prove it. These days, if you search Google, you'll find that Jesus now endorses folding of the hands. ;-)