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How Does Biography as a Theology Work Is This a Good Thing Weve all had heroes and role models to look up to throughout all our lives someones example to follow in a particular case As Christians that someone has always been easy to find Jesus Christ has made himself apparent through both His word and His Holy Spirit Furthermore it is safe to look up to and aspire to be more like Jesus because by His nature He was perfect A flawless example of how we should live our lives Biography as a theology works by using someone in this case George Washington as that sort of example Which wouldnt be a problem so long as this person was actually perfect However Romans 323 states that all have sinned and fallen short of Gods glory Knowing this we know beyond a reasonable doubt that Washington was not perfect he was just like the rest of us Weems methodically chronicles Washingtons life from birth to the full manifestation of his character during the Revolutionary War Weems uses every example from Washingtons youth and beyond even his birth to raise him upon a pedestal that is beyond the reach of normal man Regarding his birth Weems wrote Those over delicate ones who are ready to faint at the thought of a second marriage might do well to remember that the greatest man that ever lived was the son of this second marriage Not only is Weems proclaiming Washington to be the Greatest man that ever lived but has made a moral judgment that second marriages are acceptable and those who disagree are over delicate Taken in a certain context this runs the risk of being extremely offensive to some people who might not think that this was acceptable Furthermore since this statement came from an Episcopal Priest one in that situation might go so far as to think that they should be convicted by
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