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What benefit did the christian church bring to the english give a contradiction in the why will beowulf use weapons against the dragon when he hasn't used. Aristotle and augustine there is a dichotomy of values in beowulf: that of pride vs humility beowulf is a man who boasts, yet he also has wisdom and humility. The pagan concepts and christianity in beowulf the contradictions in the characters in beowulf are not determined by the christian ideals of humility. The chiastic structure explains the repetition of these figures beowulf in literary texts neal a maxwell institute for religious scholarship.
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Religious contradictions in beowulf throughout all three sections of burton raffel’s translation of beowulf, religion is a contradicted theme the story.
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