Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Luther's Small Catechism - "The Creed" - Word Cloud

A word cloud is a text picture.  Word clouds equate the size of the "word" or "topic" with the number of times a given word is used and therefor its importance in the given text.

It is an interesting way to look at a text.  So I ran the six chief parts of the catechism through a word cloud generator.  http://wordle.net.

The catechism texts I used are found at http://www.lcms.org/graphics/assets/media/LCMS/smallcatechism.pdf

The Creed

I like this cloud for the Apostles' Creed.  Christ appears at the very top, nearly the largest word.  He is indeed the substance of the creed as the creed is a summary of what scriptures have to day.  Next is "true" and "believe" balancing each other in green.  This is "true".  This is what we "believe". 

but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (John 20:31 ESV)


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