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This section covers a wide range of issues that are crucial to understanding the doctrine and basic principles of religion. This section also contains historical information about religions all over the world.

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  • "one Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

    "one Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

    Alicia Nembhard Prof.King 5/14/14 "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop In the poem "One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop, the author is illustrating the idea of acceptance and the idea of loosing things without feeling like a disaster has occurred in our lives. We see this theme through her usage of poetic techniques, that has helped us to understand the importance of not breaking down in situations that may occur in our lifetime. The Poem "One Art"

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    Submitted: March 8, 2015 By: anembhard123
  • 1 Peter Includes an Extremely High Christology

    1 Peter Includes an Extremely High Christology

    Question 4 ‘1 Peter includes an extremely high Christology’. Discuss 1 Peter is not a treatise on the divine nature of Jesus. Its primary concern is addressing the suffering of christians in Asia Minor. Much is made of the encouragement for the reader to identify with Jesus in his suffering and exaltation. However, within this addressing of suffering, 1 Peter also includes an extremely high christology that includes Jesus in the God of Israel’s unique

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    Essay Length: 2,003 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Mike
  • 10 Commandments Vs Beatitudes

    10 Commandments Vs Beatitudes

    The Ten Commandments are an outline of the most important rules and behaviors that God expects from humanity. The Ten Commandments are regarded as the fundamental laws that all Christians are to conform to. They were written by the hands of God himself and revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai, inscribed on two stone tablets. They teach us how to stand firm and worship God on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. The beatitudes

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Mike
  • 14 Traits of the Sermon on the Mount

    14 Traits of the Sermon on the Mount

    THE FOURTEEN TRIADS OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT Traditional Vicious Cycle Transforming Initiative Righteousness 1. You shall not kill Being angry , or Go, be reconciled saying, ‘You fool!’ 2. You shall not commit Looking with lust is Remove the cause of adultery adultery in the heart. temptation (cf. Mk 9:43ff.) 3. Whoever divorces, Divorcing involves you in (Be reconciled: I Cor 7:11) give a certificate adultery 4. You shall not swear Swearing by

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Fonta
  • 2 Samuel 11-13

    2 Samuel 11-13

    The book of 2 Samuel tells the story of King David and his rise to power, as well as reign- the good and the bad. The focus here will be on 2 Samuel, chapters eleven through thirteen, which depict some of the darker times in David’s rule. The theme of these three chapters is God’s modeling of King David. This theme develops throughout the three chapters with the disobedience and punishment of David. God creates

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Fatih
  • 4th New Member Discussion

    4th New Member Discussion

    Brothers & Sisters we are privileged to be living in the most glorious of times, A time when all the generations of mankind come together. A time just before our Savior appears for his millennial reign. Think about that for a moment. Last General Conference in April our beloved Prophet spoke on this subject and reiterated the fact that these are perilous times. We know this to be true. Dallin H. Oaks spoke on the

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 5 Pillars

    5 Pillars

    What are the Five Pillars of Islam and why are they the basis for the Muslim religion? The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslim's life. Revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah, the Five Pillars are the basis of Islamic religion. "On another occasion, when the prophet (Muhammad) was asked to give a definition of Islam, he named those five pillars."(www.unn.ac.uk...) The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing prayers, giving alms,

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • 5 Pillars of Islam

    5 Pillars of Islam

    The worship of Allah is principal in a Muslim’s mind at all time. There are also five formal acts of worship which help strengthen a the faith and obedience of a Muslim. They are frequently called the “Five Pillars of Islam”. The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework and guidelines of the Muslim life. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, supporting the needy, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the once in

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    Essay Length: 441 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Wendy
  • 5 Pillars of Islam and 3 Types of Muslims

    5 Pillars of Islam and 3 Types of Muslims

    Islamic Traditions The Muslim concept of worship is very broad. Muslims consider everything they do in this life according to Allah’s will, an act of worship. Worship of Allah is foremost in a Muslim’s mind all the time. There are also five formal acts of worship which help strengthen a Muslim’s faith and obedience that are referred to as the Five Pillars of Islam. The first of the five pillars is the testimony of faith

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Jack
  • 9/11 According to Quran

    9/11 According to Quran

    9/11 ACCORDING TO QURAN I didn't know about it,Really. As the people of USA think that Osama Bin Laden is responsible for the Demolition of the Twin Towers but According to Islam,as in Quran(a.k.a Kur'an or Kuran),Allah says that it was his WILL...... Below I'll tell you brief,Why Twin Tower destructed, Below is excerpt that can help people who HAVE SENSE.The Captalized Word are often used in Quran usually in the verses teaching People

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Kevin
  • A Brief History of Buddhism

    A Brief History of Buddhism

    Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. It was founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) in Northeastern India. It arose as a monastic movement during a time of Brahman tradition. Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It did not recognize the validity of the Vedic Scriptures, nor the sacrificial cult which arose from it. It also questioned the authority of the priesthood. Also, the Buddhist movement was open to people of all castes,

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • A Brief History of Buddhism

    A Brief History of Buddhism

    Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. It was founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) in Northeastern India. It arose as a monastic movement during a time of Brahman tradition. Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It did not recognize the validity of the Vedic Scriptures, nor the sacrificial cult which arose from it. It also questioned the authority of the priesthood. Also, the Buddhist movement was open to people of all

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • A Case for the Pro-Life Stance on Abortion

    A Case for the Pro-Life Stance on Abortion

    “A Case for the Pro-Life Stance on Abortion” Over 40 million babies have been legally aborted since 1972. In 1972, the case of Roe versus Wade was brought to the Supreme Court and it is one of the most controversial issues involving women’s civil right. The case dealt with the right to choose to have an abortion to end a pregnancy. Most feminist groups supported this case since women felt it was their body and

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    Essay Length: 932 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Christian Nation

    A Christian Nation

    There are many different opinions regarding the idea that the United States is a Christian nation. After reading the Church book, however, I believe it is obvious that our country was not in fact founded on Christianity. Even though many religious right groups insist our laws should enforce the doctrines of Protestant Christianity. The documents written by our founding fathers say otherwise. The U.S. Constitution has no mention of Christianity or Jesus Christ, and is

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: regina
  • A Christian View of Beauty

    A Christian View of Beauty

    Beauty, a term once revered in ancient days as the pinnacle of physical attributes embodied in worldly entities, has seemingly in this day lost much of its meaning. Phrases like “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” have surprisingly become commonplace, and even Christians have begun to subscribe to the notion of aesthetic relativism. Specifically, this is the idea that beauty is purely contained within the observer and objects on their own have no

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    Essay Length: 1,351 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: July
  • A Christian View of Suffering

    A Christian View of Suffering

    A consistent theme of mine is how critically important it is for us to have a foundational understanding about what Christianity is about. Most of us who have been in the church for a while know a few things: God loves us. Jesus forgives our sins. Unless you believe in Jesus you're going to Hell. We can have a relationship with God. We have these scattered bits of theological facts, but what we don't often

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Victor
  • A Christian Worldview in a Global Business Economy

    A Christian Worldview in a Global Business Economy

    “The purpose of developing a Christian view of the world is not merely to evaluate and judge the world, but to change it,” (Boa, 2004). Having a Christian worldview is hard enough in American but add in the entire world and it can be a little trickier. Thinking Christianly has a major impact on how someone would do business overseas, in a global economy. When it comes to a Christian worldview in a global economy

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    Essay Length: 1,622 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: David
  • A Coin Toss

    A Coin Toss

    A Coin Toss I suppose one could say there are two sides to every coin. The coin being myself, I know that this statement is true. Although I am a person of many different characteristics, I basically boil down to the person I am and the person I hope to be. What is the goal, I ask myself. So many people strive to be so many things. For some the aim is money, beauty, security,

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Steve
  • A Comparative Study of the Work of the Devil

    A Comparative Study of the Work of the Devil

    It is true that the study of the devil or evil in general as a part of the world has intrigued man for centuries. This is mostly because it is something people don't have concrete proof of and is also considered taboo in our society. Yet, studies and/or story telling on the devil and his evil forces seems to have been apart of all societies since the beginning of time. Such as, Christpher Marlowe's play,

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • A Comparative Study of the Work of the Devil

    A Comparative Study of the Work of the Devil

    It is true that the study of the devil or evil in general as a part of the world has intrigued man for centuries. This is mostly because it is something people don't have concrete proof of and is also considered taboo in our society. Yet, studies and/or story telling on the devil and his evil forces seems to have been apart of all societies since the beginning of time. Such as, Christpher Marlowe's play,

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • A Comparison Between Matthew and Mark

    A Comparison Between Matthew and Mark

    A Comparison between Matthew and Mark While both books of Mark and Matthew portray Peter as one of the most important followers of Jesus, Mark seems to emphasize Jesus' spiritual career unlike the broad, more in-depth pursuit of Jesus' life that Matthew embellishes on. As both Jesus' student and friend, Peter is the one disciple most commonly referred to in the stories. Yet the two passages seem to draw different pictures of Jesus' distinguished disciple.

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: regina
  • A Comparison of the Three Major Abrahamic Religions

    A Comparison of the Three Major Abrahamic Religions

    A comparison of the three major abrahamic religions Although the followers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam may see things differently, they all fundamentally hold the same values and codes. The two religions prior to Islam are acknowledged by most Muslims, but are seen as "misunderstood revelations". To Muslims, the Prophet Mohammad's teaching as a complete and final revelation. On the other hand, Christianity, according to the bible, is the one true way to God. For

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    Essay Length: 2,097 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Comparison of the Writings of Luther and Montaigne

    A Comparison of the Writings of Luther and Montaigne

    A Comparison of the Writings of Luther and Montaigne Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483. He was a German monk, priest, professor, theologian and church reformer. His teaching helped to inspire the Reformation, and influenced the doctrines of the Lutheran and Protestant traditions, as well as the course of western civilization. Luther’s works and writing helped bring the Middle Ages to a close, and brought about the Modern Era of western civilization. His

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: regina
  • A Critical Analysis of Polygamy in Islam, and Muhammad Regarding the Same

    A Critical Analysis of Polygamy in Islam, and Muhammad Regarding the Same

    A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF POLYGAMY IN ISLAM, AND MUHAMMAD REGARDING THE SAME. ARGUMENTS POSED IN DEFENSE OF ISLAM: Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny (up till four wives) is permitted; whereas polyandry is

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    Essay Length: 4,577 Words / 19 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Artur
  • A Critical Interpretation of Hans Kung’s Historical Analysis of the Development of the Hierarchical Church

    A Critical Interpretation of Hans Kung’s Historical Analysis of the Development of the Hierarchical Church

    A Critical Interpretation of Hans Kung’s Historical Analysis of the Development of the Hierarchical Church The beginnings of the Christian church are shrouded in mystery. With the lack of evidence about that time in history, it is hard to draw conclusions of any type. However, the historical analyst, Hans Kung, has written a book to shed some light on the subject. In this book, Kung discusses his opinion on the development of the early church,

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • A Guard on Religious Freedom

    A Guard on Religious Freedom

    Persuasive Essay #1 A Guard on Religious Freedom In the eyes of our founding fathers, few things seemed as important as the separation of church and state. The first amendment grants all Americans the freedom to subscribe to any religion they wish and promises that the government will not promote any religion above any other. Although the separation of church and state and the freedom of religion are firmly and concretely secured in the Constitution

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    Essay Length: 750 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Humanistic Education Created Reformers and True Men

    A Humanistic Education Created Reformers and True Men

    Is there a relationship between humanism and Calvinism, and if so how did the movements influence each other during the years of the Reformation? This is the question that author, Robert D. Linder, is seeking to prove and remedy in his article, “Calvinism and Humanism: The First Generation.” Robert D. Linder inclusively examines how historians in the past converge to prove a relationship between humanism and the Lutheran Reformation, “but in case of humanism and

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Journey Through Indian Thinking and the Road to Salvation

    A Journey Through Indian Thinking and the Road to Salvation

    When thinking about major centers of philosophical thought, most people automatically think about the great Western thinkers thinking about men from Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato to Descartes, Locke, and Kant usually forgetting about another substantial source of philosophy, the Indian subcontinent. The word philosophy is derived from Greek to mean “the love of wisdom” and the Indian people have shown that they truly possess this love from ancient times to today’s modern society. Indian philosophy

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Max
  • A Life of Purpose

    A Life of Purpose

    When you live your life based on sentiments, trying not to hurt everyone’s feelings or doing things just because it feels good to do it, you’ll get nowhere twice as fast. Do not live by tradition either. If you do the same things the same way you have always done them, you will continue to get the same results. Do not live by tradition, it is an enemy of progress. Live by purpose. Ask yourself,

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mike
  • A Look at Buddhism

    A Look at Buddhism

    A Look at Buddhism Jaclyn Tate Axia College University of Phoenix Buddhism is a set of philosophies and teachings that is often described as a religion. It is also known as “Buddha Dharma” or “Dhamma”, which means “teachings of the awakened one”. The earliest known origin of Buddhism began in the 5th century BCE (before the current or common era) with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, also referred to as Buddha. The primary teachings of

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    Essay Length: 2,009 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Janna

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