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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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  • In the Beginning

    In the Beginning

    In The Beginning In reading the chapter entitled “In The Beginning” I discovered many interesting events that took place. I will attempt to explore the roles of the Genesis matriarchs which include Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. Also I will compare their stories with those of Lot’s wife and daughters, Jacob’s daughter Dinah, and Potiphar’s wife. First, lets take a closer look at Sarah who is the wife of Abraham. Here we see

    Essay Length: 1,047 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Andrew
  • In the Shadow of Plenty

    In the Shadow of Plenty

    In this book, there were no characters so I chose to write about the most interesting topic in chapter one called “excuses, excuses.” The author here explains about the very first fight between husband and wife and the excuses Adam and Eve gave to cover up their sin in the Garden of Eden. When God asked them of their crime, they tried to put the blame on each other. In all fairness neither of

    Essay Length: 470 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • In the Shadow of Plenty

    In the Shadow of Plenty

    The book is broken down into ten principles of "The Biblical Blueprint". The theme, charity, is categorized into ten different ways for it to be applied in our lives. The ten basic principles are as follows: I. It begins by showing how charity, the key to the evangelistic message, has been used since the time of Adam and Eve. God responded to their sin by 1) announcing judgment, 2) proclaiming hope, and 3) by extending

    Essay Length: 804 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • In Vitro Pregnancy Gets Teacher Fired

    In Vitro Pregnancy Gets Teacher Fired

    In vitro pregnancy gets teacher fired This story is very strange to me, probably because I am not Catholic. I am aware that in the Catholic religion there are many rules, and I had no clue this was one of them. Kelly Romenesko, 37, was a French teacher at two Roman Catholic schools in Appleton Milwaukee. She and her husband decided to start a family using in vitro fertilization. In September 2004, she asked for

    Essay Length: 388 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Indian Abortion - India's Lost Female Generation

    Indian Abortion - India's Lost Female Generation

    India’s lost female generation Selective termination of pregnancy on the basis of sex has been illegal in India since 1994 however numbers of girls in India has been steadily falling for the past 20 years relative to the number of boys. Selective termination was made illegal thirteen years ago, there are a reported 10 million girls missing in India and only one doctor has been convicted of carrying out the crime. Many families believe that

    Essay Length: 698 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Monika
  • Indians Work on Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash

    Indians Work on Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash

    On the eve of the fourth anniversary of 9/11, a young Indian-American scholar decided to travel across the US. Her mission: to examine how the lives of religious and ethnic minorities in the US -- who faced hate crimes following the World Trade Center terrorist attacks -- have changed since that day. Valarie Kaur is spearheading a research project titled Discrimination and National Security Initiative, an official affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University,

    Essay Length: 962 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Indigo Children

    Indigo Children

    One of the very interesting phenomena that is incorporated into the ideology of the New Age movement is that of the Indigo Children or as how they are often referred, the Children of Light. The concept of the Indigo child describes children who The New Age Movement perceives as an evolution of the humanity. The attributes of the Indigo Children are not universal, but differ quite substantially with the various versions, but most often they

    Essay Length: 2,708 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Indonesia Risk

    Indonesia Risk

    6. Country risk analysis POLITICAL RISK The Courting Has Just Begun US President Barack Obama's visit to Indonesia on November 9 came as Indonesia's strategic importance is on the rise, in tandem with its belated economic emergence. Indonesia was somewhat marginalised after the Asian crisis of 1997-1998, and the country experienced several years of instability and near civil war. As of 2010, Indonesia has staged an impressive economic comeback and is once again being courted

    Essay Length: 347 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 8, 2011 By: L_s4d
  • Indus Valley

    Indus Valley

    Beneath the Himalayas, Northwestern sector of the Asian subcontinent was beginning stage of an evolved city life. It was the earliest known civilization in South Asia. It is called the Indus Valley Civilization. It was the first civilization to flourish in India. This lasted from 2500 BC until 1500 BC. It is sometimes referred to as the Harappan civilization, named for the site of Harappa, one of its major centers. Sir John Marshall and his

    Essay Length: 744 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Jon
  • Industry Contex

    Industry Contex

    I believe that in order to better understand the situation, it is important to define the industry context. In the years ’90 new discovery on the human genome and technological development, created an increase in the targets for therapeutic intervention. Eli Lilly in the same moment had a product portfolio that was threatened by the expiration of patents. In other words, Eli Lilly was in need to add some product to its pipeline in a

    Essay Length: 892 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: June 14, 2015 By: ginoculo
  • Influence


    Influence Living in a primarily religious household I’ve attained many beliefs and have come to an understanding with my faith. I know that God is present and I understand that He is and will always be prevalent in our lives. He’s there for us in whatever situation He is needed and sometimes we take that for granted or forget that we mustn’t just believe in Him when it is convenient for us, as in A

    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Influence of Islam on Leadership & Teamwork in Private and Public Sectors in Saudi Arabia

    Influence of Islam on Leadership & Teamwork in Private and Public Sectors in Saudi Arabia

    INTRODUCTION: Arabic heritage and history is rich with great leaders. This is due to the fact that our Islamic teachings develop the personalities of Muslims to obtain many great characteristics which include the characteristics of effective leaders. Islam does teach people how to be emotionally intelligent and be self and socially aware as well as self controlling and socially skilled. The history of Arabs has so many examples; Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is a perfect example

    Essay Length: 1,316 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Informative Speech on Hijab

    Informative Speech on Hijab

    I. Introduction A. Isn’t it ironic that a headscarf worn by a nun is considered a sign of holiness, but when worn by a Muslim woman it is seen as a sign of oppression. B. The headscarf worn by a Muslim woman is called a hijab. The word itself comes from the Arabic word "hajaba" meaning to conceal or hide from view. Hijab is the modest covering of the head and body of Muslim women.

    Essay Length: 845 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • Inherit the Wind:should Religion Be Taught Freely in Public Schools

    Inherit the Wind:should Religion Be Taught Freely in Public Schools

    Religion, politics, ethics should be prohibited to be taught in public schools. Should not be taught in public schools because it could corrupt students’ minds, it could offend people and cause conflict that could result into a very violence senareo between parents vs teachers and teachers vs students and that it would be a big battle and result in the hands of the court. Teachers should not teach their students about religion, politics, and ethics

    Essay Length: 630 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Inquisition


    The procedure, on the other hand, was substantially the same as that already described. Here, too, a "term of grace" of thirty to forty days was invariably granted, and was often prolonged. Imprisonment resulted only when unanimity had been arrived at, or the offence had been proved. Examination of the accused could take place only in the presence of two disinterested priests, whose obligation it was to restrain any arbitrary act in their presence the

    Essay Length: 831 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Edward
  • Inside a Hindu Temple

    Inside a Hindu Temple

    Inside a Hindu Temple Inside a Hindu Temple there is an icon to Shiva and an icon to Vishnu. Shiva is represented with a stone lingam and Vishnu is portrayed lying upon a bed of snakes. These two icons are the center of the temple and are housed in inner shrines. About twenty other gods are also represented in icons ringing the temple. These icons were dressed in saris and jewelry. Placed in front of

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Jack
  • Inside You

    Inside You


    Essay Length: 1,461 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Insight Meditation

    Insight Meditation

    Buddhist meditation practices often emphasize mainly concentration, particularly on a certain person, place or thing. They teach the mind to focus on one point or object, which achieves strength of concentration. The results are peaceful states, and in some very rare cases are said to create supernormal powers. That is no wonder why many people steer in that direction, in hopes of achieving "superpowers". Insight meditation is quite different however, and although some degree

    Essay Length: 714 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Monika
  • Instruments in Worship?

    Instruments in Worship?

    INSTRUMENTS IN WORSHIP? One of the most debated issues in today’s church is instruments in worship. There have been many arguments for the use of instruments, but none of which are accurate. The one debating for instruments must ignore biblical silence and add on to what God has ordained. The two most widely used arguments for instruments are: there is no condemnation of the use of instruments and that instruments are used in the same

    Essay Length: 726 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Monika
  • Insurance


    Medicare is the name given to a health insurance program administered by the United States government, covering people who are either age 65 and over, or who meet other special criteria. It was originally signed into law on July 30, 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as amendments to Social Security legislation. At the bill-signing ceremony President Johnson enrolled former President Harry S. Truman as the first Medicare beneficiary and presented him with the first

    Essay Length: 1,712 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Edward
  • Intelligent Design Theory in Public School

    Intelligent Design Theory in Public School

    Intelligent Design Theory in Public School Intelligent design holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power. The Kansas Board of Education voted that students will be expected to study doubts about modern Darwinian Theory. The board said high school students should be told that aspects of widely accepted evolutionary theory are controversial (Washington Post, 2005). I am a proponent of the Kansas Board of Education teaching

    Essay Length: 368 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: David
  • Interaction Paper: The Biblical Creation in Its Ancient Near East Context

    Interaction Paper: The Biblical Creation in Its Ancient Near East Context

    Dyer-Congdon Interaction Paper: The Biblical Creation in its Ancient Near East Context By Joseph Lam In the article “Biblical Creation in its Ancient Near East Context” Joseph Lam poses the question “If the creation in Genesis 1 is in fact one among many similar ancient accounts, how can we justifiably assert its truth over against the others?” (1) Lam argues that the creation story of the Bible is not just a re-telling of other Near

    Essay Length: 541 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2017 By: sallyanndyer
  • Interpretation: Yom

    Interpretation: Yom

    Genesis one uses the Hebrew word “Yom” in many cases. This words definition has been debated for centuries and even today its definition holds great impact on not only the interpretation of Genesis 1 but also the entire bible. The bible is inspired by God and penned by humans. Those who believe this believe that the bible is truth and the words contained within are as well. With this said, the Hebrew word “Yom”

    Essay Length: 534 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Jack
  • Interview with a Muslim

    Interview with a Muslim

    The two largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam, were implemented by two of religions most powerful leaders, Jesus and Muhammad. Without question, both Jesus and Muhammad have affected humanity powerfully. As religious leaders both men laid down the principles upon which Christianity and Islam are founded yet today. However, while Jesus performed miracles and arose from the dead, thus proving to his followers he was God, Muhammad performed no such feats, and made

    Essay Length: 273 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Top
  • Intrinsic Flaws in Christianity - Edited and Spell Checked

    Intrinsic Flaws in Christianity - Edited and Spell Checked

    Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occurred but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most Holy Scripture is contradictory, and wherein the Supreme Being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occurred which are even more

    Essay Length: 1,423 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Jack
  • Intro to Religion

    Intro to Religion

    A History of Christianity Somewhere in the sixth century BCE Buddhism was born, born from a single man Siddhartha Guatama, the Buddha. After gaining his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Buddha didn’t think that the rest of the world could handle all that he had learned. He did not want to teach others, nor did he want to spread his wisdom. Until at last his great compassion came over him and he started to

    Essay Length: 1,259 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • Introducing Christian Ethics

    Introducing Christian Ethics

    Book Review Introducing Christian Ethics The book that I have chosen to do my book review on is Introducing Christian Ethics, written by Henlee H. Barnette. This book deals with many Christian ethical decisions based on biblical foundations that are applied to various major problems. Some of the major problems pertain to the self, marriage and family, race relations, economic life, and political life. This book provides assistance to those in need of ethical guidance.

    Essay Length: 989 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Introducing Liberation Theology

    Introducing Liberation Theology

    In “Introducing Liberation Theology,” by Leonardo Boff, and “God is Black,” by James Cone, the authors assert that God is “One who liberates victims from their oppression” and Christianity can be a liberation tool through “Active commitment.” Boff holds a loyalty to people as individuals. He points out that “Aid” is a strategy that treats the poor as “Collective objects of charity” and “Reformism” improves the situation of the poor.” I draw from this that

    Essay Length: 395 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Bred
  • Introduction into Judiaism

    Introduction into Judiaism

    The book of Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is a form of Judaism. The author of Genesis is unclear, but many believe that it was written by Moses. The date of the book is unknown as well. Genesis tells how God created the universe and human beings. It also covers the promises that God makes to Abraham. In this book, mainly the first 3 chapters, we learn that

    Essay Length: 806 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Monika
  • Introduction to Islam

    Introduction to Islam

    The literal meaning of Islam is peace; surrender of one’s will i.e. losing oneself for the sake of God and surrendering one’s own pleasure for the pleasure of God. The message of Islam was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings on him) 1, 400 years ago. It was revealed through angel Gabriel (on whom be peace) and was thus preserved in the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran carries a Divine guarantee of

    Essay Length: 586 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Jessica
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