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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Introduction to Islam

    Introduction to Islam

    Origin of Islam: The name of this religion, Islam, is derived from the Arabic word "salam," which is often interpreted as meaning "peace." However "submission" would be a better translation. A Muslim is a follower of Islam. "Muslim" is an Arabic word that refers to a person who submits themselves to the will of God. Many Muslims are offended by the phrases "Islamic terrorist" or "Muslim terrorist," which have been observed so often in the

    Essay Length: 1,493 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Vika
  • Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology

    Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology

    UV607163 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology Level H1 Essay Outline and evaluate the reasons given by W.M. Longwood to substantiate his claim: �I am convinced that these attitudes, behaviours, relationships and institutions are not a result of something that is inherent in men, but are rather a response to a socialisation process that has not served either men or women well.’ Also, describe how the six men’s movements as pictured by Longwood are positioned

    Essay Length: 1,563 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Introduction to Religion: Hinduism

    Introduction to Religion: Hinduism

    Introduction to Religion: Hinduism Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, and also considered to be the oldest. Hinduism is different from Christianity and other religions because it does not have one founder, a defined theological system, a system of morality, or a prime religious organization. Hinduism consists of thousands of different religious groups that have arranged in India since 1500 BCE. Hinduism is considered a henotheistic religion, meaning the people recognize one single deity,

    Essay Length: 727 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Iono


    Many Christians believe that humans were created in God’s image, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we were made that way in a few seconds. When we bake a cake, construct a building, or write books, we have the image the image in our heads but the product is not created in an instant. There are steps and time in between thoughts and creations. Jesus was supposed to be a divine person. But as a

    Essay Length: 670 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Is Euthanaisa Ethical?

    Is Euthanaisa Ethical?

    “Is Euthanasia Ethical” by some random dude Euthanasia is a major ethical topic all around the world. Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person. In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases in euthanasia where people are unconscious, in a coma or unstable and can’t make that decision. Some people focus on how people should die without

    Essay Length: 1,185 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Vika
  • Is God Black?

    Is God Black?

    Do We Know? Everyone in this world has their own opinion and I have mine. Do we really know if God is white, black, Hispanic, Jewish, Muslim, female, or male? In entertainment industry movie producers are playing games and changing things from the traditional God being white to God being black. In Bruce Almighty God is black. In previous years in movies God was always a white male. Through time it seems that people open

    Essay Length: 515 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Is He Real

    Is He Real

    I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty," Bush said. "But I want you to understand, I want your listeners to understand, I don't get to get decide who goes to heaven. The Almighty God decides who goes to heaven and I am on my personal walk," he said. When it comes to Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who both claim to be devout Muslims, Bush says he

    Essay Length: 584 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

    Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature?

    Is Islam a Violent Religion by Nature? Islam and the worship of Allah (god) began with Muhammad and his revelations that lasted for 23 years of his life from (610 C.E.- 623 C.E.). In the Islamic religion it is believed that he was the last prophet sent by Allah (god) and this made all his teachings into to Law and are looked at as the will of God. These messages were given to him through

    Essay Length: 974 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: regina
  • Is It Safe to Pray?

    Is It Safe to Pray?

    Is it Safe to Pray? No matter what religion a person practices, everybody has gone to church whether it is on a regular basis or for an occasion such as a wedding or funeral. When you look up at the altar and see the priest, you don’t question their morality because society is taught not to question a higher authority figure. Why would such a symbol of purity and sanctity have anything shameful to hide?

    Essay Length: 1,282 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Is It Wrong to Judge?

    Is It Wrong to Judge?

    Among many of today's professing Christians, it is commonly believed that judging the sins of others violates the teaching of the Bible. “Judge not that ye be not judged” (Mat. 7:1) seems to be one of the most often quoted Scripture verses in modern Evangelicalism. But isolating one verse in the Scriptures and interpreting it not only outside of its immediate context, but also outside of the context of the entirety of the Bible, almost

    Essay Length: 2,371 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Victor
  • Is Jesus God?

    Is Jesus God?

    This is a question that many people are seeking to have answers and most have not yet found the answer. Some people however have got answers from theologians, books, internet and other important sources of imformation that got them more confused about this issue more than before. All these sources of imformations are good but may not be reliable. The best source of imformation is The Holy Bible. Does the Bible proves or dispute the

    Essay Length: 458 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Is Jesus's Resurrection Based on Religion or Science?

    Is Jesus's Resurrection Based on Religion or Science?

    Research Paper - Summa Theologica Is Jesus’s resurrection based on religion or science? What religion (Christianity) says: • Christ resurrected from the dead. • Christ was the Son of God so he had supernatural powers. • Christ came back to the disciples. • Jesus predicted his death and resurrection. What science says: • Christ didn’t resurrect from the dead. • It is physically impossible and contrary to the laws of nature. • There isn’t any

    Essay Length: 1,236 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Is Marriage Out-Of-Date Interview Re Essay

    Is Marriage Out-Of-Date Interview Re Essay

    Is marriage out of date? Person 1 – I do not think that marriage is out of date as there are many benefits to being married , even though I only approve of marriage for love, many people still get married for other reasons as well. I think that marriage will never be out of date because people will still want to get married for many years to come whether they are religious or not.

    Essay Length: 1,388 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 22, 2012 By: noone
  • Is Praying in School Really Allowed?

    Is Praying in School Really Allowed?

    Is praying in school really allowed? Do the majority of children that do want to pray get put down or get frowned upon? Well that answer to that question years ago would have been that praying in school was a part of everyday routine. These days it doesnt look so good considering most of us just put it a side and said it was easier to dill with this way. Childrens right to pray were

    Essay Length: 2,743 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Is There a God?

    Is There a God?

    In my opinion I believe there is a God. Theology take the existence of God absolutely necessary on the basis of faith, authority, or revelation, many philosophers and theologians have thought to demonstrate by reason that there is a God. After reading some philosophers believe that God exist and some do not believe that God exist. Descartes has certain knowledge that God exists. He also knows for certain that God would not deceive the

    Essay Length: 453 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Jessica
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