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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.

2,160 Essays on Religion. Documents 871 - 900

  • Idipsum in Augustine's Confessions

    Idipsum in Augustine's Confessions

    Idipsum in Augustine’s CONFESSIONS Introduction Interpreting this term idipsum in Augustine’s Enarrationes in Ps. 121, 3, Aimй Solignac translates idipsum as Being itself (L’Кtre mкme) in his supplementary notes to the Confessions (BA 14, 550-552). According to Solignac, firstly idipsum has a biblical meaning; ‘ego sum qui sum and qui est’ in Exodus. Secondly it has a metaphysical meaning; Being or existence in the precise meaning. Being unchangeable. Being everlasting. Solignac’s conclusion is in general

    Essay Length: 3,429 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Idolatry


    Idolatry From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the discussion on the talk page.(December 2007) Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. "The Adoration of the Golden Calf" by Nicolas Poussin "The Adoration of the Golden Calf" by Nicolas Poussin Idolatry is usually defined as worship of any cult image, idea, or object, as opposed to the worship of a

    Essay Length: 3,018 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Ignatius of Loyola

    Ignatius of Loyola

    St. Ignatius of Loyola My name is Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and I was born in 1941. I was born in Northern Spain, more specifically Azpeitia in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa. I have twelve brothers and sisters, all of which are older than me. I have a gambling problem, and I enjoy swordplay and dress in mail and wear breastplates. I continued along this lifestyle until I was thirty, at which time I experienced

    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: David
  • Improvement


    At the time of his heinous crime, Jimmy Lerner was a middle aged man, married with two daughters, living in an upscale community outside San Francisco. This was a man living the American dream but his addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling brought that way of life to an end. In November 1997 Jimmy Lerner killed a friend, Mark Slavin, during a weekend of drinking, drugs and gambling. On that fateful weekend, Jimmy Lerner beat

    Essay Length: 315 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 27, 2011 By: macailockhart
  • In a Nut Shell

    In a Nut Shell

    Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Furqan Q. Ali Liberty Theological Seminary THEO 510 In a very simple nutshell, the New Testament is founded on Jesus Christ and the power of his "resurrection". Since the foundation of biblical Christianity is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, then the historical veracity of his life, death and resurrection are tantamount. For as Paul declared in his letter to the Corinthians: And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is

    Essay Length: 777 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • In Country

    In Country

    In the history of mankind there have always been wars. It has been the good against the evil, and the right against the wrong. Twice, all nations have taken part in choosing sides in devastating World Wars. America has had her share of wars. All wars have helped to shape America in to what she is today. She has taken part in other skirmishes (Vietnam) that are still being debated as to whether we should

    Essay Length: 325 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Edward
  • 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
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