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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.

2,158 Essays on Religion. Documents 91 - 120

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  • Al-Ghazali

    Al-Ghazali

    Al-Ghazali has been given the title of being one of the great Muslim theologians. Under the study of theologians such as Al-Juwayni and Imam Al-Haramayn, Al-Ghazali has made a standing ground of how a religious man should order his life from hour to hour and day to day basis. Majority of his thoughts still have significance in today’s world. For example his analysis of sinful acts and how to avoid them. There are, however, some

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Andrew
  • All About Buddism

    All About Buddism

    Carl - February 2006 Buddhism is one of the biggest religions founded in India in the 6th and 5th century B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, also known as “the Buddha.” As one of the greatest Asian religion, it teaches the practice and the observance of moral perceptions. The basic teachings of “the Buddha” were mainly emphasized by the four noble truths. Since it was first introduced into China from India, Buddhism has had a history that

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    Essay Length: 3,299 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Bred
  • Allan Watts Zen

    Allan Watts Zen

    Author Alan Watts enlightens readers through his interpretation of Zen in his book Zen The Supreme Experience. Watts simplifies Zen, a religion already focused on simplicity, to a point of utter understanding. Zen is expressed as a simple do nothing approach. An approach in which one may be at one with themselves and then experiences will find them. Watts encourages the reader to be satisfied with the now of life. Only when a pure satisfaction

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Top
  • Amensty International

    Amensty International

    “ The USA was founded in the name of democracy, equality, and individual freedom, but is failing to deliver the fundamental promise of protecting rights for all.” Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. AI’s

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    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Vika
  • America in the 1950’s Religious Oppression for All?

    America in the 1950’s Religious Oppression for All?

    The 1950’s, a time of renewal for the United States, yet was all that came out of the atmosphere productive for the continuous growth of the U.S.? The world was recently recovering from a terrible worldwide conflict that touched the lives of every being that drew breath. It was a time of renewed sexuality (1950’s, MSNBC) , where stars such as Marilyn Monroe dominated the film industry and where the concept of organized religion

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Monika
  • American Politics and the Catholic Church

    American Politics and the Catholic Church

    The Catholic Church and American Government Today certain countries are very dangerous places for people to live because of religious differences that separate them from their neighbors and even themselves. Acts of terrorism are committed almost everyday by people, strictly because of differences in religion. In 1776, the framers of the United States constitution made sure that the young country would have no predominate or official faith. The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Victor
  • American Religion

    American Religion

    In the mid 1700’s America was beginning to form its own identity. They were a new country starting on their own and only knew one form of government and one society. The country needed to decide on being ruled by one central government or being governed by the states, but the one thing that all American’s knew and agreed on was that they feared tyranny, tyranny in all forms. For over a thousand years church

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Victor
  • American Religious Movements

    American Religious Movements

    American Religious Movements: Fundamentalism and Its’ Influence on Evangelicalism American fundamentalism and American evangelicalism seem to go hand in hand. Evangelicalism and fundamentalism both stress life based on the bible, repentance, and a personal relationship with God. No one would deny the massive influence that fundamentalism had on evangelicalism or the similarities between the two. Although some historians would suggest that evangelicalism was experiential and sectarian while fundamentalism was conservative and anti-modernist, it is clear

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Yan
  • Americans Versus Buddhism; the Idea of Food

    Americans Versus Buddhism; the Idea of Food

    Food is an important aspect in many people’s life. It is what nourishes you and keeps your body maintained and fueled during the day. For normal Americans the daily food consumption usually ranges from about the normal 2,000 calories to 3,000 calories. But Buddhists usually consume half of that amount. For Buddhists food is also an important factor in their daily routine lives. Unlike Americans who’s daily diet consists of junk food like burgers, fries,

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Victor
  • Amish Gone Wild

    Amish Gone Wild

    Amish Gone Wild The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Amish Success in Freezing the 16th Century

    Amish Success in Freezing the 16th Century

    The Amish were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. This move sparked the Amish

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: David
  • An Analysis of Religion by an Atheist

    An Analysis of Religion by an Atheist

    The person as a whole, mind and body, is a very complex and unique organism that can be easily influenced by society. Since people are so easily susceptible to be influenced by others, each person must rely on their beliefs in order to make a judgment that is morally and ethically pleasing through their knowledge and experiences. A person’s morals and ethics are formed through their religious beliefs and practices. Morals and ethics allow

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Artur
  • An Analysis of Religion in the Media

    An Analysis of Religion in the Media

    In analyzing religion as it is displayed in the media, one can view a number of patterns that news media use to report on this controversial subject. The book Secular Media, by Mark Silk, discusses several commonly accepted moral themes, called topoi, that are present in the news media’s coverage of religion. Several themes, including good works, inclusion, and opposition to false prophecy, can easily be found when religion is examined in this light. Silk’s

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Yan
  • An Analysis of the Jehovah's Witnesses' Religion

    An Analysis of the Jehovah's Witnesses' Religion

    An Analysis Of The Jehovah's Witnesses' Religion When the name of Jehovah's witness arises, most of the public of differing religions, a picture of an overly nice person or group of people all dressed in suits and nice clothes, arrive at your door and offer a sampling of pamphlets, (large or small). To most of the general public, the religion is a far cry from Christianity, but this is untrue, as a visit to one

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • An Apostate's Fate

    An Apostate's Fate

    Contumacious. A single word describes a young iconoclast’s ardent struggle to discover his proper identity in a conservative Ladover Hasidic community. In My Name is Asher Lev, a young Hasidic Jew, Asher Lev, acquires the seemingly abominable gift of drawing, destroying his perspective on Hasidic values. As he tries to feel a sense of completeness, Asher deliberately works against the conventions of his society by choosing self-expression over the moral duties of his religion. This

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: July
  • An Argument for the Existence of God

    An Argument for the Existence of God

    The Oldest Argument Does God exist? Before dissecting this question, it is important to establish what the term "God" means. "God" is a term which means different things to different people, depending on their heritage and beliefs, but for this scholarly argument it is important to remember that the term "God" is a term used for any type of higher power which humans cannot see. It is also important that the audience understands that I

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Wendy
  • An Argumentative Research Paper

    An Argumentative Research Paper

    Life on this planet Earth is the product of a delicate balancing act provided by nature. Mankind's very existence is totally dependent on this fragile ecosystem's ability to maintain itself. A valuable player in the balance of the environment, the ozone layer, is facing a very serious threat by man. Chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), are chemical agents commonly found in refrigerants, aerosol sprays, and in the manufacturing of Styrofoam and industrial solvents. With the rate of more

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    Essay Length: 1,999 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Teresa
  • An Essay of John Calvin

    An Essay of John Calvin

    John Calvin was born on July 10, 1509 in Noyon, France. In those days the most important man in Noyon was a bishop whom Calvin's father was a secretary to. It was a factor that made his father decided that Calvin would get a religious education. At fourteen his father sent him to the University of Paris to be trained to be a priest by studying theology. He received a thorough conservative training in Catholic

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Max
  • An Essay on Hinduism

    An Essay on Hinduism

    Dr. Sriram’s Lecture This related event is on the Lecture Dr. Sriram gave after hours at the Niceville Campus on the second day in February. Much of what Dr. Sriram covered was covered in the class lectures but there were many different things that I learned from her. This lecture was enlightening to say the least as just being in the presence of what was brought into class made quite an impression. Her outfit, the

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: regina
  • An Examination of the Question of the Impeccability of Jesus Christ

    An Examination of the Question of the Impeccability of Jesus Christ

    An examination of the question of the impeccability of Jesus Christ The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 “witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He inconsistent with the nature of his

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Jon
  • An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7

    An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7

    AN EXPOSITION OF ROMANS 13:1-7 THE CHRISTIAN AND CIVIL AUTHORITIES INTRODUCTION This exposition is designed first to set out the Apostle Paul’s teaching on the relationship between Christians and civil authorities, and then to examine its contemporary application for Christians using the clearest New Testament text, Romans 13:1-7. This passage contains general commands for both Christians and non-Christians. Paul reasons that obedience is required as civil authorities have been ordained by God (13:1b-2) and

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    Essay Length: 4,281 Words / 18 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Anna
  • An Informative Essay on Women in Islam

    An Informative Essay on Women in Islam

    In today’s American society, the media has an extremely strong influence on the people’s attitudes. Information about events both in this nation and around the world are covered and interpreted by the media before used to inform the American people. Such a method of transmitting information is bound to be biased, since the reporters and researchers are only human themselves, and therefore prone to using personal beliefs and backgrounds to color the news reports passed

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • An Opninion on Christ by Bill McKeever

    An Opninion on Christ by Bill McKeever

    Who is the "Living Christ" of Mormonism? By Bill McKeever "In bearing testimony of Jesus Christ, President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints 'do not believe in the traditional Christ.' 'No, I don't. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak'" (LDS Church News, week ending June 20, 1998, p.7). "It is true that many of the Christian churches worship a different Jesus

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Monika
  • Anabaptism

    Anabaptism

    An act by twelve men symbolized the real true break with Roman Catholicism. The word Anabaptist literally means to be baptized again, thus going against the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. After these men were baptized, they formed a church that was modeled in the New Testament pattern. They also emphasized the requirement of personal commitment to Christ before one could be baptized. This reformation led by Zwingli was the result of faithful searching

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analysis of Different Religions

    Analysis of Different Religions

    Analysis of Different Religions Human beings have always been curious about the meaning and purpose of life. Religions try to answer the curiosity people have about there being a higher source, typically identifying this greater domination as God. Some beliefs teach that there is only one G-d this is defined as a monotheistic religion. Some examples of monotheistic religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although each sect has a different perspective on teachings and beliefs

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Yan
  • Analysis of Different Religions

    Analysis of Different Religions

    Analysis of Different Religions Human beings have always been curious about the meaning and purpose of life. Religions try to answer the curiosity people have about there being a higher source, typically identifying this greater domination as God. Some beliefs teach that there is only one G-d this is defined as a monotheistic religion. Some examples of monotheistic religions are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Although each sect has a different perspective on teachings and beliefs

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    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Anna
  • Analysis of Islam

    Analysis of Islam

    Religiological Analysis of the Islam Through the Koran and Hadith Islam may be considered as an exotic religion to many in the western part of the globe. The impression that Westerners have is usually obtained through the media representing Islamic countries or groups in the middle of a Holy War. The wars, called Jihad, are usually waged by Islamic Fundamentalist who use terrorism to get their messages across giving Islam a negative reputation. Because of

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Analysis of the Spiral Staircase

    Analysis of the Spiral Staircase

    This assignment will deal with The Spiral Staircase as a spiritual autobiography. It will not be in the form of one composite essay, but will rather address each question separately, as has been laid out in the original question. 1. The first step of the course you came to a deeper understanding of the basic structure of spiritual accompaniment (see page 7-24 of the reader). Read the autobiography carefully. Describe the main forms of spiritual

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: July
  • Analysis on Biblical Context

    Analysis on Biblical Context

    Question 1: Discuss the differences between “Son of man” and “Son of God”. To the best understanding, which is more suitable to describe Jesus? There have been numerous discussions on what would be the most suitable to describe Jesus as between “Son of Man” and “Son of God”. These unsettling discussions are caused simply because of the differences in beliefs and understandings. According to the book of “The New Testament” written by Bart D. Ehrman,

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mike
  • Ancestor Worship - Atr

    Ancestor Worship - Atr

    Ancestor Worship: ATR It is vital in ATR to celebrate the ancestors of the African people: “Abundant life is realized through ancestral communion. The ancestors link individuals in a clan with the visible and invisible world. (kauta,47). It clearly plays a major role in the religious belief systems and acts as tool to commemorate its’ own history. It is easier to understand the African’s take on ancestor worship by further understanding there view on death.

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Monika

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