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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.

2,119 Essays on Religion. Documents 1,171 - 1,200

  • Monks Debating at Sera Monastery, Tibet

    Monks Debating at Sera Monastery, Tibet

    Nature of existence Monks debating at Sera Monastery, Tibet Buddhist scholars have produced a remarkable quantity of intellectual theories, philosophies and world view concepts (see, for example, Abhidharma, Buddhist philosophy and Reality in Buddhism). Some schools of Buddhism discourage doctrinal study, and some regard it as essential practice. The concept of liberation (nirv??a)—the goal of the Buddhist path—is closely related to overcoming ignorance (avidy?), a fundamental misunderstanding or mis-perception of the nature of reality. In

    Essay Length: 1,286 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2013 By: Kaydog
  • Monotheistic Religions

    Monotheistic Religions

    Abraham was told by god that his decedents would outnumber the stars, this has come to pass. Forming three religions, Abraham’s decedent’s now reach around the globe forming half of its population. These religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All three are very much alike, yet all in all, very different. Main issues are their founders, creation stories, and God’s true nature. With Abraham’s covenant with God, all three religions started. Judaism starts with Abraham.

    Essay Length: 895 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Moral Autobiography

    Moral Autobiography

    My Moral Autobiography Junior year of high school I was diagnosed as having an eating disorder; I was anorexic which can be defined as “a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight-loss” ( This definition does not mention that the effects of this can range anywhere from death to the inability to have children. This medical definition is broad and does not really encompass any of the mental side of the

    Essay Length: 2,687 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Edward
  • Moral Responsibility in Charity

    Moral Responsibility in Charity

    Moral Responsibility in Charity We tend to blame people if he or she doesn’t do some things that they ought not to have done, we reproach them, feel disappointed at them. But why we would have such responses and why we could think these responses are appropriate. Maybe the answer is that those responses are appropriate only when the person whom we are blaming is morally responsible for having done what he or she ought

    Essay Length: 902 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2017 By: Amtoria
  • Morality of Euthanasia

    Morality of Euthanasia

    Is there ever a valid reason for someone to decide when to end his or her own life? A French court has rejected a request from a 52-year-old severely disfigured former schoolteacher for the right to die, in a case that has stirred much emotion in France. The high court in Dijon, eastern France, decided to side with the prosecution which argued current legislation does not allow Chantal Sebire's doctor to prescribe lethal drugs. In

    Essay Length: 796 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • More Than Just Semantics

    More Than Just Semantics

    John D. Crossan parallels story to life. This essay will examine several aspects of story. First, I will examine the relationship between story and humans’ lives and how it is limited by language. Second, I will examine the differences between myths and parables and their polar opposition within the field of a story. Third, I will examine the Prodigal Son to illuminate the necessary elements of a parable. Stories serve to define humans’ reality and

    Essay Length: 922 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Mormonism Begginning

    Mormonism Begginning

    In 1820, according to the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith (1806-1844) prayed to God to ask him for a sign that would tell him what church he ought to join. Instead, Jesus Christ and God appeared to the young man and told him he ought to found what the Mormon Church is today. Smith was fourteen at the time, a farmer from the region of western New York known as the "burned-over district" because of its

    Essay Length: 297 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Mormons and Catholics

    Mormons and Catholics

    Summary Paragraph Mormons and Catholics views on marriage do differ but not as greatly as one may think. The Mormons are very structured with absolutely no way of getting into their marriage process without completely submitting to and accepting their religion as the truth. On the other hand, Catholics are strict in their beliefs and do not encourage mixed marriages. However, even though not encouraged, mixed marriages can happen with some legal paperwork. The marriage

    Essay Length: 955 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Moses and the Burning Bush

    Moses and the Burning Bush

    Two men are walking to temple. The older man says to the younger man, “So, do you know why the Jewish people aren’t voting for President Bush?” The younger man replies with an inquisitive “No.” “Well,” says the older man, “the last time the Jewish people followed a Bush they wound up wandering in the Desert.” This recent political joke is in reference to the Exodus story of Moses and the burning bush. As stated

    Essay Length: 2,273 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • Moses and the Burning Bush, Exodus 3:1 -15

    Moses and the Burning Bush, Exodus 3:1 -15

    The story of Moses comes about after Genesis, were the covenant is to be continued through him and God’s people. The story starts with Israel still in Egypt since Joseph’s time. The Israelites have been prospering, and because of this the Pharaoh is feeling threatened. In result of this, the Pharaoh orders the murder of all male baby Israelites. With the midwives to follow through with these orders, they refused. They refused to kill

    Essay Length: 1,040 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Victor
  • Moses Vs Abraham

    Moses Vs Abraham

    In the Old Testament, Abraham and Moses were two very prominent leaders chosen by God to do his will. Throughout Genesis and Exodus, both men play important roles in fulfilling God’s will. They are put to many tests, given covenants, and communicate constantly with God. Although they have many similarities such as being leaders and men of God, there are also many differences between the two. In terms of leadership, Abraham was a noble leader.

    Essay Length: 828 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Victor
  • Most Influential Religons in the World

    Most Influential Religons in the World

    The Most Influential Religions of the World Religion has a strong influence in every country in which it is practiced. All around the globe, there are many religions that people have independently chosen to follow. Religion influences the way of life and has an invisible hand that dictates much control in the course of the history of the country and the development of its culture. While it is true in some countries religion is imposed

    Essay Length: 2,093 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Max
  • Mother Frances Cabrini

    Mother Frances Cabrini

    To be a living sacrament of Christ is a great honor. A sacrament is an outward sign of something sacred. My definition of a living sacrament is a human who is specially chosen by God to serve and set an example of how we all can help each other and the world. To me, to be a saint your inner soul which is not visible is sacred and as equal to a sacrament. On

    Essay Length: 401 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Vika
  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was a powerful woman with her missions and countless acts of mercy. Powerful leaders in our world today should learn from Mother Teresa and her countless acts of mercy, which she performed. Often men and women in powerful positions misuse their strengths simply for their own personal benefit. Mother Teresa is a perfect example of a modern day saint. Through her love and guidance of Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa proves to

    Essay Length: 435 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: David
  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa was a woman of power, leadership, and compassion. Her great deeds in serving the poor has won her many awards, such as the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in the year of 1979 (World Book). Mother Teresa changed the lives of many, which includes the rich, poor, parentless, living, and dying. Mother Teresa had a vision to serve the poor, a strong work ethic as a teacher, collaboration skills for working with the

    Essay Length: 1,011 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Vika
  • Mother Theresa of Calcutta

    Mother Theresa of Calcutta

    Mother Theresa of Calcutta Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 to Albanian parents in Skopje, which at the time was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. (The city is now the capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.) When she was 18, she entered the Order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto in Ireland. She trained in Dublin and in Darjeeling, India, before taking her religious vows in 1937.

    Essay Length: 530 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Motivated to Volunteer

    Motivated to Volunteer

    Motivated to Volunteer How many times in your life has someone stopped to help when you really were in need? Has someone or something ever just appeared “out of the blue” at a time of confusion or worry that lightened your load and made everything much better? How good did those random acts of kindness make you feel when they eased your mind and lightened your burdens? Well, volunteering is exactly like that, only you

    Essay Length: 2,575 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: March 27, 2017 By: Readit123
  • Move


    As of 2003, The Simpsons is the longest running prime time animated series with fourteen seasons and counting. Not only does The Simpsons have almost fifteen million fans in America, but the show is watched by almost sixty million people across the globe. The show has created a billion dollar industry through sales of toys, books, clothing, and videos. Nielsen Media Research (NMR) has consistently rated every season of The Simpsons within the top thirty

    Essay Length: 2,115 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Mr.S


    ZIONISM The Zionist movement in the late 19th century was caused by nationalist currents in Europe, as well as the need to secure Jewish life in Eastern Europe, which led many Jewish intellectuals to seek a new basis for a Jewish national life. One of these intellectuals was Theodore Herzl, a Viennese journalist who wrote The Jewish State which was about the need to form a Jewish state as a solution to the Diaspora (The

    Essay Length: 572 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Max
  • Mrs


    The first covenant that I will discuss is the covenant that God made with Noah. The covenant that God made with Noah was “the first explicit act of covenant in the Hebrew Bible”. ( This covenant is often called God’s covenant with creation. The sign of this covenant is the rainbow. This is because a rainbow arches over all of creation. In this covenant God said, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant

    Essay Length: 469 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Yan
  • Mrs


    Christianity was born in Palestine around 33 AD. The founder of Christianity is a man named Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Christianity started as a cult born from Judaism. Before his teachings, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and had a vision where he received the blessing of God. Jesus started his teaching when he was roughly around 30 yrs old. He also stated healing the sick, performing miracles and interpreting the Mosaic laws in

    Essay Length: 394 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was much more than a boxer. He was a very influential fighter in the war against racism. Ali’s popularity fluctuated through the course of his life. His fighting made him popular, but his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War made people abhor him. Certain events in Muhammad’s life made him into a respectable and generous person. Muhammad Ali was know to most people as just a boxer, but in his

    Essay Length: 725 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Jon
  • Muhammad: A True Prophet?

    Muhammad: A True Prophet?

    To have one single man claim that he is the messenger of God centuries ago and still have his word believed in present day is quite powerful. There are approximately 1.3 billion Muslims in the world today which means that one out of every five people believes Muhammad was, indeed, the messenger of God. Muhammad, much like other so-called religious “messengers of God,” can either be seen as a legendary figure or a raving lunatic.

    Essay Length: 1,111 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Muhammed


    About Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) Muhammad (pbuh) was an illiterate but wise and well-respected man who was born in Makkah in the year 570 C.E., at a time when Christianity was not yet fully established in Europe. His first years were marked by the deaths of his parents. Since his father died before his birth, his uncle, Abu Talib, from the respected tribe of Quraysh, raised him. As Muhammad (pbuh) grew up, he became

    Essay Length: 682 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: regina
  • Multiculturalism, Christian Faith, & Ignorance Accommodation

    Multiculturalism, Christian Faith, & Ignorance Accommodation

    Cyle Parker History 444 Dr. Mancastroppa December 11th, 2007 Term Paper Multiculturalism, Christian Faith, & Ignorance Accommodation (I.E.: Saving Committees, Exceptions, Bias, False Love, White Lies???) Often times I sit and while objectively listening to the arguments of my peers there are few moments metaphysically that I can honestly place myself in their mindset. Actions, scholarly debates, and just an over arching dissatisfaction with myself as a human realist prompts me to write not for

    Essay Length: 3,281 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Vika
  • Murder in the Bible

    Murder in the Bible

    Murder in the Bible The act of murder is rampant in the Bible. In much of the Bible, especially the Old Testament, there are laws that command that people be killed for absurd reasons such as working on the Sabbath, being gay, cursing your parents, or not being a virgin on your wedding night. In addition to these crazy and immoral laws, there are plenty of examples of God's irrationality by his direct killing

    Essay Length: 9,962 Words / 40 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Max
  • Muslim


    Muslims 21-Century There have been many different opinions recently expressed on the Muslim religion of Islam. Two books that seized a large amount of Muslim attention around the world were, The Trouble with Islam Today, and Why I Am A Muslim. It seems Asma Hasan, author of The Trouble with Islam Today, wrote it for women that were Muslim who lived in the United States. Ms. Hasan follows the way of Ijtihad, (“which is the

    Essay Length: 984 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Mike
  • Muslim and Non Muslim Laws

    Muslim and Non Muslim Laws

    Islamic law and non-Muslims Some pro-Israeli opinion cite traditional interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) which requires, among other things, that Muslim territory encompass all land that was ever under Muslim control, as a source for the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the territory of Israel, prior to being the British Mandate of Palestine, was once part of the Ottoman caliphate, some Islamic clerics believe it is unlawful for any portion of it to remain 'usurped' by non-Muslims.

    Essay Length: 440 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Monika
  • Muslim Attitudes to Marriage

    Muslim Attitudes to Marriage

    Muslim Attitudes to Marriage In Islam, marriage is a partnership. Muslim women accept only Allah as their master, and do not therefore consider themselves to be inferior to a husband. It is basic in Muslim society that the man is responsible for the family's welfare and business outside the home, but the woman has virtually absolute rights within it so long as her behaviour does not shame her provider or husband. No institution works well

    Essay Length: 2,342 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Janna
  • Muslim Contribution to Discovery of Small Pox

    Muslim Contribution to Discovery of Small Pox

    A significant contribution by the Muslim community was the discovery and investigation of the disease small pox. Small pox is a highly contagious disease characterized by a fever and small spots which leave permanently disfiguring scars in the form of pits. If it is not treated immediately it results in death, even a patient does survive the disease the skin is permanently disfigured. The disease was first identified in 1122 BC in Egypt and quickly

    Essay Length: 356 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Bred
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