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  • Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses

    Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses

    Ancient Celtic Mythology: A Vision of Gods and Goddesses Upon investigating the supernatural reality that the Celts endured, it is necessary to somewhat overlook the myths to see what lies behind them. It is essential to find when and from where the myths originated and how true the storytellers, or narrators, really are. The Celtic gods and goddesses, in such an early mythological time defined as " 'a period when beings lived or events happened

    Essay Length: 2,082 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Top
  • Ancient Greek and Mesopotamian Religions - a Comparison

    Ancient Greek and Mesopotamian Religions - a Comparison

    Ancient Religions By: MLB As civilization has progressed through the ages, many religions have arisen and taken hold around the world, two if the most interesting, being the religious beliefs of the ancient Mesopotamian and the Greeks. These two religions were practiced in different areas and at different times and, therefore, show that religion has played a critical role in every society and civilization. No matter how it is organized or what type of god

    Essay Length: 1,580 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Victor
  • Ancient History - Evoultion of the Earth

    Ancient History - Evoultion of the Earth

    Ancient History - Evoultion of the Earth The Greek geographers of the later Roman period developed systematic calculations for the mapping and shaping of the earth. However, what would come to replace these systematic calculations? Why were the ideologies of a flat earth accepted and why were those of a spherical earth ridiculed? The answer to this question is very simple and can be answered by one clear and concise word: Religion. "Thus saith the

    Essay Length: 518 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Max
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Musical theatre is a very difficult profession in which to make a living. Most composers of musicals only create one good musical and are unable to create any more. Not Andrew Lloyd Webber! He is not like any of those composers. Andrew Lloyd Webber is a successful composer due to his variety of appeal to diverse audiences. Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer who used rock-based compositions to revitalize British and American musical

    Essay Length: 1,163 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Androcentrism


    Androcentrism When I started to think about what to write for this paper I wanted to learn more about androcentrism. Well, I guess I know what it means, but I wanted to see what it means to other people. In Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 2nd Edition the definition for androcentric is centered on emphasizing, or dominated by males or masculine interests. Then I went online and mostly the same definition. The only definition that

    Essay Length: 508 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • Angels


    Angels Although the Scriptures have much to say about angels, many people today have a mistaken belief about what angels are really like. Just as the world portrays Satan in a red suit with a long pointy tail and horns, they also portray angels with white robes, halos, wings, and females with long beautiful blonde hair. As you study the Scripture it becomes very clear how mistaken the world is today in their beliefs about

    Essay Length: 1,012 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Artur
  • Angels


    ANGELS God’s holy angels carry out a variety of tasks and deeds, as well as the angels of Satan. They carry out what the will of heaven is on earth when god Himself wants. Sometimes they appear as normal humans and sometimes with all the radiance of heaven shining upon them, and making known that a part of heaven is on earth. What I am going to try to explain is that I don’t think

    Essay Length: 1,196 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Anna
  • Angels


    Dickason’s book, “Angels: Elect and Evil” is a great resource of spiritual truth for the Christian Biblical scholar. As believers, we need to be familiar with what the Bible teaches about angels, demons and Satan, the head of the evil spirits. We also must be aware of their activities and great powers. The book clearly exposes their existence, origin, names, ranks and ministry and it concludes with a summary of the defeat of Satan and

    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • Angels


    Angeles An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will. HISTORY Are Angels ambassadors sent from God to guide us, protect us or bring messages from heaven? The word angel comes from the Greek word "angelos" which means messenger. The Bible says that God has

    Essay Length: 5,576 Words / 23 Pages
    Submitted: June 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Ann Hutchinson and Jarena Lee

    Ann Hutchinson and Jarena Lee

    Written by a student from uncc for Mr. McCloud. Men are not the only people who played an instrumental role in religion. It is true that for most of Western history, religious leadership and power have been restricted to men. It is also true that women were excluded from theological education and even from lay leadership in most Christian denominations until quite recently. Until women like Ann Hutchinson and Jarena Lee decided not to but

    Essay Length: 817 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Artur
  • Anoited to Serve Book Report

    Anoited to Serve Book Report

    Title: Anointed to serve Author: William W. Menzies Publisher: Gospel Publishing House Copyright: 1971 General Theme of Manual: The History and Events that shaped and made the Assemblies of God the way it is today. Summary of Pages read: This book was a very useful and insightful book. Let me break it down chapter by chapter. Ch. 1 was the back ground chapter predating 1900. This chapter showed the years of social revolution. The people

    Essay Length: 1,586 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: July
  • Anselm - Archbishop of Canterbury

    Anselm - Archbishop of Canterbury

    Anselm (1033-1109), archbishop of Canterbury was the first to set forth a systematic argument for the necessity of Christ's atoning death on the cross. His Cur Deus Homo? (1094-1098) attempted to provide rational explanations for the Christians belief in the atonement in dialectic form. The treatise presents a discussion between Anselm and one Boso (abbot of Bec; 1124-1136), with whom Anselm had much contact and correspondence, and who is said by Anselm to be "the

    Essay Length: 372 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Edward
  • Anselm's Doctrine of the Atonement in Cur Deus Homo

    Anselm's Doctrine of the Atonement in Cur Deus Homo

    The aim of this short essay is to illustrate Anselm’s doctrine Cur Deus Homo, in reference to his interpretation of the atonement and then relate it to the characteristic claims of the Chalcedonian creed regarding Jesus Christ ‘as one person to be recognized in two nature’s’. Anselm’s theory on atonement is that of a philosophical one which he believes should be understood as a necessity. Anselm’s doctrine, ‘Cur Deus Homo’ which is translated as

    Essay Length: 482 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Mike
  • Anthony of Egypt

    Anthony of Egypt

    Anthony of Egypt Signs of the Times: The world was beginning a new kind of Christianity. The Christians attempted to follow Jesus by becoming hermits. Was also known as Monasticism. Personalities: Anthony had no parents and had his sister to raise. He lived on a farm. He wanted to do as Jesus said. He went into hermitage. People did not accept his silence and were loud near him. He was drawn to the Egyptian wilderness

    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Yan
  • Anthropology Paper

    Anthropology Paper

    Anthropology “The doctrine of humanity.” Important because: 1. Relationship to other major doctrines. a. Highest of God’s creation and we learn more about God from humanity than any other creation, “in God’s image and likeness.” Copy resembles original. b. Teaches about Christ since he was human, to understand Christ one must understand humanity. Humanity teaches about Jesus and human nature of Jesus teaches about what humanity can and should be. c. Without humanity, no incarnation,

    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Anthropomorphism


    Anthropomorphism is defined as attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena. The Bible teaches many lessons for life, including how to be a good parent. In Genesis, the first book of The Bible, God is given human motivation, characteristics, and behaviors of a father. God sets rules and limits, he protects and provides for his people, and he punishes his people. In the beginning, God creates the

    Essay Length: 1,485 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Artur
  • Anti-Abortion


    Anti-Abortion Abortion is a serious topic that people have been debating about for years. Everywhere you turn the topic of abortion presents itself, on TV, in the newspapers, in books and magazines. It already has, and will continue to cause, controversy for years to come. As long as abortion remains legal, pro-life advocates will continue to protest what they believe to be these horrible acts of murder. Dating all the way back to the 1800’s,

    Essay Length: 1,093 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Janna
  • Anti-Christianity


    Believe in Nothing The depiction of Jesus we see all around us. We see him in books, we see him in churches. We see him on the internet, we see him on television. We see what is an assumption of Jesus' appearance. One man made a guess of what Jesus looks like based on the appearance of an average Jewish man. Since then, we have been using a mask to portray a man, if not

    Essay Length: 770 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Yan
  • Antichrist


    The antichrist is the chief opponent of Christ. The antichrist is expected to come at the end of the world to deceive and lead many followers of Christ astray. The first time that the term “antichrist” was applied was in John’s epistles. This was the first time the term had been used, but not the first time in history that a reference had been made to the opponent of Christ. The term “lawless one”

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Antigone: The Obedience of one’s Morality

    Antigone: The Obedience of one’s Morality

    According to the Bible, after Jesus was arrested by religious leaders, the apostles, his closest followers, fled his side. The apostle Peter was later recognized as one of Jesus' companions by the people who helped arrest him. Peter, however, denied even knowing Jesus three times. Peter believed that, should he remain faithful, he would be granted eternal life by God, and he knew that denying Jesus was a grave sin. However, his fear of his

    Essay Length: 789 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Mike
  • Anubis, God of the Dead.

    Anubis, God of the Dead.

    Anubis is the Greek name for the ancient jackal-headed god of the dead in Egyptian mythology whose hieroglyphic version is more accurately spelled Anpu (also Anupu, Anbu, Wip, Ienpw, Inepu, Yinepu, Inpu, or Inpw). He is also known as Sekhem Em Pet. Prayers to Anubis have been found carved on the most ancient tombs in Egypt; indeed, the Unas text (line 70) associates him with the Eye of Horus. He serves as both a guide

    Essay Length: 1,288 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: July
  • Anullment


    Annulment “Till death do us part”. We often hear these seemingly simple words in weddings and yet what does this really mean? Nowadays, annulment has been one of the most prevalent cases here in the Philippines. It has been one of the leading family cases in the country regardless of age, gender and social status. Many people enter marriage without thinking much of the consequences. It can be seen also how celebrities, especially, change spouses

    Essay Length: 1,136 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Apocalypse: The Story of The Book of Revelation

    Apocalypse: The Story of The Book of Revelation

    Apocalypse: The Story of the Book of Revelation 1. The word “Apocalypse” means revelation 2. The popular idea attached to the word “apocalypse”, however, is one of a cataclysmic end of all things 3. Few have actually read the Book of Revelation, but everyone is familiar with the idea of Armageddon 4. Some symbols and ideas correlated to the Book of Revelation include the four horsemen, the number 666, stars falling to earth from the

    Essay Length: 422 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: regina
  • Apparitions of Saints

    Apparitions of Saints

    apparitions of saints begun From the time of Adam, God has spoken to His saints and prophets through visions, dreams, and inner voices . . . . Miraculous events are common in the worlds of the Old and New Testaments, and the lives of the saints are marked by supernatural intervention. In our time, the Eternal Father seems to also be grabbing ordinary people from our midst to use as His mouthpieces. He is calling

    Essay Length: 1,355 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Top
  • Appreciation


    What is the one thing we can do in our lives that could so simply affect everyone around us and even those that are not around us? What can we do that is so small and relatively easy for us, but can make one of the biggest impacts on the world around us? What is one attribute that we can learn to possess and use that would always have a positive affect on those

    Essay Length: 1,423 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Artur
  • Appreciation and Understanding the Message of Romans

    Appreciation and Understanding the Message of Romans

    To appreciate and understand the message of Romans in greater depth, my aim is to give a synopsis of who the author is, where and when it was written, to whom it was written, its purpose as well as a brief outline of the book. • Authorship Most scholars agree that Paul is the author. To confirm this, it is advisable to first review the internal Scriptural dialogue like Witmer (1983:435) and Mounce (1995:22) does.

    Essay Length: 1,384 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Monika
  • Approaches to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

    Approaches to Interpreting the Book of Revelation

    Approaches to Interpreting the book of Revelation The book of Revelation is often very hard to understand because of its “visions and elaborate symbolism” (Mounce, 1992, p. 39). Because of the many visions and symbols that come from the book of Revelation there are several different approaches to interpreting it including the idealist view, the preterist view, the historicist view, and the futurist view. This paper will discuss the four main approaches to interpreting the

    Essay Length: 545 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Bred
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion in America

    Approaches to the Study of Religion in America

    “Approaches to the study of Religion in America” W.E.B. DuBois – Sociologist and critic/ African American/ Church vs. Religion. Wrote Souls of Black Folk in 1903. Church – is an organization that practices the creed of beliefs, worship practices, financial goals, and ethic goals. Saw them as human institutions. NEEDED PEOPLE Religion – Theory/ Larger category of the ultimate concerns of humanity, moral questions of right and wrong, recognizing the dangers of exclusion and perhaps

    Essay Length: 4,826 Words / 20 Pages
    Submitted: September 27, 2016 By: Arjun Singh
  • Arab World and the Way of Living

    Arab World and the Way of Living

    Reference: Brown, D. (2009). A new introduction to islam. -2nd ed. (9781405158077). 2nd ed. Singapore: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.19-32. Thesis statement: Arab world and the way of living before and After Islam, and how Arab way of living and Islam might have influenced each other Main Themes: First the author talks about the way of living in the Arabic world and how we have little information about their style of living at that time, except from some poems

    Essay Length: 593 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 21, 2017 By: imprint
  • Architectural Form: Suleymaniye Mosque

    Architectural Form: Suleymaniye Mosque

    The Suleymaniye mosque was truly a masterpiece during the time it was built in the mid 1500s. Today, it still never fails to captivate its audience through the complexity of its design and the intellectual analysis of its significance. The mosque was actually said to be as magnificent as the Seven Wonders of the World according to two European travelers, Freynes Moryson and John Sanderson, soon after its completion (Nelipogulu 221). The mosque is definitely

    Essay Length: 1,571 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Fatih

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