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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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  • Religion of Akhenaton

    Religion of Akhenaton

    Religion of Akhenaton Amenhotep IV was the tenth king of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty and was perhaps the most controversial because of his break with traditional religion. It has been said by some that he was the most remarkable king to sit upon Egypt’s throne. Amenhotep IV was traditionally raised by his parents, Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy by worshipping Amen. Amenhotep IV, however, preferred Aten, the Sun God that was worshipped in earlier times.

    Essay Length: 1,663 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Religion of Islam

    Religion of Islam

    The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus. Islam is the

    Essay Length: 2,987 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Religion Reflection Paper

    Religion Reflection Paper

    Sherry Marcum December 16, 2006 Rel 305 Reflection Paper What do you think about the way Jesus is portrayed in the different gospels? I think Jesus is portrayed as a righteous man who has a lot of power and influence. In the Gospels Jesus is also portrayed as God. In my understanding of the Gospels I believe Jesus is portrayed as the only perfect person to ever walk on the face of the earth.

    Essay Length: 396 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Edward
  • Religion Sim and Diff Big 3

    Religion Sim and Diff Big 3

    Similarities and Differences between Christianity, Judaism and Islam There are many similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are also many differences that separate the three major religions of the world. This paper will delve into all three of them. The major similarities that all three religions share are that they are all monotheistic. This all means that they believe in one god and that he is the supreme ruler of all things.

    Essay Length: 777 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Religion Through Film

    Religion Through Film

    Religion is a common theme in many movies. Although it isn't always directly seen, religion is often an underlying part of a movie plot. Often, a character is shaped by his/her religion. In the movie Fools Rush In, the clashing of religion is seen as a major theme. Isabel Fuentes is a character who comes from a strict Mexican-American, Catholic family and is impregnated out of wedlock by a Protestant, city business man. When they

    Essay Length: 527 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Religion Throughout British Literature

    Religion Throughout British Literature

    With all the books read in class this year, there has been some type of influence on the way each story was written. From Beowulf to Paradise Lost, there have been many, mostly religious, persuasions in the style and approach to writing of the novel. These influences, whether they're religious or cultural or psychological, have a deep impact on the story and are reflective of a literary time period. The differences in each story show

    Essay Length: 2,157 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Mike
  • Religion to Be or Not to Be

    Religion to Be or Not to Be

    Religion is a topic of controversy, that is open to many opinions. I for one argue that religion is a necessity and a part of humans, will power for survival. Some key voices within the subject are, Karen Armstrong, Percy Walker, and Abraham Joshua Heschel. These writers portray strong views that are beneficial yet controversial to the subject of religion. Heschel believed that religion has become an institution, a dogma, and a ritual while also

    Essay Length: 817 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: October 26, 2016 By: Shan Kulkarni
  • Religion Vs. Philosophy

    Religion Vs. Philosophy

    Religion Term Paper Philosophy and Religion “An Idea is more powerful than an army (pg 14, Munroe).” When first looking at the relationship between philosophy and religion, I found it easier to explain the differences rather than the similarities. I began this paper the same way I do others. This generally involves a profound amount of research on the topic at hand. However, in contrast to the other papers I have done, the definitions of

    Essay Length: 1,171 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Religion Vs. Psychology

    Religion Vs. Psychology

    Spirituality and psychology are two complex subjects to discuss and they become even more complicated when you try to relate one to the other. Psychology deals with the processes of sense perception, thinking, learning, cognition, emotions and motivations, and personality, focusing on the behavior of individuals. Spirituality, on the other hand, is all inclusive. “Spirituality is living one's life from the realization that the body/mind/ego personality we have been taught to identify with is

    Essay Length: 1,784 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: David
  • Religion – Final Reflection Paper

    Religion – Final Reflection Paper

    Introduction Religion has many classifications, such as tribal, classical, transcendental and cosmological, usually based on one’s belief and understandings. Religion also has many definitions, usually based on one’s experience. A particular definition that I found was Religion originates in an attempt to represent and order beliefs, feelings, imaginings and actions that arise in response to direct experience of the sacred and the spiritual (Connelly, 1986). Religion also has many characteristics such as rituals, symbols and

    Essay Length: 1,158 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Religion, What Is It

    Religion, What Is It

    Religion, what is it? Religion, what is it? Well the definition of religion is different for most people and ethnicities around the world. To a Christian like me religion is, “A system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as personified in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as the one and only savior.” Islam is based on having a complete knowledge of Allah Almighty,

    Essay Length: 420 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Religion: Is There a Point?

    Religion: Is There a Point?

    Religion: is there a point? What is religion? And why do people feel the need to follow a certain religion? Does religion really exist? Religion can be defined in many different ways because people in society have made it this way. Some may believe in a certain religion others may not. In saying so, what is the point of religion? In my opinion religion is simply a self-made, self-serving idea. People form some beliefs about

    Essay Length: 2,547 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • Religions


    Christianity Christianity began in 1st century AD in Jerusalem. It was created by the Jews as a form of Jewish Sect. Christianity is taught upon the life of Jesus Christ and his twelve Apostles. Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the savior or messiah, in the resurrection of Christ, in salvation, the passages of the Bible, and in heaven and hell. Christianity quickly spread through the Roman Empire and further. Christianity is also taking root

    Essay Length: 842 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Religions and Japanese Culture

    Religions and Japanese Culture

    Religions And Japanese Culture Many religions are popular within the Japanese culture. Two of the most influential religions, Shinto and Buddhism that help shaped a lot of Japanese values are Shinto and Buddhism, played a large role in shaping Japanese values. Numerous similarities and differences run between these two religions; nonetheless, the Japanese often believe in more than one religion at the same time. This is possible due to the polytheistic nature of most popular

    Essay Length: 748 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Religions for Peace

    Religions for Peace

    To the Editor: When it comes to the question of whether religion can be a factor for peacemaking, I agree with you 110%, Religions for Peace indeed. Whether it is Christianity, Buddhism, Muslim, or Islam, which in fact in itself means a religion of peace, all religions do accept the common destiny of humankind, teach justice and peace, and promote forgiveness and reconciliation. On another note I agree with your statement of how even though

    Essay Length: 381 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: July
  • Religions Matrix

    Religions Matrix


    Essay Length: 457 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Religions of India: Hinduism and Jainism

    Religions of India: Hinduism and Jainism

    Religions of India: Hinduism and Jainism Hinduism is characterized by not only one Supreme God but also by many gods and goddesses, such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, Parvathi, Saraswathi and so on. In Hinduism they are regarded as the manifestation of Iswara, the Universal Creative Consciousness, or the Saguna Brahman. Brahman is the central theme of Hinduisms. Brahman is the indescribable, inexhaustible, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, rudimentary, eternal and absolute principle who is without a

    Essay Length: 2,303 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Religions of Japan

    Religions of Japan

    Religion in Japan The culture of Japan has interested me for many years. Their value system, established so long ago, is still very much alive and well in the modern-day Japanese society. It was not until recently that I discovered the underlying backbone that supports this system, and has enabled it to survive for so many centuries. The religions of Japan are in my opinion the number one contributing factor to the people being able

    Essay Length: 2,109 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Jon
  • Religions of the World

    Religions of the World

    Religions of the World October 5, 2007 HUM 130 Momons have a divine mission in life and in their Heavenly Father’s plan. They believe they came to earth to receive a body and to gain knowledge and experience to help them become more like their Heavenly Father. Specifically, He wants you to learn to control your body, to choose right over wrong, and to walk by faith in Jesus Christ. Knowing that you could not

    Essay Length: 1,712 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Religions of the World Essay

    Religions of the World Essay

    Rosicrucian Although some people believe that the Rosicrucian following is relatively new considering other much older beliefs, Rosicrucians claim much earlier beginnings for themselves than can be documented. One group even claims ties to Thutmose III, about 1500 B.C. in Egypt (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, 1915). Their founder is generally claimed to be Christian Rosenkreuz, supposedly born in 1378 and died in 1484 (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, 1915). However, the Encyclopedia Britannica, says,

    Essay Length: 1,371 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Jack
  • Religions Spread Through Conquest

    Religions Spread Through Conquest

    When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that

    Essay Length: 2,513 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Religious Comparison

    Religious Comparison

    Religious Comparison Judaism and Islam Introduction of the religion Judaism is a very old monotheistic religion. The year One of the Jewish calendar corresponds to year 3760 BCE. According to history that is the year when Adam and Eve were created (American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2008). Judaism is based on thirteen principals of faith outlined by Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Rich, 2001): 1. God Exists 2. God is one and unique 3. God is incorporeal 4.

    Essay Length: 2,176 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Religious Conflict

    Religious Conflict

    Anti Religion Today we have many different cultures, societies, and religions spread around the world. Most of these cultures and religion originated in the past, ancient world to us. The religions and cultures were spread through different ways by each country or religion, some used teachings and education, while others used violence and enforcement of religion. Religion in cultures and society is made important, of its effects of teaching morals, values, spirituality, and a

    Essay Length: 1,284 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Jon
  • Religious Conflict of Ireland

    Religious Conflict of Ireland

    The period know as “The Troubles” is merely one link in a long chain of religious bitterness and conflict stretching back across centuries of Irish history. . Since the reign of Henry VIII, when Catholic Ireland was brought under the rule of Protestant England, tension has existed between the two faiths. During the reign of James I large numbers of Protestants were settled in the north of Ireland resulting in the Protestant majority in the

    Essay Length: 2,418 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Victor
  • Religious Development in China and India

    Religious Development in China and India

    Religious Development in China and India Religion is one of the biggest driving forces in History. Different cultures have different religions, causing differences in morals, and points of views, creating conflict. Even more important is the development of religion in different regions of the world. The development of religion means a spread of new ideas and traditions within a culture. Two Cultures that display Religious development are the Chinese and Indian cultures. The development of

    Essay Length: 628 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Janna
  • Religious Freedom- Abortion

    Religious Freedom- Abortion

    The Importance of Religious Freedom The church teaches that all life is sacred and must be protected. Life begins at the moment of conception, thus all types of abortion are considered violations of the doctrine of the Catholic Church. The United States law says that abortion is legal in all fifty states depending on how far along the woman is in her pregnancy. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States. Catholic

    Essay Length: 643 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 16, 2016 By: taylorlalk
  • Religious Fundamentalism

    Religious Fundamentalism

    Compare and contrast Jewish, Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism. How far can each be understood as a reaction to liberal-capitalist modernity? Fundamentalism: The belief in old and traditional forms of religion, or the belief that what is written in a holy book, such as the Christian Bible, as being completely and literally true. The Cambridge International Dictionary of English Fundamentalism: a: a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as Fundamental to Christian

    Essay Length: 1,997 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Edward
  • Religious Ignorance

    Religious Ignorance

    Introduction This paper is being done to show the ignorance that religion causes. Religion in general causes people to believe in something that will lift them up in a time of need or help them when they need help when all people can really do is help themselves. Belief is not bad, but reliance is. There are many who use the Bible to deny scientific fact and reasonable logic. And unfortunately there are some who

    Essay Length: 1,031 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Artur
  • Religious Influences on Vietnam

    Religious Influences on Vietnam

    RELIGIOUS INFLUENCES ON VIETNAM I understand there to be copious amounts of influential events which triggered trends in Vietnamese culture. The Chinese influence in Vietnam may have likely led to its communist political system. Vietnamese nationalism may have contributed to the difficulties the French faced during its colonization of Vietnam. However, I believe that the most relevant contribution to contemporary Vietnamese culture is the religious diversity and how it contributes to Vietnam’s closed-door economic and

    Essay Length: 578 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Religious Minorities - Why Some Religious Groups Are Considered Minorities?

    Religious Minorities - Why Some Religious Groups Are Considered Minorities?

    Pedro Susana Multicultural America Prof. Mundeke Why some religious groups are considered minorities? In America there is a very diverse mix of cultures, races and religions. Just like in any other group religion can be viewed as a minority because religion can also generate ingroup-outgroup stereotyping, misunderstandings, and conflict, just as race and ethnicity sometimes do. Within the United States there are over 1,500 religious groups. This could make for a lot of clashing. But

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Victor
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