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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, 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
  • Religious Persecution of Christian Beliefs

    Religious Persecution of Christian Beliefs

    Religious Persecution of Christian Beliefs What is religious persecution? At the beginning of this project, I thought religious persecution was a black and white topic with a clear definition. I thought that religious persecution was simply the persecution of a group because of their religious faith. However, I discovered that there are no simple explanations of religious persecution, and it is a much more complex and controversial issue than I had imagined. In fact, some

    Essay Length: 872 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Religious Quest

    Religious Quest

    Intention and Ritual God cares about the little things, He cares about the sacrifices His people make as long as their mind is set on the things of Him. Communion is the enactment of the Lord’s Supper, which is done in remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made for the purification and reconnection of His people to God. It is true that the mere act of doing the ritual is not religious (3) but it is

    Essay Length: 611 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Religious Satire

    Religious Satire

    Religious Satire: Laughter Silenced The world enjoys laughter; they say it is the best medicine. In every part of the world there are comics, jokes, and satire. Most of them are all in good fun, but sometimes the jokes get taken too far. The recent uproar over a political cartoon in the Middle East has sparked a lot of interest with religious satire. Why does religion get attacked so frequently? How far is too

    Essay Length: 2,520 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Religious Studies

    Religious Studies

    AO1- What is meant by the term, “rite of passage”? Choose one Christian denomination. Describe the main rites of passage in that denomination. I am going to describe the Roman Catholic churches main rites of passage. There are four important rites, they are; baptism, confirmation, marriage and funerals. A rite is a religious ceremony. If the rite marks a certain stage of someone’s life it is called a rite of passage. Christians believe god gives

    Essay Length: 610 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Yan
  • Religious Teachings

    Religious Teachings

    The New Testament and Gospels are written around the time of Christ and show God as very loving, compassionate and forgiving. The New Testament has been written around the life and teachings of Jesus, as the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures) was written about the covenant between God and the descendants of Abraham. The Old testaments includes rules of how to live, these include the 10 commandments. The New Testament builds on the old with Jesus

    Essay Length: 644 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Religious Tolerance

    Religious Tolerance

    The two passages dealt with religious tolerance, each from a different perspective. The first passage, John Locke’s “A Letter Concerning Toleration” from 1689, was written from the viewpoint of a man under a king’s rule in England. The second passage, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” is a Buddhist parable. Locke’s reasoning for religious tolerance is all over the place. He first explains that no man has any right to enforce his beliefs on another

    Essay Length: 263 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Religious Traditions

    Religious Traditions

    Eastern religious traditions play a role in everyday medicine. The question is what role does it play? Modern medicine is a lot different than what it was back in the day. It is clear that the facts of modern medicine agree marvelously with the Bible. For example, the Mosaic regulations pertaining to childbirth, sexual relationships, hand-washing, wound and discharge care, quarantining, burial precautions, and waste disposal are examples which indicate that diseases are communicable,

    Essay Length: 2,570 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Yan
  • Religoin in the Media

    Religoin in the Media

    Religion in the media coursework part ai) Describe the variety of specifically religious programmes on the four main television channels. In the 1950s when television first started being broadcasted in England there has always been a ‘God slot’ on BBC and ITV between 9and 11 am on Sunday mornings. This has changed over the years as the country has become more multi-faith; people have become more attracted to the new age spiritually. For this piece

    Essay Length: 899 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Anna
  • Religon


    A "primary source" is the best place to get first-hand information. A person who experiences an event, and gives an account of it, is a source of primary information. Maps, photographs, drawings, videotapes, diaries, letters, manuscripts and other similar items can be primary sources. Someone who interprets primary sources - like a scholar, for example - is creating a secondary source. (See Yale University's web site for a good understanding of the differences between primary

    Essay Length: 319 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Religons in India

    Religons in India

    Religion in India What is religion? Religion has always played an important role in man's existence. It is hard to define religion because every person has, his or her own way of defining religion. For some of us it might be a way of life, which determines what they ear, who their friends are, and it also makes up what culture they follow from day to day. For others, religion simply means going to church

    Essay Length: 453 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Max
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