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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.

2,148 Essays on Religion. Documents 1,771 - 1,800

  • The Effects of Faith and Prayer

    The Effects of Faith and Prayer

    The Effects of Faith and Prayer Until recently, the effects of prayer were just a myth. However, science has decided to take a closer look at this national phenomenon, and study just how much does faith and prayer effect the healing of the body and mind. For most believers there are no doubts that peace of mind can be traced directly to the effects of prayer. All the trials and tribulations associated with everyday life

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Eightfold Path Is a Treatment

    The Eightfold Path Is a Treatment

    The Eightfold Path is a treatment, a treatment by training (smith 104). Buddha taught that man is a slave to his ego (smith 108). That man wishes happiness, security, success, long life, and many other things for himself and his loved ones. However, pain, frustration, sickness and death are all impossible to avoid and the only way to eliminate these evils is to overcome desire. In Buddhism, the Eightfold Path is meant as a guideline,

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Jon
  • The End of the World

    The End of the World

    Have you ever had a conversation that moved you so deeply that it left you in awe and wonder? A conversation that leaves you with endless amounts of questions? Recently, I had an “in class” conversation that touched my soul and left me in amazement. I never would’ve guessed that I would be involved in such a universal conversation. I was at my regular Wednesday bible study at my father’s church. Usually we use a

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Flood in Genesis 6-9 Analyzed

    The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Flood in Genesis 6-9 Analyzed

    The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Flood in Genesis 6-9 Compared and Contrasted In The Epic of Gilgamesh and in the Bible's The Flood in Genesis, a great flood overwhelms the earth. These two stories each tell about a righteous hero who is told by the deities that a massive flood will overtake the earth. In both stories vessels are built for protection against the global flood so that life will be sustained. The Gilgamesh

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Victor
  • The Epistle to the Colossians

    The Epistle to the Colossians

    > "THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS" Introduction AUTHOR: The apostle Paul, joined in his salutation by Timothy (1:1), and signed by Paul himself at the end of the letter (4:18). Early sources in church history that attribute this letter to Paul include: Eusebius (300 A.D.), Origen (250 A.D.), Clement of Alexandria (200 A.D.), Tertullian (200 A.D.), Irenaeus (200 A.D.), and the Muratorian Fragment (180 A.D.). THE CITY OF COLOSSE: The city was located about 100

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Essential Arguments of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture

    The Essential Arguments of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture

    The Essential Arguments of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Following are 25 salient apologetics for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture position. While only a few of these are powerful enough to sway the argument in and of themselves, these arguments taken in their entirety present an overwhelming body of reason that is not easily (and certainly not logically) contraverted. Although there still remain a few problem passages which are not interpreted easily, it must be remembered that proper hermeneutics

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Ethical Dimensions of Buddhism

    The Ethical Dimensions of Buddhism

    The Ethical Dimensions of: Buddhism The Ethical Dimensions of: Buddhism Outline I. Introduction a. What is ethics? b. What is global ethics? c. Purpose of Buddhism regarding ethics and global ethics? II. Buddhism a. Description of Buddhism i. What is it? ii. Where did it originate? iii. When did it originate? iv. How did it originate? b. Perspective i. What is ethical within Buddhism? 1. What makes Buddhism similar or different from other religions?

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Evolution of the Star-Child

    The Evolution of the Star-Child

    The Evolution of the Star-Child Film both reflects and creates social culture. Indeed, a film indicates social trends, presents ideas, and analyzes history for its contemporary time period; thus, by viewing a film it becomes possible to infer and make judgments about a society's culture. The filmmaker's message is embedded within the plot and symbolism, and filmmakers often critique social culture through their movies. It is possible to view the evolution of culture through the

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Top
  • The Example of a Woman Sexual Renunciation and Augustine’s Conversion to Christianity in 386

    The Example of a Woman Sexual Renunciation and Augustine’s Conversion to Christianity in 386

    The Example of a Woman Sexual Renunciation and Augustine's Conversion to Christianity in 386 Endnotes are marked by numerals in brackets and appear at the bottom of the file. File as a whole is about 100K. For you converted me to you so that I neither sought a wife nor any other worldly hope. I was now standing in the rule of faith in the same way that you had revealed me to her

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Exile

    The Exile

    The Exile The prophet Jeremiah lived during a time of great change for God’s people. The kingdom of Judah was in the middle of a struggle between old and new empires fighting to gain power over the region. Jeremiah began to serve as God’s prophet in 627 B.C. when he was possibly less than 20 years old, and continued until the fall of Jerusalem in 582 B.C. While Jeremiah was a prophet he warned kings,

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Existence of God

    The Existence of God

    In this paper I am going to discuss the existence of God. Some people believe that God does exist and others do not. Many people have written novels and articles about their belief of God. Cardinal Newman believes that there is a God and he is everlasting. Bertrand Russell, on the other hand, says that there is no first cause because if there was, God must also have something before him. Thomas Henry Huxley believes

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Existence of God

    The Existence of God

    considers the God to be the most important figure in its religion. God can be defined as a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions (1). There are many people that do not believe in any religion. People who do not believe in a religion have no reason for believing in a God. People who do not believe in

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Exodus

    The Exodus

    The Exodus The book of Exodus covers, in the early chapters the birth and early years of the man Moses. We start with the daughter of Pharaoh finds the baby Moses in the Nile river in a basket, this is because of a decree by Pharaoh to murder all the young babies of the Hebrew people. After Moses had grown he fled to the land of Midian after he killed an Egyptian for beating

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Expanding Kingdom

    The Expanding Kingdom

    Running Head: THE EXPANDING KINGDOM The Expanding Kingdom LaTonya Johnson December 3, 2016 Belhaven University Jerusalem was the first city to hear the Gospels of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection from his twelve well-selected followers. Some of them were known as apostles. Among the followers, apostles, and preachers that preached Jesus’s gospel, the majority of them were Jewish (Acts 1-7). “The day a severe persecution began in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered

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    Submitted: July 7, 2017 By: ljohnson85
  • The Final End of the Wicked by Edward Fudge

    The Final End of the Wicked by Edward Fudge

    SUMMARY “The Final End of the Wicked” by Edward Fudge is an examination of the argument between the wicked’s final total destruction versus unending conscious torture. It is immediately clear which position the author supports as he reiterates his opinion that the idea of unending conscious torture is a pagan view based on assumptions and not scripture. He sets out to provide a well balanced evaluation of both cases with the intent of persuading the

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Final Hours of Pope John Paul II

    The Final Hours of Pope John Paul II

    John Doe English Mrs. Robinson 03/24/03 The Final Hours of Pope John Paul II It was Saturday, April 2, around 2:30 PM, when the Pope John Paul II passed away. Hours before, thousands of people clogged Rome’s streets of Peters Square, as the Pope John Paul II awaited his passing. Tourists, Romans and religious followers gathered to show their regards. This was no easy passing for the Pope, he lead nearly one billion Catholics over

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • The First Council of Nicea

    The First Council of Nicea

    Introduction- Explanation of the Council of Nicea The First Council of Nicea was congregated by the Roman emperor Constantine in 325 AD. It was the first ecumenical conference of Bishops in the Christian Church and the purpose was to formulate one final understanding of Jesus Christ instead of there being many inaccurate teachings of Him. This led to the creation of the Nicene Creed, a uniform statement of the Christian faith. The Council came to

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom is an allegorical story of a man named Eddie who dies, goes to Heaven, and meets five people who, in some way or another, were impacted or had an impact on his life. Whether or not Eddie knew it, God had put these people in Eddie’s life for a reason, and he goes to Heaven and finds out answers about his life and the people

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven Scene

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven Scene

    The Five People You Meet In Heaven Scene Eddie: Where are we? Can I see Earth? Can I talk to God? Ruby: You can always do that. Eddie: Can I go back? Ruby: Back? Eddie: Yeah, back. Back to my life. To the last day before I… Ruby: Died. Passed away? Moved on? Met your Maker? Eddie: Died. Ain't you supposed to have peace when you die? Ruby: You have peace when you make it

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Rachel
  • The Five Pillars of Islam

    The Five Pillars of Islam

    The Five Pillars of Islam Prophet Muhammad is also called as the "seal of the prophets", the Only Being to Whom Allah, the name given to God of the Muslims, revealed his revelations in the form of Quran, the Holy book of the Muslims. Though the basic teachings of Muhammad constitute of three points: the uniqueness of Allah, the need to care for the poor, orphaned and widowed, and the inevitability of the final judgement.

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Flight of Christianity

    The Flight of Christianity

    The Historical Fight It [It must refer to a specific word in the sentence or the reader can become confused.] is always an honor and a privilege to learn of new nations and their people. However, not all nations began on stable grounds. For instance, Israel and the Palestine’s have both shared a difficult battle. Consequently, the battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been ongoing since the beginning of my religious convictions. The

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Flood

    The Flood

    The Flood It is possible that no written words have survived as much skepticism or criticism as the story of Noah and the Great Flood. Barely a century ago, scholars dismissed it as a parable, believing that it was just another quaint old legend designed as moral fiber for mankind. They never suspected there might be some element of truth in the flood, or some way of proving its authenticity. But today, that evidence exists.

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Flood That Gave New Life

    The Flood That Gave New Life

    The “Epic of Gilgamesh” and the story of “Genesis” can be trace as far back as 2000 B.C, and 400 B.C respectively, written with no knowledge that each story existed in the first place. The main focus of the stories, a flood of titanic proportion that destroys all life on earth except for a chosen few is amazingly similar at first glance. Although the central theme of the stories is the same, the details

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Four Gospels

    The Four Gospels

    The Four Gospels The word 'gospel' means good news. There are four gospel accounts in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The first three gospels are sometimes called the 'synoptic' (same view) gospels. This is because they each cover teaching and miracles by Jesus that are also covered in another account. John, writing later, recounts Jesus' other words and miracles that have a particular spiritual meaning. All four gospels present Jesus as both

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths

    THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS “Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you your self test and judge to be true.” -Buddha The four noble truths exemplify the essence of the

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths The concept of the four noble truths has to do with the religion, Buddhism. Unlike other religions that try to give (you) answers to metaphysical questions, Buddhism teaches how human existence is imperfect and how to steer away from suffering. The way this is taught is through the four noble truths. The four noble truths summed up is: (1) existence is suffering, (2) desire is its cause, (3) there is a

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Four Paths of Yoga

    The Four Paths of Yoga

    LoBasso Anthony LoBasso Religions of India Professor Birch 4/3/13 The Four Paths of Yoga The purpose of this research paper is to define four paths of yoga, Jnana yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga and Bhakti yoga. With in depth research and information about these four types of Indian yoga I will be able to answer some questions posed about yoga’s relations to spirituality and religion. I will attempt to answer the following questions: Is Indian

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    Submitted: October 28, 2014 By: alobasso
  • The Freedeom to Suffer

    The Freedeom to Suffer

    It can take a long time before we find out what the real point of Buddhist practice is. There are innumerable doctrines, beliefs and techniques in this Way, but none of them is an end in itself. All of them are included in an overall training which is called cittabhavana, or 'the training of the heart'. The word citta is variously rendered in translation as 'heart', 'awareness', and sometimes as 'consciousness'. Bhavana literally means 'to

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Gnostic Gospels

    The Gnostic Gospels

    Sexual addiction has only been recognized as a valid addiction within the last couple of decades. Even today there remains a degree of scepticism regarding the status of section addiction as a true addiction. When looking at the diagnosis of addictions DSM-IV can be used to diagnose a range of addictions, not only limited to those with direct physiological influences such as drugs and alcohol, but also addictive behaviour patterns. Just as a behaviour pattern

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Golden Compass Controversy

    The Golden Compass Controversy

    The older I get, the more it is clear to me that the popular euphemism, “History repeats itself,” is one of the few sayings; ubiquitously popping up is every history class at one time or another; to be absolutely true. Oftentimes something outrageous or controversial hearkens this saying to our lips. For instance, the McCarthy era of the1950s saw people eager to �name names’ of suspected Communists in Hollywood royalty. This seems vaguely similar in

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Victor
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