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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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  • 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

    Essay Length: 2,332 Words / 10 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,248 Words / 9 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 918 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 384 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 510 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,174 Words / 5 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,730 Words / 7 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 254 Words / 2 Pages
    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.

    Essay Length: 825 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,232 Words / 5 Pages
    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.

    Essay Length: 847 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,074 Words / 5 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,960 Words / 8 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 853 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 327 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,560 Words / 11 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 5,988 Words / 24 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,890 Words / 12 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,049 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Golden Ladder

    The Golden Ladder

    The Golden Ladder The Golden Ladder was, thus far, the most interesting presentation for me. I attended the event with my boyfriend, who, like the main character, has a father who is Jewish and a mother who is Presbyterian. As I watched the play, I noticed the relationships develop in a fashion similar to the relationships in Ryan’s family, and I saw the same search for identity. I found myself identifying closely with the lead

    Essay Length: 372 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Good and Just Life

    The Good and Just Life

    The Good and Just Life Being “just”, by the dictionary definition, is being consistent with what is morally right; and righteous. But “morally right” and “righteous” are subjective terms, therefore differing from one person to the next. So a “just” society is “just” to that person itself, although it might be in line with a larger school of thought. My view of a just society would fit in with most other people, maybe because of

    Essay Length: 1,752 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Gospel of Mark

    The Gospel of Mark

    Jesus Christ lived a very full, if short, life. He did and accomplished more in his thirty years than many men do in twice that. The gospels each tell their versions of his life. Of the four, I found the gospel of Mark to be the most interesting. I enjoy the style of writing in this gospel more than the others. I feel it gives a better summary of the events in Christ’s life. Whereas

    Essay Length: 744 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Kevin
  • The Gospel of Mark

    The Gospel of Mark

    Sermon Hold on, Help is on the way! Text: Mark 6:45-52 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was

    Essay Length: 1,640 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Great Controversy According to Young Goodman Brown

    The Great Controversy According to Young Goodman Brown

    In our own Christian struggles, people tend to believe that it is simple as good evil. People don't realize however that in this fight, the Devil can infiltrate a seemingly normal, Christian Human Being, but it's true. Better yet, in our own walk with God the Devil lurks near to test what might look like a strong relationship with Christ. As shown in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," even a grounded, sincere Christian can have

    Essay Length: 570 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza The Great Pyramid on the Giza plateau in Egypt, has been the object of scientific and archaeological study for over two hundred years. In this modem era of discovery, it is the last of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and the only one remaining. The Great Pyramid is singled out from all other pyramids. It is the oldest, and by the superior construction techniques over all the other

    Essay Length: 1,812 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Great Theft

    The Great Theft

    In his book The Great Theft, Khaled Abou El Fadl takes on some issues such as Islam and human rights, the status of women, and jihad. He also explains that Islam is currently passing through the same transformative as the Europe faced during the reformation. Also the difference practice of modern Muslims and the corrupting influences of the extremists. After 9/11 the world views of Muslim have dramatically change. It had affected the Muslim world

    Essay Length: 716 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Greek Orthodox Church

    The Greek Orthodox Church

    The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which "stands in today's society as one of the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe" .The word orthodox comes from Greek, this means right-believing. Currently, the orthodox religion has more than 174 million followers throughout the world. The Greek Orthodox church is autocephalous, which means

    Essay Length: 495 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Green Mile

    The Green Mile

    1. The Green Mile has a huge connection to the seven Catholic social teachings. The first one, human life and dignity, is very evident in the Green Mile. The main connection with this one is how Tom Hank’s character cares about John Coffey. Many people would not care or even given a second look to someone who is in prison and on death row but Paul, the guard, gets close to him. He ends up

    Essay Length: 1,171 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Growing Effects of Persecution

    The Growing Effects of Persecution

    The Growing Effects of Persecution Throughout the ages of Christianity, there have been many drawbacks to this cause. Many leaders among the Christian community were persecuted due to the disbelief of Christ being the Messiah among pagan worshipers, heathens, and even other credible religious leaders. This persecution more often led to death, or other horrifying results. But no matter what horrendous effects, there was always a brighter side causing the Christian faith to grow

    Essay Length: 767 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 23, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • The Hajj: Pilgrimage

    The Hajj: Pilgrimage

    The Hajj: Pilgrimage Mecca is also known as Makkah and its full name is Makkah al-Mukkaramah. Mecca is a city in the Hijaz region of western Saudi Arabia. It is known as the holiest site in the Islamic religion. The history of Mecca goes back as early as the fifth century. It was an independent and powerful city in pre-Islamic times. It is the religious center for Islamic people and it houses the Kaaba and

    Essay Length: 1,142 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Vika
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