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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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  • Biblical Thessalonica

    Biblical Thessalonica

    THESSALONICA THESSALONICA (thes-a-lo-ni'ka). Called anciently Therma. It was named after the wife of Cassander, who rebuilt the city. Under the Romans it was one of four divisions of Macedonia. Paul and Silas organized a church there (Acts 17:1-4; 1 Thess 1:9). In Acts 20:1-3, Paul's visit is named; see also Phil 4:16; 2 Tim 4:10. In Acts 17:6,8, the rulers of the city are called, in the original, politarchai. This title of a political magistrate

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Bred
  • Biblical Truths for Hidden Words

    Biblical Truths for Hidden Words

    “Three Biblical Truths For Our Hidden Wounds” Every man and woman, deals one time or another with a hidden wound. One that dislikes a person could have intentionally inflicted this pain, or accidentally brought on by one that is close to the heart. 2 Corinthians 1:4 says “He comforts us in all of our troubles so that we can comfort others.” God comforts even the hidden wounds that are often left in the dark. The

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Janna
  • Birth Accounts in Matthew and Luce

    Birth Accounts in Matthew and Luce

    Both gospels of Matthew and Luce are synoptic gospels. That means that they have a lot of similar material in them that is represented in the same way. On the other hand, in the first chapters of Matthew and Luke each author gives his version of the birth of Jesus’ birth. The differences in both of these stories reveal the “synoptic problem” and the difficulties associated with trying to harmonize the various accounts of the

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Monika
  • Birth Narrative Between St Mt and St Lk

    Birth Narrative Between St Mt and St Lk

    2. Compare and contrast the birth narratives in the Gospel of Matthew and that of the Gospel of Luke. The birth narrative of Matthew begins with a long genealogy of Jesus, which basically shows how Jesus is son of Abraham who is the father of the nation of Israel, and David the King of the Jews. This may not seem important but this genealogy shows how Jesus is connected to the Davidic line. Then we

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Black History & Religion

    Black History & Religion

    History is the study of the human past. The past has left many traditions, folk tales, and works of art, archaeological objects, and books and written records of our accomplishments. Historians have been recording the events of history since the Phoenicians in Africa invented the first alphabet. For instance, until the advent of Black History Month, our school children learned all of their black history when they studied the plight of slavery in the south

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Black Liberation Theology

    Black Liberation Theology

    Black Liberation Theology can be defined as the relationship that blacks have with god in their struggle to end oppression. It sees god as a god of history and the liberator of the oppressed from bondage. Black Liberation theology views God and Christianity as a gospel relevant to blacks who struggle daily under the oppression of whites. Because of slavery, blacks concept of God was totally different from the masters who enslaved them. White Christians

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Janna
  • Black Virgin

    Black Virgin

    A Black Madonna or Black Virgin is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted with dark or black skin. This name applies in particular to European statues or pictures of a Madonna which are of special interest because her dark face and hands is thought by some to be the true color. In this specialised sense "Black Madonna" does not apply to images of the Virgin Mary portrayed as explicitly black

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Blaise Pascal: A Look at His Work in Apologetics, the Pensйes

    Blaise Pascal: A Look at His Work in Apologetics, the Pensйes

    BLAISE PASCAL A Look at His Work in Apologetics, the Pensйes By Michael C. Meyer A paper prepared for David A. Dorman, Ph.D., Professor GTHE501/History of the Modern Church March 11, 2003 A CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BLAISE PASCAL (1623-1662) 1 LIFE AND WORK OF PASCAL HISTORICAL EVENTS 1623 Born in Clermont-Ferrand, June 19. Death of Pope Gregory XV. Alliance between France, Savoy, and Venice. 1626 Death of his mother, Antoinette. 1631

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Max
  • Blessed Be the Name? /enough?/undo?

    Blessed Be the Name? /enough?/undo?

    Worship Order: Inside Out Majesty Blessed be the Name? /Enough?/Undo? Today’s devotion is about sin. And to start I really want us to ask ourselves if we’re going to heaven. Not us as a group but you yourself personally. If you died tonight going home from youth group, I would hate if that happened, but let’s just say if you did would you spend the rest of eternity in paradise or would you spend it

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    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Max
  • Blessing

    Blessing

    Blessing- I have learned many life-long lessons outside the walls of my classrooms. Setting goals is a huge part of being successful. I set a goal to be the best soccer play at my school, and it happened. I set a goal to maintain a 4.00 GPA over my high school years, and it happened. I made it a priority in my life to set goals and reach for great things, whether that is in

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Bred
  • Book of Job

    Book of Job

    The Book of Job The Book of Job has been praised but also neglected all at the same time. Its literary work is written in a poetry sense with a prose format and considered one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time. The Book of Job is one of first book of five generally called “The Books of Poetry”, which contain Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon. The Book of

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Book of Rev.

    Book of Rev.

    I often ask the question on how the world would come to an end. It is my nature to ask this. For a while I thought that this question was without an answer. I became interested in this topic a few years ago, but never explored my curiosity. It started when I went to church. The Pastor was talking about the end of the world and to be prepared because the time is drawing near.

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • Book of Romans

    Book of Romans

    For in it the righteousness of God is revealed though faith for faith, as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans, 1:17). The Apostle Paul wrote several letters, in the New Testament, to cities that he visited trying to help them grow and flourish. In this letter he doesn’t want to state what they have done wrong, instead he talks about the salvation that is offered through Christ. This letter is the

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Book of Ruth

    Book of Ruth

    The underlying theme in The Book of Ruth is steadfast love to which the main characters Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi fall victim. Each character shares in faithfulness borne out of a sense of caring and commitment. Ruth is a widowed Moabite turned Israelite who bears most of the caring in commitment by abandoning ties to her religion, family, and land, even after her husband’s death. Although Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law asks her to reclaim her faith

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    Submitted: March 25, 2010 By: Edward
  • Borders of Non-Violent Resistance

    Borders of Non-Violent Resistance

    Clingman page 1 Borders of Non-Violent Resistance When I think about violence towards another human being, I start thinking about the consequences that are going to come about afterwards and then I start thinking, what's the point? That’s probably why I have never been a fight in my life, physically that is. I look at all these people on TV or in the media “standing up for what they believe in”, but where do you

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Monika
  • Boxer Rellion

    Boxer Rellion

    round 1900, after many years of succumbing to the superior military of the West, the Chinese stood up for their country. China was a weak, backwards, country, exploited by the West. They felt that they could counter the foreign domination, but reforms were useless because they needed the West to help with the reforms. But something sparked their confidence, and they believed themselves to be able to conquer any foreign power. This spark was the

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Branch Davidians

    Branch Davidians

    Branch Davidians, who are they? Where did they come from? These are the questions that you must answer in order to fully understand the whole movement. When I first heard of the Branch Davidians it was when they were broadcast around the world in Waco Texas facing off against the FBI. So upon reading about them in the text book I decided to start a little research through Google. It was amazing what I found

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Branch Davidians

    Branch Davidians

    Cultic activity has taken place since the practice of religion was established thousands of years ago. Since then, literally thousands of denominations have been inoculated throughout the world, especially in the United States. A cult, according to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is a system of religious beliefs and rituals. By definition, this includes organizations such as Baptists, Catholics as well as Satanists and Witches. While this maybe true, cults have been popularly perceived as Separatists who

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Anna
  • Brazilian Culture

    Brazilian Culture

    Culture Brazilian culture is a Latin American culture of a very diverse nature. It's main influence comes from Portuguese, due to colonial ties with the Portuguese empire that spread the Portuguese language, legal system and other cultural inheritances. Other important influences came from African and Amerindian people creating a diverse multicultural and multiethnic society. Religion in Brazil is very diverse, about ninety percent of Brazilians declare some sort of religious affiliation. Roman Catholics make up

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Breaking the Wedge

    Breaking the Wedge

    Breaking the Wedge Justice Felix Frankfurter stated in his opinion in McCollum v. Board of Education, “We have staked the very existence of our country on the faith that complete separation between the state and religion is best for the state and best for religion. If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, good fences make good neighbors.” (Moore 1) For the last century in America and ideological war has been fought in

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Breast Implants

    Breast Implants

    Friday, 19 May, 2000, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK Huge rupture rate in breast implants Many of the inplants had ruptured Almost seven out of ten silicone-gel breast implants scanned by researchers had developed a leak. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study could reawaken the debate over the safety of breast implants. Many women claim that leaking silicone-gel has sparked serious illness, including chronic autoimmune disease. The FDA team used MRI scans too

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Brian's Essay: The Room

    Brian's Essay: The Room

    Brian's Essay: The Room... In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • Brief Look at Jewish History

    Brief Look at Jewish History

    Brief Look at Jewish History The Jews are a people with a multitude of dilemmas. From the Israelite tribes to the prosperous modern day Israel , bigotry towards the Jews has been greatly evident. The Jewish race has acted as Escape Goat for many crisis throughout history including the black plaque which swept across Europe in the 14th century. The establishment of Israel was a great incident was something the Jewish people were striving to

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Steve
  • Brothers of the Bible

    Brothers of the Bible

    Brothers of the Bible The Old Testament sibling rivalries between Cain and Abel, Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his brothers were similar in some ways and different in others, but they all hold lessons for us today, for brothers today still face many of the same problems in life that challenged brothers thousands of years ago. Cain and Abel were in a situation much more unique than Esau and Jacob, and Joseph and his

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Vika
  • Budda

    Budda

    Buddha With the birth of the Buddha, being chosen as the “awakened one” at age thirty-five, his journey through life, and even in his death. Buddha has guided many to discovering the truths of life. Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha at age thirty-five (Graves 1). The Buddha was believed to have been born in 563 B.C. in what now is Nepal but at the time was a part of India (1). The founder of Buddhism

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Buddah

    Buddah

    Buddha taught that in order to live a life that is free from pain and suffering people must eliminate any attachments to worldly goods. Only then will they gain a kind of peace and happiness. They must rid themselves of greed, hatred, and ignorance. They strive to cultivate four attitudes, loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The basic moral code prohibits killing, stealing, harmful language, sexual misbehavior, and the use of intoxicants. Morality, wisdom, and

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Max
  • Buddha Response to the Rg Veda

    Buddha Response to the Rg Veda

    Ў°Ў¦Thinking to make merit, he makes demerit; thinking to do good, he does evil; thinking he seeks the way of happy going, he seeks the way of ill going.Ў± The Buddha criticizes the actions and intentions of Brahmanism. He sees they are full of sacrifices and ritual and surround themselves with gold, beautiful women. They intend to do good and live their lives sacrificing and doing all kinds of ritualistic deeds. The Buddha questions these

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Janna
  • Buddha Way of Life

    Buddha Way of Life

    Buddha Way of Life Buddha taught that in order to live a life that is free from pain and suffering people must eliminate any attachments to worldly goods. Only then will they gain a kind of peace and happiness. They must rid themselves of greed, hatred, and ignorance. They strive to cultivate four attitudes, loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. The basic moral code prohibits killing, stealing, harmful language, sexual misbehavior, and the use

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Buddhisim

    Buddhisim

    The attitude of Buddhism is come and see for yourself, which attracts many Westerners. Buddhists are not asked to believe in anything, but to follow the Buddha's advice to test ideas for ourselves. In fact, Buddha s final words were to, be a lamp unto yourself, make of yourself a light. , is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has assumed many different forms, but in each case there has

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    Submitted: May 15, 2010 By: Jack
  • Buddhism

    Buddhism

    A question asked by many people is What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism? To find the answer let us look at the history of Buddhism and compare and contrast the beliefs and philosophies of the two. The Buddah, Siddhartha Gautama, was born in the 6th century B.C.E. in Northwestern India. The Buddah was the son of an aristocrat and grew up in a world of affluence and privilege. His father, Suddhodana took

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Fatih

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