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Religion Essays

God is often a personal topic that many individuals do not want to share with others. However, some people are very open regarding their beliefs in a supreme being. Atheists, or individuals who deny the existence of a supreme being, may also be vocal in their denial of God. However,...

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The three Abrahamic religions all have similar concepts of God, yet each concept has its own particular qualities. All three consider themselves to be monotheistic. However, to Jews and Muslims, the Christian Trinity interferes with the concept of one God. Other religions may also consider Christianity to be tritheistic rather...

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ stands at the center of every legitimate Christian’s life. While the teachings of the Bible – from Jesus in the Gospels to Paul in his writings – are important as guides for how to fulfill God’s will, the transformative message of Christ begins and ends...

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The 14th century work of art “The Infant Mary caressed by her parents Joachim and Anna” is a ceiling mosaic featured in the Chora Museum Monastery in Istanbul. It is pictorial depiction of religious histories, and is attributed to a team of Byzantine artists who were commissioned by the statesman...

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Eastern Orthodox Christianity arose out of the Great Schism of 1054. Its roots in mystical thinking, imagistic worship, and the Church Fathers continue to shape the Eastern Orthodox Christians that exist today. As we shall see, their organization of community and beliefs regarding sin and salvation differ from those of...

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Between the times of Jesus and Constantine (early 300’s) Christians were prone to unjust persecutions by the Romans. The paper outlines the major reasons for such treatment as well as accusations brought against early Christians. Both state and local authorities of the Roman Empire heavily persecuted Christians either sporadically or...

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As the biggest religion in the world, Christianity has been deemed interesting by many people today. One of the most interesting aspects of the religion is the presence of a living God (Jenkins, 2011). In many religions, God exists as a historical figure, but Christianity allows for an active relationship...

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Luke 4:9-13 recounts the third temptation of Jesus in which the devil takes him to the pinnacle of the Temple in Jerusalem and says, “To prove you’re God’s son, jump off from here; remember, it is written, ‘To his heavenly messengers he will give orders about you, to protect you,’...

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The roles of women and femininity as depicted in the Queen Mother of the West and “Declarations of the West” were unique and individualistic. The Daoist movement emerged in the latter part of the 4th Century that set the stage for a redefining of the existing Daoist religion that centered...

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One of the earliest Christian heroes of the faith was a young Roman noblewoman named Perpetua. She was martyred in the arena by the Roman government in Carthage in 203 C.E. for being a newly converted Christian. Her story is told in “The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas”, which consists...

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It is consistently seen in history that religion is often linked to warfare. This connection may take varying forms; sometimes, as with the Crusades and the attempted invasion of England by Spain in the 16th century, religion is cited by the aggressors as the primary motivation for the war. In...

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According to author Linda Schearing in Enticing Eden: How Western Culture Uses, Confuses, (and Sometimes Abuses) Adam and Eve, Genesis 1-3 is the most widely distorted passage in the Bible. It is frequently used as a rationale for a wide variety of activities, from male dominance to celibacy to finding...

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The Hijab is a Muslim clothing article commonly associable with women that are used for covering their faces. In the society it acts as the ultimate sign of Muslim women.in the aftermath of the 911 terror attacks, people developed a perception that most Muslims were dangerous to the society. E...

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In the 21st century, the sacrament of baptism still plays an essential role within the confines of the Catholic Church. It holds significant transformative power for adherents by uniting them with their God and the guidance provided through the teachings of their religion. Van Gennep’s work The Rites of Passage...

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The concept of life after death remains one of deep philosophical and religious discussions. Various religions and various philosophies offer different belief systems on the topic. Two forms of life after death include reincarnation and resurrection. In reincarnation, the soul is given a different life form in subsequent lives. In...

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Many experts note that Confucianism is seen as a system that intended to regulate philosophical and social order, being something beyond important than the religion. Primarily, it aimed to regulate the value system of an average citizen of China, set the cultural and the religious foundations and only then transcend...

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1. Briefly describe two examples of sacred time and two examples of sacred space. Sacred time can be defined as time set apart from ordinary activities where focus is turned to spiritual experience or the commemoration of times where the eternal sacred power intrudes into ordinary time and activities. Such...

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Explanations that seem out of human control have existed throughout the history of man. Religion and sciences have always been in conflict especially in the civilised world with the latter seen to resent ideas first prompting scientists to accumulate evidence to challenge religious beliefs. Science and religion both cater for...

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Human culture experienced a technological boom in the 20th century, yet the gospel of Jesus Christ is just as important today as it was two-thousand years ago. Although Christianity is the most popular religion by name, cultural relativism and universalism are gaining significant traction within the market place of ideas....

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Christian iconography and art return to the principles of naturalism and even supernaturalism during the early and late medieval periods. This trend can be seen vividly via such valuable Christian artworks as Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well from the Vienna Genesis and a painting Ecce Homo by Agostino Carracci....

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When considering the relationship between Christianity and servant leadership, it is possible to note the ways in which both seek to subvert and overturn conventional notions of the relationship between a leader and the person whom they lead. The Gospel of Matthew contains a statement from Jesus to two brothers...

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The Christian concept of the imago dei represents the perception and depiction of God in the society. This is a unique image that God creates among the believers in the society which is exclusive to his abilities. One of the essential association between God and human beings is that they...

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In a very real sense, religious traditions exist to accommodate all the needs faith itself both meets and demands. These are the experiences that connect faith to living, and consequently give greater meaning to the exponential relationship between religion and ordinary life. To begin with, and perhaps most importantly, these...

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There are many challenges facing Christian leaders acting as change agents, these leaders capitalizing on the establishment of the church and other organizations, in order to maintain the church’s mission in a culturally relevant matter. No matter how committed a Christian leader is to God and spreading his message, the...

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Judaism and Christianity are in many ways different and in many ways similar. While Christians believe that people will receive judgment after death, going to either heaven or hell based upon whether they have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, Jewish people are not unified on the subject. Some believe...

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