Essays Tagged: "religious practices"

Natural Resources and managment

es, andobjects. These also include less tangible forms like aspects of folklife, traditional or religiouspractices, and landscapes. These nonrenewable resources often yield unique information ...

(2 pages) 94 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Grendel and Cain and how they relate in "Beowulf"

ings of the book of the lord and his spoken words. At this same period in history traditional pagan religious practices and beliefs have slowly given way to the ideals and philosophy of Christianity. ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


hat most of us take for granted others would die for. The freedom of living without persecution for religious practices. The freedom of living in any kind of house you can afford. The freedom of boing ...

(3 pages) 96 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

A Comparison of Celtic and Gallic culture .

n. Most every aspect of Celtic culture has been debated, from the time of their appearance to their religious practices. We have only two primary sources from which to draw data on that culture. One i ...

(5 pages) 69 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This essay is on the movement of the African culture to the New World and how it contributed to the cultural diversity in the new lands.

They worshipped more than 400 gods, which are still worshipped today. No doubt, they brought their religious practices with them. The main religion of the Spanish colonizers was Catholicism. It was t ... ooism in Haiti and Santeria in Cuba. Haitian and Cuban dances show African origin not only in their religious foundations, but in their rhythmic movements and patterns.In Haiti, Vodun or what we call ...

(5 pages) 163 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Pre-Islamic Bedouin vs. The Teachings of Early Islam

aykh who acted as a chief and was usually chosen amongst the eldest and wisest men in the clan. The religious practices of pre-Islamic Bedouin were idolatrous and polytheist to say the least. Differen ... east. Different families and tribes worshipped different gods and deities, resulting in an unstable religious atmosphere. The rise of Islam inspired an urban movement in pre-Islamic Arabia, which atta ...

(5 pages) 62 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Pi Patel's View of Religion. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

ing to grasp what one religion is teaching by looking for answers in another. When Pi's parents and religious leaders criticize him for having multiple religions, they are being close minded and criti ... tical, which is exactly what his three religions are not about. This further justifies his multiple religious practices. He is also trying to show that the first religion you are introduced to is not ...

(1 pages) 56 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Red Scare

t is a commonly held, and largely mistaken, belief that the United States of America was founded on religious tolerance and freedom. Far from the truth this is, however...nearly the opposite, in fact. ... he opposite, in fact. The founders of this country, the Puritans, were strict and vengeful in their religious zealous and firm about prayer-this and holy-that that they actually left th ...

(6 pages) 124 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Historical Impact of the Black Plague. Extensive research. Unfortunately, I wrote this ages ago and the bibliography has been lost to the sands of time.

y in this era, when people were so confused, ashamed and helpless that they ignored old customs and religious practices. Pope Clement VI had to consecrate the Rhone River so corpses could be sunk in i ...

(7 pages) 68 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Yakima and the Sioux

xplain a few of their differences and similarities along with the values they share in the personal religious practices and beliefs.Each culture has their own belief of how the world and their culture ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Sepoy Rebellion versus the Taiping Rebellion

ulture was slowly being annihilated. The British were interfering with traditional Hindu and Muslim religious practices such as the Sati. Although there was no single person who led the Sepoy Rebellio ... er, as soon as the East India Company left and the Queen had a direct rule over India, she promised religious tolerance and that Britain would not interfere with any religious practices, and therefore ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Importance of the Pharaoh in New Kingdom Egyptian Society

arrior, builder, administrator and ruler of an empire, but also as a central figure in religion and religious practices.In order to maintain his position of authority and leader status, the King was p ... ses II. The buildings were used as propaganda and often advertised and promoted military prowess or religious policies. They were a constant reminder of the power and glory of the King.Although it was ...

(3 pages) 62 1 3.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

The Ideal Puritan Society

ritans thought of themselves as members of the Church of England. Disgusted with the tainted modern religious practices, puritans tried to change that institution. They soon became frustrated with the ...

(5 pages) 73 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Secular Life

ed a question, has America become secular? Although many Americans attend church and follow certain religious practices, it is quite obvious that America has indeed become secular. America has become ... has indeed become secular.I think that in a society where being rich or wealthy is everything, our religious beliefs tend to get lost in the "survival of the fittest" lifestyle that we lead everyday. ...

(4 pages) 64 1 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Religious to excess beyond any other nation- Herodotus

"The Egyptians are religious to excess beyond any other nation"- Herodotus.The Ancient Egyptians were in existence over ... kably advanced in their technology and knowledge. However as Herodotus stated they were excessively religious. This has been proven through the ampleness of their gods, superstitions and religious pra ... and non-judgmental people. They practiced as a group and their everyday activities revolved around religious practices. They attempted to understand themselves and to understand where they came from. ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Puritan Dilemma Responds to questions: According to Edmund Morgan, what was the "Puritan dilemma?" How did the Puritans and/or Winthrop address this dilemma?

e occurred in the realm of foreign affairs with the possibility of English intervention in colonial religious practices. On all three occasions, he used moderation and reason combined with the respons ... . Of these agitators, Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson both promulgated incendiary convictions of religious superiority and exclusiveness incompatible with the fundamental beliefs which provided Win ...

(5 pages) 64 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Chosen" by Chaim Potok

begins with a baseball game that turns into a holy war as orthodox Jewish boys try to justify their religious practices when faced against a Hasidic team who feel themselves more pious than their adve ... at the college. The book explores the burden of being chosen. Danny was born into his position as a religious leader, as a result he feels frustrated that he gets to make very few choices of his own i ...

(1 pages) 42 2 3.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ts differentiate between magic and religion. Whereas magic operates automatically and impersonally, religious practices such as prayer and sacrifice are effective only contingently, as appeals to high ... easants, who sometimes wear printed Christian prayers on a string as amulets. These magical uses of religious texts illustrate clearly the transformation of elements of religion into instruments of ma ...

(3 pages) 52 3 2.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

This is an essay comparing the power of Religious, and political power in the middle ages, and how they clashed together.

control. These two powers had a lot of conflict with each other. The two Powers were Political and Religious leaders. Also, the power of these leaders changed throughout the Middle Ages.Pope Gelasius ... eaders changed throughout the Middle Ages.Pope Gelasius I suggested that originally the two powers, religious and political, were meant to be separate and equal. The religious power believed that ever ...

(2 pages) 23 0 2.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Prayer in School, Separation of Church and State

d States. It not only infringes on the first amendment of freedom of religion, but it will endanger religious diversity, and will go against the idea of separation between church and state. This endan ... f religion. The Establishment Clause proscribes the establishment of religion in general, including religious practices. Prayer is considered a religious exercise, and if it became state-supported, th ...

(1 pages) 52 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith