Essays Tagged: "christian beliefs"

The First Crusade

The First CrusadeAs the year 1000A.D. was approaching the strength of Christianity in Western Europewas growing along with its population. The newly reformed and organize ... reat power. A new Europe was being born with the Catholic Church as a force in every area oflife.In Christian beliefs, the savior, Jesus Christ was to return to earth and bring judgment onits people. ... ced in the early eleventh century. The news of the destructionof the Sepulcher was mourned in every Christian country. The nations looked to Rome for asolution to this most serious of Problems.The Byz ...

(5 pages) 128 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Witchcraft Hysteria in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

^^^^^^^^^In 1692, in Salem Massachusetts, the superstition of witches existedin a society of strong Christian beliefs. Anybody who acted out of theordinary was accused of being a witch and then the ac ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Influence of African American Oratory on Later Literature

us the religious beliefs of the slaves. It shows both the native African beliefs in addition to the Christian beliefs that were pressed on them by their masters. The slaves used folk cries like the "R ...

(3 pages) 117 3 1.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Egypt

A. PyramidsB. Middle Kingdom religion1. Myth of Osiris2. Similarties between the myth of Osiris and Christian beliefsC. Middle Kingdom artD. Downfall of the Middle KingdomIV. The New KingdomA. Valley ... as the fact that he was once human,and had triumphed over death. This bears striking resemblance to Christian's beliefs thatJesus had died and was resurrected. Isis had become the symbol for a loving ...

(8 pages) 217 1 3.8 Oct/1995

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

The origins of homophobia and the power the NSW Government is able to exert over sexuality.

rights, this essay is going to discuss how homophobia arose in the first place.Given the fact that Christian beliefs are deeply embedded in Australian society it is obvious that the Church contribute ... d discrimination against them?On the other hand, homosexuality has been a tolerable practice within Christianity for centuries. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci were famous homosexuals, and religiou ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

In "The Lamb" and "the Tiger" William Blake's speakers present a distinct duality of the human understanding of god

The Dichotomous Duality of DivinityHow does one understand the concept of god? Classic Christian beliefs dictate to their worshippers that he loves all creatures so much that supposedly h ... at forces people to examine and reexamine their understanding of the immortal force. William Blake, Christian 19th century writer dealt with this question of god through his writing. In his poems "The ... l, young, timid creature parallels the child in its representation of love and meekness, two common Christian values, through its creation by god. The child asks the lamb "who made thee?" and in the c ...

(2 pages) 80 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Comparison and Evaluation of "A Good Man is Hard to Find" (O'Connor) vs. "The Death of Tommy Grimes" (Meaddough), focusing on characterization, atmosphere and the grotesque.

nerations of the family (from grandparents to children) to portray a decline in moral stability and Christian beliefs; an example of how tradition, meant to maintain these beliefs and morals, can be e ... personal flaws are often disguised by a strong belief in the values of tradition. Her misuse of her Christian tradition is brought to attention through the words of the Misfit: "'She would have been a ...

(7 pages) 90 0 2.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Explain Christian beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Explain Christian beliefs about justice, forgiveness and reconciliation.In order to explain the Christian vi ... terms in their broader, and more secular perspective. This will then help to clarify the particular Christian position in this respect.Therefore, in order to properly consider what is meant by the ter ... ard.With this in mind we are now able to look at each term, in turn, with reference to the basis of Christian teaching, as found in scripture. Referring to the term of "justice" we are encouraged to b ...

(4 pages) 94 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Scientific Discoveries of the 19th Century

isms developed from simple forms through the operation of natural causes, challenged traditionalist Christian beliefs on creation and altered views of life on Earth. His explanation radically affected ...

(2 pages) 33 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In his speech Franklin S. Hill, talked about many things, a few he mentioned are, how King brought Christian beliefs to everyone, and what King did is for a worthy cause. I believe that having the ma ... d. One of the most important things that he touched on I think was, how Dr. King tried to bring the Christian beliefs to everyone. This is important because, if Dr. King can get blacks and whites to b ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Describe and explain how Christian beliefs have influenced Desmond Tutu's fight against apartheid in South Africa. Using the Bible

Describe and explain how Christian beliefs have influenced Desmond Tutu's fight against apartheid in South Africa.Christian b ... claim freedom for the prisoners and give out free marshmallows... to release the oppressed...' This Christian belief may have been a key influence in Desmond Tutu's fight against apartheid. Also the b ...

(1 pages) 26 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Beowulf: Pagan Tale With Christian Additives

at is rooted in pagan folk-lore, religious beliefs of the character's in Beowulf seem to clash when Christian beliefs, as well as references to Biblical scripture, are incorperated within the perdomin ... as well as references to Biblical scripture, are incorperated within the perdominently pagan tale. Christianity, a monotheist religion, is basically the extreme opposite of Paganism. The two religion ...

(5 pages) 106 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The first crusade

The First Crusade helped to diversify and change the historical development of Christianity and other various sub-groups. The power of Christianity in Western Europe was growing a ... eat power. A new Europe was being born with the Catholic Church as a force in every area of life.In Christian beliefs Jesus Christ was to return in the year 1000A.D. Knowing this, the people of Europe ... of God'. Clergy members were often consulted to figure out what would be a suitable penance to free Christians from their. 'The Church itself still frequently imposed pilgrimages as a penance' .A pilg ...

(6 pages) 68 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Monologue: Michael Andretti

his is probably due to her family / friend relationships, maybe her school life and its pressures, "Christian" beliefs and I guess just that proud Italian heritage she has which she despises so strong ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pagan and Christian Aspects of Beowulf

Beowulf is an epic poem featuring a conflict between pagan and Christian beliefs. Within this context there is a continuous theme of good versus evil. Beowulf is a ... the dragon but being mortally wounded by it, Beowulf's comrade Wiglaf administers the last rites, a Christian custom, for Beowulf before he dies. Beowulf's followers build a giant tower to entomb him, ... followers build a giant tower to entomb him, a somewhat paganistic custom.The presence of pagan and Christian customs in Beowulf may seem like a conflict of interests, but it all flows together to mak ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Foundational Beliefs

Down through millennia of history, Christian theologians have based many foundational Christian beliefs on their interpretation of bibl ... son can avoid Hell and attain Heaven after death. This is common sense to me because I was raised a Christian. I went to church and I read the Bible. This is how we establish foundational religious be ... that a person is saved, and her/his sins forgiven, through baptism. This is where denominations of Christianity branch out and away from each other. So we have a chaotic situation where some say that ...

(5 pages) 37 2 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Legalizing Murder

astating effects on those around us and even our own lives. Euthanasia is unethical and contrary to Christian beliefs.When we live or die is simply not for us as humans to control. After all, who are ... last stages of their life, they will die without dignity. How more selfish can that be? The goal of Christianity is to try and be more like Jesus, yet if you look at his life you will realize that he ...

(5 pages) 13 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Religion in the Public Arena

terference from the government or others of different beliefs. They prayed in schools and discussed Christian beliefs openly. No way could they conceive the literal meaning of the First Amendment. The ... as to keep government from applying demands concerning religion from them. They were so immersed in Christianity, never would they imagine someone would challenge prayers or religion-related issues to ...

(7 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

St. Augustine: Interpreting God's Call

n they read it. In modern times, the bible is mostly interpreted according to the foundation of the Christian beliefs. In ancient times, the only foundation to Christian beliefs was the Bible. Peoples ... al strategy, allegorical strategy, the Rule of Faith, and literal interpretation. His conversion to Christianity also plays an important part on how he interpreted the Bible and how he fit into the Bi ...

(6 pages) 34 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The DaVinci Code: To believe or not? That is the question

Throughout its history, the Catholic Church has suppressed alternative and unapproved Christian beliefs. Dan Brow's publishing sensation the DaVinci code explores Mary Magdalene as the m ... versial belief lead to a brutal 13th century crusade "for Christ" which murdered a 100.000 peaceful Christian in southern France known as the Cathars. The Cathars were an agnostic religious group that ... of the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as The Knights Templar, was one of the most famous of the Christian military orders. It existed for about two centuries in the Middle Ages, created in the aft ...

(5 pages) 38 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American