Essays Tagged: "christian religion"

The Natural Law Theory

and what is wrong.(Bainton 174) This theory was them adapted by religious philosophers to fit the Christian religion.(Berkhof 114) This, however was not exactly the same as the original.The clas ... ose who excluded emotion and passion from their decision making process.(Bainton 21-22)The great Christian philosophers came upon this theory and realized that it was compatible to their religion. ...

(3 pages) 236 0 3.5 Jan/2000

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

" Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe's An analytical look at why the village of Umofia fell apart.

man's life. Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart is a story that describes the effects of a new Christian religion in a tribal village of Africa. The tribe has their own language, known as Obi, a ... ite missionaries to intrude upon this system and convert many of the tribe's younger members to the Christian faith. The tribal system falls apart because younger members are unable to remember person ...

(6 pages) 212 1 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Bram Stoker's "Dracula"

1.)There are many ways that Bram Stoker's Dracula can be considered Anti-Christian byshowing of Anti-Christian values and perversions of the Christian religion. In chapter o ... cula and other vampires by the possession of a crucifix or practically any consecrated item fromthe Christian religion can be used to save you from the attack or presence of a vampire. For example, in ... na's forehead and it burns intoher head since she, herself, was unclean. Another abstruction of the Christian religion would be thefact that Dracula sleeps in a coffin and especially because the dirt ...

(6 pages) 168 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Catholic Christianity and Rastafarianism.

Roman Catholicism and Rastafarianism - A Comparative EssayThe religion of Catholic Christianity was established just after the death of Jesus, near the beginning of the Common Era. Je ... sus, near the beginning of the Common Era. Jesus, the Son of God and Messiah, was born a Jew. Early Christianity was therefore a strand of Judaism and it wasn't until later that Judaism and Christiani ... wasn't until later that Judaism and Christianity were separated. One of the main components of the Christian religion is the rituals that members of the church participate in such as Mass, the Sacram ...

(4 pages) 141 4 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Why is the resurrection central to the Christian Faith?

The life, death and resurrection of Christ is what created the Christian religion and separates it from the Jewish faith. Whilst Christians believe and accept Chri ... - but his death and resurrection. This essay shall explore why the resurrection is so important in Christianity.The purpose of Christ lies in the Old Testament in the very beginning of the world when ... death and opened the door away from the death of the Old Testament to eternal life in Heaven. Many Christians see the resurrection as proof that he truly was the Son of God for only God would have th ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Evaluation of efforts to validate and invalidate the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin (burial cloth of Jesus).

base of argument of whether the shroud is authentic. Since its discovery, it has become an icon of Christian Religion, one that provides concrete evidence of the death and resurrection of Christ to t ... ven these tests have not been wholly accepted to accurately date the shroud's origin. Like Faith in Christian Religion, the age (and underlying authenticity) of the Shroud of Turin may still lie in th ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This is a critical lense essay on the following topic: "Man is a fallen creature, and therefore is inherently (naturally) evil."

gain a panoramic view.The corruption of the soul has been an obsession of many religious sects. The Christian religion has taught for centuries that the soul is indeed the ultimate good. However, we m ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lutheranism: The Best Religion of its Time

rn Europeans had little choice of religion at this time, since the Catholic Church was the dominant Christian religion. However, the Catholic Church had become corrupted, and Luther ended many of the ... tuals were derived from pagan customs, so Augustine was obviously influenced by his pagan past. The Christian church should not have anything to do with pagan customs. Augustine was not even an experi ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Effect of Constantine's Conversion on the Roman Society and Christianity

When Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, it not only affected him and his religious lifestyle but more importantly, his Roman E ... rtantly, his Roman Empire and the Christian religion. At the time of his coming of power in 312 AD, Christianity was forbidden and followers were often tortured or executed. But with the conversion to ... until this point was kept mostly separate. His position as a government ruler and great interest in Christianity brought together the two worlds. Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity had m ...

(2 pages) 74 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

The Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire considered itself the only true inheritor both of the Roman Empire and of the Christian religion. This fact made the Empire something somewhere between an ally and an enemy to th ...

(27 pages) 117 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

European Imperialism in Africa. By Nicole Robichaud

frica"Black people could be made to be equal to white people through two gifts of European society, Christianity and commerce." This quote said by Sir David Livingston reveals his intents and thoughts ... ad to do to make the Africans equal to the Europeans that were inhabiting Africa was teach them the Christian religion, and give them commerce. Many people realized soon after that just by doing so, t ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Paradise Lost by John Milton: Exploring the Themes of Mankind's Great Fall

dered whether Milton sought to justify the mysterious ways of God or merely show the cruelty of the Christian religion. Despite it's obvious distain for authority, Milton shows his beliefs on society ... and the importance and benefits of the fall of mankind, Milton is able to justify the nature of the Christian God and possibly chastise him as well for his acts. Milton continuously justifies the acts ...

(4 pages) 115 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Hawthorn The Birthmark

In the Christian religion the Lord took the ability to obtain perfection away with the first sins of Adam a ... ana's head. He learns that Godliness is unattainable. There is obviously a focal message concerning Christianity in this story, but I believe there are morals here, even for those of us who are not re ...

(2 pages) 81 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Buddhism vs Christianity

were asked who Jesus was, responses would likely include: a good man, a prophet, the founder of the Christian religion, the younger brother of Buddha. As it is hard for a Buddhist to understand the ex ... uddhist thought, the concept of God is closest equated to the Void, Ignorance and Karma. However in Christian thought, God is known as the supreme creator and Lord. Many Christians acknowledge God's d ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Historical and ethnographical study of rastafari religion

religious movement in Jamaica in the 1930's, there is the obvious root tracing of the slave owner's Christian religion and the traditional African religion the slaves took with them from their homelan ... this religion and it carried over in the African religious interpretation of the imposed bible. The Christian focus was always on Jesus, while the Myal influence made the African slaves more focused o ...

(12 pages) 85 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Gospel of John and Greek Literature: Tracing the Theme of Friendship

ities are and they are quoted in the Gospel of John. The idea of friendship not only applies to the Christian religion but also in the world of the New Testament. Many parallels and examples of friend ... keley: University of California Press, 1989. 17-124.Ehrman, Bart. The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings. 2nd ed. New York:Oxford University Press, 2004.Hock, R. Lecture Notes. Los Angel ...

(9 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Vocab for ap us history class, about the puritans and great migration

ible for founding calvinism, which was reformed catholicism. He writes about it in "Institutes of a Christian Religion" published in 1536. He believed God was all knowing and everyone was predestined ... eligious and political system. Her ideas became known as the heresy of Antinomianism, a belief that Christians are not bound by moral law. She was latter expelled, with her family and followers, and w ...

(6 pages) 56 1 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Compare and Contrast Buddhism and Christianity

to believe in religions. There were many religions people believed in the history. Two of these are christianity and buddhism. They have different and similar features in them. We can compare and cont ... and similar features in them. We can compare and contrast them in different categories.Buddhism and Christianity are two of the world's greatest and most influential religions. The Christian religion, ...

(3 pages) 173 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Explaining and Comparing Ancient and Modern Religious Icons

Icons: From Ancient to ModernThroughout the history of the Christian religion, icons have depicted holy people and sacred events. From the Virgin Mary and St. ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The attitudes of Christianity and Islam toward merchants

Islam and Christianity share a lot of similarities and differences. One of the most important similarities tha ... st important similarities that they share is that they are both universal religions. Both Islam and Christianity are monotheistic religions, believing in only one god, which is also believed by some r ... d by some religions researchers to be the same god, but referred with different nominatives. In the Christian religion it is referred to as "Christ" and in the Islam religion it is referred to as "All ...

(5 pages) 27 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers