Essays Tagged: "personal god"

Buddhism and Christianity

is an individual quest at being free from desire. On the other hand, in Jesus' teaching, there is a personal relationship with a personal God. Though the two religions are very different in certain se ... nt God in Christianity. This God is a loving God, Jesus Christ, who has revealed himself and can be personally known in this life. With Jesus Christ, the most important thing for Christians is to focu ...

(3 pages) 157 4 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


sthood. Chinese scholars honored Confucius as a great teacher and sage but did not worship him as a personal god. Nor did Confucius himself ever claim divinity. Unlike Christian churches, the temples ...

(4 pages) 276 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"The main function of religion in society is the control of weaker social groups by the more powerful."

Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal god or gods. There are many sociological arguments and evidence both for and against the st ...

(8 pages) 249 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Theme of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

he makes for himself. Having grown up ashamed of his father, who was said to have had a bad chi, or personal god, Okonkwo sets out to make himself a respected man of the community. His father "tried O ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Title: The Ghost in Hamlet: Messenger of Earthly Justice Author: Shakespeare

s no messenger of Divine Justice but rather a messenger determined to convince Hamlet to pursue its personal justice. The Ghost's appearance is persuasive, but Hamlet is right to avoid jumping to conc ... ily loyalty; "If thou didst ever thy dear father love--" (I.v.27). Such demands are not divine, but personal; God is not invoked.King Hamlet's soul is merely an imperfect essence, "doomed for a certai ...

(5 pages) 39 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Four Yoga's Summarizations This is a short essay about the four yoga's in buddhism along with a choice, as requested by the instructor, as to which yoga best discribes mr beliefs.

to adore god with every element of the individuals being. To give ones interest and affection to a personal god. Very similar to Christianity where one loves and believes faithfully. Karma Yog ...

(1 pages) 36 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Role of Women in "Things Fall Apart", by Chinua Achebe.

ocus on life. Religion is their explanation to the unknown. They believe strongly in their "chi" or personal god. The Ibo people were faithful to their gods and perpetual on their traditions. The men ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Discussion on whether Religion has a Place in a Modern Scientific Society

y (1999) describes it as: The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods, or a particular system of faith and worship, and a pursuit or interest followe ...

(8 pages) 65 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


ty is Brahman, or the spirit. In the relative universe, the highest manifestation of Brahman is the Personal God, which is worshiped under different forms in different religions, like Hindus, Moslems, ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


jnana yoga, the path of understanding and wisdom, bhakti yoga, the path of love and attachment to a personal God, and karma yoga, the path of unselfish action. Further classifications exist. Pata&ntil ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart - An analysis in relation to journeys

gathering strength till it seemed to breathe a breath of fire". Furthermore, the line, "Clearly his personal god or chi was not made for great things", foreshadows the dark events to come, while posit ...

(2 pages) 30 0 4.2 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

A Commentary on Lucky's Monologue in Waiting for Godot

t: 1006LUCKY: Given the existence at uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the ... our species.As the speech begins, its focus is immediately clear. "Given the existence… of a personal God… with white beard…" He paints a portrait of an archetypal Christian God, ...

(6 pages) 10675 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature