Essays Tagged: "Religious belief"

Symbollism in Hawthorne's"The Scarlett Letter"

ure is the deepness and hidden meaning in a piece of work. It is often used to represent a moral or religious belief or value. Without symbolism literature is just a bunch of meaningless words on pape ...

(2 pages) 82 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Why are rituals important throughout the life course?

nies which, at best, tend to be thought of as quaint, at worst, acted out for the tourist industry. Religious belief is on the decline in Western society and this also contributes to the general outlo ... me alcohol in celebration of the safe arrival of a new born child. The other side to this is one of religious ritual, in which a child will be christened in a church by an ordained minister; this part ...

(6 pages) 146 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

What part does reification play in the process of medical consultation?

y understood in terms of magic and superstition. Next came the 'pre-modern world' which was seen by religious belief and an all know God was the only authority of real knowledge. And thirdly was the m ... its symbolic significance instead of its content. Therefore, medical belief systems are the same as religious belief systems.Reification in the medical consultation therefore plays a total part. Illne ...

(6 pages) 67 0 4.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Plantinga's Properly Basic Beliefs

a properly basic belief. He goes further to say that arguments are insufficient for the basis of a religious belief. Some beliefs are properly basic: perceptual beliefs, memory beliefs, certainly, bu ... s is the idea that Plantinga rejects. Plantinga's view is that belief in God, or even more specific religious beliefs, is properly basic.It may be thought that all beliefs require evidence, and that b ...

(7 pages) 59 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

How helpful is Boyer in explaining or understanding religion? This is an analysis of Pascal Boyer's "Religion Explained"

There may not be any issue more inexplicable than religious belief and thought. Religion is a primary factor in many psychotic actions performed by hu ... does our knowledge of the evolutionarily based preconceptions of the human brain correlate with our religious beliefs and behaviors? Boyer does an exquisite job of answering these looming questions, b ... lity's existence. Although Boyer presents convincing ideas and a scientific explanation for various religious aspects such as why we accept it and what exactly it is we are accepting, in addition to p ...

(8 pages) 137 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The following is a mythical analysis of "The Bear" by Anton Chekhov. The paper encompasses the author's background and the mythical content and/or analogy in his story, The Bear.

st partly traditional, that supposedly relates actual events and that is especially associated with religious belief.In another sense, myths are specific accounts of gods or superhuman beings involved ...

(4 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Abortion: Arguments between Pro and Con

ight to live", and is morally wrong. Though, others for abortion argue that the statement is just a religious belief. Pro-abortionists consider that having an abortion is the women's' choice.What make ... bortion is not murder.The problem with this argument is; when do we call a fetus a person? From the religious perspective, a baby is already a person from the start of the conception. Some of those wh ...

(3 pages) 177 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"Society as it should have been" A description of the ideal society according to simplistic ideals and ethics.

and guidelines.I feel this reflects how I would like my ideal society to be, with the exception of Religious Belief and the anti-technology stance.Ideally, the society to kick into play would be comm ... ng unless it infringes upon the rights of others. This includes such things as religion and speech. Religious tolerance shall be offered to all, including those who choose no religion. No local govern ...

(8 pages) 251 3 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Victorian Era.

until her death in 1901, it was an era of several unsettling social developments. The unsettling of religious belief was one, which was lead by new advancements in science, particularly the theory of ...

(3 pages) 80 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is an essay that compares Islam and Christianity.

ice with its own unique rituals, prayers, and beliefs. In the Muslim faith, their primary source of religious belief is the Qur'an, which was written by the prophet Muhammed in a series of revelations ... specified in the agreement with god. Both religions also have books that are the primary source of religious knowledge. If a sin or transgression from what is desired occurs both religion's god accep ...

(3 pages) 125 0 2.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Religious scepticism about the 'teleological argument'.

as always been a topic that has been discussed at great length. When people speak about Religion or Religious belief they are normally referring to the belief in the existence of God or gods. Religion ... , people who dedicate their lives to a cause, such as the relief of human suffering, are said to be religious toward the ending of suffering. This essay is concerned with the justification of a religi ...

(8 pages) 150 2 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

My Values of Living

My moral values are fairness, religious belief, responsibility, self-respect, and gratitude. These are the values statements whic ... and earned an "A" because this teacher evaluated my academic grade both on my test and my effort.Religious believe is my second moral value, but it is not an important one. To me, whether I believ ... they don't worship the same God as you do is ridiculous and stupid. There is no such law forcing on religious worship. If you don't believe, it doesn't mean that it does not exist. You eat your food, ...

(6 pages) 90 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Reasons behind the Spanish conquest of Mexico

several small factors combined to formulate this monstrous conquest. Disease, military technology, religious belief, and internal warfare served as a few of these very factors that allowed a few grou ... e;s used in order to map-out his attack plan on the city. He used the Aztec's unknowing generosity, religious superstition and naïveté as a facade for his master plan of conquest. The Azte ...

(4 pages) 100 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

How did neo-confucianism respond to the changes of late Ming society?

encompassingand intense changes, it was perhaps inevitable that the tradition ofmorals, virtues and religious belief, passed down from the time of theDivine Sages, would itself be forced to undergo ch ...

(7 pages) 61 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

David Hume: Against the Design and Cosmological Arguments for God's Existence

In his dialogues concerning religion David Hume explores whether religious belief can be rational. Because Hume is an empiricist he thinks that a belief is rational ... ut in a more perfect form. By showing that the argument from design fails, Hume hopes to prove that religious belief cannot possibly be based on reason.Philo the skeptic delivers Hume's objections to ...

(3 pages) 124 0 2.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Emily Dickinson

ies and ecstasies of love, sexuality, the unfathomable nature of death, the horrors of war, God and religious belief, the importance of humor, and musings on the significance of literature, music, and ...

(4 pages) 133 2 2.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Scientific Revolution of 1500's-1600's

g Earth, revolved around the sun. This was called the heliocentric theory. This theory went against religious beliefs and many peoples view of everyday life. Since people ever wondered about the plane ... t the planets and how the move, it was believed that all planets moved around the Earth. This was a religious belief that was challenged by the new idea of the heliocentric model. Still, the heliocent ...

(2 pages) 58 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

I-Search Paper on Creation vs. Evolution

ting me for years. Did we evolve over millions of years, or is our sole existence based on a single religious belief? In my childhood I had been forced to sit through many painfully boring scriptures ... I knew that there was a scientist named Charles Darwin who had developed a theory which challenged religious beliefs gathered from the Bible. His beliefs were that we (humans), plants, and animals ha ...

(8 pages) 157 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Diversity Training Movement and Its Failure

1964. This law makes job discrimination illegal.Employers cannot use race, skin color, age, gender, religious belief, or national origin as their basis for hiring; nor can these be used as the basis f ...

(5 pages) 221 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Deductive vs. Inductive reasoning

Deductive vs. Inductive reasoning and how each applies to a religious belief is a fascinating subject. When one testifies that religion primarily involves deduc ... tion in this narrow scope the answer might remain. However when one step's back and scrutinizes the religious faith that one believes in, then religious faith undergoes some of the same testing polici ... alysis undergoes.Every scrutinizing person of faith will question their belief. I know no person of religious faith that hasn't or doesn't explore the possibilities of the infallibility of their dedic ...

(3 pages) 166 0 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith