Essays Tagged: "religious faith"

The Effect of the Russian Orthodox Religion on the Culture of Russia

ht meaning to the cycle of seasons and sowing in the subsistence society. Russians possessed a deep religious faith and from it they derived a sense of purpose in the universe and the promise of salva ...

(4 pages) 115 0 4.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

John Steinbeck's "Indubious Battle"

oungster, Jim witnessed both his father's courage and his despair. He saw his mother loose even her religious faith as poverty and starvation overwhelmed the family.Older, but still keenly remembering ...

(8 pages) 78 0 1.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Life cannot have meaning without religious faith

â oeLife cannot have ultimate meaning without religious faith.â This topic, for the sixth philosophy debate, is one that has been argued for ... meaning. This paper will support the claim that life, in order to have ultimate meaning, must hold religious faith and will disprove the atheist beliefs. To begin, religion speaks of an afterlife or ... ive both an honorable life and a life that will benefit others. If a person, however, does not hold religious beliefs, the converse of this must be questioned. What does an atheist have to live for? W ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Freud, Burkert, More and Atheism on the Origins and Persistence of Religious Faith

Where did religious faith originate and why has it persisted throughout human history to modern times? This is ... anifesting itself as a collective neurosis in society at large (Freud, 1991). He was convinced that religious faith is a means to wish fulfillment and was hopeful that humans would eventually succumb ... ment and was hopeful that humans would eventually succumb this psychopathology and relinquish their religious beliefs and practices. Walter Burkert on the other hand maintains that religion did not de ...

(14 pages) 115 0 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Human Nature and its views on religion.

gion is looked upon more as guidance rather than a way of life. In the first paragraph, the type of religious faith that is present is one where faith is present but not without question. Personally, ... is present is one where faith is present but not without question. Personally, I hold this type of religious faith to be most common in todays' society. As an example, I will use my own belief. I bel ...

(2 pages) 53 2 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Romeo and Juliet.

s are more strongly directed to fate. In the text, it appeared to me that they were devout in their religious faith, seeing as though the Friar was their confidant and religious mentor. However, in co ...

(4 pages) 41 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

A prayer for Owen Meany.

f a "god", the creator our father. The author's main message in A Prayer for Owen Meany was that of religious faith. John Irving was trying to tell people to think, or even rethink, about their stance ... the way John Irving intended it to, but it moved me all the same. I have never been a particularly religious person, and this made me more agnostic if anything at all. The author's message is signifi ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Same sex marriage is against religious faith, and society?s norms, therefore, it shouldn?t be legalized. Marriage by definition i ... rriage was created by God mainly for a purpose of procreation; same sex marriage is totally against religious norms. Therefore, by legalizing same sex marriage we will violate religious right and soci ... has been important to mankind; religion provides us reason and purpose, and we shouldn?t ignore our religious faith. ?The preceding review of the five major world religions makes one thing clear: the ...

(5 pages) 374 2 2.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


n, and trust is the acting out of that belief.The Bible provides us with many examples of people of religious faith. One person who had great faith was Daniel. Daniel had been taken from his home as a ...

(2 pages) 71 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


rituality can be defined many different ways for many different people of different ages, cultures, religious faiths and nationalities. Generally spirituality can be defined as a search for the Truth ... tor in the life of a spiritual person, a person can achieve spirituality without subscribing to any religious faith. All religions a set of laws defining how followers of the religion should conduct t ...

(2 pages) 100 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Writers since enlightment against the church

As the power of the Church and religious faith gradually declined, many thinkers since the Enlightenment Age have been writing agai ... sky.Voltaire in Candide, satirizes organized religion by means of a series of corrupt, hypocritical religious leaders who appear throughout the novel. Candide encounters the daughter of a Pope, who as ... uisitor who has a mistress; and a Franciscan friar who despite the vow of poverty is a jewel thief. Religious leaders in the novel also carry out inhumane campaigns of religious oppression against tho ...

(2 pages) 43 0 2.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson quotes explained

bobolink for a choiristerAnd an orchard for a dome (Emily Dickinson)This is a strong passage about religious faith and how one chooses to worship. In the eyes of Dickinson worship was in her home. Sh ... lone. That is the closest I have ever felt to God. I do not feel I need to be seen by others for my religious faith to shine, which is why this passage speaks to me. There also are song lyrics from a ...

(6 pages) 70 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

Tom and Christianity in Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

left with a sense of emptiness, hopelessness, and defeat; it is often in these situations that our religious faith is tested and is either strengthened or weakened. In Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel U ...

(4 pages) 33 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Reactions to the Holocaust (Answers in full sentences)

arsaw Ghetto in Poland. What proof could the defense team have used in God's defence?Q1c: How would religious faith help victims of the Holocaust with their ordeals?Q1d: How was it possible to put God ... r the Jews were still faithful to their cause.1c:Many people who were victims of the Holocaust were religious, and therefore believed a sort of God whether it was more than one or more deities, or jus ...

(6 pages) 49 1 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


way of life.What is religion? Religion is a service and worship of God that involves devotion to a religious faith, beliefs, attitudes and practices. (Merriam- Webster pg. 443) Most people see religi ...

(2 pages) 139 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Great Awakening and Age of Enlightenment

and the introduction to science. The yearning for knowledge encouraged the colonists to partake in religious activities and explore the scientific world around them. The Great Awakening was a movemen ... m. The Great Awakening was a movement created by the Protestants and its purpose was to reestablish religious faith. The Age of Enlightenment was a movement concerning intellectuals all around the wor ...

(2 pages) 68 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Victorian Age of Literature

ain. Among others were the democratization resulting from extension of the franchise; challenges to religious faith, in part based on the advances of scientific knowledge, particularly of evolution; a ... lection of the popular attitudes of the time.During the Victorian Period, long held and comfortable religious beliefs fell under great scrutiny. An early blow to these beliefs came from the Utilitaria ...

(7 pages) 59 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Homosexual Adoptions.

Imagine yourself as a person whohas a nice home, a good job, religious faith, and a lovingrelationship with another person of the same sex. The first threethings ...

(7 pages) 126 0 3.4 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality


onal background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, and work experiences.This paper will discuss and focus on four dimensions of dive ... rooted in the idea of societal groups, marked especially by shared nationality, tribal affiliation, religious faith, shared language, or cultural and traditional origins and backgrounds, whereas race ...

(5 pages) 135 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management