Essays Tagged: "religious movement"

Review of John G. Neihardt's "Black Elks speaks"

Cycle of the West. Although he was initially seeking infor-mation about a peculiar Native American religious movement that occurred at the endof the 19th century for the conclusion his poetry collect ...

(5 pages) 92 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The reasons why a person joins a NRM (cult)

The reasons behind the joining of a new religious movement or NRM are often numerous. It is thought by many that new recruits are gullible, ... an be susceptible to these "masters" of trickery. There are many theories as to why one joins a new religious movement and do they do so freely. Theories such as the relative-deprivation theory and th ... joining and staying in the cult system will also be looked at.The question of who exactly joins new religious movements is often asked when studying the topic. NRM's overall have a more heterogeneous ...

(6 pages) 34 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Historical and ethnographical study of rastafari religion

d material, and current and future trends in the movement today.Being the offspring of a revivalist religious movement in Jamaica in the 1930's, there is the obvious root tracing of the slave owner's ... large focus on the divination and local spirits in this religion and it carried over in the African religious interpretation of the imposed bible. The Christian focus was always on Jesus, while the My ...

(12 pages) 85 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Modern Paganism: A 12th Grade Oral Presentation

Modern Paganism is a rich and diverse religious movement drawing the attention of the media, lawmakers, and spiritual seekers. This oral i ... ed.But what then is "Modern Paganism"? Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a modern, Earth-centred religious perspective, which borrows and adapts from pre-Christian paganism, as well as from contemp ... eliefs shared by most contemporary Pagans, which I will explain to you at the end of this oral.Like religious Humanists, modern Pagans have a love and reverence for this world and the physical plane g ...

(4 pages) 64 1 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

Resaerch paper on Scientology. IN MLA format.

tens of thousands believers of Scientology that will disagree. This religion is the fastest growing religious movement over the last 40 years (Cooper, 1). The founder of Scientology was Lafayette Rona ... se something called an E-Meter. An E-Meter is a shortened term for electropsychometer. E-Meter is a religious artifact used as a spiritual guide in auditing. It is for use by a Scientology minister or ...

(7 pages) 118 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Reformation.

The church grew during its first thousand years from being a small group of individuals to a major religious movement in Palestine that spread its influence through the Middle East, Western and Easte ... ly affairs rather than focusing on the spiritual needs of the people. The church also began selling religious services to usually the highest bidder and also started selling its holy sacraments, meddl ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Reform Movements.

human nature which can improve his social, moral and spiritual life.Behind the reform impulse lay a religious movement - the evangelical revivals known as the second great awakening. Charles G.Finney ... omic and social costs of drinking. Sometimes, the temperance movement was criticised because of its religious foundations, but as the end result was for the good of the individual and the society, it ...

(4 pages) 105 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Islamic Fundamentalism

ent, by the western media. To actually understand fundamentalism we must first define it: A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid ad ...

(4 pages) 87 0 2.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Martin Luther And The Protestant Reformation

er unwittingly sparked a revolution. This revolution was neither economical nor political. It was a religious revolution that came to be known as the Protestant Reformation. What was it all about? Why ... Most importantly, why did his beliefs catch on with so many people, resulting in the most important religious movement since the birth of Christianity in the first century AD? Martin Luther was born o ...

(5 pages) 58 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Deism And Thomas Jefferson

doctrines of original sin, divinity of Jesus, limited atonement, and predestination (Lindell). The religious principles of deism were set forth by Lord Herbert of Cherbury who is generally regarded a ... erally regarded as the founder of the movement (American Lit.). However, deism was not an organized religious movement; it existed in the writings of individuals who expressed their personal religious ...

(10 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Inquisition

The Inquisition was a religious movement to find and give punishment to heretics . The word inquisition comes from the wor ... d every religion that was not Christian or Jewish. After he declared that, heresy became not only a religious offense, but also a civil one. Heretics began revolting quite frequently in the eleven and ...

(4 pages) 27 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


hen spread to Central North Africa by St. Augustine, and to Gaul by St. Martin of Tours. Later, the religious movement by St. Benedict of Nursila, in the 6th century, gave Western Monasticism its perm ... a precise definition is difficult. Basically, Monasticism refers to individuals who try to practice religious works, more rigorous and beyond those required by the doctrines of their religion. A more ...

(5 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Colonization Of America

oup of merchants in 1606. Among the early Pilgrims was a group of Separatists, members of a radical religious movement that broke from the Church of England during the 16th and 17th centuries because ... oke from the Church of England during the 16th and 17th centuries because they wanted to escape the religious controversies and economic problems of their time. Many of them were led to the Netherland ...

(13 pages) 91 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Rastafarri Movement:Evangelistic Tips

le Groups.? I believe that, as Christians we cannot continue to ignore the mission challenge of New Religious Movements in our City and in our world. Some extreme and tragic examples are the ?Heaven?s ... e authorities found 39 decaying bodies in their mission house. We came to find out that it is a new religious movement which combined elements of neo-Gnosticism, science fiction, pseudo-Christian teac ...

(15 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Globalization - Liberation Theology versus Neo-liberalism

ion plays in the pursuit of this goal.Webster's online dictionary defines Liberation Theology as "a religious movement especially among Roman Catholic clergy in Latin America that combines political p ...

(13 pages) 50 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Aum Shinrikyo Terrorist Organisation

IntroductionThe Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese 'New Religious Movement Organisation' but they are also labelled as a terrorist organisation in many coun ... ://

(4 pages) 2401 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Having viewed 'The Making of a Moonie' devise a research plan based upon Eileen Barker's methods that will address a study of the followers of the Wicca in the UK.

professor. It begins by outlining who the 'Moonies' are (members of the 'Unification Church'; a new religious movement concerned with establishing a literal 'Kingdom of Heaven' on earth (1)) and provi ... nd bizarre cult in newspapers and news reports ever since. As Barker points out, members of the new religious movement live away from their families and work for the cult (2), resulting in their own s ...

(4 pages) 17 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Essay on Rousseau

State was only ruled by man. However, things changed again when Jesus came, and started the biggest religious movement the world had ever seen. Jesus taught that everyone should obey God no matter wha ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History