Religious Teachings Paper Examples

The Joseph Story

Introduction The Joseph story, like the Abraham and Jacob stories, contributes to the exposition of the theme of the Pentateuch by showing how the promises of Abraham were partially fulfilled (Dunn and John 64). Like the two preceding stories, it begins with a divine intimation of the central figure’s future destiny. In two separate dreams, […]

The Exegetical Analysis of Exodus 34:1-10

Exodus can be discussed as the part of the Pentateuch which is developed with references to the Yahwistic, Priestly, and Deuteronomistic sources. Exodus 34:1-10 presents the story of the covenant’s restoration important for Israel because of renewing the connection with God and focusing on the further survival of Israel due to God’s grace and forgiveness. […]

Anapanasati: As a Method for Reading the Buddhist Goal

Thesis statement By examining both canonical and modern sources about the Buddhist tradition, I will explore the role of Anapanasati as a meditation method for achieving the state of nirvana and enlightenment. On the whole, one can say that this technique emphasizes by mental and physical experiences through which a person can eventually become liberated […]

Religious Studies: The Doctrine of the Christian life by John Frame

People have different paths to understanding the fundamental principles of the Christian ethics. While following these paths, it is important to find the answers to all the questions which can be rather challengeable and controversial. John Frame’s The Doctrine of the Christian Life provides readers with discussions of a lot of basic and problematic issues […]

Religion in the Book “The Complete Green Letters” by Miles J. Stanford

Introduction Miles J. Stanford in his book, The Complete Green Letters, addresses the issue of spirituality as it should be perceived by every Christian. His book advances the plight of mankind in matters to do with spirituality. He takes people from a stage of discovering one’s spirituality to a state of full acceptance and willingness […]

The Suffering Servant

Introduction The suffering servant in the book of Isaiah chapter 53 refers to the prophet’s song about the future Messiah. Many Jews and other scholars, who mostly refer to the suffering servant as the nation of Israel, misinterpret this controversial chapter. On the contrary, other scholars argue and interpret the suffering servant as Jesus Christ […]

“Humilitas” by John Dickson

Summary The book “Humilitas” by John Dickson offers powerful ideas that can empower many believers and non-believers. This fascinating book begins by exploring the issue of humility. The author uses evidence-based arguments in order to present the best ideas. Humility is a powerful human virtue that can make many individuals successful (Dickson 12). Many cultural […]

Understanding the Creator of all Things

Introduction Does God exist? If He does, is He the God of the Bible, Islam, or Mormonism? Discussions of whether God exists and/or whether the world was created or made from some scientifically explainable processes have continued over the years. Religious leaders, naturalists, scientists, philosophers, politicians, and atheists have given their views about the existence […]

“Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically” by John MacArthur

Introduction This article provides a critical review of the book, Pastoral Ministry: How to Shepherd Biblically, by John MacArthur. MacArthur is a preacher and a teacher at the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. He is also the head of the Master’s College and Seminary. Together with his colleagues at the Master’s Seminary Faculty, […]

Buddhism Animal Ethics

Buddhism is a religion that has its origins in the beliefs of Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Prince Gautama’s sole purpose was to seek spiritual enlightenment by denouncing his enviable social standing. Eventually, Buddhism spread to Asia. However, Buddhist teachings later separated into various factions although most fundamental principles remained the same. Buddhism has since spread from […]

The Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ

Introduction The person of Christ has been the center of theological debates in both Christian and non-Christian arenas. Theologians and philosophers have attempted to define the person of Christ using human and divine attributes, which Christ portrays. Moreover, the prophets and disciples provided insights about the person of Christ, which have enhanced the definition of […]

“Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief” by John M. Frame

Introduction The book “Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief” by John M. Frame can help Christians and believers understand the teachings of God. The author presents his mature thoughts as a seasoned theologian. The reader can use this book to understand why God has a good plan for every person on earth. The author […]

Biblical Word Study

Abstract This paper develops a study of selected words from the bible. Under the counseling category, the paper examines the meaning, usage and derivatives of the words counsel, wisdom and help. Under the addiction category, the study examines the meaning, derivatives and usage of the words wine, desire and restraint. The study seeks to examine […]

Dharma

Introduction According to the teachings of Buddha, the Dharma (Dhamma) is regarded as a cosmic law that establishes order in society. In his teachings, Buddha once said, ‘the cessation of greed, hate and delusion is the Amata-Dhamma’. The Amata-Dhamma is the state of being immortal. By deduction, therefore, in presence of greed, hate and delusion […]

Qur’an Major Themes

God created man like other creatures, but with special abilities. Rahman describes man as an individual, a natural creature, just like other animals. God gave man a special ability to procreate; Rahman states, “Man produces an extract, sulala, which undergoes a creative process when injected into the womb.” The relationship between God and man was […]

“Revelation” a Short Story by Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor can be referred to as the renderer of “transparent scenes of divine mystery ordinarily invisible to world-weary modern eyes” (Sykes 3). Her short story “Revelation” is a magnificent work focusing on really important ethical issues. It is necessary to note that O’Connor was a devout Roman Catholic, which is manifested in many of […]

Teachings of Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism

Introduction Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism are Indian religions that are sometimes classified under Eastern religions (Matthews, 2008). Though mainly found in Indian communities, these religions are not restricted to the Indian subcontinent. They have different teachings and beliefs on spiritual concepts such as karma, afterlife, and rebirth. Founders of these religions developed the belief systems […]

Hebrew Teachings on Diligence and Laziness: A Contrast with Wisdom and Folly

Introduction Hebrew teachings on wisdom, diligence and folly are contained in the Old Testament part of the Bible, especially in the book of Proverbs. Though the book of Proverbs comprises several other teachings concerning marriage, relationships, diligence, self-control, and family, the teachings regarding wisdom are the most prominent (Hindson and Yates 265). Also presented alongside […]

Religious Practitioners

Introduction Religious practitioners are people who have some believe on a certain religion such as Christian, Islam, or Hindu. The practices of religious practitioners are based on the past events, ideas or myths of famous people who practiced their religion. For instance, Christians have a lot of issues and practices to emulate from famous persons […]

Matthew 6: 24-30

Introduction/ Thesis statement The gospel of Matthew is a book that alludes to the Old Testament books and other books from the New Testament, which had preached the coming and the works of Jesus Christ. Though the book has about three divisions, chapter six, verses twenty four to thirty (Matthew 6:24-34), enormously condemns worship of […]