A saving grace of the Taliban movement was the reduced crime in the country as many of the previously followed traditions were banned by the Taliban.
The conversion of Empire Constantine to Christianity was on of the milestones in the spread of the Christian faith. He ensured that the initially feared religion was legitimized in Rome, declared it the religion of [...]
The faith of Buddhism was shaped by a man by the name of Siddhartha Gautama who is supposed to have been imagines by a miraculous conception "in which the future Buddha came to his look [...]
The witches were people who were believed to destroy the society and they were mostly women, many were poor or elderly and most were unmarried.
In the light of the movie and the works on him, let us analyze the life of Bonhoeffer the true sacrificial martyr."What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality?
However, applying this to the religions of the world in general would mean an oversimplification of the truth. Beyond the dogma of the particular religion, there is the universality of the different world religions.
God is conceived of as immortal and eternal, the creator of the universe, and the resource of morality. In the Jewish faith the exodus which is the emigration of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, [...]
The following paper is a discussion about the early development of Wahhabism and the relation of the movement to the Al Saud family from the period 1740 to 1840.
On the other side, Buddhism is officially introduced to Japan by Korea in the mid-sixth century, and in the eighth century, it was adopted as the national religion.
The book by Armstrong reveals a panorama of the alterations that have occurred in the monotheistic religions of modern humankind and emphasizes that they are connected by a common origin.
What is true for the literary remains is equally the case for Israel's iconographic evidence that is available to the contemporary scholar and interpreter as a result of the extensive archaeological work of the last [...]
The main focus of the essay will be on the emergence of the historical consciousness in modern Judaism, which is the sole purpose of this research.
Furthermore, the members of the Berlin Verein f r Kultur und Wissenschaft des Judentums, who were in large part the architects of the new "critical" study of Jewry, often associated themselves with the movement for [...]
The discussions presented in the essay demonstrate the fact that faithful Christians believed that their spiritual wellbeing was negatively affected and corrupted by the growth of Islam.
It is possible to agree with the fact that Jesus did not wholly renounce the ideology of Judaism, but presented a different outlook on the religion and the vision of God.
The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century is one of the most important occurrences in the history of modernity. Given the polemical nature of this topic, different historians and scholars have written varying accounts of [...]
He became Buddha and gathered disciples in the valley of the Ganges who spread the knowledge and contributed to the scripture.
The origin and development of Buddhism is attributed to the life experiences and achievements of the Buddha. 1 The Dutch colonialists and settlers from China presented the teachings of the Buddha to the people.
Towards the end of the first century, Christianity had spread in the Roman Empire to the extent that the government officials' attention was drawn by this new religion.
Knowledge of the historical context gives a glance and understanding of the path to the growth and change of Muslim rituals and practices. The history of Islam and Muslim communities represents a vast cultural layer [...]
The Acts of the Apostles, the Gospel of Luke, and the Gospel of John are the critical components of the Bible, showing the historical background of the events during the year 0 and after.
Umer Chapra clearly emphasizes the theological and philosophical side of the problem, stating that the central reason for the decline is the abandonment or distortion of moral and social principles laid out in the Qur'an.
The first known Catholic missionaries who arrived in China were members of the order of the Conventuals. The work of missionaries begins to bring results, and by the end of the century, there were about [...]
The lack of material concerning the early spread of Buddhism into China and the appearance of a dignified form of Buddhism has suggested a series of factors that contributed to filtering the original Indian doctrine [...]
However, scholars strongly believe that the notions and beliefs of many Jews played a significant role in the establishment of Christianity in the first century. The followers of Judaism and Christianity during the period were [...]
On the individual basis, he wrote that man believes that he poses a force that unites all the memories and impressions of the past with all his hopes and desires for the future.
Korean people have been living in the spiritual world for too many years to refuse from it too soon. Living in the modern world, many people want to appear somewhere far from problems and other [...]
The fact that Constantine had implemented the hated agreements for church unions and the Latin's, angered most of his subjects and they felt betrayed, the Latins had not come to the aid of the people [...]
The Popes of the renaissance period were elected by a constituted cardinals dominated by relatives to the Pope, members of the powerful Italians and the representatives of the catholic monarchs in the Europe.
The author repeatedly refers to the wisdom of God throughout his book, and from this quote, it is evident that St. Thomas Aquinas refers to habits of wisdom as the people's ability and the inclination [...]
The historical Jesus refers in an actual sense as the person Jesus was during his lifetime and not the Jesus of Christian doctrines.
The usage of the concept of 'kind' can be traced to the early church period. The concept of 'kind' is evident in both of the quotes.
The pivotal goal of implementing change processes concerning the church is to achieve the convergence in how God and people view others.
The following mission statement can be proposed: The church proclaims the principles of the Christian faith to help people understand God's words and will and improve their reason to act as adults against the evil, [...]
Such land relations broadly defined the character of the political regime and the essence of the state and law. At that time, religion and the church served to protect the interests of the upper class.
However, it is written in such a way that suggests that the rule of God is still superior to the rule of the Roman Empire.
Thus, the investigation of the church history is treated as tracing the presence of a hand of God everywhere in men's life ways. The research of church history is necessary as it provides the comprehension [...]
As for the kind of persecution that was administered by the Roman government, it is possible to state that the aggression was aimed at preventing the bishops from spreading the ideas peculiar to the Christian [...]
The author singles out Bell's main thesis on the subject: the fact that printing technology contributed to the spread of religion in China and that it also led to slower development of the religious tradition.
The debate was crucial to the development of the Reformation thought, as it was during this debate that Luther for the first time argued that the Pope had no official power since the Bible alone [...]
The citizens that followed the teachings of Calvin were not allowed to misbehave in order to adhere to God's plans. This idea bears some resemblance to the teachings of Luther and Zwingli, as they also [...]
Preachers tried to emphasize the hierarchy that existed in the society and among the clergy. It is necessary to note that revival type of preaching became popular in the USA due to the values promulgated.
The meeting was a symbol of the Great Awakening, a religious movement that began in New England in the 30s of the 18th century and speeded in all the North American colonies.
By the end of the 1840s as much as two million Irish Catholics, driven from their homeland by both the changes in the agricultural sector and the Irish potato famine, has found their home in [...]
"Islamophobia" is one of the varieties of xenophobia, which is expressed in fear of Islam as a phenomenon incomprehensible and alien, as well as everything that is connected, including Muslims.
The book under analysis informs the reader about how the Irish intentions to migrate but never forget the power of knowledge and the role of books in their lives saved civilization and brought love to [...]
The papal court under the rule of Pope Paul III brought many changes to the way people viewed the church. The papal court decided to become the center of the reform movement in order to [...]
This act signaled the beginning of the war against the worship of Amun, who was the most worshipped god at the time.
On the other hand, the Roman and the Greek societies differed on the use of prophecy and the manner in which they worshiped the gods.
The spiritual leader also described the main purpose of Jesuits that consisted in "advancement of souls in Christian life and doctrine and...the propagation of the Faith by the ministry of the Word, spiritual exercises and [...]
The rulers devoted great attention to the development of the city, building new mosques and promoting the spread of Islam in the region.
The future of American religion is based on the notion of multiculturalism as this is one of the most important processes which takes place in the modern America.
The fall of Persia in the hands of the Greek alliance in 479 saw the liberation of Greek cities and the rise of religious secularism and democracy.
Following the death of Mohammed, the Muslim conducted a historical campaign which led to confrontation of the Arab warriors by two powerful empires, that is, the Byzantine and Sasanian Persian.
In response to changing times, the church has always sought to make self-relevant to the needs of the people as per the signs of the times. The aim of the paper is to understand the [...]
The figure of Martin Luther and his importance for the appearance and development of new ideas is described. However, Luther hoped for the peaceful reformation of society and church.
Ecklund and Long assert that the foundations of atheism lie in the presumptions that no empirical evidence can be used to measure or prove the existence of deities.
The Sumerians and Christians believed that the gods first started with energy through the creation of light and then followed this up with form as seen through creation of the planets, then that form was [...]
The main argument of the Silverman is that, mistranslation of the Christianity led to the mutual growth of the religious beliefs.
According to the bible's new testament, the antichrist will come before the second coming of Christ and whose aim will be to turn the followers to become non-followers of Christ.
In fact, it is common for husbands and wives to fight on the religion that the family should adopt. Each of these individuals has the hope that everyone will eventually see the righteousness in the [...]
The aim of this essay is to investigate the contributions of Cuthbert to the Celtic traditions and his subsequent roles and lessons that the modern-day Christian can learn from his life and actions.
While the emphasis is seemingly put on the necessity to convince the residents of Athens that their religious beliefs are inconsistent and that the gods that they pay tribute to can in no way provide [...]
In this book, the 'lost letters' represent the conversations between Antipas, a wealthy individual from Pergamum and Luke, an ardent follower of Christ who authored the books of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles [...]
The ensuing discussion examines the extent to which Jefferson fulfilled his aim of finding the true teachings of Jesus in his construction of "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth".
The predominant religious beliefs amongst the people of the British Isles during the early modern period were based on Christianity. The different religious practices amongst the Roman Catholics and Protestants kept people of the British [...]
The homogeneity of the deity to man is in question, in chapter three, Adam and Eve heard the presence of God as he walked in the garden.
Such believes included the denial of the existence of the Pope and respect to the nature. Scholars and theologies have used the Lindisfarne Gospels overtime to analyse the history, growth, and influence of the Celtic [...]
It challenges the assumption that the Counter Reformation was characterized by authoritative/ state control and imposition and instead postulates that communities played an important role in the transformation of the catholic faith through their own [...]
Man is perceived to be part of creation of God that was made in the image of God. But the Puritans also believed that the human goodness was lost when the first parents disobeyed the [...]
The way the Roman Catholic leaders approached material wealth was ungodly in the eyes of the Puritans. Accord to the teachings of the Catholic Church, material poverty was not to be celebrated.
The part that should be analyzed was taken from the middle of the paper."A Letter Concerning Toleration" was written due to the urgent issues that were spread in England in the period of Enlightenment.
This marked the beginning of the importation of a Western-brand of Christianity to China. From the 16th century to the modern period, Roman Catholics and Protestants modeled a European version of Christianity to the people [...]
The differences between the two regions of China led to the advancement of the northern and southern disciplines hence the emergence of the Mahayana Buddhism.
The religion was associated with super powers and the potential to prosper, and thus many people were challenged to learn and experience it since it had compatible aspects with the Chinese Daoism.
The life of Jesus Christ as a man who was born and lived in Bethlehem in Israel and his verbal teachings are used as the anchors of Christianity as a religion.
The intention of the paper is to give a background of the Orthodox Church in China, and its future even in the midst of opposition from the Eastern religions.
For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world".
The goal of this paper looks at the use of a Christocentric approach in the interpretation and teaching of Christianity and the scripture.
The time in the history of Christianity between the late Roman Empire and the Renaissance represents the difficult period of the formation of the Christian Church.
Purists from the West objected to the running of the Catholic church. The pope wanted the Bible to be in one language only.
Pope Leo the Great was of particular importance in the rise of papacy as he not only convinced the barbarians not to destroy the city of Rome, he also coaxed the emperor Valentinian into recognizing [...]
The African-Americans in the U.S.society of the nineteenth century played the significant and rather specific role, basing on the peculiarities of relations between masters and slaves, on the details of the Civil War, and on [...]
One of the main details that attract the attention of the reader is the change in the tone of the writer.
According to the existing definitions, Mudang is a female shaman in Korea; literally translated as "spirit," Mudang is typically portrayed as a mediator between the world of the spirits and the realm of human beings.
3 The readings helped me to obtain certain understanding of what Confucianism is and what the major principles of the tradition are.
However, the influence of Buddhism was because of the collapse of the Han dynasty in 220 AD. After the fall of the Han, most of the scholars in China abandoned the Confucian philosophy that had [...]
One of the factors that contributed to the growth of Daoism was institutional renewal, the emergence of writings, and the spread of Chinese culture across the region.
In the book of Isaiah 46:9 as well as the first chapter of Genesis, God reveals his nature as the creator of everything.
Both critics and defenders of the Bible have been using comparative studies to understand the culture presented in the Bible and what was practiced in the regions mentioned in the Bible.
The Church is the mystery as the reflection of God's will in the world, and the Church is the main sacrament because the presence of God in the world is associated with the nature of [...]
While this criterion may explain the inclusion of some books in the NT canon, as revealed by the historical considerations of the NT canon in this paper, this criterion fails to apply in some instances.
The review aims at highlighting the importance of the "World Missionary Conference" in 1910, the finding of the various commissions and the convention's legacy1.
Most Europeans who occupied the Muslim World assimilated the Islam culture and on return to Europe spread the Islam religion to the others left behind in Europe.
Nasr, states that the invasion of Iraq by the US has catapulted tension between the Shia and Sunnis in that country and indeed in the region.
This is because the groups need a lot of collaboration and support socially, politically and financially in order for them to succeed.
Most people discussed the issue and highly criticized it, a factor that triggered the desire to reform some of the ritual practices in the Catholic Church.
The paper shall particularly look at the events that led to the decline of Christianity in the last century. These have resulted to revolutions in the areas of politics, religion and the social lives of [...]
This study aims at rediscovering the role and purpose of deacons in light of the institution and operations of this office in the early church.
Essentially, the nun study maps the research study as a process limited in scope at the beginning, which later evolves to a more detailed study. However, in the nun study, the researcher was able to [...]
Aslan, however, vouches for a situation where Islam and democracy can exist hand in hand in such a way that only Islam stays in the background to guide on the moral and religious aspects as [...]
Islam is a belief that is grounded on the teachings of the Quran and the prophetical teachings of Mohammad. Further, the unending efforts by the Muslims to spread their religion coined and ingrained in their [...]
Some of the books that did not make the 'cut' were: Paul's epistle to the Laodiceans; the works of Clement and the preaching of Peter, the book of Peter included in the Bible came at [...]
It is said that the fall of the western empire had major effects on Christianity and among the effects were; while the prominent Romans fled to the east, the bishop of Rome became the new [...]
The papal bull also known as the Charter of the Inquisition stated that in order to eradicate the various heresies that were springing up in different parts of the world, the full power of the [...]
During initiations into the cult, the individuals must possess a "sense of wandering" with the dead spirits in order to understand the prendas and the practice of harming or healing of the Palo Mayombe.
The prevalence of Christianity within the 19th century stems from Buganda which was an ancient component of the shores of the lake Nalubaale, meaning home of the balubaale gods.
Mark Noll, a Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College and the author of the book The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys describes the history of Christianity expounding much [...]
In the nineteenth century, the liberal Christians emerged to defend the authority of the scripture and the reality and existence of God, but they erred when they deviated from conservative Christian beliefs to secularism.
One of the reasons for the decline of Christianity among the European countries is the split of the church that occurred around the 16th century.
The existence of the Jews in the contemporary society is characterized by universalism whereby they consider themselves to have attained status of equality within the society.
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The book of Hebrews in the Bible forms the basis of this ancient argument, with some people declaring it as Paul's and others refuting the claim to the level of campaigning for its removal from [...]
They held the belief that gods were present and in-charge of the forces of nature. Harmony and justice in the society was achieved through the sacrifices that pharaoh made to the gods.
In addition to this, the persecution of Bramanical Kings together with the anti-Buddhism propaganda was a heavy hit to the Buddhists.
In the preface, one gets the impression that Oberman does not give religion or the state of the society as much weight as a factor that affected Luther's life.
The work of prophets in the Old Testament was to guide people towards accepting God and believing in his ability to fulfill their needs.
Cohen's main argument about the notion of Convivencia in the Arabic speaking world and the era of Spanish re-conquest is regularly misinterpreted as researchers contrast the concepts with the harmonious living era of the Jewish [...]
In regard to comprehension of events that led to rededication of the temple, Carter presented books of Maccabeus and that of Daniel.
The gift of speaking in tongues is one of the gifts that the Holy Spirit bestows to Christians. The gift of speaking in tongues is among the gifts that the Holy Spirit gives to the [...]