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.
1Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, 12 2Brown, Augustine of Hippo, 13 3Brown, Augustine of Hippo, 14. 8Brown, Augustine of Hippo, 122 9Brown, Augustine of Hippo, 24 10Brown, Augustine of Hippo, 29.
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 [...]
From this point, modern churches compete within the market of the people's beliefs, and this statement is not a metaphor because the victory in the competition guarantees the progress of the church not only in [...]
The Jesuits in China represented one of the most significant events in the relations between China and the West. The missionary efforts in the county also played a huge role in the introduction as well [...]
Even after taking control of the empire, he was still in trouble since he needed the support of the local people to protect his position.
In order to achieve the in-depth understanding of the correlation that exists between the human body and the world, certain unique elements of the tonalpohualli have been used in form of a Mesoamerican augural cycle.
Still, the peculiarity of the religion in pre-Islamic Arabia is that people did not believe in life after death, but the presence of the mysterious creatures was important for human imagination.
The author argues that the oral character of the Quran is perceptible in every aspect of the Muslim culture, today as in any previous age of the Islamic history.
Inculturation refers to the process of going against the culture or societal values in the process of developing faith. This paper seeks to analyze the inculturation process of specific historical moments in the development of [...]
In his attempts to reform the protestant church, Luther wrote several letters to the leaders of the church such as Bishops and the clergy.
The outcome of the meeting was the election of Abu Bark as the caliph. It attempts to answer the question; "what kinds of arguments, methods and policies did the Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid caliphs/imams [...]
The message brought by Muhammad would bring back this unity."But the organization of power among the aristocracy of Quraysh was not complete because their council of oligarchs lacked legislative force and the means to execute [...]
Armstrong demonstrates political and religious history of the Muslim world, starting with the Koran revelation to Muhammad in 610 AD through to the present days.
This was quite central to the animistic belief system, and thus illustrates that such a belief system may have been responsible for the development of the concept of reincarnation.
The concubine would be inferior to the wife and her happiness with the man depended on the personality of the wife.
The defeat of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War and the subsequent succession to power by Britain on some of the former Ottoman provinces in the Middle East played a monumental role in [...]
Judaism was the first religion to introduce monotheism and the existence of a Supreme God. Bottom-line is that they believe in the existence of a strong being.
4 Nevertheless, the group's rise to prominence was due in part to the spirit of the times when the masses wanted to break free from the oppression of the Roman Empire and the lack of [...]
The book of Acts of the Apostle was authored by Luke and he is the first one to account on this issue in the Bible.
Some of these schools include the Pure-land, the Dharmalaksana, the Kosa, the Satysiddhi, the Three Sastra, the Lotus, the Vatamsaka, the Intuitive, the Esoteric, and the Discipline schools, among others4.
In the south Asia, the conversion of the Indians to Islam started in the seventh century. This is in contrast to the soteriology of Confucianism.
This was more so when it came to the issue of preaching the gospel with the name of bringing about some desirable changes among the African communities, or rather changing some of the beliefs that [...]
God intends the family to be one of the fundamental units of society, with Adam the first man, being the symbolic father of the family of humanity.
There exist six major perspectives that try to explain the meaning and existence of suffering in Christianity: First, the Bible exploits well the subject of suffering; it does not leave it to the believers' own [...]
The writings of Irenaeus are the basis of the New Testament teachings that God is the spirit, the son and the father.
What the peculiarities of their ideas are, why they chose such styles of life, and what made them prefer certain ideology and prove it during a long period of time all this will be examined [...]
At that time the development of Christianity was based on the common idea of the virtue and compassion which united the people and gave them the hope for the achievement of happiness and freedom."Traditional Christian [...]
Dershowitz's comparison of the story of the floods in the Bible with the issues in the world has helped in the creation of a mental picture about his claims and sentiments about the action done [...]
Though he was relatively unknown in his early years as a monk, Luther gained recognition in 1517 after authoring a manuscript that was perceived to attack some of the doctrines practiced in the Roman Catholic [...]
The first section is concerned with the definition of some of the important concepts in the life of the Church. E This was the period that marked the beginning of protestant reforms in the history [...]
In this article, I argue that the decline of Christianity in Europe is as a result of the increase of religious radicalism, tolerance, as well as, secular humanism which are the consequence of religious, social [...]
One of the problematic issues that I had to contend with is the fact that Mohammed patterned his teachings to that of Judaism and Christianity.
On the other hand, the burial rituals of the ancient Greeks in the period of 750BCE and 700BCE were affected by the age of geometry.
It looks at the origin and classification of Vedas, forms of offerings and sacrifices, sacrificial practices, and importance attached to sacrifice and different arguments on the idea, sacrifice.
In this, the creation of the universe is viewed as a mystery with the origin from the sovereign God in the presence of the Holy Trinity.
The author is going to look at the name of the religion followers, the founder of the religion, name of the Supreme Being and sacred texts used as well as the place of worship.
The interpretation of the bible and the concept of faith formed the basis for fundamentalism. They base their belief on the authority of the bible and their interpretation of the actions of Christ as Godly.