Religion History Essay Examples and Topics

The Korean Shamans Start Their Rituals: Diving into the Specifics of the Ancient Culture

There is hardly anything as weirdly mesmerizing and at the same time ridiculous for a modern person as shaman rituals. However, taking a retrospective into the primitive, one will find out that shaman rituals served a definite purpose and even glued the primitive community together. Despite the rapid economical downfall, which Korea witnessed several times […]

Analysis of Confucianism in The Analects by Yao

In his book, Yao provides a detailed analysis of Confucianism. The author claims that it is hardly possible to give an account of all schools within this philosophical, religious, political and social phenomenon. The author focuses on Confucianism considering it as a religious and philosophical tradition.1 Yao does not take into account the political perspective. […]

Buddhism in a Post- Han China

Introduction Buddhism is one of the religions, which has played an important role in the history of China. This religion, which spread to China from Central Asia, moved from being an insignificant religion to enjoying widespread acceptance by many Chinese. However, the influence of Buddhism was because of the collapse of the Han dynasty in […]

Jews and Christians

Jews and Christians Linda’s point of view may seem quite radical, but is understandable. The Pharisees were hostile to Christ as they even planned for his death. They constantly accused Jesus of breaking the law and committing blasphemous acts. Even after crucifying Christ, mainstream Jews continued to excommunicate early Christians because they branded them as […]

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament

Comparative Studies History of Methods The rediscovery of Egypt took place in the eighteenth century, while Mesopotamia was rediscovered in the mid of nineteenth century. This involved the discovery of the ancient languages, various texts that were used in those early times, and many other artifacts. Scholars have engaged in detailed work of translating the […]

“World Missionary Conference” Book

Introduction The book highlights what transpired in a protestant-organised convention held in Edinburgh. The delegates created a highly disjointed atmosphere due to inability to build consensus on majority of the issues. Though chaotic, the convention has shaped the protestant history by recognizing the small emerging churches from various continents. The participant contemplated union with Roman […]

Religion, Politics & Globalization: Effect of Middle East Wars on Shia-Sunni Alliances

Introduction The conflict between the Shia and Sunnis has been mainly ideological. While the two sects agree on various fundamental principles such as acceptability of the Qur’an as the Holy Book and the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as Allah’s last prophet, certain minor differences mostly premised on history rather than the Prophet’s teachings, have driven a […]

Identity Christian/White Supremacist Movement and the Domestic Radical Islamist Movement

The Christian Identity Movement is a movement that includes the Anglo-Israelism, British Israelism, white supremacists, anti-Semitic, as well as other groups. This movement consists of “many extremely conservative Churches in Christianity, religious organizations, survival groups and political groups” (Brayton, 2009, para.3). The adherents of this religious movement are followers as well as churches, which are […]

Protestant Reformation and the Western church

Protestant reformation was a religious movement that commenced in the 16th century in Western Europe.1This movement was meant to bring about an internal renewal in the church. Consequently, it led to numerous revolts and abandonment of Christian doctrines. Notably, this movement was initiated by John Calvin, Martin Luther and other protestant activists who were largely […]

Decline of Christianity in Europe

Introduction A century ago, Europe was the only continent that was famous for Christianity religion. It is from this continent that missionaries had ventured into other continents globally to reach out to those who had not been converted to Christianity. Most of the missionaries who went to evangelize to people in other continents were very […]

Aging with Grace

The Research Process The book “Aging with Grace” by David Snowdon regards a study based on the religious lifestyles of nuns in Good Counsel Hill convent. The research study or rather the nun study seeks to provide insight on leading healthier, longer, and more meaningful lives. The book describes the process and context of setting […]

Analysis of No God but God by Reza Aslan and Formations of Persecuting Society by Richard Moore

Book aspects Over the years, Islam and Christianity have grown in several ways that have impacted society in a notable way. Two writers, Reza Aslan and Moore have written No God but God and Formations of Persecuting Society respectively in order to shed light on these weighty religion groups. Further information is also provided by […]

Christian Church History

Historians have over time argued whether the conversion of Constantine was genuine as some are of the idea that the vision he said he saw could have been just a reflection of the sun on ice crystals otherwise known as the halo effect. Others argue that the fact that he always exhibited soundness and also […]

A Study of the Inquisition

The Inquisition Christianity has gone through several major events that have shaped the modern religious environment. One of the largest events to ever have occurred in the history of Christianity was the inquisition. The inquisition was a movement carried out by various bodies within the Roman Catholic Church meant to fight against heretics. The Roman […]

Palo Mayombe

Introduction Palo Mayombe is a Congo-inspired cult, which is one of the variant forms of Reglas de Congo religious cults, widely practiced in Havana, Cuba. It has its origins in the Bantu of Congo in Central Africa and encompasses many Congo religious cults including the Biyumba, Vrillumba, and Regla Conga. The Bantu/Congo religious practices reflect […]

Book Review: “Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys” by Mark Noll

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 on the rise of evangelicalism. Initially, individuals understood the concept of evangelicalism differently due to personal thinking. For instance, in […]

Religion: The nineteenth century

Introduction The nineteenth century was a time of great revolution in the fields of agriculture, communication, transportation, technology, marketing and industry. It is in this period that the collapse of great empires like Portugal, Spain, Mughal, China, and the Holy Roman kingdom happened. As a result, great empires like Germany, Britain, Japan and United States […]

European Christianity and Its Decline from the XVI Century

Europe has been for a long time considered as the Christianity hub, and European missionaries and believers have introduced people from all other continents to the faith. At first, catholic faith represented the Christianity belief until the split in the sixteenth century. Christianity then developed under two umbrellas that have now split into many other […]

Religious Truth Discussion

Discussion on the ways in which Alice Eckardt, Emil Fackenheim, and Irving Greenberg expresses their sentiments on religious truth One can no longer consider affirmation on the whole truth because whatever was considered sacred and impossible was made possible. Difficulty arose in determining the actual cause of the holocaust, since it occurred in a nation […]

The Statue and Other Images in Egyptian Religion

Introduction The belief and worship of natural forces is referred to as religion. In all religions, ritual performance plays an important role. In many regions, rituals are performed by specific people and at specific places. Statues, pyramids, pharaohs, gods and temples were significant images in Egyptian religion, which played important roles in the religion. Religion […]

Three Issues of the Prophets

Introduction The Old Testament has five major sections namely law, history, wisdom, Major Prophets, and Minor Prophets. The work of prophets in the Old Testament was to guide people towards accepting God and believing in his ability to fulfill their needs. They also prophesied about the second coming of the messiah and provided insight on […]

Document Critical Analysis – Medieval Convivencia

Introduction Religious concepts in research have long been subjects of misconstrued, misinterpreted, misunderstood, or even misjudged ideas and conceptions by researchers of different classes. The issue concerning the myth of Medieval Convivencia, which relates to the Spanish history, is little understood, and thus regularly misconstrued. Cohen presents medieval Convivencia as a Spanish historical myth that […]

World of the New Testament

Introduction Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament World, is a book written by Warren Carter. The book has received many acknowledgements so far. Carter seeks to highlight economic, social and political situations that shaped the movement of Jesus and His disciples. Carter selects seven events that took place between 323 BCE and 397 CE. […]

The Roots of Religious and Social Opposition between Catholicism and Pentecostalism

The question of opposition between religions is rather controversial because religions are based on the system of beliefs which are associated with the human spirituality, but not with any rationales and efforts to achieve the definite goal. In reality, religions in their association with such institutions as churches have more similarities with the market brands […]

Jesuits in China

The Jesuit Mission The Jesuits in China represented one of the most significant events in the relations between China and the West. The Mission had a great impact in so many ways resulting in the revolution of China in a variety of fields. Moreover, it has always served as a near perfect example of the […]

Reasons why Constantine favored Christianity

Introduction There are numerous reasons why Constantine decided to favor Christianity. These incorporate political and military aspects as will be discussed later in this paper. Other reasons were principally personal since they were not politically motivated. First, it is important to the political grounds, which Constantine enjoyed while he was still in power. Since people […]

Religions of Mesoamerica

How the Codex Fejervary represents the body as the center of the world The Codex Fejérváry has represented the human body as the central point of the world using various imageries. 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 […]

The state of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia

The state of religion in pre-Islamic Arabia was rather complicated and diverse. There was no single political structure that impacted the spread of religions considerations and beliefs. Looking at the modern Arabic land, it is impossible to imagine there another religion except Islam, however, before the implementation of this religion people on this land worshiped […]

Analyzing the Inculturation Process of Specific Historical Moments in the Development of the Christian Faith

Introduction Inculturation is still a new term in many theological sectors around the globe despite the fact that it came into existence in early seventies. Inculturation refers to the process of going against the culture or societal values in the process of developing faith. Christianity is a relatively new belief in many societies around the […]

The significance of Martin Luther and the protestant reformation in history of western civilization

Introduction Martin Luther is one of the greatest men known in history for the many developments he made. Among these developments is the protestant reformation (Bainton 44). In this reformation, Martin Luther strongly opposed the notion that people could free themselves from sin by exchanging God’s punishment with money. In his attempts to reform the […]

Evidence of Transformation

The declaration of Ka’bah and its surrounding as ‘forbidden’, attracted traders as the Qurayshite formed an oligarchy that extended its forbidden status geographically and made the region economically strong. The Queayshites established a socio religious center within the ‘forbidden’ region where Allah reigned supreme. The centralization led to a selective observance of law according to […]

“Islam, A Short History” by Karen Armstrong

Introduction No faith in contemporary society is as feared and misconceived as Islam. It covers the general view as an extreme religion that supports terrorism, authoritarian leadership, gender imbalance, and civil war. In a fundamental review of this short story of Islam and condensing years of thoughts and writing about the issue, Karen Armstrong demonstrates […]