Thus, water contributes to the image of a garden as a sacred place both directly, by appealing to the needs of desert dwellers, and symbolically, by aligning with the belief system of the population.
Mormons believe the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and revelations to their prophet are the basis of authority3. According to the book, the first settlement occurred soon after the obliteration of the tower of Babel.
A majority of anthropologists is unanimous that witchcraft predates religion and that the existence of religion was to counter the effects of witchcraft.
Focusing on the discussion of the concept of salvation in Buddhism, it is important to state that salvation is the emancipation of a person from the attachment to the reality and from the person's focus [...]
According to Christianity the best and commendable way to suffer is to suffer on behalf of others, this is referred to as vicarious suffering and is contrary to suffering for self which assumes the meaning [...]
The detailed information about each of the contributors can be found at the beginning of the book, right after the Preface.
Religious tolerance in the Ottoman Empire could not be compared to religious tolerance in the Roman Empire because diversity was not allowed in the Roman Empire.
In other words, Charismatic is a term referring to Christians who hold the notion that the doings of the Holy Spirit experienced in the early Church, such as miracles, tongue speaking, and healing, are also [...]
In the United States and Australia, a number of their citizens cannot trace their place of origins in the last century.
Specifically, the paper explores the above concept in relation to mysticism, struggles and challenges, and purification practices meant for the mind and the body.
First, a healthy and ethical decision must correspond to the teachings of the bible which are the guidelines that portray the will of God.
The predicament that arises from incompatibility of the two domains is that an individual has the will to accept the hypothesis and theories that are evaluated critically in the scientific field.
The early church used to speak in tongues and the apostles were the first people to introduce the gift of speaking in tongues in the early church during the day of Pentecost.
This paper also discusses the issue of hypocrisy in churches and the effect of the former and the latter in the subsequent decline in Christianity.
Religion is a significant aspect of our lives even in the modern society since it can become the only thing that can console and give a person an opportunity to reflect on the things that [...]
For example, the acts of injustice meted on Muslims by Christians in the name of God are seen as a terrible and biased act on the side of Christianity.
Alternatively, a set of questions may be issued, in the form of a questionnaire, to the surveyed population. Other study techniques were considered in the selection of a research method.
According to Lunn, "the different contributions of two of the models will each develop the positive and negative aspects of the ambivalent, hybrid situation". In the present church setting, there is the mega-church on one [...]
After the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 AD, there emerged certain disagreements among the Muslims, The primary reasons for the disagreements were the issues of succession to the Prophet and the leadership of [...]
On the one hand, The Shi'ite Muslims believed in the view that leadership of the Muslims after the death of Prophet Muhammad should have remained with one of the family members of Prophet Muhammad.
The Social Center The church presented the African-American communities with the only place where the African-Americans achieved autonomy and social freedom, away from the whites.
Proponents of religion argue that it is a source of peace and tranquility in the world. Careful study and analysis of the contributions of religion in world's civilization reveal that it contributes to both peace [...]
While advancing his idea that there can be no justification for people to be blinded with irrational beliefs to such an extent that they grow deaf to the voice of reason, Clifford resorted to the [...]
It is possible to state that two important contributions made by Christianity to the development of the Western civilization are the accentuation of the significant role of family within the society and the contribution to [...]
Many of them appreciate the sense of acceptance that they get in churches and the feeling that others care for them.
Additionally, the other criteria that can be used to determine the religious state of people are the universality of the religion.
Another scientific fact that supports the phenomenon that the end of the world is not in 2012 is about the rotation of the earth.
According to Fisher, religion can be defined as the character or response to dimensions of life which are regarded to be sacred and have the ability to determine human destiny.
One of the assumptions that the study focuses on is the fact that neither of the religions under scrutiny is superior compared to another one.
The aim of the paper is to prove that the church in general does not have any reason to bar homosexuals from the church since no relevant scriptures oppose the practice.
Some people, who to me, pretend to be living in an ideal world, have tended to explain the existence of ghosts as being in the minds of people, and therefore to them, people react according [...]
The peace meeting between Muslim and Jewish leaders has demonstrated that religion play a significant role in the resolution of the conflict in Israel and Palestine The religious conflict between the Jews and Palestinians is [...]
Another form of euthanasia is that of Assisted Suicide where the person intending to end his/her life is provided with the necessary guidance, means as well as information as to how to go about the [...]
The future of religion is uncertain; however, the possibility of having one world religion is almost a reality in the light of the high rates globalization.
It is remarkable that during the summit in Cologne, Pope urged the Muslim leaders to intensify the war shunning terrorism. Confirmation from the Turkish Islam Union, that studying religion and customs is critical in the [...]
Secular arguments are too worldly and materialistic to form a solid argument against religion and that is the reason why they can never be taken as default.
Various tales therefore link the male god to the sky and portray him as the real comrade of the earthly goddess. Zeus in the Greek mythology represents stories of the gods and heroes.
I chose to write about the possibility of the world coming to an end in 2012 because the topic has attracted global attention as a number of individuals have taken drastic measures such as selling [...]
Gandhi appreciates the existence of difference in the name of God amongst the Muslims, Hindus and Christians. In order for the concept of non-violence to be applicable, Gandhi is of the opinion that it is [...]
Religion teaches that there is always ultimate reward for the good people in the society and also punishment for the bad people and quite a large number of people in the society believe in the [...]
To begin with Tom's idea on the existence of the sharing of certain perspectives among both the Christians and the Buddhists, I think the outlook is true.