Suffering is usually perceived as a negative experience since it is commonly believed that it is a punishment for the sinner.
He also imposed a regulation not to eat the fruits from the tree of knowledge that appeared in the middle of the garden.
The topic of the book is spiritual and religious; it is the continuation of previous works of the author on the exploration of the powers that guide human lives, and the way they may provide [...]
There are multiple socio-cultural factors that induce the creation of the peaceful environment in the society and that are conditioned by the historical events in the country. Therefore, the cultural segregation in Melbourne is of [...]
Catholicism has given me the right vision of the world and the ability to judge everything I meet in my life through the prism of the teachings left by Christ.
Japanese believe that they are minority in the US. The rate of coexistence is high among Japanese and whites in the US.
The religion set forth in the Zend-Avesta bases its teachings on the concept of struggle between good and evil. Once ranked as the most influential religions in the world, Zoroastrianism started fading during the turn [...]
The sermon was about the importance of praising the Lord God Most High and never forgetting the benefits that come along with such worship.
The most critical aspect in which this state deviates from the former two is that a poor person perfectly understands the necessity to abide with God and, simultaneously, the debilitating effect of poverty.
It is in the application of Scripture and dogma that you can understand what religion is about, and the best way to do so is through experience.
It is also a somber realization since the hate and bigotry that caused the suffering of the Jewish people continues to exist in the world today, albeit in a different form.
According to him, the solution to the set-out problems squarely relies on the adoption and appreciation of the capacity of the organic churches to spread the gospel.
The paper will examine the words of Paul from the rhetoric and literary point of view, and consider the historical context and the background of the Galatians to whom the author speaks.
Helping to understand the way the Buddhist philosophy works, it can become a key to the Buddhist teaching and Buddhist vision of the world.
It is a truth that God has revealed in both the bible and in practical life. The aim of integration is for people to apply what they learn from God's word and works.
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.
James 1:22-27 is a passage that pursues one clear purpose to persuade the readers to adjust their perceptions of their religion as a set of instructions and not merely a text on the paper.
The interview led to the realization that not all Muslims are terrorists and violent but others do such acts in self-defense and this is by their sacred law.
One of the most sensitive areas where the author of this work addresses is the question about the ministry. One of the most outstanding strengths of this piece of work is the knowledge of the [...]
However, it is also necessary to point out that one of the most remarkable figures within the Alexandrian exegesis is Clement of Alexandria whose works and beliefs contributed greatly to the development of the exegesis.
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 [...]
As we live in today's materialistic world it is important for the elect to stay focused on Jesus Christ and obey His commands.
This paper tries to answer the question in relation to the life of the newly baptized Apostle Paul. The Apostle Paul, the writer of thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, had a [...]
Characteristics Religion Judaism Sources Origin of All Things God is a single creator of the world. That is why, God is discussed as the “cause of all existent things” in the world (Fisher, 2014, p. 278). There is the Creation Story, according to which the world was created during six days, and God decided to […]
As far as the obvious benefits are concerned, the approach suggested by Orsi and McDannell allows one to avoid interpreting the subject matter from the perspective of the traditional dichotomy of the sacred and the [...]
Moreover, in the context of Ezekiel 37, the connection of "spirit" and "breath" is more obvious because winds in the desert are often hot and destructing in contrast to the spirit that can breathe life [...]
He wants to prove to God that Job's faith is weak and will vanish if he experiences suffering and pain. He accuses God of injustice and argues that he does not deserve to suffer because [...]
This is one of the aspects that should be taken into account. This is one of the aspects that should be taken into account.
From this point, it is important to state that in Amos 5, the term "house of Israel" is used to discuss the tribes of Israel as descendants of Jacob and as the part of the [...]
The book of Exodus is one of the fundamental points of Judeo-Christian theology in that it depicts the end of slavery and the commencement of the newly emancipated Jew's journey to the Promised Land.
This paper aims to discuss the historical accounts that support the theory that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. According to Norman, all the facts that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah are in the Hebrew Bible.
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.
The most important thing in life is to find the truth. This is the way of life.
Therefore, there is a need to revisit the Bible and critically analyze these different views with the sole purpose of coming up with a common understanding of the position of women, as depicted in the [...]
The mandate can be achieved owing to the large population of Christians in the world. 1 Missionary work is the centre of the church's vocation in the world.
Whilst Archbishop of Buenos Aires, he also held membership in a number of bodies associated with the Catholic Church in Argentina. There are a number of ways, in which Pope Francis has influenced the Roman [...]
The book narrows down the subject of leadership to the stages of developing leaders and the lessons that one can draw from each of the involved steps.
The book "Practicing Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders" written by Reggie McNeal is a clear and accessible explanation of the path, purpose and challenges of being a spiritual leader.
The explicit approaches to leadership regarding spirituality imply that the Bible is very useful in acquisition of the requisite moral values and achievement of the best leadership practices2.
The Dalai Lama stated that "In every religion, there are transcendent things that are beyond the grasp of our mind and speech.
It is obvious, that during the Roman period the Church, and the Pope as its head, did not have great influence on the social life and were not able to interfere in the policy which [...]
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.
The Dogon concept of the universe is based on the principle of vibrations of matter and general movement of the earth.
Despite the various challenges she has faced, including a threat on her life, Yousafzai still pushes her quest for education of girls in Pakistan and across the world.
The bishop of the diocese is the individual who receives the formal request and the reviews if there is enough evidence of the person's dedication to God and virtuous life.
A majority of anthropologists is unanimous that witchcraft predates religion and that the existence of religion was to counter the effects of witchcraft.
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.
Characteristics Religion Christianity Sources Origin of All Things The Creation Story in Christianity is associated with the Jews’ vision of origin of all things. According to the Biblical story, God created the world during six days, and then, God decided to rest during the seventh day of the week. During these days, the nature and […]
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 paper will demonstrate that Islam is, in fact, a very peaceful religion and that the fundamentalists are just a small group of people soiling the image of Islam.
We will discuss two of the characteristics of the ethics of Jesus, that is, His new concept of love and the value of the individual person and how they can be incorporated in our own [...]
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.
Such problems will also affect the experiences of many believers in the world. Such individuals will also support the best ethical ideas.
Due to the strong conviction of the church leadership and its congregation, he was persuaded to become a minister in 1890.
Many people avoid incorporating Christian worldviews into their lives because of varying interpretations offered with regard to the relationship between religion and secular pursuits.
Coontz discusses these issues from the context of economic status of the American women and their limited role in society at the time.
These doctrines of the Qur'an provided a chronology of events to show Muhammad and his followers the true way to God as well as reveal to them the stories of earlier prophets to whom God [...]
He is mainly spread on the East of our planet, that is why it is not surprising that it is one of the most popular and recognized religions all over the world, as the majority [...]
In the fifth chapter Arjuna and Krishna talk about the nature of peoples actions and whether it is better to act or to wait, observing the world and thinking.
The book "Strength to Love" highlights the major problems and challenges that have been affecting the American society for decades. The author of the book identifies the major obstacles that have made it impossible for [...]
Meditation incorporates many systems that are diverse in nature and are distinguishable by attention on focus that takes the form of concentrative techniques and mindfulness on the other end.
In this paper, I will explore the appropriateness of the above-stated at length, while promoting the idea that the theological/philosophical postulates of Sufism do not account for the pathway towards grasping the true significance of [...]
The Quran indicates that Jesus was just a prophet, born of a virgin mother, and raised to manifest the power of God.
Holy Trinity Cathedral is a community of devoted Christians who congregate to praise and give thanks to their almighty God in the tradition of the Orthodox Christian church. One of the traditions of the Orthodox [...]
One of the more pronounced literal and truest dimensions of the orientation of David's work in the Psalm is the notion of the beauty of the Kingdom of God.
In the inviting verses of all the Gospel books in the New Testament, the evangelists offer initial hints to the insights that guide the reader into their respective accounts of the life and times of [...]
The works of Paul have been criticized by a group of scholars who believe that they have massive contradiction from the works of other apostles, especially James, who was one of the disciples of Jesus.
In religion, mythological cosmology deals with the study of a body of beliefs based on religious, mythological, historical and esoteric traditions about the creation and the origins of man and the universe.
In the context of missions work, the key phrase is the following: "And in you all the families of the Earth will be blessed".
On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, and the stars to provide light to the earth to separate the day and the night.
Nevertheless, as far as the believers' subjective perception of the surrounding reality is being concerned, this flesh and blood continue to appear in the form of bread and wine.
In order to understand various ideas about life after death, the research will analyze some of the popular believes deeply entrenched in the religion and cultural practices.
The scholar says that if Moses were the author of the first five books of the bible, then the inconsistencies would not have been witnessed.
The Buddha said that there is dukkha, there is an origin of dukkha, there is an end of dukkha and there is a path that leads to the end of dukkha.
The category of good and evil is incorporated in people's existence and is manifested in all spheres of human life. In conclusion, it is possible to note that the category of good and evil is [...]
The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam book by Karen Armstrong, is one of the most attractive, readable, and concise books on the emergence of fundamentalism in the three faiths.
The main motivation for forming a cult is to gain control over people while that of a religion is to help followers find happiness, satisfaction, truth, and balance in their lives. Studies have established that [...]
The comparison stems from the idea of general similarity between the theological traditions that are valued by the citizens of two countries.
The major things I doubt, are that the children had seen anything miraculous at all; that what the children had actually seen was the image of the Lady, Jesus and other saints; that all the [...]
Genesis is the part of the Old Testament, where the primeval history of the world is explained. Finally, when God is sorry for creating violent humans, he decides to destroy all of them and sends [...]
Pope Francis underlines that people's inability to use the power as they should was also followed by the absence of the monitoring the harm that was done to the environment.
Therefore, the empowerment of the casualties of wartime rape and the women, in general, is one of the vital issues that need to be promoted in Bosnian society.
One of the main differences between Buddhism and Hinduism is the fact that Theravada Buddhism has no gods, as Buddha is not a god, he is an enlightened being that has reached and realised the [...]
According to the author, the interpretation and translation "of the book of Genesis have contributed a lot to the misconception regarding the role played by Eve in the garden".
This is one of the aspects that should not be overlooked by people who study the history of the Quran. This is one of the differences that should be taken into account.
Santeria is a religion that originated in West Africa and carried to other parts of the world by slaves during the height of slave trade in the 19th century.
The uniqueness of Zen is in rejecting the importance of doctrines and emphasizing the role of the spiritual growth of the person through the practice of meditation.
Such cultural practices in religion connect believers to God and to each other; religion involves feelings that help to build commitment, connect members of the same religion, and enable them to overcome difficult situations together.
This is in contrast to the sociology of religion that tends to focus on people's understanding of the origin of religion.
A sacred place can be defined as a place or a site where human beings go to seek the truth, meaning with divine inspiration that is mingled with beliefs and practices in an attempt to [...]
For instance, an African American, whose image of God is that of a white person, may feel alienated and might believe that s/he is not necessarily a 'child of God' because of the difference between [...]
The manifestation of the masculine divinity in the Bible and other stories generates a great interest from mythology scholars who have divergent views about the male divine.
The differences are Venus, the Goddess of Beauty, and Mars, the God of War. Despite Enki's claim of commonly known as the God of Wisdom, a strong affirmation on the Goddess as the source of [...]
This paper will try to explore the relationship between theology and mythology in respect of Joseph Campbell. According to Campbell, in his article "The Power of Myth," mythology relates very closely to theology.
However, despite the multitude and versatility of sciences that have developed around the personality of the Prophet, the most influential and extended on is the science of Sirah.
Mu'tazilah is an Islamic school founded by the Mu'tazilites who affirm that the ideal unity and everlasting nature of God makes possible for the creation of the Quran as it could not be co-everlasting with [...]
Based on the non-Christian contrasting view that death is the end of life, I will constructively illustrate that death is the conclusion of life on earth.
The phrase 'for us men and for our salvation' is in the first line of the Nicene Creed. The authors of the creed derived the phrase from the teachings in the New Testament.
The four are dukkha, the origin of dukkha, the cessation of dukkha, and the path to the cessation of suffering. He forsook the luxuries and other benefits associated with life in the palace to join [...]