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.
Samsara refers to the processor rebirth whereby the individual is reincarnated in a succession of lives. This is what has led to the many differences that arise, causing Buddhism to be viewed as a religious [...]
Since there is a contradiction in the conceiving the law of swindling, it is not right for religions to make money by swindling people. There is a contradiction in the will of the law not [...]
In other words, once a Christian is saved, it is hard to lose salvation as long as God's grace remains in abundance and the individual continues to believe in the salvation power of Christ.
Purists from the West objected to the running of the Catholic church. The pope wanted the Bible to be in one language only.
Therefore, the daily practice of the laws in the Torah is crucial to the Jewish religion. On the other hand, the Talmud is a compilation of the Mishnah and the Gemara.
For instance, in the Islamic affiliation, women are treated as the property of the man and have to dedicate their entire life in the service of these 'superior' beings at the expense of their happiness.
That is the only way to ensure that we go to heaven. Krishna: At the time of the confession, the priest is the representative of God.
The most basic concept that is addressed by both religion and philosophy is the existence of good and evil. Education and the upbringing of a child are one of the key effectors on the forces [...]
The institution was launched on the corner of a street; however, members worked towards owning their own property by the end of the year.
The Hindu religion also has some followers in the United Kingdom that amount to approximately 1% of the UK population; in the UK it developed in the 1960s and 1970s following the migration of people [...]
These cultural beliefs are passed to generations through stories and myths that connect the facts of life by showing that life is seriously flawed. There is a need for salvation, which is the way to [...]
The theory's hypotheses are internally coherent, in consent with the Christianity religious tradition, and the world is revealed from the natural and moral evil facts, and scientific inquiry. Through this, God will bring back justice [...]
The public apology by the Pope aimed to address the negative relations that characterized the Catholic Church and the Jewish community.
The readings under analysis focus on the main characteristics and attributes of Buddhism, as well as on schools of thought that emerged due to the spread of this teaching.
The definition of religion is one of the questions that attract the interest of anthropologists, theologians, or social scientists. This is one of the elements that can be observed in the religious systems of various [...]
The Joseph story, like the Abraham and Jacob stories, contributes to the exposition of the theme of the Pentateuch by showing how the promises of Abraham were partially fulfilled.
With respect to the first chapters of Genesis, Hamilton posits, "...the battle lines are drawn between the interpretation of the creation story and scientific knowledge about the origin of the earth and mankind".
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 religion reflects the connection of the Korean people with their traditional customs and rites. In fact, it was this government interference that led to the declining popularity of Korean Shamanism and Chinese customary religion.
In his first preaching known to the Muslims, he insisted on the oneness of God the Creator and noted that humans are fully supposed to submit to His perfect will, as it is pleasing to [...]
The author also stresses that sacrificing oneself is one of major characteristics of the profession and preachers have to be ready to devote their whole life to serving people and being the link between them [...]
In the second chapter of the book, Oswalt embarks on a mission to set the bible apart from myths by presenting different scholars' definition of the term and trying to find the definition that suits [...]
Thus, this reflective treatise attempts to explicitly review the development of Daoism philosophy in the present culture of Chinese and the concepts of sages, deities, hell and heaven, and Confucian discourse.
The divine plan for marriage, the permission to divorce, and the issue of celibacy can be interpreted to help in understanding the passage of marriage and divorce.
The most conspicuous similarity is the origin of the two religions in sub-continent India. Some worship and religious practices are similar but there is a profound difference in the style and purpose of life in [...]
The Day of the Dead documentary highlights how Mexicans connect with the dead during the Day of the Dead ceremony. The documentary provides detailed accounts of the ceremony by highlighting how the traditional-adherent Purepecha community, [...]
The Pentecostal Church develops not as the connecting link between God and believers, but as the guide and herald of the good news to stimulate the followers' personal experience, and the idea of guidance and [...]
According to Prothero, in his book, American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon, Jesus, who is a religious icon, has played a major role in the development of the American society.
In fact, the position of Jew women in the Biblical time is better than the position of modern American women. In fact, some of the traditional roles of Jew women are vital in the society.
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 [...]
1 Admittedly, the book is seen as one of the brightest examples of the "book of wisdom". However, it is possible to note that the story itself is an axiom to be taken for granted [...]
He questioned the care that god provide to humans and the equality before the eyes of God. It is the truth of God that is being applied to the lives of human beings that they [...]
They object that God could not be portrayed as a human being due to the weakness of man, and therefore Jesus could not be God.
Apart from that, in this book, the author demonstrates that the traditions of the antiquity affected the practices and beliefs of early Christians.
The foundational spiritual beliefs of Daoism are the idea of Tao as the search for the right way in order to achieve the universal harmony, the idea of reincarnation and eternal soul, and the principle [...]
The book of Romans is arguably one of the most profound epistles in the New Testament, and perhaps the most important book in the bible.
Regardless of the given fact, Thompson's book still provides a very detailed evaluation of the relationships between the Muslims and the Christians in Dubai, as well as in the UAE in general.
In my view, the civil coming-of-age ceremony, which is held annually to recognize the adulthood of individuals who will reach the age of twenty during the calendar year, can be given as a personal account [...]
The holy place of worship for the Muslim is the mosque and the general religious life of the believer is centered on this building.
One of the main details that attract the attention of the reader is the change in the tone of the writer.
However, Zhuang Zi argues that there is a point known as a privileged point of view and it is the most ideal for all observers to take.
Rather, they should interpret the contents of the New Testament in reference to historical contexts, or the circumstances that existed during the writing of the book.
The basic concepts which are discussed in Exodus 34:1-10 are the sin of the Israel people, the redemption, and the establishment of new covenant relationship with Israel people based on forgiving the nation and providing [...]
One of the major characteristics of the OT prophets was their role as advocates of Mosaic covenant where prophets of Moses regime were to remain committed and possess forth faithfulness to protecting and implementing the [...]
The shaving of a head in the ancient religion was associated with rebirth of purity or rebirth of a state where the differences in the association depended on the beliefs of the religion.
In accordance with continuity, the person is not only symbolically the one having the tree, but the person is a section of the quintessence of the tree and the tree is similarly a section of [...]
This is one of the main arguments that can be put forward. It is possible to argue that Paul facilitated the growth of Christianity.
Dalai Lama did not seem to care for the consequences that would follow as a result of his engagement in political activities, and was ready to engage in extremely risky activities for the sake of [...]
He will address the problem of consumerism, corporate greed and the fear of not having enough resources to sustain life and to achieve happiness.
This system of beliefs and practices is indispensible for the identity of a person and his or her sense of belonging to the group.
This proposal includes several elements: the design of brochures and leaflets about the churches in California; distribution of these leaflets; evaluation of students' experiences and attitude toward churches.
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.
The Bible gives many cases of conflict between God and Satan and out of these there are those that Satan won and others where God won.
3 The readings helped me to obtain certain understanding of what Confucianism is and what the major principles of the tradition are.
When reading through the work of Saint Paul, it can be seen that his style of writing/ delivery of certain aspects of religious introspection were somewhat "limited" in that he placed a greater degree of [...]
The third state of this method is primarily related to the emotions of a person. This is one of the main aspects that should be considered by scholars and people who are interested in Buddhism.
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 [...]
Notably, the use of the We passage indicates that the writer was a partisan in the events that unfold in the book of Acts.
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.
The basic practices in meditation are taught according to the original teachings of the historical Buddha. The practice of meditation in Buddhism is primarily divided into two categories: insight and tranquility.
To try to unify it, the monks and nuns still follow the teachings that existed during the ancient times. It is a sin to lie, still, kill, and engage in sexual acts and to take [...]
The view suggests that the blood and the body of Jesus Christ are symbolized by the elements present during the Lord's Supper.
In the book, "The Making of the Creeds", Young delves into the origins of the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed and helps to explain how they arose as a direct result of the early [...]
While focusing on Part IV "The Doctrine of the Word of God" and Part V "The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God" from John Frame's Systematic Theology, it is possible to note that these parts [...]
Chapters 1-12 from John Frame's Systematic Theology provide the background for understanding the idea of theology in general and systematic theology in particular and present the information on the basic definitions, the Biblical Story, and [...]
The author devotes an entire chapter of his paper to Mahayana as the teaching of Buddha, thus, allowing to understand the key differences between the former and the original Buddhist teachings.
The model targets the family, the school, and the church. The article enlightens the community concerning the role of the church in forgiving and educating others.
The author looks at the history of the two studies as well as worldviews that arise from these two philosophies. This book has increased my knowledge on the approaches to psychology and theology.
It has been in the interest of many scholars to create a clear understanding of the values of God. It is through the guidance of the spiritual leaders that the peace can be maintained in [...]
In order to correct these beliefs and practices, Christian pastors and missionaries should use the arguments from the Old and the New Testaments that condemn magic and sorcery and show the dangers of trying master [...]
John Frame's The Doctrine of the Christian Life provides readers with discussions of a lot of basic and problematic issues which can be associated with the question of the Christian ethics.
For instance, according to the interpretation offered by Blavatsky, the author of the secret doctrine, "The Jiva goes with Sukshma Sarifat from the heart of the body, to the Brahmarandra in the crown of the [...]
Therefore, this is a book that could be applied in the lives of many people and transform them in to Christians.
The book begins with a clear disagreement with the misconceptions by today's Christian, of the existence of demons and the influence of the spiritual world.
Christianity, on the other hand, is based on the teachings contained in the holy book, the Bible. Religious importance consists in the fact that it helps in understanding the world and everything within it is [...]
According to Streng, the expression of an ultimate dimension of existence forms a significant part in the transformation process of an individual's personal and social experience of religion.
Thus, the main principles of Judaism are the belief in one God as a result of Abram's converting his people in monotheism and Israel's unique responsibility to God because Israel's nation is chosen by God.
Most of the youth pastors who have abandoned ministry work often argue that it is too demanding to work in a church environment.
Eternal life is a critical aspect of Christianity and it is the one of the foundational doctrines of Christianity exemplifying the life of Christ through His resurrection.
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 [...]
Thus, the only way to communicate the religious principles to the ill person is the focus on the narrative to create the story and develop the effective dialogue between the healer and the ill individual.
The author adds that the counselor needs spiritual maturity in a bid to get the client to the same level of maturity.
The aspect that makes the matter with the sister important is that Augustine's idea of dealing with his uncontrollable sex organs and sin as a whole is through severing all ties with women.
This paper will highlight the actual symbolism of the suffering servant by Isaiah, his missions, and the relationship with the individual servant in the New Testament.
According to the book, Christ will be the child of a virgin. During this day, God's wrath will be felt in every corner of the world.
The detailed information about each of the contributors can be found at the beginning of the book, right after the Preface.
Thus, the participants of the Forum "explored how to involve the local church in the expression of the gospel both in the 'building up' of the disciples as well as to those outside the faith [...]
The authors look at the role of culture in church formation and the role of the church in influencing the culture.
What disturbs the readers most in the idea of the association between the Holy Spirit and the prayer is the manner in which Gordon describes the battle between the spirits during the praying period.
Through the principles, Coleman establishes the main objective of the ministry of Jesus Christ together with the strategy of realizing it. The next section presents the critique of the main ideas, especially the principles of [...]
Anderson, the founder of the Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries, authored a masterpiece book, viz."The bondage breaker: overcoming negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins", in a bid to make valid contributions to the [...]
In the next two chapters of the book, the author looks at the battle between the flesh and spirit, which is the third tool used by the enemy in spiritual warfare.
Therefore, this paper aims to present the discussion of readings in forming the vision of a prayer's importance and to provide the plan for improving the prayer's life with the focus on several aspects that [...]
A sense of solidarity with others helps in shaping a spirit of acceptance that makes gospel communication to blossom in the church.
From the outset and thesis of the book, the author discusses the tough but possible process of becoming a servant leader in a culturally-mixed environment.
Christ appeared to his disciples and took the bread. The Last Supper was a uniting factor that encouraged more people to enjoy God's favor.
The book describes how the Romans and the Greeks used the above concepts in order to achieve their goals. They should use the power of humility to understand, guide, and support their followers.
The Universal Nature of Water The nature and reliability of water by all living things in the world is another indicator a mysterious force that triggered the creation of the universe and everything that is [...]
The concept of the bad habit is nonexistent if the intention to do harm to self or others is not manifested. In Buddhism psychology, the action of intention is not immediately established from an individual [...]