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History Of Religion

Rise and Fall of Papal Power

At one point in history, the pope was the single most powerful man in the world. Kings kowtowed to his wants, and his actions had a reverberating effect on the rest of the world. This power did not develop overnight. Likewise, it did not abate overnight, even though it is...

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Tribal Worlds: Magic, Belief, and the Supernatural

In Chapter 6 of Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System, the anthropologist John H. Bodley argues against several nineteenth and twentieth century historians and ethnographers who treated shamanistic religions as mere superstition. Overall, Bodley argues that the belief systems of peoples in South America, the South Pacific, and...

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Christian and Islam in Early Medieval

The chosen image for from the Christian religious illuminated manuscript existing in the Early Medieval period with dates ranging from 400-100 CE is that of St. Luke, an evangelist who lived during the 6th century. During the Medieval period, nations faced various issues such that Kings and Emperors were not...

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The Hammarabi Code and the Ten Commandments

The following briefly explores an alleged connection between the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi and the Hebrew Ten Commandments. It is an issue worthy of speculation and yet seemingly impossible to accomplish. In order to conduct such a feat it is necessary to look to history and embark down a rabbit...

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Reformation and Protestant Influence on Education

Before the Reformation education was extremely minimal. Only those that were intending on pursuing a career in the clergy were granted any education and what was taught was minimal at best. Laymen were typically granted no education at all. There were trade schools which were only for the vocational education...

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The Holy War Against Polytheism

In his book, Carr describes the struggles associated with the movement of the Hebrew people away from a polytheistic system where they worshipped a number of different war gods and into a monotheistic system where they worshipped only Yahweh. It was not enough for these people to simply alter their...

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What is a Ritual in Religion?

The Dani tribe is found in Balien Valley, New Guinea. The tribe lives in small units called villages comprising of between ten to thirty people who are either closely related or are family members. Their huts are made of sticks and local grass. Among the Dani, men protect the community...

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The Crusades, Christianity, And Islam

Christianity and Islam are among the world’s most dominant religions today. Though constant battles emerge between both religions’ adherents throughout various regions of the world, both religions ironically share a number of historical and theoretical similarities. One major similarity is that both religions are Abrahamic, which means that they trace...

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Christology and Its History

Jesus as a person and a reflection of the concept of Christianity has long been discussed and analyzed by scholars and historians, given the nature of his being and what he represented in life and in the stories pertaining to him in religious doctrines. The principle characteristics of what comprised...

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The Evolution of Christianity

Christmas is approaching and multiple documentaries and films revolving around Jesus Christ’s teachings are already being broadcast across the world to remind both Christians and non-Christians of how the world’s most popular religion was founded. It is interesting how over the centuries, the Catholic Church has expressed bold opinions and...

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The Attractions of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the most popular religions in the world, with estimates of the number of its practitioners running upwards of 500 million people worldwide. The largest population of Buddhists is in China, where nearly 1 in 5 people is a practicing Buddhist of some sort. Some would argue...

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The Buddhist Perspective

A Buddhist perspective would agree with the Richard Rohr quote that states we are not truly free unless we are able to let go of our own compulsiveness, resentments, complaining and obsessive patterns of thinking. Buddhists believe that the true path to enlightenment is achieved by not having any attachments,...

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Islamic History

The government of Turkey appears to value a government type that is quite similar to the United States. While United States is often called a “democracy,” it is actually a republic. The Kemalism is committed to a republican form of government as well. In addition, the government of Kemalism appears...

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