Samples "Religion"

Religion

If it is believed that Jesus Christ died on the cross and was born from the Virgin Mary, does that make someone Christian or Catholic or both? There are many similarities in addition to solid differences amongst the two. Everything from beliefs to salvation and even worship styles are a...

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In a sense, Gnosticism was what people would refer to as non-denominational Christianity today. It was a compilation of all of the ancient religions of that time which acknowledged some form of God. This was in contrast to proto-Orthodox Christianity, which set the stage for indoctrinated denominations of Christianity. These...

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For centuries, differences in skin color, cultural beliefs and religious beliefs have been the focus of hate, prejudice and xenophobia. The American culture has a passionate history that is rooted in acts of distrust, suspicions and racism toward groups of individuals that look different from them or that they do...

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Of the many different works completed under the patronage of the Frankish Bishop Bernward of Hildesheim, perhaps one of the most well-known is the Cathedral of Saint Michael’s at Hildesheim. Treasures from within this time period were on display at the Met earlier this year (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013);...

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Both Hindu and Buddhist influences are evident throughout the entirety of society in Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. The modern countries in these regions still maintain some of these beliefs, yet in the ancient period the influence was massive. Looking at ancient art and architecture in this region, it...

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With recent research suggesting that human beings are biologically wired to believe in the afterlife, it is no wonder that mankind has always sought to understand what happens when people die (University of Oxford, 2011). Is there another world where souls are judged on the basis of their actions and...

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The salience of the problem of evil in regards to theology and religious studies is explicit, in as much as the acknowledgment of the existence of evil seems to oppose the contrasting claim of the existence of God. This problem of theodicy is a traditional concern of theology as well...

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When considering Daoism, the origin of things in context of a Daoist, or Taoist, is very important. In Daoism, the universe began as a universe egg. After many thousands of years, the egg split apart to form the heavens and the Earth. At this time, P’an ku was born as...

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Judaism and Christianity are two of the world’s largest religions. They are also religions that share similar roots. Much of the terminology is the same between the two religions, and those who study both will quickly find that the two religions share certain books. Despite all of these similarities and...

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