Samples "Theology"


Johnson and Hick: The Existence of God Based on the Existence of Evil

B.C. Johnson and John Hick each provide an explanation of evil which either supports or refutes the existence of God, however neither argument is satisfying. There is no acknowledgement of relativism or subjectivity in either essay; in fact, good and evil are treated as absolutes. Good and evil cannot be...

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The Torah and The Ten Commandments

The Torah is the name of the central literature of Judaism. Within it lay all of the core concepts, beliefs and traditions of the Jewish religion. Also embedded in the Torah are legal codes that are still practiced. There are a few in which I will examine in this paper....

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Obedience in God

In Deuteronomy 30:15-16, Moses tells the people of Israel that if they obey the Lord’s commandments, then they will be massively blessed. On the other hand, failure to heed to this covenant will lead to death. Basically, Moses is reiterating to the Israelites the essence of God’s covenant by reminding...

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The Pilgrims And Puritans

Both the Pilgrims and the Puritans found the Church of England so corrupt that they believed it was necessary to seek a new land to practice their religion freely and without persecution. Under the rule of King James, an enemy of reformers, the Pilgrims first left England for the Netherlands,...

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Discuss Theology

The proper position is that contemporary theology is some combination of the two possible opinions. Contemporary theology is, in some ways, an addition or a correction to traditional theology. If one believes the Bible and God's word to be something that should be understood and re-discovered over the course of...

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Theology in Friendship

One of the most important aspects of faith for me is knowing how to balance my faith with the demands of a secular society and non-Christian company. While faith is one of the most important aspects of my life, I am always forced to acknowledge that this is not always...

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Religion and Morality

Religion can help us understand morality and can help set moral guidelines for us to follow; yet the morality of an action depends on more than whether a God commanded it. We can see why the fact that a god has commanded us to act in a certain way may...

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The Ayatollah Kohmeini

Question 1: Khomeini’s attitude toward monarchy is that it is a secular form of power that needs to be eliminated in order for an Islamic country to be truly in line with spiritual teaching. He believes that the Shaw is more concerned with secular power than he is with the...

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Jewish Religious Tradition

Within the Jewish religious tradition, narratives that include themes of exile are prominent, such as the exile of Moses to the desert. In these narratives, the concept of exile serves a powerful spiritual function. Separating oneself from the bonds and obligations of society opens the individual to an experience of...

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1) Zaabalawi is a sheikh and holy man who is described by the people around him as a saint. The chief character is trying to find Zaabalawi because has an illness which has no cure. The main character does not find Zaabalawi, he falls asleep in a tavern after having...

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Doctrinal Issues Concerning Buddhist Nuns

The topic which I hope to address in this paper is how the experience of Buddhist nuns is constructed, first and foremost, as a product of gendered pressures historically and in the present moment. What I think that we have the potential to reveal, with this inquiry, is whether and...

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The Role Of Meditation Practice In Buddhism

This paper will be a reflection on one particular aspect of Buddhism. In the following piece of writing, I will discuss the role of meditation practice in Buddhism, as explained by Esposito, Fasching & Lewis in Religions of Asia Today. Meditation has arguably the same level of significance to the...

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What is Modern Buddhism?

The world evolves and revolves making everything change. Buddhism is not an exception. With the ruling role of globalization and everything what comes with it, Buddhism has met the modern state of religion facing new problems and searching for new answers. Buddhist modernism is a new milestone in the process...

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Guiding Dimensions of Hinduism

Hinduism, though often viewed in the Western culture as a religion or philosophy, is, in fact, a complex of beliefs and practices that lead a person to self-understanding and their unification with the divine. Hinduism is based on strict social hierarchical relationship and unique cultural and ethical concepts. Hinduism relies...

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Roman Catholicism

Roman Catholicism has served as the primary spiritual and religious presence throughout Western civilization. It is one of three primary branches of Christianity alongside Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy. With billions of Roman Catholics throughout the world, it draws interest toward such a prominent religion. From its origins to the way...

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Islamic Social System

At first glance, the disjunction between the clear commitments to social justice within Islam and how Muslim nation-states function in reality suggests that there is a certain gap between politics and religion. However, in the particular case of Islam, this gap between what can be termed the sacred world and...

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Francis of Assisi: Accomplishments, Insights and Performance of Gospel Life

The objective of this work in writing is to answer the questions of: (1) Who was Francis of Assisi? (2) What were some of his most significant accomplishments and insights? and (3) How did Francis actively perform the gospel life, and what exactly did this mean for him and for...

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Is Suffering Compatible with a Loving and Omnipotent God?

An all-powerful God who genuinely cares about people could very easily construct a world in which there was no such things as earthquakes or famine or devastating floods or cancer. In fact, an all-powerful God could construct for His creation a world in which nothing bad ever happened to anyone....

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Reflection Paper About God

It seems that Christians and all those who practice faiths holding to a single God have always been troubled by an unanswered question. God has limitless power and can do anything, yet many who are innocent of wrongdoing and who live according to the morality of their faith face great...

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God and Suffering

People often suffer terribly because of things like disease and natural disasters. Is this fact incompatible with the belief that there is an all-powerful God who cares about people? My answer to this question is that the suffering of people because of natural forces such as disease and natural disasters...

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