Term Papers on Religion
The History Of Anti-Semitism Starting From The Bible To The Holocaust
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.... for the
One of the first major anti-Semitic massacres took place during the
Crusades. It was a period in which much of the civilized world lived under
a feudalistic government. In such a system priests, bishops, and most of
all, dukes, had power over the people (Rosenthal). In this time, many
Christian authorities blamed Jews for killing Jesus and took the
opportunity to use that allegation to gather money for their crusades. The
Duke of Lorraine wanted to go on such a crusade, and to collect money he
spread the rumor that he would kill the Je .....
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.... other Christian relics. It is combinations like this that form religions
such as Santeria, a blend of Voodoo and Spanish Catholicism, that proves what a
malleable religion it is. Voodoo has spread throughout the world into major
communities on Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Miami, and New York city. Vodoun
has as many as 50 million followers throughout the world now.
Although varieties of this religion occur in different regions there are
some basic tenets common among them. They all believe that the pulse of life
resides in nature's elements like fir .....
Thomas Aquinas And The Existence Of God
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.... can be reduced from potentiality to actuality, except by something in a state of actuality.” Aquinas means that the change of state requires something in the state of actuality to actualize the potential. For example, in order for a house (which is in the state of actuality), to potentially become a pile of ashes something in the actual state (like a flame), has to cause the house to move from being actually a house and potentially a pile of ashes to actually a pile or ashes. In his third step Aquinas says, “Now it is not possible that the same thing should b .....
The Future Of Religion
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.... This comfort comes from the belief that if you worship this higher being you will be protected from the evils of this world (or the afterlife). "And God said to him, I am God, the Ruler of all: be fertile, and have increase; a nation, truly a group of nations, will come from you, and kings will be your offspring (Genesis 35:11)." In this verse of the Bible God entices his believers for the comfort of prosperity.
Nonetheless, there still lies the question of the existence of a higher being. Freud might argue that the higher being exists only in men's minds. .....
The Roots Of Christianity
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.... to have founded the Christian
The Christian religion began with the ministry of Jesus Christ. He
proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. Messiah is an Aramaic word which
means "anointed king or deliverer." The name Christ is the Greek equivalent
Jesus called Peter, James, John, and other disciples to assist him
with his ministry. He taught his disciples that he was sent by God to do
the work of the Father. The disciples testified that Jesus was the Christ.
On one occasion, Peter replied to Jesus, "And we believe and are sur .....
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.... Charan where God made his first of a series of revelations to
Abram. God spoke to Abram, and told him that he would promise to bless him and
make a great nation of him. Abram willingly decided to follow God to the city of
Canaan. Abram not only traveled with his wife on this journey, but he also
picked up his nephew, Lot. He lived his life in Canaan as a Nomad. Famine
eventually struck the land of Canaan , forcing Abram and his family to move on
In Egypt, Abram was fearful that the Egyptians would kill him and take
his wife Sarai if they were to disc .....
The Location Of The Ark Of The Covenant
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The construction of the Ark was nothing short of the finest piece of artwork on Earth. The Ark began as a select piece of acacia wood or Shittim wood by a man named Bezaleel (Exodus 37). He was the son of Uri’, of the tribe of Judah according to Exodus Chapter thirty-eight, verse twenty-two. The ark measured approximately1.15 meters long, 0.7 meters high, and 0.7 meters tall, which was carried along by long bars overlaid with gold. These bars slid through rings fastened to the Ark (Exodus36:37).
There were two items placed on the lid of the .....
The Book Of Mark: An Essay For Humanities Courses That Treat The Bible As A Historical Document
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.... they are GREY in The Five Gospels anyway ... and probably didn't
happen as Mark describes. This brings us to Mark's writing style.
Mark seems to "tack-on" sentences to Jesus' teachings to make them
more "Christian." This really changes the meaning more than any other
tactic! Who knows what Mark may have edited-out to accomplish what he
wanted to impress upon his readers? In this, he tries to interpret the
meaning of Jesus' actions ... and does this in a misleading way. For
example: Mark 2:19, Jesus regarding Fasting. Jesus makes a strong .....