Academic Papers on Eastern Religions

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This 5-page paper compares and contrasts beliefs on death and the afterlife in the Hindu and Islamic religions. The essay also discusses basic core tenets of both faiths and touches on ritual following death. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper explores some of the aspects of Hinduism including what it comprises, what influences have made it so important in India, and the liberation from earthly existence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

World Religions

  • 200 page paper

This 200 page paper is a dissertation on the world religions, and promotes a comparative view on the major religions. Bibliography lists 100 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the view of the soul in religion. All of the major religions of the world believe that there is a soul that continues in some manner after physical death of the body. Some attribute much greater activity to the soul than do others, but none totally discount it. ...

In six pages this paper examines how Korea’s development has historically been influenced by this trio of religions. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

This 3 page paper discusses the ancient Hebrew and Egyptian Religions. This paper references Stearns' "Documents in World History, Volume I, Great Traditions From Ancient Times to 1500". Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page research paper in which the writer discusses similarities and differences that exist between the teachings of Christianity & Buddhism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the role of self in Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. There is paradox in each of these religions in that the person is responsible for maintaining right knowledge and right actions, but is not to be lauded in its efforts in the current life. Reincarnation is common to each of these religions, ...

An 8 page overview of each of these fascinating religions. The author discusses the importance of the environment as a factor in shaping the evolution of Native American Religions, then goes on to provide a brief overview of the beliefs and ideologies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Bibliography lists 11 sources. ...

This 7 page analysis discusses major religions and philosophies of the world and compares them with Judeo-Christian beliefs (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam are included in the discussion). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Japanese Religion

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page overview of Japan's primary religions. These include Shinto, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The author of this paper emphasizes that these religions have merged over time into one distinctive Japanese religion. The various elements of each, however, remain distinctive in that religion. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper explores the question of whether Hinduism is a traditional religion. An overview of the Hindi focus on escaping the earthly boundaries is provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

15 pages in length. The writer discusses differences and similarities between and among Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

This 7 page paper compares and contrasts Hinduism and the Baptist religion, and touches on the problems arising between them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

4 Brief Religion Papers

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page research paper that offers 4 brief papers. The first contrasts and compares religious service and practice between a Catholic Mass, a Jewish service and a Moslem prayer service. The second discusses how Jewish faith affects the life of an interviewed practitioner. The third discusses Langston Hughes' short story "Salvation" and Philip Roth's ...

A 5 page essay examining the differences and similarities between these major fields of religion. The writer shows how each has a different view of reality while still retaining certain commonalties in regards to ethical behavior. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 3 page paper explores some of the religions and beliefs of ancient India. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the practice of various religions in the Persian Empire, during the period 660 BC – 583 AD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 11 page paper presents an introduction and overview of Buddhism, including basic beliefs and the types of Buddhism along with the names of their Scripture. The second part of the paper reports a summary of an interview with a practicing Buddhist and includes an example of some of the holidays they celebrate and ...

A 6 page research paper that discusses the connection between happiness and compassion, in terms of both Christian and Buddhist belief and then explains this connection further by examining Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilych. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Major World Religions

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper. There are more than 4,000 different faith groups in the world, 20 of which are typically identified as 'the major world religions.' This paper discusses the largest five plus Judaism. The names and purposes of the primary religious texts for each religion is identified. The literary techniques for teaching lessons are ...

A 12 page comparison of two of the world's major religions. A brief overview of religion as a whole is provided as a backdrop. Religion is defined and the contention presented that, in spite of many in modern society's reluctance to accept the fact, both Bahai and Catholicism are religions. Brief histories of ...

Japanese Religion

  • 3 page paper

This is a 3 page paper explaining contemporary Japanese religion. The paper also includes mild tutorial language and is in language suitable for a letter to a friend in regards to explaining “what Japanese religion is”. Unlike the practices of Western religions, lifestyles of the contemporary Japanese may not always reveal the influence of religion ...

A 5 page overview of Buddhism and how it is both a religion and a science, by definition. The writer analyzes various fundamental tenets of Buddhism to illustrate this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 12 page paper discusses the development of religion in ancient Egypt, and how it developed alongside the Egyptian civilization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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