Essays and Research Papers on Religion & Political Issues

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A 16 page paper that provides a brief biography of Constantine I, the early European churches, Constantine’s conversion, his edicts and acts to support Christianity, his presiding over the Council of Nicaea and what happened after his death. He changed relations between the church and the empire. For the first time, under his rule, Christians ...

A 5 page essay examining how religion has become a money machine and much more like business than a spiritual community. Fund raising practices are examined as well as the government and religion connection. This essay examines Christian Churches, The Nation of Islam, Church of Scientology and The Unification Church. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the superiority of Christian ethics and values in operation of daily business over that of either pure Jewish or Platonic principles. The Christian view is one that holds forgiveness in higher esteem either than Jewish or Platonic tradition, and is one that is more flexible than Jewish law or ...

The Papal Monarchy

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper discuses papal primacy, papal power and the papal monarchy. Several issues and events are included, such as: the two phases of early Christianity, the spread of Christianity and the need for structure and unity, the Church's clerical hierarchy, the origins of papal primacy, how the papal monarchy was established, ...

In this 3-page paper, the author discusses the differences between United Methodists and Catholics, as well as how they could possibly get past the differences. There is 1 source.

Religion and the State

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper looks at religion and how it is embraced by government. The problem of religion in schools is also addressed. Quotes from past presidents about the issue are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page review of 'Women in American Religion' by Janet Wilson James. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page outline of the role of religion in the 2000 and the 2004 elections in the United States. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4-page paper examines legislation as it pertains to religion in schools. In addition to examining current trends on this topic, the paper also examines some historical trends as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Religion in Society

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper takes a look at religion and society through the viewpoint of several theorists, including Marx and Durkheim. Religion is seen as a culprit or hindrance in a variety of matters, as well as a positive driving force. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the church involvement in daily life and political activity allowing the church ultimately to assume an importance in the lives of the people that left them no alternative but to live by the rules set forth by the church. Monks, priests, nuns and all others connected with church leadership ...

In this age of increased crime and public decadence in and out of the White House and Senate, it is easy to understand the need to incorporate a sense of morality within the context of politics. Moral action is perhaps a necessary ingredient that appears to be missing, or, at the least, diminished. ...

This is a 5 page paper discussing Marx’s theory of religion and Islamic modern day Turkey. Karl Marx believed that religion was the “opium of the people” and it led to the protection of the elite classes and oppression of the lower classes. In modern day Turkey, the Islamist movement was said to originate as ...

This 7 page paper addresses the significance of religion in India and why secularism is both desired but problematic. The caste system is discussed. The problem is looked at sociologically through the eyes of theorists like Durkheim and Marx. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 12 page research paper on the differences and similarities in beliefs between the various world religions with a focus on the various texts. The writer explores the main and sects of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Confucianism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This is a 6 page paper discussing whether or not Marxian Communism can be considered a religion in itself. Marxian Communism was considered a functional alternative to the society in which the oppressed proletariat lived within the 1800s. The definition of religion includes aspects which are functional for society, in which Communism can fulfill; however, ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses how Copernicus and Galileo were condemned for asserting that anything could carry more weight than religious thought. That religion and science were at significant odds is certainly an understatement; it was only a matter of time before Copernicus' 1543 publication of On the Revolution of the ...

A 5 page discussion of the influence of God and religion on the surrealistic art of Salvador Dali. Contends that Dali struggled to integrate his spiritual beliefs with his ever-growing interests in sciences. Contrasts his efforts with those of Sigmund Freud and artist like Fyodor Dostoevsky who seemed intent of proving that God ...

Religion and literacy

  • 5 page paper

A five page paper which looks at the importance of religion in the increase in literacy rates in Britain and France during the seventeenth century. Bibliography lists 5 sources

5 pages in length. It was three thousand years ago that the Jews made the Exodus from Egypt to their new homeland. Lead by Moses, who was instrumental in their departure from bondage, it was the beginning of what the Jewish political culture has become today. The writer discusses the role of ...

This 12-page-paper presents a discussion about the Great Awakening in America that took place during the 1730's and 1740's. Bibliography lists four sources.

A paper which looks at the importance of religion in the social and political development of societies, and the way in which religious belief, particularly Christianity, has influenced the development of the USA in terms of policy-making and social systems. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

6 pages in length. There is no greater culturally diverse environment than the common workplace; placing people together for the benefit of labor needs rarely takes into consideration the religious intolerance that may be present. In fact, any sense of discrimination toward other faiths is now illegal behavior while on the job. ...

A 4 page discussion of the controversy surrounding teaching religion in our schools. This paper reviews the pros and cons as is reflected in case law. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Why Study Religion?

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper which discusses why people may study religion, and what the study of religion can offer. The focus of the paper is on the study of religion for an understanding of the world and for self-fulfillment reasons. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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