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This paper discusses both the positive aspects of religion and the negative ones. The conflict between Christianity and Islam is referenced extensively. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how religion effects the choosing of a president. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

3 pages. The connection between sociology and religion is unmistakable; without question, these two elements of existence are distinctly intertwined within the framework of every global society. Indeed, without religious inclusion, which is truly a key component to contemporary living, the world as it is today would cease to exist. Sociology's approach ...

A 3 page essay that argues briefly tracks the development of religion from ancient times through to the Middle Ages, arguing that the purposes and concepts behind religion did not change remarkably during this time, but rather that religion continued to be used to rationalize political control. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which provides the pros and cons of religion in public schools. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 9 page paper dealing with changes that have occurred in the Roman Catholic Church in the decades & years leading upto 1996; Writer argues that Vatican changes after 1962 have had a detrimental reforming impact. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Physics & Religion

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page overview of the science of physics and its relation to religion. Addresses the question of whether or not physics is 'real' and its limitations. Emphasizes the works of Pythagoras who weaves an interesting blend of religion and the sciences. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 6 page paper that reviews attitudes towards women in three religions: Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. The writer reports how the Holy writings for each of these religions seems to say and then discusses how women are really treated. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses the book "Black Boy" by Richard Wright and examines the author's perspective on religion, superstition, and Wright's own struggle to find hope and meaning and perhaps, God. Bibliography lists 1 additional source.

A 10 page paper which examines religion in third world countries as it involves politics. The paper presents an argument that religion should not be involved in controlling the people in the third world countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page paper discusses why Robert Bellah's thesis in Habits of the Heart are not applicable in today's society and that his claims are biased and faulty. Examples given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This is a 5 page paper discussing interfaith marriage in the Islamic religion. Interfaith marriage is not recommended in Muslims as Muslims are encouraged to find spouses with a similar religious outlook for the sake of future compatibility and for the raising of children. However the guidelines for marriage in the Qur’an do allow for ...

This 4 page paper discusses the far reaching effects of slavery on religion and religion on slavery in the United States of America. The methods adopted to control salves and their resistance is also consdered. The bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 18 page paper which discusses aspects of religion as it involves the treatment and persecution of others who maintain different beliefs. The argument presented is that which states persecution is always a reality when involved with powerful belief systems, whether they be religious or otherwise. The paper discusses the Roman treatment and perception of Christians, Orthodox Christians' treatment and ...

A 3 page overview of the impact of the Renaissance on Art, Religion and Society. Notes the importance in the move away from the concept of papal primacy imposed by the Roman Catholic Church but emphasizes that even after the Reformation, the Protestant Revolution of the 1600s, art was still largely bound by the ...

This 9 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at what is meant by religion and considers various definitions. The second part looks at the role of religion in modern society. The third section considers whether or not secularization may be seen as progress. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

This 9 page paper provides an overview of this subject. Three sections are on sexual mores, crime, and drug abuse. An extensive outline is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 45 page paper that discusses the issue of whether Scientology is a cult or a religion. The paper begins by defining the two words, then provides an overview of the growth of cults and religions in the 20th century. An historical overview of the beginning and expansion of the Church of Scientology is provided ...

A 5 page paper discussing women and how their image changed within the Protestant church in the early part of the twentieth century according to the article 'From sainthood to submission' by Marty Nesselbush Green. Women were once revered as holy and pure individuals. They were deemed more spiritual than men. Then changes occurred and ...

This 16 page paper discusses scientology to determines whether or not it is a religion. The paper includes different definitions of religion and then examines the beliefs and practices of scientologists so consider how they fit in with the concepts of religion. The paper includes discussion concerning the difficulties of Scientology in Germany and ...

Modernism And Religion

  • 4 page paper

4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the impact of modernity upon religion, as well as the response Catholic intellectuals gave to pluralism and pragmatism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 8 page paper reviews Jefferson’s beliefs in regard to whether or not the state should either oppress religion or encourage it. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page contention that religion does not act only to change and challenge prevalent social beliefs and behaviors but, because it is an evolutionary phenomena, it also acts to mirror and support those attitudes. The author of this paper utilizes the current evolving religious attitude regarding homosexuality as a support for this contention. ...

In a 5 page essay, the author discusses the topics of Buddhism in China, Judaism in Israel and Christianity in America. Comparisons of the different religions and the countries are made. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This is a 5 page position paper discussing the issue of religion within the school system. Religion within the school system has historically been accepted until the last half century when religions within the United States became more diverse and the freedom of religious expression became more prominent. Slowly religion was withdrawn from the schools ...

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