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This 5 page paper considers the different influence that were felt in 12th century Europe form the institutional church to the Islamic and Byzantine empires. The different influences are discussed so that a conclusion can be reached as to which was the strongest in both the short and long term. The bibliography cite 4 sources. ...

This 5 page paper focuses on three groups: the Huguenots in seventeenth century France, the Irish in Britain during the nineteenth century and the Jews in twentieth century Europe. Religious and political aspects of persecution are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 18 page paper which compares and contrasts the Old Catholic Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Church of England. The examination discusses the churches in Europe as well as in the United States. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 11 page discussion of Islamic law as it relates to Universal Human Rights. The question of whether or not a synthesis can be achieved between Islamic law and the principles of Universal Human Rights is addressed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Catholic Canon Law

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page examination of the mechanisms that have changed canon law over time. The author contends that the fact that canon law has demonstrated time and time again that it is not immune to change is one of the more interesting lessons obtained in a study of the law. Bibliography lists 3 ...

A 9 page paper. Celibacy has been mandated for Catholic priests for hundreds of years. It is a man-made law but proponents argue that it is based on apostolic tradition. It was the early 4th century before anything about marriage and priests was addressed. This essay presents an historical overview of the practice of celibacy ...

A 14 page review of the findings of this 2002 Supreme Court case concerning the Constitutional validity of school vouchers. This paper reviews the societal implications of these findings in relation with past case law and the public misperception of the intent of the First Amendment to separate church and state. Bibliography lists ...

A 3 page paper. This speech will discuss statistical data regarding discrimination, the rights of Americans through the Bill of Rights and subsequent laws and the effects of discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Religious Freedom

  • 5 page paper

The opening words of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution read: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". This 5 page paper explores the implications of the 'establishment clause' and 'free exercise' clause, as they pertain to certain court cases. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the issues in “Evangelium vitae” written by Pope John Paul II in 1995. The topics covered include the threats to human life, euthanasia, abortion, capital punishment, moral obligations, moral and civil law, and his central arguments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Christianity In India

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper. Christianity arrived in India about 54 when St. Thomas traveled to the country. Western missionaries then began arriving in the 16th century. This essay discusses two of those missionaries and focuses on how one of them changed the liturgy of the church to be complementary to Indian customs. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A well-written 8 page paper detailing the political corruptions of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages as well as some of its causes and effects. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper relating to questions surrounding the development and attitudes of the Christian church in the evermore sophisticated world. No bibliography.

A 12 page paper discussing the papal bull, or letter, written by Pope Innocent III in the year 1202. A section discussing the life and times of Pope Innocent III is discussed. This is followed by a section which thoroughly discusses and illustrates the letter itself and the situation in which the letter ...

Religious Experience

  • 5 page paper

The challenge in defining the religious experience is in placing the role of a Supreme Personal Being. Traditional religions continue to meet the needs of a majority of the population, while the alternative views have gained credence over time. The existence of a supreme being, or 'God' is essential to the moral and ...

This 8 page essay investigates possible reasons for the declining attendance at Catholic Masses. Reports from leading sociologists and well as practicing Catholics are offered. Comparisons are also made between previous generations and today's membership in the Church. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In this 5 page paper the author discusses whether it is wrong to have sex outside the sanctity of marriage? The Catholic Church says most definitely, but in today's more liberal society, this notion might not be as widely accepted as in the past. The writer talks about how sex, marriage and chastity ...

A 5 page paper which discusses the different doctrines of the Catholic Church as they apply to life after death. Purgatory is discussed and illustrated as it is the most unique of the Catholic Church's doctrines which applies to life after death. Other various issues are mentioned as well, including what the Catholic Church is ...

A 5 page paper discussing the restoration of the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel and the various sides taken in the controversy surrounding whether they were improved or destroyed by the work done. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the common arguments in modern Catholicism today and considers their implication for the progression of the church. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of leveraged buyouts, junk bonds, appropriate risk, current economic trends and concludes by providing a prudent Christian view on the transition of economic conditions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page paper discussing the many involvements of Pope John Paul II. This pope is perhaps one of the most influential, from a global perspective, popes of all time. The main focus of the paper deals with the influence this pope has had upon the world, religion, and the individual people who are directly ...

A 5 page examination of the function of the Episcopacy of the Anglican Church. Addresses the question of whether or not the Episcopacy is in need of a change. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page research paper which examines this intriguing questions. The writer demonstrates how the episcopacy is generally regarded as an intrinsic part of the church, and thus, will remain so, but that many Catholics, including some bishops, believe that episcopal reform is necessary for the continued welfare of the church. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A 20 page research paper which examines which association would be most beneficial to the Anglican Church in Bermuda-alignment with the Anglican Church in the United States, Canada or the West Indies. In discussing this issue, the writer looks at the historical and cultural associations that the island of Bermuda has with each of these ...

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