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A 5 page paper which summarizes and evaluates Christian author Philip Yancey's inspirational book, "Where Is God When It Hurts?"

A five page analysis of Richard J. Neuhaus' book decrying the secularization of the American political process. Neuhaus argues that the public square, which used to be the forum for the ethical and moral discourses of the entire community, is now empty and "naked" because there is no discussion taking place there. Bibliography lists two ...

(10 pp) Infant mortality rate (IMR) is a sensitive index of the general health and welfare of the population of a nation. It is an indicator of effectiveness of health services. Cause-specific mortality rate data is useful in planning and evaluation of strategies designed to address high IMR. This is because the ...

Christian Reconquest

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which discusses the aims and goals of the Christian Reconquest. The text used for this examination is "Medieval Iberia, Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources." No additional sources cited.

This 5 page report discusses the semiologic aspects of the prime-time television show “Touched by an Angel.” In contemporary popular culture, television serves as one of the best possible representations of how it is possible to understand larger realities about society and social beliefs via the stories told and symbols presented. The popular prime-time show “Touched by an Angel” illustrates ...

This 7 page report discusses the existence of anti-Semitism in the 19th century and the differing ways in which Catholicism and Judaism dealt with it. From the vantage point of the opening days of the 21st century, the issue of anti-Semitism and the ways in which Jewish people were viewed by most Christian faiths in the 19th century appears relatively similar. ...

This 3 page paper takes a look at Augustine's work in relation to Roman society and politics. Questions posed by a student are answered. No additional sources cited.

This 10 page report discusses pluralism, exclusivism, Christian exclusivism, and inclusivism. The basic premises of each is outline and the conflicts that are inherent between them is discussed. For example, religious pluralism is viewed differently from perspectives of exclusivism, tolerance, and interdependence, while cultural pluralism is seen from more of a secular focus on the relationships between peoples and their differing ...

An eight page paper which considers the hypothesis that religious groups fulfil all the criteria to allow them to be defined as communities. The writer looks at Jewish, Muslim and Pagan groups in order to support the hypothesis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

6 pages in length. The writer discusses chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 & 11. No additional sources cited.

This 9 page paper looks at the basic beliefs Buddhism and Native American beliefs and looks to compare them finding many differences, but also many similarities. These are discussed in terms of a similar message and just a different representation though the different cultures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how the religious cultures of the Jews, the Muslims, and the Christians worked to find their own religious identity within the multicultural Medieval Iberia. Primary source used is the text "Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim and Jewish Sources." No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which discusses how churches can help keep families together, and help them remain stronger, through a great deal of activities and involvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

World Wide Human Rights.

  • 11 page paper

(11 pp) This paper was designed as a tutorial for an individual with English as a second language. A general examination and definition of human rights begins this discussion. The human rights violations against women by the Kaliban of Afghanistan are discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources .

(5 pp). In the modern world we are comfortable with the separation of church and state. In the Ancient world that was not always the case. The duality of authority, conceived by Pope Gelasisus I (492-496), as the separation of church and state are discussed. Other historic interpretations of this idea are ...

A ten page paper which reviews MJ Majd’s Resistance to the Shah: Landowners and Ulama in Iran, demonstrating how the author delineates the role of religious leaders in opposing land reform under the regime of the Shah, and the way in which the ulama contributed to the structure and function of rural agricultural communities prior ...

A nine page paper which considers the position of the Catholic Church with regard to contraception and abortion, and looks at related issues of human sexuality and the position of women within society and the church. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A seven page paper which compares the Sasanids of Persia with the Zapotecs of Mesomerica in terms of their social organisation, religious and culture beliefs and military policies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses "A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent" and "Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life." No additional sources cited.

The Issue Of Abortion

  • 5 page paper

The Catholic church's stance on abortion is well known. It is a mortal sin. This 5 page paper argues that Catholic Church, although staunchly pro-life is going against its own precepts in not being pro-choice and allowing the individual to exercise their free will. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

An 8 page paper which discusses two women, Blandina and Perpetua, and illustrates how they stand to represent the prototype for Christian martyrs. Joyce E. Salisbury's book "Perpetua's Passion" is mentioned. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

5 pages in length. Understanding the differences and similarities between religious/civic leaders Jerry Falwell and Jesse Jackson requires one to define the ever-broadening distinction of morality. Indeed, while both men purport to stand upon and uphold the highest moral ground, their actions have demonstrated something quite different. Both Falwell and Jackson revere their own ...

A five page paper which looks at Catholic revivalism in the USA during the nineteenth century and the way in which the faith was reconstructed by Catholic immigrants in order to develop a new model which successfully integrated with mainstream Protestant culture. Bibliography lists one source.

16 pages in length. While popular in virtually every political circle, Samuel P. Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations is not supported by everyone who reads the author's sometimes-scathing and judgmental assertions of global cultural discord. The writer provides Islamic critiques of his thesis, as well as discusses various issues that relate to cultural ...

14 pages in length. The foremost fundamental aspect of war is that of force; if the element of force did not exist, there would be no motivation for battle. With this in mind, it is relatively easy to apply this concept to the notion of terrorism, inasmuch as the ultimate goal of any ...

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