Academic Papers on Specific People (Religion)

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A 6 page paper that discusses Abraham as viewed by Christians, Jews and Muslims. This paper provides supporting evidence that any world conflict cannot be blamed on the division/separation of Abraham from his sons Isaac and Ishmael, and that Abraham was a "wise man" that kept the "word of God." Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page essay exploring the life and accomplishments of Ezra, a scribe and priest from the Old Testament. Credited with saving the Jews from disintegration, Ezra was a devout, prayerful man who journeyed from Babylonia to Jerusalem to establish and implement the law of Moses. Bibliography includes 6 references.

An 8 page research essay that compares and contrasts the similarities and differences between these two great theologians of the Christian church. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 10 page paper considers the religious and philosophical arguments that have existed regarding the nature of evil and man's propensity for it in the natural world. This paper begins with a presentation of the Christian view of good and evil that stems from the Book of Genesis, and then relates this notion of ...

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper explores this historical figure's life as well as his contributions to theology. St. Gregory believed that stability is perfection and that alteration is not good; thus it was inevitable that humankind "fell" from perfection and needed to return to a static state of existence that they so admired.Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page research paper on two great figures of the Reformation and their religious views. The writer details theories of the sacraments and whether faith or works were primary to salvation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Ulrich Zwingli

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper on Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation of the catholic religion. The paper is basically a life and times work on Zwingli, but details his involvement in the Reformation and his thoughts and disputes with Martin Luther. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page essay arguing that Noah was indeed a righteous man. Citations from the Torah and the Holy Bible are offered as support. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page research paper that examines the stories of seven Holocaust survivors. There are people who have seen Hell. They've looked pure evil in the face, and the face that evil wore was ours. Everyday people, ordinary German citizens who had been drafted by their country's official government, set about the systemized extermination ...

This 10 page report discusses and compares the philosophies of Augustine and Aristotle as they specifically relate to human nature. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 3 page paper presenting a fictional and theoretical TV symposium on women, hosted by Barbara Walters; with guests: St. Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Marie de France, Marguerite de Navarre and Cervantes. These famous people of the past interact and give their thoughts on women in a theoretical fashion.

A 12 page paper discussing conceptual and theoretical frameworks of social theories applicable to gender discourse, with the addition of a discussion of division of labor. The largest part of the paper discusses social movements among women in countries of the Middle East, discussing the region in general but also specifically addressing Jordan, Palestine ...

In 7 pages, the author discusses St. Augustine's views on the source of evil and compares those views on evil and choice of freedom to those of Aristotle. St. Augustine and Aristotle had very definite ideas on the subjects of the source of evil, and the freedom of choice. St. Augustine felt that only ...

A 6 page analytic essay that examines the parallels and the differences in the ethic beliefs of Greek philosopher Aristotle and Latin philosopher and religious leader Saint Augustine. The views of each of these great thinkers is described and analyzed as perceived by each from two distinct and separate eras of World History.

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic elements of C. S. Lewis’ story The Great Divorce, and reflects upon the influence of Augustine and the importance of the bus ride between hell and heaven as they reflect Lewis’ perspective on morality, godliness and religious application. This paper also defines some of ...

Philosophy Arguments

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which discusses the Cosmological arguments of St. Thomas Aquinas, the ontological argument of St. Anselm, and the teleological argument of William Paley. Each philosopher’s arguments are discussed and them refuted with opposing arguments. Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

A 5 page research paper that examines the variations in religious practice and religious tolerance that existed in the thirteen original American colonies. The writer demonstrates how religion affected those societies as to the position of women, and there is particular emphasis on variations as to religious tolerance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the Manicheism and St. Augustine’s understanding of sin to determine which film version of 'Cape Fear' represents which viewpoint, and speculates on the changes which took place in America after the original 1962 film which necessitated an updated interpretation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

In 6 pages, the author discusses Saint Augustine's gradual rejection of Manicheism. Using 'Saint Augustine's Confessions' Books Five and Six, the logical argument against dualism, the scientific argument against determinism, the philosophical argument against materialism, and Saint Augustine's growing interest in Catholicism are presented. No other sources are cited.

Thomas Aquinas

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper which discusses Thomas Aquinas and some of his works. The works discussed are “On the Eternity of the World,” “The Three Greatest Prayers,” and “Summa Theologica.” A brief biography is presented as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The first eight books of Augustine’s Confessions relates his life before he finds the truth in God. After accepting God as the foundation for knowledge he begins to seek answers to the questions that seem eternal in themselves: what is time and what is truth? This 5 page paper interprets Augustine’s Confessions as meaning ...

Time and Eternity

  • 6 page paper

In 6 pages, the author discusses the concept of time and eternity as found in Book 11 of “Saint Augustine’s Confessions” as translated by Henry Chadwick. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page analysis of this fieldwork study, entitled The Hutterites in North America. By John A. Hostetler and Gertrude E. Huntington, this book offers a fascinating glimpse of a unique culture and how this culture causes a group of people to relate to life. Related theologically to the Amish, the Hutterites live communally on ...

In 10 pages, the author discusses St. Augustine of Hippo’s intricate analysis of memory, its relation to the self, and its powers as found in Book 10 of “The Confessions.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Women in Africa

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper looks at women in Africa historically through the 1500s and analyzes their roles. Gender differences are discussed in terms of religion and tribal traditions as well as the influences of the Europeans on male/female models. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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