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Religion in Ukraine

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the history of religion in Ukraine. Aside from very early times, which bore pagan beliefs, Ukraine has been, since the 11th century, a Christian state, much like the rest of Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is an 8 page paper discussing the various components used during the rituals of purification in the Zoroastrian religion. The rituals follow the teachings of the Aryan prophet Zarathushtra and consist of purification during death, menstruation and childbirth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 11 page discussion of the religions of Bahai and Buddhism. Compares and contrasts the major philosophies of these religions utilizing Christianity as a common reference point. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

A 12 page paper examining the realities of Native existence, as opposed to the view of largely white male anthropologists and historians have taken over the years. Native women were intensely involved in their tribes’ religions, as well as in nearly every other aspect of their societies. Women’s involvement had less to do ...

A 5 page discussion of the work of Joseph Campbell who dedicated much of his life to the study of mythology in primitive and occidental religions. Outlines his impressions of the importance of religion and ritual to societal structure and our ultimate purpose in that society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

6 pages in length. The extent to which organized religion is nothing more than a crutch for those who are without the intestinal fortitude to stand on their own two spiritual feet is both grand and far-reaching; that Deism restores one's sense of reason, nature and self-ability beyond the puppeteering inherent to organized religion ...

This 8 page paper supports the thesis that if more people followed Hindu precepts, the world would be a better place. The ten commandments of this religion are explored. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 37 page paper. This essay summarizes and discusses 20 chapters in the entitled book, which was written by John M. Frame. The discussions include chapters that explain all ten commandments as well as discussions about ethics, divine Lordship, ethics and the world’s religions, Lordship and Non-Christian religions, and several ethical traditions. Bibliography lists ...

This 5 page paper contends that Vedic sacrifice can in fact be substituted with a renunciation of the fruit of action. The Hindu religion, as well as Krishna's role, is discussed. Parallels to other religions are provided. Arjuna's crisis is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 14 page research paper that explores the nature and characteristics of traditional African religions, discussing these characteristics before and after the coming of outside influences and stressing the role of African religion in maintaining African identity and cultural values. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

5 pages in length. According to Harry Blamires, author of The Christian Mind : How Should A Christian Think, the global resurgence of religion that occurred throughout the past few decades served as a platform for fundamentalist interpretation with regard to religious scriptures. It is the author's contention that this reawakening has been ...

A 7 page paper discussing how the issue of religion among Native Americans has come full circle in the past century. The federal government officially banned some tribes' most sacred religious rites - the potlatch of the Cree was subversive because it redistributed wealth among members - forbade the use of native languages and removed entire tribes from ...

This 4 page paper briefly outlines and explains the three named religions. The five pillars of Islam are explained. The origins of both Santeria and Rastafarianism are discussed as are their primary beliefs. Santeria was created by slaves in Cuba as a way to secretly continue their native religious practices and beliefs. Rastafarianism is ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the three religions, which are compared and contrasted. Geopolitical implications are discussed as well as how members today get along with one another. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

5 pages in length. Robert A. Orsi's The Madonna Of 115th Street : Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950 eloquently illustrates how the psychological characteristics of the Italian/American population – which include their value systems and religion – are wide and varied. No bibliography.


  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper which examines some of the beliefs of the religion of Animism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which examines the life of one of religion’s most significant figures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

5 pages. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast Christianity and Buddhism. Zen Buddhism oftentimes is called a religion; sometimes it is called a philosophy. Whichever term people use, they are both correct in their own way. Historically, Zen Buddhism originates in the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

5 pages in length. As has been throughout the history of mankind, two opposing forces have long sought to establish a basis upon which people are meant to approach religion: one by coercion, the other by choice. This ongoing struggle is precisely the point of Dostoevsky's (2006) "The Grand Inquisitor." No additional ...

5 pages in length. The material and nonmaterial characteristics of the Italian population, which include their value systems and interests, are both wide and varied. The writer discusses family, religion and celebration as they relate to Catholic Italians. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page paper which compares and contrasts these two approaches to religion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 12 page paper which examines chapters 2 and 4 of "Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction To Religion," by James C. Livingston. No additional sources cited.

Humour and Faith

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper considers the way that humour is used in faith and religion. Usually aimed at the individual as the target of the humour the paper considers how both Isaac and Jesus have been used as target directly and indirectly by critics as well as supporters of the faith. The bibliography cites 8 ...

This 5 page paper examines the role that divination and augury played in Roman religious life. This paper explores these elements of religion and the impact they had upon the Romans and their religious pursuits. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This is a 7 page paper discussing the background, main people and developments of the Salem witch trials of 1692. The Salem witch trials of 1692 are known throughout history as one of the most tragic occurrences of religious fanaticism overtaking a community. What appeared to be started by several young girls acting childishly against ...

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