Essays and Research Papers on Specific People (Religion)

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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 ...

A 5 page essay that analyzes Augustine and the Limits of Politics by Jean Bethke Elshtain. Elshtain's analysis of Augustine, in general, reveals a more moderate and more balanced persona than people today often suppose. Individuals who have judged Augustine by popular attitudes towards his teaching will find this book to be quite enlightening. For ...

A 9 page summation of three chapters from the book Ethnic Families in America: Patterns And Variations, which is edited by Charles H. Mindel, Robert W. Habenstein, and Roosevelt Wright, Jr.. The chapters highlighted discuss Italian American, Mexican American and Amish family structures. No additional sources cited.

St. Benedict's Rule

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page essay that analyzes "St. Benedict's Rule," which was essentially instructions from St. Benedict laying out the parameters of how monasteries in his Order should operate. The writer discusses how Benedict's instructions indicate the concepts that Benedict held regarding the superiority of an ascetic life and also for a communal lifestyle. No additional ...

The determination of the origins of the religious mythos is often considered of paramount importance to scholars attempting to explore the leadership styles of religious leaders such as Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. This 7 page paper examines the leadership style of the three men and then examines the differences and similarities between the Jewish and Christian faiths. Bibliography lists ...

5 pages in length. The writer compares Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Zen Buddhism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page paper that explores the identity of the Beloved Disciple mentioned in the Gospel of John. There are a number of theories as to the identity of this disciple. The most prominent theories are explored, providing strengths and weaknesses of each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Lutheran Church

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this original Protestant sect. Some information about Martin Luther and the Reformation is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at the prophets in the Old Testament such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel Jonah and many others. The paper considers their messages and the way they were delivered to the Israelites and the commonalties between them all. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

6 pages in length. The writer discusses the fundamental principles of Buddhism, as well as addresses issues surrounding its ongoing existence throughout the 21st century. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper. Martin Luther was not the first theologian who criticized the Church and tried to change it. Others had come before, including John Wycliffe and Jan Hus. Wycliffe and Hus made great contributions to Luther's work and could really be considered the pre-reformation reformers. This paper discusses their contributions and offers ideas ...

This 5 page paper provides a view of specific changes in the constitution that would be beneficial in the modern era. This paper considers the advantages of certain change and the implications. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper which discusses particular works of Augustine, Luther, and Bonhoeffer, illustrating that while these three men were of different times, different cultures, and different regions, their thoughts and ideas were incredibly similar. The works discussed are The Bondage of The Will by Luther, City of God by Augustine, and Life Together by Bonhoeffer. No additional sources cited. ...

This 3 page paper considers the subject of happiness as portrayed in the book 'Ethics of the New Millennium' by the Dalai Lama. Considering issues such as what is meant by happiness the paper discusses how the Dalai lama considers we may attain this as individuals and as a society in a moral and ethical ...

A 3 page paper which discusses the book "Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed," by Philip Hallie, as it relates to Magda Trocme and Reverend Trocme and their attitudes concerning God. Their primary motives are also discussed as they relate to "saving the Jews from the authorities." Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the natural environment and its components to ancient Egyptians. Describes elaborate rituals designed to prepare for the afterlife and discusses the importance of forces such as the Nile River and the Sun in shaping the Egyptian concept of the afterlife. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This well written and interesting 10 page paper looks at the origins of Christmas as mid winter festival, from the Mesopotamian and the Babylonians though the Greeks and Romans to the way in which was adopted by the Christian church. The second part of the paper then goes on to look at the origins ...


  • 7 page paper

7 pages in length. The writer discusses the Muggletonians, as well as defines antinomianism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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

(5 pp) As the world is getting smaller - global access, internet highway, and UPS - we can find you anywhere -will we get smaller along with it? Our intellectual horizons force our fingers and our brains to scramble as we are pushed past our comfort zone. Are our spiritual beliefs ...

John Woolman

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper looks at the life and influence that effected the eighteen century Quaker John Woolman and his beliefs. The paper identifies key point in his life and discussed the effect these may have had ion his life. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

The Former Prophets

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper that discusses the Hebrew Former Prophets. Their activities are found in the historical books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. This essay discusses how they were chosen, what they did, how they supported themselves and some of their activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

10 pages in length. Secular nationalism and religiously based states have long held opposition for each other's beliefs. When imagining a community in the Middle East and other areas, such as Diasporas, organizing a state and providing it with a moral basis for legitimacy would have to abide by the needs of both ...

This 7 page paper discusses the topics of social justice and injustice and foreign affairs found in the Book of Isaiah. Citations are used to demonstrate Isaiah's thoughts and prophesies regarding these subjects. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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