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A 14 page consideration of the life, accomplishments, and mysteries of this twelfth century religious figure. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Julian of Norwich

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page essay/research paper that, first of all, gives a brief biography of Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth century mystic and theologian. The remainder of the paper looks at Julian's book Revelations of Divine Love, giving a brief overview of her theological stance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 16 page paper that provides a brief biography of Constantine I, the early European churches, Constantine’s conversion, his edicts and acts to support Christianity, his presiding over the Council of Nicaea and what happened after his death. He changed relations between the church and the empire. For the first time, under his rule, Christians ...

St. Francis of Assisi

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page research paper that offers a brief biography and analysis of the life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181?-1226). St. Francis founded the Franciscan order. His miracles and major life events are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page book review on Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders by Edward L. Smither. The writer argues that this text is fine as a biography but does not deliver on the promise of the title. No additional sources cited.

A 4 page paper that provides a biography of Kabaloev, including the circumstances of his conversion to Christianity. The paper reports what Kabaloev does in difficult situations. He is working in a predominantly Muslim region in Russia. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 3 page essay that, first, offers brief biographies of both Thomas Aquinas and Dante Alighieri. The writer then discusses briefly their individual contributions to reconciling medieval thought with ancient classicism. Finally, the writer offers personal thoughts on reconciling faith and science. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 24 page paper that begins with a biography of Thomas Aquinas. The paper then discusses Aquinas' proofs for the existence of God found in his Summa Theologica. The writer comments on the Orthodox Church's dismissal of Aquinas' work. The paper concludes with a discussion of the influence of Aquinas' work then and now. Footnotes ...

This 5 page paper discusses Alexander Campbell's work, The Christian System. A brief biography of the reformer is given as well as quotes from journals of his day. An assessment of the document, chapter by chapter is given with quotes from the text to support the summation. Biases and credibility of the document are given ...

This 5 page paper is a conparison/contrast paper between two writers and their views on religion and the state of mankind. Quotes and examples, brief biography of each. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Augustine/Confessions

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page essay that, first, offer a brief biography of Augustine and then offers a brief synopsis of readings from Augustine's Confessions (Book 8) before also offering the writer's personal reaction to the readings, which argue that Augustine's legacy is one of guilt, shame and strengthening patriarchy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 4 page book review is on J. Albert Harrill's book Paul the Apostle, His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context. This text asserts that Paul, though not famous during his own lifetime, had just as transformative an effect on the world as Alexander the Great. This biography of Paul's life focuses on his ...

This 8 page paper provides a brief biography of Blake, which illustrates the different people and events in his life that influenced his work. Christianity was one of those things. Blake was decidedly not religious but he was spiritual and that is reflected in his work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Abu Bakr as-Siddiq

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page biography recounts the life of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, the successor to Mohammad as the leader of the Islamic faith. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper. This paper is a book review of: William Carey: Pioneer Missionary by E.A. Annett. It provides a biography of Carey highlighting his youth and transition into Christianity, his unofficial ministering and then officially as a minister, his desire to preach outside the country (UK) and his troubles and successes in ...

This 12 page research paper offers a biographical comparison of two figures from Christian history whose lives were extremely influential on the history of the Christian church, and whose contributions are still evident in contemporary Christianity, Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Desiderus Erasmus (1466-1536). Bibliography lists 10 sources.

An 8 page paper. Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini has been referred to as the “immigrant saint” and as the “Mother of the Masses.” She was born in Italy and only came to the United States at the request of Pope Leo XIII. She founded the order of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. ...

Thomas Aquinas

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper that examines the life and work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274), who is considered to be the most outstanding of the medieval philosopher-theologians who influenced the development of the Christian Church. For centuries, Aquinas has been overlooked by scholars outside of the Catholic Church, but this has changed as recently ...

A 20 page paper that consists of four sections: Biography, Historical Context, Ethical Concerns, and Contributions, Influence and Application. The biographical sketch includes Aquinas' birth, education, his choices and what his family did, his activities as a Dominican and other information and, finally, his death. The writer includes comments on why Thomas suddenly stopped ...

A comprehensive, 6 page discussion of whether or not creationism is truly a science. The author believes that it is in fact, a science and defines many relevant terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Keywords: biology, evolution, social science.

A 5 page essay examining how religion has become a money machine and much more like business than a spiritual community. Fund raising practices are examined as well as the government and religion connection. This essay examines Christian Churches, The Nation of Islam, Church of Scientology and The Unification Church. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the superiority of Christian ethics and values in operation of daily business over that of either pure Jewish or Platonic principles. The Christian view is one that holds forgiveness in higher esteem either than Jewish or Platonic tradition, and is one that is more flexible than Jewish law or ...

A 4 page discussion of the contrast that has existed between Biblical teaching, science, technology and business. The author examines the evolution that has occurred over time in the way we view our world. Particular attention is paid to the eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page report discusses strategies that are effective in reaching the lost in a way that allows for the non-believer to hear the message of Christian hope and faith in ways that will both appeal to them and convince them of the power and absolute truth of Christianity. To contend for the faith in the volatile context of the modern ...

10 pages in length. Analyzing the aspect of terrorism representing an integral component to furthering the Palestinian cause, the student will find that it is not only beneficial to the cause but also instrumental in the manner by which Palestinians approach the quest for power. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Papal Monarchy

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper discuses papal primacy, papal power and the papal monarchy. Several issues and events are included, such as: the two phases of early Christianity, the spread of Christianity and the need for structure and unity, the Church's clerical hierarchy, the origins of papal primacy, how the papal monarchy was established, ...

A 5-page paper that discusses the discovery and development of the power of faith in the Catholic religion as represented by the characters of Sebastian and Julia Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited. Also examined is the change in literary motif and character development exhibited by Waugh in this novel as compared ...

This 9 page paper examines whether or not all religions are in effect teaching the same thing. Six so-called commonalities are examined for applicability to six of the world’s major religions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

10 pages in length. Had it not been for Saladin's courage and unwavering perseverance, Egypt would never have been recognized as a major power of the Middle East. The death of Zangid ruler Nur Al-Din cleared the way for Saladin's takeover of Syria's Zangid kingdom just prior to the Jihad, or holy war, ...

A 5 page review of the teachings of Job compared and contrasted to those of Socrates. Concludes that while both hold valuable lessons it is those of Job which are most instructive since they teach a faith in an almighty power. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

(5pp) When reading chapter seven on Judaism, from The World Religions (1992) by Houston Smith one gleans the magnificent emphasis upon the prophetic voice, the importance of conscience, the fact that speaking truth to power grows out of a deep idea of who your god is.

The Power of Prayer

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper considers the role of cause and effect when looking at the role of prayer. The writer considers the arguments for and against the power of prayer and how any apparent cause and effect may be harnessed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

This 5 page research paper traces the origins of the Islam religion and influence as a social, military and political power from its beginnings up until the 18th Century. Some comparisons are made between the establishment of Islamic empires and those established by the Christians in the New World. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Abrahamic Religions

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper examines the three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam), and the surprisingly similar things they teach. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts beliefs on death and the afterlife in the Hindu and Islamic religions. The essay also discusses basic core tenets of both faiths and touches on ritual following death. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Religion and the State

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper looks at religion and how it is embraced by government. The problem of religion in schools is also addressed. Quotes from past presidents about the issue are included. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page review of 'Women in American Religion' by Janet Wilson James. No additional sources cited.

This 4-page paper discusses how religion continues to be persistent, though society is more secularized than ever. The argument of the paper is that the force of religion has changed in nature.

A 10 page research paper exploring the title question. Two primary questions are discussed: Can science and religion co-exist; and Are space, time and matter on in the same thing? The writer offers two theses. First, science and religion not only can co-exist, they must co-exist. Evidence for this is drawn from a number of ...

This 5 page paper explores some of the aspects of Hinduism including what it comprises, what influences have made it so important in India, and the liberation from earthly existence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

World Religions

  • 200 page paper

This 200 page paper is a dissertation on the world religions, and promotes a comparative view on the major religions. Bibliography lists 100 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the view of the soul in religion. All of the major religions of the world believe that there is a soul that continues in some manner after physical death of the body. Some attribute much greater activity to the soul than do others, but none totally discount it. ...

A 7 page research paper that examines the feminist take on traditional religion. The writer discusses the feminist focus on inclusive language, and also the resurgence of "Goddess"-oriented religion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 7 page essay discusses the issues that surround religion and science and their reason for existence in the life of an individual. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Religion in Society

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper takes a look at religion and society through the viewpoint of several theorists, including Marx and Durkheim. Religion is seen as a culprit or hindrance in a variety of matters, as well as a positive driving force. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 10 page discussion of the religion of Islam and how, as a result of its rapid spread around the world, it has experienced significant differences in the way that it is both presented and practiced. Dismisses our contemporary Western view of Islam in the face of Islamic terrorism to insist that Islam as ...

An 8 page paper. Ancient religions and religious practices had significant influence on how we practice religion today. The writer begins by explaining the origins of Halloween and the practice of having a Christmas tree. Other practices and beliefs are then traced back to ancient cults. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page outline of the role of religion in the 2000 and the 2004 elections in the United States. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4-page paper examines legislation as it pertains to religion in schools. In addition to examining current trends on this topic, the paper also examines some historical trends as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 4-page paper argues that religion is definitely relevant -- and important -- in today's society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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