Research Papers on Religion

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Research Papers on Religion

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  • Viktor Frankl, William James, Carl Jung, and Sigmund Freud on Psychology and Religion

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of religion and psychology. Religion and psychology itself is a relatively new discipline having been first mentioned by Freud. This essay discusses the beliefs of four theorists towards religion and religious experiences – Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, William James and Viktor Frankl. Each approached the subject in a different way, for example, Freud thought religious experiences were illusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theology and Psychology Integration

    A 10 page research essay discussing the how and why psychology and theology, or religion, should be integrated. Beginning with some statements and citations about the integration of science and religion, or theology, and moving into specific examples of the integration of religion and psychology, the writer offers evidence from the literature to support the premise these two should be integrated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Japan and U.S. Second World War Occupation

    (6 pp) This discussion is prompted by class questions concerning early Japanese religion and history to the United States Occupation Period of World War II.

  • Homosexuality and World Religions

    This is a 9 page paper discussing homosexuality and religion in regards to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The policies and issues relating to homosexuality vary a great deal throughout different religions. While in some cases, specific references are difficult to find in ancient scriptures and holy text, other references such as in Islam’s Quran and Hadith, seem quite specific as to the opinion of homosexuality and what, if any, punishment should be given. The Jewish and Christian religions both have conservative divisions which forbid homosexual practice and homosexuals’ participation in rituals while at the same time they also have liberal or reformed divisions which recognize homosexuals in regards to equal rights and respect. Hinduism and Buddhism also have varied perspectives within their own religions as while some Hindu researchers cannot find specific references either way, others refer to the Kama Sutra and its devotion of an entire chapter to gay men. Most Buddhist divisions refer to the precepts of Right Conduct but with some differentiation as to the interpretation of “sexual misconduct”. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam Sacred Texts

    A 5 page contention that although texts which are considered sacred are found among the world’s more established religions, they are sometimes regarded differently according to the religion and the time period. For Christians, of course, the sacred text is the Holy Bible. For Islam, it is the Quran and for Hinduism it is the Bhagavad Gita. Each of these religious groups view these texts with great reverence but there is some variation in the way that they are regarded. This variation is a reflection of the differences in the religion’s ideology itself as well as the different evolutionary stages of each religion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Religion and its Origins According to Various Theorists

    This 8 page paper focuses on the book called Religion by James Thrower and looks at how religion came about, with the assumption that God does not exist. From this point of view, there are three areas of focus which are primitive belief systems, psychology and sociology. The theorists included with this paper are Malinowski, Jung and Marx. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Jung & Maslow On Religion

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares Carl Jung and Abraham Maslow, two of the most prominent psychologists of the twentieth century, in regards to religion and its relationship to psychology. Examining their writing shows that these preeminent psychologists agreed with each other in many ways, but also differ in the focus of their approaches to religion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Religion and Sex Views of Walt Whitman

    A 6 page discussion of the manner in which this noted nineteenth century poet viewed religion and the subject of sex. The author of this paper presents several quotes from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” These quotes reveal not only the graphic sexual content of Whitman’s work but also demonstrate the poet’s apparent belief that religion was only valid in a non-judgmental sense in that it reflected one’s own inner feelings. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of 5 Major Issues Including Corporate Media Control, Religion, Sexual Violence, and Race

    This 10 page report discusses five separate issues : the social construction of race; sexual violence against women as well as the marginalization of those with “alternative” lifestyles; what religion is; the role of religion in the conflict between Tibet-China and Israel-Palestine; and, the corporate domination of the media. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Film as Religion by John Lyden

    A 5 page book review the examines John Lyden's Film as Religion (2003). In this text, Lyden challenges the popular concept of what constitutes "religion." He presents the unique idea that movies perform a religious function, in that they provide collective myths that aid people in dealing with cultural anxieties and aspirations. As this suggests, Lyden endeavors to take the study of religion and film in a totally new direction. Rather than addressing films that have religious themes or figures, he discusses the "religious" manner in which the audience comprehends film. No additional sources cited.

  • The Age of Aquarius, Ancient Worlds and Worship

    A 5 page paper that posits the thesis that religion exists within a cycle of change and that the new millennium may mark the shift of beliefs back to ancient traditions, moving from a male-dominated theology back to a female-dominated 'thealogy'. Included are an examination of the religions and societies of both ancient Israel and the ancient Near East along with a comparison of both with contemporary religion and society. Also discussed is the nature of psalms and songs and their place in the daily lives and worship practices of ancient Israel. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Myth, Fact, and Early Christianity

    A 4 page research paper that which addresses traditional Christian dogma that asserts that the Bible is literally true and that the story of Jesus' life, death and resurrection are unique. However, examination of ancient myth and Jewish tradition shows that this is not the case. Early Christians not only drew heavily on Hebrew scripture in describing the life of Christ, they also borrowed heavily from the pagan religions that they presumed to abhor. It seems reasonable to presume that this practice gave the new religion a ring of authenticity with various populations as it was not very different from the religions that preceded it. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Emily Dickinson's Religious Perspectives in 'Some Keep the Sabbath by Going to Church'

    This 3 page paper is an essay on Emily Dickinson's religious views as expressed in the poem, "Some Keep the Sabbath By Going to Church". This poem illustrates Dickinson's deep-rooted spirituality while evidencing her skepticism toward religion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • European History and Religion from the Sixteenth Century to Today

    This 6 page paper provides three sections with timelines of significant events in European history as it relates to religion. A summary section is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Religious Attitudes Represented in Hollywood Films

    19 pages in length. The coming of age in the motion picture industry would have its inventors turning in their graves; their wildest dreams could never conjure up what has come to reflect reality in today's religiously-saturated medium of entertainment. Indeed, times have changed since what began back in the late eighteen hundreds as a basis for documentaries; even – and sometimes in spite of – criticism to the contrary, Hollywood movies have been extremely successful in incorporating the concept of religion on both a conscious and subliminal level as a means by which to generate and maintain attitudes toward religion with far-reaching effects on American social and political life. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Epic 'Beowulf' and Anglo Saxon Culture

    This 5 page paper discusses aspects of the Anglo-Saxon culture as evidenced by the classic poem, Beowulf. Discussion includes aspects of culture, government, family ties, and religion. Citations given from text and quoted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Truth in Poetry

    A 5 page paper which examines three different things. The paper discusses the phrase “The truth shall set you free” as it relates to specific literature. The paper then discusses the meaning of William Blake’s comment “Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion,” and lastly the paper discusses a particular poem whose title and author is unknown. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • EEO Violations (Personal Examples and Analysis)

    This 6 page paper evaluates a number of issues related to EEO complaints. Examples are provided from personal life. Two issues of focus are religion and sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion' by Dylan Thomas

    An 11 page research paper/essay that analyzes Thomas' poem "And death shall have no dominion." The writer argues that in this poem, it is not religion that Thomas honors, but the idea behind Christian dogma, which is that there is life from death-- an idea, which Thomas argues in his verse is self-evident in nature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Significance of Religion and Geography in the Middle East

    This is a 5 page paper which examine the religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Middle East. The paper also addresses the significance of the geographic location of the region. The bibliography has 3 sources.

  • Religious Importance of Jerusalem

    This 5 page paper examines why Jerusalem is important to the three great monotheistic religions; what the present conflict is about; whether there will be a lasting peace; and how the city's geography influences its future. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Future Global Predictions

    This 5 page essay focuses on predictions for the world in the context of cultural geography. Several issues are explored inclusive of population, agriculture, ethnicity, and religion. No bibliography.

  • Comparing the United States and France

    This 16 page paper examines the social and cultural anthropology of France and compares it to that of the United States. Various aspects are explored including geography, religion, ethnicity, and history. Similarities and differences are highlighted. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • U.S. and Australia Country Facts

    4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses geography, economics, government, religion, language and exchange rate as they relate to Australia and the United States. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Common Themes in Jung's Theories and Buddhism

    A 10 page overview of Buddhist principals and how those principals relate to the psychoanalytical philosophies of Carl Jung, one of the most notable psychoanalysts of all time. This paper emphasizes that while Buddhist practices vary according to culture, geography, and time, there are several underlying principals which do not vary. Jung’s fascination with the religion lie in its tendency to question. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Culture of Costa Rica

    A 6 page research paper that examines the culture of Costa Rica by looking the topics of religion, education, economics, family, class structure, language, history, natural resources and geography. In so doing, this survey of culture shows the complexity of this Latin American society. Biography lists 8 sources.

  • Himachal Pradesh and Xinjiang Province: A Comparative Essay

    Comparative Analysis of China’s Xinjiang Province and India’s Himachal Pradesh: In eleven pages this paper compares and contrasts the regions, geography, ethnic/tribal influences, religion, and economy. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Seeing is Believing by Margaret Miles

    A 5 page book review of Margaret Miles' Seeing and Believing. In this text, Miles offers an articulate, well-considered evaluation of the role of film in modern society, focusing on the way that film portrays religion and reflects societal values. Miles presents an argument that possesses considerable nuance and is multi-layered in its approach to discussing the relationship between film and society, as she explores the relationship between "seeing and believing" (x) in regards to films selected from the 1980s and 90s.. No additional sources cited.

  • Dogma, Reflection on a Film

    A 4 page film review and reflection paper that discusses the way in which the 1999 film “Dogma” by writer/director Kevin Smith portrays religion. The writer briefly alludes to the plot of the film, but principally discusses the theological implications of the film and the factors that it satirizes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ancient Writings Like Epic of Gilgamesh and Ideology

    This 6 page paper looks at the Epic of Gilgamesh along with four ancient poems. These are compared and contrasted and similar themes are highlighted. There is a great deal of attention to religion and philosophy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Canto 3 of 'Inferno' by Dante

    An 8 page research paper that analyzes Canto III from Dante's Inferno (which is a part of his epic masterpiece the Divine Comedy). This examination uses a representative portion of the Inferno, namely Canto III, to illustrate how Dante used the framework of the poem to convey his ideas concerning religion and morality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Spiritual and Non Spiritual Separation and Bhagavad Gita

    A 5 page discussion of the “Bhagavad Gita”, a component of the Mahabharata, the sacred text of the Hindu religion. A Sanskrit poem, this document is interesting from a number of regards, not the least of which is the manner in which it defines the relationship between ritual and the ultimate destination of the soul. This paper addresses the separation of the spiritual world from the non-spiritual and the question of whether or not the respectful behavior of one individual can compensate for the disrespectful behavior of another. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Prejudice, Assimilation and Tolerance

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the arguments of Montaigne, Condorcet and Herzl on the problems of prejudice against different races and religions, and evaluates their perspectives in terms of the call for assimilation and tolerance. 4 sources cited.

  • An Overview of Apocalyptic Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the history of the theories that predict the end times, focusing on how religion uses it to control its people. How the elite used the theories to control the social order during the high middle ages is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature of Early Africa and Identity

    This 4 page paper explores corporate and national identity in Sundiata and The Kebra Nagast. Background information is presented to validate claims and the role of religion in the works is also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Eighteenth Century Literature and Religion

    A 5 page paper which examines the theme of religion in 18th century literature. The paper examines the work of Jane Austen and John Milton. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Utopian Literature's Similarities and Differences

    This 10 page paper explores eight works including Plato's Republic and More's Utopia. Various aspects of the books are explored including but not limited to class, religion and government. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Contemporary Actions and the Predeterminant of History

    A 4 page contention that our actions today are often determined by decisions that we made well back into the chapters of history. Indeed, even if we consider such gross aspects of our lives as our politics and our religions we see that this is indeed the case. One of the more interesting examples that supports this contention is the Renaissance. We are still feeling the reverberations of this historical period today, over six centuries since its advent. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Various Topics Pertaining to Teaneck, NJ

    This 4 page research paper reports on public transportation and communication as well as parks and recreation and religion and how they pertain to Teaneck, New Jersey. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • World History, Religions, Psychology

    This 5 page paper responds to three disparate issues. The first discusses some of the issues that should be included in a new World Civilizations textbook, the second reports the origins of five major world religions and the last, comments on whether psychology is the only way to truly understand ourselves. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Scientology and Its Impact on Actor Tom Cruise

    A 6 page discussion of the so-called religion Scientology and its effect on actor Tom Cruise. This paper contends that in reality Scientology is nothing more than a lucrative cult, the premises of which verge more on science fiction than theology. Although Cruise is blessed with good looks, money, and tremendous professional success, his personal life has fallen apart in more than one area over time and much of the turmoil surrounding his failures can be linked with Scientology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Second Edition of God and Reason An Invitation to Philosophical Theology by Ed L. Miller's Chapter Six 'Religious Experience' Summarized

    A 4 page summary of Chapter 6 of Ed. L. Miller’s “God and Reason: An invitation to Philosophical Theology,” 2nd edition. The chapter discusses and defines religious experience, relating it to all of the world’s leading religions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Is Scientology a Religion or a Cult?

    A 5 page denouncement of the so-called religion of Scientology. This paper exposes the basic premises of the cult as being based more on science-fiction than theology. Despite its high-profile membership which makes the sect appear glamorous and appealing a more objective investigation of its teachings reveal many discrepancies, shortcomings, and outright fallacies. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Concept of Divinity of God

    A 23 page research paper that examines concept of the divinity of God. The writer examines the multiplicity of ways in which the idea of the divine can be manifested, concentrating on Christian theology, but also looking at how the concept is treated in other religions. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Hans Kung's Women in Christianity

    A 6 page overview of the manner in which we have historically viewed the role of women in Christianity. Kung targets theologians and the general readership alike in his discourse on the manner in which Christian women have been treated by their fellow Christians, and the social setting which inspired that treatment. Kung’s intent is to analyze the past injustices and to chart the way for a new theology of women in the Christian religion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Overview of the Catholic Church

    This 6 page paper addresses three specific topics: Since the term 'Catholic' means universal and since there are so many different religions, how can the Catholic Church continue to claim it is universal?; Within Catholic theology, what does Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition mean and how do they relate to each other? How can Christ be both human and God, as defined by the Council of Chalcedon? Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Good and Evil According to Immanuel Kant

    This 10 page paper discusses the philosphies of Kant in relation to good and evil. This paper refers to his work "Religion and Rational Theology" and also addressed how Kant believed goodness could be restored from evil. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Sexuality in Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism

    A 4 page paper which hypothesizes and then discusses, how Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism are religions that see sexuality as an important part of life, but only married life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Bible And The Koran

    A 15 page paper. Following an introduction that discusses the importance of sacred texts to religions, each of the named sacred texts are discussed. The origin, functions and uses of the Bible and the Koran are explained along with any evidence that validates or invalidates the reliability of the texts. The writer discusses the importance of prophecy in the Bible and the laws in each the Bible and the Koran. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Old Testament Canon Development

    A 5 page paper that explains and discusses how the canon of the Old Testament came to be and why it is different for different religions. For instance, the Jewish Bible has 24 books, the Protestant Old Testament is comprised of 39 books, the Eastern Orthodox Bible, has forty-three books and the Roman Catholic Bible has forty-six books. The historical development of these versions of the Old Testament is presented. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Toward a World Theology by Wilfred Cantrell Smith

    A 7 page book review that examines Wilfred Cantwell Smith's Toward A World Theology (1981). The comprehensive theological argument that Smith presents in this text that the idea of religion as static and immutable must be rejected and replaced by a dynamic concept of faith which encourages adherence worldwide. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 2 Theology Types

    A 5 page research paper that investigates how two theologies, psychological and feminist, represent two definitions of theology, which are that theology is "faith seeking understanding" and that "theology mediates between a cultural matrix and the significance and role of religion in that matrix." The writer discusses how psychological and feminist theologies fit these definitions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Americas and the Influence of Latin Culture

    This 5 page paper explores religion in depth, as well as other aspects of Latin culture such as music, dance and language. How these things influence American culture is highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Cultural Identity According to Margaret Mead

    This 5 page paper discusses the influence of Margaret Mead's theories on cultural identity. Factors such as art, religion, music and social structures are the key to understanding a culture's true identity and as such are analyzed using several world cultures as examples. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence and Leadeship

    A 6 page paper that responds to specific questions: Servant leadership is associated with the Bible, is it compatible with other religions? The characteristics of servant leadership with one example. What is the importance of emotional intelligence and self-awareness to servant leadership. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Examining Religion

    This 3 page paper answers many questions about religion, and in particular the Bible. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Religious Perspectives on Homosexuality

    A 5 page discussion of the contemporary views of the Catholic and Jewish religions on the topic of homosexuality. The author notes that while the mainstream components of these religious institutions have matured to the point where they accept homosexuality as a natural condition, the predominant view is that homosexual acts are an abomination in the eyes of God. Some factions of both Catholicism and Judaism have taken a more flexible opinion, however, and the continuing pressure of the issues is sure to result in a continuing trend toward greater receptivity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Transgendered, Transsexual, and Homosexual Individuals and Religion

    A 7 page paper which examines the attitudes of world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) on groups that deviate from conventional heterosexual practices. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Bob Marley's Life, Music, and Contributions to Reggae

    This 5 page paper examines Bob Marley's life. Two of his songs are compared and contrasted. Information contained in this paper include facts about his life, information about reggae music, his religion, his political agenda and so forth. The conspiracy theory concerning the idea that he was given the cancer is relayed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Judaism, Christianity, the Talmud, and The Bible

    A 5 page paper which discusses many different elements of the Bible and the Talmud. The paper also discusses the definition of religion and then illustrates how it applies to Christianity and Judaism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Healing for Damaged Emotions by David Seamands and Gary Collins

    This 5 page paper contemplates the book Healing for Damaged Emotions, written by David A. Seamands and Gary R. Collins. How the authors manage to blend religion with psychology is at the crux of this analytical paper. No additional sources cited.

  • Reason Plus Spirituality Equals Enlightened Theology

    A 5 page paper that examines the integration of the sciences of philosophical thinking and theological belief beginning with the Age of Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. The progression of this integration is traced across the nineteenth century and through the 1960s racial tensions of the twentieth century. Included are the philosophies of Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theology and the Works of Flannery O'Connor

    A 2 1/2 page paper which examines some of the work of Flannery O’Connor as it involves theology. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues In Religion And Social Inequality

    A 4 page paper that discusses two issues. The first has to do with the devotion of Anastacia in Brazil. Anastacia was a slave and is not canonized but millions are devoted to her. The second is about liberationist theology, particularly in Latin America. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Treatment, Parents, Religion and the Law

    A 5 page paper which examines whether or not parents should be forced by law to provide medical treatment for children regardless of religious beliefs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Captivity of Women in A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

    This is a 6 page paper on a comparison of Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans” and Rowlandson’s “A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” in regards to strength, sexuality and purity. James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans” and Mary Rowlandson’s “A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” both tell stories of female captives during the Indian colonial wars in the Eastern U.S. In Cooper’s work of fiction, he tells the story of Cora Munro and how she provides the strength needed to allow her pure sister to survive their captivity. Cora is of mixed blood but still finds the idea of marrying Magua the Huron “morally repugnant”. Cooper was also criticized after the publication of the work in his insinuation of doubting the purity of the colonists. Rowlandson’s true account of her own captivity stressed that she found her strength to survive her ordeal through the purity of the Psalms of the Puritan religion. Rowlandson’s strength came from her religion whereas Cora’s came from within herself and her use of her powerful sexuality: the colonist ideals remain intact however as Rowlandson survived and the impure Cora dies. These ideals of the importance of pure blood lines are still seen today in the rapes which are reported during wartime in Joanne Barkan’s article on the Serbian rape camps of Yugoslavia which were meant to bring impurity to the blood lines of the Muslims. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Traditions, Culture and History of Burma

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Burmese history, culture, and traditions. Burma (Myanmar) is a country rich in culture, religion, history and traditional festivals and beliefs. Over 89 percent of the population is Buddhist and this provides a great deal of traditional structure and family values to the way of life in the country. Most of the population belongs to the agricultural sector which further retains the traditional rituals of the small communities. The political situation in Burma however is turbulent as a militant government has controlled the country for several decades which has led to a great deal of rioting, controversy and violation of human rights. Because of the political situation and record in Myanmar, some countries have imposed trade sanctions against the country which impacts the economy considerably. Despite the poor conditions however, the cultural and religious basis of Burma and the Burmese remains intact and a significant and central aspect of lives of the people. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analyzing On the Use and Abuse of History for Life by Friedrich Nietzsche

    A 5 page paper analyzing Neitzsche’s view of the study of history. Neitzsche indicates that there is value in being able to be “unhistorical,” that is, being able to forget portions of history that do nothing to add value to the present, but he also states that the “super-historical” is the preferred state. This is the perspective that calls on art and religion to inform conclusions about past events and their applicability to the present time. It is one that considers more than only one narrow view of any point or time in history. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Historical Connections Between Puritanism and Calvinism

    An 8 page discussion of the history of the Puritans. The author contends that this history is considerably more extensive than that that unfolded in the “New World”. Indeed, the Puritans are integrally connected to Scotland and a man known as John Calvin. Puritans were followers of Calvin’s radical new approach to religion. The reverberations of that approach would reach far beyond Scotland and into the Americas as well as the rest of the world. Not only would it shape the actions of the Puritans themselves, it would determine the way they would interact with others throughout history. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Big Money and Big Sports

    An 8 page research paper that investigates the relationship between big sports and big money. Sports of any variety, high school, amateur, collegiate or professional, have obtained the cultural equivalent of religion among the majority of Americans. Presumably, athletic competition is about skill, endurance and the perseverance of the athlete. However, even a brief overview of sports shows that while these qualities are present in the background, sports today is all about the money. Sports economics are based on profit, which depends on winning and winning is frequently based on who has the most money. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Harassment in the Workplace and Legal Issues

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the legal issues of harassment within the work environment. Despite the well established legislative acts which exist in the United States and other countries which prohibit harassment within the work place, there are still many instances which still exist. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits harassment based on age and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits harassment based on a disability. In addition to the enforcement of these regulations in the work place, the EEOC also provides guidelines to employers as how to prevent and correct harassment by establishing written procedures, educating their managers and employees as to the policies and reporting procedures and immediate attention to any complaints registered among other measures. Despite these regulations and guidelines, corporations are still charged with many cases of harassment each year resulting in great monetary and reputation losses. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Rights and Conduct of Students

    A 5 page paper which discusses some legal concerns of students in relationship to conduct and personal rights. In discussing these issues, the paper addresses the actions that can be taken by the leaders or teachers involved, and the level of involvement that the leaders and teachers can expect from the issues. The focus of the conduct and rights addresses four individual issues. Those issues are right to privacy as it relates to searching lockers and personal belongings, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Influences of Nature and Biography in the Works of Emily Dickinson

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Emily Dickinson and two poems from her Nature class. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote well over 2,000 poems during her life in Amherst, Massachusetts but only seven were published while she was still alive. After her death, her poems were classified and published. Dickinson was heavily influenced by several factors in her life: the religion of her father, the impact of the Civil War, and nature. A look at two poems from her “Nature” class shows how Dickinson combines all of these symbolic elements to depict a time of loneliness, longing and false hope. Although the poems describe a time in nature when summer is just out of reach, the meanings run much deeper for Dickinson and her readers, as for her summer is a time of life, fruitfulness and happiness which has been lost. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Death and the Works of Emily Dickinson

    Many of Emily Dickinson's 1775 poems deal with her beliefs concerning the process of death, the rituals surrounding death and the question of immortality. This 6 page paper focuses on three of her poems: 'After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes', 'Because I Could Not Stop For Death' and 'I felt A Funeral In My Brain', where it can be seen that Ms. Dickinson did indeed believe in an afterlife and viewed death from the vantage point that it should be faced and celebrated with a sense of dignity. Her outlook toward organized religion and the rituals accompanying death was skeptical, if not cynical. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Influences of Nature and Biography in the Works of Emily Dickinson

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Emily Dickinson and two poems from her Nature class. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote well over 2,000 poems during her life in Amherst, Massachusetts but only seven were published while she was still alive. After her death, her poems were classified and published. Dickinson was heavily influenced by several factors in her life: the religion of her father, the impact of the Civil War, and nature. A look at two poems from her “Nature” class shows how Dickinson combines all of these symbolic elements to depict a time of loneliness, longing and false hope. Although the poems describe a time in nature when summer is just out of reach, the meanings run much deeper for Dickinson and her readers, as for her summer is a time of life, fruitfulness and happiness which has been lost. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Interpretation Of Claims Made In "The Da Vinci Code"

    10 pages in length. A fictional story based within a factual premise is not typically an alarming dichotomy within the literary world, however, when the topic at hand is religion - more precisely the Bible's legitimacy and accuracy - the coupling elicits a tremendous chorus of disapproval particularly when the purported "truth" is collectively argued to be the author's own fabrications. Even more infuriating to the truly pious, however, is how Dan Brown – author of the highly criticized The Da Vinci Code – maintains through the most blistering accusations of intentional falsehood that his fact-finding research he performed for the story uncovered these valid truths. The extent to which Brown's assertions have reverberated throughout the global religious community is both grand and far-reaching; that the author stands firm upon his convictions of fact speaks to the ongoing debates as to whether Brown actually believes his own lies or if he is merely perpetuating them for the benefit of publicity. Despite the reason, Brown continues to stir the flames of heresy where any God-fearing Christian is concerned. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Faith-Based Counseling

    7 pages in length. The role religion plays in counseling is a complementary one because of the intrinsic healing nature of faith. The extent to which spiritual health equates to mental health is both grand and far-reaching; that faith-based counseling utilizes familiar components of everyday life makes it a more accessible and comfortable experience when compared with the oftentimes esoteric nature of conventional therapies. While the common denominator among all therapeutic modalities is to bring a sense of balance to a patient's life when he or she is in the throes of psychological conflict, faith-based counseling does so in such a way that draws upon God's calming influence and the Bible's guiding Scripture, ultimately providing holistic structure to the counselor's intended objective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Concept of Spirituality

    A 20 page research paper that investigates the topic of spirituality. The philosophical perspective of postmodernism has left people feeling adrift and rudderless in a world that has no meaning or purpose. In answer to this situation, many people, including scholars, have turned to the topic of spirituality and religion as a means for charting a new and purposeful course into the future. Examining this sociological trend reveals that it has evolved organically out of Western culture's history and also relates to specific features that are characteristic of human religious expression as a whole, that is, encompassing Eastern religious orientations. This examination attempts to find common threads between the thrust of Western spirituality, which is primarily Christian spirituality, and how this aspect of religiosity relates to theology, mysticism and fits within the legacy of postmodernism. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Master of Liberal Arts' Program Letter of Educational Intent

    A 4 page letter of intent to be used for admission into a Master’s of Liberal Arts program. The student’s area of undergraduate study was economics; s/he now seeks to study Modern Political Theory; Issues in Contemporary Theology; Globalization and Identity; Americans and a Sense of Place; Religion in America; and The Catholic Vision within an economics context. Combining these areas of study on a foundation of economics has the power to provide valuable insight in this age of globalization. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are not new concepts, but they are only now receiving systematic, concerted attention. All of the topics included here have value in that area of study. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Mujerista Theological Perspective

    10 pages in length. Religion - as with virtually all other components of life - has historically been managed with a patriarchal hand; through this controlling male perspective, such aspects as the interpretation of Mary's image and the value of poor parishioners have long suffered erroneousness and indignity. Mujerista theology - whereby Hispanic women are empowered by Mary's image of strength and appreciate the value of the poor who harbor a much clearer understanding of reality - has established an entirely divergent approach to the Catholic faith and, in the process, opened up the door for Latinas to embrace their faith in the manner by which female gender is entitled. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Hans Urs von Balthasar and Bernard Lonergan on Liberation and Transcendental Theologies

    This is a 5 page paper discussing transcendental and liberation theologies in relation to Bernard Lonergan and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Transcendental and liberation theologies have recently been developed within the paradigms of the Catholic Church and both can be seen to be culturally and historically based. Traditional teachings in the Catholic Church tended to have “onesidedness” in which man was “allowed” to partake of God’s glory and God’s truth and goodness were seen as the purpose for following Him. In light of recent historical and cultural events, this onesidedness was becoming more and more difficult to understand because of the horrific treatment of individuals. Liberation theology was developed in Latin America and the ideas of sin and grace were understood more on a social level where God did not place individual sins and grace on those less fortunate but instead provided empathy. Transcendental theology was developed more as a study not on God’s effect on man but more so based on man’s development of religion working on an understanding of “man towards God” and not on the traditional “God towards man”. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • New England and English Puritans

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the Puritans in England and New England. The Puritans were originally known as non-conformists to the Church of England (or the Anglican Church in America) in that they stripped away much of the administrative hierarchy, “popery”, religious symbols and icons to the basic belief that only God could make religious ministers and that the Bible was the “Lord’s revealed word”. Because much of their religion was based on the interpretation and understanding of the Bible, Puritan leaders were well educated scholars and also promoted education in their communities. While many Puritans came over from England in the early 1600s with the Pilgrims, more joined the new communities when the Act of Uniformity was passed in England in 1662 which dismissed and punished any ministers not conforming to the guidelines of the Church of England and using the Book of Common Prayer. Once in New England the Puritans began to established authoritarian communities under their leaders and also established many of the educational school systems still in existence today. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Existence of Angels

    A 5 page research essay about the existence of heavenly angels. The writer argues that if one believes in the Bible, which is the foundation for all Christian religions, then there is no other conclusion to draw regarding angels but the fact that they do, in fact, exist. There are thousands of references to God's angels in both the Old and New Testaments; references that place angels on earth. There is not reason to not believe that God would send His angels to earth today as He did then. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Piety, the Bible, Sophocles, and Plato

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares Plato's Euthyphro, Sophocles' Oedipus and the Book of Genesis, chapter 22. The writer points out that all of these works concern the perspective of ancient peoples on issues of piety, justice and the manner in which these issues intersect with religion. Examination of these texts shows that Sophocles and the author of Genesis agree that divine authority demands and deserves unquestioning obedience. However, Plato, in representing the philosophy of Socrates, presents a more ambiguous picture that emphasizes the unreliability of a purely religious foundation for issues of justice. Analysis of these positions shows that Plato's stance in Euthyphro is the most logical-- and just-- by modern standards. No additional sources cited.

  • A Discussion of Christian Elements in the Epic Poem Beowulf, and in the Character of Beowulf Himself

    This is a 10 page paper discussing Beowulf as a Christian and Christian elements in the poem “Beowulf”. Beowulf, written by an unknown author in 8th century England, tells the tale of a young hero, Beowulf as he defeats evil monsters in order to defend his people. He arrives in the story as one who is already well known for his victories over monsters and in addition, he is virtuous and good and benefits his victories in battle to the grace of God. He relates tales of how God calmed the seas in order for him to be able to see the sea monsters and slay them. When he is fighting the evil Grendel, a descendent from Cain, and Grendel’s mother, he asks that God give victory to the one He believes is the most good and believes that his victories would not have been successful without God’s assistance. Many pagan elements appear in the poem, such as monsters, which no doubt reflects the overall situation and conflict between the pagan and Christian religions which existed in England at that time. The heavy Christian influence in the poem however, is reflected in the Christian Beowulf overcoming the powerful pagan monsters. Overall, Beowulf the hero, and Beowulf the poem can both be considered Christian in their faith, symbolism and the elements of strength seen as rewards for Christian goodness and virtue. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

 

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