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From a religious standpoint, living a moral life means following the principles of God. By honoring His creation, we ultimately honor the Creator, and our lives should therefore be pleasing to Him....

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Some current problems that could be tied back to Martin Luther’s treatise The Freedom of a Christian relate to the amount of power Luther instills in the individual. In the context of Christianity,...

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Christianity is a religion based around the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Because it has so many adherents and sects, there is much debate about the content of Christian belief. It is...

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Materialism in religion is the idea that the matter of the universe—the air, the soil, the water, the "stuff" that we bump into every day—is real and not an illusion. In Jewish and Christian...

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Your first step in researching a paper on Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation is to ask a research question. You don't need a thesis statement yet, but you should should have a guiding idea...

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The Moravians grew out of the Hussites, followers of Jan Hus, who formed a dissenting sect within the Catholic Church in Bohemia at the beginning of the fifteenth century, before the advent of...

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Religion is the belief in a divine, spiritual, or supernatural force or being(s). It is an organized system or set of beliefs, values, and morals that relates to the worship of divinity and...

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Sikhism is a monotheistic religion and philosophy founded in the Punjab state, in northwestern India, in the late fifteenth century. It was introduced by Guru Nanak, who is one of the "ten Gurus."...

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There are nine major faiths currently practiced in India along with countless minor ones, those that have only a handful of adherents. The nine major faiths are Hinduism, the majority religion,...

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Postmillennialism and premillennialism are concepts in Christian eschatology, the branch of theology concerned with the end of the world. Those who subscribe to the postmillennialist view believe...

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According to the modes of material nature discussed in Chapter 17 of the Bhagavad Gita, religions can be evaluated according to the degree to which they are artificial (or material) rather than...

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There is a wide range of debate among theologians on the importance of the historicity of the Bible. Some on the liberal end of the spectrum, such as Paul Tillich, argue that the idea of the Bible...

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There are quite a few arguments that support the existence of God or a divine creator, specifically in the monotheistic religions; however, the most persuasive ones are mainly the cosmological...

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Another book that depicts God as a woman is the 2007 Christian thriller novel The Shack, written by Canadian author William P. Young. It tells the story of Allan Phillips, known as Mack—a father...

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When the bible talks about "the older serving the younger" in the story of Jacob and Esau, it means that Jacob, the second-born son, will receive divine favor rather than Esau, the firstborn. It is...

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In Frederick Aquino's Communities of Informed Judgment, the phrase informed judgment refers to people in a community whose knowledge, experience, and character traits qualify them to confer...

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One area of Judaism and Islam in which a comparative approach might bear fruit is violence. The Hebrew Bible and the Quran include numerous depictions of violence. Such an analysis might help one...

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It is difficult to separate myth from history in the early life of Muhammad. However, there appear to have been two main reasons why he was rejected in his hometown of Mecca. One is simply that he...

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Memories of interreligious strife can make it difficult for people of different faith groups to develop bonds of trust with one another. Histories of anti-Semitism, for example, in Europe and the...

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The type of men Jesus chose as disciples were able to protect themselves against external threats that might arise as they traveled to spread their message and were also able to help people of the...

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This is an interesting assignment. There are many things to consider when writing an essay on this topic. It is important to remember that life was difficult for first-century Jews living under...

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Oh my, I'm afraid if you are looking for a physical place, you are going to be disappointed. In the general Christian tradition at least, Heaven has everything to do with faith and nothing to do...

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Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology is an academic study on the importance of "ordinary theology," a term Astley uses to describe the Christian theology of those who...

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Not all miracles are adequately explained by scientific factors. However, that some people could be healed by the so-called placebo effect is a possible explanation worth considering. According to...

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As the Bible Mysteries documentary makes clear, Jesus's disciples were not always successful when they went out to spread Jesus's message and heal people in His name. For one thing, not everyone...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2021, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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In the Bible Mysteries documentary, a scholar asks the question of what Judas really did to betray Jesus, and some scholars argue that Judas didn't really mean to betray Jesus. A kiss, one says,...

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In De Trinitate or On the Trinity, Augustine explores the nature of the Blessed Trinity by looking closely at the Old and New Testaments as well as the Tradition of the Church. In book 1, Augustine...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2021, 5:30 pm (UTC)

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In Matthew 5, Jesus begins His Sermon on the Mount, and He uses plenty of rhetorical devices to catch and hold His hearers' attention and to present His message in a way people will understand and...

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Michelangelo was a deeply religious man, and his beliefs are reflected not only in his artwork but in his poetry. Consider these lines from "A Prayer for Aid." Thou gavest me on earth this soul...

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Basic Christian beliefs guide the structure and content of Christian ministry and are supposed to guide the Christian life. In terms of ministry, a communion ritual, reciting of the Nicene Creed,...

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Eschatology is the study of the “last things,” death, judgment, heaven, and hell, and we might say that eschatology provides both important knowledge and a focal point of sorts for Christian life...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2021, 12:20 am (UTC)

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We editors at enotes do not write for students; however we can offer suggestions: The study of a religion does not necessarily lead to any positive or negative results. While this study may...

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Historically, many widespread faith-based institutions have taken the position that sexual attraction is strictly "nurture," not "nature." This contradicts the prevailing science on the topic,...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2021, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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The largest difference between gods in the ancient Greek religion and the Hebrew God is that the former religion is polytheistic and the latter is monotheistic. There is no one Greek god, but...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2021, 11:14 am (UTC)

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Very generally speaking, animism is the idea that everything is alive and possesses a soul, a spirit, or some other kind of sentience. Because animism is observed in many different ways by many...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2021, 4:19 am (UTC)

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Christians are often frightened of discussions of eschatology because the subject includes death, judgment, and the possibility of being eternally separated from God. These are weighty topics, and...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2021, 11:46 pm (UTC)

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Harriet Tubman offers us plenty of leadership lessons in her perseverance, courage, and commitment to self-sacrifice. Let’s look at these in more detail. Harriet Tubman was born a slave, but she...

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In this postmodern age, there is indeed support that Scripture provides for reconsideration of traditional understandings of sexuality and sexual expression. Several notable writers and academics...

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Few people would deny that both the Old and New Testaments contain texts decrying sexual diversity and even sexuality itself, despite its being the only method by which the commandment to "be...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2021, 8:11 pm (UTC)

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There are not very many characteristics to a prayer of thanksgiving. The main thing to remember about such a prayer is that it is different than a praise prayer. A praise prayer thanks God for...

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Much of what can be done has been appropriated by the religious authorities to provide a much safer experience to the Hajj. Some of this includes modifying practices when at the Hajj, such as not...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2011, 10:55 pm (UTC)

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The church influences Christian life and ministry by setting the broad parameters of what is acceptable in relation to doctrine. Individual Christian believers—and certainly Christian...

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This question can be approached from the vantages of various religion traditions, but for the sake of specificity, I will consider it from an orthodox Christian standpoint. One could say that God...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2021, 2:06 pm (UTC)

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Let's look at Proverbs 16 to contemplate this question. Verse 3 (using the NIV translation) provides this promise: Commit to the Lord whatever you do,and he will establish your plans. Later,...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2021, 6:21 pm (UTC)

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We cannot know for sure. That is why it is called faith. Each religion claims they are the one true religion. Members of that group have faith that their religion is the right one. Personally, I...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012, 11:01 pm (UTC)

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Placing one's faith and obedience in God (and being rewarded for that faith) is one of the recurring and unifying themes that runs across the Bible, and examples that would fulfill this theme are...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2021, 10:47 pm (UTC)

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If everyone took revenge, there would be no one left. Consider the person who loses his house to bank foreclosure. You've heard the tale. He goes on a shooting spree and destroys the bank, or...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 2:51 pm (UTC)

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The period of judges, as described in the book of Judges, shows the corruption and dissolution of Jewish life under the judges ruling Israel. Starting, however, with 1 Samuel, God (Yahweh) grants...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2021, 12:02 pm (UTC)

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Alan Kreider’s book The Patient Ferment of the Early Church examines the early years of the Christian church. Kreider takes a close look at the church’s first four hundred years and how they marked...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2021, 11:59 am (UTC)

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One could argue that, yes, we receive the greatest joy and satisfaction from serving others because, according to Christian teaching, to serve others is to serve God. In the Christian tradition,...

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