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All religions essentially try to answer the big questions about life. How does one go bout living a meaningful life? What is the nature of the universe? Is there life after death? Is there a spirit...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020 11:52 am UTC

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A psalm of praise seeks to offer praise specifically to God. An example of this type of psalm is Psalm 145. Part of those verses read as follows: Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020 11:18 am UTC

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Quite simply, the last supper "sends us" the Eucharist. This is the Sacrament that Roman Catholics celebrate daily (and by obligation on Sundays), the sacrament that transforms simple bread and...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2011 3:31 am UTC

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For the individual, one of the main positive effects of religion is a sense of purpose, meaning, and justice in life. This often takes the form of belief in an afterlife, in which all the wrongs...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 10:55 am UTC

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Since the dawn of humanity, people have sought a connection with forces greater than their own. The mysteries and power of the natural world and the wonder of life making more of itself engendered...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 7:08 am UTC

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The story of Moses takes place across four of the five books of the Hebrew Bible. These books are called the Pentateuch, meaning five books. While the word Torah can refer to the entire Hebrew...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2021 11:07 am UTC

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Nimrod the hunter is killed by his bitter rival Esau, who is himself a renowned hunter. Both Nimrod and Esau are so utterly consumed by jealousy towards one another that it's just a matter of time...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2020 11:52 am UTC

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The movie was touching in all its horror and gruesomeness. I admit that I have had a difficult time trying to watch it repeatedly. I cannot bear to see the pain and ultimate death by Crucifixion....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011 10:46 am UTC

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The Stations of the Cross are representations of the path Jesus bore on his way to the crucifixion. They involve Jesus enduring suffering, insults, moments of support, and relay the intense...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2014 3:18 am UTC

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In the Book of Genesis, Joseph has eleven brothers: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, and Benjamin. He also has one sister, Dinah. Joseph and all of his...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2020 11:43 am UTC

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The significance of Jesus's presentation at the Temple is that, for the first time, he is recognized as the Messiah. The man who recognizes him, Simeon, is a devout Jew who has for many years been...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 7:41 am UTC

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Being God-centered means putting God first and allowing all activity in life to flow from the premise that God's priorities are the priorities of the individual. The opposite of being God-centered...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2012 12:59 am UTC

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Taoism is a philosophy and religion that originated from the writings of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu around 500 BC. His Tao Te Ching encourages practitioners of Taoism to live in balance and...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2021 4:10 pm UTC

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In Exodus 12, God commands the Israelites to keep the first Passover in preparation for the final plague (the death of firstborn males) and the Exodus from Egypt. As part of the Passover...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 2:53 am UTC

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There are various ways a person may have their dignity taken away from them. One way may occur with declining health. As people age or become sick, they may not be able to do things that we take...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 8:05 pm UTC

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Among the main themes in the book of Genesis in the Bible are the conflict between good and evil, frequent difficulty in staying on the right path to remain good, and the importance of family, even...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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Unfortunately for our purposes, the Gospels do not provide us with the exact location of the Upper Room. The current site claiming to be the location of the Last Supper was built in the twelfth...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2018 4:43 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 1:13 pm UTC

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Religions promote social change by guiding their followers to share or "live" their views. By encouraging the outward expression of religious views, the views become a vehicle for social change....

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 5:50 am UTC

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Great question! Actually, the Christian (primarily Catholic) tradition of celebrating the Eucharist developed out of Passover traditions. Jesus of Nazareth was raised in a Jewish society and even...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2016 4:41 pm UTC

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Although the Bible mentions a number of wealthy individuals, the richest person by far was King Solomon. His reign is described in the first half of the book of I Kings in the Old Testament....

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 3:56 pm UTC

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Ultimately religion and culture are inseparable in many ways. For thousands of years, various societies have had some form of religion at the center of their cultural beliefs and practices....

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017 4:08 pm UTC

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Christianity is an umbrella term used to refer to all Christian denominations. The Catholic Church is one of the churches under the term Christianity. There are other Protestant churches....

Latest answer posted August 24, 2011 10:18 am UTC

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Presbyterians and Baptists both belong to Protestant Christianity, which traces its origins to the 16th century when reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin began to preach against the...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 3:20 pm UTC

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In the Catholic Church, as well as in other Western forms of Christianity, the sanctuary refers to the area immediately around the altar. It is considered to be a place of the utmost divinity where...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 11:02 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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Like many Protestant or Protestant-derived denominations, the Seventh Day Adventists stick closely to the words of Biblical scripture, but they also try to capture the spirit of the Bible and live...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2017 2:00 pm UTC

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There are two different Islamic days of observance that begin with "Eid." The first is Eid al-Fitr. The second is Eid al-Adha. These are two very different holy days for Muslims and neither bears...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2017 2:55 am UTC

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Just because a question can be expressed does not make it a legitimate inquiry.

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 6:13 pm UTC

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St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, was relentless in her attempts to convert her son to Christianity. In the end, as Augustine wrote in his book Confessions, it was his mother's extreme piety...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018 6:24 am UTC

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There are two approaches to the act of forgiveness: one is the religious, and another is the psychological approach. With both approaches, there is a certain release that is obtained through...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2015 1:12 am UTC

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This is also one of those many instances in The Bible where multiple translations and the passage of time could well have distorted the original intentions of the message. It also underscores the...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011 1:50 am UTC

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Both Abraham and Moses have life-changing encounters with God. They react to these experiences with faith and perseverance, placing their future and that of their family in the hands of the God...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011 12:15 pm UTC

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Different people will answer this question in different ways because it is a rather personal question. For many people, particularly in the United States, the answer would have to do with...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2014 2:42 am UTC

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All four of the gospel accounts of Jesus's life agree that he was crucified at Golgotha or Calvary, not Mount Sinai. Golgotha, which was probably just outside of the walls of Jerusalem, was called...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 10:41 pm UTC

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There are two major similarities between these two religious faiths. First, they are both monotheistic religions, believing in only one God. Second, they both believe in the divine inspiration of...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2011 8:19 am UTC

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Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism all emerged in China during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), a time of feudalism when today's China existed as seven different states that were often in...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 4:37 pm UTC

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The Kingdom of God as described by Jesus Christ first and foremost should be seen as an alternative to the traditional Jewish concept. When the spiritual and political leaders of Judah/Judaea...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2020 12:47 pm UTC

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I am not sure if you are looking for a specific answer from your textbook. Here is a general answer. I think that if ordinary people are unaware of the greatness of God, it is because they cannot...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 2:31 pm UTC

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The word "monotheism" is made up of two parts, from the Greek. "Mono" is a form of "monos," which means "single, alone" and "theism," which is a form of "theos" meaning "a god." So, "monotheism"...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 12:14 am UTC

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Baptism, as others say, is one of the two Biblical sacraments, and is held to be a sacrament by ALL Christian denominations. Some practice infant and some adult baptism. there are significant...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 8:20 pm UTC

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Hinduism and Buddhism are known as Dharmic religions. Dharma is defined as the sum of all moral responsibilities and duties that adherents are expected to perform. Closely tied to the concept of...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 1:29 am UTC

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I would say that Swami Vivekananda's welcome to the crowd was electrifying and reflective simultaneously. Consider that in 1893, Hinduism was not fully understood as a unifying force, but rather...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2010 10:26 pm UTC

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The significance of the Nicene Creed is evident in its first two passages: WE BELIEVE in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2017 2:12 am UTC

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I think that when Islam is exported from its roots, to other countries in which the prevailing culture is not Islamic, some assimilation is typical, but not necessarily inevitable. To some degree,...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015 11:33 pm UTC

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It is not known exactly where in the land of Egypt was designated as Goshen. Therefore, we do not know exactly from where the Israelites would have begun their exodus. There is a good chance that...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2019 11:35 pm UTC

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The Book of Joshua exists in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and, as the name suggests, focuses on Joshua. Following the death of Moses, God tasks Joshua with leading the Israelites into...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 3:14 am UTC

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Religious leaders serve as guides in one's religion. However, they also serve as role models in a wider sense. From good religious leaders we learn how to live our own lives. We learn how to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 2:41 pm UTC

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Many scholars have attempted to provide comprehensive yet concise descriptions of what is common to all religions. I think that Huston Smith, a Doctor of Religious Studies, has best summarized the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 3:04 pm UTC

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The issues over which Paul expresses anger to the Gentile Galatians are predominantly two-fold: (1) the authority of the Spirit versus the authority of the Law and (2) the place of the Gentile...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2011 11:54 am UTC

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