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    Essay on Baptism

    Terry G. Carter is a well-known religious researcher, who studied baptism in particular. Our research is devoted to one of his writings “The Journal and Selected Letters of William Carey”. In order to understand the ideas and views of the author, it’s better to start with the very concept of baptism. Firstly it’s a kind of Protestantism. In many countries the word baptism has a negative meaning. However general public tend to be uneducated in the sphere of such kinds of religion. Due to this factor, few people know that the very word “Baptism” is originated from Greek word “Baptizo” and has a meaning of christening. In this way it…

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    Free Essay on Christianity

    Introduction There have been a great amount of books, articles and essays written on the topic of Judaism and Christianity. All of them discuss the most important aspects of both religions, however, a clear comparison of Judaism and Christianity is given in the book “How Jewish Is Christianity: 2 Views on the Messianic Movement”. The book was published in 2003, and the editors of it are Stanley Gundry and Louis Goldberg. The main goal of the authors, who participated in the creation of the book, was to give and discuss several perspectives concerning the Messianic movements in Judaism. The book is written as a discussion, in which six authors (John…

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    Religion and Political Science Essay

    In this paper I’m going to investigate different approaches to the problem of civil religion. First of all, I’m going to look at Rousseau’s development of civil religion and Robert Bellah’s adaptation of the concept to the American context. For Rousseau, religion, namely a civil religion introduced by the Sovereign, is a mechanism of politics that serves a motivating purpose. Since people are often incapable of understanding the purpose of the law, there’s a clear and consistent need for civil religion. Rousseau (1800, p.332) writes that “it is of importance to the State that each citizen should have a religion requiring his devotion to duty; however, the dogmas of that…

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    Essay: Hindu Religious Tradition

    It is fair to say that the religion of every particular person varies according to a large number of factors, from geographical situation and parents’ religion to the person’s own inclination and beliefs. We find the optimal religion to follow that is the closest to our soul and mind. Every human being may choose from a truly wide variety of religions that exist in the world. During last centuries the list of most popular and widespread religions did not change significantly. The top five of religious teachings contained the same religions over last thousand years. The third place in this list is by right occupied by Hinduism, an eastern religious…

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    Reaction Paper about Religion

    What can you say about the importance of religion? Does it help the humanity survive? I have read a few articles devoted to religion recently and I want to share my opinion about them. Religion is a system of cultural, social and ethical norms, which define the order of the human existence. This problem is very controversial and disputable, because there are many different religions in the world. People have not invented a single religion, which can answer all questions about the origin of the universe. Every religion has its own norms, rules and points of view about the most important existential problems.

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    Essay on Development of Christian Doctrine

    Doctrine of the Church has its roots in the early literature of the Christian era. Apostolic Fathers and apologists usually represent the Church as the Holy Communion, the people of God, which he chose in possession. Although it is referred to as the Eternal House of God in the relationship of the Church with its historical background is not always well understood. The biblical understanding of eternity was formed by the Church in the context of cosmology, mainly within the criticism of Origenism. The question was about choosing between the antique concept of eternal cosmos associated with cyclical understanding of time and the Biblical line vision of history, which was…

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    Free Essay on History of Islam

    At the time of its inception, Islam has been a syncretic religion, having absorbed some elements of religions of the Arabian Peninsula. The main influence on the original Islam had a pre-Islamic ancient beliefs and cults: Hanif, Judaism, Christianity, and Mazdeism. The founder of Islam is Prophet Muhammad, historically accurate person. In 610, Mohammed spoke publicly as a Prophet in Mecca. This year is the year of the rise of Islam. Although neither the first, nor the subsequent sermon of Muhammad in Mecca did not bring him success, he was able to recruit some of the followers of the new religion. The sermons of that period were mostly not about…

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    Essay on Abortion and Religion

    I think that each religion has its specific attitude to the issue of abortion. The Judaism believes that the fetus or embryo has the status of “person” before birth. This secondary status is because of the Torah which indication to pay a monetary compensation for an abortion, a non comparable situation to taking a human life. Several current streams of Judaism only accept abortion in the case of threatening woman’s life while others allow it in broader situations for women with third-party support to make this decision. The Islam allows abortion in cases where it is all about the woman’s life. It depends on situation and may or may not…

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    Essay on Karma

    Free Essay on Karma: In Indian religion karma is described like a system which controls the world. Mostly it connected with human actions. Indians believe that if one does something bad to the other, he will receive the same bad attitude in future from somebody else. That why people in India always tried to live peaceful life in order to avoid karma. Western civilization and Christianity has borrowed the concept of karma and interpreted it in their own way. For example, they say ‘Treat in such a way, that you would like to be treated’. It is a clear variant of Indian karma in Western culture.

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    Protestant Reformation Essay

    Free Essay on Protestant Reformation: Reformation this is a religious movement, which appeared in Western Europe in the sixteenth century, the aim of it was internal renewal of the Church, but it led also to a revolt against it and abandonment of some principal Christian beliefs. The roots of the causes of Reformation go back to fourteenth century. Ecclesiastical and religious life in many places was different, religious art had a living force. There were many domestic missionaries and they were rather influential, religious literature was widespread and appreciated. Gradually, in many parts of Europe developed political and social conditions, hindering the free reformatory activities of the Church and thus…