Research Papers on Religion

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Research Papers on Religion

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • A Comparison of Five Religions

    The basic tenets of five religions are reported: Judaism, Catholic, Islam, Buddhism and Baptist. The writer defines religion and comments on whether or not each of these fits the definition. The writer also discusses how religion influences culture and how culture influences religion. Holy Writings and symbols for each are discussed. There are nine sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Afterlife, Reincarnation, and Religion

    In eight pages this paper discusses how the three global religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Catholicism perceive reincarnation and the afterlife.

  • International Business and the Implications of Religion and Ethics

    In three pages doing business overseas and the implications of those countries' religions and ethics are considered.

  • Religion in the History of Early America

    This 6 page paper traces the influence religion had on the evolution of American society. Bibliography lists 1 source

  • Three Differing Views of the Origin of Religion

    This paper discusses the origins and functions of religion, especially in primitive societies, from the point of view of Raglan, Tylor and Morgan.

  • Religion and a Samurai's Life in Musui's Story

    In five pages this paper analyzes society and religion as they pertain to Musui's Story.

  • Sociology Religion Identity

    Durkheim, Weber, and Marx were the first sociologists to discuss religion and identity. Their theories are still used today as a basis for different research topics. This essay discusses the relationship between religion and identity.

  • Christianity Versus Islam : Prayer And Study

    A 5 page paper that discusses prayer in Christianity and prayer in Islam. The paper explains the five prayer timings in Islam and how members of each religion practice prayer. The paper also discusses study in each religion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Abortion and World Religions

    In this paper consisting of six pages the religions of Protestantism, Catholicism, and Buddhism are considered within the context of US, Italy, and Japan issues regarding abortion with a thesis that religions have ironically contributed to the increase in abortions and infanticide because of inadequate sex education and shame. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • Divorce in America

    This 24 page paper examines divorce in America with a focus on religion. A historical view is presented as well as research on social aspects of divorce in society. Socioeconomic issues are examined. Religion is discussed. A separate section analyzing biblical text is also included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Women

    The status and beliefs about women in each of these religions is explored. How Holy texts are interpreted is reported along with how women in these religions are really treated. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Egyptian Religion and Ancient Hebrew Religion Compared

    This research report compares and contrasts these two old religions. Various issues are discussed. This three page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Spirituality & Religion in Counseling

    A 6 page research paper/essay that considers the integration of spirituality and religion with therapeutic techniques within the framework of counseling. In increasing numbers, health practitioners, clinicians and therapeutic counselors are realizing that spirituality and religion are an indispensable component of human life. Furthermore, these professionals are increasingly realizing that the incorporation of spiritual and religious elements within the framework of counseling or health care facilitates the healing process and promotes the achievement of positive client outcomes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • World Religions : Buddhism

    This 11 page paper presents an introduction and overview of Buddhism, including basic beliefs and the types of Buddhism along with the names of their Scripture. The second part of the paper reports a summary of an interview with a practicing Buddhist and includes an example of some of the holidays they celebrate and challenges in practicing. The next section compares Buddhism to the Baptist religion and includes the basic beliefs of this religion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Hinduism and Buddhism

    This 3 page paper gives an explanation of the two religions Buddhism and Hinduism. This paper includes a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two religions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions of Religion

    This 5 page paper discusses two separate questions. First, is it possible for religions to peacefully coexist? Second, is religious pluralism more feasible with religions like Buddhism or theistic faiths? Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Tribal Religions Worldview + Human Destiny

    This 4 page paper discusses tribal religions worldview by reporting on two tribal religions in India. The paper also discusses human destiny. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Pyramid Building of Ancient Egypt and the Beginnings of Engineering, Technology, and Cultural Dynamics

    The construction of the ancient Egyptian pyramids is the focus of this report consisting of eleven pages and discusses the role of religion and honoring the dead and the development of technology that emerged as a result of building the pyramids with precision and accuracy. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing the Empire of Ancient Rome with Ancient Greece

    The two ancient empires of Greece and Rome examining characteristic of the societies, including factors of culture and religion, trade and the geography of the areas. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Overview of the Early Civilizations of the River Valley

    In seven pages the early river valley civilizations with the emphasis upon the Nile River Valley and Mesopotamia are described in terms of agriculture, religion, politics, and society. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media and Religion

    In five pages this research essay considers how religion is covered by the mass media with references made to a study conducted in 1993 that reveals the extend of media influence upon beliefs. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religions of Ancient Egypt

    In a paper consisting of eight pages a comprehensive overview of religion as it existed in the civilization of ancient Egypt from the first to eighteenth dynasties are presented. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Judaism and Ancient Egyptian Religion

    The writer discusses two subjects: ancient Judaism and its effect on the Hebrews, and the ancient Egyptian religion. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Queen Elizabeth I and Her Survival Tool of Religion

    In eight pages this paper examines how Queen Elizabeth I orchestrated her own professional survival by wielding the instrument of religion. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Politics and Metaphysics of Thomas Hobbes

    This 6 page paper explores Thomas Hobbes metaphysical beliefs in regard to religion and politics, and relates the concepts to his seminal work Leviathan.

  • Ancient Civilizations' Religion and Politics

    In five pages this paper examines India, the Orient, Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East in a contrast and comparison of the relationship that exists between religion and politics. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Machiavelli's Beliefs on Religion and Politics

    This paper discusses Machievelli's Discourses and the importance of religion and politics on governing a society. This five page paper has no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

  • History and Religion of Ethiopia

    In seven pages Ethiopia's history is examined in this consideration that emphasizes religion and politics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Education, Politics, and Northern Ireland

    In four pages Northern Ireland's system of education is considered as it relates to the divisions between religion and politics. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • A Sociological Analysis of Religion

    This four page paper looks at religion in society with the use of three sociological paradigms. Three sources appear in the reference list.

  • Slavery and Religion in Society

    In eight pages this paper examines how religion and slavery were able to socially coexist. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Art, Religion, and Cultural Anthropology

    In seven pages this paper considers how cultural anthropology is influenced by religion and art with the argument presented that evolution is affected not only by biology but by cultural variation as well. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" - Analysis of Jesus' And The Grand Inquisitor's Goals

    5 pages in length. As has been throughout the history of mankind, two opposing forces have long sought to establish a basis upon which people are meant to approach religion: one by coercion, the other by choice. This ongoing struggle is precisely the point of Dostoevsky's (2006) "The Grand Inquisitor." No additional sources cited.

  • Spirituality and Religion in Dona Perfecta by Benito Perez Galdos

    In four pages the themes of spirituality and religion as they manifest themselves in this 2004 historical novel are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religion, Illusion, and the Theories of Sigmund Freud

    In five pages this paper discusses Sigmund Freud's theories on the id, ego, and superego in terms of how each interacts with each other and also the psychoanalyst's views on religion being an illusion. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Climate and Geography and How it Molds the Culture and Religion of India

    In five pages this paper discusses the impact of India's climate and geography on its culture and religion. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Politics, Religion, and Language of South America

    In five pages this paper examines South America in a consideration of politics, religion, language, and how the political economy is affected by culture. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reason and Religion in Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

    In 5 pages this paper analyzes the science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke by examining the science and religion connection of the metaphorical consideration between passage from childhood into adulthood. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of Religion and Science

    In seven pages this paper examines an individual's life and the importance of science and religion in a consideration of similarities and differences between the two. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Scientific Revolution and the Connection Between Science and Religion

    In five pages this paper discusses the connection between science and religion during the Scientific Revolution and the social ostracism Galileo and Copernicus suffered as a result. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Coexistence of Religion and Science, Is It Possible?

    In ten pages this research paper argues that science and religion must coexist with philosophical and theoretical perspectives offered. There is the inclusion of a bibliography.

  • Science And Religion: History's Ultimate Test

    13 pages in length. Science and religion - perhaps in another place and time - would never have the occasion to infiltrate each other's unique worlds, inasmuch as no matter how hard people attempt to bring them together as complementary forces, they are - and have long been - destined to remain at opposite ends of the spectrum. Annotated bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Historical and Contemporary Religious Responses to Science and Technology

    In ten pages this report examines how religion has responded to scientific knowledge and technological advances throughout history. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rise of Islam

    In ten pages this paper examines the origins and rise of the Islam religion. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

    The writer describes some of the characteristics of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the religion that created them. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Black American Perspectives on Death and Dying from a Religious View

    10 pages and 7 sources. This paper relates the fact that views on death and dying are culturally embedded and can be influenced by religion. This paper considers the nature of cultural customs and religious beliefs on the nature of death and dying for Black Americans. This paper relates the fact that there are many different religious perspectives used by African Americans and that these can all influence perspectives on death.

  • Relationship Between Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield

    In five pages this research paper considers Benjamin Franklin's relationship with influential Anglican clergyman George Whitefield in his shifting of support for religion in the United States. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Five Pillars of Islam

    The Five Pillars of Islam make up the basic structure of the Muslim religion. These Pillars are explored in this three page paper. Three sources are included.

  • Flannery O'Connor and Religion

    In ten pages this paper examines how religion, particularly the grace of God, is thematically depicted in Flannery O' Connor's short stories, 'The River,' 'Good Country People,' and 'A Good Man is Hard to Find.' There are 7 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • What Are the Influences That Impact on Food Culture?

    The writer identifies and then discusses some of the influences which impact on the way food choices and food cultures develop and evolve. Influences include geographical location and availability of foods, affordability, religion and beliefs as well as trends and fashions. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • Faith or Reason in Belief in God

    In five pages a dialogue between two people is explored with one who argues that a person believing in God must possess good reason while the other emphasizes faith rather than religion in the development of an argument upon the origin of faith. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Catholic Italian Culture

    In five pages Catholic Italians and their cultural heritage are examined and include characteristics both material and nonmaterial, interests, values, celebrations, importance of religion and family. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aspects of Freedom

    The writer discusses several types of freedom such as freedom of speech and religion, freedom of information, and the consequences of giving young people too much freedom. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Freedom and the Constitution

    One word that comes to mind when talking about the U.S. Constitution is freedom. This paper examines how the freedom of expression, of religion and libel provisions in the document have been tested throughout history and comes to the conclusion that it has in general withstood the tests well.This paper has eleven pages and eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Expressioin and Freedom of Religion in the Case of Otto-Preminger-Institut v. Austria

    In eight pages this artistic expression assesses the freedom of religion as opposed to the freedom of artistic expression as considered by this case. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Religious Freedom

    In six pages the U.S. church and state separation is examined in an overview that argues how the rights guaranteed by the 1st Amendment and freedom of religion are inseparable. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

    A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Golden Age: The Political Concepts of Islam by Ira Lapidus and The Community in Islamic History by Hamilton A.R Gibb

    This 4 page paper looks at The Golden Age: The Political Concepts of Islam by Ira Lapidus and The Community in Islamic History by Hamilton A.R Gibb, comparing and contrasting the views of Islam and the relationship between religion, politics, and government in the classical or Pre-Modern Muslim world. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY IN TODAY'S RUSSIA

    This 5-page paper compares Islam and Christianity in Russia. Also offered is a brief history of both religions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Religious Diversity, Biology, and Memes

    In twelve pages this research paper considers religion and biology interaction in a discussion of memes and the research of Gould and Wolfram, Susan Blackmore and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cultural Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Troubles

    The writer considers the troubles in Northern Ireland which result in conflict, often characterized by violence between 1969 and 1998. The conflict is examined in terms of different culture. The writer looks at the role of religion and the role of culture in the framing of the troubles. The paper includes a comparison of the Irish catholic culture and the Irish protestant culture. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Social Attitudes and the 'Mirror' of Religion

    In five pages this paper examines how religion functions as a social mirror of beliefs and attitudes with homosexuality among the topics discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religious Perspectives on Homosexuality

    In five pages this paper examines the topic of homosexuality from the perspectives of the Jewish and Roman Catholic religions. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Effect of Religion on Adolescents Addicted to Illegal Substances

    This 3 page paper explores the effect of religion on adolescents who are addicted to, or who try, illegal substances. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of the World's Major Religions

    In five pages this paper examines these religions in a listing of their names, purposes, major texts associated with them along with lesson teaching and the literary tools that may be used for this subject. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rain Forests and Fictional Newira People

    In five pages this fictional overview of a rain forest group includes the people's story of creation, religion, economics, and living patterns. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Varied Viewpoints of Hinduism

    This 3 page paper discusses Hinduism and why it seems to encompass so many different religious viewpoints; whether or not these viewpoints have enough in common so that they can be grouped together in the Western category “Hinduism”; and whether Hinduism is a world religion or one belonging exclusively to Asia. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • What is Hinduism?

    A 9 page research paper that, first of all, addresses the question of "What is Hinduism?" with the writer offering history and description of this major world religion's major tenets and texts. Secondly, the writer address how "Hinduism" is an invented concept that was propagated by the British to explain Indian spirituality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethics, the Soul, and 'Allegory of the Cave' in the A. Bloom Translation of Plato's The Republic

    In eight pages this paper discusses ethics, religion, and the famous allegory of the cave as they pertain to the 1968 translation of Plato's The Republic. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religious Thematic Analysis of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    In seven pages this research paper discusses The Grapes of Wrath in a thematic analysis of the portrayal of religion and sin in a character consideration of Uncle John Joad and Jim Casy. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Questions/Public Relations in Schools

    A 6 page research paper that answers specific questions from a text addressing public relations for public schools. Issues addressed include obstacles to good PR for schools, models of PR, reflective practice and legal issues pertaining to defamation and religion in schools. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Homosexuality and World Religions

    In nine pages this paper considers how homosexuality is viewed by the religions of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Indian Politics and the Significance of Religion

    In seven pages this paper discusses the sociological theories of Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim in this consideration of religious importance and the political problems this poses. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Involving Freedom of Religion

    In eight pages this paper examines the 1st Amendment's free exercise clause as it has been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court in decisions involving religious expression. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Constitution and Freedom of Religion

    In five pages this paper examines how the courts have interpreted the 1st Amendment clauses of free exercise and establishment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Islam Religion's Importance

    In five pages this research paper examines Islam's origins and its growing political, military and social influence to the eighteenth century with comparisons with Christianity drawn. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Religion and The Great Awakening of the Eighteenth Century

    In twelve pages this paper examines the 1730s and 1740s great religious awakening in the US. There are 4 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Religion and Philosophy of Reincarnation

    In twelve pages reincarnation is conceptually defined and then examined from philosophical and religious perspectives. There are more than five sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Cultural Diversity/Religion in South Africa

    A 4 page research paper/essay that is formatted to be delivered as a speech to a Methodist youth convention in South Africa. The topic is accommodating cultural diversity using the philosophy of ubuntu in South Africa. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Dalai Lama/The Universe in a Single Atom

    A 10 page book review on The Universe in a Single Atom, The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by his Holiness the Dalai Lama is a text that is not, precisely, about Buddhism, which the religion practiced by this great religious leader. Nevertheless, this text offers insight into the ways in which Tibetan Buddhism perceives the issues listed below. This text describes the Dalai Lama's perspectives on science and he often contrasts the scientific view of the world with the Buddhist view. The result is a fascinating view of the contemporary world and the implications of the latest scientific advancements. No additional sources cited.

  • Nietzsche's The Collapse of Western Metaphysics in the Areas of Reason, Morality, and Religion and Underground Man of Fyodor Dostoevsky

    In five pages Western metaphysics' collapse as it pertains to Nietzsche and Dostoevsky's works is examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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