Research Papers on Theology

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.

  • Evaluating Two Buddhism Texts

    In four pages the reviews of Rahula's What the Buddha Taught and Conze's Buddhist Scriptures are presented, contrasted, and compared with various concepts explored particularly as they pertain to the soul's relevance. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Contemporary Lessons Taught by 16th Century St. Teresa of Avila

    In six pages this paper examines St. Teresa of Avila's life and achievements and also considers how the lessons she learned in the 16th century can be applied to contemporary life. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Women and Buddhism

    In five pages Buddhism is considered in terms of women's role and asserts that the historical subjugation is due more to circumstance than to the Buddha's teachings. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Religious Stories

    This essay specifically discusses Buddhist Story Literature, which is written like parables, tales, fables and legends. Each story is intended to teach at least one lesson related to living a Buddhist life. Examples are discussed. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Debate of Creationism v. Evolution

    In ten pages this research paper examines the ongoing debate and includes such topics as Darwin's theories and the reaction of theologians during the nineteenth century, court cases resulting from evolution teaching such as the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' and evolution's contemporary acceptance. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Concept of Modesty in Islamic Tradition

    This 20 page paper examines the concept of modesty in Islamic tradition, and the use of the hijab in this connection. The writer explores the correlation between Islamic teachings and modesty as it relates to social and cultural elements of society. There are 18 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

    This 5 page paper summarizes and analyzes the book What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula. The writer argues that it is a clear and concise text that explains Buddhism's basic tenets in a manner that makes it easy for even the novice to understand. Primary source only.

  • Luke and Human Suffering

    A 7 page paper which examines how the teachings of Luke, in relationship to suffering, can prove relevant to people in crisis today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Holy Qur'an History

    In five pages the origins of the Qur'an, its teachings, and effects upon history are examined. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Anicca, Paticca-Samutpada, and Annata Buddhism

    In five pages these three Buddhist concepts are examined individually in terms of considering how these teachings contribute to the whole of Buddhism. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alternative Learning Perspectives

    In a paper consisting of ten pages alternative learning from a cultural perspective is explored as a relevant choice in a contemporary world of diversity. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • At Risk Teens, Experiential Learning, and Spiritual Development

    In sixteen pages this review considers how one woman's work with at risk teens in her community affected her spiritual development. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Homosexuality, Theology: An Overview

    This paper pertains to theological issues and the debate over same-sex marriage and how to view homosexuality. Seven pages in length, ten sources are cited.

  • 2 Perspectives on Hinduism

    In six pages An Introduction to Hinduism by Gavin Flood and Hinduism The Anthropology of a Civilization by Madeleine Biardeau are compared in terms of the perspectives on Hinduism each text provides. There are no additional sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Hinduism

    A 5 page paper which examines Hinduism. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Options for Christian Education

    This paper discusses the challenges of Christian education and uses those challenges as opportunities to strengthen the education program provided at churches. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Islamic Banking

    This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and Diversity

    In ten pages diversity is defined and a history of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism is considered in terms of promotion of diversity with the inclusion of a paper proposal also presented. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New England and English Puritans

    In five pages this paper presents an overview of the Puritans in England and those who created the New England settlement in America. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Knowledge of God

    An 11 page research paper that addresses various topics pertaining to the nature of God. Topics addressed include propositional and relational knowledge of God; how we come to "know" God; the names of God; the relationship between God in the Old and New Testaments. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Abraham and God's Covenant

    This essay consists of five pages and focuses on the Chapters 13, 15, and 17 as they relate to Abraham's covenant with God and how Abraham's total devotion made him God's choice to be His nations' father. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Can God and Evil Co-exist

    One of the questions that has plagued theologians, Biblical scholars, philosophers and others has to do with God and evil. How can God and evil both exist in the same space. This paper offers a dissertation proposal to investigate that question. There are six sources used in this eight page paper.

  • Antenna Levitation and Human Diamagnetism Gravity

    In three pages the game 'Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board' is considered in an examination of levitation and the concept of human diamegnetism. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance & Homosexuality

    A 3 page report on John Boswell’s work Christianity, Social Tolerance & Homosexuality. No additional sources cited.

  • Early Christianity

    A 3 page paper which examines the first section of Justo Gonzales’ work The Story of Christianity as it relates to the preparation for Christianity in the world. No additional sources cited.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Embryo Research Banning by the Catholic Church

    In a paper consisting of 5 pages the banning of human embryonic research by the Roman Catholic Church is discussed. There are 3 bibliographic sources cited.

  • 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.

  • Examination of Islam

    In three pages Islam is briefly examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Origin of Islam in Spain, North Africa, and the Middle East

    In four pages the origins of Islam in the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain are considered in a discussion of principles and the effects of Islam on these regions. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Daily Worship Ritual, Mohammedanism, and Islam

    In three pages Islam is examined in a discussion of the importance of the daily worship ritual to Muslims along with a consideration of Mohammedanism and whether or not this represents a legitimate Islam interpretation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Islam and Christianity Compared

    The differences and similarities that exist between Islam and Christianity are compared in seven pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Divine Incarnation

    In thirteen pages the conception of divine incarnation or physicality of the divine being is examined with the contexts of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Islam vs. Christianity, a Comparison

    Both Islam and Christianity stem from the same religious tradition, starting with the same book and worshipping the same God. This paper compares and contrasts the two faiths, including similarities but vast differences in outlook and practice. Includes the Genesis story.This paper has five pages and four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Rise of Islam

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

  • Islamic Militarism Since 600 A.D.

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the history of Islamic militarism. One hears a great deal, in this age of Islamic terrorism, about how the Muslim instigators of indiscriminant violence are not true "Muslims." However, an overview of Islamic militarism shows that, as with Christianity, violence and aggression are integral to Islamic history and that this history very much pertains to the current situation. The writer first discusses Islamic militarism, beginning in 600 A.D. and continuing to the Crusades and then relates this militaristic tradition to Islamic belief and current terrorism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pan Islamic Terrorism and Conflict Between Palestine and Israel

    In four pages this paper discusses foreign policy of the West and its role in the conflict between Palestine and Israel and also considers the Mideast's Pan Islamic terrorism. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Conflict Between Israel and the Palestine and Policy Alternatives

    In five pages this paper discusses the Israeli and Palestine conflict in a consideration of various policy alternatives. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Historical Jesus in 3 Views

    In 8 pages discussion and summaries that consider Jesus from an historical perspective are provided by three texts Gerd Theissen and Annette Merz in The Historical Jesus (1996), John D. Crossan in The Historical Jesus; The Life of a Mediterranean Peasant (1991), and E.P. Sanders in The Historical Figure of Jesus (1993). These three books provide clarifying opportunities for discussion in their reconstruction the life of Jesus. There are no additional bibliography sources listed.

  • How Jesus Is Described In The Gospel Of Matthew

    A 7 page paper that identifies some of the many titles ascribed to Jesus by Matthew and Jesus' major functions Jesus fulfills. The writer chooses the one believed to be the most encompassing or important: Jesus is the Messiah promised in Scripture. This is demonstrated through discussion as well as by citing Old Testament Verses that justify this conclusion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Jesus As Messiah, Prophet And Son Of Man

    This 5 page paper responds to four specific questions: How is Jesus a prophet, the Messiah and the Son of Man, what do those titles mean? How did Jesus perceive His role ?What did the Messiah mean to Jews and How did Jesus fulfill these roles? Why did Jesus take a different path than that expected by the Jews for their Messiah? Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Jesus Of History, Jesus Of Faith

    A 4 page paper. The stimuli for this paper are statements made by John Meier who said, among other things, that the real Jesus was "unknown and unknowable." The writer discusses the difficulties with defining the historical Jesus and comments on whether or not the epistemic gap between the Jesus of History and the Jesus of Faith can ever be bridged. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Matthew on Jesus

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the most significant description of Jesus in the Book of Matthew. The most significant way in which the Matthew's Gospel describes Jesus is when he is referred as the "Christ" or the "Messiah," as this substantiates this gospel's most pervasive theme, which is Jesus as King. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Three films about Jesus

    This eight pager research paper/essay describes three films that feature the life of Christ: Pier Paolo Pasolini's "The Gospel According to St. Mathew"; the film adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar"; and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." The writer argues the Pasolini's film is the most orthodox presentation. The works cited page lists five sources.

  • Perspectives of Jesus

    The four Gospels in the Holy Bible offer a slightly different perspective of Jesus Christ, what he was like. This essay explains the portrait of Christ according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It also identifies the different titles for Christ found in John 1. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • Jesus & Worship, Romans 12, Etc.

    A 6 page research paper that compares Old and New Testament teachings on the topic of praise and worship, it is clear that there was a definitive change in context that can be traced theologically to the tremendous effect caused by the earthly manifestation of God personified in Jesus Christ. The writer discusses the Greek and Hebrew meanings of "praise" and "worship," the way in which Christ's ministry affected worship and the paper also includes a brief exegesis of Romans 12:1-2. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Biblical Stance Toward Food Production

    This research paper begins by relating the topic of food production to Exodus 16 and 17, i.e., the narratives associated with the struggle of the Israelites following Moses through the wilderness. The writer then argues that the point of this scripture is that God requires good stewardship in humanity 's relationship to food. The writer than ties this in with sustainable agriculture and Food to School programs. Twelve pages in length, nine sources are cited.

  • Catholic Social Teaching

    A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses “Catholic social teaching,” which is a term that refers to a specific “body of social principles and moral teaching” that is addressed in documents issued by the Church (Major Documents). This body of literature includes not only papal encyclicals, but also “key teaching documents issued by national bishops conferences and Vatican congregations” (Major Documents). The writer discusses key tenets of this part of Catholic faith. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • How Abortion is Viewed by Jehovah's Witnesses

    This 9 page paper examines Jehovah's Witnesses, the organization, and how it looks at abortion. Abortion and ethics are discussed in general. Twelve sources are included.

  • 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.

  • Demons and Angels

    In seven pages the representations of demons and angels and how rooted these portrayals actually are in terms of scripture are examined. Seven 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.

  • Mawlid and Should Birthday of the Muslim Prophet Be Celebrated?

    In eight pages this research paper discusses whether or not the holiday known as the mawlid or Prophet's birthday should be a religious celebration. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Perspectives on Christmas

    In seven pages the many traditions that originated in America regarding Christmas are considered in terms of unique traditions with some trivia also included. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sramana Tradition & Hinduism

    A 9 page research paper that examines Sramana traditions. Sramana traditions refer to an ideology of world renunciation that grew out of Hindu beliefs in the early history of India. This examination of Sramana traditions not only describes these traditions, but also investigates them within the context of their relationship to Hinduism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Scripture and Tradition in Roman Catholic Teaching

    A 6 page paper discussing the authority and usefulness of Catholic Tradition in expanding and expounding on the information contained in Scripture. Complaints about reliance on the Tradition appear to arise from giving the Tradition greater weight than Scripture receives. This is not the intent of the Magisterium, as stated in the catechism. Read together, the Tradition illuminates Scripture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Christology of Matthew Fox

    A 30 page research paper that analyzes the theology and Christology of contemporary theologian Matthew Fox. While Fox's cosmology is embraced by many, it has also caused him to be at the center of tremendous controversy, as his ministry and writings strike many within the Catholic Church as against orthodoxy, if not completely heretical. This examination of Fox, his theology and the response to it attempts to examine literature, including Fox's own writings, in order to determine how best to judge the theological position of this popular contemporary theologian. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Matthew Fox and Socrates

    In three pages this paper contrasts the differing views on spirituality espoused by Socrates and Matthew Fox, a 20th century theologian and philosopher. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Complete Book of Discipleship by Bill Hull

    This book review is on Bill Hull's text The Complete Book of Discipleship, On Being and Making Followers of Christ. The report pertains to the first three chapters only, with the writer summarizing, and analyzing content and scholarship. Three pages in length, only the text is cited.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spirituality is Not Heightened by Cultural Diversity

    In five pages an article discussing cultural diversity is applied to an argument that spirituality is not heightened by cultural diversity. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reflection on Matthew 18:3-5

    This research paper draws upon literature to describe the significance and meaning, as well as implications for modern life that are inherent to this passage. Six pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Divorce and Remarriage, A Christian Perspective

    This essay offers an overview of the issues associated with divorce and remarriage from the perspective of scripture and the Christian church. Fifteen pages in length, ten sources are cited.

  • Moral Theology/Remarriage After Divorce

    A 3 page essay/research paper that discusses scriptural guidance on this issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Codes of Ethics Comparisons of the Amerian Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Counseling Association

    In six pages the similarities and differences among the codes of ethics each counseling organization espouses are compared and contrasted. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Euthanasia and the Christian Perspective

    An 8 page paper which examines the Christian view of euthanasia. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Who Is The Intelligent Designer

    A 3 page paper that supports the proposal that the intelligent designer is God. The writer reports the problems with the intelligent designer theory that looks for a different designer and uses Aquinas' Five Ways to know the existence of God as support. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Judaism and Human Rights Advocate Abraham Joshua Heschel

    In this paper consisting of nine pages the Polish born Jewish activist is examined for his legendary contributions to humanity and as a Hasidic community leader. There are seven bibliographic sources cited.

  • Islamic Beliefs and the Five Pillars of Wisdom

    This 3 page paper discusses the basic beliefs of Islam and the Five Pillars of Wisdom, and argues that the First Pillar, belief in God and the prophets, is the most challenging to accomplish. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Baptism of Europe and 5 Pillars of Islam

    In three pages this essay discusses how the growth of Christianity and Islam was influenced by Neoplatonism and also considers the relationship that existed between the Baptism of Europe and Islam's 5 pillars. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography.

  • Different Versions for the Biblical Flood

    This report identifies and discusses different sources for Noah and the Flood. There were four much older stories of such a flood although the causes, duration, and motives differ. Each is briefly explained with comments about how these may have been used as sources for the Biblical story. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Floods in the Koran and the Bible

    In a paper containing 5 pages the stories of the great flood featured in these religious texts are examined. There are two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Great Flood in the Book of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh

    In twelve pages this paper discusses how the Great Flood is presented in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis in this comparision and contrast analysis of differences and similarities. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Qualitative Approach to Developing A Project

    This research paper pertains to a project designed to develop an associate minister's ministry. The writer describes the qualitative research methods utilized and offers an overview of qualitative methodology. Five pages in length, six source are cited.

  • Peter Kreeft/Fundamentals of Faith

    A 5 page research paper that addresses specific topics that are drawn from Peter Kreeft's Fundamentals of Faith. An apologist for the Catholic Faith, Kreeft addresses arguments for the existence of God , the relationship between faith and truth and the new paganism. Bibliography cites 7 essays drawn from this one source.

  • Faith in 1 & 2 Thessalonians

    This essay consists of 9 pages and focuses on Paul's faith interpretation contained within these passages and also includes other faith perspectives as well. There are 11 bibliographic sources included.

  • Healing With Prayer

    Christian or Spiritual healing began with Jesus Christ and subsequently His Apostles. Over the centuries, other faith healers have emerged, many with great success. In recent years, there has been a renewal of interest in charismatic Christian healing, which is the primary focus of this paper. Key terms are defined and the write comments on the efficacy of this kind of healing. There are fourteen sources listed in the bibliography of this sixteen page paper.

  • Family Values and Confucianism

    In ten pages the emphasis on family values in proprietary Confucianism above all else including the individual is discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Middle Ages and Roman Catholic Church Corruption

    In eight pages the causes and effects of political corruption within the Roman Catholic Church of the Middle Ages are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Covenants and the Book of Ruth

    In five pages this paper considers the covenants in terms of Nehemiah and Ezra's views on exclusion and Ruth's inclusion within the context of the Book of Ruth. There are no other sources listed.

  • The Biblical Ruth

    Ruth is a very short Book in the Bible but it is one filled with lessons and one that is essential in history because Ruth was the great-grandmother of King David. The writer offers a summary of the story, how it reflects the culture in the Old Testament, and the lessons we can learn. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Holy Spirit Baptism

    In five pages this combination research paper and essay considers the contemporary Christian meaning of baptism of the Holy Spirit. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Karl Barth's Thoughts About The Holy Spirit

    A 5 page paper that reports and explains some of Barth's theology about the Holy Spirit, for instance, it is only through the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Word. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Baptism And Ablution

    A 3 page paper that begins with the definitions for 'baptism' and 'ablution' according to Judaism. The writer then discusses the purpose of baptism and ablution and points to references that illustrate baptism in terms of meaning in the Old Testament. The differences with John's baptism rite in the New Testament are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Holy Spirit and Feminist Perspective

    This paper examines the possibility of a feminist perspective with regard to The Holy Spirit, the third entity in The Holy Trinity of Christianity. This ten page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Ephesians 5:18-21 And The Holy Spirit

    A 3 page paper that responds to this question: "Why only believers who are under the control of the Holy Spirit can evidence the joy, thanksgiving and submission presented in this passage?" The writer cites other Scripture to demonstrate the need for total submission to the Spirit and emphasizes the joy the believer feels when following the commands in this passage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Christian-Muslim Relations in the Philippines

    This 6 page paper discusses Christian-Muslim relations in the Philippines. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • JUST BUSINESS CHRISTIAN ETHICS - A REVIEW

    This 3-page paper presents a book review on Alexander Hill's Just Business Christian Ethics for the Marketplace.

  • United Church Of Canada And Christology

    A 15 page paper that begins with a history of the United Church of Canada, how and when it came to be formed. A brief history of the Anglican Church of Canada is also provided. The paper discusses the beliefs of these two churches with an emphasis on the United Church of Canada. The writer briefly explains what Christology is and the United Church of Canada's demonstration of Christology. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Science of Creationism

    In six pages this paper examines the reasons why creationism should be regarded as a science.

  • Genetically Modified Food: Two Views

    This 3 page paper compares two opposing viewpoints about the use of genetically modified foods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Roman Catholic Church and Homosexuality

    In five pages this ppaer examines the issue of homosexuality and the reasons why it remains so steadfastly opposed by the Catholic Church. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Free Will and Saint Augustine

    In five pages the free will concepts of St. Augustine are examined within the context of the statement 'The creature who sins with free will is more excellent than the creature who does not sin because he has no free will.' Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bible and Bhagavad Gita Compared

    In a paper consisting of 5 pages these religious texts are compared in terms of the differences and similarities in their content and structure and also evaluates which one contains the superior rules for life.

  • Post 911 and U.S. Islamic Communities

    In six pages this paper examines the impact of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the communities of Islam that exist in the United States and the West. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Christ's and God's Images

    In five pages this research paper compares the Old Testament 'image of God' creation with the New Testament's edict for 'image of Christ' Christian conformity in a conclusion that both doctrines are complementary. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mental Illness and Demons

    In five pages mental illness and demons are discussed from a biblical perspective with other issues such as mental illness counseling also addressed. There are no sources listed.

  • Koran Sections 'Women' and 'Cow' and Contemporary City Governments

    In four pages this paper discusses contemporary city governments in this application of two sections from the Koran.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Pagan and Jewish Women

    In five pages this paper contrasts and compares Pagan women with Jewish women in ancient Greek and Roman societies in terms of the roles each played. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Works of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine, and Saint Paul

    In three pages this paper examines issues of sex and love as they are discusses in these theological writings. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Saint Christopher and Saint Peter Canonizing Justification

    In five pages this paper assesses the Roman Catholic Church sainthood criteria and discusses whether or not Christopher and Peter qualify. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Prophets in the Old Testament

    This is a general overview of the prophets in the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible. The term is defined along with its origins. The prophets in each category are listed, e.g., Minor Prophets. How they received their call is reported with examples. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Old Testament Prophets

    In five pages this paper examines prophets including Daniel Jonah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah as they are featured in the Old Testament and considers the methods of their message deliveries to the Israelites. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Analysis One Chapter in Daniel

    This report discusses a commentary on Daniel 7 and also discusses what is included in Daniel's dream and vision. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • The Death and Resurrection of Jesus

    A 10 page paper on the death and resurrection of Jesus. The paper examines the Bible and also other sources which focus on one belief or another regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Christianity and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    In three pages this essay considers contemporary Christianity and how it has been affected by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Jesus Christ's Resurrection Evidence

    In two pages this paper refers to the Bible in providing evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is no bibliography included.

  • Synoptic Gospel Problem

    A 16 page paper that begins by discussing what the Synoptic Problem is. The writer then reports and discusses the various solutions to the have been suggested over the years. Examples include the Augustinian solution, the Markan solution, the three-book solution and others. The writer then summarizes the solutions and selects three as the most plausible and justifies the conclusion. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Synoptic Gospels and Saint Paul's Christology

    In three pages the differences and similarities between Scripture's Synoptic Gospels and St. Paul's Christology are discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing Synoptic Gospels with Plato's The Republic A COMPARISON OF: THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO AND THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS

    In a paper consisting of eight pages the philosophies and messages along with supporting quotes are compared and contrasted. There are two bibliographic sources cited.

  • Kinesthetic Learning and Spirituality

    This essay pertains to spirituality and kinesthetic learning. The writer discusses how the student's kinesthetic learning style can be understood from a spiritual perspective. Three pages in length, one source is cited.

  • The Lion of Judah and Christianity

    A 3 page paper which examines the role and development of the symbol of the Lion of Judah in Christianity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Historical Indian Epic Mahabharata

    In five pages this report examines Mahabharata in terms of the events, significance, and Indian sacred text portrayal. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mahabharata and the Heroes Karna and Arjuna

    In a research paper consisting of sixteen pages the heroes of the epic Indian saga are examined in a comparative analysis that also includes a discussion of their differences as well. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wisdom's Message in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and in the Mahabharata

    In eight pages these texts are compared in terms of how the message of the message of wisdom and its differences from knowledge are represented in each. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Influence of Krishna and Bhagavad Gita on the Teachings and Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses the ideology and teachings of spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi in a consideration of the influences of the Bhagavad Gita and Krishna. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Christian Theology, Family, and Marriage

    In six pages this paper examines marriage as a Catholic Church sacrament in a consideration of the impact upon Christian theology and doctrine upon perceptions regarding marriage and family. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Islam and Interfaith Marriage

    In five pages this paper examines interfaith marriages within the context of Islam with difficulties of assimilation into the Muslim culture particularly as they relate to men who have children not raised in the Islamic faith. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reformation, Martin Luther Writings, and the Impact of the Printing Press

    In six pages this paper discusses how the writings of Martin Luther and the printing press had a profound impact upon spreading the Reformation movement. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Life and Religious Works of Martin Luther

    In six pages this paper examines Martin Luther's life, his works, and his influences upon the Reformation and the evolution of Protestantism. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparison of John Calvin and Martin Luther

    In twenty pages this research paper examines the religious views of John Calvin and Martin Luther, two of the most influential figures of the Reformation. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Portrayal of Mary In The Gospels

    This paper describes the life of Mary, mother of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels of John, Luke, Mark, and Matthew. This six page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Mary, Mother of Jesus and Marian Literature

    This paper examines the pertinent literature and ongoing controversy surrounding Mary, mother of Jesus, as well as her role in the Christian faith. This seven page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Attracting Millennials/AME

    This paper discusses strategies designed to attract millennials to church services and focuses on African Methodist Church (AME). Six pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • Missions, Theology, Praxis

    This paper discusses theology and praxis in relation to missions.

  • Mission Work/Kenya's Digo Tribe

    A 15 page research paper/mission proposal that outlines the parameters for a suggested mission to the Digo Tribe of Kenya. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Biography of Paul by J. Albert Harrill

    This book review is on Paul the Apostle, His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context by J. Albert Harrill. This unusual biography focuses on Paul's identity as a Roman and offers insightful arguments pertaining to the way in which Paul has been interpreted by scholarship. Four pages in length, only the book is cited.

  • 1 Peter

    A 3 page paper that discusses the First Epistle of Peter. This essay discusses the authorship of the letter and proof that it was written by the Apostle Peter, a short background of Peter, the similarities between what Peter says in this letter and his speeches as recorded in other Books, Peter as one of three in the inner circle, how Jesus entrusted Peter with His Church, the characteristics/themes of the letter and the audience. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Fides et Ratio - Philosophy

    A 10 page paper that begins with some of the many statements made in this Encyclical about philosophy. The focus of this essay is on the relationship between philosophy and the Church. Numerous examples are included from the text to illustrate how the Pope related the importance of the interrelationship of philosophy to theology to doctrine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analyzing Pope John Paul II and His Church Role

    This paper consisting of eight pages discusses the Pope's role and then specifically discusses John Paul II and applies his life to Pentad by Burke. There are eight 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.

  • St. Francis of Assisi

    A 4 page research paper that offers a brief biography and analysis of the life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181?-1226). St. Francis founded the Franciscan order. His miracles and major life events are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pope and Nobleman Renaissance Art Distinctions

    In eight pages this paper contrasts and compares Renaissance art in terms of the similarities and differences between noblemen and papal portraits. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Why Should Man Pray if God is Omnipotent?

    In five pages this paper discusses the daily usefulness of prayer in an overview that includes such topics as divine planning and free will.

  • Function of Printed Media

    This research paper offers answers to four specific questions and the topics covered include defining what is meant by printed media providing "amplification and reinforcement" of messages, as well as how printed media has influenced the manner in which knowledge is perceived in the Muslim world. This five page paper has two sources in the bibliography.

  • Prophet Muhammad's Revelation

    In five pages this paper discusses how Allah's messages were delivered by Gabriel to the prophet Muhammad in a consideration of revelation.

  • Western Perspectives on the Prophet Muhammad

    In five pages this paper discusses how the West historically perceived the prophet Muhammad. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Christian Views on the Islamic Prophet Muhammad

    In six pages this paper discusses how Christians regard the Prophet Muhammad in an overview that suggests if Christianity will ever be able to fully accept Islam. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Role of Muhammad in the Battle of Ohud

    In five pages this paper examines the Battle of Ohud in a consideration of its causes, the role played by the prophet Muhammad and his strategic approaches. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Psychology from a Christian Perspective

    The focus of this paper consisting of 20 pages is Meier et al's Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Application, with supplementary sources that studying psychology from a Christian perspective is superior because of the direction provided through scripture and Christian principles. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Reincarnation and Past Life Regression

    In three pages this paper supports the belief in past lives through supporting evidence and a discussion of reincarnation and past life regression. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Reincarnation Beliefs/Hinduism and Buddhism

    This research paper discusses how Buddhism and Hinduism considers the process of rebirth/reincarnation. Four pages in length, six sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bible and Stories of Sibling Rivalry

    In six pages this paper examines the sibling rivalries of Esau and Jacob and Leah and Rachel the Bible features. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mattheissen: “The Snow Leopard”

    This 5 page paper argues that Peter Mattheissen’s book “The Snow Leopard” is as much about his journey of self-discovery as it is a story about his explorations of the Himalayas. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Seminarians and Spirituality

    In this essay, the writer discusses the growth and development of spirituality in seminaries and also comments on how seminaries should prepare students for their future service. The writer's comments are general rather than discrete. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Jesus and Socrates

    A 4 page essay that contrasts and compares two articles that compares Jesus and Socrates. “Jesus and Socrates,” written by Bostick (1916), and “A Comparison of the Portrait of Jesus in the Gospels with the Portrait of Socrates in the Writing of Plato and Xenophon,” written by Bostick (1935), address the same topic and make similar assumptions about that topic. Each of these authors offers a comparison between Jesus and Socrates that serves to underscore the parallels in the lives of two men who changed the course of history with their philosophy and teachings. Nevertheless, while the points made in both of these articles are every similar, these articles are also quite different. This is primarily because of their level of scholarship and the individual writing style of each author. Based on these t two factors, another difference is that one can logically assume that each article was written with a different reading audience in mind. No additional sources cited.

  • Christian Conversion and the Commentary of Saint Paul

    In five pages this paper discusses Christian conversion and the observations regarding these conversions expressed by St. Paul. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Holy Spirit According to Thomas R. Edgar and Jack Deere

    In six pages this essay compares Edgar's Promise of the Spirit with Deere's Power of the Spirit regarding pro and con views on the charismatic perspective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Concept of Spirituality

    In twenty pages the many incarnations of spirituality are examined in this discussion that includes Western Christianity, postmodernism, and mysticism. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Web Site Analysis

    Churches need to have attractive, effective Web sites just as any other business or organization. They need to provide information for members but they also need to attract people to attend that church. Web sites can help in both these goals. This essay reviews and analyzes the Web site for Second Nazareth Baptist Church. A recommendation is also made for improvement. There are four sources used in this four page paper.

  • Letter A Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    In seven pages this paper discusses the symbolic importance of the letter A in an analysis of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Four 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.

  • The Use And Interpretation Of Bible In The Church

    This 8 page paper discusses this essay provided by the student. The writer discusses how the Books of the Bible were selected, the Church's view that without the Church, there would be no Bible, and the interrelationship between the Bible and the Church. The second part of the paper discusses the historical-critical method for interpreting Scripture. No Bibliography.

  • The Bible And The Koran - Christianity And Islam

    A 15 page paper that begins by explaining what sacred texts are, what scripture is and the importance of these. The paper discusses the Bible and Christianity and the Koran and Islam, reporting the origins of the books, their function, their importance, with comments about translations and interpretations. The writer also explains the four approaches to the Bible that have occurred through history. The writer also comments on the controversies regarding the interpretation of the Koran. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Should The Bible Be Used To Teach History

    An 8 page paper. The question of the Bible's veracity must be addressed before this question can be answered. The greatest part of this essay addresses the accuracy of the Bible in terms of historical events; archaeological evidence is reported. The writer then comments on the title question. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ecclesiology/Reformation & Great Awakening

    A 5 page research paper/essay that examines the ecclesiology of the Reformation and the Great Awakening. The advent of the Reformation radically changed the ecclesiastical orientation of much of the population of Europe, as Protestants left the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church due to their new vision of what the church should be and how it should function. The history of the Christian faith shows an evolution of thought pertaining to ecclesiology, and this is particularly evident during two historical periods, the Reformation and the Great Awakening. This examination of predominant thinking on this subject looks at the variant views of the church during each period and how these views pertained to perspective on pastoral care. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • Holy Spirit's Personality

    In three pages this paper considers the personality aspects of the Holy Spirit. Two 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.

  • Four Views On Hell

    A 4 page book review on Four View on Hell, which offers an interesting, varied and nuanced discussion of how Christians should view the topic of Hell. Four respected evangelical theologians contributed to this text. Each one asserts that he regards Scripture as the final authority on what to believe concerning Hell, but each one also offers a different, contrasting view of the nature of Hell and what the Bible says about it. An insightful book, it offers reader cause to ponder what they really believe will happen in the hereafter. No additional sources cited.

  • Defending Platonic Philosophy and the Human Soul's Immortality

    In eight pages this paper defends Plato's assertion regarding the immortality of the human soul with references made to his text Phaedo. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • History of Vipassana Meditation

    Vipassana meditation is examined in an overview of its history and method with comparisons made to other Buddhist meditation approaches in eight pages. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Bhagavad Gita on War and Peace

    In six pages this paper examines why the writer agrees with the Bhagavad-Gita’s controversial stances on war and peace, explaining various concepts, and relating the text to contemporary conflicts. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

 

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