However, by defining religion and how it is studied, as well as examining Smart’s ‘Seven Dimensions’ and applying them to the widely followed Eastern religious tradition of Theravada Buddhism, it can be seen that although there are strengths to the model, in amongst these strengths are considerable limitations for when the mo...
The researchers, then, seek to integrate psychological and social dimensions and to provide a theory which is couched in terms of both substantive and functional dimension. For them ‘function’ means only certain actual or putative effects. (Hamilton, 1995) A point to note about this type of substantive /functional approach is that it would, of course, explain not only religion but anything that would satisfy cognitive, substantive and expressive desires.
- Sacrifice and the Death of Christ Research Paper delves into an order placed for a religion research paper with specific format instructions and source requirements.
- Study of a Passage from the Book of Mark term paper discusses different aspects of the book of Mark from the Bible such as the limits, authorship, and historical time frame.
The challenge in writing a religious term paper is to make sure that you remove your personal feelings about a topic and provide evidential facts. This will allow your paper and its topic to build a concrete foundation of evidence. Term papers should be factual in nature and have no place for personal opinions. This may sound difficult but shouldn’t be. If you are writing about a controversial subject like the existence of God or heaven and hell then approach it from a historical point of view. There are a number of historical events which have revolved around these topics. Present them, because they are factual and can’t be argued or refuted.
This 12 page paper examines sociopolitical issues from that time as well as specific theological views on witchery and witchcraft. It is argued that fear and ignorance towards women (i.e., "the transformation of the witch from wanton woman to bad wife") led to much of the scare and confusion.
In the course of the paper, the writer details Druid ritualistic practices and religious beliefs (including Stonehenge), Druid philosophy, and Druid history & mythology, and then goes on to describe the available sources of information on Druid priests.
Augustines "Confessions" / Studies in Transformation :
A 6 page paper comparing the conversion experiences of Lucius, the main character of Apuleius , with St.
This paper presents a history of his political dealings and philosophies under the precept of his visions which are: that the church should control the government and that an army of Christian Knights should go forth and ensure, at whatever cost, the conversion of all humanity to Catholicism.
The paper is divided into sections on Basque origins; social formation and politics leading to the 19th Century; 19th Century, Franco, and the development of the ETA; recent political actions of the separatists and government (1970s-1988); and current developments.
The paper compares and contrasts the writings, biblical and others, that describe their responsibilities, and how similarities and contrasts between the two work to maintain a continuity of religious information, while reflecting societal changes.
Various terms (i.e., Metempsychosis, Transmigration, Metensomatosis, etc;) are defined and arguments both supporting and refuting the recycling of life are assessed.
Catholicism / Before The Inquisition : An 8 page paper that posits that antisemitism was built slowly over the first millenia C.E., and that prior to the Inquisition, the theology of Judaism and Catholicism followed the same general path, meeting the same intents for the two religions.
According to the online dictionary by Merriam-Webster the definition of a religion is “the belief in a god or in a group of gods: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods: an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group” (“Religion”)....
Age, founder, population of believers, culture of origin, documentation, and differing views on the Messiah all factor in determining the differences and similarities between these three world religions....