The Displaced Person Analysis

Did you know that renowned short story author Flannery O’Connor loved peacocks? Shortly before her early death at the age of 39, O’Connor owned around 40 birds (Eby 2013). This fact will not come as surprising to those who have read O’Connor’s work, as the peacock is often found in her stories, many times being … Read more

Branch Davidians Research Paper

The devastation which occurred at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, demonstrates the negative outcomes of the beliefs of a cult. In order for us to fully understand this devastation, we must first understand the faction of the Branch Davidian cult and its prophet David Koresh. History The Branch Davidians first appeared in 1942. … Read more

The Five Main Beliefs In Hinduism

Hinduism has a many beliefs, and five of the main beliefs are Brahman, Deities, Dharma, Karma, and Samsara. On my mandala, I drew a muscle for Brahman because Brahman is the supreme power in the universe, and Brahman is the creator and destroyer of everything. Those facts relate to a muscle because a muscle is … Read more

Herod’s Pride Is An Enemy Of God

Pride is an enemy of God because it hinders man from seeking after God. It takes God’s glory and keep it for itself. God alone deserves our worship and the acknowledgement of everything we have accomplished. Nevertheless, we should acknowledge the difference between the pride that one experiences when he has accomplished a well-done task … Read more

Marist Spirituality Report

Prayer can be thought of as a form of worship. Some people may find a prayer peaceful or sentimental while others feel it’s not useful in their spiritual life. These types of people often perceive prayer done in one way with very strict boundaries. Before taking the Prayer and Spirituality class at Mercy, this was … Read more

Hermeneutic Lens

As we discussed in class, hermeneutics allow people read the same text and come away with a different meaning. A prime example of this is the difference in opinions between Muslims and fundamental Christians. Muslims use science to confirm and further back up their beliefs, while fundamental Christians stick to what is in the bible … Read more

True America Research Paper

Chris has been forced to live under his dad’s rule for his entire life. This caused Chris to resent any authority, which includes government laws. Undesired authority can spark the idea of being a rebel or cause someone to become disobedient. In America, you are allowed to express opinions and complaints. It is in America’s … Read more

Subsidiarity Analysis

Though the decision to separate Church and State has been instituted since the beginning of the nation, it is our job as Catholics to bring our Christian morals and ideals into our decision making when governing the United States. Since the beginning of our faith life, Catholics are taught that everyone is instilled with human … Read more

Spiritual Nursey’s Role In The Church

In today’s society, many seek ways to live the best life possible. As we age, we tend to get more spiritual, some may refer to aging in itself as a spiritual journey. According to Lavretsky, “In the US general population, religious participation has always been prominent, with over 90% of Americans believing in God or … Read more

Religion: The Five Senses Of Religion

“Without the senses there would be no religion, for religion is founded on a relation between embodied beings and the world around them. ” (IRS, 69) The senses help us construct and allow us to partake in the world’s religions. The faiths of the world are deeply fixed in the customs of culture and connect … Read more

Subsidiarity Analysis

Though the decision to separate Church and State has been instituted since the beginning of the nation, it is our job as Catholics to bring our Christian morals and ideals into our decision making when governing the United States. Since the beginning of our faith life, Catholics are taught that everyone is instilled with human … Read more

Intelligent Design Research Paper

Albert Einstein once stated,”Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe—a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. The scientists’ religious feeling takes form of … Read more

What Does The Bible Say About Missions

“To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map. ” — William Carey “The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the Bible. ” — Ralph Winter, Missiologist God is a missionary God. He always has been, right from the beginning—and He always will … Read more

Non Christian Research Paper

What does God intend for man to do on his short visit to earth? This is a question that both the Christian and non Christian has. The difference in the two is that the Christian will say that his or her life is to serve God and to have a life that honors Him. Although, … Read more

The Antichrist

The seal of the Antichrist is the system established by the beast in the last days, the Beast is the Antichrist. Obama has confirmed an existing agreement with aliens, this is the political beast system being set up right now. Without an agreement, the aliens would be helpless here in the United States, they have … Read more

Essay Comparing Gilgamesh And The Book Of Job

In world literature Gilgamesh and the Book of Job are considered to be masterpieces. These stories are two of the oldest epics literature written, however they appear to be more of a myth or a dream of great leaders. Both stories cover pain and suffering in the eyes of humans who wish they were Gods. … Read more

Odysseus Vs Beowulf Research Paper

The Odyssey is one of ancient Greece’s great Epics because of the mighty Odysseus. Likewise, the story of Beowulf is an example of an Epic. Epics are stories told on a grand scale, with armies, heroes, gods, and the brutal forces of nature depicted over long character arcs and sweeping landscapes. Protagonists meet with obstacles … Read more

Odysseus Vs Beowulf Essay

An epic poem is a long narrative poem that tends to be about heroic deeds and events. Beowulf shows traits of an epic hero by using his ability of strength to help him overcome evil. Beowulf kills Grendel and some of the rest of the men, by using his strength. Odysseus shows traits of and … Read more

Essay on Grace In A Good Man Is Hard To Find

The author Flannery O’Conner uses meanings and examples of grace to create an extreme depth into her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”. O’Conner herself was a very religious person when her father died that made her even more religious. In “A Good Man” a family of a gracious grandmother and a … Read more

Elie Wiesel Essay Questions

Elie Wiesel says, “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions”(5). Questioning God is essential to building a relationship with Him. As one finds the answers to the questions they become closer to God. In the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Elie grows … Read more

Molieres Use Of Satire In Tartuffe Essay

In 1664, Moliere wrote a satire piece of literature, Tartuffe, that riled up a great deal of critics especially from making a mockery of the Church which during this time had a supreme expanse of power. Moliere dances around the question of where has religion gone in the age of science? For if you are … Read more

To End All Wars Ernest Gordon Analysis Essay

In the Bible, we can see murder, annihilation of cities, bludgeoning, burning people alive, cannibalism, decapitation, disemboweling, hanging, genocide, stabbing, stoning, suicide, etc. These are different kinds of violence. The Bible portrays violence with gruesome images and hideous acts of evil (Godawa 34). In the book of Judges, God wrote the script with lies, espionage, … Read more

Symbolism In The Open Boat Essay

Stephen Crane: The Open Boat In his short story, ‘The Open Boat,’ Stephen Crane displays to us a universe completely indifferent to the affairs of humankind; we live in an apathetic world, in which man has to fight and struggle to live. The characters illustrated in the story come faceto-face with this indifference and all … Read more

Essay about Ganesha’s Influence In Hinduism

Hinduism is a major world religion that is still influential in major parts of the world, such as India, Shri Lanka, and much of East Asia. Many of its deities have had an influence on the way of life of its followers. One of these deities, Ganesha, has influenced the way Hindus go about taking … Read more

Catholic Church Observation Essay

On Sundays and Wednesdays, my family and I attend a Protestant church called Corinth Baptist Church. I have never been apart of a Catholic worship service before visiting one for this assignment. Many of the events in the ceremony were unfamiliar to me, but to my surprise there were numerous traditions that I do in … Read more

Genesis 2: 4b-2 Essay

Are there differences in the inspired narratives of Genesis 1 and 2? Of course there are. Many also scholars argue that Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Genesis 2:4b-25 are products of two different sources. It reflect different authors, different time periods, etc. It is further charged that the narratives contradict each other in several particulars. Genesis 1 … Read more

Essay about Allegory In Beowulf

Allegory is a depiction or symbol of an abstract or spiritual meaning through tangible or material forms. Relatively a story, poem, or portrayal that could be elucidated to divulge an unknown and clandestine meaning. In the following tales of the erratically depicted heroes such as the gallant yet reluctant figure known as Sir Gaiwan to … Read more

Essay On Gilgamesh Flood

Almost all cultures are familiar with the story of the flood found in Genesis. It is a very important and interesting story to many Catholics. The main message of the story is God is angry with all the sin in the world, so he decides to start over by sending a flood to wipe out … Read more

Paley’s Natural Theology Analysis Essay

At the outset of the nineteenth century in Britain, religious faith and the study of the sciences tended to exist in harmony with each other. The study of God’s Word, in the Bible, and His Works, in nature, were assumed to be two versions of the same ultimate truth. 1 When William Paley published Natural … Read more

Gideon’s Journey In The Book Of Judges Essay

As many Christians may know, Gideon is a major character in the book of Judges. He was the youngest son of Joash who lived in Ophrah, just west of the Jordan River. Gideon was chosen by God to rescue Israel from the Midianites. Even though Israel stopped worshipping God after he died, he is a … Read more

In The Dragon’s Flaw Analysis Essay

Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s In the Dragon’s Claws: The Story of Rostam & Esfandiyar from the Persian Book of Kings, is a story that comes from the Shahnameh, a book containing many different narratives detailing Iranian history and mythology. The story In the Dragon’s Claws presents two heroes of Iran, Rostam and Esfandiyar, who are victims of … Read more

Psalm 91 Analysis Essay

Psalm 91 is about God watching over his people and keeping them safe during times of danger. “This is a psalm for times of exposure and encirclement or challenging the power of evil” (Kidner, 1973, p. 363). God does not guarantee harm or evil will not come our way, but if and when it does, … Read more

Malevolence Of God

For as long as I can remember, God is said to be a benevolent deity who oversees all the happenings of the world and mercifully forgives all of mankind for their sins. Most Christians, if asked, will say that “God is good” and more so, he is forgiving. The Puritan notions of hellfire and brimstone, … Read more

Abrahamic Cycle

By looking at the Abrahamic cycle in the book of Genesis, we can clearly see that Israel’s God is indeed harsh and judgemental. Abraham’s relationship with God is one of the first stories of the Bible and he is the founding father of Judaism. He is only the second human that God enters a covenant … Read more

A Separation of Life

Water, the median of life. Growing up in a small town nestled tightly in the arms of the wasatch front, I learned early the importance of nature. There was a fine line drawn between religion and the outdoors, and the quest of my life was to determine an appropriate balance. Water, signifying the line between … Read more

The Death of God In Modern Society

Throughout the history of mankind, there have always been certain things that separate men from animals. The opposable thumb, the superior intelligence, and the capacity to make tools are just a few of the things that separate man from beast. Yet one of the longest established and most controversial of these human characteristics is religion. … Read more

Science and God

“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1), the words that start it all if you are a Catholic. Children are brought up to believe that God took seven days out of his schedule to create the earth and all that is in and on it from a “formless wasteland” … Read more

Zerubabbel As Man From God

Zerubabbel as a Messianic figure. As my text, I am using the book of Haggai 2:23: In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel,, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of … Read more