Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Role Of Religious Sites In Development Of Tourism Industry In India

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Religious Tourism can be defined as travel with the core motive of experiencing religious  forms,  or  the  products  they  induce,  like  art,  culture,  traditions  and architecture. Being one of  the most ancient civilizations of the world, India has been in contact with almost all the major religions of the world, and despite being dominated by Hinduism in the present context, religions like Islam, Buddhism and ...


The relationship between culture and religion is often seen as a pseudo-conceived one (positive or negative one), with freedom of both often invoked to defend human and course of existence. In response, many draw a distinction between culture and religion, and what is insinuated is that culture is the problem, not religion. However, the reality is that in many cases, culture and religion are not so distinct, with cultural practices becoming “religionized” and religious ideas becoming part...

On Theology of Westminster Confession, Strength and Weakness

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a systematic exposition of Calvinism, written from a Puritan viewpoint. It was originally drafted to reform the Church of England and to unify the various Christian sects in England at that time. The document addresses doctrines such as the Trinity, the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus, sola scriptura, and sola fide. The full Westminster Confession of Faith can be found here.


Religion and culture seem like complex ideas to study from the perspective of International Relations. After all, scholars and philosophers have long debated the meaning of these terms and the impact they have had on our comprehension of the social world around us. So is it an impossibly complicated task to study religion and culture at the global level? Fortunately, the answer is ‘no’, for we can recognise and respect complexity without being confused about what we mean by each term. In ...

Aung San Suu Kyi - The Warrior of Peace or Genocide

The south-east Asian state of Burma was under the British rule till 4th January, 1948, whenthey declared independence with a huge influence of Aung San (the father of Aung San SuuKyi). But, in 1962, the government of Burma was become under control of military leaders.After decades Aung San Suu Kyi came back to Burma from UK and started fight against themilitary Regime, and took into the charge of everlasting pro-democratization processes inBurma. She was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s philo...


EARLY ARRIVAL DISCRIMINATORY AGGRESSION - A THEORY             ABSTRACT This paper situates the emergence of early arrival aggression against the late arrivals among humans to the Neolithic Age or New Stone Age when man's ancestors, Cro-Magnon, became sedentarybecause of the advancement in agriculture and technology. The dearth of holistic theories on the aggression of the early arrivals unlike that of the late arrivals is identified in this paper as a justificatio...

Where are the Church Exorcists? Towards Re-Examining and Proposing for a Ministry of Exorcism

A renowned theologian, C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which ourrace can fall about devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is tobelieve, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them” (Lewis 7). Some Christians focus too much on evil instead of keeping the focus on Jesus Christ.Many other Christians pretend evil beings do not exist or have no contact orinfluence with believers. Due to the influence of the enlightenmen...

Male Chauvinistic Characters of South Indian Cinema

Male Chauvinistic Nature of South Indian Cinema, it's effects on Young Keralites and their views Mainstream cinema has always been in the forefront of upholding traditional values, this conformity factor is very evident in the average cinema the industry produces. At the onset of the Dharmaśāstras (After the Vedic period), there was a decline in the status given to women in society. Education and even religious studies were not encoura...

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot - Is It A Dialectic Text

This essay questions the dialectic nature of The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot. The many voices and contexts are explored with the essay concluding that the poem not only points out the constant conflict between light and dark within the human being, but is also apocalyptic. Primary texts from Conrad, Dante and Ovid are considered with reference also to Shakespeare and Webster.

Women as Culture Creators; A Critical Response to Monica Sjöö Barbara Mor

The article explores the argument for a developing agrarian society due to the frequent inefficiency of male hunting. The earliest attribution of Goddess worship is suggested as pre-dating male deity along with a consideration that the agricultural Neolithic Revolution was preceded by a cultural revolution in religious practices and the use of symbolism. This response explores the authenticity of the claims propounded by Sjöö & Mor with particular reference to the Çatalhöyük complex in Anatolia.

A critical examination of the Evil Eye in Galatians

This essay highlights the nature of Evil Eye accusations in Galatians, highlighting Paul’s response and adaptation to the superstitious nature of first century Mediterranean culture. An anthropological exploration of social norms and boundary rules intimate the environment within which Galatians is set, along with the potential challenges that Paul may have faced due to the possibility of being perceived an ‘outsider’. The essay also highlights Paul’s ability to use rhetoric argument ...

Human Nature - Good Or Evil - An evaluation of the debate in early Chinese philosophy

This essay sets out to explain the differences between the philosophies of Mencius and Hsün Tzu with regard to their consideration of good and evil in association with human nature. The essay provides an historical background for the development of Confucian philosophy from which Mencius and Hsün Tzu would draw inspiration, outlining the presence of the Hundred Schools of Thought era and the impact of the Warring States period. Aspects of both Mencius’ and Hsün Tzu’s thought are consid...

Comment on Edward Normans contention that secularised understandings of Christianity destroy the faith from within. (Norman, 2002, p. 70)

Edward Norman, former Chancellor of Yorkminster, contended in his book Secularisation (2002) that Christianity is destroying itself from within. This article addresses some of the issues raised by these suggestions and concludes that, although Christianity maybe a religion in transition, it has undergone many changes and adaptation over the 2,000 years of its existence

French Nationalism and Religious Recession - Religion In A Secular State

The history and challenges presented to France as an example of a secular state addressing religious presence.

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