Research Papers/Topics in Religious Studies And Theology

Representing Identity

 In this paper I shall demonstrate through the case study of Nanaimo Sikh community how significantly they view their religious orientation as opposed to their ethnic identification. I will point to some implications for them within the Canadian society as a result of them being primarily seen as one among many religious groups.

Religious Pluralism and Religious Education

In this essay, I outline the complexities of the contemporary SouthAfrican society and point out why the so called Christian majority’scall for a single faith approach to teaching religion in schools will notmake a great deal of sense within the context of the Bill of Rights ofthe South African constitution. Besides, the issue of religion educationin South Africa is not only a human rights issue but also a moral issue.

Politics of Defining Hindu texts

In the context of rightwing student protest on Delhi University campus in 2011 to demand the withdrawal of an essay written by Prof A K Ramanujan, there developed a politico-legal situation in which students deployed both political pressure as well as legal suit to achieve their goal. This incident raised not only questions of political involvement in defining what Hinduism should be and how its sacred texts ought to be read, but the debate also attempted to shape the ‘sacred text’ by car...

Insiders and Outsiders

In this essay, I look at the contemporary debate on the study of religion as to where it is in the academy. Second, in relation to that I look at the debates on the study of Hinduism. I then examine the issue of “who speaks for Hinduism” and whether Hinduism is a case of exception in the study of religion. In conclusion I suggest that Hinduism is a case in point in learning about our comparative project in the study of religion. My line of argument in this essay is based on the premise th...

Freedom in Bhavagad Gita

In this paper, I attempt to clarify the idea of freedom in the Gītā using two important categories found both in the Gītā as well as in the Sāṃkhya philosophical system—Buddhi and Sattva. Much of the liberation idea that is often spoken of in the context of many modern Hindu movements is drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā. There is so much looseness to their ideas that it is necessary to explore what the Gītā actually means by its notion of freedom. Additionally, Gītā is often presen...

Hinduism in Africa

In presenting Hinduism in Africa, the essay limits itself to three important regions—East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania), Southern Africa (South Africa) and West Africa (Ghana). The reason for this limitation is that although there are Hindus throughout Africa presently as India begins to expand its trade with Africa, the three regions mentioned have come to represent the vibrant emergence of Hinduism on the African continent unparalleled with countries elsewhere in Africa. Contact be...

Hinduism and the Master Narrative

The study of Hinduism is dominated by brahmanical master narrative. In this essay I suggest alternative ways to study Hinduism. Documenting diverse regional narratives andextracting Hindu practices from these narratives is a startingpoint. In doing so, reliance on fieldwork-based narrativesthat provide insight into the different orientations byavoiding the temptation to subordinate the local andregional narratives to an overarching master narrativewould help us understand the many aspects and...

Football as a tool for inter-religious dialogue in the University of Ibadan

The project looks into how football, a universal language, can serve as a tool for bringing adherents of several religions together peacefully. 

Abortion and Its Moral Implications

INTRODUCTIONNaturally, human beings  are moral  beings for they  make  use  of their reason and juxtapose it with the faculty of their will and intellect in making decisions. Man’s actions are therefore subjected to moral principles due to the gift of reason and freedom that differentiate him from other animals (Steinbock,1998). In ethical commandment, human actions are judged to be right or wrong based on how much they agree with the moral law. Moral law is the law of nature as it con...

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based on truth.Preface Every day of my life there is this questions that pounder within me. As a growing child, and now as an adult; I use to act as though I was a child in my thought and when I play I always play like a child but now I'm grown up.  I  justly  say  I  am  having  certain  answers  to questions that pounder  in  everyday  of  a man's mind.  I  am  keeping  up  to  the  worl...

END TIME THINGS

It is often said that events and trends will take a different turn as the end of the world draws nearer. However, sceptics have always considered it to be another opium of the poor – and as such, it need not to be taken seriously. They believe that whatever happens in the world is just a normal phenomenon that goes with the rise and fall in human existence. They lay their claim on the fact that life has it time of growth and decay – both of which are caused by the actions and inacti...

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT for jmea

Abstract Man is homo religious, that is, a religious man. Hence, man as man cannot but worship something. Religious worship, therefore, as an expressive human act of faith links man to God. More so, in religion, the creature pays homage to the creator. Nigeria is a religious country with many religions of which the cardinal ones are African Traditional Religion, Christianity and Islam. These religious practices through different forms of teachings, doctrines and principles are capab...

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE AND THE IDEAL HOME

The very nature of human anatomy suggests that men and women are complements to eachother because they cannot procreate alone. Some of the distinctions between them relate tophysiology, some to culture, and some to the way God created us. In spite of visual andotherwise obvious differences, men and women are similar in many ways. They havecommon physical, emotional, social, and religious needs, although each person is unique andpossesses individual characteristics. Amid all the coincidences b...

St. Paul's Letter to Timothy: A model for Christian Leaders in Nigeria.

ABSTRACTPaul the Apostle, a personality known for efficient and exemplary type of life, profusely wrote and taught the  acceptable codes and conducts for a leader who is entrusted with the  mantle of leadership and all these codes and conducts for acceptable leadership are highlighted in several Pauline epistles in form of individual letters or letters to the Church (Theological books). Paul the Apostle, having identified his prowess through the divine unction from God, continued to...


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