Research Papers/Topics in Religious Studies And Theology

Evangelical Zionist and Israel: An Islamic Critique

One of the most aforementioned fundamentals of American Israel relationship is the escalation of evangelical unwavering support for Israel. The close bond amid evangelicals and Israel is of great significance. The term “Gospel” refers to a Protestant religious movement dating back to the eighteenth century. Deliberate use of the term in America in the twentieth century since the founding of the National Association of Evangelicals in 1942 under the leadership of Billy Graham. There...

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 ...

MEANINGFUL IMPACTS OF DYNAMICS IN CULTURE AND RELIGION

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...

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DYNAMICS AND THEIR NEED FOR SOCIETAL RESULTS

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 ...

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.

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.

The importance of Hajj

This essay explores the place of Hajj as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It considers whether these devotions, exemplified ny Hajj, can be undertaken in a superficial fashion by the individual, or does the manner in which they are practised as an internalised experience, identify the relationship that the person is developing with Allah. The essay concludes that Hajj not only focuses the mind toward Allah, but also provides the potential for symbolic empowerment when confronting, and overco...

Celts, Copts and St Anthony - Notes on pre-Augustine Coptic and Celtic churches

Exploring the earliest contacts with the Coptic and Celtic churches regarding the pre-Augustine mission.

Durkheim - the emergence of religion and the limitations of his approach

Durkheim’s argument consisted of two propositions. Firstly, that religion was not divinely inspired but born as an expression of society and within that expression the capability to transcend itself and, secondly, as a means of social coherence, the ability to build its own citadel; a self-contained social organism with modus operandi specific to its own needs. His work in this field is very insightful in terms of its observations, of its structure and the content of its mechanics, but its ...

A critical discussion of ethical issues raised by war

In this essay the role of religion in a Just War is addressed. Considered is the political currency which can be gained by using established religious tenets as a motivating force for political approval by the people with regard to political ideals. It also introduces the possibility of two levels of ethical criteria. Primary texts are taken from The Dhammapada, Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, The Gospel of Matthew, The Bhagavad Gita and Ninian Smart. Secondary texts include Thomas Hobbes’ Lev...

OLD TESTAMENT CUSTOMS OF ISRAEL: TOWARDS ADDRESSING SOME OF THE ILLS OF SOCIETAL CUSTOMS AND MANNERS (NIGERIA CONTEXT)

Custom is perceived to be acceptable way of behaviour which is an integral part of morality of every society. The custom of people guide them into doing the right thing expected of them in the society. In Nigeria, there are ills which affect the well being of the citizens; corruption has devoured the goodness seen in the country. This problem ranges from social, cultural, educational, political and religiously. This is a cankerworm in the fabric of the country. This research will help to addr...

Evaluation of Some Leaders of Agitation Groups in Nigeria With Some of The Leaders That Served as Messiah in The Old Testament

The research topic for study is “Evaluation of some Leaders of Agitation Groups in Nigeria using some of the Leaders that served as Messiahs in the Old Testament.” The study centered on the leadership qualities and the works done by these agitation group leaders in their various spheres, bringing out explicitly the motive behind their leadership and the agenda which these groups propagate. In essence, leadership entails influencing others to accomplish an objective and directs the organiz...

LIBERAL CHRISTIAN GIVING

Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.  As God has given to us generously, we are to give cheerfully, not by necessity or grudgingly. When we appropriately receive God’s generosity, it humbles us. We recognize that we are not worthy of His gift. Out of gratefulness, we become more gracious with others. When one person gives freely to another, the recipient often “passes forward” the gift. In the Christian life, the im...

God’s Image in Man: A Biblical Perspective

Over the years, the nature of mankind portrays that he is implicitly created in a special way. The generally known concept of man depicts a ruler of the universe. Regardless of the race, color,tribe, gender, language and other seeming physical differences of man, man is still rated higher than animal everywhere in the world. This is explicitly seen in the biblical account of Genesis; man is directly referred to as the climax of God’s creation (Gen 1: 28-30). The murder of a m...

Christian Missions: a means of achieving Christ’s agenda in the society

For one to achieve his goal effectively he or she must have an agenda, in some religions today, we heard of their religious agendas for instance we heard of the Islamic, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, agendas, it is very important we know every agenda has a purpose and its centrality. The central theme of the student body magazine for this year is timely in its cohesive sense. This article is arming at giving an understanding on Christian missions a means of achieving Jesus Christ agenda in t...


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