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Buddha History

A paper which studies the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as “The Enlightened One” or Buddha. Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama was born about 563 BC in what is now modern Nepal. His father, Suddhodana, was the ruler of the Sakya people and Siddhartha grew up living the extravagant life on a young prince. […]

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Another’s religion

As a counsellor, I will encounter people from many different races. I could unconsciously discriminate against someone of different race or go the other way and make more of an effort in a bid not to a racist. RELIGION Not understanding another’s religion will lead to misunderstanding. Some religions place significance on when or where […]

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Tensions between religious groups

While tensions between religious groups over political issues and affiliations are now perhaps more commonly associated with violence in the Middle East or the latest dogfight amongst US Presidential hopefuls, denominational affiliation was once an important part of British politics also. The Labour party, perhaps drawing on its strengths in Wales and Scotland, was seen […]

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Sociology Coursework

Rationale: I will be looking at the religion Islam where I will be comparing the ‘religiosity’ of Muslims in Tower Hamlets to those in Bangladesh. My hypothesis that Bengali Muslims living in Tower Hamlets are losing their religious beliefs because of the society they are brought up in. I have chosen to study Islam because […]

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Muhammad is the ‘seal of the prophets’

Muhammad is the ‘seal of the prophets’ in Islam and his message encompassed religious teachings together with a substantial political influence. Muhammad was born in c570 in Mecca. Although Mecca had no hope of agricultural wealth, the city prospered owing to the trade routes passing through it. Mecca was a centre of pilgrimage due to […]

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The characters exhibit courage in many different circumstances

The characters exhibit courage in many different circumstances. The novel follows three men traveling through the woods. Two of them are Mohican Indians, Chingachgook and his son Uncas, and the other is a white man raised by the Indians, Hawkeye. One day these men encounter a caravan of English soldiers led by Major Duncan Hayward. […]

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What is philosophy?

What is philosophy? This is the central question that philosophers have studied, debated, and hypothesized about since its roots took hold in ancient Greece. My personal definition in response to the question I have posed is this: Philosophy is a close examination of the human condition that contributes to one’s knowledge and understanding of the […]

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According to secularization theory what should happen to religion as society undergoes modernization?

In order to answer such complex and disputed particulars, the question has been broken down into separate facets in an attempt to understand the complexity and cross-over of theory and definitions taking into account the differences of world-wide locations and societies. Following with a conclusion that considerers all researched information and retrieved evidence. Research gathered […]

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Is the influence of religion in western society declining?

Is the influence of religion in western society declining? Can we reasonably measure its decline? If it is declining, what is replacing it? Functionalist sociologists have claimed that religion has always been important in our society and that it continues to be. It is argued that religion has only ever been important to a relatively […]

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