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Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carri
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was quite wealthy and were heavily
In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out al
In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out al
In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husband created.
Greek literature
Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
Catholics recognize some people to be in heaven because of their holy
Catholics recognize some people to be in heaven because of their holy
Catholics recognize some people to be in heaven because of their holy lives. Such people are declared by the Pope to be in heaven. Most saints are people who have died rather than give up their faith. Saints are recognized as having the power to pray to God for specific persons. This is exactly what Teresa of Avila is known for, and in the following paragraphs it will explain it all a lot better and what Teresa of Avila is known for. Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 in Avila, Spain. She was bor
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity
Essay On The Intrinsic Flaws Inherent In Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are
An who would give all of his followers something they had never had be
An who would give all of his followers something they had never had be
an, who would give all of his followers something they had never had before; faith, and the ability to see others, love others, and talk to others. The basic lines of Catholic Mariology (theology of Mary) are now to talked about and to debated beyond dispute, written as they are in the Scriptures, in the liturgy, in prayer, poetry, song and art, in the writings of saints and theologians and in the teaching of popes and councils. Mary holds a secure place as the mother of Jesus, the greatest of a
How Did Valentines Day Start
How Did Valentines Day Start
How Did Valentines Day Start We didn't find anything vulgar or unseemly in Yahoo!'s Saint Valentine of Rome or Valentine's Day categories. But we did uncover some of the myths and legends surrounding this romantic holiday. The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints named Valentine who were martyred on February 14, and all date from very early in the church's history. One was a priest in Rome, another was the bishop of Interamna (modern-day Terni in Italy), and the third died in Africa
The Trials and Tribulations of StPaul
The Trials and Tribulations of StPaul
The Trials and Tribulations of St.Paul I apologize for the spacing used, I could not get it in paragraphs The setting is in Cilicia in a coastal city by the name of Tarsus. St.Paul was born here in the year 4 BC under the name of Saul, which was a common Hebrew name of that time. Saul was raised in a Jewish household belonging to the tribe of Benjamin. Saul's education in Tarsus was limited to learning Hebrew and Greek in his elementary school. It was not until he moved to Jerusalem where Saul r
Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology Anth 174 Candomble is a branch of Santeria, an Afro-Carribbean religion which evolved among African slaves from the Yoruba religion. Historically, when slaves were brought to the Caribbean they were forced to take on the religion of their masters; in the Caribbean and South America it was predominantly Roman Catholic. Yoruban decedents kept their religion alive in part by continuing to worship the African deities in the guise of Christian saints; from this tradition evolved Voodoo i
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun Chapter 1
Johnny Got His Gun, Chapter 1 English 10A, 6th Period November 5, 2000 “Chapter 1” of Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo was very confusing. It starts in France with a constant ringing phone that irritates a soldier of WWI. He has flashbacks of his father’s death, senior year, Christ, experiences in the war, childhood Christmas memories, parent’s love for each other, and the old party line. “It [the telephone bell] sounded different from any other telephone bell or any other sound because it ha
Philosophy Theology In Mass Media
Philosophy Theology In Mass Media
Philosophy Theology In Mass Media This semester in the Mass Media In Society class has taught me a lot about how I, and society as a whole, view various forms of media. Every individual takes something different from media that is personal to him or her, and can never be fully understood by another. Everything will affect people differently, especially when raised with varying backgrounds and moral standards. Mass Media can be defined simply as any form of print, electronic, or performed source
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
The Puritan DilemmaThe Story of John Winthrop
The Puritan DilemmaThe Story of John Winthrop
The Puritan DilemmaThe Story of John Winthrop U.S. History Period 1 Aug. 1, 1999 Summer Reading/Essay Assignment In words that cannot fully portray the meaning of that which they speak, the Puritan Dilemma was “the question of what responsibility a righteous man owes to society”. John Winthrop, being gifted in the ways of leadership and government, not to mention Puritan, found himself right in the middle of the dilemma and all of its effects. Relatively early in life, Winthrop made a personal r
Catholicism
Catholicism
Catholicism In the final analysis, for the believer there are no questions, and for the non-believer there are no answers. -The Haffetz Hayyim ____________________________________________________________________________________ Sunday, July 14, 2001, I visited The Church of The Little Flower located at 2711 Indian Mound Trail, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The Church is open for worship everyday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9 PM. There are three masses held daily. Two of them are in English and on
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism About 2,500 years ago, an Indian prince named Siddharta Guatama, dissatisfied with his spiritually barren life, left his home, his wife, and his son and set out to find enlightenment. After a period of period of six years spent in constant searching, Guatama finally reached enlightenment, or Nirvana, while sitting under a tree in a long, profound state of meditation. Henceforth he became known as the Buddha (Clarke,149). In my religion Christianity, Jesus Christ was born on a “mission f
The Days of the DeadOctober 31 November 1 2
The Days of the DeadOctober 31 November 1 2
The Days of the DeadOctober 31, November 1 2 The Days of the Dead (or Los Dias de los Muertos) is a traditional three-day celebration practiced throughout Mexico. For the people of the United States, the idea may take a bit of getting used to. The holiday honors the dead and welcomes them back for two days of feasting and festivities. It is not a time of mourning, but a celebration of life. The tradition of The Days of the Dead goes back to the Aztecs, long before the Spanish conquistadores arri
Character development in Fifth Business and the role of name changes
Character development in Fifth Business and the role of name changes
Character development in Fifth Business, and the role of name changes Robertson Davies’s novel, the Fifth Business, is full of symbolism, magic, saints, miracles and myths. Its characters are rich and colourful. Just like in classic theatre plays, there are five main characters in the book, two female ones and three male characters: the Hero, the Villain and the so called “fifth business”, who helps the story move along. The book’s main character, Dunstable Ramsey, plays a similar role in peopl
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism Ethics 1101 11/07/03 Some people have argued that utilitarianism doesn't account for the claims of justice and that it sometimes endorses unjust actions and makes people surrender their integrity and morals. Utilitarianism sometimes makes people do what they normally won't do because of the situation that they are placed in. My essay will explore examples of what a person would do in certain cases according to the rules of utilitarianism and the critiques of these actions. I'm aga
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
Religion in America
Religion in America
Religion in America The United Sates of America is a country with no royal family, no heritage of timeless and interdependent state institutions, no symbols or national icons that date back centuries, a country without one dominant religion or church.1 It is a country where immigrants freely come with their own religions, values, and cultures. Many of these immigrants share their beliefs, and many differ. The increasing religious diversity in the nation has an effect on how Americans choose to h
Saint Stanislaus
Saint Stanislaus
Saint Stanislaus St. Stanislas Kostka Born at Rostkovo near Prasnysz, Poland, about October 28, 1550; died at Rome during the night of 14-15 August, 1568. He entered the Society of Jesus at Rome, October 28, 1567, and is said to have foretold his death a few days before it occurred. His father, John Kostka, was a senator of the Kingdom of Poland and Lord of Zakroczym; his mother was Margaret de Drobniy Kryska, the sister and niece of the Dukes Palatine of Masovia and the aunt of the celebrated C
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman
The Vampire Woman Describing the mysterious societies of vampires, Anne Rice uses an ornate prose style and her tragic past to draw readers into her novels. As a contemporary author she has made many positive contributions to literature. From the Mayfair house on First Street to the deck of cards that Lestat uses to play Solitaire, things from Rice's life turn up everywhere in her books. Anne lived in both New Orleans and San Francisco for quite some time and is very fond of them, and is especia
The Robber Barons
The Robber Barons
The Robber Barons American History 8th February 10, 1997 When the names Carnagie, Rockefeller, and Pullman come to mind, most of us automatically think of what we saw or read in our history books: These men were kind and generous and through hard work and perseverance, any one of you could become a success story like them, right? Wrong. I am sick of these people being remembered for the two or three good deeds they have done. Publicity and media have exaggerated the generosity of these men,
How did the work of the saints
How did the work of the saints
How did the work of the saints affect the people of the time? The work of the saints affected the people of that time in incredible ways and in some instances there work is still affecting us now. In the following essay there will be various Saints listed with there accomplishments and brief description of there past. One of the more popular Saints of our time, was Saint Nicholas, who became a Christian prelate that lived in the late 4th century. Patron saint of Russia, traditionally associated
Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics Introduction to Paper The passage that I chose to do my exegesis on was Ephesians four verses twentyfive through thirtytwo. This is significant from a practical perspective, It gives us step by practical solutions on how to live as Children of the light I have not completed any Greek or Hebrew courses, but am currently enrolled in Greek 1A. Outline of the book The following survey of the book of Ehesians is based upon the paragraph breaks contained in the New International Versio
HALLOWEEN
HALLOWEEN
HALLOWEEN Have you ever wondered about the origins of children in costumes roaming door-to-door for treats, or why we carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns? The word Halloween actually comes from the Celtic language of Ireland. It comes from a contraction of All Hallow's Eve, the evening before All Saint's Day, November 1, which is celebrated in the Catholic religion in honor of saints. All Saint's Day also coincided with the Celtic New Year, which began November 1st and the celebration of th
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an anci
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an anci
Every year at the end of October and the beginning of November an ancient tradition is still celebrated on the second of November. The occasion is El dia de muerto or as we would call it, The Day of the Dead. Mexicans more appropriately call it the cult of death because of the celebration's form and extent. This coincides with the Christian All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, November 1st and 2nd. People who have died in the past year are remembered, and their pictures are placed on family alt
On the Jews and Their Lies
On the Jews and Their Lies
On the Jews and Their Lies Part 1 by Martin Luther Translated by Martin H. Bertram I had made up my mind to write no more either about the Jews or against them. But since I learned that those miserable and accursed people do not cease to lure to themselves even us, that is, the Christians, I have published this little book, so that I might be found among those who opposed such poisonous activities of the Jews and who warned the Christians to be on their guard against them. I would not have beli
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and their bearers. With unusualhistorical accuracy, many stirring battle paintings show the colors and their intrepid bearers in the forefront of the fray or as a rallying point in a retreat. The colors of a Civil War regiment embodied its honor, and the men chosen to bear them made up an elite. Tall, muscular men were preferred, because holding aloft a large, heavy banner, to keep it visible through battle smoke and at a distanc
Despite his final words of comfort his followers were devastated at hi
Despite his final words of comfort his followers were devastated at hi
Despite his final words of comfort, his followers were devastated at his departure. His favorite disciple Ananda had his body cremated by his friends in Kusinagara. Ten neighboring rulers demanded that his relics and ashes be divided among them, but they could not agree on how to do it. The people of Kusinagara refused. The dispute threatened war, which seems absurd, considering the teachings of Buddha are based on peace. The crisis soon passed, however, when the relics were divided by a wise m
Popes and their Art
Popes and their Art
˙ Popes and their Art The Popes made a store house of the Vatican which is in Rome by the collecting of precious metals, documents, and art work which is now called, “ The Vatican Collections”. Pope John Paul 2nd said this of the collections. They will speak of the human condition as well as the endevorance of the human spirit. The Vatican contains many Art pieces of the Roman err such as statues of men and women as well as horses and many other pieces of art work.. Nicolas the 5th was the firs
The Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life
The Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life
The Greek Religion and how it affected Their Daily Life By: Kevin Green Date: April 21, 1998 Period 5 In this report I plan to show you the misunderstandings of the Greek religion, the practices of the Greek religion and also the rise and fall of the Greek religion in mythical characters. The Greeks religion was not a highly esteemed one. Their works in that field are not held highly important. The religion itself has been called paltry and trivial. (The Greek Way). The reason that people thi
Name Pravin Prathapan
Name Pravin Prathapan
Name: Pravin Prathapan Student Id: 31361 Assignment-Essay 3- Religion-Why do we Believe? Job Due: 3rd March 1999 God sees without eyes, feels without a skin, tastes without a tongue, grasps without hands, walks without feet, flies without wings, smells without a nose and thinks without a mind. He has no beginning and no end. He is everywhere. He is the support of everything in all the worlds. He is wisdom, power, beauty, bliss, mercy, fame and renunciation and every other good quality imaginabl
Saint Kevin of Glendalough
Saint Kevin of Glendalough
Saint Kevin of Glendalough ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Saint Kevin was 120 years old when he died in AD 617. He loved animals and he was very kind to them, but he didn't like people very much. When he was a young man, he decided that he wanted to do nothing but live alone and think about God. He left his parents' home in Cualu near Dublin and walked over the Wicklow Hills until he came to a beautiful, deserted cul-de-sac glen called Glendalough, whic
The Black Death also known as the Black Plague or the Bubonic Plague k
The Black Death also known as the Black Plague or the Bubonic Plague k
The Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, or the Bubonic Plague killed one third of the population of Europe during its reign in the13th and 14th centuries. The arrival of this plague set the scene for years of strife and heroism. Leaving the social and economic aspect in a standstill. The phantom of death became a subject of art, music and folklore and it influenced the consciousness of the people. The impact of this mass killer caused enormous chaos and havoc to the Medieval society be
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare THE STORY PROLOGUE The Prologue is in the form of a sonnet, a type of poem that was popular in Elizabethan times. A sonnet has very strict rules: it must have 14 lines, have five accented syllables and five unaccented ones per line, and a consistent pattern of rhyming. NOTE: Throughout the play, we will see that Shakespeare uses different types of poetry to make special moments stand out. The Prologue does three important things: 1) it tells us what events w
OUTLINE
OUTLINE
OUTLINE I. The Origins of Monasticism: A. The Ideal: The Life of Jesus i. he had no home, no property, and never married ii. his anachoresis (later derivation: anchorite), or retirement/withdrawal: a) and Jesus withdrew ... into a desert place by himself (Matt 14:13 b) Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself (John 6:15) c) the forty days in the desert of fasting, prayer, and the fight against temptation (Matt 4:2-10) B. the Desert Hermits i. from eremos or desert ii. derivatio
Concepts on Christian Perfection
Concepts on Christian Perfection
Concepts on Christian Perfection Florida Theological Seminary Concepts on Christian Perfection A Thesis Presented to Dr. John W. Shindoll Discussing the Various Aspects of Biblical Perfection by Reverend Marvin A. Jackson INTRODUCTION Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim 2:15 It was a cool autumn evening and the sun cast an beautiful bronze stain across the western sky. The saints of God were gathering for th
The United States of America
The United States of America
The United States of America The United States of America is usually referred to as the United States or America. It is a federal republic on the continent of North America, which has 50 states. The U.S. includes Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands as territories. America is bordered by Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. In America the basic unit of currency is the United States dollar. The U.S. decimal currency consists of paper
Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson Anne Hutchinson has long been seen as a strong religious dissenter who paved the way for religious freedom in the strictly Puritan environment of New England. Another interpretation of the controversy surrounding Anne Hutchinson asserts that she was simply a loving wife and mother whose charisma and personal ideas were misconstrued to be a radical religious movement. Since this alleged religious movement was led by a woman, it was quickly dealt with by the Puritan fathers as a re
Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was born in Brooklyn, New York, November 8, 1897. After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, the Day family moved into a flat in Chicago's South Side. It was a big step down in the world made necessary because John Day was out of work. Day understands of the shame people feel when they fail in their efforts dated from this time. (Miller, p.4) When John Day was appointed sports editor of a Chicago newspaper, the Day fami
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired,
Intrinsic Flaws Of Christianity
Intrinsic Flaws Of Christianity
Intrinsic Flaws Of Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more miraculous
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was quite wealthy and were heavily
Saint Philip Neri
Saint Philip Neri
Saint Philip Neri Saint Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in the year 1515. He was the oldest son of Francis Neri and Lucretia Soldi, both descendants of Tuscan families. He was kind hearted as a kid and soon became known as Philip the Good - the good Pippo. As a child, he studied philosophy and later he took a comprehensive course in theology. With fourteen companions, he created the Confraternity of the Most Holy Trinity for looking after pilgrims and convalescents. The members met for
The book of Kells
The book of Kells
The book of Kells The Book of Kells: A Celtic Masterpiece In a time when the British Isles were bombarded by raids from the ferocious Vikings of the Scandinavian Peninsula, many works great works of art were destroyed. Often, beautiful works were buried underground for safety. However, many were never uncovered. One amazing work that managed to survive through these tumultuous times was The Book of Kells. This sacred book has a rich history in Ireland, which does not begin with the Viking raids,