Subject Search for: Theology and Religion Studies / Contemporary Theology and Religion Studies
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1.1956 Rudolph Otto (1869-1937).
This paper discusses the works of Rudolf Otto. Otto was a product of the German scientific seminar system and also of copious studies in theology. Discussed are Otto's landmark piece, The Idea of the Holy. Other topics discussed are: the rational and the non-rational, nature and manifestations of the holy, the sacred and the profane, Otto's three dimensions of the holy and religion and the human condition. 13 pgs. 11 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 1956 Rudolf Otto.doc
2.2013 Can "Personhood" Be Universalized?
Understanding how different religious philosophies define "person" or "human" also involves asking questions about the relationship each faith proposes to have with the Divine Spirit, or God, or Allah. Since the concept of "person" is discussed only in the contexts of Modern Religious thought, it is useful to clarify a difference between Modern and Orthodox religions. This paper will explore the differing conceptions of "personhood," as well as provide brief descriptions of the primary guiding characteristics of Judaism, Islamic, and Christian philosophy, and how "person" is situated in-relation to these tenets. 3.5 pgs. 8 f/c. 5b.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 2013 Personhood.doc
3.2277 Social Effects and Societal Implications of Intermarriage: The American Jewish Experience.
4.2423 A Discussion of Religious Themes in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.
This paper addresses some of the most complex questions of the human condition: the nature of desire, the meaning of life and the justification of the ways of God to man. Ultimately, Hesse argues that spirituality cannot be divorced from humanity; that one cannot discover the meaning of life by cutting ourselves our from life through reflection and meditation. Rather, it is only by immersing oneself in love for the universe that one can truly find peace. The context for Hesse's explorations of these spiritual themes is ancient India at the time of the Buddha. 5.5 pgs. 12b. 1b.
Bibliography: 1 source(s) listed
Filename: 2423 Religious Themes Siddhartha.doc
5.2585 The Phenomenon of Religion.
This paper looks at various authors' view of religion. Some of the authors included in this examination are Rudolph Otto, Roger Schmidt, and Paul Tillich. The premise of the paper is that the ultimate human goal is the pursuit of understanding. 5 pgs. 8 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 2586 Phenomenon of Religion.doc
6.2590 The Existence of God.
This paper looks at the existence of God by looking at the beliefs of St. Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant and Rene Descartes on this question. 11 pgs. 3 f/c. 5b.
Bibliography: 5 source(s) listed
Filename: 2590 Religion and God.doc
7.3725 Monastic Bibliotecism: An Anthropo-Theological Study.
This paper details an invented religion, Monastic Bibliotecism, from the perspective of a theological anthropologist and outsider to the religious community. Monastic Bibliotecism is a religion which holds the production of knowledge, specifically the writing of books, sacred, and has formed monasteries dedicated to the preservation of book-related traditions and rituals. The paper discusses the (fictional) order's place in modern society, and their behavior, rituals, and mysteries. 10 pgs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.