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  Chapter XII. Of Religion. Hobbes, Thomas. 1909-14. Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan. The Harvard Classics
So that the religion of the former sort is a part of human politics, and teacheth part of the duty which earthly kings require of their subjects.
And the religion of the latter sort is divine politics, and containeth precepts to those that have yielded themselves subjects in the kingdom of God.
And, therefore, to those points of religion which have been received from them that did such miracles, those that are added by such as approve not their calling by some miracle obtain no greater belief than what the custom and laws of the places in which they be educated have wrought into them.
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Chapter 7: Of the beginning and rise of the Romish papacy till it attained a height by which the liberty of the church was destroyed, and all true rule overthrown.
Chapter 11: Of the jurisdiction of the church and the abuses of it, as exemplified in the papacy.
Chapter 12: Of the discipline of the Church, and its principal use in censures and excommunication.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-cvinst.html   (1209 words)

 CHAPTER 17 Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Religion may be defined as any set of coherent answers to the dilemmas of human existence that makes the world meaningful.
Religions in the Far East tend to be centered not on devotion to a god or gods but on an abstract ideal of spirituality and human behavior.
Religion in the United States is increasingly voluntaristic, and Americans are more likely to engage in unofficial religion, or beliefs and practices that are not accepted, recognized, or controlled by official religious groups.
www.ivygreen.ctc.edu /kwarner/soc110/chapter_17_outline.htm   (843 words)

 The Handmaid's Tale Study Guide / The Handmaid's Tale Summary
Religion 2: In the Bible, Gilead is an idyllic section of the land of the Hebrews.
Religion 7: Janine gives birth on a two-tiered birthing stool, so that she can fulfill the biblical practice of the maid giving birth on the knees of the wife.
Religion 10: Moira is taken in by Quakers and smuggled to Salem before she is caught.
www.bookrags.com /notes/hmt/TOP1.htm   (538 words)

 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol. I
Although they received the highest honors from their masters, and were treated by them as their own children, they esteemed reproaches and trials for religion, and the many forms of death that were invented against them, as, in truth, greater riches than the glory and luxury of this life.
For he was a native of Palestine, a deacon and exorcist in the parish of Caesarea; and being present at the destruction of the churches, he beheld many men, with women and children, going up in crowds to the idols and sacrificing.
They confessed that they were Christians, and by their ambition for all terrible things, showed that those who glory in the religion of the God of the universe do not cower before the attacks of wild beasts.
www.ccel.org /fathers2/NPNF2-01/Npnf2-01-13.htm   (16483 words)

 Chapter 1: What is religion
Because of this, some people think the religion is the thing of past; it is waste of time; religion is rigid and orthodox; it represents narrow-mindedness.
By one approach, the religion can be divided in four parts: a) theology, b) metaphysics, c) ethics and d) rites and rituals.
Einstein once said “Science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind.” Every scientist has to be spiritual in his work ethics to do the best research.
www.geocities.com /haren_shah/PPOJ/1.htm   (1026 words)

 Chapter 14, Chapter Overview, Sociology and You, Glencoe, 2001
Religion and Sociology Religion, as defined by Emile Durkheim, is a unified system of beliefs and practices concerned with sacred things.
Sociologists do not judge the validity of various religions, but study those aspects of religion that can be measured and observed in society—the social dimensions of religion.
Religion in the United States Evidence is mixed concerning the relative importance of religion in the United States today, but studies show that many Americans tend to support traditional religious beliefs.
www.glencoe.com /sec/socialstudies/sociology/sy2003/content.php4/249/1   (263 words)

 Chapter 3: Religion in America
An "establishment of religion" meant that taxes were collectible in each of these states to provide for the public support of one or another Protestant sect chosen in accordance with state law.
Trollope's chapter on Religion are unsparingly critical of the coarseness and arrogance of the society she encountered in the raw New World of the Andrew Jackson era: She wrote:
Darwin's research was an historic turning point for it materially loosened the hold of religious dogma on the mind of western man, and "pricked the great bubble of belief in which the world of 1859 had its being".
elane.stanford.edu /wilson/Text/3b.html   (1318 words)

 Chapter 2: The Kaleidoscopic View of Religion
Jealous for the religion taught by Moses, he came to redeem the teachings of the Master from the formalism of the Pharisees.
It is a religion of action, of good morals and ethics; a religion simple and practical; if I am asked to subscribe to its doctrines, I can do so freely: they are not dogmatic in their nature.
I cannot conclude these general remarks on religion and turn to the special doctrines of Islam before emphasizing one thing, though I have made reference to it in the foregoing: that is the necessity for Quranic Revelation at a time when the old Books of God had become hopelessly mixed with folk-lore.
aaiil.org /text/books/kk/islamchoice/ch2.shtml   (1461 words)

 Active Skim View of: 5 Religion and Religious Groups
In this chapter, religion is used as a general term to describe the positions ' + 'and policies of major religious denominations in the United States and the views of individuals or groups that associate themselves with a professed religious ' + 'belief.
In this chapter, religion is used as a general term to describe the positions and policies of major religious denominations in the United States ' + 'and the views of individuals or groups that associate themselves with a professed religious belief.
The chapter begins with a brief overview of religion ' + 'and the ways in which the religious traditions that are influential in the United States have historically viewed epidemic disease and sexuality, ' + 'which are key to understanding the reactions of religious groups to the AIDS epidemic.
www.nap.edu /nap-cgi/skimit.cgi?isbn=0309046289&chap=117-157   (11423 words)

 Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice Chapter Excerpts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Spirituality and religion were often perceived as illusions that had no future (and were often assumed to be pathological).
Because spirituality and religion are sources of meaning, values, life-direction, and substantive emotional and physical resources for so many, if we functionally ignore or marginalize spirituality and religion in our practice, we critically violate our fundamental social work concepts of persons-in-situation, systems, and holistic understanding.
As demonstrated in chapter 1, case method teaching is based on a pedagogy that is student-centered and requires a different set of skills from the traditional lecture.
www.cswe.org /spirituality/excerpts.htm   (2863 words)

 Chapter Four: Ruskin's Religion, Man, and Work
At the same time, Ruskin's new "religion of humanity," as he called it in Fors, concentrates on the problems of an earthly existence, seeking to provide the faith and strength, not to conduct pilgrimages toward a heavenly Jerusalem but to endure and make homes in London and Manchester.
This statement of a religion of humanity with a gospel of work appears in the last volume of Modern Painters; and although Ruskin gained a new belief in 1875, this credo remained at the center of his ideas about art, society, and life.
He turned from the problems of painting to the problems of society; and this central shift of emphasis in Ruskin's thought is anticipated by the replacement of God by man as the focus of his aesthetic theories.
www.victorianweb.org /authors/ruskin/atheories/4.4.html   (3320 words)

 Chapter 7: Religion, Spirituality and World Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Therefore, if religion is to be an effective force for supporting humanity's evolution toward peace, the positive aspects of religion need to be accentuated and the negative aspects need to be recognized for what they are so they can be minimized, if not eliminated altogether.
Religion and politics have been the two primary institutions that have, throughout history, asserted that some people have the "right" to live at the expense of the rest.
Religion has operated in much the same way, only it has been obliged to be more subtle in the Western world in recent times.
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 Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire: Chapter XVI. Hindu Religion And Literature
The religion was pure in its beginning, but has become confounded with the worship of the sage.
Their religion was not pure or attractive enough to supplant Buddhism fairly, so they destroyed, revised and interpolated the historical books of India, suppressing its real religious history.
Siva one of the great gods of the religion does not appear in the Veda as a god but is simply an invention of the Brahmins.
www.sacred-texts.com /afr/we/we19.htm   (3218 words)

 Sacred Symbols of Mu: Chapter IX. Religion in Egypt and India
He saw the Osirian or the Inspired Religion being debased by idolatry and was determined to save his people from it, so he modified the ancient Osirian religion to suit the then existing surroundings and conditions.
As soon as we know anything about her religion we find its theology very complicated and, without question, this complicated theology was the parent of the diabolical abuses which crept into religion later on.
These men were taught religion and the Cosmic Sciences in the Motherland and when proficient were sent to the colonial empires to form colleges and perfect the local priesthoods, who in turn taught the people.
www.sacred-texts.com /atl/ssm/ssm12.htm   (5050 words)

 Chapter 12
The teaching of nonduality differs from religion by heavily relying on practices (see Chapters 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) that are aimed at revealing your true nature in a way that mere concepts cannot.
Religions often preach love without knowing what Love is (see Chapters 16 and 25).
Vipassana (vi-pah-sa-na, known in the West as mindfulness-insight meditation) is a form of Buddhist meditation that is attractive to westerners because of the absence of religious doctrine in it.
faculty.virginia.edu /consciousness/new_page_16.htm   (4714 words)

 The Philosophy of Religion by Swami Krishnananda
Chapter III - The Structure of the Universe
Chapter IV - The Study of the Self from Physics To Metaphysics
Chapter V - The Nature of the Individual
www.swami-krishnananda.org /relig_00.html   (45 words)

 John Locke Bibliography -- Chapter 5, Religion, 2001-2005
Nuovo, V. “Introduction.” // IN: Writings on religion / John Locke ; edited by Victor Nuovo.
Nuovo, V. “Locke’s Christology as a key to understanding his philosophy.” – See entry in Chapter 3.
Olson, R. Science and religion, 1450-1900 : from Copernicus to Darwin / Richard G. Olson.
www.libraries.psu.edu /tas/locke/ch5.html   (475 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Shamanism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
This practice of ecstatic trance has existed since the beginning of this religion, and is primarily what the religion itself is founded on.
The goal is to fall into a deep trance or altered state of consciousness allowing one to connect with the spirits and things that are beyond the physical world to help revitalize one's life on earth through healing, guidance, or knowledge.
Although it is not the foundation of any other religions, some of the basic ideas in the quest towards extraordinary communication through a magico-religious path can be found.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/shaman.html   (2539 words)

 Sample Chapter: Influence of Religion on Law
In primitive societies the influence of religion on law was obvious, but it is not so obvious in modern societies.
The severance of these ideas—of law from morality, and of religion from law — belongs very distinctly to the later stages of the evolution of modern thought.
Although religion, law and morals can be separated, they are nevertheless still very much dependent on one another.
www.ciltpp.com /cha_infl.htm   (277 words)

 The Foundations of the 19th century. Chapter 8.
Now this idea does not come, as we saw, from ancient Rome; it was religion that had introduced the new revealed truth, the kingdom of God upon earth, a purely ideal power, founded, that is to say, on ideas, and ruling men by ideas.
But new elements were added, and they were the living part, the sap, which forced the growth of leaves and blossom, they were the hand that wielded the weapons; the religious ideal of the universal monarchy was new, and new too was the race of men that formed the nations.
The original Persians were in poetry and religion one of the brightest, most energetic and most profoundly gifted races of history: when they had ascended the throne of a world-monarchy, their personality and with it their power disappeared.
www.hschamberlain.net /grundlagen/division3_chapter8.html   (8952 words)

 Radio Islam: Chapter I - Jewish History, Jewish Religion
He has a satirist's eye for the confusions to be found in any religion that tries to rationalise the irrational.
When the Christian and the Islamic states used to discriminate against all persons not belonging to the religion of the state, including the Jews, the discrimination against Jews was at once removed by their conversion.
But a non-Jew discriminated against by the State of Israel will cease to be so treated the moment he or she converts to Judaism.This simply shows that the same kind of exclusivity that is regarded by a majority of the diaspora Jews as antisemitic is regarded by the majority of all Jews as Jewish.
abbc2.com /islam/english/books/jewhis/jewhis1.htm   (5463 words)

 Religion -- Chapter 3
As we saw in the previous chapter, Indian life was dominated by the Brahmin priests.
Priestcraft was a degeneration from the original religion of man. Atheism, Buddhism, Ethicism and Monism are the four possible reactions of a thinking man against it, and all are at least twenty-five centuries old.
In any case the renewed interest in eastern religions, and the exploring of monistic experiences through drugs and meditation, indicate that monism as well as atheism and ethicism are still very much with us as living religions.
www.brow.on.ca /Books/Religion/Religion3.html   (2675 words)

 Nielsen's Psychology of Religion Pages
Religion's Role in the Terroristic Attack of September 11, 2001
[Religion was an important factor in the attack on New York City and Washington, DC.
A selective list of films that are relevant in a psychology of religion course, or that you might like to view for your own enjoyment.
www.psywww.com /psyrelig   (701 words)

 The Foundations of the 19th Century, chapter 9b7
no way out of it; for in art the most senseless errors are as firmly rooted as in religion, and we cannot rightly estimate either the development of art of the year 1800 or its importance in the nineteenth century till we have cleared away all misconceptions and corrected the distorted misrepresentations of history.
For Teutonic philosophy is transcendent, and Teutonic religion ideal; both, therefore, remain unexpressed, incommunicable, invisible to most eyes, unconvincing to most hearts, unless art with her freely creative moulding power — i.e., the art of genius — should intervene as mediator.
Our religion never was history, never exposition of chronicles, but always inner experience and the interpretation, by free, reproductive activity, of this experience as well as of surrounding nature, which means the nature of experience; our whole art, on the other hand, owes its origin to religious myths.
www.hschamberlain.net /grundlagen/division3_chapter9b7.html   (11028 words)

 Nashville Chapter - Americans United
The chapter was initiated by a chapter formation committee in May of 2001.
The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." We believe that every citizen, no matter of what religion (or of no religion), must be equal before the law.
It is not the purpose of government to promote any religion or group of religions, nor may government favor religion over disbelief.
www.nashville-au.org   (213 words)

 RPGnet: The Inside Scoop on Gaming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
It ranges from general discussions about the nature of how things are - especially the chapter on Religion and History and the chapter on Superiors - to details about game mechanics - especially the chapter on Characters and the chapter on Variant Rules.
I found the chapters on Religion and History, and Superiors to be the best reads.
The chapter on Campaigns also suffers from this lack of focus, but I found the content more interesting.
www.rpg.net /news+reviews/reviews/rev_7961.html   (669 words)

Stones are well-known as objects of worship by the Semites in general and the traditionist al-Dãrimî states early in the first chapter of his Musnad that in the time of paganism the Arabs, whenever they found a stone remarkable for its shape, colour or size, set it up as an object of worship.
The only defence which every pagan put up for his religion was that it was the religion of his forefathers and, as such, hallowed by time and tradition.
In any case, a religion stands in need of a philosophical defence only when it is already on a course of decline, and an inner dissatisfaction starts gnawing at the heart of its more perceptive adherents.
voi.org /books/htemples2/ch11.htm   (7187 words)

 Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol. I
Chapter I. The Number of Those Who Fought for Religion in Gaul Under Verus and the Nature of Their Conflicts.
Chapter V. God Sent Rain from Heaven for Marcus Aurelius Caesar in Answer to the Prayers of Our People.
It will hand down to imperishable remembrance the discipline and the much-tried fortitude of the athletes of religion, the trophies won from demons, the victories over invisible enemies, and the crowns placed upon all their heads.
www.ccel.org /fathers2/NPNF2-01/Npnf2-01-10.htm   (14314 words)

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