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  Religious Text
religious resources: electronic texts - kjv and rsv bible, book of mormon, and koran, from the electronic text center at the university of virginia.
religious texts and resources - links to a wide variety of online primary religious and sacred texts, together with the archives of religious texts from the university of pennsylvania's center for computer analysis of texts.
religious texts in the etext archives - selection of online texts, including poems in praise of abirami, the dawn-breakers, multiple buddhist texts, the nag-hammadi, the quran, rosicrucian writings, and the aazhvaar paasurams.
iam.homewithgod.com /creativechristian/religious.html   (322 words)

  Religious text - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monotheistic religions often view their sacred texts as the "Word of God", often feeling that the texts are inspired by God.
The Bhagvad Gita is Lord Krishna's counsel to Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra.
Increasingly, sacred texts of many cultures are studied within academic contexts, primarily to increase understanding of other cultures, whether ancient or contemporary.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scripture   (780 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Letter: United States not founded on religious text
He spouts his religious rhetoric while quoting passages from a religious text that he agrees with -- the Bible.
Joyce, not all Americans read or believe the same religious books that you believe in, not all Americans believe in a monotheistic male god and not all Americans believe that there even is a god or gods.
In fact, this kind of religious nonsense is exactly what the Constitution protects us from.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/debate/2002/jul/15/513712908.html   (356 words)

 Text of Religious Freedom Protection Act Suit
Newborn’s religious faith, rooted in their understanding of the Bible, that it would be sinful for them to engage in conduct or expression that would cede their parental jurisdiction and authority to the civil government.
Newborn’s religious faith, rooted in their understanding of the Bible, that parents are charged by God to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, which is the purpose of all education.
Newborn’s religious faith, rooted in their understanding of the Bible, that it would be sinful for them to engage in conduct and expression that would seek approval from the secular civil government for the holy and sacred education they are duty-bound by God to provide their children.
www.pahomeschoolers.com /newsletter/issue87a2.htm   (2688 words)

 Commentary Magazine - Apologia for a Confirmation Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
...Thus the oldfashioned kind of text (I am of course speaking throughout of Reform texts), which was once regarded as enlightened and rationalistic, but which still talks as if nothing had happened, is, in today's world, a mere indoctrination manual-and ineffectual to boot...
...And the text which refuses to deal with these beliefs in their own right as much as says that new beliefs may at random take the place of the old, so long as the rituals and festivals themselves remain more or less intact...
...Religious truth, if it is really religious truth, concerns the whole person and his ultimate quest as a whole person...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V31I5P39-1.htm   (5789 words)

Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language.
The texts presented here are either original scans from books and articles clearly in the public domain, material which has been presented elsewhere on the Internet, or material included under fair use conditions in printed anthologies.
While all due care has been taken in the reproduction of the texts here, none of the texts or translations here are represented to be sanctioned by any particular religious body or institution.
www.allstarz.org /religioustext/about.htm   (670 words)

 International Religious Freedom Act of 1998--H.R.2431
Religious freedom is a fundamental right of every individual, regardless of race, sex, country, creed, or nationality, and should never be arbitrarily abridged by any government.
Religious believers and communities suffer both government-sponsored and government-tolerated violations of their rights to religious freedom.
The Secretary of State shall include information on religious persecution of refugee populations in the formal testimony presented to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate during the consultation process under section 207(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157(e)).
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/intlrel.htm   (4679 words)

 BBC News | Sci/Tech | Religious text could be 'lost scroll'
A religious text, which is being billed by some as one of the "lost" Dead Sea Scrolls, has mysteriously surfaced in Israel.
He says the text uses some of the same phrases and imagery as the famous 2000-year-old scrolls.
Phrases associated with the Essenes recur in the new text, such as "children of light" and "children of darkness" as well as the word "el" for God.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/459879.stm   (573 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Religious text
In English language, the term scriptures can be used to describe any religion's sacred text as in Hindu scriptures, Jewish scriptures, etc. but when capitalized, in English literature, the word Scriptures generally refers to the sacred texts of the Bible, also referred to as Holy Scripture.
Monotheistic religions often view their sacred texts as the "Word of God", often contending that the texts are inspired by God and as such not open to alteration.
Increasingly, sacred texts of many cultures are studied within academic contexts, primarily to increase understanding of other cultures, whether ancient or contemporary.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Scripture   (829 words)

 Religious Studies
For this reason, the goal of any paper in religious studies should not be to demonstrate or refute provocative religious concepts, such as the existence of God, the idea of reincarnation, or the possibility of burning in hell.
Though often associated with sacred texts, the concept of divine inspiration belongs in a faith-oriented environment and therefore should not be invoked as evidence in academic writing.
Many religious texts, including biblical literature, are not sacred at their inception, but acquire sanctity over time.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/religious_studies.html   (2903 words)

 Major Religions Ranked by Size
People who specify atheism as their religious preference actually make up less than one-half of one percent of the population in many countries where much large numbers claim no religious preference, such as the United States (13.2% nonreligious according to ARIS study of 2001) and Australia (15% nonreligious).
All those who profess religious belief are not necessarily registered members of a church or denomination, but in the U.S. the majority of professed Christians and adherents of other religions are also officially affiliated with an organization.
As is typical with a religious group made up primarily of converts, Baha'is who drift from active participation in the movement are less likely to retain nominal identification with the religion -- because it was not the religion of their parents or the majority religion of the surrounding culture.
www.adherents.com /Religions_By_Adherents.html   (11821 words)

 Fundamentalists attitude towards their religius text
Before a person considers a text inerrant, they are in a position where their cultural and class position in the world dictate their knowledge of religious texts and their approach to them.
Sensible possibility: That God has inspired multiple correct prophecies in multiple religious texts OR that magic operates as part of the natural laws of the universe, and supernatural prophecy making is possible whether or not God has a part in it.
A persons' want for an authoritive text (so they don't have to make their own choices or justify their own beliefs) is not an honest or respectful bias to take to a religious text: Such an approach corrupts the text and produces a caricature and distortion of truth.
www.vexen.co.uk /religion/fundamentalism_text.html   (1693 words)

 Rhodes: Academics: Library: Subject Guides: Religious Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology.
This text is the result of a five-year project involving the collaboration of an international team of 40 recognized scholars representing all the major religions of the world."
The full text is not yet searchable, but you can search by library, file name, date, author or by a key word or phrase that occurs in the title or the description of the file in our database.
www.rhodes.edu /public/2_0-Academics/2_5-Library/2_5_2-SubjectGuides/2_5_2_27-ReligiousStudies.shtml   (2505 words)

 Liberal Islam Network
On one hand, the text edifies the ideal universal value of humanitarianism, and on the other hand it also articulates and legalizes the exclusivity of primordial behaviors for the sake of preserving what is called as “belief”.
One example of a religious text, which inspires the “religious adventurer” to commit violence is: “whoever curse you (Israel), he is cursed and whoever bless you, he is blessed” (Genesis27: 29).
On the base of preserving the sacred nature of these texts, a lot of spokespeople within the Christian community have been instigating a Jesus militia to battle the Muslim or whoever else is considered to be disturbing the nobility of the Christian doctrine.
islamlib.com /en/page.php?page=article&id=204   (1517 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The rabbi acknowledged that there are "some incorrect passages" in the text, such as an instruction for Jewish women without a medical education not to help non-Jewish women during child birth.
But he said such statements from a very ancient text could not be interpreted without an appropriate commentary.
The issue of the Shulhan Arukh was brought up earlier in January, when 19 lawmakers made it the center of their appeal to prosecutors to conduct an investigation aimed at outlawing all Jewish organizations, accusing Jews of fomenting ethnic hatred and provoking anti-Semitism.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3104815,00.html   (549 words)

 Canterbury Christ Church University Library - Resources by Subject - Religious Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Holocaust Chronicle contains the full text of the book of the same name, along with a selection of the images, providing a detailed history of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II.
Internet Jewish History Sourcebook is an excellent source of primary texts for the study of Jewish culture and history.
Religious Studies Web Guide links to free internet resources of use to researchers involved in the academic study of religion.
library.cant.ac.uk /e-resources/rbs-religious.htm   (2844 words)

 BYU NewsNet - Religious text group continues FARMS-style research
This is just one example of the research projects BYU's Institute for the Study and Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts facilitates to shed light on the ancient religious world, demonstrating the value of religious research for a variety of audiences.
Peterson said recent world events emphasize the continuing presence of religious issues and the need for scholars to consider religion's impact on the cultures of the world.
"You can approach religious issues with a view to try and decide whether a religious claim is true or not, but there are other ways of studying religion too," he said.
newsnet.byu.edu /story.cfm/46507   (865 words)

 Music With a Sacred Text. Discusses the question: "Does music with a sacred text have a place in the public schools?" ...
It is the position of MENC: The National Association for Music Education that the study and performance of religious music within an educational context is a vital and appropriate part of a comprehensive music education.
The public schools are not required to delete from the curriculum all materials that may offend any religious sensitivity.
Since music with a sacred text or of a religious origin (particularly choral music) constitutes such a substantial portion of music literature and has such an important place in the history of music, it should and does have an important place in music education.
www.menc.org /publication/books/relig0.html   (1612 words)

 Religious Text Encyclopedia Article @ OnlineReligion.com (Online Religion)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Religious Text Encyclopedia Article @ OnlineReligion.com (Online Religion)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about Religious text.
More Religious Text Page Titles on this Site
www.onlinereligion.com /encyclopedia/Religious_text   (833 words)

 Ricci Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A new bilingual, Chinese-English textbook on religion produced with the help of USF's Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the Center for the Pacific Rim is among the first in China to help introduce religious studies in the country's universities after half a century of religious suppression.
Religion in the Late-Modern World, co-authored by James and Evelyn Whitehead, two scholars long supported by the Ricci Institute, and a Chinese colleague, is an introductory text in the study of religion for juniors and seniors or master's students at Chinese universities.
Inspired by a vision shared by Wu and the Whiteheads to produce a cross-cultural text on religion based on the Whiteheads' years of study of religion, Chinese religious history, and psychology, the book interprets the role of religion in the development of modern society for a Chinese reader.
www.usfca.edu /usfnews/news_stories/Ricci_Text.html   (510 words)

 FJC | News | Moscow Prosecutors Drop Investigation over Jewish Religious Text   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The original probe was initiated after two nationalist activists complained the text is aimed at "insulting human dignity based on national and religious affiliation," according to an earlier prosecutors' statement posted on the Web site of an anti-xenophobia group, Sova.
The investigation was meant to review a ruling last month by Moscow prosecutors that the text did not inspire hatred and a criminal case was not warranted.
The lawmakers' letter to the general prosecutor's office made the religious text the center of an appeal for an investigation aimed at banning all Jewish organizations.
www.fjc.ru /news/newsArticle.asp?AID=293212   (607 words)

 World eBook Fair - Sacred Religious Text Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Sacred Religious Text Collection is a selection of the World's Myths, Legends, Religions, and Sacred Works.
The Sacred Religious Text Collection are the works that changed the world.
Below is a list of the most popular titles in the Sacred Religious Text Collection.
worldebookfair.com /Sacred_Text_Collection.htm   (201 words)

 Discriminations: Pope Judge John Noonan And The Constitution As A Religious Text
Noonan, a judge on the activist, San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the author of a book about the First Amendment, compared interpreting the Constitution to interpreting religious texts and argued against literal readings of the country's arbiter of legal judgment.
Noonan seems to imply that only religious liberals (or liberals who are not religious) are fit to be judges.
The fact is that his view of judges as priests empowered not to interpret but in effect to write legal texts is the essence of judicial imperialism.
www.discriminations.us /2004/04/pope_judge_john_noonan_and_the.html   (795 words)

 The CHUD.COM Message Boards - Non-Recognized Religious Text
Now, I happened to see Constantine last night (thought it was fun and enjoyable) and in the movie they brought up a topic that I've wondered about a while back.
It doesn't even have to be just Christian text people can input on.
Part of this I recall is the Protestant versions' Old Testament is based on Jewish leaders declairing what of their texts is sacred and in what order they should be in, which took place after the Catholic bible was cannonized.
www.chud.com /forums/printthread.php?t=77805   (710 words)

 Dhimmi Watch: Conyers: Full Text of House Resolution 288
I continue to believe that given recent events, it is worthwhile for the Congress to actually express its support for the freedom of religion.
The resolution was drafted to oppose all religious intolerance.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/006322.php   (3636 words)

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