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  • Paradigm Shift From Naturalism To Liberalism Naturalism
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    In 1755, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale occurred in Lisbon, Portugal, changing European history and philosophy. But how does one geologic event trigger a paradigm shift from naturalism to liberalism Naturalism is the philosophical movement that nature is the basis of reality that follows natural laws and can only is understood through scientific investigation. It denies the existence of the supernatural and affirms that cause-and-effect relationships are sufficient to explain a...
  • No Natural Religion And There
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    William Blake lived from 1757-1827. He based most of his works in the style of Romanticism. Much like William Wordsworth, Blake wrote from the heart, letting natural expression take over. Many of the writers of the Romantic period felt they had entered an imaginative climate, which some of them called the Spirit Age. During this Spirit Age, many authors felt that freedom and spontaneity were the key elements in poetry. Before this creative revolution, a poem was considered a classical work of ar...
  • Wicca The Natural Religion Of The World
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    The Buzz on Witchcraft These are terms that may help you understand my essay better. Wicca- the natural religion of the world; not a Christian religion. Pagans- followers of a non-Christian religion, that focuses around nature. Spells- magical workings that change the present; mostly considered negative workings by the Church of Wicca. When I was a little girl I wanted to control storms. I loved the rolling, dark clouds, swollen with rain and the wind that made little dust tunnels on our gravel ...
  • Corrupt Natures Of Religion And Power
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    Authors often have to choose between concentrating on either plot or social commentary when writing their novels; in John Gardener's Grendel, any notion of a plot is forgone in order for him to share his thoughts about late sixties-early seventies America and the world's institutions as a whole. While Grendel's exploits are nearly indecipherable and yawn inducing, they do provide the reader with the strong opinions the author carries. This existentialistic novel can be seen clearly as a narrativ...
  • Unitarian Christianity
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    The Emergence of Transcendentalism The emergence of the Transcendentalists as an identifiable movement took place during the late 1820's and 1830's, but the roots of their religious philosophy extended much farther back into American religious history. Transcendentalism and evangelical Protestantism followed separate evolutionary branches from American Puritanism, taking as their common ancestor the Calvinism of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In exploring their respective departures f...
  • Religion Philosophy Of Taoism
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    -1-'THE TAO OF POOH " Philosophy is a complicated subject. Since the beginning of human existence, many tried to come up with theories about life, happiness, reality and knowledge. From philosophical ideas different beliefs sprung, and existence of different religions followed. Every theory raised by a philosopher attracted different followers. In today's modern society aside from major religions, there are thousands of others that suggest that their explanations to universal questions are the o...
  • Natural Susceptibility To Religion
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    French deistic philosopher and author; b. at Geneva June 28, 1712; d. at Ermenonville (28 m. n. e. of Paris) July 2, 1778. His mother died at his birth, and his father, a dissipated and violent-tempered man, paid little attention to the son's training, and finally deserted him. The latter developed a passion for reading, with a special fondness for Plutarch's Lives. Apprenticed first to a notary and then to a coppersmith, he ran away (1728) to escape the rigid discipline, and, after wandering fo...
  • People Religion
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    "Nearly everyone has some conception of religion. In fact, sometimes it appears that there are as many definitions of it as there are people" (Schmidt 9). Not only does each person have his or her own way of defining religion; each person has his or her own way of practicing religion. Studying these different practices can be difficult. There have been many people who have studied religion and through many different methods. While some people share similar findings, each person has his or her ow...
  • Pagan Religions
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    Introduction I chose to read the book Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, by Margot Adler, because I myself am a practicing Wiccan. I began following this religion the summer before I entered high school. I have read many books on my religion, and I thought that this one would compliment the knowledge that I have on the subject. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but I never felt truly comfortable with the teachings of the Catholic church. ...
  • Specific Sector Of The Nature Of Theology
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    What is theology? What does it explain if anything? According to the encyclopedia, it is related to the Greek Religion. In Christianity, the systematic study of the nature of God and God's relationship with humanity and with the world. Although other religions may be said to have theologies, this is a matter of controversy within, for instance, Judaism, which holds that God is unknowable. This article will therefore confine itself to Christian theology. The development of theology in Christendom...
  • Taoist Religion
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    Taoism is a religion that originated in Ching, probably during the 300's B.C. Taoism is also the name of a religion that began in the 100's B.C. Through the many years this religion has influenced artists and writers in the East and West. The word Tao (also spelled Dao) originally meant road or way. The Taoist studied their religion and they believed that everything in the world was explained by the way. The word (the way) is also meant as reality as a whole or individual "ways " The beliefs of ...
  • Freud Ranks Religion
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    In his book Future of an Illusion, Sigmund Freud utilizes his method of psychoanalysis on religion by comparing the relationship between human and religion to that of a child and his parents. Freud effectively demonstrates that religion is a product of the human mind. After exposing religion as a an illusion, Freud concludes that humanity will be better off when it has forgone religion. This paper will argue that Freud's assertion that religion is an illusion is correct because of it's blatantly...
  • Order In The Society
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    There are three major religions in China Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Confucianism is the distinctive religion of the three because it had been ingrained in the ruling class, which had been the prevalent and influential religion since the beginning. Because of this every individual had to be familiar with this religion regardless of the religion that he followed. Therefore Confucianism is not just a religion but a political, economical and social system. Confucianism had a system of hierar...
  • Diderot's Nature
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    Denis Diderot was born in 1713 in the pious town of Langres, France. He was the oldest surviving child of a family whose long tradition it was to make renowned cutlery. At the age of thirteen, he decided to leave school because he became impatient with his teachers. They weren't feeding him enough of the information he craved. He decided to join his father in the cutlery business. That lasted for four days. He simply described his family's trade as boring. Diderot decided impatience was better t...
  • Belief In The Existence Of G D
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    The word "Deism" is derived from the Latin word for G-d: "Deus". Deism involves the belief in the existence of G-d, on purely rational grounds, without any reliance on revealed religion or religious authority. Deist, do not follow the fundamental beliefs by most religions that G-d revealed himself to humanity through the writings of the Bible, the Que " an or other religious texts. They regard their faith as a natural religion, as contrasted with one that is revealed by a G-d or which is artific...
  • Hume's Dialogues On Natural Religion
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    Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion ranks among the greatest writings in the history of Western philosophy. The work addresses the sensitive issue of the knowledge we have of God through reason alone, and, in the process, Hume presents arguments which undermine the classic proofs for God's existence. The arguments in the Dialogues assume an important 18th century distinction between natural religion and revealed religion. Natural religion involves knowledge of God drawn from nature, sol...

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