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    Jonathan Ventura Philosophy 1304 Professor Howard November 27, 2014 Catholicism Similarities and Differences from Christianity Christianity is the largest religion in the world today, and Catholicism is its largest denomination or subset. There are about 2.6 billion followers of Christianity today and growing. About 60 percent of these Christians follow Catholicism, which is roughly about 1.2 billion followers (Catholicism vs. Christianity). Christianity, in its simplest essence, is a…

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    In France, Germany and Italy, Catholicism has traditionally dominated. Today many people in these countries are nominally religious, but the majority do not practice their religion. Although the majority of people are not as active in the church, it still holds influence over culture and politics. Religion is traditionally rooted in the political institutions of these countries and even though the majority of the population no longer practices religion, these roots are so far imbedded in their…

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    Louise Erdrich’s novel, Love Medicine is a fusion of Catholicism and Ojibwe beliefs. Both played a central role in the life of the author. The status of Catholicism is apparent, nevertheless, she possesses first-hand knowledge of Ojibwe culture as a recognized member of the tribe. As a product of an interracial partnership, Erdrich embraces and respects both cultures, accordingly, this can also be said about many of the main characters. Having done some research on the author’s background, I…

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    practices of Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism. Once a brief history is established then is becomes easier to see the principles and practices in common. All three religions are based off of the Old Testament and the New Testament. However, throughout the development of Christianity different interpretations, as well as, location have contributed to the three major sects of Christianity. Although Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism slowly evolved because of…

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    Wesley’s look at politics, which affected faith and preaching during the Civil War, is different from his former counterpart historians. Wesley strives to prove that both the North and South were heavily influenced by its preachers during the Civil War. Wesley provides his theses with valuable evidence that the politics, which were preached by South and North leaders of the church, were different, but the goal was the same: to encourage their troops and supporters on their side of the war,…

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    Catholic Truth

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    You, Me and Catholicism: The Truth Revealed ‘I am Catholic.’ The seemingly simple phrase may pass over your head without a second thought. Yet, the phrase itself produces theatrical reactions and heated debates at conflicting times. I set out to decipher this apparent duality. I was quick to realize that both people far and near to me unconsciously associated Catholicism with bigotry and judgement; they all had the same grimace when I brought up Catholicism when debating over social issues. I…

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    The Roman Catholic Church

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    of Christianity are Catholicism and…

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    successful. During the Catholic Reformation, there were many aims or goals trying to be accomplished by the Catholic church. One of the aims was to keep people religiously supporting Catholicism. The…

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    the Spanish Inquisition, and the creation of several other groups. The Society of Jesus, the main Jesuit organization, was established in 1534 by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and it still exists today. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish soldier, made Catholicism more appealing,…

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    West-African Religion

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    West-African Vodun and Western Catholicism Before we dive into the deep discussion of the relationships between West-African Vodun and Western Catholicism, it is important to understand why I chose to study West-African Vodun. I grew up in a very Lutheran area, but my parents did not raise me with religion. I never really fit in with the Lutheran churches in the area, and I knew that I didn 't believe in God. Although all of my friends were lutheran, and I would often go to church with them and…

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