Philosophy of religion

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  • Buddhism: Religion Or Philosophy?

    Buddhism: Religion or Philosophy? To properly answer this question we first need to define the difference between religion and philosophy because while religion and philosophy deal with many of the same ideas they are different. Religion revolves around commitment, faith, worship, and the supernatural, whereas philosophy revolves around criticism, doubt, and the nature of reality, the mind and conduct. Some definitions of “religion” are a belief in and the worship of Gods; any system of belief and worship based on revelation and faith; a belief in supernatural beings or elements. Religious practices also involve ceremonies such as christenings and funerals. Religion is passionate, irrational, and messy. Some definitions of “philosophy” are…

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  • Hegel Philosophy Of Religion Summary

    1B. On Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion (PR) Christianity is the prevailing religion which Hegel attempts to examine in his Philosophy of Religion, another influential text written 20 years after PS. By employing his dialectical process, Hegel is able to provide a just yet innovative examination of the objects and contents of religion. For instance, he explains that the finite human spirit is the thesis and the infinity of God’s spirit as its antithesis. Religion, in this case the Christian…

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  • DBQ Essay On Philosophy And Religion

    Philosophy and religion greatly impacted daily life in various civilizations such as India and China in a vast amount of ways. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islamic religions show this impact, evidently. In india, hinduism had changed the way people lived. There was an idea spread through many religions but mostly came from hinduism, reincarnation. Reincarnation was the cycle of rebirth and how your spirit or soul, travels from one body to the next and what body, depends on how you behave in…

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  • Personal Reflection Paper On Philosophy And Religion

    Worldview: Personal Portfolio Philosophy and Religion: Before Humanities 210, how would you have described the philosophies that influenced your processes for decision making, thinking, and developing preferences? How would you have described your level of conscious choice of and commitment to these philosophies? What helped form or develop the belief in that philosophy? After class discussions, have you had any realizations or made any changes in regards to the philosophies that influences…

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  • Religion Vs Greco-Roman Philosophy

    The ancient Greek and Roman worlds made important contributions to both religion and philosophy in which they searched for truth, knowledge, and moral values. Greco-Roman philosophy focused on unbiased investigation. Ancient Greek philosophy was the first system of thought to propose rational conception, or ideas, of how the universe came into being and how it is constructed. While the Greco-Roman beliefs were based on polytheism, the Judeo-Christians were monotheistic and approached their God…

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  • Comparing Paul's Philosophy And Religion

    Man has a wisdom that leads him away from God in his revolution against God. Paul gives us insight into this in Romans 1:23-32. Man can persuade himself that his selfish way and his false religion are right, but this is not God’s way and it will lead to man’s own destruction. “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12). Human foolishness appears through efforts to stand alone without God, or against God. Man develops warped…

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  • Philosophy And Criticism Of Religion In Voltaire's Candide

    Candide is a French satire novel written by Voltaire, who was a philosopher during the Age of Enlightenment. Candide criticizes religion, politics, and philosophy, with Voltaire combining his wittiness with a comedic and adventurous romance story. Candide has several main themes, one of the themes is how it is foolish to be optimistic, and the story of Candide repeatedly tells us this. Another theme is criticizing how Pangloss 's philosophical theology of things were meant to happen, is…

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  • Reflective Essay: My Philosophy Of Religion

    My philosophy of religion and my philosophy of philosophy are marginally diverse than the way people may evaluate religion, before I share my thoughts, allow me to provide you some background of my life. Being born at the end of the 60’s and the turn of a new decade, gone were the flower power days and enter soul power, power to the people, and the Black and I’m proud movement. The ethnic temperature of that period remained extremely hot in the nation while growing up in North Philadelphia. My…

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  • Religion In Karl Marx´s Critique Of Hegel's Philosophy Of Law

    In Karl Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Law, Marx states that “Religion does not make man, man makes religion.” (Pals. Pg.145 Paragraph 3) From this statement, multiple natural occurrences in the world can be linked to support the reductionist approach to religion and why we as mankind, should reduce what we project into a “divine being” back into ourselves. Referencing other reductionist theorists, in Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Will to Power, it is a generalized thought that the…

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  • Is Buddhism A Religion Or A Philosophy

    Buddhism being a religion or a philosophy? When learning about the history of Buddhism some people will think Buddhism is a religion and others will think it is a philosophy. To me personally I feel Buddhism can be either a religion or a philosophy and there are many facts that can help back me up on it. According to dictionary.com Buddhism is “a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that life…

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