By Caleb Shriner REL-B 220 Professor Rebecca Manring The Bhagavad Gita, framed as a dialogue between the god Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna, is perhaps the…
By Anna Groover ENG-L 204 Professor Jesse Molesworth Threads of religious imagery, inner turmoil, and the reconciliation of childhood beliefs with adult actions consistently run throughout…
Written by Christine Greco I found myself intrigued by the possibility of criminal nuns after reading Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean. Her dedication to…
If Milton’s God is performing speech acts in Paradise Lost, then the character of God breaks with the nature of divinity defined by Empson and the churches of Milton’s time.
This essay aims to bridge the gap between a past religious xenophobia towards Catholics and a newer fear of Islam, while exploring Protestant motivations behind the persecution of the Other. Anti-Catholic sentiments are not dead yet, but the attention has shifted to a new group: Muslims.
Thanks to feminist advocacy, the 21st century seems to be the best time to be a woman yet. Why then would 21st century women abandon their hard-won liberties to join conservative religious groups that, to outside observers, seem to oppress women?
The Westboro Baptist Church is one of the most visible fringe religious groups in contemporary America. And founder Fred Phelps likes it that way.
Regardless of the biological makeup and gender identification of Hijras, there seems to be one resounding and all-encompassing truth about them as a population: they are believed to have life-altering religious powers.
Many missionaries in the past had discounted other civilizations as savage and beyond help, opting for forceful conversion in place of mutual understanding. Desideri, however, was not so quick to do that, and as result, he helped unlock the door to the Roof of the World.
It is crucial to point out that God is still present in the picture, no matter the amount of shame He experiences due to Adam and Eve’s betrayal. This reveals God’s compassion for His creation and His willingness to take care of it and His expectation for us to do the same.