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Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ - Fasting and The Eucharist: Catholic Participation in the Sacrifice of Christ Christ, as the ultimate sacrifice in Christianity, gave his own life for the benefit of others. His self-sacrifice continues to this day to be celebrated in the Catholic Mass. Through communion, or receiving the Eucharist, one is able to actively partake of the fruits of that sacrifice. But how does one follow Jesus’ example. One surely cannot strive for the same kind of physical death that Jesus experienced. Thus, practice of another form of self-sacrifice becomes necessary....   [tags: Religion Religious Fasting Papers]
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Fasting - Fasting The holy month of Ramadan is a time of devotion, and a time of full commitment to worshiping god. This month is one of the greatest months, which Muslims all around the world experience, for it brings them closer to god, and closer to feeling what the unfortunate suffer from as we fast the whole day from dawn to dusk. This holy month is not only about fasting, and worshiping god, but it is also about sharing the moments together and being kind, for it brings many families together to share those indefinable moments....   [tags: Papers] 330 words
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The Benifits of Fasting. - Topic:The Health Benefits of Fasting The Health Benefits of Fasting Will Carroll There has been much contention in the scientific field about whether or not fasting is beneficial to one's health. Fasting is an integral part of many of the major religions including Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Many are dubious as to whether the physiological effects are as beneficial as the spiritual promoted by these religions. There is a significant community of alternative healers who believe that fasting can do wonders for the human body....   [tags: essays research papers] 1119 words
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Holy Fasting - People who have willingly chosen to become Jesus disciples are required to partake in the fellowship of Christs sufferings. While we are not meant to nail ourselves on the cross and re-live the suffering by Jesus at Calvary, yet we are asked by God to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him. Fasting, from many years even before Christ, was a symbol of a person humbling him or her self to show God that he or she is sincere in seeking Gods blessings. Fasting is serious business, but it can be approached with the wrong motives....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1424 words
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The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country - The Difficulties of Fasting in a Non-Islamic Country This week I have watched a very influential video about fasting in Ramadan as an American. This video helped me understand more about the hardships people go through while fasting in a non-Islamic country. It also helped me think more about why exactly, as a Muslim, do I fast in this particular month. It also shows the great importance in coming together as a family to break the fast together. Ramadan teaches us as Muslims why we fast exactly and what its significance towards Allah....   [tags: Ramadan, Islam] 582 words
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Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving - Fasting: Body Cleansing or Starving The Purpose of Fasting Fasting is a body cleansing procedure during which food is restricted and only liquids are consumed. Strictly water fasts are the most brutal; herbal teas and juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables are consumed during a more liberal fast. Juice fasting is the preferred method amongst many doctors and European fasting clinics, perhaps because it is less harsh than other treatment plans. Today in the Western Hemisphere, many chronic health problems result from bad eating habits....   [tags: Health Religion Papers]
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Prayer and Fasting: Traditions That Cross the Barriar of Religions - ... As previously mentioned it is one of the pillars of their faith and is given that respect. The reason why Muslims pray is twofold, the first is, “in response to life’s natural impulse to give thanks for its existence,” and the second, which is the more important than the first is, “to keep life in perspective – to see it objectively, which involved acknowledging human creatureliness before the Creator.” Muslims are required to pray five times a day at: sunrise, noontime, afternoon, sunset, and at night and there are very specific guidelines for how a person is to pray as well....   [tags: Religion ] 1427 words
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Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation - Asceticism - The Joy of Fasting, Flagellation and Self-mutilation In order to achieve a spiritual understanding, people have subjected themselves to extreme self denial through fasting, flagellation and self-mutilation (The Columbia Encyclopedia). This practice of self mortification is known as asceticism. Asceticism has been known to exist since the commencement of recorded religion. This zealous religious practice is associated with many religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity (The Columbia Encyclopedia)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart versus Fasting and Feasting by Anita Dasai - From the title of the story “ Things Fall Apart ” and from the name of the author Chinua Achebe ,who is one of the most eminent post-colonial writers, readers can predict what this novel is going to talk about. This book is mostly concerned with the coming of imperialism to a tribe called “ Igbo” in Africa and its social complexity. When I first read this book , I see a lot of similarities and differences in comparison to “Fasting , Feasting”, which particularly focuses on life in India after the period of colonialism....   [tags: essays research papers] 2404 words
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Christianity - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism: Perspective on Fasting One of the longest established disciplines of the human body is that of fasting. Fasting is abstaining from food, drink, sleep or sex to focus on a period of spiritual growth(www.alinaam.org.za).Fasting has also been used in nearly every religion in the world, including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Many of history's great spiritual leaders fasted for mental and spiritual clarity, including Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed. Fasting is an important element in religious practices....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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To Fast or Not to Fast? - To Fast or Not to Fast. Introduction "Rapid weight loss", "quick and easy weight loss", "preventative", "therapeutic" and "low cost"; with these guarantees, who would not want to attempt a seemingly unchallenging fasting diet!. According to a report on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site, as of 1995, tens of millions of Americans are dieting at any given time, in the process spending more than $33 billion annually on weight-reduction products. Are you playing the weight loss game. Here I will identify weight-loss programs advertised on the internet, discuss their claims to success, highlight specific fallacious claims, and report on findings of both the FDA and various medical studies....   [tags: Weight Loss Dieting Diet Papers]
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The Feast of Ramadan - The Feast of Ramadan (a) (i) What is meant by fasting. According to Webster's Dictionary, a fast is defined as: "To abstain from all food." "To eat only sparingly or of certain kinds of food, especially as a religious observance." "An abstinence from food, or a limiting of one's food, especially as a religious observance." "A day of period of fasting." - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary From the dictionary, we can understand that fasting has something to do with abstaining from something during a certain period of time....   [tags: Papers] 1184 words
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Explaining Ramadan - Explaining Ramadan 'O believers, you must fast so that you may learn self-restraint. Fasting is prescribed for you during a fixed number of days. (Surah 2:183-4) Sawm, or fasting, one of the five pillars of Islam. Sawm is the deliberate control of the body by an act of will. During the 29 or 30 days of the Muslim month of Ramadan healthy adult Muslims will go without all the pleasures of the body during all the hours of daylight. The fast begins as the first light of dawn touches the horizon and ends with sunset....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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The Fast of Ramadan - The Fast of Ramadan Muslims wake up before sunrise about two hours earlier and have some food. There is no limit on how much you can eat, but it is better not to eat too much because you wont be able to feel the hunger and thirst of the poor Muslims that are in need. During the 30 days of Ramadan, between sunrise and sunset, Muslims are forbidden from eating, drinking, smoking and engaging in sexual relations during the hours of daylight. This is a sacred time for worship and concentration on the Islamic faith, rather than everyday activities....   [tags: Papers] 724 words
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Islam - The five pillars The Five Pillars of Islam are the structure of Muslim religion. They are the testimony of faith, prayer, giving, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and if you are lucky the pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime. The first pillar, entitled the testament of faith, exploits the Belief in one God, Allah, whom constitutes the very foundation of Islam. Prayer is the next pillar of Islam. Prayers do not take more than five minutes and are required five times daily. In prayer, a person feels inner happiness, peace, and a direct connection between the worshipper and Allah....   [tags: essays research papers] 419 words
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Siddhartha - Siddhartha   Siddhartha is extremely proud of his ability to think, fast, and wait.  These qualities also allow him to get a job with Kamaswami as a merchant. These are basically Siddhartha's life achievements.  Being able to do these things shows he is intelligent and more than able to do most tasks.  This is probably why he flaunts it, and is proud of these abilities so much.  In this essay I will discuss each of these abilities individually, and show how they apply to his life, what they do to teach him, or show him, and also show how they help him or hinder him in various situations....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays] 587 words
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Ramadam - Ramadam is the Islam holiday or Muslim holy month. It takes place during the ninth month of the Islam year. Because the Islam calendar is Lunar (has to do with pattern of moon) Ramadam falls at different times during the year. It is a time for spiritual reflection, worship, renewal of faith, and charity. The Muslims get this holy day from the Koran. It is found under Surah: 185 which states: “ Ramadam is the month in which was sent down, The Koran, as a guide to mankind…. So every one of you who are present at this home during that month should spend it in fasting....   [tags: Religion] 299 words
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A Hunger Artist by Kafka - A Hunger Artist by Kafka "A Man of Art and Spirituality" In Kafka's " A Hunger Artist," art is not used in its conventional context. Kafka illustrates the interdependency of the audience and the hunger artist, and especially his need for attention. It is through the audience that the hunger artist is fulfilled, but because he cannot communicate the sincerity of his performance he is always left dissatisfied. The definition of artist according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is "Any person who performs his work as if it were an art." This is a perfect example of the hunger artist as he approaches his work with passion and devotion....   [tags: Papers] 503 words
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The Significance of Ritual and Sacred Objects - ... Ramadan purifies the soul and refocuses attention on God. Ramadan also calls for Muslims to strengthen ties with friends and family and to do away with the bad habits that hinder them. During Ramadan, they must also attempt to refrain from actions which sometimes may seem accidental. Every part of the body must refrain from unlawful action. The person must abstain themselves from letting their ears overhear obscenities. The person cannot allow their mouth to also speak obscenities and talk poorly on another and the feet must also be refrained from walking through sinful places....   [tags: Islam ]
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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America - ... There are five pillars of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat, and Hajj (Wikipedia). Shahada is a saying professing Muhummad as God’s messenger. Shahada is a set statement said in Arabic stating , “(I profess that) there is no god except God and (I profess that) Muhammad is the Messenger of God”( Wikipedia). If a person was to convert religions, they would need to recite this saying. Salat is the Islamic prayer. Salat consists of five daily prayers: Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha’a (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Culture]
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Innovations in Diabetes: A1C Hemoglobin Testing - ... This discovery is important because the variability of the values of the A1C test are far less than the fasting glucose test which is the current standard of testing. Another benefit of this test is that it easier on the patient as patient doesn't need to fast prior to the test, and assessing A1C is more expedient and easier for patients who will no longer be required to complete a fasting or oral glucose tolerance test which many state is not palatable. A report submitted in 1997 by the International Expert Committee stated that the preferred test for diabetes be the Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) because of its less cost and convenience to patients....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Yom Kippur - All the religion's are based on methodology. Some religions believe that by praying once a day will bring them closer to God, and some think praying five times a day will bring them closer to God. For example, Hindus have a day called Carva Choth, Muslims have Ramadan, and the Jews have Yom Kippur. They all have different purposes for fasting, but there is one thing in common, which is a connection through humans to God. In World War Two, the Nazi Germans captured all the Jewish people and put them in concentrations camps, also known as the "Holocaust." By Fasting and linking to God by prayers, they asked God for forgiveness for all their sins they have committed....   [tags: Religion] 655 words
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The Events of Ramadan - The Events of Ramadan Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar (a calendar measured by the cycles of the moon). Ramadan is thought as the holiest months. The month begins as soon as the new moon is seen. Muslims have to go without from all food, drink, gum chewing, any kind of tobacco use, and any kind of sexual contact between dawn and sunset (Fasting during the month of Ramadan is to be carried out each day from when "the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread ....   [tags: Papers] 1141 words
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Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte - Power and Starvation in the Novels and Lives of Emily and Charlotte Bronte       In the fictional worlds of Charlotte and Emily Brontë, one of the few ways that women who otherwise have very little say in their lives are able to express dissatisfaction is through self-starvation and illness. It is noteworthy that in their own lives the Bronte sisters exhibited many eccentric habits in regards to eating, and both Charlotte and (especially) Emily engaged in self-starvation similar to the strategies used by the characters in their novels....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Magnitude of Ramadan - The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of Islamic life. First off, a Muslim must have faith in Allah and believe that there is only one Allah and Muhammad is His messenger. Next, a Muslim has the duty to pray five times each day, which is considered to be a direct link between him and Allah. Third, a Muslim must distribute alms and help the needy. Fourth, a Muslim is responsible to keep the Fast of Ramadan. Lastly, a Muslim is obligated to make a pilgrimage to Mecca in his lifetime. Most non- Islamic people do not know why these pillars are so important to the Islamic religion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Buddhism in "Animekalai" - Religion is a strong aspect in most people's lives, and it can be as complicated as being in a theater play or movie or as simple as merely having faith in a certain belief or figure. It can be analogous to acting in that much practice is needed to perfect your faith and corresponding rituals since there may be countless rituals and steps to the religion that needs to be performed and remembered very precisely. Also, to fully play your role in that theater play or movie, you may need to do some research and learn about the character as much as possible....   [tags: World Literature] 1277 words
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Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14 - Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1745 words
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China's Health Care Plan - ... Additionally, prevalence of diabetes was greater among those living in urban areas with a ratio of 2 to 3 times higher, men had significantly higher prevalence of IFG, men and women had similar prevalence of diabetes, and Chinese women living in large cities was similar to the prevalence of diabetes in the US population (Liu, 2010). This was the first comprehensive nationwide population nutrition and health survey conducted in China to contribute to a compelling argument to identify causation of diabetes....   [tags: Health Care]
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DIABETES IN TODAYS SOCIETY - ... One person who might have increased thirst and blurred vision may be entirely different from another. Fatigue and slow healing infections are the most prominent symptoms among diabetics. Other symptoms include but are not limited to blurred vision, increased urination, thirst, and appetite, and erectile dysfunction. There have been certain diagnoses with no symptoms whatsoever. An individual must get tested to be sure of whether or not they are diabetic (Type). There are four ways to get tested for the disease....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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The Five Pillars of Islam - ... On this day, devote Muslims join together to pray in mosques (Molloy, 432-434). The third pillar is charity to the poor. It is expected that a good Muslim will donate so much of their annual income or product to charity, although the amount varies between Muslim countries. Muhammad, who maintained a focus on creating a more just society with less poverty, injustice or inequality, started this trend. Some Islamic countries incorporate this charity into governmental policies, which support things like welfare and disability....   [tags: Islam ]
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Proper Colon Health Care - ... Many individuals experience poor health, lack of energy and headaches due to an improperly functioning colon. Retained fecal matter in the colon leads to the body absorbing toxins which can result in overloading the body with systemic poisoning. Proper colon care can eliminate this toxic build-up and help treat or prevent a wide variety of ailments. One of the best ways of eliminating toxins from the colon is by fasting. There are various fasting programs available. Water fasts are not recommended for beginners as it can be hard on your kidneys as massive stores of toxins are flushed out....   [tags: Health Care] 993 words
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Prediabetes - ... Detection and Diagnosis The ADA (2012) recommends screening for asymptomatic patients every three years beginning at age 45, especially in patients a BMI ≥25 kg/m2. Screening should be conducted more frequently in patients who are obese or have one or more additional risk factors for diabetes. The same diagnostic assays utilized in the screening and diagnosis of diabetes are useful in the diagnosis of pre-diabetes (ADA, 2012, Shahady, 2011). These studies include the FPG, OGTT, and HbA1c (Maynard, Rohrscheib, Way, Nguyen, & Ediger, 2007, ADA, 2012, Shahady, 2011)....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Liquid Diets - Liquid Diets Obesity is one of the most common problems faced by people today. Since thirty-four million Americans are estimated to be obese, one out of every three Americans must live with this disorder. Obesity is defined as a body weight consisting of 20% or more above the standard ideal weight (http://www-med.stanford.edu/school/DGIM/Teaching/Modules/obesity.html#RTFToC12). In order to reduce obesity, most invest in diet and exercise programs. Recently, liquid diets have been positively modified, thus rising in popularity since their fall out during the late 1970’s....   [tags: Dieting Obesity Papers]
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Looking inside Kafka in A Hunger Artist - Looking inside Kafka in "A Hunger Artist" Thesis Statement: "The psyche of the people towards the hunger artist as a metaphor to the inconsistency, frailty and superficiality of human belief; through the eyes of Kafka as the hunger artist himself" The story's use of profound metaphors, symbolisms and allegorical abstractions, are too intricately bound and woven so that a singular interpretation of "A hunger Artist" is a total impossibility. Therefore, this paper will try to tackle only two of the possible interpretations: the story as an autobiographical representation of Kafka himself, and his commentary on the flaws and frailty of human belief....   [tags: Kafka Analysis Hunger Artist] 1297 words
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Cesar Chavez - Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in a small town near Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born into a rather poor family. Cesar grew up in Arizona and inhabited a small adobe home along with his parents (United Farm Workers 1). In his early life Cesar experienced a lot of injustices and saw how not only his parents, but most farm workers were being mistreated and overworked....   [tags: Biography Civil Rights] 969 words
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Explaining The Religion of Islam - Islam is currently the worlds 2nd largest and fastest growing religion with nearly one-fifth (approximately 1.2 billion) of the world’s population believed to be Muslim (About.Com, 2008, Online http://islam.about.com/od/muslimcountries/a/population.htm). Islam is a monotheistic religion which means it believes in the one God. It is Abrahamic or one of the ‘Religions of the Book’, this means that, similar to in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Torah, stories such as that of the Creation story in Genesis and the stories of Abraham (abc.net 2009, Online http://www.abc.net.au/religion/stories/s790151.htm )....   [tags: Muslim] 1439 words
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Content for Glimepiride + Metformin - Content for Glimepiride + Metformin Background: The worldwide prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Insulin resistance occurs early in type 2 disease. This leads to progressive beta cell failure and overt diabetes. Though monotherapy can slow down this process, it does not prevent the progression of the disease. To address, both insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction, combination therapy is required. Clinical evidence suggests that combination therapy using oral antidiabetic agents with complementary mechanisms of action such as a sulfonylurea/metformin may be highly effective in achieving and maintaining target blood glucose levels ....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1453 words
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‘The Metamorphosis’ and ‘A Hunger Artist’ - ... The food came out again just the way it went in." (Metamorphosis 55) Ironically, though, it is because of Greta, his sister, that Gregor refuses to eat. Gregor’s sister says of him, “We must try to get rid of it” (Metamorphosis 51), persuading Gregor to die by starving himself. In "A Hunger Artist," the main character’s lack of fulfillment causes him despair. He reacts to this disparity by starving himself, almost as if showing resistance to the outside world. He views himself as separate from everyone else, thus confining himself in a cage (Bedford 636)....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison]
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Accommodating Muslims in the Healthcare Setting - ... It can be considered very disrespectful to serve a Muslim food items from their forbidden list. This can cause a negative impact on the image of the American healthcare system, their recovery, and their satisfaction with their care. As discussed in the previous paragraph, wash basins must be available to allow the Muslim patient to thoroughly wash themselves before and after eating. Fasting can be another issue affecting the Muslim patient’s dietary needs. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, which means there should be no eating, drinking, smoking or sex during those hours (Al-Oraibi, 2009.) It is estimated that up to 90% of adult Muslims still fast during the lunar month of Ramadan (Gatrad & Sheikh, 2003.) Fasting can cause a threat to the Muslim patient’s outcome in some cases....   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Widow of Ephesus by Petronius - ... Her actions are described as being overly devoted to her dead husband by the dissatisfaction with the traditional norms of mourning. Petronius writes, “She followed the dead man even to his resting place, and began to watch and weep night and day over the body” (1, paragraph 2) Petronius suggests the widow’s love by her state of mind being lost in her grief, “Even to his resting place”. Another example of the love the widow demonstrates through the story is the sacrifice of her dead husband body to save her new love....   [tags: Widow of Ephesus]
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Women in Muslim Society - Women in Muslim Society 1 ABSTRACT In the western society today there is a stereotypical belief that Islamic women are treated unequally and cruelly. The object of this report is to challenge this stereotype and the argument of gender equality within the Islamic Religion/Muslim society. 2 INTRODUCTION The status of women in the Muslim society is neither a new issue nor a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity....   [tags: essays papers]
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No Chance Against Society - No Chance Against Society Throughout this world of unique individuals, the majority of human beings have generally conformed into different societal norms that follow one path and one dream without stopping to think of an alternative path. Complications step in front of individual prosperity and these obstacles spring from the pressures of the popular society. Within the short story, "A Hunger Artist", by Franz Kafka, the author proves and disproves a point best stated by Robin George Collinwood, that; "Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work, does what he wants to do." The protagonist, within this short story, freely chooses his career path as a hunger artist, but as the story continues, the audience begins to see that it is not as much an admired profession as it is a tool to gain fame and satisfaction through the act of suffering....   [tags: Personal Essays] 699 words
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Christian Festivals - Christian Festivals For a Christian, a festival is a time for celebration marked by special event or occasion. In Christianity there is a calendar which is made up by seasons, in which Christian festivals take place. In each season there are a number of cycles. There are two main cycles in the Christian calendar. One of them is the Christmas-cycle. The other cycle is the Easter-cycle which is made up of Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. In the Catholic Church the Easter cycle usually falls between March 22 and April 25....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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Eastern Orthodox Church - Eastern Orthodox Church Behind the elaborate fresco paintings and splendid architecture, Eastern Orthodox Church has played a significant role in the preservation of Christian tradition throughout history. Since the transfer of the imperial capitol of the Roman Empire from Rome to Constantinople, the Eastern Orthodox Christianity has evolved into a distinct branch of Christianity (Steeves). As Timothy Ware, the author of The Orthodox Church, suggests, major intellectual, cultural, and social developments that were taking place in a different region of the Roman Empire were not entirely consistent with the evolution of Western Christianity (Ware 8)....   [tags: Church Religion Religious] 1514 words
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The Practices and Beliefs of Islam - The Practices and Beliefs of Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idols worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, 'Proclaim.' When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God....   [tags: Islam Religion Islamic Essays History] 499 words
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iSLAM - Islam began when Muhammad went away and saw the angel Gabriel. He told Muhammad that he was Allah’s; it is how Muslims call god, Prophet. At first people didn’t believe he was the Prophet of Allah. It was until after Muhammad died did Islam start to truly spread. Islam also teaches that there is only one God. Muhammad calls all people to worship Allah, because He is merciful and fair. On Judgment day, he will come and judge everyone according to his or her actions. It is pretty much like the Catholic Church teaches....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist - Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist       In "A Hunger Artist", Kafka comments on the life of the modern artist through the life of a hunger artist. Kafka comments that the modern artist is always dissatisfied with his or her art. The modern artist also is trapped in a harsh and capricious world, in which the artist struggles to maintain his or her audience by pushing the extreme, but are cheated because they do not receive his or her recognition. Finally, in "A Hunger Artist" Kafka refers to the modern artist's struggle between the need for fame and the need for isolation....   [tags: Hunger Artist]
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Existentialism in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and The Hunger Artist - Existentialism in The Metamorphosis and The Hunger Artist     Existentialism is a philosophy dealing with man's aloneness in the universe. Either there is no God or else God stands apart from man, leaving him free will to make his own choices. From this basic idea of man being alone in an uncertain and purposeless world, many related ideas have developed. One great worry of existentialist writers is that life is becoming too complicated and too impersonal. People become more and more involved with their work, which is taking them away from their friends, family, and culture....   [tags: Metamorphosis essays]
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The Bible as a Historical Document - The Bible as a Historical Document MARK'S THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change, edit or enhance Jesus' sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity. According to the Five Gospels Book, plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime, but actually very common Mark's time. Besides, Mark never knew Jesus first-hand, he somehow had to make a 'story' from basically Hearsay. Mark groups different parables and sayings of Jesus by topic; making a false impression that these things happened in order....   [tags: Research Religion Mark Religious Papers] 1413 words
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