Many assassinations occur due to political, religious, and cultural reasons. Some assassinations occur without explanation, or with explanations that seem illogical or unjust. The assassination of Czar Nicholas II was believed to be necessary for the overthrow of an outdated government regime because the Bolsheviks wanted the control of Russia for the people. However, it was unjust because the Romanov family was executed as well. Czar Nicholas II, also known as Nikolai Romanov, was the czar of Russia from 1894-1917.
I will use Augustine and Martin Luther in this paper to compare and contrast the topic of sin and humanity. With that being said, I believe that Augustine and Martin Luther have many similarities when comparing what is sin and humanity. I want to start off by explaining who is Augustine and Martin Luther. Augustine and Martin Luther have been huge an impact on contemporary theology. Augustine was the most highly flavored Latin or Western church father of the Hippo, during the time of 354-430 CE (Jones, p.451).
Conquest argues that Stalin took aggressive steps during 1934 -1940 purges in order t o maintain and consolidate his power over the Soviet- Union. Conquest also claims that, throughout the book, ever since Stalin came to power he was always more worried about losing power from rivals and from citizens of country. In other words, he was worried about losing power from his main rival Trotsky at first,then Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Bukharin was also his biggest fear. Conquest initially starts his book by arguing that all Stalin did was to consolidate his power from his rivals and ends his book by making same argument. Stalin killed 20 million people just to maintain his power over Soviet Union.
Beowulf is all about the navigation of that tight line of cultural tension between the two options. In Germanic culture, controlled rage during times of war is considered useful to the protection and development of the realm. There exist many tales of fantastic warriors, who can reach a level of bloodlust that they become nigh invincible in a fight. One of these famous warriors is Bodvar Bjarki, who appears in the Saga of King Hrolf Kraki. Such was the reputation of berserkers and their legendary anger, that when Bodvar first came to King Hring to take revenge on the Queen
Known as liberation from the human condition, Moksha is the Hindu term for becoming enlightened, which can only be achieved by following one’s Dharma. Although many moments could be defined as the point in which Pip achieves Moksha, one moment stands out in particular. After learning of Orlick’s plan to murder him, Pip’s entire life flashed between his eyes, and even noted of how he had moved on past his worldly desires when Pip says, “The death close before me was terrible, but far more terrible than death was the dread of being misremembered after death” (Dickens 425). In the quote, Pip is describing what he truly values in life, helping others and forming relationships with the important figures in his life, including Joe, Biddy, and Herbert. This displays that Pip has began to subconsciously follow his Dharma, and has achieved Moksha in doing so.
The poem “reflects well-established Christian tradition,” but at the same time, “references to the New Testament are notably absent” (Norton 37). One article states, “The historical Scandinavian feuds are referred to so frequently that it is obvious that the poet wishes them to be present in his hearers’ thoughts as he tells his tale” (Osborn 973). Author Marijane Osborn delves deeper into the idea of feuds by mentioning a “cosmic” feud that was written into Beowulf via biblical history. When Grendell is introduced, it is with a rendition of biblical tradition, as the poem first referred to this character as a “demon”
Many rulers struggle today to keep control and at the same time have a powerful empire. Asoka was a ruler who mastered this. Asoka was born in India and was like a founding father of India, when he ruled the Mauryan Empire from 268 BCE to 232 BCE. Asoka, as a ruler, decided to form a government based on Buddhist spiritual beliefs and dharma, which helped to create a successful empire. He also sent out missionaries to carve messages in different areas and languages to help communicate through out the Mauryan Empire.
The occasion of Gita is also a war resulted from a prolonged feud between Pandavas and Kauravas.Literal meaning of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is the song of God. It is a 700 verse scripture which belongs to Hindu epic The Mahabharata and also considered a sacred text. The Gita is written in a narrative framework containing dialogues between prince Arjun and his guide Lord Krishna. Constrained by the dilemma of fulfilling his Dharma and attempting parricide, regicide, and genocide or on the other hand retreating and losing his share of kingdom Arjun surrenders him to his mentor Krishna. Lord Krishna’s delivered speech elicits the essence of dharma, bhakti and theistic concepts of yoga, jnana, Sankhya theory and liberation.
In Edward Tylor’s monumental proto-anthropology (1871), “animism” is defined as “a belief in souls or spirits” and is used as a synonym of “religion”. Tylor had considered labelling his theory “spiritualism”, but that was already strongly associated with a particular religious movement. (It might be significant that Spiritualism was gaining popularity in the late nineteenth century, contrary to the decline of religion that Tylor anticipated.) The term animism, however, carried associations with the “souls” and “spirits” that Tylor saw as central, definitive matters of religious belief in all religions. It had been previously used by Georg Stahl (1708) in a failed attempt to define the difference between living bodies and dead matter as the