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Biblical Hermeneutics

This paper is a detailed book review on the book An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. The writer explores the systematic approach to bible study promoted in the book. The reader is then led through a discussion of the meaning of the term and the way it relates to the bible and those who follow and study the bible.

BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

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We are generally taught in high school that the Industrial Revolution was a good thing for humanity, that it has increased both our welfare and our happiness. And in many ways this is arguably true. In general we live longer now than our ancestors did before the Industrial Revolution, our children are much less likely to die in infancy, women are much less likely to die giving birth to those . . . .

SCHINDLER'S LIST

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to discuss and evaluate the film "Schindler's List," directed by Stephen Spielberg, in 1993.

SCHINDLER'S LIST

This film is much more than just a movie to entertain. It is a film that enlightens the viewer, and tells a true story of great strength and courage. The camera work is jerky at times, reminiscent of . . . .

The Study of African American Vernacular English

There are a couple of theories as to the origin of African American Vernacular Englsh (AAVE). Some linguists believe that the language derives from West African languages. This dialect theory is based on the knowledge that most African Americans who were brought to the United States from Africa had to learn how to speak English by ear. . . . .

Nature of Cognition

Ever since Simon and Binet developed the first intelligence test in 1905, the field of psychology has maintained a strong interest in the nature of intelligence. How do we think? Why are some people better problem solvers than others? What is cognition, the ability to think about our environment? Why are some people consistently more able to use their brains to think . . . .

Birth Order and Psychology

In previous years there have been quite a bit of research conducted on the subject of birth order and personality. However research on this matter has declined in at least the last 10 to 20 years. In all regards, it is the common perception that people who are first-born have the strongest disposition and have leadership tendencies. Research also tends to . . . .

How a sense of well-being affects health

This paper presents a detailed examination of the way a sense of well being affects health. The writer uses several sources and examples to illustrate the importance of low stress levels and a sense of peace to maintain a higher health index. There were four sources used to complete this paper.

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USING OUR HEAD AND HEART . . . .

Film Review: Schindler's List

Film Details

Schindler's List is based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, with the film released in the United States in December 1993. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the movie includes a cast of stars including Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle and Embeth Davidtz. It was produced by Steven Spielberg, Gerald R . . . .

A gay couple walks hand-in-hand across campus. A man driving by in a car sees them and shouts, "Fags!" A black student is working late at a local coffee shop. A professor from one of her classes comes in and tries to order a meal. She explains that the coffee shop is closing. He insists, becomes more and more upset until he calls her a "*****" and a "nigger" and stalks away.

Both the . . . .

HISTORY AND LEGACY OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES

The history of the Negro League in baseball has recently received new interest after a half a century of benign neglect. Baseball fans realize that Blacks played baseball before 1974, of course, because they know that Jackie Robinson moved out of the Negro Leagues to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers, thus integrating what most people thought of as " . . . .

What does it mean to be a hero? Does it depend on whether one is a man or a woman? Is the nature of heroism engendered? Are there different categories of heroism - a heroism of the mind and a heroism of the body, for example? The life and work of the novelist Jean Rhys help us to understand the nature of the heroic. Rhys herself may be considered to be a hero even though her life was not by . . . .

THE RISE OF THE NOVEL

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss "The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding," written by Ian Watt.

THE RISE OF THE NOVEL

The novel is in nothing so characteristic of our culture as in the way that it reflects this characteristic orientation of modern thought" (Watt 22). This is how Watt . . . .

LITERATURE REVIEW

In the article, Metacognition and Effective Study Strategies Among African-American College and University Students, Bernadette Nwafor discusses the fact that many African-American students have trouble with basic concentration and retention skills and how the implementation of various study techniques could enhance student concentration. Nwarfor purports that those . . . .

Personality: Permanent?

It has been a long controversy about how nature and nurture imply to personality traits and human behavior. Nature means that genetic factor and the system of organs control the personality, while nurture means the personality is a result of conditioned circumstances where a person is brought up. It includes the personality of other people, like family, includes . . . .

MORAL CONDUCT IN BUDDHISM

I. INTRODUCTION

Moral conduct or sila is the principle of human behavior that promotes orderly and peaceful existence in a community. Rules of moral conduct are found within every religion and may resemble other codes of behavior to a greater or lesser extend depending on the religious system or teacher from which they originated. Codes of moral behavior . . . .

ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MANAGEMENT

In order to fully analyze and understand the complete extent and scope of the ethical issues dealers and managers employed by American Honda Motor Company encountered, it is necessary to explain certain facts related to the case. One issue faced by dealers and managers was kickbacks. In this situation, a co-owner and manager would be . . . .

SMALL TOWNS PROBLEMS CAN HAVE BIG IMPACT

Living in a small Nebraskan town we do not have to face many of the life issues that people in large cities face such as pollution, high crime rates and other things. The one thing that seems to pervade everywhere without little regard to town size is discrimination. Racial discrimination in a small town can be even more devastating than in a big . . . .

CHILD ABUSE

I. INTRODUCTION

Child abuse is one of the most dangerous and serious problems confronting society, perhaps because of the helplessness and innocence of the victims. What is particularly bothersome about child abuse is that it occurs in all income, racial, religious, and ethnic groups and in urban and rural communities. Likewise, there is no uniform definition of what . . . .

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the cultural perspectives of the African-American culture, and its application to professional practice.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE

African-American culture has existed in the Americas since the Spaniards uprooted the first blacks against their will in the early 1500s. The . . . .

Perceptions of Race and Racial Difference in Ancient Greece:

Classical Greek Ethnicity and its Expression/Conception in Aristotelian Philosophy

The world known to modern philosophy and anthropology is linearly far more expansive than that with which the Classical Greco-Roman world was familiar. Modern thought has spanned the globe, and pondered the mysteries of civilizations in . . . .

Copyright Laws vs. Peer-To-Peer File Transfer

This paper presents a detailed examination of copyright laws, with a comparison to peer-to-peer file transfer. The author will take the reader on an exploratory journey, in which the details and outcomes of several well-known cases will be scrutinized. The author will also discuss the importance of copyright laws, and the elements of various . . . .

Environmental Themes in Grapes of Wrath

This essay reviews environmental themes from the following five books: Dust Bowl by Donald Worster, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Everglades: River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Killing Mr. Watson by Peter Matthiessen, and River of Lakes by Bill Belleville. This paper discusses the role that culture has played in environmental . . . .

The Powerful Stakeholder Policy to Prevent Industrial Environmental Impact

Friedman's stakeholder theory emphasizes the critical function of stakeholders in determining company's goals and responsibilities. Responsibility in a corporation is stated as individual role of each employee and manager to act and report to the upper level and finally to the decision-making boards.

As . . . .

BEING BROUGHT FROM AFRICA

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the poem "Being Brought From Africa," by Phillis Wheatley.

PHILLIS WHEATLEY

Phillis Wheatley came to America as a slave when she was a young girl; she was probably about eight-years-old when Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley purchased her. She lived in Boston with the family, serving as . . . .

Unchanging Love

Early in the sixteenth century, a new form of poetry, strict in structure and form, was imported into English from Italy. The sonnet, a word derived from the Italian "sonetto" meaning "little song," became a preferred poetic form, particularly for those who wished to declare their love for another. William Shakespeare, widely known for his dramatic works, is also the . . . .

Florida's Homeless

Introduction and Demographics

Causes

Resources -Federal, State, Local

Needs

Closing

Florida's Homeless

The state of Florida is faced with a serious crisis in which there is no easy solution. The state is currently failing to provide adequate shelter and affordable housing for its rapidly increasing homeless population.

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Integrated Urban Port and Harbor Planning with Environmental Assessment and Coast Guard Facilities

Port planning is a multifaceted project that involves technical, operational, economic, social, and environmental aspects. The projects may range from terminal rehabilitation until altering the whole area into a communal park, involving several different aspects in economic, social, . . . .

The Message of Empowerment in Dream Deferred, Dreams, and Daystar

Dream Deferred (Harlem) by Langston Hughes, Dreams by Nikki Giovanni, and Daystar by Rita Dove are most often categorized as poetry offering insight into the frustration of African Americans because of societies continuous oppression of their hopes, desires, and dreams. This is correct, but upon further examination one . . . .

Modern Myth

It has been stated that there are only seven real story lines, upon which all literature is based. Whether or not this is true, modern literature often echoes myths or legends of long ago. Sometimes, the recycling of a tale is blatant, and other times it is subtle. William Shakespeare regularly made use of Greek myths, and folklore. In the play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," . . . .

comparison of Inca and Spanish ideas regarding the roles of females and males

This paper presents a detailed description and comparison of the Inca and Spanish ideas regarding the roles of females and males. The writer uses examples of similarities and differences to illustrate the point.

TAKING STEPS BACKWARDS

As the world continues to globalize, mankind pats itself on . . . .

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