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The Ethiopian church places a heavier emphasis on Old Testament teachings than one might find in any of the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic or Protestant churches, and its followers adhere to certain practices that one finds in Orthodox or Conservative Judaism. Ethiopian Christians, like some other Eastern Christians, traditionally follow dietary rules that are similar to Jewish Kashrut, specifically with regard to how an animal is slaughtered. Similarly, pork is prohibited, though unlike Rabbinical Kashrut, Ethiopian cuisine does mix dairy products with meat. Women are prohibited from entering the church during menses; they are also expected to cover their hair with a large scarf (or shash) while in church, per 1 Cor. 11. As with Orthodox synagogues, men and women are seated separately in the Ethiopian church, with men on the left and women on the right (when facing the altar). (Women covering their heads and separation of the sexes in churchhouses officially is common to some Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Christians, as well as many conservative Protestant and Anabaptist traditions; it also is the rule in some non-Christian religions, Islam among them.) Ethiopian Orthodox worshippers remove their shoes when entering a church, in accordance with Exodus 3:5 (in which Moses, while viewing the burning bush, is commanded to remove his shoes while standing on holy ground). Furthermore, both the Sabbath (Saturday), and the Lord's Day (Sunday) are observed as holy, although more emphasis, because of the Resurrection of Christ, is laid upon Sunday.

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length . Title Length Color Rating   Turbulence in Politics and Government: Absolute Monarchy - Human ambitions contrast the notion of social harmony, as evident in historical examples of absolute monarchy. Tyrants led onslaughts on denizens, fueled simply by their will to power. Entire demographics have suffered for the sake of elite luxuries. In order to maintain such privileges, the elite must silence sceptics. Such abuse of absolute power led to new concepts of power structures, which ultimately led to the development of modern democracy. Such examples include the power struggle of the English and French monarchy, and the independence of the United States....   [tags: human ambitions, democracy] 952 words
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Absolutism vs. Constitutional Monarchy - In the upcoming United States Presidential Election it is possible to see a woman become elected as President. This would be a first for the United States and also for most of the world. Throughout the world different types of governments have survived, faulted, or have been altered. Many of these governments came from early European countries. Two of the most popular types of governments to come from Europe are Constitutional Monarchy and Absolutism. Traces of Constitutional Monarchy and Absolutism are still seen today in different parts of the world....   [tags: Government, English History]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Case Against Monarchy - The Case Against Monarchy The idea that a monarchy is the ideal form of government is a fallacy. Al-Farabi and Aquinas’ ideas about government are wrong, and are filled with irreparable holes. In modern times, the idea of a monarchy has become counter-intuitive and counter-productive. A democratic republic paired with an educated and empowered middle-class is the solution to the quandary of how to create the perfect government. While the ideas of the Arabic philosophers are interesting, there ideas on the perfection of monocratic rule are outdated by both new technology and new ideas Al-Farabi says that, “what is intended by man's existence is that he attains supreme happiness (Bailey 285).”...   [tags: Government]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Absolute Power Does NOT Corrupt Absolutely - A man named Lord Actor once said, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This means that giving a person some power can turn them into a bad person. However, giving someone absolute power will always corrupt some and that these people are always bad. Knowing what the quote means the question remains, is the quote true. The answer is no. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." This is because nothing is always anything, a person’s bad deeds can be outdone by good deeds, and corruption is a matter of opinion....   [tags: Lord Actor] 834 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Emperor Haile Selassie - Known as the conquering lion of the tribe of Judah, King of Kings and Elect of God, Emperor Haile Selassie ruled Ethiopia nearly forty years. Haile Selassie was born as Tafari Makonnen in 1892 from the father of Ras Makonnen the Governor of Harar and from his mother Yeshimebet Ali in Ejersa Goro of the eastern region of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie was known for his effort to modernize his country and his ambition of transferring the monarch system to modern political system. Haile Selassie is also known for his contribution in Ethiopia to gain international political and economic as well as his desire for Africans voice for independence from European colonialism....   [tags: political, monarch, colonialism, economic] 578 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] The Absolute and the Dialectic in the Philosophy of Hegel - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born in August 27, 1770; Hegel had three siblings, his parents brought him into a family of Protestant Pietism. Hegel was very close to his sister, Christiane, she was mentally ill and Hegel was worried about her mental state so he made different forms of psychiatry to help her using dialectic. Hegel was a philosophy and theology student from1788–1793, as a student he made friends with other peers such as Friedrich Von Schelling and Friedrich Hegel; two famous German figures in the 19th century....   [tags: Philosophy]
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( pages) Good Essays [preview] The Absolute Right to Habeas Corpus - The Absolute Right to Habeas Corpus Since the founding of the United States, Habeas Corpus has been a fundamental right afforded to all peoples within the nation's borders. Habeas Corpus is the right of an individual to challenge the legality of their imprisonment, arrest, or detainment. Since the 9/11 attacks, the right to a writ of Habeas Corpus has come under fire for those accused of being terrorists. This has created an ethical difficult situation for leaders in the United States. Is indefinite detention of those suspected of terrorist acts ethical....   [tags: Fundemental Right, Unites States, Imprisonment]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Constitutional Monarchy: The Best Form of Government - A residual monarchy that acts on behalf of the entire population, regardless of wealth, race or religion is the best form of government. When hereditary monarchs can act as a social conscious with no hands in politics and an elected parliament can run the country without the need for glamour or prestige is ideal. When you separate glamour and politics what you get is a constitutional monarchy which is the best form of government. Thomas Aquinas speaks of the highs and lows of governing and what power can do to mankind in his political prose De Regno - On Kinship.“… Just as the government of a king is the best, so the government of a tyrant is the worst....   [tags: aquinas, aristotle, republic]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely - John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton said that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This has been seen numerous times throughout history. From Hitler’s ideological world and his slaughtering of six million Jews in attempt to reach it, to Mohamed Suhato’s embezzlement of somewhere between fifteen and thirty five billion US dollars, which then led to the complete collapse of Indonesia’s economy; the world has set gaze upon some nefarious dignitaries. Clive Cussler has completely agreed with Lord Acton and his famous quote in the novel Sahara....   [tags: Literary Review] 1556 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Violence and Monarchy in The Literary Works of Oresteia - Violence and Monarchy in The Literary Works of Oresteia In the ancient myths from the Aegean seas, much political theory is derived. Lessons on the dangers associated with monarchical political forms are brought to light. The connection between gender and power along with violence, war and necessity raise questions to enact a democracy and depersonalize the government. In the literary works of the Oresteia there is a relationship built between the perpetuated cycle of violence and monarchy. The cycle of vengeance began with the slaughter of Thyestes children and continued throughout the generations of hierarchy....   [tags: Greek Mythology, Oresteia] 509 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] Inflation and Absolute Power - Throughout the years the government has gained complete control over money and its development. The government wanted control because it believes that it is easier to acquire monetary assets if they have the control over all money and, at the same time, eliminate the middle-man of trade. With the ever growing population the government came up with a way to counterfeit money to keep up with the demand of money. This counterfeiting of money created inflation. Inflation happens when there is more and more money being created, this lessens the value of each individual dollar....   [tags: power] 712 words
(2 pages) Better Essays [preview] What is Absolute Truth? - Can we truly know when something can be considered true or false. The truth can be something that appeals to a person, or that it can reason with a person's knowledge that they have already develop. The knowledge we possess can shape the way we think, so does this also change the in the truth that a person sees. Our knowledge also limits us to what we considered to be true. In our century every year we discover something new so our truth is constantly changing. One of the conflicts that also comes to mind when talking about true and false is whether a true belief counts as knowledge depends on inherently imprecise judgments concerning whether the believer is accidentally right....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Crusaders' Success Related to Papal Monarchy - The Crusades The success and failures of the crusades “was closely related to the fortunes of the high-medieval papal monarchy” (454). The first crusade started when Pope Urban II called a plea of military aide to “free Jerusalem from Islamic control”. The first crusade was a “great early victory for the papal monarchy” (454-455). However, the crusades were not all victories for the papacy, the failures of the crusades ignited the decline of the papacy control. The crusades began when the Pope appealed to the people “to rescue the Holy Land from the infidels.” Furthermore, the first crusade began when Byzantine Emperor, Alexius Comnenus summoned military help from Pope Urban II....   [tags: medieval, pope, holy land] 580 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] The Riksdag: Sweden's Monarchy-Democratic Government - ... Currently, the two main parties in the Swedish government are the Moderate Party and the Social Democratic Party. The two parties has two different base ideologies, The Social Democratic Party has a strong vision on the future, and tries to mainly build their political solutions solely based on the future and the society of tomorrow. In difference to this, the Moderate Party has a more current approach. They believe in a modernized current society, where every Swedish citizen has an equal chance to succeed in life....   [tags: Scandinavian unusual political systems]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Absolute Truth - "All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense" — Malaclypse the Younger. Truth is a fact that has been verified. There are many procedures that must be completed for something to be considered truth. Truth in its full extension is an intellectual aspect of reality that is unchanging, internally harmonious, universal and without error....   [tags: Ethics ]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Abolishing the Monarchy - Abolishing the Monarchy Palaces, presents and pearls, is that really all that the Royal Family's life involves. The Monarchy has ruled over our country for over thousands of years, without them there would have been no England. They are much loved by their kingdom's people but are they really needed in the twenty first century. I am now going to examine the reasons for not abolishing the Royal Family. 'No two days are ever the same for The Queen,' so what is it that she does with all her time....   [tags: Papers] 698 words
(2 pages) Good Essays [preview] Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments - Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: Normative Moral Relativity, Moral Objectivity] 1552 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Value Pluralism and Absolute Moral Judgments - Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive....   [tags: normative moral relativity, moral objectivity] 1552 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Absolute Destruction Due to Ultra-Nationalism - In source one the leader of Serbia, Milosevic; the reason for the genocide in the wars against Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo; was charged with crimes against humanity. Milosevic sits on a bed, in jail, while saying “Finally, an ethically clean world!” The perspective of the cartoonist had when drawing this was sarcastic. His aim is to show the irony of Milosevic’s situation. He is in an “ethically clean world”, but that is because he is in jail, away from civilization. Milosevic was put in jail because in a very ultra-nationalistic way he was pursuing his and his peoples’ beliefs and values....   [tags: leader of Serbia, Milosevic] 523 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] The Monarchy is Outdated and Expensive - The Monarchy is Outdated and Expensive Discuss The phrase "the monarchy is outdated and expensive" immediately congers up a republican view. This immediately is wrong, I think this statement can be true without having to believe in abolishing the monarchy. To agree with the statement could be asking for moderate reform, that the monarchy be kept but its budget be cut, or on the other hand, as most people think, it could call for the formation of a republican Britain. I think the monarchy has uses, even though currently there are flaws in the system that critics can easily pick at, I think the monarchy should be kept, yet I do agree that their self proclaim...   [tags: Papers] 767 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Revival of Monarchy in Northern Europe - Revival of Monarchy in Northern Europe - Shift from divided feudal to unified national monarchies - 100 years war & schism declined the nobility and clergy - Towns allied with kings, which broke feudalism - As monarchs acted more independently, assemblies and representatives lost power - Regional became national and pledged to the state - Standing national armies brought strength to the monarchs Downsides - Nobles and high-class citizens resisted taxation - Commercial taxes on the poor was the only way to gain money - Kings borrowed money from nobles which made them on the same level France - Charles VII drove the English out of France and built a strong economy - France squandered its...   [tags: Papers] 390 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain - The Constitutional Monarchy in Britain Royalists versus republicans; It is an age old debate and one that perhaps will never be solved, however I will attempt to untangle the arguments and make my own mind up. Many say that the monarchy is outdated and it is true to say that the world into which the Queen Mother was born did not have aeroplanes, computers or nuclear missiles. In the 100 years of her life, there have been two world wars and The British Empire, which once ruled the world, has now been reduced to a few islands in the Pacific and the Caribbean....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Fall of the French Monarchy - The revolution resulted, among other things, in the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in France and in the establishment of the First Republic. It was generated by a vast complex of causes, the most important of which were the inability of the ruling classes of nobility, clergy, and bourgeoisie to come to grips with the problems of state, the indecisive nature of the monarch, impoverishment of the workers, the intellectual ferment of the Age of Enlightenment, and the example of the American Revolution....   [tags: essays research papers] 2117 words
(6 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Corruption of Power and Leadership - In World War II, a lot of people are slaughtered by a man who has absolute power. This man was Adolf Hitler and he murdered 6 million Jewish. A lot of people see him as a powerful dictator, because of his mass murder. People often see often as the ability the to get what someone wants at first thought. However, it has wider concept, it has a more complex structure. It could be used for a lot of purposes and has a lot of type. If some leaders or some institutions have absolute power, ultimately the power they have will corrupt the order expects some kind of power such as knowledge, love, etc....   [tags: Absolute, Dehumanization] 679 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] Princess Diana's Effect on the United Kingdom and the Monarchy - Born on July 1, 1961, Diana Spencer had no clue of the life she would someday live. Diana grew up as the daughter of the Viscount and Viscountess of Althorp. However, they divorced 8 years after Diana’s birth. Diana lived with her father and attended preparatory school in Norfolk. She then went on to attend West Heath Girls’ School in Kent, where she failed her O-level exams. She dropped out of West Heath and her father sent her to a finishing school in Switzerland. Before she left England for school, she met Prince Charles through mutual friends....   [tags: biography, prince charles, royalty]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Properties of Matter At the Lambda Point - Absolute heat is speculated to be ×10^32 kelvins, a blisteringly high number. At that temperature conventional physics begin to break down and stop having relevant effects. However in order to better understand the largest theoretical achievable temperature, we must also discuss the opposite: absolute zero. They are both very important, and hold untold untold possibilities, which may revolutionize many of the materials we use today. The concept of absolute zero, is very old and was first proposed by Robert Boyle, an Irish chemist and physicist, who mentioned it in his work New Experiments and Observations touching Cold published in 1665....   [tags: absolute zero, physics, absolute heat]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] The Life and Times of Victoria Ka'iulani, Member of Hawaiian Monarchy - ... While in England, after her aunt Liliuokalani succeeded the throne, Ka’iulani was named her heir and became the Crown Princess. Some time later, Ka’iulani received devastating news from her guardian, Theophilus Davies. Back in Hawaii, the monarchy had been overthrow; her aunt, Queen Liliu, dethroned. The Kaiulani Project, which described the princess’s life, said it best: “Ka`iulani was far from home and life as she knew it was being taken away for her, her family and her entire nation. She may have thought that her life’s purpose, all of her plans, all of her work, all of her education was now pointless....   [tags: thrown, crown, inherit]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Absolute - An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable). None of the accounts that the blind men made about the nature of the elephant are absolute truths, nor are the accounts false....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] World Hunger and Absolute Poverty - World Hunger and Absolute Poverty Peter Singer’s characterization of absolute poverty is defined by using the criteria given by World Bank President, Robert McNamara. McNamara states that absolute poverty is, "a condition of life so characterized by malnutrition, illiteracy, disease, squalid surroundings, high infant mortality and low life expectancy as to beneath any reasonable definition of human decency." This form of poverty affects human life on all levels of existence. A comparison is given between the relative poverty of industrialized nations versus the absolute poverty of developing nations....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 1461 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] God and the Absolute Law - God and the Absolute Law This vast universe, which we understand so little of, is governed by a set of rules and principles which were laid down since the dawn of time. The universe was created by God and it is He who laid down these rules. It is also He who created time and then created life out of nothingness. While doing so, He also instructed us how to spend our lives and told us what is right and what is wrong. In other words, He told us what to do and what not to do, and we, each and everyone of us, is bound to concur and abide by these rules....   [tags: Religion Theology] 724 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Absolute Time, Relative Space, and the Hole in the Bucket - At first glance, Isaac Newton’s bucket argument seems invulnerable to scrutiny. I never found the argument to be truly convincing, but like Newton’s supporters and perhaps a few of his critics, I possessed no means of successfully refuting it. In fact, proponents of the bucket argument have been so confident in its fortification that even now, in the 21st century, they continue to cite the bucket as undeniable evidence of absolute motion and, therefore, absolute space. One such supporter is Robin Le Poidevin, who revisits the bucket argument in Travels in Four Dimensions to defend the experiment against further scrutiny....   [tags: travels in fourt dimension, Isaac Newton]
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