Religion Research Paper Topics

List of 92 Religion Research Paper Topics

  1. A world so full of evil can not co-exist with an all-loving omnipotent God.
  2. All religious paths lead to the same mountain top. Discuss.
  3. All wars use politics as a mask when religion is at their core. Discuss.
  4. Are myths like “the Great Flood” found across religions?
  5. Aren’t all religions basically the same? What makes Christianity different? What is your basic understanding of Muslim, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness, New Age Movement, and Unitarianism?
  6. As humans move from hunter/gather to agricultural communities, how have their religions changed?
  7. Atheism is the new world religion. Discuss.
  8. Baptism: Who is it for? Should people baptized as infants be baptized again?
  9. Be able to discuss the philosophies of the day (post-modernism, fatalism, nihilism, naturalism, relativism, etc.)
  10. Calvinism/Arminianism. Historical background. What is predestination & election, and why do they matter?
  11. Can military action ever be ethically justified through religious ethics?
  12. Can the religious leaning of a political candidate win or lose them an election?
  13. Certain religions like Christianity and Islam evangelize frequently, while Taoism and Judaism are notoriously disinclined to conversions. How do different religions compare on the topic of converting new followers?
  14. Compare and contrast modern day Egyptian religious traditions to those from the pre-dynastic period.
  15. Compare and contrast the basic principles of Eastern and Western religious faiths. Are the two factions really that different?
  16. Compare religious belief in modern day India to their beliefs in the early 20th Century. What has changed and why?
  17. Differentiate between creation, evolution and theories of Genesis 1.
  18. Divorce and Remarriage. Is there an allowable basis, and if so what is it? Can a person who divorced be remarried?
  19. Do babies who die go to heaven?
  20. Do Christians need to obey the Old Testament Law?
  21. Do I have a guardian angel? Can I be one?
  22. Does divinity exist in nature as the Egyptians once believed?
  23. End times. What is the rapture? What is the millennium kingdom? How do the church and Israel play out during these events?
  24. Explain the hypostatic union.
  25. God only exists in the minds of the people who follow him. Discuss.
  26. Has the Christian dominance in Ireland subsided enough for the Catholics and Protestants to live in peace?
  27. How did the Gnostic faith differ from modern Christianity?
  28. How do different religions deal with the “end of the world”?
  29. How do different rites of passage like the Jewish Bar Mitzvah and Catholic confirmation ritual compare?
  30. How do I /can I know God’s will? What is God’s will for our lives?
  31. How do new religions cannibalize the rituals of past religions? (Such as Saturnalia and Christmas)
  32. How do the Yoruba practice shamanism?
  33. How do you know the bible is God’s word…why is it different than other books that claim to be divine?
  34. How does Pure Land Buddhism purport to reform the Buddhist religion?
  35. How does reincarnation work in Hinduism?
  36. How has politics influenced religion in the UK over the last 500 years?
  37. How has the Catholic Church dealt with the issue of birth control since the 1960s?
  38. If God exists, who made him?
  39. In the 21st century ethical egoism is the only logical moral code. Discuss.
  40. Is Contemporary Worship, even if Anthropocentric, okay?
  41. Is debt biblically allowable? Should Christians have debt? Are there different types of debt?
  42. Is it okay for believers to drink? What does the bible say about areas of conscience?
  43. Is it okay for believers to use contraception? Artificially inseminate? Freeze embryos?
  44. Is it okay for Christians to date a non-Christians?
  45. Is Mormonism the only truly American religion?
  46. Is there a reason within the Jewish faith why the Jewish people have been able to navigate persecution so well over the centuries?
  47. Is tithing biblical? What is different between Old and New Testament giving?
  48. Islamic fundamentalists have no moral code. Discuss.
  49. Politicians only pay lip service to religion for popularity. Discuss.
  50. Politicians should not interfere in religious conflicts. Discuss.
  51. Read the Manhattan Declaration. Should believers sign this document? Why or why not?
  52. Religion and morality are synonymous. Discuss.
  53. Religion is nothing more than a safety net in the face of death.
  54. Religious Experiences in New Religious Movements
  55. Share the gospel: Lead me to Christ (Romans Road, Bridge Illustration, etc.).
  56. Should politicians keep their religious beliefs a secret and keep their political decision religiously objective?
  57. Should religious leaders have some legal and political power?
  58. Should we be a place that is “confidential” or “safe”? What is the difference?
  59. Should we ever recommend a licensed counselor? What does it mean to counsel biblically?
  60. The existence of life on earth is evidence of the existence of a higher being. Discuss.
  61. The Gifts. Are they all still being used?
  62. The most effective world leaders have followed a religious pathway. Discuss.
  63. The taking of even one innocent life can never be ethically and religiously justified. Discuss.
  64. There are some people who believe that Islam is a peaceful religion in modern life. The Qur’an directly conflicts with the pursuit of peace at several points. Is Islam a truly peaceful religion?
  65. What are some of the different mythologies surrounding creation?
  66. What are the moral, cultural and religious reasons behind wearing a hijab?
  67. What are the views of each religion on the issue of abortion?
  68. What can be learnt from the religious conflict in the Sudan?
  69. What caused Sikhism to become so fervently against oppression of any variety?
  70. What caused the Protestant Reformation?
  71. What causes a new religion like Mormonism to come into being?
  72. What challenges are there to the Christian belief that there is only one omnipotent God?
  73. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? How do you live the spiritual life?
  74. What ethical beliefs are involved in the Hindu faith and in what situations are they most applicable?
  75. What influences in Siddhartha’s life caused him to become the Buddha.
  76. What is a seeker church? Are we one? Is that good or bad?
  77. What is accountability? Are there any areas that are off-limits within an accountability relationship?
  78. What is community?
  79. What is God’s position on homosexuality? Are people born this way? How do you answer those who believe that redefining marriage to include same-gender couples (or any other redefinition of marriage)?
  80. What is the purpose of missions?
  81. What is the purpose of the Church? When did it begin? How do you measure its success?
  82. What is the purpose/calling of an Elder?
  83. What is the role of ritual sacrifice among different religions?
  84. What social beliefs influenced the creation of Japanese religion and how much change to Japanese belief has there been in modern times?
  85. Where do different religions say the soul goes after death?
  86. Which ethical codes are used in Judaism and where do these codes fall short?
  87. Which religions use situation ethics in their moral code and how effective are their codes in moral dilemmas?
  88. Why did Martin Luther decide to split from the Catholic faith?
  89. Why do some religions outlaw women as priests or preachers? What is the role of women in these congregations?
  90. Why do trials occur and suffering happen? What is purpose of James 5?
  91. Why does doctrinal competency matter?
  92. Women in the Church. What role should/can they play? Should/can they teach, and if so is there any restriction? Can they be an Elder/overseer?

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