Characteristics Religion Christianity Sources Origin of All Things The Creation Story in Christianity is associated with the Jews’ vision of origin of all things. According to the Biblical story, God created the world during six days, and then, God decided to rest during the seventh day of the week. During these days, the nature and […]
These doctrines of the Qur'an provided a chronology of events to show Muhammad and his followers the true way to God as well as reveal to them the stories of earlier prophets to whom God [...]
He is mainly spread on the East of our planet, that is why it is not surprising that it is one of the most popular and recognized religions all over the world, as the majority [...]
The Quran indicates that Jesus was just a prophet, born of a virgin mother, and raised to manifest the power of God.
The Buddha said that there is dukkha, there is an origin of dukkha, there is an end of dukkha and there is a path that leads to the end of dukkha.
One of the main differences between Buddhism and Hinduism is the fact that Theravada Buddhism has no gods, as Buddha is not a god, he is an enlightened being that has reached and realised the [...]
This is one of the aspects that should not be overlooked by people who study the history of the Quran. This is one of the differences that should be taken into account.
Santeria is a religion that originated in West Africa and carried to other parts of the world by slaves during the height of slave trade in the 19th century.
However, despite the multitude and versatility of sciences that have developed around the personality of the Prophet, the most influential and extended on is the science of Sirah.
Based on the non-Christian contrasting view that death is the end of life, I will constructively illustrate that death is the conclusion of life on earth.
Although theologians have not yet explored the mysteries of suffering in human lives, one thing is clear to all the people; care is essential to the suffering. Therefore, by caring for the suffering, God demonstrates [...]
Since then, jihad took the violent form of the sword, and not the nonviolent form of the tongue. Such a cause could be due to the refusal of the involved territory to comply with Islamic [...]
It is believed that Hinduism evolved and later spread to other areas in India. In conclusion, the objectives and practices of Hinduism and Buddhism are similar in many ways.
One of the chief concepts of Daoism is the need to follow a way of nature as opposed to following a social or societal order. Therefore, the frog that is in a well is in [...]
Guru Amar Das was the next in line and served from the year 1552 to the year 1574. The sixth Guru went by the name Hargobind and served as Guru from the year 1644 to [...]
Radmacher argues that salvation is the delivery of humans from the bondage of sin and provision of eternal life. Another difference that exists between moksha and salvation is the nature of liberation.
Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest religious and spiritual teachings in the world which are based on the idea of dualism of two opposite forces of the Good and the Evil and on the concept [...]
Thus, the Indians' vision of the natural principles is based on the Circle of Life idea as the reflection of the natural laws, energy cycles, and normal order of life according to which the animal [...]
The Protestants do not believe in the authority of the Pope, deny the majority of the beliefs and traditions, and emphasize more on the Bible.
In the first place, it is necessary to note that the world is changing and many conventions cease to fit in.
All the same, he was a great leader who is still respected by the followers of this religion up to date.
The importance of jihad stems from the Quran's instructions to the believers of Islam to struggle for the way of God and the example set by Prophet Muhammad and his followers.
For instance, the majority of world's religions view the meaning of life as the way towards the salvation of the soul.
Another form of Islam synthesis about Christianity and Judaism is in the emphasis of land. The role of a prophet as envisioned by Christianity is similar to that of Judaism in every manner.
And that is the first essential contribution to religion made by Zoroaster. He is a destructive spirit that brings illnesses, deaths, and all existing evil to the human world.
The Acts of Luke represent one of the parts of the New Testament tells about the life and activity of the Saint Apostles after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In other words, the three texts show that human life is a journey and people have to learn lots of things along their path.
He claims that the attachment of Buddhists to the world is what makes their religion more docile and tolerant than Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
Buddha took the opportunity of being a member of the loyal family to influence the development of Buddhism. One of the factors that contributed to the speedy development of Buddhism was its inspirational teachings.
The aim of the current research is to assess the religion and spirituality of the Maya people. In addition, the Maya were still religious and practiced various cultural activities that were unique to them.
According to Arvandi Sharma, ancient Indian women chose to become Buddhists nuns purely due to the influence of Buddha's positive ways, teachings and the Buddhism doctrines.
Other religious practices that are crucial under the doctrine of atonement include adhering to all the commandments from God, being filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and baptism. In regards to the doctrines [...]
Comparing "In the footsteps of the prophet" by Tariq Ramadan with "The Truth about Muhammad" by Robert Spencer Ramadan is a Muslim leader and an intellectual whose book presents Muhammad's biography.
Lame Deer shows the readers the intricacies of the native Indians culture through exploring the cultural and spiritual values of a native medicine man.
The circle dance formed the belief systems of the Native Americans and was later given the name the ghost dance. Jack Wilson also known as Wovoka by the Paiute people, was the founder of the [...]
Jains believe in the cyclic nature of the universe, whereby the universe is considered to have only one cycle. Cosmologically, they believe that the universe is independent of supernatural forces and is thus thought to [...]
Briefly, it can be describes as a religion based on concept that the god is above everything, he is the most powerful and completely separated from people and the processes of creation.
Buddhists believe in a higher power and life after death, they have a moral code of ethics, and they perform rituals; these things are the definition of established religion.
In Buddhism, the ultimate goal is the acquisition of the Nirvana state, a state in which one is relieved of egos, desires, and cravings and saved from the suffering experienced due to reincarnations.
He wrote a book to interpret the paradox of religion, and address the issue of the immigrants who had to change their cultures to become Americans.
The Imperial Household Shinto entailed the Shinto ritualism, which was a practice that entailed the cleansing of the religion in the palace.
Christianity is one of the many religious groups in the history of humanity and many believers in the US are affiliated to Christianity.
One might even argue that the disbelief in any form of Higher Being is also a form of belief; it is the belief in Nothing, just in life as it is, without any continuation.
Masumian notes that the Baha'i concept of heaven and hell is in relation to the closeness or detachment from God. In contrast to this, the Baha'i faith declares that there is oneness of God and [...]
One of the main elements of Hinduism is the Veda. Hinduism provides a lot of teaching in regard to the principles of right and wrong as accepted in the society.
The value of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts boils down to the fact that the Gospel should not be understood in the context of itself.
Polygamy is allowed in Islam to address the social and cultural problems that face men, women, and children, without violating the teachings of the religion.
Ren is one of the key concepts of Confucianism; it is the ultimate responsibility of selflessness and humaneness for persons within society.
Practices and rituals signify the activities that the followers of a religion are required to engage in. Practices and rituals are the physical manifestations of the activities of religion.
Water symbolism in religion is the practice of associating water to particular beliefs that govern the religion's rules. The raising water continuously lifted the ark preventing the Noah family and other animals from drowning Muslims [...]
Nestorians did not believe in the unity of divinity and humanity in Jesus Christ. The Roman Catholic Church supports the unity of divinity and humanity in Jesus Christ.
This differs significantly from a vast majority of current belief systems such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and the Hindu religion wherein some form of the profession of faith is necessary to be considered a member [...]
Samsara refers to the processor rebirth whereby the individual is reincarnated in a succession of lives. This is what has led to the many differences that arise, causing Buddhism to be viewed as a religious [...]
Therefore, the daily practice of the laws in the Torah is crucial to the Jewish religion. On the other hand, the Talmud is a compilation of the Mishnah and the Gemara.
The Hindu religion also has some followers in the United Kingdom that amount to approximately 1% of the UK population; in the UK it developed in the 1960s and 1970s following the migration of people [...]
The readings under analysis focus on the main characteristics and attributes of Buddhism, as well as on schools of thought that emerged due to the spread of this teaching.
The religion reflects the connection of the Korean people with their traditional customs and rites. In fact, it was this government interference that led to the declining popularity of Korean Shamanism and Chinese customary religion.
The most conspicuous similarity is the origin of the two religions in sub-continent India. Some worship and religious practices are similar but there is a profound difference in the style and purpose of life in [...]
The foundational spiritual beliefs of Daoism are the idea of Tao as the search for the right way in order to achieve the universal harmony, the idea of reincarnation and eternal soul, and the principle [...]
Regardless of the given fact, Thompson's book still provides a very detailed evaluation of the relationships between the Muslims and the Christians in Dubai, as well as in the UAE in general.
In my view, the civil coming-of-age ceremony, which is held annually to recognize the adulthood of individuals who will reach the age of twenty during the calendar year, can be given as a personal account [...]
The holy place of worship for the Muslim is the mosque and the general religious life of the believer is centered on this building.
The basic practices in meditation are taught according to the original teachings of the historical Buddha. The practice of meditation in Buddhism is primarily divided into two categories: insight and tranquility.
To try to unify it, the monks and nuns still follow the teachings that existed during the ancient times. It is a sin to lie, still, kill, and engage in sexual acts and to take [...]
The author devotes an entire chapter of his paper to Mahayana as the teaching of Buddha, thus, allowing to understand the key differences between the former and the original Buddhist teachings.
In order to correct these beliefs and practices, Christian pastors and missionaries should use the arguments from the Old and the New Testaments that condemn magic and sorcery and show the dangers of trying master [...]
For instance, according to the interpretation offered by Blavatsky, the author of the secret doctrine, "The Jiva goes with Sukshma Sarifat from the heart of the body, to the Brahmarandra in the crown of the [...]
Christianity, on the other hand, is based on the teachings contained in the holy book, the Bible. Religious importance consists in the fact that it helps in understanding the world and everything within it is [...]
According to Streng, the expression of an ultimate dimension of existence forms a significant part in the transformation process of an individual's personal and social experience of religion.
With the changing trends in the way of life and the environment, establishing effective health system becomes imperative. The mind of an individual is attributed with the control every aspect and action of the body.
As the most influential figure in the Chinese history, the way that the Chinese people live today is closely interrelated to the incredible teachings of Confucius.
The concept mainly involves the ability of an individual to do the right thing both in the family and beyond the universe.
The other structure in the Temple is the vihan which is the place where the members of the Temple assemble for prayers.
To proclaim effectively the teachings of the Mormons, the bible, the book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the pearl of great price are used.
Baptist confessions are documents that proclaim the faith of the Christian believers of the Baptist faith. The baptism is done in the name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
On the other hand, Christianity is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The use of statues is common in Buddhism while the Catholics and Orthodox are the frequent users of statues in [...]
The Bible marks the foundation of Catholicism and Christianity grown on the pillars of the books contents, its translation and importantly its interpretation among the believers. Catholics believe in the Bible as their revelation to [...]
According to Elie, this state is also convenient for resolving one's problems because one can rely on the collective help of others in the society in which he or she resides or of the God, [...]
The Afghans, Persians, and Arabs first used the term "Hindu" to denote the inhabitants of the aforementioned regions. The aspect of worship is one of the most vital religious practices in Hinduism.
Buddhism and Hinduism are some of the popular religions in the world with their origins dating back to the Common Era in India.
In this sense, the cross embodied the religious legitimacy of French civilization, and the right or even the responsibility of the French to colonize.
Analyzing the key concepts of Daoism, i.e, "analogies", one can possibly figure out what the philosophy of Daoism manifests as the ultimate enlightenment, as well as compare the given ideas with the similar ones from [...]
In addition, Muslims are also to offer an amount of tax which is the equivalent of an offering that is dedicated for the poor and the needy among the Muslim members of the society.
Elshamsy states that the Sunni came about due to the belief that the appointment of the caliphate was a prerogative of the people and that the first four caliphs were supposed to be the successors [...]
The outstanding fact is that human beings cannot decide whether the views, teachings and beliefs of the religions are wrong or right. The other fact from the book is that all the major world religions [...]
3 Perception of the world among Buddhists One of the staunch belief systems of the Buddhists is attached on the notion that solution to problems can be caused through suffering.
The knowledge is summarized in the four noble truths, which include life means suffering, the cessation of suffering is attainable, the origin of suffering is attachment, and the path to the cessation of suffering.
According to Dien, the calligraphy of the Quran and the various rituals which are told to be put forwarded by Muhammad have been crucial for the spread of Islam to many parts of the world.
Drawing the parallels between the story and the historical background, Cheng'en attempts to represent the synthesis of three religions as the moral foundation for the Mind China people to adhere.
Today, there are different sources that document the history and culture of the Celtic people and which can be used to gain further understanding of the group.
To a large extent, the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad play a pivotal role in the decision making process of their followers.
The natural environment is the resources, the climate and all that is found on planet earth. The main goal of environmentalism is controlling the use of available resources, protection of nature and controlling the population [...]
The suffering of the Christians in Sudan has been increased by the Muslim dominated Sudanese government. In social matters, most of the Christians in Sudan are marginalized especially those in the south and western parts [...]
One of the common elements between Confucianism and Taoism is their philosophical belief of the "ever changing nature of the world".
The scriptures that determined the practices of Rishis are regarded as the basis of the religion of Hinduism. Irrespective of the differences in religious practices among different sections of the Hindu, the perception of the [...]
The purpose of this paper is to expound on the concept of morality in Buddhism, and how the various Buddhist teachings, such as the Four Noble Truths, have enhanced my morality in me and in [...]
This paper is an in-depth exploration of the symbols used in Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity and their respective meanings. Some of the symbols of Tibetan Buddhism include the stupa, the wheel and the lotus.
Rituals in religious contexts are considered as actions that denotes symbolic activities and practices that are carried out by people, for example, when greeting a certain set of people belonging to a certain age set, [...]
This article introduces some of the pearls of wisdom found in the studies made about the traditions of some of the religions of the world.
Abraham's generation gave rise to the religion of Judaism although Moses is said to be the founder of the religion itself, unlike Abraham who was the genetic father of the generation.