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The Reasons Behind the Success of the Great Religions: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam
The Great Religions and What Made Them So Great Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam—considered the great world religions—all rose to prominence during the latter half of the first millennium A.D. With the existence of other religions, one tends to wonder why it was these three that were able to spread so quickly and so far...
Comparing the Similarities and Differences on the Idea of the Nature and Existence of God Between Paley and Collins
Between theists and atheists, there is a lot of debate on whether there is a God or not. Of course, the theists are arguing for the existence of God and the atheists are in favor of there being no God or divine being. Some of the arguments that the theists use are the ontological argument, the moral argument, the cosmologic...
Everyone Is Equal in God's Eye
I Believe I believe that everyone should be equal. We all have the same parts in the inside but on the outside we are maybe different colors, different genders, have different sexualities or even religions. Coming from a black or African American background it is just something that I think about. We were all born the same...
An Overview of the All-Consciousness Religion
The Great Web Ladies and gentlemen, members of Congress, a movement necessitates your attention and respect. The members of All-Consciousness appeal that they are a religion. I speak before you on behalf of All-Consciousness leader Jane Goodall and for my fellow All-cons. We are a minimalistic, impassive people who believe...
The Importance of Symbols, Artifacts, and Architecture in the Religion of Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism
Religion answers questions that many humans have. Questions scientists will never be able to answer, because of that, their are many religions in the world with many different symbols, architecture, and artifacts. Three very popular religions with many followers are Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. Symbols, artifacts, a...
A Comparison of the 2nd Century Bodhisattva and the 13th Century Cambodian Statue of Vishnu
Connected By Divinity 2ndC Bodhisattva13th Century Cambodian statue of Vishnu Throughout the history of Asia, artists aimed to capture the physical likeness of their gods in tangible form. The people believed their spiritual powers and philosophies could be personified and expressed through an object. In th...
The Definition of a True Messiah in Judaism and Christianity
Judaism and Christianity are two very commonly practiced Abrahamic religions in the world, and they have different views correlated with divine beings. The basis of these prominent religions revolves around the belief in a Messiah, or a savior of a particular group of people, but each religion has a different definition of...
Ritual and Religious Understanding of Food in Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity
We have read primary and secondary texts that address ritual and religious understandings of food derived from Hinduism (the Upanishads), Judaism (Leviticus, and the Seder meal and narrative), and Christianity (the Eucharist). In the unique variations of the various different perspectives we are offered a holistic view of...
A History of Rastafarianism, a Religious Movement
Originating in Ethiopia in the 1930s, Rastafarianism, has grown into a world-wide religious movement with more than one million followers. Followers of Rastafarianism, sometimes called Rastafari or Rastas, have several various beliefs and practices that separate them from any other religious movement. They believe in promo...
An Analysis of Satan as the Symbol of Evil in Literature
Since the beginnings of civilization, man has understood evil to be in the world. He looks around him and sees malevolence, whether it be between man and man, or man and nature. And since the beginnings of civilization we have sufficient proof that man put a name to the evils he sees. Some peoples saw evil as one form, whil...
An Analysis of the Holidays in Different Religions
Ruined Religion It is the end of the year; the holiday season is approaching, and people are getting into the festive mood. The most common winter holidays that are celebrated are Christmas and Hanukkah, which are based on religion. Families around the world set up their religious symbols to observe the specific holidays;...
A Comparison Between the Similarities of Hinduism and Buddhism
Hinduism vs. Buddhism Hinduism and Buddhism are two very similar religions, but also in several ways are quite different. Both religions originated in India and are practiced by many people today. Some might argue that Hinduism highly influenced Buddhism because Buddha grew up in a Hindu family. Sometimes this leads them t...
The Similarities and Differences Between the Religions of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity
There are many religions that are being practiced today. The major religions that are practiced the most is Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. As scholars study each of these four religions, they have come to a conclusion that there are similarities and differences between each of the major religions. An idea all fo...
The Christian and Buddhist Perspectives on Death and the Afterlife
Thinking about death isn’t exactly a pleasant thought but it is something that eventually comes for us all. Yet maybe instead of thinking about death we should think about a life after death or something that gives us hope after our body has shut down. That’s what a lot of religions tend to do, following stories passed down...
John and Charles Wesley's Goals of Reviving the Anglican Church in the Mid-1700's
John and Charles Wesley, Anglican ministers in the mid-1700s, were brothers who set out to revive the Anglican church but inadvertently began what is now known as the Methodist Church. Within several days of each other, the brothers had conversion experiences which led them to begin the Methodist Revival movement. While not...
A Comparison of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Beliefs in Life and Death
Jewish belief in life and death Life: Jews believe that the human soul exists before birth. But at the time when the child is more than half way emerged* from the mothers body, life begins. When a child is born it is free from sins. To keep it, you circumcise Brit Milah the child (if it’s a boy) on the eighth day of the ch...
The Specific Views in Confucianism and Taoism in the Chinese Religion, and Shintoism in the Japanese Religion
In religion, there are certain key terms that are crucial to know and to understand. For some, it is about finding their true self, and for others it’s about having a god to rely on – to help people and to be a figure of hope. In this case, Confucianism and Taoism in the Chinese religion follow some of the same principles,...
Confucianism in Japan in the 1990's in Confucius Lives Next Door by T.R. Reid
Japan’s Confucianism Not all of us can say that we just up and moved to a new country one day. Can you imagine something like that? Moving to a place where almost everything is foreign to you – the people, the food, the culture. Imagine adapting to that experience in a religious aspect. This is exactly what happened to T...
An Analysis of the Jewish, Roman and Greek Influence on the Early Christian Church and the Shaping of the Christian Doctrine
Many different factors came into play in the development of the early Christianity. It should be noted that there were many religious organizations from the beginning, however, only the Christian church will be discussed herein. This paper intends to evaluate the Jewish, Roman and Greek influence on the early Christian c...
Ontological Arguments of Rene Descartes and Baruch Spinoza on the Existence of God
Descartes, Spinoza, And God Humanity carries a curiosity in its nature that demands justifiable logical answers to seemingly unanswerable questions. Our minds race with inquiry, and even with a near infinite source of information at our very finger tips, we are unsatisfied. 'E...
A Comparison of the Moral Values in Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism
Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism are all major Eastern religions. They originated in different areas of Asia such as, India and China. Eastern religions are not as fixated on exclusiveness and are more likely to have a focus on current life rather than the afterlife. Hinduism is based on the afterlife, and how t...
The Life and Influence of Martin Luther
Throughout history there have been many influential people in Europe that have either made things better or worse in our modern day. Despite whether or not the outcome of the important figure’s actions were good or bad history does tend to have a domino effect and anything the person did would affect how we live in modern...
An Analysis of the Claims of Aquinas on the Variations of the Gravity of Sins in the Book Summa of the Summa
Aquinas makes the claim in Summa of the Summa that the "gravity of sins varies according to their objects." He determines that since some sins affect our souls rather than our bodies, some sins must logically be graver than others. This stems from the fact that it is far more important for a man to have a whole soul than a...
A Literary Analysis of the Book Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
Institutes of the Christian Religion In Calvin's book, Institutes of the Christian Religion, there are a myriad of images and references to other books, the Bible, or to creation. He writes, “We must realize that the glory of God’s face . . . is a sort of maze from which we cannot extricate ourselves without the Word to...
The Concept of People Pleasing in the Book of Her Life by St. Teresa and in My Life
Historically, problems arise when people are selfish. The Confederacy selfishly wanted to keep their slaves, Hitler selfishly annihilated millions, and Lenin selfishly drove an entire country to starvation. It is a universal fact that in order to promote peace, we must cease being selfish. However, in light of Book of Her L...