Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God? One doesn’t have to venture far to hear the claim that they do, but is that claim correct? 725 more words
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I’ve shared this video in the World Religions class I teach. I think it’s great for putting the religious and cultural evolution in perspective. We live now. 44 more words
Posted By Thomas Perez. May 11, 2010 at 11:59pm. Copyright 2010.
The Facts and Stats on “33,000 Denominations”
Now for a few facts and stats from the actual source: World Christian Encyclopedia by Barrett, Kurian, Johnson (Oxford Univ Press, 2nd edition, 2001). 2,710 more words
Posted By Thomas Perez. May 11, 2010 at 6:48pm. Copyright 2010.
Unlike most belief systems that are less rigid in their external structures and may be transmitted orally from one generation to the next, whether by family members or by religious leaders within the community, religious beliefs are organized and codified, often based on the teachings and writings of one or more founders of virtually every society that has ever existed. 1,809 more words
Jainism is increasingly included among the “world religions” with a growing number of books available for both academic and general readers. Typically, Jainism is introduced as an Indian religion with around 4 million members and with a strong focus on personal development through non-violence and asceticism. 853 more words