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REL 2303 - World Religion: World Religion

World Religions

Mostly Roman Catholic
Mostly Protestant
Mostly Eastern Orthodox
Chinese Religions
Shinto and Buddhism
Traditional and Tribal
Tribal and Christian
Tribal, Christian, Muslim

World Religions

  • Christianity: Topic Page
    One of the world's major religions, it predominates in Europe and the Americas, where it has been a powerful historical force and cultural influence, but it also claims adherents in virtually every country of the world. 
  • Judaism: Topic Page
    the religious faith developed among the ancient Jews and characterized by belief in one God and by a religious life in accordance with scriptures and rabbinic traditions. MORE
  • Islam: Topic Page
    slam, one of the world’s great monotheistic religions, was founded (or restored) by the Prophet Muhammad (570-632 CE), who lived in Mecca and Medina on the Arabian Peninsula. MORE
  • Buddhism: Topic Page
    Religion and philosophy founded in India c.525 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha. There are over 300 million Buddhists worldwide. One of the great world religions, it is divided into two main schools: the Theravada or Hinayana in Sri Lanka and SE Asia, and the Mahayana in China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan. A third school, the Vajrayana, has a long tradition in Tibet and Japan. MORE
  • Hinduism: Topic Page
    The Western term for a religious tradition developed during the first millennium and intertwined with the history and social system of India. Hinduism does not trace its origins to a particular founder, has no prophets, no set creed, and no particular institutional structure. It emphasizes the right way of living (dharma) rather than a set of doctrines, and thus embraces diverse religious beliefs and practices.MORE