Elements of Religious Traditions

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Elements of Religious Traditions REL/133 Elements of Religious Traditions Around the world religious traditions play a large and vital role in men, women, and children’s daily lives. Because there are so many different religions throughout the world the differences are vast but the majority is designed for its followers to live a better and more moral life. Religions are the gateways or connections for those looking to get closer to his or her god or gods depending on the religion. In this paper I will describe the basic components of religious traditions and their relationship to the sacred. Furthermore I will identify key critical issues in the study of religion. What a religious tradition says—its teachings, texts, doctrine, stories, myths, and others In all religions, traditions have been made for many reasons. In many cases these traditions are centered on major events in history or to honor those before us. These events or honors stem a belief so great that entire countries are ran, wars can be fought, and lives of many can be forever changed in the name of said religion. It is the teaching that takes these events, stories, myths and presents them to the followers in a way that allows them to understand and whole heartedly believe in. Because not every religion has writings from the inception of the religion, it is necessary for these teachers to pass down this information and knowledge verbally whether one on one or in a group setting. This makes the experience more intimate and allows the ideals being passed down to go from myth or story to reality. Most if not every religion today uses books, scrolls or writings of some sort to document the present and to teach the past, means that the texts used in the religion are incredibly important. It’s necessary for them to me accurate and

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