Studies of Religion Jennifer Piao Compare and contrast the main features of Buddhism with one other religion. * Christianity. Buddhism is a philosophy of life, based on the teachings of Buddha. The concept of Buddhism evolved around 563 BCE, much before the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. They are considered to be the two great distinctive religions of the world today with both covering a large section of the world population with numerous similarities and differences.
This day is, according to religious teachings, everyone will be resurrected and judged by God. Problems are already raised from the mentioning of resurrection through a spiritual body or physical body. This being that with resurrection through the physical body, would the soul be resurrected into the same body that had been previously lived in or would it be an entirely new physical form. This would cause problems with the loss of individual identity and raise the question of whether a person who lived a life of physical impairment, would they be resurrected in the same form? Christianity claims that evidence of afterlife specifically resurrection can be found in the New Testament in regards to the resurrection
Research Question: Compare and contrast the Christian views of salvation versus the Islam views of salvation. With much candour and respect given to religion and the study of religion, over the years, humankind has searched for the need to belong and be a part of something big. Salvation is that which has brought the commencement of such an activity. The word salvation is one taken from the Latin word salvatio; the Greek word sōtēria and the Hebrew yeshu'ah. The significant connection in all three words is in its meaning, which the Oxford Dictionary has defined thoroughly, “preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss; deliverance from sin and its consequences.” The essence therefore is to be saved, salvaged, or redeemed.
More than a religion, Hinduism is a way of life and a philosophy that is most concerned with spirituality and enlightenment. The idealism of the Hindu religion comes from the Vedas, which are the Hindu religion's oldest scriptures and are considered to be a direct revelation of God. Christianity is more diverse and complicated in its beliefs and totally depends on faith. In contrast, Hinduism is a belief more based on the simplicity of culture and tradition. My goal in this paper is to compare the experiences of Viramma and Bama with respect to religious and spiritual influence in their respective villages.
Many religions, whether they believe in resurrection such as Christians and the Islamic faith or in reincarnation like many forms of Hinduism and Buddhism, believe that the status of an individual's afterlife is the reward or punishment, for how they have lived their life. Reincarnation is the idea that after biological death, the soul begins a new life in a new body. Alternatively, resurrection is the belief that after the body dies the soul ascends up to heaven, in a state of being with God. The debate of what happens after the body dies is widely debated amongst religion, however only one can be true. Therefore, which of these two concepts is more logically coherent?
Religious/Non-Religious Reasons for Belief In The Afterlife Belief in the afterlife has spread across many centuries and has played on human’s minds since time began. No matter what religion you are there is an in-definite theme of what will happen to you after your death. Many religions use belief in life after death as the core of their beliefs i.e. in Christianity you are taught that if you live a good life, you will be rewarded by going to heaven after your soul leaves your physical body. No matter what religion you are part of, many people have a strong belief that this isn’t the only life we will lead, and this is only the beginning.
Definition of Religious Worldview: Religious worldview is how different religions come to understand the world. It is the perspective through which individuals are able to gain a source of meaning for their lives. Each religion provides its own worldview that determines how adherents see their life and the world. Buddhism and Hinduism, for example, see life as a cycle, where as Christianity, Islam and Judaism see life as infinite Supernatural dimension: The supernatural dimension refers to the belief in the existence of powers which are beyond the natural world. The most significant element is the belief of divine beings or powers.
However, obviously, in our culture, there are very distinct differences between them. You use these words when describing something of a spiritual nature, however, vastly differing in connotation. Documentaries about religious organizations often utilize these two words feasibly. Those belonging to a corrupt religious organization or simply a religion viewed as taboo in American eyes are considered cultists. Spiritual people who follow Christianity, or Buddhism are often called just and religious.
J.J.Catchings Mr. Tucker 10-28-10 5th Comparing & Contrasting: Christianity & Islam There are a lot of similarities between the two religions Christianity and Islam. Religions are beliefs, service, and worship in a god or gods. Religious views can affect your way of life, personality, and thought process. Christianity is one of the world’s largest religions; it is based on the teachings and miracles of Jesus. Islam is also one of the world’s largest religions; it is the teaching that one can find peace in one’s life by submitting to god in soul, heart, and deed.
When it come free will God cannot make anything happen but he can influence it to happen. Process theology believes that the world is not identical with God even though God contains the world; God is changeable because he owns a changeable universe and the final belief is that mankind is not immortal but they can be immortal in God (Grenz, Olson, 1992). The core of Tillich’s theology is reason, revelation, symbol and Being and God, existence of Christ. The final concepts of Tillich’s theology are life in the Spirit, history and the Kingdom. When these two theologies are dissected one will realize that they have some connections.