Christianity is an Abrahamic (emphasize and trace its origins to Abraham, the first of the three biblical patriarchs) monotheistic (believing in the existence of one God) religion based on the life and teachings attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, what is presented in its biblical canon (including both, the Old and New Testaments). Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Messiah (or Christ) as prophesied in the Old Testament, who died for the redemption of mankind’ sins and resurrected three days after his death. As some of the Christian holy writings are shared with Judaism (for instance, the Tanakh, which is the canon of the Hebrew Bible and the old Greek Bible constitute the basis for the Old Testament of different Christian
www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/global-christianity-exec/ Buddhism is also considered a world religion with approximately 488 million Buddhists in the world, which is about 7 percent of the world’s population. www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-buddhist/ Though both Buddhism and Christianity are two very different religions, they can be compared on their origins and founders, teachings/doctrines, sacred texts, divisions, rituals and practices. Origins of Buddhism and Christianity Christianity and Buddhism originated in different parts of the world and at different moments in history. The founder of Buddhism was Siddhartha Gautama, who was born around 563 B.C.E. in Lumbini Grove located in Nepal, northern India.
belief of Christianity has been sinned, taught with inclusion to others, and have made living in the Bible Belt scary. Christianity is the world’s largest religion, with over two billion believers in this faith tradition, it is a religion recognized all over the world. Faith being referred to the
Instead, Jainism is “considered a transtheistic religion.” Souls and matter are believed to be eternal. “Ultimate reality for Jainism might be best identified as kevala, the supreme state in which the eternal soul is perfectly pure” (Brodd, et al). Jainism teachings are based upon the belief of ahimsa (nonviolence) and asceticism. Mahavira demonstrated this teaching and all members of Jainism continue to follow them as examples for others. In Jainism, humans consist of a soul (jiva) joint with bodily matter (ajiva).
Although these conversations on the preservation of Mother Nature have recently amplified there are many religions that have been conscientious of their actions in regards to nature and how they go about interacting with it. Jainism, a Southeast Asian religion, is one of these religions. This review will introduce the religion of Jainism and it’s relationship to the enivornment and how Jain beliefs can be applied to current actions for the sake of the environment. Jainism, as was mentioned above, is a Southeast Asian religion that originated in India from the “teachings of Pārśva and Mahāvīra, who [were]… the twenty-third and twenty-fourth Jinas of this present-time cycle.” (Dundas et. al 4764).
In general, Christians believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, Satan, and the idea of life after death in Heaven or Hell. According to the World Scriptures text, Christianity was a missionary religion that quickly spread throughout the Roman Empire. Around 500 B.C.E the Zoroastrian Persian Empire spread from the Arabian sea to Mediterranean sea, which overlapped with Christianity at the time (Van Voorst 265). Christianity was heavily surrounding the Mediterranean and with the importance of trade routes at the time there was bound to be influencing ideas between the two. One may argue that Christianity was the mission religion that influenced Zoroastrianism.
Jainism is a quite interesting religion. What one normally would think of everyday tasks, hobbies and alike are considered acts of sin and violence against living things. Jains see violent or harmful acts against —water, animals, nature, careless use of fire, even the wind—are wrong as they are all living things; they must be taken care of (147). Jains see all these living things to have souls or Jiva, and therefore just as we have souls, they are no different than us. An act of wrong against them is the same as one towards us or others.
Today, Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in the world. Christianity began with Jesus, a member of a small Jewish sect, going on a mission to Jerusalem to spread the word of God’s love for humanity. While gaining a reputation for miracles and healing,
Judaism doesn't even make the top ten religions, as there is around fourteen million, and Jews make up a majority of the population in only one country: Israel.2 However, Judaism is one of the oldest religions still existing today and sparked one of the largest religious revolutions at the time. A central religious belief of Judaism is the covenant, a special relationship with the one and only God, by which the Jews became God's chosen people. The covenant, which is symbolized by circumcision, is an agreement of the Jews to follow God's Ten Commandments. As reward, the Jewish people would possess the Holy Land and be blessed with prosperity and victory over their enemies. The Ten Commandments, believed to have been given to the prophet Moses by God, play a fundamental role in both Judaism and Christianity.
Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. Over the years, Judaism has evolved into many different denominations. This separation between Jews is mostly because of their different interpretations of the scriptures. These different denominations range from extremely orthodox and traditional to very liberal and flexible. Orthodox Judaism is as true to the traditional Judaism as it gets.