For instance, Ludwig wrote a hymn affirming that God is one person, not three persons. Church and State Anabaptists advocated the total separation of church and state. This idea distinguished them from all other forms of Christianity in their day. Anabaptists held this position because they were the only group who never had an opportunity to gain political power. They found no example in the New Testament for merging church and state.
o 1.0 Introduction As everybody knows that religion has importance in everybody lives as religion defines their personality. Two religions, Buddhism and Hinduism are almost similar to each other. They have many similarities and differences also. This report consists of similarities and differences between this two religions. The founder of the Buddhism religion was Guatama Buddha this religion was founded in 654 BC.
In the Sui Dynasty, he held some movements that focused on the Contemplation Sutra and it was a success. (Andrews 1991, 183) In brief, Daozhuo helped a lot in the development of Pure Land piety. 2.4 Development Under the Leading of Shandao (613-681) Shandao started preaching in the Tang Dynasty and he further promoted the idea of Pure Land Buddhism to the public. At that time, there were hymns and rituals for worshipping Buddha Amitabha. Pictures of Buddha Amitabha and the Pure Land were created as well.
Introduction In human existence culture and spirituality and two separate subjects yet they overlap. Culture belongs to the human sphere while spirituality has its place in the divine. Culture has either good or bad features; and can only be measured by a standard objective. Spirituality has to do with a person’s position before God. The aim of this essay is to discuss the relationship a Christian is to have with his culture and the standard to judge culture.
In Buddhism, the Buddha does not have the ability to save people, but he can tell us how to achieve nirvana by practicing his teachings such as the Five Precept, the Noble Eightfold Path together with the Four Noble Truths. These sutra requires people to monitor themselves in a self-disciplined way, get away from Karma and practice to achieve the “awakened” stage. As to the god’s role in salvation, Christianity is taking different responsibility as Jesus is here to save human being for the evil deed they have done. Mankind do not the capability to save themselves, so Jesus, who likens followers to a family in which all are brothers and sisters of one another and children of one Father, in accordance with the idea “love without limits”, comes and save
Nathan also uses the Ring Parable to explain that only God can distinguish the true religion. The believer of a faith is incapable of knowing whether their religion is best. He cannot exclude his own religion, but he also cannot be sure that it is his. Just like the parable, the father is not accessible to consult on which ring is true. God is not accessible to man to ask which religion is the truth.
For over 2,000 years, Buddhism has interacted with all levels of Chinese culture such as literature, philosophy, morality, arts, architecture and religions. As a result, Buddhism has successfully integrated into the traditional Chinese culture and has become one of the three pillars.” (Xing, 308) 2010 Religious report survey data show that there are China has about 185 million Buddhist believers, and in contemporary China 's five major religions, Buddhism has the most extensive influence on Chinese society, and the most converted believers are also the most. Thus, Buddhism has influenced China deeply in some aspects, such as , people 's thought language and economy. The Chinese people 's thought has been greatly influenced by the doctrines of Buddhism. Firstly, “the basic doctrine of Buddhism includes the Four Noble Truths: 1.
Christianity thus believes in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are separate but equal aspects of the same God. Christians cannot explain the full nature of this Being but will not limit God by saying it is not possible. From this affirmation grew the confession of the
By the description about the background, on the one hand, from the responses of the Christians to the plague and the persecution, for the Christian themselves, the story in the Bible made them have the the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love. No matter how hard the persecution were, no matter how many people have died of them, they still believe the Lord, the only god in their mind. They had no fear. And for the other people, because of the plague, the Bible made them realize their evils, they got saved from the plague and became the Christians, which I think it was a good influence in people's moral development. It is also a great event in the development of