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Comparative Religions and Denominations

Parent Category: Religion & Spirituality
Comparative religion refers to the study that analyzes the differences and similarities of concepts, myths, themes and rituals among the religions in the world. It also refers to man’s ideas about the spiritual, the sacred and the divine.
  The Roman Catholic Church, I believe.
We only have one God, the ever-living God who created everything that you see. Read the Bible because it is God's word and you will find who He is.
Both religions have a very broad spectrum of variety in beliefs,  so it is hard to narrow similarities because most teachings are not  all-encompassing to both faiths. The dharma for Hindu's is the  natural or eternal law of things, which includes doing the right  things basically. For many...
  In theory, creation of a classless, stateless society of equals (a comune). In such society tere is no private posession, each member works to his best abilites, and gets whatever he needs. In theory in such a society people would have held the interests of the comune as the first priority, so...
I assume you mean in the Dark Ages and the Medieval period.   The ancient world had considerable surgical skill. With the  invasions many many valuable texts were lost. The Church banned  dissection, and so the advance of the science of anatomy was  completely halted. Surgery in this period...
    === no if they did we would know ===  
The most agreed upon meaning of Easter in the world is about Jesus.  Easter is the Day that Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
  == Was the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Pro-Life'? ==   Direct quotations answering this subject are rather scanty. With such a provocative subject, it is necessary to be quite precise.   Without citing his sources, the African American Reverend Clenard Childress, New Jersey...
Hibbish is a new religion. Three young women set out to find a new way of life because they were tired of there old religions on there way they run into what the Hibbish call their Jesus. After meeting the Hibbish Jesus the three prophets spoke to their new god and what he/she told them was the 69...
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . ." You will need to clarify the question, as I do not know if you mean "What are some examples of State Churches in America" or "What are some high profile romantic pairings (couples)...
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Yes! We believe. Jesus said: "I am the way the truth and the life." But the Important bit is that one needs to follow the way that Jesus has showed.
I don't want to be frank but Satan uses different religions andschemes to ensnare people. 1 John 4:1 says, "Beloved ones, do notbelieve every inspired statement, but test the inspired statementsto see whether they originate with God, for many false prophetshave gone out into the world." We also know...
NoneThere is no exact religion because everyone believes indifferent thoughts. Every religion has part of the "truth", and no one religion is moreright than another one. Christianity Direct answer..in john 13:34,35 Jesus said by this all will knowthat you are my disciples,if you have LOVE among...
Well, Lutheranism is based off the same background as Christian Reformed, but is a bit different. Lutheranism is not as based off of Faith as much as Christian Reformed.Although Faith is in the Lutheran Religion, childhood education on the subject plays a big role. For example, being Confirmed in a...
In one way, this is not a fair question, because every denomination has a range of attitudes towards interpretations of the Bible, from this--is-what-the-Bible-says-so-do-it to this-is-what-I-think-so-do-what-you-like. Also, another problem is that of 'cherry-picking' particular verses and ignoring...
Lutheranism is the original Protestant Church, & still has much in common with Catholicism. Pentecostalism emphasizes speaking in Tongues, as on the Day of Pentecost.
They are really different because the Protestant only base in the Bible alone,but the Catholic were more broad theology.The Catholic based on the Sacred scripture which is the Bible,Apostolic tradition and the Church Magisterium or the Law of the church.It is like that the Protestant base on faith...
because ANSWER Jehovah's Witnesses dress and behave in a modest fashion and try not to draw undue attention to themselves or their bodies. If their modesty and mild manner if found wildly attractive by non-witnesses they have to accept that as part of living in a world that is somewhat obsessed.
  Color people are the same as any other human-being.
"What separates us as believers in Christ is much less than what  unites us." (Pope John XXIII)    Almost all doctrine is completely agreed upon between Catholic  Christians and other Christians.    Here is the joint declaration of justification by Catholics (1999),  Lutherans (1999),...
According to the 2013 CIA Factbook, the population of France was  66.6 million, 64% of whom (42,624,000) are Catholic.
Roman Catholics are a denomination (branch) of the Worldwide Christian Church that believes Jesus Christ is Lord, and God incarnate, and one of the three persons (with the Father and Holy Spirit) in a Trinitarian Godhead as taught by Christ himself, the apostles, and the early Church fathers. While...
Socratic wisdom is best described as feigned ignorance. Also known  as 'intellectual humility,' it is an attempt to remain objective  regardless of what one may know to be true. In Socrates' own words:  'All I know is that I know nothing.'
  It varies depending how you categorize them. In the U.S., it is the Lutheran Church (ELCA).
Japanese society is racially homogeneous with small populations of foreign workers, Zainichi Koreans, Japanese Brazilians, chinese, Filipinos and others. The most dominant native ethnic group is the Yamato people; the primary minority groups include the indigenous Ainu and Ryukyuan, as well as...
    it means my back foot  
There is no difference Mormons are Christians. The true name of the Mormon church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ADDITION: Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) are not a separate religion. To say otherwise would be like saying Catholics aren't Christian.
Martin Luther was one of the main people who started the Protestant Reformation so is sometimes considered the founder of Protestantism. However, there is no one thing called the "Protestant Church" so there is no one founder of it.
Modern humanist do not believe that there is a God. Early humanists, during the Renaissance, believed that God existed but they exalted human reasoning above moral standards or religious books and didn't care much about God.
The watchers were left behind when the Gods returned to their place of origin. To watch over what they had created i.e the human race. They are rarely seen and usually called ufo's.
  == I believe this phrase refers to a parallel that the new testament implies regarding our Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ. More than once in the good book , Christ is referred to as the Good Shepard who has come to earth to gather his flock of sheep(i.e. you and me and anyone else who wants to...
because all the other planets have poisonous gas, Jupiter has poisonous orange clouds whilst Mercury is to close to the sun, Mars has loads of astroids around it Neptune has a seathrougb ring around so it would be really easy to fall off, Saturn is the same as Neptune + it would be to cold.
Senior and Junior are for successive generatons, such as father and son.   "II" is used for same name but NOT successive generation such as a grandson.
Strictly speaking, there are none. However, some civil holidays may be celebrated by virtually all religions in some way, such as Thanksgiving in the U.S. and Canada.
All churches worship God in different ways , that's fine as long as They are worshipping God and love him not just following a set of Rules and singing souless empty hyms on a Sunday then living a non christian life for the rest of the week.
Well, Christians use mainly the cross, because our faith is based on the fact that we believe that Jesus died for our sins and rose again. Another sign that is used is the fish. They used this sign back long ago when Christian persecution was going on and people had to figure out if they could trust...
The reason behind from this question can deffer depend on the definition of poor how it means to a particular person in general.Catholic 'is' and not 'are' items of constitution is very rich because of the wealth stolen from other re-souses but, other denominations are very rich in terms of their...
The short answer is YES! However We do not believe that angels are loved ones that have died and gone to heaven. The Bible is very clear that there are angels! THREE ORDERS OF ANGELS Gen. 3:24; 2 Kings 19:15 --- Cherubims Isa. 6:2, 6 --- Seraphims 1 Thess. 4:16: Jude 9 --- Archangel WORK OF...
Well, Mandaeaism is pretty small(only about 10,000 adherents).
  A person who does not believe in Jesus or Satan could be a follower of one of the many other religions around the world, or he or she could be an atheist or perhaps an agnostic. Since belief in Jesus is only one of the options available to us, it is difficult to typecast people.
There are various religions which feature confessions. For example,  there is Catholicism, in which people are encouraged to confess  their sins.
First of all it is almost an historical accident that the Anglican church is called Episcopal- which is an adjective form of Episcopus- the Rank title of Bishop. The Episcopal Church has Bishops and archbishops in its hierarchy. There are three main brances of Episcopalianism- HIgh Church, quite...
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Catholics believe in every sacrament, all seven, instead of many Protestant religions, believing in only two sacraments.
The Seventh-day Adventists celebrate their Sabbath on Saturday.   Another answer:   There are several differences, but because both are more or less mainstream evangelical denominations, they are fairly similar. Some differences are: 1) that Southern Baptists believe that you go to heaven or...
No. Jehovah's Witnesses and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) are two different religions. Their beliefs are quite different from one another, but they are both well known for their door-to-door evangelism. You can learn more about both Jehovah's...
  The predominant religion in Syria is Islam but about 10% of the population is Christian.
There are many all over the world it can be answered but not if you travel the world you will not find many but that can't be answered
No, scientologists for instance believe in narconon, and will remove members from hospitals. They believe being in isolation and cleansing their souls will cure than better than medicine or psychiarty will. Christian Scientists refuse all medical drugs thinking their faith should be able to cure...
  To be very general, the main difference lies in the difference between the religions themselves. The Taoist Superior man does not involve himself in the workings of society and is at one with nature. The Confucian Superior Man is educated, and righteous in action, though and speech in order to...
  The pentecostals belive that speaking in tongues is the way all cristians should pursue.For most pentecostals speaking in tongues is a must for being taken when rapture occures,some say that the only way to be saved is if we speak in tongues.Pentecostals want to belive more in all miracles and...
Nelson Mandela was a baptized Methodist Christian.
  * Buddhism  * Confucianism  * Hinduism  * Islam  * Janism  * Judaism  * Paganism  * Sikhism  * Shintoism  * Taoism  * Zoroastrianism
  Christians believe that one goes to either Heaven or Hell at death, depending on whether or not the person has received Christ as the payment for their sins.   The Buddhist afterlife isn't a "location" per se, it's a release from the cycle of reincarnation. They believe if you reach Nirvana...
The main difference is that the Catholic Church has a lot more bright colours, whereas the Protestants are more bland.
it a book in the bible the 6th book
There are many differences and similarities. Many volumes could be written about this. The primary difference is that Sikhism is theistic and Buddhism is not.
They both believe in the Trinity doctrine and they both believe in the Virgin Birth
Hinduism came first. Buddhism was started by Siddhartha Gautama, who took parts of Hinduism and incorporated them into his ideas, as he was born into a Hindu family. These shared beliefs include reincarnation and karma, nonviolence and compassion. Buddhists believe want is the root of suffering (as...
The Catholic church was the one and only religion in the middle ages. A Some What Wider View. The Middle Ages started in 476 AD and ended in 1500 AD. If you look at the entire world, the peoples had many religious beliefs. The major Religious influences and their (approximate) dates of inception:...
Hinduism believes in a Supreme Creator, whereas Buddhism does not.
Christianity encompasses ANY religion that believes Jesus Christ, the son of God, died, and rose on the third day to redeem people's souls. Catholisism is a branch of Christianity. Therefore, It is impossible to have differences and similarities. It's like saying What is the difference between...
  she is Jewish
  jehovahs witnesses are the best religion they are the most loving , forgiving, religion.
Say "mazel tov" and don't mention the war.
  i never do but you can go any day it is open & sometimes even when it is closed
  The Hindu scriptures are far older than Christianity and show no influence from such as recent religion. The Hindu notion of the godhead of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva bears a resemblance to the Christian Trinity, but the Holy Trinity was not really established in Christian thinking until the...
  The Torah is the most sacred Jewish book, and is (basically) the first 5 books of the Christian old testament.
The age of Holiness Pentecostal church is undetermined. But, the first congregation of Pentecostals, was also the first congregation of Christians. In the Upper Room was the first sanctuary, where Jesus told his followers to tarry. So, It's been awhile. :]How we figure they're Pentecostal is they...
St. Stephen's in Ashton under-Lyne, Manchester, is Anglican/The Church of England.
         The larger Christian denominations are : (in order of numerical size): Catholic (both Roman and Eastern Rites), Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Romanian etc), Anglican/Episcopalian, Oriental Orthodoxy (Copts, Armenians, Syriacs, Eritreans), Uniting Church in Australia. ...
First (of all) " The New Testament Church of Christ", in Matt.16:18 is Jesus's promise to build his church; and that promise was fulfilled in Acts chapter 2, AD 33,9am,Jerusalem is where & when the church was built(established). Secondly Anything before this isn't the church & anything after...
There may be some Presbyterian churches somewhere that forbid women wearing pants in worship. Otherwise, the culture of a particular congregation (rural/urban, formal/informal, older/younger) is probably a more significant factor as to whether women do or don't wear pants in worship. There are many...
Religional differences have started countless wars, even sects with almost no difference, claiming more lives than any other cause in recorded history.
  Namasmaran is practice followed around the world but more commonly in INDIA for generations and the ones who transformed to higher levels of consciousness preached the technique to others who are called SAINTS.   Not sure of the world, but in India there are number of saints who preached...
The Pope has called Judaism "Christianity's older sister," since Christianity bases much of its content on Judaism.
To keep men's huevos warm and cozy. And womens pán warm!
Many religions use statues to help them pray to a particular god or saint. Catholics know that the statue is only a representation of the saint, but kneel in front of it while praying for the saint to intercede on their behalf.
The bible does not mention their name. But one thing is clear one repented and was saved, the other did not was doomed.
"Christianity" is separated into dozens (maybe even hundreds) of sects. Catholicism is the original Christian church, it traces its beginnings back to Jesus Christ and St Peter (also known as Simon-Peter ... one of the twelve disciples). In about 1300 CE the "schism" "Orthodox" split from the...
  He is a Christian, he mentions his religion in a interview and also on his old myspace account where he also lists enjoying reading christian/inspirational literature in his spare time.
Different countries around the world have different traditional religions that the majority of the country follow such as Christianity Catholicism Anglican and Protestant being the traditional religions for Britain which contains England The republic of Northern Ireland Wales and Scotland and in the...
Buddhism, Confucianism, & Christianity.
Do you mean Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Jewish Orthodox? Arguably, not a huge amount because orthodox usually denotes a high value being placed on procedure and tradition - which they all share to an extent.
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The story of the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt has  two key themes. The first is that of redemption from Egypt from  chapters 1 to 18 which details the life of Moses, the oppressive  situation of the Israelite slaves and the process of their being  'redeemed' from this through the...
Nobody knows for sure, but it is probably not true because, he didn't have a full belief in god, and he wanted to encourage people that he was soo special, so he would be followed by more supporters.
I believe Religion was started to try and makes sense of the  world/universe we live in. And later on it was modified to be a set  of moral values for us to follow eg. Dont steal, Dont murder  etc..Different cultures thought the natural world was created  differently and that is, in my opinion,...
The church is guided by the Holy Spirit as the truth to impose the law of the church while the government is so secular and accepting opinions to make it as the  truth when  the legislators made the law.  
The Presbyterian church is one of the denominations that began during the Protestant Reformation. If was started to better express the teachings of John Calvin, a leading Protestant theologian who taught in Geneva, Switzerland.
The following are some Catholic Symbols for the Holy Eucharist: The most classic is that of bread and grapes. The grapes, of course, allude to the wine used in the sacrifice of the Mass. This symbol is first seen in the Bible when the priest Melchisedech is met in Genesis with his offering of bread...
The term Exodus refers to the going out of the children of Israel from Egypt recorded in the second book of the Bible of the same name (i.e. Exodus). Since it refers to 'going out' or exiting a place it has been given on occasions a common everyday usage with that connotation.