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World Religions Essay

  • Submitted by: stackzmonrow
  • on February 21, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 613 words

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World religions
There are many different types of religions in this world. Some of them are monotheistic, meaning that they only believe in one God, and some are polytheistic. Some examples of world religions are Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.   These are also known as the 5 major religions of the world.
Judaism is oldest monotheistic religion still practiced in the world today. Abraham is generally recognized as the founder of Judaism. However, Moses is also considered a founder due to his role in his delivery of the Ten Commandments. Judaism was developed in the Middle East in and around the area that is currently Israel. The Holy Scriptures in the Jewish religion are the Torah and the Talmud. Jews worship in temples called Synagogues and mass is conducted by Rabbis, and they believe after they die they go to either heaven or hell after a proper judgment day with God himself.   The most important days to the Jewish faith are Passover celebration of the Exodus from Egypt, Chanukah, think of this holiday as the Jewish Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of fasten.   The Jewish faith denominations are known as movements.   There are Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative. Its teachings are the basis for more recently developed religious such as Christianity and Islam.
Islam was founded by the prophet Mohammed.   It was developed on the Arabian Peninsula in the year 622 AD and quickly spread to other regions. Islam is the most dominant religion throughout the Middle East, including Southwest Asia and North Africa. The teachings of Islam are collected in the Qur'an and the Five Pillars. Muslims gather to worship in temples called Mosques ran by Imams.   There are two denominations in the Muslim faith Sunna, believe the leader of the faith should be in relation to Muhammad and Shiite; believe the leader should be chosen.   Islamics do not have an individual holy day but a whole holy month of fasten called Ramada. After...

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