Religion with its roots in the teachings of Abraham, who is credited with uniting his people to worship only one God. According to Jewish teaching, Abraham and God have a covenant in which the Jews agree to worship only one God , and God agrees to protect his chosen people, the Jews.
Religion based on the teachings of Jesus. According to the Christian teaching, Jesus is the son of God, placed on Earth to teach people how to live according to God's plan.
The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
a monotheistic pre- Islamic religion of ancient Persia founded by Zoroaster in 6th century BC
Origin-indigenous religion of India
one supreme reality (Brahman) manifetsed in many gods and goddesses
purpose is to gain release form rebirth or at least better rebirth
reincarnation until enlightenment
yoga,meditation,pilgrimages to holy city
is a religion and philosophy found in Asia. Began by Siddhartha in the fifth century of India.
the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ancestor worship, reverence for parents, and harmony in thought and conduct.
Religion believed to have been founded by Lao-Tsu focused on the proper form of political rule and on the oneness of humanity and nature. Yin-Yang
is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. They were a part of religion in ancient Greece and are part of religion in modern Greece and around the world
The Romans believed in many of the Gods the Greeks did but gave them Latin names.
seat of power- Constantinople
language used in church service- Greek
supreme power- Emperor
clergy can be married
pope only has power in the west
no icons for christian worship-iconoclasts
Roman Catholic Church
One of three major branches of Christianity, a 2nd of the 3 major branches of Christianity, arose out of the division of the Roman Empire by Emperor Diocletian into 4 governmental regions: Seat is in Rome
Russia's dominant religion
-developed from Byzantine NOT Rome
the traditional religion of Japan
The expeditions that were made to try to regain the Holy Land from the Muslims.
belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
A Renaissance intellectual movement in which thinkers studied classical texts and focused on human potential and achievements.
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