World Religions By: Lindsay Duncan (Christianity ( (Holy Places: Jerusalem…
World Religions By: Lindsay Duncan
Major branches of christianity
Church of the East
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Main Beliefs: 10 Commandments, The Bible, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, by Grace through Faith we are saved, not by works. Christ was risen from the dead to sit at the right of God.
Sacred Text: The Bible
Most practiced: Americas/ Europe
Afterlife: Heaven and Hell
Adherents: 2.2 Billion people
Holy Places: Jerusalem, Mecca, Galilee
Holy Buildings: The Temple, The Church
Theistic: Monotheism= 1 God
Diffusion Route: Started in the Roman Empire, after Jesus died the Word kept spreading
Cultural Landscape: N/A
Central FIgure: The Trinity (The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit
Diffusion Route: Through the Silk Road, to China and India
Current Size: around 488 million
Central Figure: Buddha
Theism: No belief in a personal god.
Branches: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana
Holy Books: The Tripitaka, Mahayana Sutras, Tibetan Book of the Dead