Comparative Religions Chapter 13 Response–New Religious Movements

Unlike my previous posts related to the information presented by Living Religions this post will not be strictly devoted to a specific religion, rather this post will be dedicated to the general concept of various new religious movements. New religious movements include the emergence of new religions, branches of existing religions, and the reinterpretation of…

Comparative Religions Chapter 12 Response–Sikhism

Sikhism is another religion formed in the same relative geological region as quite a few of the previously discussed religions, most notably Islam and Hinduism. Sikhism was first envisioned by Guru Nanak who was born during the 15th century CE in an area of Northern India known as Punjab; Punjab was a unique location due…

Comparative Religions Chapter 11 Response–Islam

Islamism is the third and final religion of the Jewish-Christian-Islam triangle that forms an intricate web of conflicting and agreeing beliefs. Due to the circumstances from which Islam began, with Isma’il(Ishmael) the older, banished son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar, actually makes Islam as old or nearly as old as Judaism; as you may…

Comparative Religions Chapter 10 Response–Christianity

Christianity is, in essence, the offshoot of Judaism that follows the teachings by Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples; Christianity started as a rather small sect of followers in the early CE has since then become the largest religion across the entire planet. The Christian Bible is a compilation of the Hebrew Bible known as…

Comparative Religions Chapter 9 Response–Judaism

Judaism is an ancient religion that dates back as far as 1900 BCE, marked by emergence the first patriarch Abraham. The label Jewish is of dual use meaning either a follower of the religion Judaism or as an ethnical background; it is not uncommon for ethnical Jewish people to not be followers of Judaism. Reoccurring…