Religion Of The World

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Religion is interwoven with the social, economic, and political life of the people. It is properly one of the areas of interest to a sociologist because of its influence on the individual and its functions in society. Thus, religion unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden-beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a church all those who adhere to them. Important practice of religion is the observance of rituals which prescribe some courses of action for dealing with sacred. These rituals are repetitive sets of action and patterns of behavior in relation to the sacred for the regulation and ordering of social lives. Ritual acts may be in the form of prayers, singing, chanting, and sharing certain foods. The rituals bring the believers of any given religion together.

I believe on Christianity. Christianity is the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. It began in the Palestine and was proclaimed the fulfillment of Jewish teaching regarding the coming of the Messiah, promised by God to redeem man from sin. Christianity has been not only a religious force, but also a social and political one. Often it has been imposed by military power that hardly seems in keeping with the precepts of the gentle Jesus (Dodd, 23-24). Nevertheless, the moral lessons taught by Christianity have had a profound effect in teaching man to ha deal justly with his fellows and to observe the pleas of Jesus to “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matthew 19:19).

Christianity is the religion of Christians. They follow the teachings of a preacher and healer, called Jesus Christ, who lived about 2,000 years ago in Palestine in the Middle East. ...

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...arize beliefs about Jesus and his role, to aid in conversion and to answer those Christians who adopted views unacceptable to Church leaders. The precise nature of Christ became the subject of the discipline known as Christology. Traditions later coalesced around various events in the life of Christ.

Reference:

Dodd, C. H. The Founder of Christianity, pp. 23-24. London: Collins; Fount, 2000). Standard biographical study for general reader.

McCollister, J.C. (2001).The Christian Book of Why, 5th ed. Pp. 46-48 (Jonathan David, 1999).

Noll, M.A. and others. Eerdman’s Handbook to Christianity in America, pp. 43-44 (2003).

Wiggins, James and R.S. Ellwood. Christianity: a Cultural Perspective, pp. 18-21 (Prentice Hall, 1999).

“Religious practiced and information. Divorce and remarriage: many different religious views.” http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_divo.htm

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