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    Christian Denominations

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    are over 635 Christian denominations in the United States alone (Wilson, p.145). Why is there such a diverse number of denominations all coming from the same foundation, from one religion? How and why did the Christian Church split into denominations in the first place? Duke University assistant professor of church history, Ted A. Campbell, explains denominations this way: “...those who ended up starting new denominations did not set out to do so...Instead, denominations are, by and large, formal

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    Comparing Christianity and Islam

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    lines. I will start this essay by explaining Christianity, and many things about it. The word “Christianity” itself, means “Believer in Christ.” If you are a believer in this religion, you are called a “Christian”. There are many different denominations of this religion, and the things they share are the belief that the Bible is the Word of God, and that Jesus Christ was the savior sent by God through His love. It is hard to say everything about Christianity, because there are about 34,000 different

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    Muslim Fundamentalism

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    arose in the United States starting among conservative Presbyterian academics and theologians at Princeton Theological Seminary in the first decade of the Twentieth Century [5] [6]. It soon spread to conservatives among the Baptists and other denominations during and immediately following the First World War [5] [6]. The movement's purpose was to reaffirm orthodox Protestant Christianity and zealously defend it against the challenges of liberal theology, German higher criticism, Darwinism, and other

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    History

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    revival from the bland, monotone speakers of the past. The new speakers were crazed with enthusiasm and used unheard of methods of preaching, which greatly upset “old lights” or orthodox clergymen. The Great Awakening caused the creation of many new denominations, preaching styles, and competitiveness in America’s churches. Jonathan Edwards was one of the first men to revolutionize the nation with these new preaching techniques. His most famous speech, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” gave a graphic

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    The Welcome Ceremony: A Role

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    village where they are expected usually find the ali'i and faipule waiting for them either outside or within a house. If the occasion is a very formal one, the whole village may have assembled in its various groups, matai, Pastors of different denominations, Women's Committee in distinctive uniforms, schools and young men and women. In this case, a arch of welcome will probably also have been constructed. The meeting house (fale fono) and other houses set aside for the adjustment of the party, are

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    Marriage in Islam and Christianity

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    this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one, therefore what god has joined together let no man separate’. Within Christianity exist a number of denominations that do practice the tradition or sacrament of marriage. In the Orthodox Church, marriage is considered to be a sacrament and is held within high significance. There is a lot of symbolism entwined within the marriage ceremony. The most important

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    freedom of religion and worship and even a list of the different recognized religions of Israel. The following religions are recognized by the state of Israel: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and Baha’I, within the Christian religion the following denominations are recognized: Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholic, Latin (Roman Catholic), Armenian Orthodox, Armenian Catholic, Maronite, Syrian Orthdox, Syrian Catholic, Chaldaic (Catholic) and Evangelical Episcopal (Anglican). As one can clearly see Israel is

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    Religion Support And Education

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    support is one of the main reasons why society and its morals are decreasing. World Vision of Canada has published as of November 1993 statistics dealing with the attendance of church and youth, which states; Canada's church attendance, in all denominations has decreased by twenty-five percent in adults and fifteen percent in youth. In Britain Adult attendance is down ten percent and youth attendance is down nine percent. In France the adult attendance is down thirteen percent, statistics for youth

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    American Religious Movements

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    and exist within a pluralist society. American Protestantism struggled in the 1920’s with the issues of biblical criticism, sources of authority in Christianity, and the theory of evolution. Presbyterians and Baptists experienced splits in their denominations as the events of this decade began to chip away at fundamentalism. For example, John T. Scopes was put on trial for the teaching of evolution, which violated a Tennessee state statute. The growing controversy between Fundamentalists and Modernists

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    marriage is widely debated among all religious traditions. Many conservative denominations believe that, "A believer marrying or intending to marry an unbeliever is clearly going against the expressed commandment of God" (J.J. Lim) . Other religious denominations view intermarriages as, "The unity within diversity that adds a richness and beauty to marriage and to life" (Rev. Tom Chulak) . Regardless of one's religious denomination, a person's religion comprises the framework of meaning and the source

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