Religious Studies

Religious Studies - authority as texts like the Christian...

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Religious Studies 30/09/2007 16:06:00 Hinduism Refered to as the universal truth Implied that it is able to embrace the truths of all systems and believes in  embracing truth in multiple manifestations.  Dominant religion of the Indian Subcontinent which 700 million people  consider themselves to be Hindus. Some Hindus are monotheistic while others are polytheistic.  Some Hindus consider themselves to be agnostic where God is unknowable  while others are Atheistic and believe that there is not a God Hindus have a wide number of sacred text but none are considered with as much 
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Unformatted text preview: authority as texts like the Christian Bible, the Jewish Torah, or the Muslim Qur’an. • The most widely accepted of Hindi texts are the Vedas which translates to Wisdom texts. These were written over 2000 years ago, however few Hindus are able to read them and rely on the Brahmins or priests who memorize and recite them although without meaning. ← Hindu was originally used to define the people of a certain geographic region of northern India ← 30/09/2007 16:06:00 ← 30/09/2007 16:06:00 ←...
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