Religions of the World- an overviewJudaismChristianityIslamBaha’i FaithZoroastrianismHinduismBuddhismSikhismJainismTaoismConfucianismShintoWhat are the major religions of the world?
Your First Journaling QuestionWhich religious tradition do you know the least about? The most about? What do you know about this religious tradition, and how do you know it? Which tradition would you like to know more about? Do you have friends or relatives who are part of a religious tradition other then your own?
Categorizing Religions:- Ethnic vs. UniversalEthnic: the religion of a particular people or culture (e.g., Judaism, Shinto, Hinduism) (tend to be localized and do notactively seek converts)Universal: a religion which sees its message as true for all people (e.g., Christianity, Islam, Buddhism) (have spread throughout the world and tend to be very large in population, have actively sought converts from many cultures)
Categorizing Religions:- Theistic vs. Non-theistic