In this slide set
We will cover three religious traditions in China that
are practiced simultaneously:
Folk religion has been part of Chinese
culture since early humans settled the
Contents of this lesson
The four founders of Christianity
The Christian Bible
Divisions in Christianity
Why Christians are not well
versed in Christian history
Focus on the future
Jewish, Greek, Roman: the cultures that shaped Christianity
The origins of Christian beliefs and practices have been disputed by various Christian
denominations for centuries. The nature of that dispute tends to divide Christians betwee
What is Buddhism?
A reform of Hinduism that became its
own religion in 500 BCE
Will religion ever disappear?
BBC Future, Rachel Nuwer, 19 December 2014
A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at
death that there is no God, no afterlife and no divine plan. And its an outlook that c
The word messiah is a Greek rendition of the
Hebrew term moshiach. It means anointed one.
God usually commanded the anointing.
Anointing always involved oil being poured on
the head of the chosen man.
Who was anointed in the Hebrew scriptures?
A tradition of rituals rather than beliefs
There are no official
scriptures in Shinto.
Shinto does not
worship a god, but
thousands of local
There are no required
beliefs in Shin
Harmony with the outer world
Peace within oneself
The religions and their origins
Buddhism: India, China, Tibet,
Japan, Thailand, Cambodia,
Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos,
Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar