African American Religion
The African American churches are the oldest and most important
institutions in their communities.
Since African American religion has always been predominantly Christian
in character, this lecture will center l
Background: Began in India about 500 years before Christ. Many had
become disillusioned with certain beliefs of Hinduism. Most notably, the
Caste System and the whole idea of the endless cycle of births, deaths and
rebirths were viewed with dread
Hinduism is one of the worlds oldest of all religious systems; it dates
back from India and from which sect you are speaking of it dates back
2000-3000 years BCE. It is one of the most vast, broad and yet also
one of the most complicated and c
Shinto, a religious form of Japanese nationalism is one of the oldest of
all the worlds religions. It is unlike other religions in as much as it is
basically not a system of beliefs. It has been variously defined. John B.
Noss definition states:
Evil can be moral, natural, gratuitous and mixed.
Moral: Evil Choices
Natural: No human involvement nor intelligent purpose Natural disasters
Gratuitous: Personal and emotional evil. Suffering of the innocent.
Mixed: Free choices and natural ev