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  • Sacred Texts In Buddhism
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    Task one: 1. CHRISTIANITY Main Rituals: The sacraments are the main rituals, the connections between the sacraments with Catholicism and Orthodox are, Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony, Holy orders, Extreme unction and Reconciliation. Many of the sacraments are ignored by the Anglican Church however, Baptism and the Holy Eucharist is widely encouraged. Sacred Texts: The Sacred text of Christianity is the HOLY BIBLE, and this comprises of the old testament, Jewish scriptures and the new testamen...
  • Helped Spread The Religion
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    Buddhism and Christianity were each founded by one person, and then eventually grew into two of the largest religions in the world. Each religion had different reasons for the success in the spreading of each respected belief. Although both faced many hardships, the two religions overcame and prevailed through their problems and continued to find ways to attract new believers every day. Buddhism was founded by one man, Siddhartha Guatama. He was born into royalty around 563 B.C.E. in a Kingdom n...
  • Christianity And Buddhism
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    Christianity and Buddhism are different religions, yet compare and contrast greatly. Though founded at different periods of time, Christianity and Buddhism have shaped cultures and have had a great influence on people all around the world with origins, customs and beliefs. Siddhartha Gautama was born about 563 B.C. He left his wealthy lifestyle when he was about 29 to seek wisdom. For years, he found not wisdom but only pain. After meditating for several days under a tree, enlightenment finally ...
  • Buddhism To Christianity
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    Christian Evidences CHRISTIANITY AND BUDDHISM Buddhism was spawned in a Hindu environment, and therefore has some similarities to Hinduism. Just as is the case for Hinduism, there are countless forms and expressions of Buddhism. Many of the same criticisms that are used against Hinduism have been used against Buddhism. "Buddha" is a word which means "awakened one". Buddhism began with a man who was given this title after he was asked whether he was a god, or an angel, or a saint, and he replied ...
  • Zen Buddhist Philosophy On The Basketball Court
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    People around the world speak of American influence in politics, business, and merchandise. The terms 'globalization' or 'global interdependence' are recently being more understood by most when defining them with relation to corporations, environmental issues, and the modern economy. Can these terms be used to describe the religious beliefs in Canada? The religious life of North American society does not find its roots here at home. We live in a Christian domain. Its roots are 2000 years old and...
  • Buddhism And Christianity
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    Two religions, both very different and both very similar. Siddhartha Guat ama also known as Buddha ("Enlightened One") was the founder and probably the most influential person of Buddhism. He sat under a fig tree for 49 days to think and contemplate his thoughts. Buddhism was started around 600 B.C. Jesus is believed to be the Son of God in the Christian religion. He was also the most influential person of Christianity. Christianity was started around 34 B.C. Comparing the rituals each religion ...
  • Similarity Between Christianity And Pure Land Buddhism
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    In the early sixth century Christianity was evolving at a rapid pace. The spread of Christianity was not only moving westward through Europe, but it was also moving eastward down the Silk Road. The eastward spread of Christianity was primarily a form of Christianity known as Nestorianism, after the teachings of Nestorius, a fifth century patriarch. By 635 Nestorian Christianity had reached the heart of China spreading through all of Persia and India. During the middle of the seventh century Nest...
  • Fundamental Nature Of Christianity
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    The task at hand is quite impossible, especially in a ten-page paper. I am about to compare two entire religions, that is two entire belief systems that certain individuals have devoted their entire lives towards; that generations have sought to follow, further, and protect with their lives. I will attempt to do this, but please bear in mind that my personal views will inevitably surface to a great degree and I will be prone to taking sides. I believe in fact that these two systems are poles apa...
  • Most Distinctive Of The Japanese Religions
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    JAPAN: RELIGION BUDDHISM Buddhism is the Japanese religion that comes closest to paralleling Christianity, because of its concern for the afterlife and salvation of the individual. In this it shows its origin in India, a region that in religious and philosophical terms is more like the West than East Asia. The historical Buddha started with the basic Indian idea of a never-ending cycle of lives, each determining the next, and added to this that life is painful, that its suffering is caused by hu...

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