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History of Literature, Fhilosophy and Religions

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Part IV

A Brief History of Religions


Greek religion; Buddhism Judaism; Christianity; Islam

Philosophy of Religion


Ethics

Metaphysics

Philosophy of Science


 

History of Religions
 

 






 

 


A Brief History of Religions

(Encyclopaedia Britannica)



For treatment of particular religious systems, as well as founders, reformers, and other religious personages, see
 

 

Greek religion

see also Greek Mythology

 

 

 

Mystery religion

see also Egyptian religion

 

 

 

Middle Eastern religion

see also Manichaeism

 

 

 

Hinduism

see also Hinduism

 

 

 

Buddhism

see also Buddhism

 

 

 

Daoism

see also Daoism

 

 

 

Jainism

see also Hundred Schools of Thought

 

 

 

Sikhism

 

 

 

 

Confucianism

see also Confucianism

 

 

 

Shinto

see also Shinto

 

 

 

Zoroastrianism

see also Zoroaster

 

 

 

Judaism

see also Key Ideas: Judaism

 

 

 

Moses

see also The history of Judaism

 

 

 

Christianity

see also Key Ideas: Christianity

 

 

 

Jesus Christ

see also The history of Christianity

 

 

 

Roman Catholicism

see also In Focus: The Reformation

 

 

 

Lutheranism

see also Lutheranism

 

 

 

Protestantism

see also Protestantism

 

 

 

Calvinism

see also Calvinism

 

 

 

Eastern Orthodoxy

 

 

 

 

Biblical literature

 

 

 

 

Islam

see also Key Ideas: Islam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For cross-cultural discussion of religious beliefs and practices, see
 

 

ceremonial object

creed

death rite

 

 

dietary law

doctrine and dogma

feast

 

 

myth

nature worship

prayer

 

 

purification rite

religious dress

religious experience

 

 

religious symbolism and iconography

rite of passage

ritual

 

 

sacrament

sacrifice

sacred

 

 

theology

worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For a review of the efforts to systematically study the nature and classify the forms of religious experience, see

Philosophy of Religion
Study of Religion
Timeline of Religion


For philosophical and ethical aspects, see

Ethics
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Science


 

see also:
DAVID HUME "The Natural History of Religion"

 

 

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