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The world of creation consists of two worlds, the visible world and the unseen world. The soul is the divine dimension of human existence. Human creation is based on God's love for his servants. Illness and life's sufferings are a divine test. Reaching the position of "lightness of the heart" requires "surrender, satisfaction and purification of th...
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This study aims to evaluate whether the idea of ultimate reality in world religions contributes to the characteristics of the world religion paradigm, which is hierarchical cosmology or "subject-object cosmology." Several research on this topic claims that one of the characteristics of the world religion paradigm is its hierarchical perspective. Di...
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There occurred the Mahabharata war between the Asuric Kauravas originating from the defeated Harappa–Mohenjo-daro population and the invading sapien-neanderthal hybrid Aryan Pandavas. The hybrid Aryan kings priest was Brihuspati who worshipped vedic gods and the neanderthalic Asuras priest was Shukracharya who worshipped Shiva. The Kauravas were de...
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The phenomenon of woman has always been a subject of discussion in all religions. Women throughout history have often been positioned relative to men. All aspects of her life, such as her creation and function in the world, to which she corresponds in terms of physiology, are constantly compared with men. And religions occupy the most important...
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This is my relative that is not is for common people but for the Enlighted the entire world is a family. Aum! May all life be happy,free from disease, enjoy prosperity, none experience sorrow! Everyone’s needs be fulfilled and filled withauspiciousness! Aum! Peace Be Everywhere! (Hindutva, Essence of Vedas, Maha & Brihadarnyaka upanishads) ========...
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The Israeli Digital Diplomacy Seeks, via Its Official accounts In Arabic, To Speak The Arab Peoples Directly, To Present An Image about The Cultural And Religious Diversity Of Israeli Society, And To Promote The Concept Of The Abrahamic Religions (Judaism- Christianity- Islam), Also Undermining the confidence of Egyptians and Arabs in the history a...
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Islamophobia is a socio-cultural and challenging phenomenon in the contemporary era. The animosity and hostility arising from Islamophobia in most cases originate from the misunderstanding of non-Muslims about Islamic principles and beliefs. Numerous examples of Islamophobia can be seen in Federer's book; « WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT T...
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Transplantation allows us to confidently save the lives of previously doomed patients. Unfortunately, this colossal achievement of human progress has a problematic side – the shortage of donor organs. The use of animal organs could solve it. Currently, the issues of xenotransplantation have become relevant again after the experimental xenotransplan...
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The prayer of the saints as the purest form of conversation with God, has always been considered in the field of religious research. Whereas the comparative aspect of this religious area was hardly dealt with, let alone the relevant interdisciplinary, linguistic-philosophical investigations. Therefore, in this article, for the first time, an interd...
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The second session of interfaith dialogue between Iran and Japan was held in Tokyo on Tuesday, with the theme of “Environment in Islam and Shinto”. Held by the Iranian Cultural Center in Japan in cooperation with the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the event was attended by a number of cultural and religious officials from the t...
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The purpose of this research is to conduct a comparative analysis of the Messiah in Semitic religious discourse, focusing on Muslims' specially the Sunni school of thought. The notion of Mahdism is generally recognized in all three major sematic faiths. Muslims scholars, particularly Shiites, believe in Mahdi and see him as the cornerstone of their...
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Halal and Kosher generally may have shared certain attributes as both were originated within Abrahamic religions. The globalization and internalization of food industry has encouraged both dietary laws to pursue standards regulatory and procedures not only to preserve their laws and beliefs but also to provide better services to their respective ma...
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In view of the basic concepts in Vedic Sanskrit literature of the most ancient peaceful knowledge-based culture surviving on earth despite the relentless Abrahamic onslaught for about 4,000 years on this intangible cultural heritage of humanity, and in light of 98% of the world’s ancient heritage of cultures having been wiped out by these brutal do...
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The Hindu religion is the only one of the world’s great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an innate, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology. In the most ancient Vedic literature and culture of the world, Rishika...
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Fundamentalism is more accurately attributable only to the people of the book (Jews, Christians, Muslims) and Communists, but not to Hindus because they have a library of books and many Bhagavans and Bhagavatis instead of a single book, single prophet, single God, and dogma. Sacred texts of prophetic Abrahamic religions play a constitutive role int...
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This paper advances the concept of the entrepreneurial mindset for women entrepreneurs in a developing country. This paper conceptualizes entrepreneurial mindset from a female perspective and explores its impact on individual life, family, and community. We present the Women Entrepreneurship Plus Model (WE-PLUS) framework embedded in the socio-reli...
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This article focuses on the controversy and theological polemics advanced by the Jewish-Karaite movement against one of the central concepts of mainstream Rabbinic Judaism—the Oral Torah and the legitimacy of its transmission (“Chain of Tradition”). This process passed through a series of formative stages of Karaism: from radical scripturalism fund...
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The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within. Sanatana (eternal) Vedic culture...
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Ayodhya is a city situated on the banks of holy river Saryu. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, it is the headquarters of Ayodhya District and Ayodhya division. Ayodhya, also known as Saket and an ancient city of India, is the birthplace of Bhagwan Shri Ram and setting of the great epic Ramayana. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kos...
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The Jewish texts and the Qur'an often speak with acknowledged venom of pagans and their religions. They were after all their, at one time, powerful competitors. Falsely the Abrahamic religions claim that only within their various books and from their various gods morality arises. In fact, the morality of the Abrahamic gods tends to be woefully nega...
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Vedic Hindutva culture existed all over the world prior to its destruction by iconoclastic Abrahamic religions in the 2000-year long and continuing Genocide/Dismantling of Global Hinduism (DGH) and Gazwa-E-Hind (GEH) . The world is changing with the technological changes and the whole world is looking for an escape from the “convert or die” policy...
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The so-called Hindu high castes that are converted to Islam are now called Ashrafs! Assertions and complaints are that with all the Gazwa-E-Hind and Global Dismantling of Hinduism for the past two millennia, there still are Hindus who continue to survive through the Islamic and Christian invasions and colonization! How sad for the modern Abrahamic...
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Bronwen Neil, Dreams and Divination from Byzantium to Baghdad, 400–1000 CE, Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, pp. xiv + 230, ISBN: 978-0-19-887114-9 (hbk). $85.
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Amidst the increasing of opportunities to come in contact with values and worldviews of various religions, this textbook is a useful reference for students and scholars of Comparative Religion, and other readers who would like to deepen the understanding of the attitude of believers of Abrahamic religions to the Sacred in other religions, yet do no...
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This contribution discusses the question whether there is a general interlinking between the fundamentalist perception and practice of Abrahamic religions by some believers or groups and their (in-)ability to cope with pandemics such as Covid-19, or if this assumption is misleading. With the help of selected examples from fundamentalist groups of t...
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One of the most fundamental causes of religious intolerance is the proclamation of absolute or exclusive monotheism. Across the globe, religious intolerance with the attendant violence is principally associated with the Abrahamic religions, namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Of all three, Judaism is not just the oldest but the mother of the r...
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Revelation places the fundamental position in Abrahamic religion of belief system and the discussion about it is very long and endless. Generally,revelation in Islam is realized as "communication between God and human manifested in holy Qur'an delivered by Angel Gabriel externally out of prophet's self." William Montgomery Watt and Fazlur Rahman ha...
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The challenge of evil to rational Abrahamic religions has clearly been articulated in modern philosophy of religion predicated on the incompatibility of the omnipotence, omnibenevolence, and omniscience of God with the existence of evils. Even within the Islamic theological and philosophical traditions, there is a venerable history of theodicies an...
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The Abrahamic religions, which have been propagated and promoted by the divine prophets, aimed to guide human beings to worldly and heavenly happiness. Islamic spirituality is achieved by observing religious rules. As people spend much of their lives at the workplaces, it is imperative to address spirituality at the workplace and its effect on the...
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Hovevei Zion is a collective name for several societies established in Eastern Europe in the 19th century, advocating immigration to the land of Israel, settlement of the land and agricultural work. This article examines the religious approach of several prominent thinkers from among Hovevei Zion and the First Aliya, who shared the perception of fa...
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It is widely accepted that some characteristics and aspects of spirituality have been mentioned in the religious beliefs, teachings and practices of many divine (Abrahamic) religions, including Islam. This has recently drawn researchers’ attention, working in the fields of psychology and religion, towards the relationship between religion and spiri...
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本期的專刊由三位年輕與具有潛力的學者 來提出對華人本土心理學的研究進路的分析與建議。 三位年輕學者的觀點提供了華人本土心理學的發展可能路 徑 與重要的靈性與自性的研究主題。 周琬琳是新儒家年輕一代 傳人,以其哲學的訓練背景提出了構建「華人本土心理學」如何可能之路徑辨析與解題,她先提出構建「華人本土心理學」如何可能的三個重要條件 與「華人本土心理學」如何的三個可能,最後提出 四個可能的路徑:中國 自古是 有心理學 前提 、如何與西方對話與 對接,提出可採用雙重詮釋與過轉理論、華人文化的主流與會通,應 安 置朱子理學路徑與陽明心學路徑及儒家思想的中 黃光國對於儒學的 現代化 創造性詮釋與新中體西用觀 的策略 。本文接著再提出 以 儒釋道智慧的 「 自性 」 修養 來進行 會通 與 現代化 修養心...
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All the three Abrahamic religions are considered as the monotheistic sources of violence around the globe. The Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments are criticized for encouraging radical religiosity, chauvinism and othering leading to violence in the name of religion while the Quran is blamed for promoting highly political religion which enco...
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Using the Religion and State-Minorities and WVS datasets, this study examined the impact of religiosity in Christian-majority countries on societal religious discrimination (i.e., discrimination by non-state actors) against religious minorities. We found that increased levels of religious activity and commitment in a country lead to less discrimina...
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Divine command theory is a theory of ethics that grounds the nature of ethical demands in the fact that they represent the command of God. It posit that God‟s command is the ultimate source of moral obligation or that God‟s will is the basis of moral laws. This position was held by the medieval theologians and philosophers like Anselm, Abelard, Dun...
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سنت‌گرایی همچون گفتمانی غالب در ابعاد مختلف اجتماعی تا پیش از ظهور دوران مدرن بوده که با طی‌کردن روند تکامل تدریجی، شالوده‌ای تجربی و دینی داشت. بعد از دوران مدرن و نفی داشته‌های وحیانی و سنت‌های برخاسته از آن، سنت‌گرایان فلسفی معاصر با رجعت به اصول سنّت، سعی در ایجاد گفتمان‌های پاسخگو به شرایط انسان معاصر کردند. از جمله در هنر و زیبایی‌شناسی مدرن...
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Human being is endowed with intellect. The standard and domain of intellectual exposure are different and diverse. Consequently, it gives birth to diversity in opinions and perspective that eventually results in mutual disagreement. A deep assessment of the human life indicates the fact that diversity exist in almost all aspects of human life. The...
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All Abrahamic religions have developed hypostatic and semi-divine perceptions of scripture. This article presents an integrated picture of a rich tradition developed in early kabbalah (twelfth–thirteenth century) that viewed the Torah as participating and identifying with the Godhead. Such presentation could serve scholars of religion as a valuable...
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This paper explores the evidence that the Sindhu-Saraswati Civilization was indigenous and continues as today's Hindu civilization; and that the division between so-called Dravidian and Aryan is a myth created by the Europeans and is part of Hitler's Nazi Myth of Aryan Invasion Theory (MAIT) because there is no evidence of any invasion of White Eur...
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In the aftermath of gun violence, those impacted and left to mourn are regarded as second victims. These individuals experience and are often burdened by mental and physical sequelae while attempting to cope with the trauma. The objective of this report is to highlight the support and resources of congregational and faith-based leaders available in...
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Different methods of epistemology create different philosophical views. None of the nursing theories have employed the revelational epistemology and the philosophical views of Abrahamic religions. According to Abrahamic religions, the universe and human being have been created based on God’s affection. Human being should deserve the position of God...
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Abstract Robert Orsi’s History and Presence identifies a major lacuna in the modern understanding of religion. If secularism is characteristic of the modern era, Orsi argues that it is not the absence of the faith. Instead, it is the approval of a certain kind of religion in which the "real presence," an interaction of sacred, metaphysical realm in...
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Considering intensifying sectarian conflicts in recent years and increasing interreligious violence around the globe, there is a need to further our understanding of negative attitudes toward religious out‐groups. To investigate the driving factors behind these negative attitudes among members of the three major Abrahamic religions, I employ origin...
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The rise and legacy of world religions out of that period centered roughly around 500-600 BCE, what John Stuart-Glennie termed in 1873 the moral revolution, and Karl Jaspers later, in 1949, called the axial age, has been marked by heightened ideas of transcendence. Yet ironically, the world itself, in the literal sense of the actual earth, took on...
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Doğu Akdeniz, kadim medeniyetlerin ve semavi dinlerin ortaya çıktığı bir bölge olarak köklü siyasi, sosyal, kültürel sorunların da yer aldığı bir bölgedir. Jeopolitik açıdan büyük öneme sahip olan bölge, son dönemde keşfedilen hidrokarbon kaynakları ve deniz yetki alanları paylaşım sorunlarıyla gündemde yer almaktadır. Bölge ülkeleri bir taraftan m...
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al-Nifaq al-Akhlaqiu (Moral Hypocrisy), a state of inner darkness, is regarded as a grave moral vice. Although, it is prevalent in social life, it has been denounced widely because of being one of the detestable spiritual diseases which are the root cause of moral decay. The ancient religions have been treating the heart with great reverence becaus...
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Robert Orsi’s History and Presence identifies a major lacuna in the modern understanding of religion. If secularism is characteristic of the modern era, Orsi argues that it is not the absence of the faith. Instead, it is the approval of a certain kind of religion in which the "real presence", an interaction of sacred, metaphysical realm in the ever...
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This article explores the anthropogenic menaces affecting Me'ee Bokko and Daraartu sacred shrines among Guji Oromo, in Adoolaa Reeddee and Annaa Sorraa districts, Southern Ethiopia. This study employed qualitative approach, ethnographic research design, and methods of data production like in-depth interview; transect walk, and focus group discussio...
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In this study, the relationship between religiosity and value priorities is differentiated, based on a multidimensional model of religiosity (Structure-of-Religiosity-Test). The structure of values is conceptualized using Shalom H. Schwartz’s two orthogonal dimensions of self-transcendence vs. self-enhancement and openness to change vs. conservatio...
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The most important Abrahamic Religion is Islam. It is the continuation and final validation of prophesies of Moses and Jesus in the earlier scriptures of Old and New Testaments. Religion is meant to lift up morality, sustain self-identity, contentment and promote peace and unity among the dwellers of the earth. The African continent which is regard...
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Salvation is the objective of every religious tradition. Christian tradition claims Jesus as the particular redeemer, as he is viewed as the only one who reveals God, truly and fully. Thus, Jesus can be seen as the only way to Salvation. The question then arises, what about other people who do not follow Jesus, instead they follow prophet Muhammad...
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In this paper, we critically examine the scriptural images of heaven as captured in the Abrahamic religions from the existentialist perspective. The three dominant Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam opine that there is life beyond this earthly existence for all human beings and that God (their object of worship) has prepared a spe...
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Although there has been a proliferation in the study of religion across a range of disciplines, including media, sociology and theology, investigations of the representation of religion from a critical linguistic perspective are few. More specifically, this topic has not been approached using a range of corpus linguistics tools and approaches to ca...
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Ce texte montre que malgré la volonté politique de rationalisation des structures économiques, sociales, culturelles et symboliques entamée depuis la colonisation et consolidée à partir des indépendances, il n'en demeure pas moins que les pratiques des sénégalais soient encore régies par des logiques traditionnelles. Le religieux, le mystique et la...
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The Centrality of Religiosity Scale (CRS) is an instrument that measures the centrality, importance, or salience of religious meanings in personality. Addressing the dearth of research on the salience of religion among Filipino Christian youths, the researchers explore in this paper the degree of religiosity of selected university students and the...
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The account of the hero is often depicted as a narratological journey which, with reference to the ground-breaking work of Campbell (2008), is referred to as the monomyth. The basic outline of all monomyths is an account of how a hero embarks on a journey, meets a major crisis and then returns back home altered in some way. This change does not onl...
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This article examines the theological worldview of the white Evangelical Protestant demographic group in terms of its political expression in the United States of America. Specifically, the politics over granting asylum to climate refugees is examined together with a critical overview of Abrahamic history on the care of strangers and the treatment...
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The conflicting and different reactions to Covid-19 pandemic, ranging from a willingness to cooperate with health authorities to a violent rejection of all decisions and measures suggested or taken by local and international authorities are but expressions of framing meanings of and finding answers to why Covid-19 broke out on a such global scale b...
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Ce chapitre traite des relations entre les religions abrahamiques et les religions dites traditionnelles au Sénégal.
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This review summarizes existing scholarship in order to theorize how Abrahamic religions and Hinduism were influenced by African beliefs, in order to illuminate the contributions that African beliefs have had on other world religions. The review begins with a brief historical overview of the origins of indigenous ideologies, followed by a review of...
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This article explores the concept of the Eventization of faith (Pfadenhauer, 2010) through application of three case studies, to identify learning that might be applied to a traditional pilgrimage destination, such as Jerusalem. This Holy City is held sacred by the three Abrahamic religions, and faith-based tourism is central both to the Holy Land...
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Adzan Pitu is one form of the legacy of Syarif Hidayatullah in spreading Islam in Cirebon. One of the ways in which Sunan Gunung Jati spread Islam is by building mosques. The construction of the Sang Cipta Rasa mosque aims to centre the spread of Islam in Cirebon and surrounding areas. A Mosque is symbolised not only as a place of worship but also...
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Abstract: Background and Aim: Shiites, based on their religious beliefs follow the lifestyle of the Prophet and the Imams as a clear and definable pattern of individual and social behavior, expresses the meaning and reason for their performance. The aim of this study was to compare the spiritual health behaviors of the community in the COVID-19 pa...
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The aim of this article is to philosophically explore the tension between “the God of the philosophers” and “the God of religious experience.” This exploration will focus on the mystical theology of the 16th c. Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross. It will be argued that a satisfactory resolution of the aforementioned tension cannot occur on the ba...
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Abrahamic religions are complementary to each other. Each of the three religions confirmed the previous one and followed it on many issues. According to Islamic theology, all the prophets told the principles of the same faith in the historical process. Each subsequent prophet contributed to some beliefs before him. In line with this understanding,...
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Although this concept already existed that for the notion of punishments the term Hadd (pl.Hudood) is very feebly defined in Islamic Law. But to point out a deficiency in anything is much easier than to tell why this deficiency occurs and how should it be overcome? According to the beliefs of Abrahamic religions, God is the King of this world and i...
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The historical prejudice and Israeli-Palestinian conflict created a negative stereotyping of Jews in Indonesian public mind regardless their micro-minority condition. The present undertaking is focusing on Jewish minority group in North Sulawesi province of Indonesia and their social acceptance among the majority Christians and Muslims. It was a qu...
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Commentary on 3D models Interactive displays in virtual reality -- Mereon trefoil knot -- Crown chakra (Sahasrara) -- Framing ring dynamics in relation to symmetrical polyhedra -- Interlocking tori with complementary rotations -- Mnemonic aid to "location" of metasphere? -- Circle of 64 hexagrams (Shao Yong) -- Symbols of Abrahamic religions -- Ten...
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Les musulmans en France se situent entre deux concurrences d'espaces qui semblent contradictoires à première vue. Le premier espace lié à l'espace transnational où nous trouvons les normes et les traditions de l'islam. La présence globale de l'Islam n'a pas de frontière. Cela inclut les pratiques universelles suivi par tous les musulmans c'estàdire...
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The newly created One GOD One Religion global movement based on the mathematical logic and scientific proof of GOD is compared to the three main faith-based monotheistic Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Although One GOD One Religion is in its infancy, beginning with the publication of the GOD manuscript in 2018; it has alread...
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The article introduces the content of one of the little-known lifetime published works of an outstanding Tatar religious thinker Musa Jarullah Bigiev (1875-1949), which is devoted, in particular, to the study and disclosure of the meaning of the Quranic concept of Yajuj-Majuj. The facts from the biography of the scientist introduced into the scient...
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Research on Islamophobia in Switzerland, and on the role of religiosity in relation to Islamophobia, is in its infancy. Against this background, we analyzed data from an online survey conducted in Switzerland on “Xenosophia and Xenophobia in and between Abrahamic religions”. The results of a multivariate analysis revealed that, besides right-wing a...
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Deus é professado como criador pelas três religiões abraâmicas: judaísmo, cristianismo e islã. Contudo, ainda que as conexões entre Antigo e Novo Testamento sejam largamente tratadas pela catequese e teologia das igrejas, a compreensão islâmica de Deus como criador é pouco conhecida entre os cristãos. Para incrementar este conhecimento, com vistas...
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The end times are a fundamentally religious topic shared by many religions according to their specific eschatologies: i.e., their logos (story) on the eskhaton (the ‘last,’ ‘final’ or ‘end’). Owing to this deep-rooted religious eschatology, our English word for any end-time narrative is based on the final book of the Bible, apokalypsis in Greek: th...
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This study discusses: (1) The relation between hijab and nikab with the ecology of the Arabian peninsula; and (2) The development of hijab and nikab as symbols of the Abrahamic religion in the Arabian Peninsula. The research uses descriptive analytic qualitative method, which descriptively presenting data about hijab and nikab as a headdresses in...
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The term “apostate” describes the term used by the religious to describe individuals raised within religious families who once identified as religious, but who have ceased to believe in the existence of God, gods or follow their religious belief, and now identify as non-religious. Given the strong feelings families can have about the rejection of t...
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The article offers an overview of the (dis)continuities between the major Abrahamic religions (especially Christianity) and transhumanism, as well as some possibilities envisioned by scholars for their ongoing dialogue. Important points that come up along the way include: ecology vs. space exploration; the neglect of injustices suffered by past gen...
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The idea of impermanence (anitya) is known as a critical concept found in Buddhism, regarded as one of the three marks of existence (trilaksana), along with suffering (duhkha) and non-self or self-annihilation (anātman). Buddha propagated the law of dependent arising (pratītyasamutpāda), which presents the idea that any phenomena arise in dependenc...
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In recent decades, there is a massive increase in mental health issues worldwide. Muslim communities seemingly facing mental health issues at an alarming rate. Traditionally, mental health is an important issue among public health issues. Therefore, religions and social sciences reflect upon its various aspects. Necessarily, religion and mental hea...
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Mahmoud Ayoub and Tariq Ramadan are Islamic scholars working on a Muslim-Christian dialogue study. They proposed the concepts of “ The Muslim View of Christology” and “ To Be a European Muslim”, respectively, and promoted the study of the Muslim-Christian dialogue into a broader field with far-reaching influence. The purpose of this study is to com...
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Divided into three distinct parts, this essay principally states that the Abrahamic faiths, and particularly the Catholic Church, are theologically static, but undergoing constant pastoral and ecclesiastical change. To explore the validity of this statement, examples will be provided to cover the three aspects of the question. A critical examinatio...
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5th International Symposium on Mount Ararat and Noah’s Ark was hosted by Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University on 16-18 October 2019 with the contributions from Governorate of Ağrı, Ağrı Municipality and Belli Education, Culture, History and Archeology Research Center (BEKAM). The opening ceremony of the symposium was held in Ottoman Hall at Culture and Co...
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Scientometrics is a popular statistical application providing data revealing publication trends and patterns in a certain academic field. A quite limited number of studies investigating scientometric features of health and religion literature have been reported in academic literature. The present study aims to present a holistic analysis of health...
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Religion and finance are two different worlds that rarely mix together. However, this book takes you on a journey that looks at the economic issues from the lenses of three Abrahamic religions and explores how religion shapes the ethics, morality, and economic behaviour of individuals and society. The book is authored by emeritus Professor Mervyn K...
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All over the world people form beliefs about superhuman agents such as gods, ancestor-spirits, ghosts, angels, and demons. A culturally successful god-concept is found in the Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This concept involves the notion of a powerful, moralizing deity. A field known as the “Cognitive Science of Religion” (...
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Hegel est le premier philosophe à avoir accordé au pardon ses lettres de noblesse philosophiques. D’origine religieuse, apparemment arbitraire et découlant davantage du sentiment que de la raison, le pardon a longtemps suscité le scepticisme voire l’hostilité des philosophes rationalistes. Hegel, au contraire, a perçu que le pardon déborde du champ...
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Comprender y vivenciar la arquitectura solamente desde su materialidad es desconocer su estrecha relación con la espiritualidad humana y con ella una trascendencia imposible de alcanzar para la gran mayoría de artefactos. Pero, ¿cómo puede la dimensión más etérea, evanescente y “pura” de nuestra humanidad estar conectada, incluso depender de nuestr...
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In each one of the well-known Abrahamic religions, notably Islam, Christianity and Judaism, there are two important doctrines which seem to be inconsistent, but nonetheless some religious philosophers like Plantinga try to show that there is no conflict between them. The first doctrine is that God is Omniscient and He has foreknowledge of all that...
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These papers have viewed the militarisation of the prominent Abrahamic religions and the development of Gnostic religions with relevance to Islam. They have identified the uncompromising religious and organisational position of Donatism and Monatism, the importance of Monism and noted the conscious organisational growth of Manichaeism as preceding...
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In this multiple case study, the authors explore the purposes and significance of Islamic religious education as it is viewed and interpreted by Arab and Muslim teachers in Arab high schools in Israel. It interrogates how the Muslim teachers locate themselves and their pedagogy within a continuum of salafi (conservative) versus liberal conceptions...
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Hinduism and Zoroastrianism have strong historical bonds and share similar value-systems. As an instance, both of these religions are pro-life. Abortion has been explicitly mentioned in Zoroastrian Holy Scriptures including Avesta, Shayast-Nashayast and Arda Viraf Nameh. According to Zoroastrian moral teachings, abortion is evil for two reasons: ki...
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Religions are social constituents of present societies that need to be integrated into theories of leadership. In this article, I outline how three distinct characteristics, particularly present in Abrahamic religions, can significantly impact leadership principles and practices: a belief in the existence of and relationship to a God, the faith in...
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The Jewish texts and the Qur'an often speak with acknowledged venom of pagans and their religions. They were after all their, at one time, powerful competitors. Falsely the Abrahamic religions claim that only within their various books and from their various gods morality arises. In fact the morality of the Abrahamic gods tends to be woefully negat...
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Various perspectives in the recent social scientific study of religion posit major transformations in the importance and forms of religion in contemporary society. The research reported here seeks to assess some of these assertions by examining religious identity constructions among younger adults (18 to 45-year-olds) in Canada. Most research that...
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The final long essay in this project on connections between paganism and the Abrahamic religions. Similarities between Bel and YHWH are looked at and in addition further similarities between Jesus and Bel, Jesus and ancient religious cults.
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The history of the major world religions can be roughly classified into two major groups; separated by doctrine, time and geography. From the east evolved religions that could be considered to be more spiritual and philosophical in its beliefs. Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism focus predominantly on following a moral way of life to reach enlightenme...
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In the past century saw that Europe associates themselves as a Christian domain until now. The proclaimation of Edict of Thessalonica in 380 AD made the Nicene Christianity as the state in Roman Empire and saw a transition from paganism to a Christian domain or Christendom. Since its inception, several edict has been enacted and several peace treat...