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  Abrahamic religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All the Abrahamic religions are derived to some extent from Judaism as practiced in ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah prior to the Babylonian Exile, at the beginning of the 1st millennium BCE.
It may be that a distinguishing characteristic of the Abrahamic religions is their generally intolerant stance on homosexuality and sexuality.
While all three religions unequivocally condemn male homosexuality, lesbianism is nowhere explicitly mentioned in the Old Testament, the New Testament, or the Qur'an; though some scholars have argued the passage in Romans 1:26, "Their women exchanged natural intercourse for unnatural," is a reference to it.
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 Religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Religion is commonly defined as a group of beliefs concerning the myth of the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions, and rituals associated with such belief.
Religion may be defined as the presence of an awareness of the sacred or the holy.
Models that view religion as a social construction include the "Dogma Selection Model," which holds that religions, although untrue in themselves, encode instructions or habits useful for survival, that these ideas "mutate" periodically as they are passed on, and they spread or die out in accord with their effectiveness at improving chances for survival.
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 Abrahamic religion - Simple English Wikipedia
Even though these religions are quite different from each other in many ways, they also agree in many other very important ways on the basic general nature of the one God whom they worship.
The word "Abrahamic" refers to the ancient prophet Abraham, who is respected in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as the first prophet of God.
Another thing Abrahamic religions have in common is that they are "Monotheistic" (from the Greek words for "one" and "God"), meaning belief in just one God.
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 Abrahamic religion - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Abrahamic religion (also referred to as desert monotheism) is a religion derived from the ancient Semitic tradition of Abraham, a great patriarch depicted in the Bible.
Muslims refer to adherents of most Abrahamic religions as People of the Book, “the Book” being the Old Testament, which the Muslims reject as corrupt but revere as having had divine origins.
There are other religions that recognize, to a greater or lesser degree, the prophets of the Bible, including the various Voodoo faiths (a syncretic blend of Christianity and African pagan religions) and Unitarian Universalism.
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 Abrahamic religion
The Abrahamic religions are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, so-called because they are all descendants of the religious tradition of Abraham, the biblical patriarch.
Islam recognizes Jesus and the Jewish prophets (such as Moses) as being divinely inspired (though not divinely born), and in crucial distinction recognizes Mohammed (the religion's founder) as a prophet.
There are other religions that recognize, to a greater or lesser degree, the prophets of the Bible, including the Mormon faith, the various Voodoo faiths (a syncretic blend of Christianity and African pagan religions), and Unitarian-Universalism.
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 Magic (paranormal) - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Template:Main article The conceptual relationship between religion and magic is similar to the relationship between "religion" and paganism, whereas "religion" refers to a system of established beliefs, and "magic" and "pagan" are labels used by people within that system to describe beliefs and practices that conflict with or are outside of that system.
It is at this stage of development that highly codified and elaborate rituals, setting the stage for formal religions, began to emerge, such as the funeral rites of the Egyptians and the sacrifice rituals of the Babylonians, Persians, Aztecs and Mayans.
When these religions' views of magic were later applied to the beliefs of other religions, this had the effect of vilifying tribal shamans and other practitioners of magic.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Spell   (4501 words)

 Chautauqua Department of Religion 2003 > Abrahamic Program
Abraham is honored within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: as patriarch of the Jewish people, exemplar to Christians of faith, and prophet within Islam.
Religions deal in their own way and in their own terms with the mysterium tremendum, a mystery because it is a non-rational encounter with the sacred, and tremendum, because the experience generates tremendous awe.
Religion and science ask their own logically distinct questions, but both can develop a vocabulary that enables them to speak constructively to one another.
www.chautauqua-inst.org /abrahamic.html   (2480 words)

 ASMA SOCIETY | American Society for Muslim Advancement
Implicit here is that the Abrahamic ethic honors human dignity and demands that a human being respect his or her dignity as human, and it holds no countenance for religious or social practices that discriminate between humans at birth, deeming some capable and others incapable by nature of knowing God.
The story of Abraham's descendants, depicted in the biblical narratives as well as in the Quran and the Hadith (the sayings of the Prophet), demonstrates the difficulties of establishing a monotheistic tradition in a world where the dominant tradition was a robust polytheism with its sociologically stratified societies.
Whereas the Prophet Muhammad was sent to revive the Abrahamic ethic in the cultural mind-set and language of the Ishmaelite branch of the children of Abraham, most people have come to regard the Prophet Muhammad's mission as conveying a different message from that of Jesus and Moses, seeing it as a distinct and separate religion.
www.asmasociety.org /religion/abrahamic_understanding.html   (3100 words)

Here, in Part V we look at religion (specifically Abrahamic faiths) in the rise and subsequent modernization of "society." In this context the term "society" is reserved for peoples among whom differentiation, specialization, and reorganization of human activity increasingly limit and supplant familial solidarities.
Taken generically, religion refers to the means by which we respond to "the infinite." But religious activity readily becomes its own end, and insofar descends into idolatry.
The human inclination is to treat religion, including the Abrahamic faiths, as a pattern to be laid on all situations in a one-size-fits all manner.
www.crvp.org /book/Series01/I-7/part_v.htm   (971 words)

 Sankrant Sanu's Blog - Sankrant Sanu web blogs, Sankrant Sanu blogger in India,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Abrahamic religions there has been a strong emphasis on the separation of “believer” and “non-believer” and a religious imperative to move as many people from the latter category to the former.
This means that per the religious doctrine of Abrahamic religions, there is an inherent conflict with any other people who have not converted to their particular conception of God.
However, one goal of both the missionary and the secular administrator was to denigrate native religions and practices – the former to convert to the one true religion and the latter to instill in the natives the aura of Anglican superiority.
www.sulekha.com /blogs/blogdisplay.aspx?cid=4568   (4367 words)

 Aralan - Microwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Abrahamic religion is any of those religions deriving from a common ancient Semitic tradition and traced by their adherents to Abraham.
Dharmic religions are a family of religions whose theology and philosophy center on the concept of Dharma, a Sanskrit term for "fixed decree, law, duty", especially in a spiritual sense of "natural law, reality".
All Dharmic religions were born in India, and are mostly influential across the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia with influence felt throughout the world.
www.shireroth.org /wiki/index.php?title=Aralan   (1385 words)

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Mystics in the Abrahamic faiths were always on the margins of mainstream Christianity. They were persecuted by the religious institutions, and did not become accepted within their own faith communities during their lives.
Furthermore, because Abrahamic religions are self-defined in socio-political terms, Western scholars have used anthropology as a principal means to “study” Indian spirituality, leading to the “caste, cows, and curry” theories of India.
Given how Abrahamic categories downplay adhyatma-vidya in favor of a history centrism, he fails to appreciate that (i) re-contextualization has been a continual process in Indic traditions, and (ii) this activity is not licensed by some central authority, including his academy.
www.svabhinava.org /friends/RajivMalhotra/ScienceReligion.doc   (11126 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Religion's misguided missiles
Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.
Religion is also, of course, the underlying source of the divisiveness in the Middle East which motivated the use of this deadly weapon in the first place.
To fill a world with religion, or religions of the Abrahamic kind, is like littering the streets with loaded guns.
www.guardian.co.uk /wtccrash/story/0,1300,552388,00.html   (1501 words)

 Abrahamic religion - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
The Jews believe that the covenant was passed from Abraham to Isaac, the first son of Abraham to be born in wedlock, and eventually down to Jacob(Israel).
The Mormons believe that the covenant was passed from Abraham to Isaac, the first son of Abraham to be born in wedlock, and eventually down to Jacob(Israel).
The vast majority of Christian religions (generally including Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and most forms of Protestantism, but not Restorationism) derive their beliefs from the conclusions reached by the Council of Nicea in 325 C.E., known as the Nicene Creed.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Abrahamic_religion   (4016 words)

 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Abrahamic religion
An Abrahamic religion (also referred to as desert monotheism) is a term sometimes used to refer to a religion derived from an ancient Semitic tradition attributed to Abraham, a great patriarch described in the Torah, the Bible, and the Qur'an.
Jews see Abraham as the founder of the people of Israel and the ancestor of their people.
Other religions sometimes considered Abrahamic religions include the Bahá'í Faith, Druze, Mandaeanism, Sikhism, and the Rastafari movement.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Abrahamic_religion   (547 words)

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Those following the Abrahamic religion of Islam believe that both Judaism and Christianity are out of date, kind of obsolete, and Mohammed is the last prophet and the Koranic version of the scriptures is the most up to date version of the Abrahamic scriptures.
To say it plainly, Gentile religions have never been as ferociously and endlessly attacked as they have been since the two prostelyzing Jewish religions - Christianity and Islam - were born.
The problem with prostelyzing Abrahamic religions [Judaism the exception] of Christianity and Islam, is that they believe that Gentiles who want to remain in Gentile religions and not convert to the Judaic version of God, must be blinded by the Abrahamic Satan.
www.beliefnet.com /boards_mini/index.asp?pageID=24&boardID=66732   (841 words)

 Satan - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In modern Abrahamic religions, Satan is generally viewed as a supernatural entity who is the central embodiment of evil.
Of these, some claim that Satan is a real being, some view him as a symbol for the animal desires of humans, and some view him as a symbol for the rebellious or independent aspects of humanity.
In Pagan/polytheistic religions that have assimilated aspects of Abrahamic mythology into their own pantheons, Satan, Lucifer, and Beelzabub are often seen as distinct and separate beings who perform necessary cosmic functions.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Satan   (3955 words)

 Rajiv Malhotra's Blog - Rajiv Malhotra web blogs, Rajiv Malhotra blogger in India,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While the Abrahamic religions have been predominantly A, this does not imply that there have not been mystics in these religions who practiced and taught the methods of B -- Meister Eckhart and numerous Sufi mystics were such exemplars[14].
Mystics in the Abrahamic faiths were mostly on the margins of mainstream religions[16].
Abrahamic Religions lead the herd of sheep to the slaughterhouse of the Apocalypse on the stage of the world.
www.sulekha.com /blogs/blogdisplay.aspx?cid=4586   (16174 words)

It is a policy of the Studies in Religion Program to find ways to cross-list selected courses of participating departments willing to develop courses that provide some of the perspectives and methods of Religious Studies.
Similarities and differences in the methodologies, sources of knowledge, modes of thought and language employed by science and religion.
A cultural history of Christianity from the first century to the present; quest for the historical Jesus; images of Jesus in major eras of world history in scripture, theology, literature, art, and music; the place of Christian culture in the history of world civilization.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /religionstudies/curr.htm   (876 words)

 ciweb.org | Religion | The Abrahamic Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ross Mackenzie, then director of the Department of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution, brought before the senior staff and ultimately the Chautauqua trustees a vision for Chautauqua built on the spirit of its founders.
If this global house which we inhabit is to be a house of peace marked by justice, then, in the words of the Rev. Dr.
Chautauqua is already a religiously plural community and is working to deepen that reality with the presence and participation of Muslims on the grounds and beyond.
religion.ciweb.org /abrahamic.html   (267 words)

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A lot of people practice one Abrahamic religion or another, but pretty much the only people who can keep African religions in existance are Africans and those of African heritage.
"(The true religion of Islam) is the baptism of Allah" (Koran 2:138), the religion of Abraham, who did not follow the laws but had fellowship with God.
What most of you people are misintrepreting is that we are not saying that Islam was the original religion of the African American, what we are saying is that many slaves brought here were originally muslim and were forced to convert.
www.beliefnet.com /boards_mini/index.asp?pageID=2&boardID=63475   (636 words)

 Meanings of religious terms and symbols
According one source, there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many thousands of smaller ones.
They are absolutely certain that their definition is the correct one, that it is obvious to anyone reading their religion's holy text, and that everyone else is just plain wrong.
It does not seem to bother them that their faith group teaches that over 99% of the humans on Earth are headed for eternal torture in Hell after death.
www.religioustolerance.org /alt_mean.htm   (552 words)

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