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Comparing different religions & faith groups

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Overview:

Elsewhere in this web site, we describe the beliefs, practices, history, etc. of dozens of different religions separately.

This section compares and contrasts the beliefs and practices of:

bullet Pairs or groups of religions, (e.g. Christianity and Islam), and
bullet Different wings within a single religion (e.g. Roman Catholicism and conservative Protestantism).

There are many conflicting definitions of the term "Christian" in use today. Throughout this web site, we define a "Christian" to be an individual or group who sincerely, prayerfully, and thoughtfully considers themselves to be Christian. Others define "Christian" much more narrowly.

Comparing different religions:

bullet Terms:
bullet What the term "religion" means to different people

bullet How cults, sects and denominations differ
 
bullet Information:
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Religious affiliations -- comparing the U.S. and the world as a whole

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Selecting holy texts from the world's religions for public meditation rooms, personal library, etc. 

bullet Shared beliefs:
bullet The Ethic of Reciprocity -- the "Golden Rules"
bullet Exceptions to these ethics

bullet Can a person be both a Christian and a Muslim?

bulletB'nai Israel in the Qur'an

bullet Contrasting beliefs:
bullet About creation, evolution and other theories of origins

bullet About deity, religious practices, religious beliefs, etc.

bullet Comparing pairs of religions:
bullet Christianity and Islam
bullet Christian and Muslim growth rates

bullet Comparing the Ten Commandments with verses from the Qur'an

bullet Christianity and Buddhism
 
bullet Similar rituals:
bullet Coming of age rituals

Comparing different faith groups within a religion:

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Differences within Christianity:

bullet Contrasting beliefs:
bullet Between Roman Catholicism and Conservative Protestantism

bullet Between the conservative, and liberal wings in Protestantism

bullet Conflicts within mainline Protestant denominations
 
bullet Terms:
bullet Differences in the meanings of words between Evangelicals and others
 
bullet Causes:
bullet Different ways to interpret the Bible
bullet Examples: interpreting the same passage in different ways

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Copyright 2003 to 2014 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2003-DEC-30
Latest update: 2014-MAR-28
Author: B.A. Robinson

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