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the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
A traditional story about gods, ancestors, or heroes, told to explain the natural world or the customs and beliefs of a society.
(Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith
(Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the Covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac
sect of Jews from Judea consisting of citizens of all classes; liberal and sought to study the applications of Torah to everyday life
Stories rooted in daily life that use symbolism or allegory as a teaching tool and that usually have a surprise ending.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
the most widely-accepted statement of Christian faith, the Nicene Creed was first adopted at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.
heresy that taught the material world was evil and that Christ, who was not truly God but a lesser divine being, came to impart secret knowledge for our salvation
6 Religious Questions
1. What does it mean to be human?
2. How is salvation achieved?
3. What is human destiny?
4. How do humans know right and wrong?
5. What is the nature of the universe?
6. What is the ultimate reality or god?
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