Faith, is confidence or trust in a person, thing, or concept. In the context of religion, one can define faith as confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief. Religious people often think of faith as confidence based on a perceived degree of warrant, while others who are more skeptical of religion tend to think of faith as simply belief without evidence.




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Epistemological validity

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The Virgin Birth: Birth of Jesus Without A Biological Father

The Virgin Birth: Birth of Jesus Without A Biological Father There is consensus among the great majority of Christians and Muslims that Jesus came to earth by means of a virgin birth. And the virgin birth of Jesus was a miracle. Human development begins at fertilization when a male gamete...

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The Miracles Of Jesus

The Miracles Of Jesus Addressing human intelligence and will, the Quran frequently mentions many miracles performed by prophets. While it would not be possible to mention them all in one article, I would like to relate some of them in order to give an idea about some of these miracles,...

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Mary And Prophet Jesus

Mary And Prophet Jesus This article covers Mary and Prophet Jesus in Islamic sacred texts. ‘O mary! God gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name is the Messiah [Christ] Jesus son of Mary, honoured in this world and in the hereafter, and among those nearest [to...

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Muhammad and Jesus Two Great Prophets of God

Muhammad and Jesus Two Great Prophets of God Though Islam is often criticized as being oppressive to women, the fact is that the teaching and example of Prophet Muhammad demonstrate something quite the opposite. Muhammad, like Jesus, was very counter-cultural in championing the rights of women. Yet it has often...

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Jesus And Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions

Jesus And Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions Apleasing coincidence of mutual thought has occurred because some years ago your correspondent was asked why he had not embraced Islam. My reply was that had Jesus and Muhammad ever met they would have got along splendidly. Here is the book to...

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Isa, Alayhi Al-Salam

Isa, (Alayhi Al-Salam) This article covers Jesus, Isa (Alayhi Al-Salam) in Islam. WHO WAS JESUS? For Muslims, Jesus is one of the five elite prophets, and he will come again at the end of time to bring peace. Although Muslims and Christians have a very similar idea of Jesus as...

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Scholarly Interpretation Of Gospel-elements

Scholarly Interpretation Of Gospel-elements Scholars have given various interpretations of the elements of the Gospel-stories. In this article, we examine the Scholarly Interpretation of Gospel-elements. Chronology Main article: Chronology of Jesus The approximate chronology of Jesus can be estimated from non-Christian sources, and confirmed by correlating them with New Testament accounts. The baptism...

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Historicity And Origin Of The Resurrection Of Jesus

Historicity And Origin Of The Resurrection Of Jesus The historicity and origin of the resurrection of Jesus has been the subject of historical research and debate, as well as a topic of discussion among theologians. The accounts of the Gospels, including the empty tomb and the appearances of the risen Jesus to his followers, have been...

Incised sarcophagus slab with the Adoration of the Magi from the Catacombs of Rome, 3rd century. Plaster cast with added colour.

Did Jesus Have Brothers Or Sisters?

Did Jesus Have Brothers Or Sisters? In this article, you will find the answer to your burning question: “Did Jesus Have Brothers or Sisters?“ The pregnancy of Mary, the greatest example of purity, was a miracle of God and a wonder of divine creation, and the birth of Jesus, peace...

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Liturgical Books

Liturgical Books Under this name we understand all the books, published by the authority of any church, that contain the text and directions for her official (liturgical) services. It is now the book that forms the standard by which one has to judge whether a certain service or prayer or ceremony is official and liturgical or...


The Character Of Jesus Christ

The Character Of Jesus Christ The surpassing eminence of the character of Jesus Christ has been acknowledged by men of the most varied type: Kant testifies to His ideal perfection; Hegel sees in Him the union of the human and the Divine; the most advanced sceptics do Him homage; Spinoza speaks of Him as the truest...

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Virgin Birth Of Christ

Virgin Birth Of Christ This article covers the Virgin Birth Of Christ. The dogma which teaches that the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ was a virgin before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son. The Virgin Birth in Catholic theology Councils and creeds The virginity of our Blessed Lady was defined under anathema in the third canon of the Lateran Council held in...

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Chronology Of The Life Of Jesus Christ

Chronology Of The Life Of Jesus Christ This article covers the Chronology Of The Life Of Jesus Christ according to the Catholic Encyclopedia. In the following paragraphs we shall endeavour to establish the absolute and relative chronology of our Lord’s life, i.e. we shall show first how certain facts connected with the history of Jesus Christ fit...

A 12th-century Quran manuscript at Reza Abbasi Museum.

Remember Mary In The Book

Remember Mary In The Book The Qur’an informs us of former Prophets and religious figures sent by God to proclaim His Oneness. Islam requires Muslims to acknowledge and respect these people, one of whom is Mary (Maryam), the mother of the Prophet Jesus. She has a unique place in the...

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The Feast Of The Assumption

The Feast Of The Assumption The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August; also called in old liturgical books Pausatio, Nativitas (for heaven), Mors, Depositio, Dormitio S. Mariae. This feast has a double object: (1) the happy departure of Mary from this life; (2) the assumption of her body into heaven. It is the...

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Mary: Her Conception And The Birth Of The Messiah

Mary: Her Conception And The Birth Of The Messiah This article covers Mary: Her Conception And The Birth Of The Messiah. WHY WE CHOSE MARY We are a small group of women of Turkish-Muslim and Catholic origins who became acquainted in the Spring of 2009 and immediately recognized our soulful...

Inside the Tomb of Mary: the stone bench on which the Virgin's body was laid out


Mary Maryam, or Mary, is the only woman mentioned by name in the Holy Qur’an. She is mentioned in twelve chapters of the Qur’an, a total of thirty-four times. But even more important than the number of times her name is used is the fact that she was mentioned in...

Mary Assumption parish church in Pühret (Neustift i.M., Upper Austria): Altar of Virgin Mary: Image of Madonna with Child (1900).

What Is Immaculate Conception?

What Is Immaculate Conception? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Is Immaculate Conception?” The doctrine In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary “in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits...

The Annunciation, by Fra Angelico

What Is The Annunciation?

What Is The Annunciation? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Is The Annunciation?” The fact of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is related in Luke 1:26-38. The Evangelist tells us that in the sixth month after the conception of St. John the Baptist by Elizabeth, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to the Virgin Mary,...

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Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ, the mother of God. In general, the theology and history of Mary the Mother of God follow the chronological order of their respective sources, i.e. the Old Testament, the New Testament, the early Christian and Jewish witnesses. Mary prophesied in the Old Testament The Old Testament refers...