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Outline of Islam

Outline of Islam Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24% of the world’s population, most commonly known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries. Islam teaches...

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History of Protestantism

History of Protestantism Protestantism originated from the Protestation at Speyer in 1529, where the nobility protested against enforcement of the Edict of Worms which subjected advocates of Lutheranism to forfeiture of all of their property. However, the theological underpinnings go back much further, as Protestant theologians of the time cited both Church Fathers and the Apostles to justify their...

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Outline of Protestantism

Outline of Protestantism Protestantism is one of the major groupings within Christianity, and has been defined as “any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church,” though some consider Anglicanism to be Protestant as well. Protestantism is the second-largest form of Christianity with a...

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Outline of Catholicism

Outline of Catholicism Catholicism is a broad term for the body of the Catholic faith, its theologies and doctrines, its liturgical, ethical, spiritual, and behavioral characteristics, as well as a religious people as a whole. The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church,...

What is the Meaning of Prophethood and its Function

What is the Meaning of Prophethood and its Function? God has created no community of beings in the world without a purpose and left them without a guide or leader. It is inconceivable that God Almighty, Who has not left bees without a queen, ants without a leader, and birds...

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Animals

Animals Animals (Metazoa) are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia. With few exceptions, animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, are able to move, can reproduce sexually, and grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development. Over 1.5 million living animal species have been...

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Biblical Theology

Biblical Theology Biblical theology is the study of the doctrines of the Bible, arranged according to their chronology and historical background. In contrast to systematic theology, which categorizes doctrine according to specific topics, biblical theology shows the unfolding of God’s revelation as it progressed through history. Biblical theology may seek to isolate...

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Comparison Between The Worlds of Believers And Unbelievers

Comparison Between The Worlds of Believers And Unbelievers Can You Make A Concise Comparison Between The Worlds Of Believers And Unbelievers? The table depicting the true spirit of the world of the heedless. Do not invite me to the world, I came, and found it evil and mortal. Heedlessness was...

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What is Islam and Why is it Sensible to Submit Your Will to God?

What is Islam and Why is it Sensible to Submit Your Will to God? Islam does mean submission to God and Islam is indeed accord with sense and reason. This is so because such submission does not contradict sense or reason. Let us explain and, as we try to do...

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Islamic Terrorism

Islamic Terrorism Islamic terrorism, Islamist terrorism or radical Islamic terrorism are terrorist acts against civilians committed by violent Islamists who claim a religious motivation. See Religious Terrorism The largest numbers of incidents and fatalities caused by Islamic terrorism have occurred in India, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen, and Syria. In 2015 four Islamic extremist groups...

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What is Eschatology?

What is Eschatology? Eschatology (from the Greek έσχατος, “last, ultimate, end” and logy, teaching), simply translated as “discourse about the last things,” generally reflects the quest for an ultimate human purpose on the individual and the cosmic levels. The driving force of seeking answers to such a twofold human purpose is confirmed by the two...

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Religion and Environmentalism

Religion and Environmentalism Religion and environmentalism is an emerging interdisciplinary subfield in the academic disciplines of religious studies, religious ethics, the sociology of religion, and theology amongst others, with environmentalism and ecological principles as a primary focus. General overview Crisis of values This subfield is founded on the understanding that, in the words of Iranian-American philosopher Seyyed Hossein...

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Ecospirituality

Ecospirituality Ecospirituality connects the science of ecology with spirituality. It brings together religion and environmental activism. Ecospirituality has been defined as “a manifestation of the spiritual connection between human beings and the environment.” The new millennium and the modern ecological crisis has created a need for environmentally based religion and spirituality. Ecospirituality is understood by some practitioners...

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Outline of The Creation–Evolution Controversy

Outline of The Creation–Evolution Controversy The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the creation–evolution controversy. Essence Main article: Creation–Evolution Controversy Creationism, and more specifically: Creation science, Intelligent design, Neo-creationism, Geocentric model, Old Earth (Gap creationism, Day-age creationism, and Progressive creationism) and Young Earth creationism Evolution, and...

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Rejection of Evolution by Religious Groups

Rejection of Evolution by Religious Groups The rejection of evolution by religious groups (also termed the creation vs. evolution debate or the origins debate) involves an ongoing, recurring cultural, political, and theological dispute about the origins of the Earth, of humanity, and of other life. In accordance with creationism, species were once widely believed to be fixed products...

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Theology of Creationism and Evolution

Theology of Creationism and Evolution The theology of creation and evolution is theology that deals with issues concerning the universe, the life, and especially man, in terms of creation or evolution. Creationism Creationism is the religious belief that the universe and life originated “from specific acts of divine creation“, as opposed to the scientific conclusion that they came about through natural processes such as evolution. Churches address the theological implications...

Evolution

Outline of Evolution

Outline of Evolution Evolution – change in heritable traits of biological organisms over generations due to natural selection, mutation, gene flow, and genetic drift. Also known as descent with modification. Over time these evolutionary processes lead to formation of new species (speciation), changes within lineages (anagenesis), and loss of species (extinction). “Evolution” is also another name for evolutionary biology, the...

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Einstein’s Science and Religion

Einstein’s Science and Religion Section I During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief. The opinion prevailed among advanced minds that it was time that belief should be replaced increasingly by knowledge; belief that...

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Outline of The Existence of God

The Existence of God The existence of God is a subject of debate in the philosophy of religion and popular culture. A wide variety of arguments for and against the existence of God can be categorized as metaphysical, logical, empirical, or subjective. In philosophical terms, the question of the existence of...

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Occam’s Razor

Occam’s Razor Occam’s razor, Ockham’s razor, Ocham’s razor, or law of parsimony is the problem-solving principle that “entities should not be multiplied without necessity”, or more simply, the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The idea is attributed to English Franciscan friar William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), a scholastic philosopher and theologian who used a preference for simplicity to defend the idea...

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