Religious text - WikipediaBy Vexen Crabtree It is simply impossible to list all varieties of religion 1 as we as a species have created an almost infinite variety of religious and transcendental ideas. Items in lower case italics are classes of religion and not actual religions. For example, "theism" is any religion that contains god s , and "polytheism" is a form of theism. Options Icons Compact Layout. Description Description God s?
Religious texts are texts related to a religious tradition. They differ from literary texts by being a compilation or discussion of beliefs, mythologies, ritual practices, commandments or laws, ethical conduct, spiritual aspirations and by creating or fostering a religious community. Some religious texts are accepted or categorized as canonical, some non-canonical, and others extracanonical, semi-canonical, deutero-canonical, pre-canonical or post-canonical. A scripture is a subset of religious texts considered to "especially authoritative",   revered and "holy writ",  "sacred, canonical", or of "supreme authority, special status" to a religious community. Many religious texts, in contrast, are simply narratives or discussions pertaining to the general themes, interpretations, practices, or important figures of the specific religion. In some religions Islam , the scripture of supreme authority is well established Quran. In others Christianity , the canonical texts include a particular text Bible but is "an unsettled question", according to Eugene Nida.
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He said that a messenger would soon arrive from God, who would be the latest in a line of Prophets including Moses, Muhammad and Jesus Christ. Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. It has about two million followers. The religion is a mixture of Yoruba, Fon and Bantu beliefs which originated from different regions is Africa. It has also incorporated some aspects of Catholic faith over time. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived on the holy land years ago.
There are well over 4, different religions in the world today. They vary by geographical spread, number of adherents, language, hierarchy and, of course, beliefs. Some of these thousands of religions are commonly known while others have unfamiliar names despite the number of adherents. Atheism, for example, is a religion with which almost everyone alive has at least a passing familiarity. Cao Dai, Tenrikyo and Zoroastrianism, however, are not household names for most of the world despite these religions having a combined total of nearly 10 million adherents. While the number of living religions is staggering, nearly 75 percent of the population belongs to one of five religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism.