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World Religions

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World Religions
Christianity
Founder: Jesus Christ
Monotheistic
Universalizing
Symbol: Cross , fish
Hearth/ Found today: Israel
Religious text: Holy Bible
Deity: God (Jesus)
Basic Beliefs: Their is only one God
Holidays: Christmas, Easter
Branches/ Sects: Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox
Shintoism
Founder: Sect Shinto
Polytheistic
Ethnic
Symbol: Shinto shrines, Ise and Izumo,
Hearth/Found today: Hawaii
Religious texts: sacred texts
Deity:Inari, Kotoamatsukami, Izanagi, Izanami, Susanoo, Sarutahiko, Amaterasu, and Tsukuyomi
Basic Beliefs: views the world as alive with divinity
Holidays:Haru Matsuri, Aki Matsuri
Branches/ Sects: Kurozumikyo, Shinto Shuseiha, Izumo Oyashirokyo, Fusokyo, Jikkokyo, Shinshukyo, Shinto Taiseikyo, Ontakekyo, Shintotaikyo, Misogikyo, Shinrikyo, Tenrikyo, and Konkyoko
Judaism
Founder: Abraham
Monotheistic
Ethnic
symbol: Mezuzah
Hearth/ Found today:Modern Jewish religious life remains centered around the synagogue, each usually led by a rabbi.
Religious texts: Torah
Deity: God
Basic Beliefs: God exists
Holidays:Purim
Branches/ Sect.:Orthodox,Conservative ,Reform, Reconstructionistm, Humanistic

Zoroastrianism
Work Cited
I used the religious databases on abc-clio as well as the following websites:
http://www.religionfacts.com/jainism/fastfacts.htm
http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/deities.htm
http://www.religion-religions.com/html/sub_chapter.php?select=budah000400&religion=Buddhism
http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/symbols.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/thesixmajorreligions/symbols-of-confucianism
http://personal-pages.lvc.edu/robbins/IslamBranches.htm

Daoism
Confucianism
Jainism
Hinduism
Islam
Buddhism
Founder: Zoroaster
Monotheistic
Ethnic/Universalizing: Ethnic
Symbol:
Hearth/ Found today: Iran and India
Religious text: The Hymns of Zoroaster
Deity: Ahura Mazda
Basic Beliefs: Good versus Evil
Holidays: Farvadigan
Branches/ Sects: None

Founder: None
Polytheistic
Ethnic
Symbol:Aum, Bindi, Linga, Lotus, Pratik, Swastika, Tilak, Trishula, and Yantra
Hearth/ Found today: India
Religious Texts: sacred texts
Deity: Ganesha and others
Basic Beliefs: It is a Hindu holiday tradition to immerse an effigy of Ganesha into a body of water so that he may return to the divine realm.
Holidays: Ganesh Carthurthi
Branches/ Sects: Vaishnavites, Shaivites, Neo-Hindus and reform Hindus, and Veerashaivas (Lingayats)


Founder: Mahavira
Polytheistic
Ethnic
Symbol:
Hearth/ Found today: India
Religious Texts: Sacred Texts
Deity: Jinas
Basic Beliefs: Repeated reincarnation until liberation
Holidays: Mahavir Jayanti, and Paryushan
Branches/Sect: Digambara and Svetambara
Founder: Siddarta Guatama
Polytheistic
Universalizing
Symbol:The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
Hearth/ Found today: Northeastern India
Religious texts: Sacred texts
Deity: They do not have one
Basic Beliefs: to be tolerant
Holidays:Buddhist New Yea, Magha Puja Day,Vesak etc.
Branches/ Sect: Therevanda, Mahayana, and Tibetan,
Founder: Constantine
Mono/Poly: Neither
Ethnic
Symbol: Yin-yang, Confucian symbol. and Ideogram
Hearth/Found Today: China
Religious texts: Sheng Jing
Deity: Does not have one
Basic Beliefs: not in a God or afterlife
Holidays: Easter
Branches/Sects: Mencius and Hyun-Tzu

Founder: Loazi
Polytheistic
Ethnic
Symbol: yin-yang
Hearth/Found today: Tai Chi and Feng Shui
Religious texts: The sacred books of Daoism
Deity:multiple
Basic Beliefs: immortality
Holidays: Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival , etc.
Branches/ Sects: Quanzhen and Zhengyi

Founder: Muhammed
Monotheistic
Ethnic
Symbol: The star and crescent
Hearth/ Found today: Islam
Religious texts:Koran
Deity: Allah
Basic Beliefs: Allaha has reavealed himself through the Prophet Muhammed and in the Koran
Holidays: Ramadan
Branches/ Sects: The Sunnis, The Shi'ites, The Sufis, and The Nation of Islam
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