Category: Components of Various Religions

  • Concepts of Sin: All Points of View
    • Sin is major foundational concept in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and in many other religions.
  • Faith Healing
    • Faith healing is the belief that religious faith can bring about healing—either through prayers or rituals that, according to adherents, evoke a divine presence and power toward correcting disease.
  • Flood Myth
    • The myth of a great flood that overwhelms the earth is a common story found throughout many world religions.
  • Flood Stories - The Deluge
    • Flood stories from around the world
  • Hell
    • This article discuses the nature of Hell, including the duration, purpose, and quality of existence therein.
  • Methodological Remarks on the Study of Religion’s Symbolism
    • by Mircea Eliade
  • Miracles
    • What is a miracle? Thought from different perspectives
  • Resurrection
    • Different philosophies on the theory of resurrection
  • Sacred
    • Probably the key concept in the study of religion. Indeed, to define religion as "that which has to do with the sacred" has become almost a tautology. Yet the sacred, as a phenomenon, is far wider than religion—at least as that has often been understood by students (in contrast to practitioners) of religion.
  • Sacred Sites
    • Since the prehistoric times, sacred sites have exerted a mysterious attraction on billions of pilgrims from every region and religion. These holy places have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind and awaken the soul. Anthropologist Martin Gray spent 20 years as a wandering pilgrim to study and artistically photograph 1,000 sacred sites in 80 countries, which are featured on this site.
  • Symbols
    • A short article on the use of symbols in religion
  • Syncretism
    • Syncretism may involve attempts to merge and analogise several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, and thus assert an underlying unity allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths.
  • Theories of Creation
    • Creation theories from science, mathematics, religion, and mythology