How the teachings of one man created a new religion

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How the teachings of one man created a new religion

Subject

Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama

Description

essay on how the teachings of one man created a new religion

Creator

Mahoney, Dennis; Hamilton, Donna; Wicker, Christine

Source

Journals courtesy of Christine Wicker, Dennis Mahoney
http://online.sfsu.edu/rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm

Publisher

Dallas Morning News

Date

1996-2007

Contributor

Austin Westerman

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scan of 8.5x11 page

Language

English

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The term religion has been around and controversial throughout history. Religion by definition is a belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. This has caused chaos and war, yet it provides a sense of hope to many people. There are Monotheistic, Polytheistic, and Non-theistic religions, which are determined by the number of God or gods you believe in. Most religions are considered Monotheistic since they believe in one God. Although Buddhism is considered a nontheistic religion, followers do base their practices and beliefs around the teachings of one person; Gautama Buddha. Buddha’s teachings inspired many people to dedicate their lives to him. The objective of Buddhist beliefs and practices is to end one’s suffering through achieving enlightenment. The only way to do this was through Gautama’s teachings and word.

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Mahoney, Dennis; Hamilton, Donna; Wicker, Christine, “How the teachings of one man created a new religion,” Religion @ Florida State University, accessed July 18, 2024, https://religionatfsu.omeka.net/items/show/337.

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