The Universal World Religions Of Christianity, Islam, And Buddhism

1343 Words Nov 15th, 2015 6 Pages
The universal world religions of Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism have similarities within their general beliefs and how they were spread; however, the core tenants of faith of the religions were distinct and unique to the faith. The universal world religions had some similar beliefs and practices within the religion. The universal world religions had distinct and unique core tenants of faith practiced within each religion. The spread of the universal world religions was similar in how they progressed across the continent. Each of the universal world religions of Christianity (0 – 1500 CE), Islam (610 – 1922 CE), and Buddhism (600 BCE) have a canon, a place of worship and a leader. The canon is the holy book of the religion while the leader is the figure who is attributed to the start of the religion. In the Christian’s canon, the Bible, Jesus, the son of god, teaches the apostolic leaders – Peter, Thomas, Mark, and Matthew – leading to the eventual formation of the Christian church. Islam’s canon, the Quran, was written by Muhammad (570 – 632 CE), a merchant who received the divine revelation that led to the creation of the Quran, who, after the unification of Arab tribes, gained control of Mecca, making it the holy land of worship for the Islamic faith. The Tripitaka, the canon of Buddhism, was the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (563 BCE – 483 BCE), while their place of enlightenment, or worship, were monasteries and stupas. Therefore, the canon, place of worship, and…

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