Shinto Overview

Shinto is the world's tenth largest religion. Unlike most Western religions, Shinto lacks a solid doctrinal system and thus practices vary from region to region. Shinto is intimately tied to the Japanese people and their common history. Influence from Shinto commonly appears in their social lives, personal motivations, value systems, thought processes, and actions. Shinto first developed in prehistoric Japan and the majority of its 2.7 million adherentsBreen and Teeuwen, 1. Breen and Teeuwen go

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2012 Phenomenon & Mayan Calendar

Note : The views expressed on the page do necessarily not reflect the views or opinions of Faithology. The following information constitutes a collection of the most widely held opinions, various hypotheses, and scientific findings surrounding the 2012 phenomenon. It is the goal of Faithology to provide accurate and un-biased information regarding the 2012 phenomenon and all topics published on this site in order that those who are seeking answers have the tools to do so. Theories regarding

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The Creation of Man

The Creation of Man is one of several scenes painted by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. It depicts a scene from the book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, in which God creates Adam, the first man. Michelangelo, who was commissioned by Pope Julius II, painted the image from 1508 to approximately 1512 on the vaulted ceiling of the Sistine ChapelThe Sistine Chapel was built from 1473 to 1481, commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV, and supervised by Giovanni di Dolce. in the Vat

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Brihadeshwara Temple

The Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur, India. The world’s first complete granite temple, the Brihadeshwara Temple is a distinctive example of temple architecture during the Tamil Chola dynasty (ca. 3rd cen. BCE-1279 CE). This temple was originally built during the early 9th century CE by Raja Raja Chola I and dedicated to Shiva. Records indicate that the temple had a permanent staff that included hundreds of priests, sacred dancers, and musicians."Great Living Chola Temples." UNESCO. Unit

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'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani

Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani

'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (1077 – 1166 CE) is the recognized founder of the Qadiriyya Sufi order,The order is one of the oldest Sufi orders. Sufism is not a distinct sect within Islam; rather it is an attitude toward the practice of Islam. In other words, Sufis may be either Sunni or Shi'i, and they may also ascribe to any school of religious law. Often Sufism is described as Islamic mysticism. Although Sufism is not its own distinct sect, it does contain separate orders within it. The Qadiriy

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