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Capernaum

Capernaum is located in Israel on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee and is believed to be the site of many episodes of Jesus Christ's ministry, as recorded in the New Testament. According to the Bible, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem and was raised in Nazareth. However, when he announced his ministry in Nazareth, the people rejected him.2 Capernaum then became the center of his ministry, most likely because it had a centralized location and high population. Capernaum was founded afte

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Denominations

Ryobu Shinto

Ryobu Shinto is the first known denomination of the Shinto religion. It has no known founder. This is to say that Ryobu Shinto came to evolve based on the cultural and religious background of Japan. Whether its immediate origins lie within Shinto, Buddhism, or Japanese folk religion, it eventually grew large enough to be regarded as its own denomination. There is no one person who may be credited with founding it. However, despite being a part of Shinto, it is known to have been heavily in

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Overview

Chinese Folk Religion Overview

Chinese folk religion is an unsystematic and ritualistic system of deity worship and ancestor reverence. It draws on traditional belief systems and ideologies of China and varies widely from one location to another. A drawing of the god Pangu, who is regarded as the first living being in Chinese mythology Much of what is today considered Chinese folk religion has evolved from aspects of traditional Chinese religion, Daoism, and East Asian forms of Buddhism. The main element of Chinese fo

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Bodhi Tree
Symbols

Bodhi Tree

The bodhi tree The bodhi tree is known in the English-speaking world as a pipal is a Buddhist symbol often representing the Buddha, which may represent three different moments in his lifetime.  According to tradition, when Siddhartha Gautama's mother felt the pangs of childbirth, she grasped onto a tree for support and gave birth standing up.  Furthermore, Gautama is believed to have attained nirvana while sitting beneath a bodhi tree and was also said to have died beneath a tree.

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Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhar
Biographies

Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab

Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab (1703 – 1791 CE) is the founder of Wahhabiyah, a strict and conservative approach to Islam.Adherents of Wahhabiyah are Sunni Muslims, and they do not comprise a distinct sect or school of Islam. Wahhabiyah is best understood as a movement within Islam that does not seek to separate itself but takes a conservative approach in its practice of the religion. Born to a well-respected family of jurists in al-'Uyaynah on the Arabian peninsula, Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab studied

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