Ch 7: Overview of Global Religions

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These convenient lessons provide an overview of global religions and can help you with test preparation or a class project. You can review Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other religions from a mobile-friendly platform.

Overview of Global Religions - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on global religions, engaging lessons will bring you up to speed on Judaism and Christianity. You can also get a clearer understanding of the Islam faith and the way in which the Five Pillars relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims. After going through the lessons, you should be able to confidently do the following:

  • Discuss the influence that Judaism has had on Christianity and Islam
  • Recount core tenets of Judaism
  • Explain key teachings of Christianity
  • Explore the life of Mohammed
  • Recall the Five Pillars of Islam
  • Detail the history of Hinduism
  • Highlight the beliefs of Buddhism

Our instructors are skilled at helping you absorb important information on global religions. You can even skip topics and focus only on the lessons you need to. Once you've finished a lesson, take the quiz that follows for good measure.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Overview of Global Religions
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Judaism: Origins & Significance

1. Judaism: Origins & Significance

Judaism is one of the world's oldest religions, largely due to its ability to travel, but it has had an even greater influence on two other world religions, Christianity and Islam.

The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

2. The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

This lesson covers the Hebrews and their beliefs. We look at the core tenets of Judaism and explore some of the stories from the Torah. Finally, we see how the Hebrews' history of oppression impacted their religion and the world today.

Christianity: Origin & Teachings

3. Christianity: Origin & Teachings

Learn about the origins of Christianity, and how the death of Jesus launched an entire religion. Discover the key teachings of Christianity. See how much you've picked up by taking a quiz.

Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

4. Mohammed and the Birth of Islam

Out of the deserts of Arabia would come a man who would change the world. He was Mohammed, founder of the religion of Islam, and this lesson serves as a brief summary of his life and the founding of the religion of Islam.

Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

5. Five Pillars of the Islamic Faith: Overview, the Quran & Sharia Law

The Five Pillars of Islam are the foundation of the world's second largest faith. They are characterized by a simplicity that encourages peaceful cooperation between people, which is one reason for the religion's widespread devotion. This lesson will detail each of the five and show how they relate to the daily lives of practicing Muslims.

What Is Hinduism? - Definition & History

6. What Is Hinduism? - Definition & History

In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of Hinduism and its history and beliefs. We'll also learn about Hindu gods and goddesses, ancient sacred texts and laws.

What Is Buddhism? - Beliefs & History

7. What Is Buddhism? - Beliefs & History

Buddhism is the fourth largest world religion with an estimated 350 million followers spanning the globe. Let's examine the history and beliefs of Buddhism as it grew to the large following it has today.

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