There are many different types of religions in this world. Some of them are monotheistic, meaning that they only believe in one God, and some are polytheistic. Some examples of world religions are Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Confucianism. Most of these religions have been practiced for years and they are still practiced today.
Judaism is oldest known monotheistic religion still practiced in the world today. Its fundamental teachings have been influential and are the basis for more recently developed religious such as Christianity and Islam. Abraham is generally recognized as the founder of Judaism due to his covenant with God. However, Moses is also considered a founder due to his role in the liberation of the Hebrews from Egypt, and his delivery of the Ten Commandments from Mount sometime around 2000 BC. Judaism was developed in the Middle East in and around the area that is currently Israel. The Holy Scriptures in the Jewish religion are the Torah and the Talmud. Jews worship in temples called Synagogues and mass is conducted by Rabbis.
Islam, which when translated from Arabic, means “to submit to the will of Allah,” is the youngest of the world’s major religions. Worshippers of this monotheistic religion are know as Muslims, which means “one who submits to the will of Allah.” Islam is currently the second most practiced religion in the world, and experts predict that it will overtake Christianity as the most popular religion in the world sometime in the future. Islam was founded by the prophet Mohammed and it was developed on the Arabian peninsula in the year 622 AD and quickly spread to other regions. Islam is the most dominant throughout the Middle East, including Southwest Asia and North Africa. The teachings of Islam are collected in the Qur’an. Muslims gather to worship in temples called Mosques.
Ever since Islam bloomed from the deserts of Arabia, it had received massive amounts of scrutiny in regards to its teachings, and especially its spread throughout the world. Even more than fourteen hundred years later, the religion of Islam continues to receive this scrutiny by those who oppose it. One of the chief arguments posed by those who oppose the Islamic faith is that Islam was "spread by ...
Christianity is currently the most popular religion in the world based on the number of worshippers found throughout the world. While this monotheistic religion developed from Judaism, there are several key differences in the teachings. Christianity was founded by Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples who help spread his teachings. It was developed in Israel around the year 30 AD. Christianity is the dominant religion in North America, South America, Europe, and Russia. The teachings of Christianity are collected in The Holy Bible, The New Testament, and The Old Testament and Christians practice their faith in temples known as Churches.
Confucius lived in China during the Chou Dynasty, when there was mass disorder and confusion. Confucius was appalled by what appeared to be the fracturing of Chinese Society. He believe that the only cure was to stress a sense of social order and mutual respect, a philosophy that later became known as Confucianism. The founder of Confucianism was Kong Fu Zi, which was translated as Confucius by Europeans. This religion was developed in China around 500 BC and is still practiced in Southeast Asia. The teachings of Confucianism are collected in The Analects.
These are four of the major religions in the world which has been around for a very long time and they will hopefully still be practiced in the future. One thing that all these religions have in common is that they all believe in a different God. And these are all monotheistic.