By Peter Stanford
Regardless of widespread prognostications concerning the 'death of God' and the triumph of secular materialism, faith is still a critical part within the lives of most folks around the globe. There are at present considered 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, besides a few seven-hundred million fans of alternative religions.
Religion: 50 rules you really want to understand deals a transparent direction in the course of the conceptual and denominational thickets of worldwide faith. Award-winning non secular affairs correspondent Peter Stanford starts with an exam of sacred texts, the divine precept and stable and evil, ahead of relocating directly to a dialogue of the various traditions inside of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.
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Now Know as "Shekh-Abbada," a village in Mallawi. UUU 36 THE SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA1 Long before the establishment of Christianity in Alexandria, this city was famous for its various schools. By far, the largest school of all was the "Museum," which was founded by Ptolemy and became the most famous school in the East. Its huge library contained between two hundred thousands and half a million books and manuscripts in the days of Ptolemy I, in addition to the "Serapeum" and the numerous Jewish schools which were scattered everywhere.
In the whole empire. In all, about 800,000 Christians were put to the sword in Egypt. It is worthy to note that the persecution inaugurated by Diocletian was sustained by Maximinus Daza (305-313), Caesar of Egypt and Syria, whose reign was the most prolific in bloodshed of any period in the whole history of the church persecutions. " UUU 30 EXAMPLES OF MARTYRS ACTS OF MARTYRS Through the waves of persecution, many spiritual leaders devoted themselves to strengthen the martyrs and confessors6. They visited the prisons and kept their company on their trial, or even to the place of their execution.
Smith & Wace: Dict. , vol 1, p. 422. 7. Mem. Eccl. VII, p. 447. 8. Baronius: Ann. Eccl. (ed. Theiner) 111, p. 397. 9. Martin: Vies des Saints, t. 3, p. 1841 f. 10. Now Know as "Shekh-Abbada," a village in Mallawi. UUU 36 THE SCHOOL OF ALEXANDRIA1 Long before the establishment of Christianity in Alexandria, this city was famous for its various schools. By far, the largest school of all was the "Museum," which was founded by Ptolemy and became the most famous school in the East. Its huge library contained between two hundred thousands and half a million books and manuscripts in the days of Ptolemy I, in addition to the "Serapeum" and the numerous Jewish schools which were scattered everywhere.
50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Know by Peter Stanford