Contrast and Comparison of Eastern and Western Religions
Contrast and Comparison of Eastern and Western Religion
Contrast and Comparison of Western and Eastern Religions
Concerning Western religion, Christianity is a common type of religion, with them believing in Jesus. In eastern religion, Hinduism is practiced in these parts of the world where they carry their own philosophies compared to Christianity. Christianity is the world's largest form of religion, with an estimated 2.38 billion followers; they believe in Jesus as their Messiah, prophesied in the Old Testament and recorded in the New Testament (Robinson, 2017). Conversely, Hinduism is the third-largest religion, with over 1.3 billion followers known as Hindus. In this one, it shares philosophies and shared concepts. Christianity and Hinduism are common religions; thus, their commonalities and differences are discussed.
Commonalities between the two religions include monotheism, which is the belief in one God. Regardless of the multiple deities in Hindu, they, too, believe in one spirit, a spirit that brings them together. It is common with Christianity to believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: The same stance with the deities involved with Hinduism. The Hindus, like the Christians, believe in one God, which is monotheistic. Another commonality is reincarnation. In Hinduism, it is known that they do believe in this. Heine (2019) acknowledges that in 553 AD, Emperor Justinius called on a convention discussing reincarnation as an aspect of Christianity. Further reports claim that Origen, a church father claimed that the soul is impacted by the technicalities of a previous life. It is with this knowledg