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Interpreting the Book of Revelation

The real meaning of the Bible's Book of Revelation is a popular, ongoing debate. You'll find four major interpretive approaches to the Book of Revelation that can help you read, understand, and figure [more…]

Book of Revelation: Perspectives on the Millennial Kingdom

The exact meaning of the Millenium, the 1,000 year reign that John speaks of in Revelation 20, is a centuries-old debate in Christian circles. One problem comes from the different interpretations concerning [more…]

Book of Revelation For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you're befuddled by the Book of Revelation in the Bible, don't fret. Take a look at the basic structure of the Book of Revelation; its major interpretations; the various perspectives on the Millennial [more…]

Buddhism by the Numbers

Numbers have always played an important role in Buddhism. They help give structure to the teachings and practices of Buddhism. [more…]

Timeline of Buddhist History

Buddhism has a long and rich history. From the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, based on whose teachings Buddhism developed, to the present day, this religion has changed how millions of people view the world [more…]

Buddhism For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Buddhism is the fourth-largest religion in the world; it encompasses several branches (or schools), including Theravada and Mahayana. In addition to fundamental teachings on the nature of reality, Buddhism [more…]

Common Catholic Prayers

Like most religions, Catholicism has specific prayers that believers say at certain times or on certain occasions. The Our Father is part of the Catholic Mass, for example, and the Act of Contrition is [more…]

The Twelve Articles of Catholic Faith

If you want to know the basics of the Catholic faith, look no further than the articles of Catholic faith. This list of twelve articles mirrors the Apostles' Creed, a prayer that sets out Catholic tenets [more…]

Catholicism For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Catholicism shares many beliefs with other Christian faiths, as well as certain prayers, but Catholicism puts its own spin on things. For example, the Catholic version of the Lord's Prayer [more…]

Introducing Some Important People from the Bible

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Coming of Age: Confirmation

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Sizing up Satan in the Bible

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Choosing a Kosher Beer

For millions of observant Jews around the world, following the kashrut, or Jewish dietary laws, is a very important part of everyday life. Food and drink that are in accord with [more…]

The Ten Commandments According to the Torah

The Ten Commandments may be the most well-known part of the Torah. Interestingly, two versions of the Ten Commandments exist in the Torah: one in the book of Exodus and one in the book of Dueteronomy. [more…]

Recommended English Translations of the Torah

Jewish life is an immersion into the Torah (Five Books of Moses) and the literature the Torah has inspired. The original language of the Torah is Hebrew, and because most people today don't read Hebrew [more…]

Basic Behavior Principles from the Torah

The Torah is a guidebook for Jewish living — requiring a lifetime of study to learn and to refine your actions and personal qualities. While it contains hundreds of commandments of all kinds, there are [more…]

The Torah For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Torah (the Five Books of Moses) is the essential book of Judaism and a manual for living. If you don't read Hebrew, study an English translation so you can understand and follow the basic principles [more…]

An Outline of the Ordinary Form of the Catholic Mass

The Ordinary form of the Catholic Mass is the normal or standard form of Mass with which most Catholics are generally familiar. The Ordinary form differs from the Extraordinary form and Tridentine Mass [more…]

Catholic Mass For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The heart and soul of Catholic Christianity is the Holy Mass. Going back 2,000 years, this religious ceremony is considered the most sacred and precious of all rites by Roman Catholics around the world [more…]

Key Sharia Principles and Prohibitions in Islamic Finance

Sharia law differentiates Islamic finance from conventional finance. The Islamic financial system is constructed on economic concepts specified by sharia [more…]

How to Prepare for Meditation

Meditation is simple to do and doesn't require any special equipment. You can, however, prepare yourself and your space in a number of ways and make sure you have some basic amenities: [more…]

How to Open Your Body, Mind, and Spirit to Meditation

Meditation is a practice that engages not only your mind, but your body and spirit, too. Use the tips in the following list to engage every aspect of your being in your meditation practice. [more…]

How to Get the Most from Your Meditation

To get the most from your meditation practice, you need to commit to it. When you start meditating regularly, you can reap myriad benefits — from lower stress and cholesterol to higher levels of satisfaction [more…]

How to Make Sure You're Meditating Correctly

It doesn't take much to meditate the right way — especially because there really isn't just one right way. If you're concerned about your meditation practice, ask yourself the following questions. The [more…]

Popular Meditation Techniques

Meditation techniques, like meditation itself, tend to be relatively simple. Following is a brief list of ten of the most commonly practiced ones. You can use one exclusively, experiment with several, [more…]

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