Scientists believe that human belief in the supernatural and their tendency to become religious may be a byproduct of evolution. Table of contents king wrote this paper for davis's philosophy of religion course in the essay, which is largely drawn from d miall edwards's the philosophy of religion, king examines various philosophical and anthropological arguments for the origin of religion. Books shelved as history-of-religion: the gnostic gospels by elaine pagels, the case for god by karen armstrong, a history of god: the 4,000-year quest o. The religious doctrine for this religion is the bible this religion is based off of the fact that we all sin but can be saved through believing that jesus christ died for our sons and rose again this process is called salvation.
What is the origin of man's religion why does every culture in the world worship some divine being anthropologists and historians have studied this question, and presently there are three primary theories: the subjective theory, the evolutionary theory, and the theory of original monotheism the. The history of religion is much shorter, yet it too has left a fossil record revealing some of the innovations and changes leading to the diversity of religions which now surround us. Many say the etymology of religion lies with the latin word religare, which means to tie, to bind this seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps explain the power religion has the oxford english dictionary points out, though, that the etymology of the word is doubtful earlier. The etymology of religion as mentioned in the title comes from etymonline and that's very interesting it makes sense too my question is, how do the phrases, to read, to choose, to gather.
Religion (from the latin religio, meaning 'restraint,' or relegere, according to cicero, meaning 'to repeat, to read again,' or, most likely, religionem, 'to show respect for what is sacred') is an organized system of beliefs and practices revolving around, or leading to, a transcendent spiritual experience. A religion is a particular system of belief in a god or gods and the activities that are connected with this system. The evolutionary origin of religions refers to the emergence of religious behavior during the course of human evolutionwhen humans first became religious remains unknown, but there is credible evidence of religious behavior from the middle paleolithic era (300-50 thousand years ago) and possibly earlier. Other than sir james frazer (the golden bough), churchward is the only person to have written such a monumental work on religion in it he encompasses the complete evolution of religious ideas over millions of years. Etymology of the word religion by gary amirault webster's collegiate dictionary traces the word back to an old latin word religio meaning taboo, restraint.
The history of the development of religion shows that as mankind moves from small isolated village towards large, complex, urban, industrialised society the character of influence of religion on man and his life changes. The religion of the arab world before the advent of islam was an animistic polytheism it was believed that the desert was populated with fiery spirits called jinn numerous gods were worshipped as well, with most towns having their own patron god. History and etymology for religion middle english religioun , from anglo-french religiun , latin religion-, religio supernatural constraint, sanction, religious practice, perhaps from religare to restrain, tie back — more at rely.
Brad rappaport from brooklyn writes: recently, i read in my dictionary that the origin of the word 'religion' lies in the latin word ligare, to bind i found this interesting, not only. History of religion including egyptian gods and priests, re and amen, mute monuments, indo-iranian religions, the hebrews and monotheism, zoroastrians, jains and buddhists, daoism, greek and roman gods. The origin of religion anthony campbell slovak translation by margareta sliwka see also religion, language, narrative and the search for meaning where do religions come from. Meaning of religion - the true meaning of religion is the love relationship between the creator god and created man learn the difference between religion and relationship.
Ancient origins articles related to religions in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. Word origin and history for religious adj c1200, devout, pious, imbued with or expressive of religious devotion, from anglo-french religius , old french religious (12c, modern french religieux ) and directly from latin religiosus , from religio (see religion . Religion is an integral part of our culture now but where did it come from, and what is its nature history, anthropology, archaeology and a few other interesting branches of science have gathered enough evidence to help us gain an understanding into the evolution of this phenomenon.