(more than) 100 things every religious liberal should know

I was at a work site and picked up a leaflet with the title “(Way More Than) 100 Things Every Religious Liberal Should Know”

My first thought was: Why is this church trying to limit the audience? Okay, maybe I read more into that than I need to…but then, the next paragraph...(A list of terms and ideas that every religious liberal should know, to be religiously literate.)

So they iterated twice, that the list is for religious liberals (a discussion for another day.) I’m a long way from liberal, but I’m pretty religiously literate. There are nearly 200 terms on this list and I’m at least passingly familiar with many, if not most of them.

Anyway...if I post once a week from this list, that's more than three years!

1. Sh’ma
2. Yin and Yang
3. Tanakh
4. Trinity
5. 4 Vedas
6. 4 Noble Truths of Buddhism
7. 4 Gospels
8. 5 Books of Moses
9. 5 Pillars of Islam
10. 5 K’s of Sikhism
11. 7 Sacraments of Roman and Orthodox Christianity
12. 7 sins of Christianity
13. 8 fold path of Buddhism
14. 10 Commandment
15. 12 apostles, before and after Good Friday
16. Twelvers
17. “13th Apostle”
18. Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael, Isaac
19. Abu Bakr, Omar, Uthman and Ali
20. Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel, and Seth
21. Adventism, Seventh Day Adventism
22. Agnosticism
23. Ahimsa
24. Ahura Mazda
25. Allah, “Allahu Akhbar”
26. Anglican Church, Episcopalianism
27. “The Apocalypse”
28. Apostle’s Creed
29. Apostolic Succession
30. Armageddon
31. Assemblies of God
32. Atheism
33. Atman
34. Baptism
35. Baptis, John the
36. Baptist
37. Beatitudes
38. Baghavad Gita
39. Beecher, Henry Ward
40. Bible(s)
41. Biblical Criticism
42. Bishop
43. Black Muslim; Nation of Islam
44. Book of Common Prayer
45. Brahman
46. Brahmo Samaj
47. Buddhism
48. Bushnell, Horace
49. Calvin, John
50. Calvinism, Reformed Christianity
51. Catholicism
52. William Ellery Channing
53. Charismatic
54. Christ, Jesus
55. Christianity
56. Church of God in Christ
57. Confucius; Confucianism
58. Congregationalism
59. Conservative Judaism
60. Dar Al Islam
61. Darwin, Charles
62. David, King; David and Goliath
63. Dharma
64. Disciples of Christ
65. Dispensaltionalism
66. Druze
67. Easter
68. Eddy, Mary Baker
69. Eld, Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha
70. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
71. Epistle
72. Eucharist
73. Excommunication
74. Exodus
75. Fatwa
76. Fatamids
77. Finney, Charles Albert
78. Fundamentalism
79. Gautama Siddhartha
80. Ghandi, Mohandas
81. Good Friday
82. Gnosticism
83. Golden Rule
84. Good Samaritan
85. Great Awakening
86. Guru Nanak
87. Hadidth
88. Halal
89. Hanukkah
90. Hare Krishna
91. Hasidism
92. Hejab
93. Heresy
94. High Holy Days of Judaism
95. Hinayana & Mahayana Buddhism
96. Jus, Jan
97. Imam
98. Islam
99. Ismaili
100. Jainism
101. James, William
102. Jehovah’s Witnesses
103. Jihad
104. Joshua
105. Just War Theory
106. Kabbalah
107. Karma
108. Koran (Qur’an)
109. Kosher
110. Lao-Tze
111. Lord’s Prayer
112. Luther, Martin
113. Mary, mother of Jesus
114. Mary Magdalen
115. Marx, Karl
116. Mass
117. Mecca & Medina
118. Messiah
119. Methodism
120. Millennialism
121. Moody, Dwight
122. Mormon, Latter Day Saints
123. Moses
124. Muhammed, Prophet
125. New Testament
126. Nicene Creed, Council of
127. Nirvana
128. Noah
129. Old Testament
130. Orthodox, Greek
131. Orthodox Judaism
132. Passover
133. Paul
134. Pentecost
135. Pentecostalism
136. Pope, papacy
137. Predestination
138. Presbyterianism
139. Prodigal Son
140 Protestant
141. Purim
142. Puritan
143. Prophet
144. Puja
145. Quaker, Society of Friends
146. Quetzalcoatl
147. Ramadan
148. Reformation
149. Reformed Judaism
150. Reformed Christianity
151. Reincarnation
152. Resurrection
153. Sabbath
154. Samhain, Beltane
155. Satan
156. Schweitzer, Albert
157. Scopes Trial
158. Second Coming
159. Seventh Day Adventists
160. Shariah
161. Shavuot
162. Shirk
163. Shintoism
164. Sikhism
165. Simon Peter
166. Simchat Torah
167. Social Gospel
168. Sodom and Gomorrah
169. Solomon
170. Stations of the Cross
171. Sunni-Shia
172. Swedenborg, Emmanuel
173. Synagogue
174. Taoism; Tao-do-Ching
175. Temple Mount; Al Akso
176. Tower of Babel
177. transcendentalism
178. Trinity
179. Ummah
180. Upanishad
181. Yoga
182. Zen Buddhism
183. Zion, Zionism
184. Zoroastrianism

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