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AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity
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AP Human Geography 2011 - Christianity

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  • 1. ChristianityBy: Keith Galyean and Braxton Hicks
  • 2. Who is Man?Protestant: Man is the head of God’s creation.Catholic: Man is a rational animal.Orthodox: Man is made in the image of God andtherefore possesses rationality and freedom ofthought and morality.BH and KG
  • 3. What is Man’s Purpose? Protestant: Man is here to glorify God. Catholic: Man is here to glorify God Almighty. Orthodox: Man is here to achieve communion with God.BH and KG
  • 4. Where is Man Going?Protestant: Man either spends eternity in everlastingfellowship with God or eternal suffering in hell. (Mark10:17-21, 29-31)Catholic: Man if he chooses to love God receives eternalsalvation, if he is in God’s grace but still needs to bepurified he can be sent to purgatory where he willeventually enter heaven, and if he chooses not to acceptGod he spends eternity in hell.Orthodox: Man is saved and is transfigured throughcommunion with God. If man is not in communion withGod they spend in hell.BH and KG
  • 5. Holy Places of ChristianityCatholic: Some important places in Catholicism include Romeand its 4 Basilicas: St. John Lateran , St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Paul’sBasilica, and St. Maria degli Angeli. Other holy sites include thecity of Jerusalem and tombs of various Catholic saints.Orthodox: Important places in Eastern Orthodoxy include: TheChurch of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Church of theHoly Nativity in Bethlehem, the Metropolitan Cathedral inAthens, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and the Cathedral of theArchangel in Moscow.BH and KG
  • 6. Holidays and FestivalsProtestant: Some Holidays include Christmas, Easter, GoodFriday, Palm Sunday, and Advent.Catholic: St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Palm Sunday, AshWednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Lent, Easter, andvarious other feast and holy days.Orthodox: Great Lent, Pascha(Easter), Pentecost, and theAscencion.BH and KG
  • 7. Places of WorshipIn most Christian traditions the building whereworship takes place is called the church, or cathedral.Some famous cathedrals include: The Notre Dame inParis, Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, England,and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.BH and KG
  • 8. Burial In the majority of Christian rituals people are buried ina coffin and are given a funeral service, andsometimes a blessing by a priest.In recent years the practice of cremation has beenpopular within the Christian community.BH and KG
  • 9. Historical ConflictsSince the death of Christ on the cross there has beenmuch conflict against and between Christians.Some historical examples include the animosity of theRoman Emperor Nero towards Christians, TheCrusades, The Great Schism of 1054, the Thirty YearsWar, and Martin Luther’s 95 Theses.BH and KG
  • 10. Recent ConflictsIn recent years many Christians have been persecuted bycommunist and totalitarian governments, other beliefs such asIslam, and anti religious activists.Some examples include: Legal battles against prayer in publicplaces, fighting between Middle Eastern Arabs and Christians,and protest against separation of church and state such as Lee V.Weisman a Supreme Court Case in 1992.BH and KG
  • 11. Holy BooksChristians of all shapes, sizes and denominationsread a version of the Bible.However the content of these Bibles occasionallydiffers, mainly involving the inclusion of theApocrypha in Catholic and Orthodox Bibles.There are many translations of the ProtestantBible available for purchase and study.BH and KG
  • 12. Sourceshttp://catholicism.org/category/holy-placeshttp://www.catholicity.comhttp://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays.htmhttp://www.patheos.com/Library/Eastern-Orthodoxy/Beliefs/Afterlife-and-Salvation.htmlhttp://www.religioustolerance.org/past_mor.htmhttp://www.sacred-destinations.com/categories/catholic-shrines

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