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Resources on all issues of spirituality can be found within John Moritz Library. Resources can be found by searching our Online Catalog, and other databases with the subject headings: spirituality, faith, religion, grief, healing, hope, prayer, etc.

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Christianity "Christianity teaches that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies of a coming Messiah / Savior (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7; Micah 5:2)...Christianity teaches that God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ so He could lay down His life to pay the price for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21)."   [from Got Questions


Islam:  "an Arabic word meaning submission to God. As a religion Islam calls for complete acceptance of and submission to the teachings and guidance of God. The word has connotations of peace and wholeness. It has the same root as “salam” - peace."  [from the web link UNDERSTANDING ISLAM]


Judaism - the profession or practice of the Jewish religion; the religion of the Jews, with a belief in one God and a basis in Mosaic and rabbinical teachings (noun).

  Source: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Ref PE 1635 .S47 2002

 Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago in the Middle East.  Jews believe that God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world.

Sacred Mythology

Mythology:  "The study of religious talkes, texts, and arts has uncovereed some universal patterns.  Mythology is full of the recurrent images and themes found in religions, such as the tree of knowledge, the ladder to heave, the fountain of life, the labyrinth, the secret garden, the holy mountain, the newborn child, the suffering hero, initiation, rebirth, the cosmic battle, the female spirit guide and the aged teacher of wisdom."           [from Experiencing the World's Religions: Tradition, Challenge, and Change; 5th ed. by Michael Molloy; McGraw-Hill, 2010]

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