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Comparison Chart for Oriental Religions

Name of Religion

Country of Origin

Date of
Origin

Name of Founder

Title of Founder

Social Position and/or Avocation

Hinduism

India

Prehistoric

***

***

***

Shintoism

Japan

Prehistoric

***

***

***

Judaism

Palestine

Giving of the law at Sinai, 13 cent. B.C.

***

***

***

Zoroastrianism

Persia (Iran)

7th cent. B.C.

Zarathustra Zoroaster

. .
. .

***

Spitama Clan (Pastoral Tribe)

. . . . .

 

Taoism

China

6th cent. B.C.

Li-poh-Yang

Lao-Tze

Court Librarian and Recoder; Historian

Confucianism

China

6th cent. B.C.

Kung Fu-Tzu

The Perfect

Teacher, Minor Posts,

. . .

(Confucius)

Sage

Soldier, Father

Jainism

India

Prehistoric

Varhamana

Mahavira

Kshatriya Caste

. .

Final Form

.

(Great Hero)

(Jnata Clan)

. .

6th cent. B.C.

. . .

Buddhism

India

6th cent. B.C.

Siddartha

Buddha Enlightened One

Kshatriya Caste

. . . .

(Sayka Clan)

. . . .

Landowners

Christianity

Palestine

4 B.C.

Jesus

Christ

Carpenter's Family

. . . .

Anointed One

.

Islam
(Muhammadism)

Arabia

7th cent. A.D.

Muhammad

The Prophet

Koreish Tribe

. . . .

Merchants

Sikhism

India

15th cent. A.D.

Nanak

Baba (Father)

Kshatriya Caste

. . . .

Garu

.


 

     

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