Western religions Western religions refer to religions that originated within Western culture, and are thus historically, culturally, and theologically distinct from the Eastern religions.The term Abrahamic religions Islam, Eastern Christianity and Judaism is often used in lieu of using the East and West terminology. Western culture itself was significantly influenced by the emergence of Christianity and its Religion and the Rise of Western Culture The Classic Religion and the Rise of Western Culture The Classic Study of Medieval Civilization Christopher Dawson on FREE shipping on qualifying offers In this new edition of his classic work, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture , Christopher Dawson addresses two of the most pressing subjects of our day the origin of Europe and the religious roots of Western culture. Americanism The Fourth Great Western Religion American Enterprise Institute fellow Gelernter argues that America is a biblical republic and Americanism a biblical religion encompassing an American Creed with three political ideals liberty, equality, and democracy and a doctrine, American Zionism, incorporating the biblically derived ideas of a chosen people in a promised land. Religion Religion may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from Religion Public Life Pew Research Center About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Real Clear Religion death of the west and western Mary s presence in Elizabeth s house made the child in Elizabeth s womb leap for joy And Elizabeth spoke Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb The great joy in Elizabeth s heart echoes down the centuries in her praise of Mary s pregnancy and her faith filled exclamation of happiness that the Mother of my Savior has come to visit me. Scientology Religion Background, Theology and Religious Scientology is a truly unique contemporary religion the only major religion to emerge in the th century Scientology is fully developed, by definition of religion, in IRAS Home IRAS cultivates a community of informed and respectful inquiry and dialogue at the intersections of science with religion, spirituality and philosophy in service of global, societal and personal well being. John Paul II the Pope who rescued Western humanism The Church s great service to the late modern world, Pope John Paul II believed, was to help rescue the humanistic project through a Christ centred humanism.