Religion--the very word stirs the thoughts and emotions of each human in some degree. If indeed there is a human universal,
it must be religion. For, in religion, humanity attempts to aspire to the divine--to reconnect to something larger than the
Defining religion is a somewhat difficult task. Certainly no one definition would satisfy everyone but there
are elements of religion that lend themselves to a cohesive generalized description. Webster's Dictionary defines religion
as the following:
"A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation
of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional, and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code
for the conduct of human affairs."
Traditions from around the world all attempt to try to reconnect to the divine. They also work toward determining why
the world is at it is. It seems that from times older than human memory, humans have all been searching for an explanation
and guidance. The medium for these endeavors has, and is, of course, religion.
The purpose of this page is to provide
the reader with recommended readings and sites for personal study. From time to time, I will produce small monographs on my
own studies of religion. At any rate, this portion of my site is a place where persons interested in the study of religion
may come to seek information.