April 10, 2023

Atonement in religions


by Interfaith

Summarize all atonement  interpretations of each major world religion

The concept of atonement for sin varies across different religions. Here is a brief summary of how some major world religions interpret atonement:

Christianity: In Christian theology, atonement for sin is achieved through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Jesus is seen as the perfect sacrifice, who paid the price for humanity’s sins, and through his death and resurrection, believers can be reconciled with God and receive forgiveness of sins.

Islam: In Islam, forgiveness for sins is obtained through sincere repentance and seeking forgiveness from Allah. Muslims believe that Allah is merciful and forgiving, and that He forgives those who turn to Him in repentance. The idea of a divine sacrifice to atone for the sins of humanity is not present in Islamic theology.

Judaism: In Jewish tradition, individuals are responsible for their own actions and must seek forgiveness and atonement directly from God. The primary means of achieving forgiveness and atonement is through repentance, prayer, and good deeds. Sacrifices are viewed as a way to express gratitude to God and bring individuals closer to God, but they are not seen as a means of atonement for sin.

Hinduism: In Hinduism, the concept of atonement is linked to the law of karma. Karma refers to the idea that every action has consequences, and the consequences of one’s actions will determine their future experiences. Individuals are responsible for their own karma and must bear the consequences of their actions. However, Hinduism also emphasizes the importance of devotion to God and spiritual practices as a means of achieving liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Buddhism: In Buddhism, the concept of atonement is linked to the idea of karma as well. However, the focus is on taking responsibility for one’s own actions and working to overcome negative karma through mindfulness, meditation, and ethical be

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