Religious philosophy is philosophical thinking that is influenced and directed as a consequence to teachings from a particular religion. It can be done objectively, but may also be done as a persuasion tool by believers in that faith. Religious philosophy is predominantly concerned with the conceptions of god, gods, and/or the divine.
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Due to historical development of religions, many religions share commonalities with respect to their philosophies. These philosophies are often considered to be universal and include beliefs pertaining to concepts such as afterlife, souls, and miracles.
Each religion also has unique philosophies that distinguish them from other religions, and these philosophies are guided through the concepts and values behind the teaching pertaining to that belief-system. Different religious philosophies include:
- Aztec philosophy
- Buddhist philosophy – Elaboration and explanation of the delivered teachings of the Buddha
- Christian philosophy – Development in philosophy that is characterised by coming from a Christian tradition
- Hindu philosophy – Various systems of thought in Hinduism
- Islamic philosophy – Philosophy that is characterised by coming from an Islamic tradition
- Jain philosophy – Indian philosophy
- Jewish philosophy – Philosophy carried out by Jews, or in relation to the religion of Judaism
- Sikh philosophy
- Taoist philosophy
- Zoroastrian philosophy