John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. Continue reading

French Psalms Written in Metrical Format

French poet, Clement Marot published 30 French psalms in metrical version, Trente Pseaumes de David (Thirty Psalms of David) in 1542. Continue reading

Laozi

Laozi (571 BC - 471 BC)(UK: /ˈlaʊˈzɪə/, US: /ˈlaʊˈtsiː/; also Li Er or Lao-Tzu /ˈlaʊˈtsuː/, /ˈlaʊˈdzʌ/ or Lao-Tze /ˈlaʊˈdzeɪ/; Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ, literally "Old Master") was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.

Taoist Religious Community Founded

The Taoist religious community, T'ien-shih Tao (the Way of the Celestial Master), was founded in Sichuan province, China in 142 CE by the first patriarch Chang Ling. Continue reading

Zhang Lu

Upon the death of his father, Zhang Heng (张衡), Zhang Lu inherited control of the Celestial Masters religious group, and therefore became its third leader (the first was Zhang Lu's grandfather Zhang Daoling). Continue reading

The Yellow Turban Rebellion

The Yellow Turban Rebellion was an uprising against the degenerating Han dynasty that began in eastern China in 184 under a Taoist faith healer, Chang Chtieh, lasting some 20 years. Continue reading

Gautama Siddhartha

Gautama Buddha (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama [sid̪ːʱɑːrt̪ʰə gəut̪əmə], Shakyamuni Buddha [ɕɑːkjəmun̪i bud̪ːʱə], or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage, Continue reading

Jainism, Atheistic religious movement

Jainism, Atheistic religious movement that arose in India in the sixth century BCE, was founded by Vardhamana Mahavira, Principles being the salvation of an individual soul as the consequence of an ascetic life leading to detachment from material things. Continue reading