The TOS Model
This paper of mine is currently in the process of being published. It’s my most important finished piece of writing yet. Essentially it sums up much of my knowledge and understanding of religions over the course of my life. Although i’ve already submitted the paper for publishing if you are interested in publishing the paper or wish to give feedback please contact me! (Click the title to view the paper)
A New Taxonomic System for the
Classification of Religious Ideologies
Jacob Ibrahim Abuhamada
There exist a number of approaches for categorizing the world’s religions, but few are effectively predictive of the beliefs, practices, and philosophies of the religions being classified as they lack regularity and are difficult to compare at the level of core ideologies. An original system is here proposed called the theology-ontology-soteriology (TOS) model. This model removes the extraneous cultural and symbolic factors of the religions, stripping them down to their cores and thus making it much easier to approach comparative religion studies for scholars and lay-persons alike. Some deeper implications that follow from the model’s full explanation will also be explored.