Founders and Foundings.
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--Mormonism: from “The Origin of the Book of Mormon” (Joseph Smith)
--Shinto (Spoke to Zenbei Nakayama concerning his wife Miki, as she was possessed by a god [kami] to become the foundress of the Tenrikyo sect of Shinto
--Religion of the Brule Sioux Indians: “How the Sioux Came to Be” (Erdoes and Ortiz 95).
--Hinduism: Rig Veda I.164.
He created man from a clot.
Read and your Lord is Most Honorable,
Who taught (to write) with the pen
Taught man what he knew not.
--Islam: Holy Koran 96:1-5.
In what way?
See if you can generally describe how people become the sources for their religious truths. Are there nonhuman sources of religious truths?
“Founders are humans through whom new religious insight came.”
“One who brings the message of God.”
“Extraordinary people who have seen a sacred truth.”