C10 Reading Guide - C10 notecards Dome of Rock p.466 To Muslims the Dome of the Rock was constructed on the site from which Muhammad ascended into the

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C10 notecardsDome of Rock p.466To Muslims, the Dome of the Rock was constructed on the site from which Muhammad ascended into the presence of Allah during his Night Journey. It was the first large-scale building in the Islamic world and drew heavily on Roman, Byzantine, and Persian precedents. It's location in Jerusalem marked the arrival of a competing faith to Jews and Christians who had long considered the city sacred.Jesus Sutras p.467Written texts that articulate the Christian message using Buddhist and Daoist concepts. They were present in a Nestorian church, initiated in 635 by a Persian missionary monk. It had taken root in China with the approval of the country's Tang dynasty rulers. The written texts themselves, refer to Christianity as the "Religion of light from the West" or the "Luminous Religion." They describe God as the "Cool Wind," sin as "bad karma" and a good life as one of "no desire" and "no action." "People can live only by dwelling in the living breath of God," the Jesus Sutra declare.Byzantine Empire p.469Believed to have begun around 330, when the Roman emperor Constantine, who began to favor Christianity during his reign, established a new capital, Constantinople, on the site of an ancient Greek city called Byzantium. At the end of that century, the Roman Empire was split between the less

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