theo 125_ - THEO101 Dr. Cavanaugh Study questions, Medieval...

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THEO101 Dr. Cavanaugh Study questions, Medieval Islam and Christianity CTT, 167-81 1. What does the word “Islam” mean? 2. Why did Mecca prosper economically in the sixth and seventh centuries? 3. How was the Qur’an composed? 4. Why did Muhammad make a hijra to Medina in 622? 5. How did the status of women improve under Muhammad? 6. What is the difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims? 7. What were the religious, economic, and political motives for the Crusades? 8. What is the difference between Muslim and Christian views of scripture? 9. Do Muslims believe that Jesus was … a great prophet? God? crucified? 10. What are the five pillars of Islam? 11. What does jihad mean? 12. Why don’t Muslims believe in the separation of “church and state”? 13. What is the “Nation of Islam” in the United States? 14. Why does Muslim art not contain representations of God or Muhammad? Selections from the Qur’an 1. What is the Site of Abraham (see footnote 5)? 2. What sons accompany Abraham?
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