Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam

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Similarities and Differences between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism The eastern Mediterranean is the birthplace of three major religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. These religions are not only widespread throughout the world, but they all share several common characteristics. These religions are still practiced around the world today, Christianity is a major religion, with teachings based on the life of Jesus Christ. It has the largest share of followers, more than any other religion in the world today. Christianity’s principles focus on the life is Jesus, believing that he is the Son of God, and only he can guide them to heaven through prayer. Christians believe that after dying, Jesus was sent to heaven, where he now judges people’s souls and determines if they are fit to be in heaven. Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is based on principles found in the Hebrew Bible. According to Jewish belief, Judaism began with the Covenant between God and Abraham, who is one of the
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Unformatted text preview: founder and progenitor of the religion. Instead of prayer in Churches, Judaism is traditionally practiced in one’s home by studying and interpreting the Torah and Talmud. Islam, another religion founded in the eastern Mediterranean, is based on the life and teachings of Muhammad. Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Muslims (those who practice Islam, known as “submission or surrender to God), believe that God revealed the Qur’an to Muhammad, his final prophet, and regard Qur’an and Sunnah, Muhammad’s words and deeds, as the main sources of Islamic tradition and culture. These religions are all unique, yet each has several concepts that they share. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are monotheistic religions. In Christianity, the aim is to provide people with a path to salvation. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God, God incarnate, and man and God. Christians, like Jews, also believe in a messiah....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Millskelley during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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