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Intro to World Religions 2_7_7

Intro to World Religions 2_7_7 - It is the largest Jewish...

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It is the largest Jewish denomination. It rose in 1800 in Germany as a reaction against the rigidly Orthodox Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise is the architect of American Reform Judaism Women can be rabbis, cantors and synagogue presidents Addition of organ music to the synagogue Interfaith families are accepted Allows full participation of gays and lesbians. Christianity Christianity Largest religion in the world Centers on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, a teacher and a healer who lived in the first century Palestine First source of information about the life of Jesus are the gospels, written between 20 and 100 years after his death and became the first book of the new testament. Jesus teachings focus in the kingdom of God, love of God and love neighbor. Growing popularity, he was seen as a dangerous by jewish religious leaders and the roman government, leading to his crucifixion. Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead three days later and made possible to those who believe to be forgiven and attain eternal life.
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