The Development of Christianity and Islam from Hebrew Bible

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The Development of Christianity and Islam from Hebrew Bible Introduction in general: Religion has and always will be one of the major topics and one of the major influences, which constantly shaped our world. Throughout the history, laws have been changed; cities and empires have been created and destroyed; wars have been fought, all to protect one religion or another. Belief systems are the fundamentals of any religion. These beliefs are important to each religion because they make each religion individual and special. Although each of these religions have their own beliefs, background and sacred texts, though all shared some concepts when it comes to their ethics and influence on individual’s daily life. There are many different types of religions in this world. Some do believe in being monotheistic, which means that they only believe in one God. Some examples of these monotheistic religions are Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Most of these religions have been practiced for years and they are still practiced today. Subject of religion is very abroad and it can’t be covered in one essay. In this essay, I am mainly focusing on three already mentioned religions that are categorized as three major religions in western world today. The origin of all three religions will be covered as well as their main ethics in view of God, Sacred Texts, and believe in Resurrection in each of these three religions. There will be also discussion on several conflicts they have encountered as well. First, I will briefly introduce each of these main religions to get familiarize with their backgrounds. Introduction to Judaism: Judaism is oldest known monotheistic religion still practiced in the world today. Its fundamental teachings have been influential and are the basis for more recently developed religious such as Christianity and Islam. Abraham is generally recognized as the founder of Judaism due to his covenant with God. However, Moses is also considered a founder due to his role in the liberation of the Hebrews from Egypt, and his delivery of the Ten Commandments from Mount sometime around 2000 BC. Judaism was developed in the Middle East in and around the area that is currently Israel. The Holy Scriptures in the Jewish religion are the Torah and the Talmud. Jews used to worship in temples called
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Synagogues and mass was then practiced by Rabbis at those temples. Introduction to Christianity: Christianity is currently the most popular religion in the world based on the number of worshippers found throughout the world. While this monotheistic religion developed from Judaism, there are several key differences in the teachings. Jesus of Nazareth found Christianity and his disciples helped spread his teachings. It was developed in Israel around the year 30 AD. Christianity is the dominant religion in North America, South America, Europe, and Russia. The teachings of Christianity are collected in The Holy Bible, The New Testament, and The Old Testament and Christians practice their faith in temples
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course RELIGION 200 taught by Professor Dr.asban during the Spring '12 term at University of Calgary.

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