I'm writing a paper about the contemporary issues facing the Western religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism & Islam. I need help with the historical connections and theological similarities of all three with each other and the contemporary struggles between all three with each other.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:03 am ad1c9bdddf
I'm writing a paper about the contemporary issues facing the Western religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism & Islam. I need help with the historical connections and theological similarities of all three with each other and the contemporary struggles between all three with each other.
? The Religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism & Islam
Judaism is viewed as the religion of a chosen people (Jews). Judaism is a monotheistic faith that is drawn from and practiced through the Hebrew Scriptures. In Judaism, Yahweh (God) is the Father of a chosen people. Based on Jewish religious beliefs, human beings are made in the image of God, and have a spiritual and immortal soul. People have free will and have the agency to obey God's laws. Based on the practicing faith of Judaism, each person must obey God's commandment, develop morally and to live in peace. They adhere to religious duties referee to in the Mitzvah. Jewish people are to adhere to attributes of charity, good deeds, respect for human dignity, and humility (Nigosian, 1994).
Christian faith is rooted in their belief in Jesus Christ. Christians hold that human nature is basically evil due to the fall of Adam and Eve. However, by following the teachings of Christ, they can repent of wrongdoing. Their sins are forgiven by God's grace through Jesus Christ. Most Christians believe that human beings have the power to choose good over evil. They hold that the evil in human nature can be corrected by God's grace. Christians practice their faith through the Holy Bible that consists of the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures), and the New Testament (outlining the work ...
This solution compares and contrasts the three monotheistic religions, Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam
God and Monotheistic Religions
We know that Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all profess the existence of just one God. Other religions, such as Baha'i and Sikh religions in Iran and India, are also monotheistic.
It would seem that in view of the conflicting religious doctrines, the God worshiped in one religion is not the same as that God worshiped in another religion. Note that it is admitted among Christians that the God of the Old Testament is the same as the God of the New Testament. So it would appear that the conflict between Jews and Christians is not over which God is worshiped. The real difference is between whether Jesus was the Messiah. Hence it makes sense to ask:
Is the God worshiped by Christians the same as the God worshiped by followers of other monotheistic religions?
The answer to the question is "Yes" if all the important attributes of the Christian God are the same as those of the other religions. The answer would be "No" if there were important differences; for example, the God of one religion is omnipotent and the God of another is not.
We must remember to focus on the attributes of God rather than on matters of doctrine regarding which are true scriptures and who are the messengers of God.
Go to a primary internet website to find a description of the God recognized by that website's religious sponsor. State one fact that you find to be interesting that either supports or contradicts the claim that the God of that religion is the same as the God of Christianity (150-200 words).View Full Posting Details