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Christianity, Judaism, Islam

an overview on religions with an emphasis on English language learning

Emily Gross

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Christianity, Judaism, Islam

Abrahamic Religions:
Judaism, Islam, and Christianity "Abrahamic" - from Abraham Judaism Abrahamic Religions are similar! similar: some things about them are the same. All three religions believe that Jesus was a real, historical person. He died on a cross in the year 29 a.d. All three religions claim Abraham as a Father of the religion.

However, they believe God is the source of the religion. source: where something comes from. All three Abrahamic religions are Monotheistic.

"mono" means "one"
"theo" means "god"

Monotheistic religions believe there is only one god. Islam Muhammad wrote the muslim religious text: the Qur'an. Christianity -Religious text: Bible
The Bible contains the New Testament in addition to the texts Christianity shares with Judaism. -Place of worship: Church or Cathedral -Religious texts: the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings -Place of worship: Synagogue Place of worship: Mosque Christianity: from "Christ"
Jesus Christ

Christians are "Christ followers" Jesus: Muslims believe Jesus was a prophet and a good teacher. Not God. -Jesus: believed to be the holy Son of God; the Messiah; the Savior. -Jesus: religious Jews believe Jesus was a good man and teacher. Not the Messiah. Not God. Torah, Prophets, Writings = Old Testament in your Bibles. "Torah" means "guidance", "teaching", and "law."

The Torah is the same as the first five books in the Bible. It was written by Moses and is sometimes called the "law of Moses." Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel Hosea Joel... etc. There are many prophets! Writings: these are historical accounts(like 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicals), Psalms(songs or poetry), Proverbs, etc... The Christian text and the Judaic texts are similar Jews are not just a religious group. They are a people group. They are descendents of Abraham and are entitled to God's Covenant with Abraham and his descendants. -People: called Jews -People: called Christians Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead three days after he died on the cross. They believe Jesus ascended into heaven and He now sits with the Father in Heaven. People: called Muslims entitled: to have a right or a claim to something.

The Jewish people are entitled (have a right or a claim) to the benefits of God's Covenant with Abraham. Abrahamic Religions are Similar!
religious roots go back to Abraham
Jesus was a historical person Main Religious Figure: Muhammad the Prophet Christianity and Islam are similar because of Abraham. However, the texts are completely different. Cathedrals are built in the shape of a cross. Summary
Abrahamic religions have some similarities. They come from Abraham, they are monotheistic, and they believe Jesus was a real person.

Judaism and Christianity are the most alike.
They use the books of the Old Testament. Because of that, the characters, stories, and teachings of the Old Testament are honored by both Jews and Christians as the words of God. The most important way that Christianity is different from Islam and Judaism is the belief that Jesus is God. This one main belief affects everything about Christianity. What Christians believe about God's character, God's relationship to people, and what it means to live a good life is influenced by the belief that Jesus is God. Name of God: Allah
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