Christianity Vs Islam Dbq Essay

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Kelley Larson World Civilization BVU-Term 2 November 13, 2008 At their beginnings, neither Christianity nor Islam preached the expansion of the faiths by use of the sword. Muhammad counseled his followers to make converts with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, while earlier the apostle Paul, himself a convert of Christianity, wrote to his fellow Christians in Rome to follow after the things therewith one may edify another, so that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. Yet ultimately both Christians and Muslims were willing to spread their respective faiths by force. For centuries the proponents of these two religions maintained comparatively good relations with…show more content…
At first glance, all of these sources present some potential problems. Source 3 on Imad ad-Din’s view of Christianity, contains a number of errors and misperceptions-each side was remarkably ignorant of the other’s faith, but it matters little. After examining and analyzing the Muslim and European accounts, I noticed that some of the perceptions held by Muslims and European Christians were remarkably similar. Source 1 of Usamah’s account was extremely valuable because he was well acquainted with the Christians and he also offered numerous examples supporting his view of his European Christian…show more content…
Similarly, in the Qur’an, the book containing the revelations to Islam’s founder, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, the Prophet commanded his followers to invite all to the way of the Lord. Thus Christianity and Islam both of which saw themselves as the keeper’s of God’s ultimate revelation of Himself to humanity, from their respective beginnings had built within their doctrines the commandment to proselytize and spread to include all

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