Although a few sacred readings and the form that followers pray are similar in both religions they are also slightly different. For example the most important text in Christianity is The Bible (that consist of The Old Testament and New Testament). Jews however, consider the TaKa’kh their “holy book” (which consist of mostly The Old Testament). When a Jewish prayer is taking place, Hebrew is spoken; when a Christian prays they do it in the language they regularly speak. Furthermore, Christians believe in heaven, hell, and purgatory, in other words, they believe that where they will go after death depends on the way they have executed life.
The quality of individuality so important in western values, best expressed in classical liberals and even more so in radical liberals, can also be expressed in the religious traditions of Islam and Protestant Christianity. Both religious traditions place an individual’s personal relationship with the creator as the foundations of the faith. This individuality is extremely important in many postmodern political cultures. Tory corporatists however are the dominate cultural group for both Protestants and Muslims. Peace, however, as a tradition can be a quality more difficult to find.
Islam: Also a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Qur’an (a religious text considered by its followers to be the word of God). A member of Islam is called a Muslim. Muslim’s believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Islam had a tremendous impact on world history as well as the present-day, mostly because of the religion's magnitude. The religion has billions of members, about 1/6 of the world's population.
Explain the main ethical principles of religion you have studied (25 marks) Christianity is a religion of many different branches and because of this there is no universal set of ethics. This lack of absolute ethics amongst Christians is due to the diversity of Christianity as there are many denominations for example Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestantism. Roman Catholic Christianity bases its ethics on the Holy Bible and the magisterium which consists of the Pope and the cardinals; in contrast to Protestantism that sees the Holy Bible as the only source of authority. Though both denominations follow the bible they interpret and accept the different parts of the bible. In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics.
Similarities and Differences between Christianity and Islam This section on Christianity and Islam has been very interesting for me. As a devout Christian, I’ve always had an interest in learning about Islam. We were given good information for this unit, but I had to do a little more research because Sura 2 and 4 in the Qur’an did not give me basic concepts for Muslims. What astounded me were the similarities between the Fateha (Sura 1:1-7) and the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13). They both focus on adoration, submission, and Supplication.
Huntington argues that “Of all the objective elements which define civilizations, however, the most important usually is religion. To a very large degree, the major civilizations in human history have been closely identified with the world’s great religions; and people who share ethnicity and language but differ in
There are many different religions in the world today; Some of these religions are growing, while some are decreasing in the number of their members. Though there are many differences, there are two values that are found in each religion that shares a common value: " Thou shalt not kill, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you". This paper focuses on Christianity and Judaism, which both share the same view of monotheism, and have many similarities as well as differences in terms of beliefs and the history of their religion. I will also be focusing on Jainism, an Indian religion that prescribes non violence towards non living beings and emphasizes the necessity of self effort to move the soul to consciousness and complete liberation, without the idea of worshiping a "supreme being" (i.e. God).
(Molloy, 2010) Religious differences are as widely varied as the number of religions worldwide. These differences do offer some insight into this fascinating world of spiritual diversity. Belief System “Several beliefs fit together into a fairly complete and systematic interpretation of the universe and the human being’s place in it; this is also called a worldview”. (Molloy, 2010) Most of us will easily recognize these traditions right off. Christianity and all of its numerous denominations develop their worldview from the Holy Bible.
Shiva, the most highly regarded God is believed to be the destroyer. The concept of Brahma is depicted to be similar to the Christian Holy Trinity, where everything in the world is because of him, while other Gods work under him. Hinduism prosaic use refers to a road, channel, path or doctrine through which individuals must follow to fulfill their religious responsibility. With this, the religion is understood
Essay No.1 There’s a long list of essential elements in many different religions around the world. Many of the religions around the world have the same essential elements. Some elements of the religions are very similar and some are very different, many might even call some of the elements within different religions very weird or crazy. Place of worship, God beliefs, prayer & meditation, sacred texts and religious rituals are just a few of these elements, but in my opinion these are the most important ones. These elements are basically the building blocks for a religion.