Contemporary Issues in Western Religions

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Contemporary Issues in Western Religions Lewis Vaughn Rel/134 June 6, 2013 Marilyn Flege Contemporary Issues in Western Religions In the western part of the world, there are three major types of religions. The three types are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each religion believes is only one God, which means that they are considered to be monotheistic. Although these religions all practice the same but they all have different traditions. Christianity believe that God the father, the son and the Holy Spirit. Judaism believe that their God is not made up of parts, while the people in Islam believe that their God is an immaterial, invisible, and is feared in omnipotence. These difference are but could just a few reasons why the three religions faced from believers who read the bible in the early days. To strengthen the traditions and practices behind these religions, a person must study each religion traditions and practices. The paper will discuss the contemporary struggles of the three religions and also the historical connections and theological similarities in the three religions. Historical Connections The historical connection between Judaism, Islam, and Christianity is through The Old Testament and Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God and to the Christian people, he is considered the Messiah. Being Jewish, Jesus was born and raised in ancient Palestine. Jesus is believed to be the Son of God because Virgin Mary, who was a virgin mother at the time of Jesus birth. So many people believe that he was conceived by the Holy Spirit. When Jesus Christ was born, it began a new religion called Christianity, who main belief is that there is only on God and his son is the Savior. Another way that Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are connected is through the sacred texts of their religions. "Peace is central to all three faiths. This is reflected

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