Compare And Contrast Christianity And Islam

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All over the world, numerous religions are practiced every day. Two of the most commonly known religions are Christianity and Islam. This essay will analyze the key differences and similarities between the two religions. Some of the things that individualize these religions are their gods, teachings, and beliefs about Jesus Christ and the afterlife. It is important to be knowledgeable about these topics out of respect for other religions around the world. Christianity was founded by Jesus Christ of Nazareth 2000 years ago around 30 CE. Christianity is a religion that grew out of Judaism. Christianity itself follows the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Christianity is a broad term that describes followers of Christ. Within the Christian religion, there are many different denominations. A few examples of the different branches of Christianity are Roman Catholic, Baptist, and a variety of different Orthodox churches. Christianity has grown from a few disciples spreading the word of Jesus, to being the world's largest Religion with 2.2 billion followers and growing. Like Christianity, Islam also started with one individual spreading the word of God. Islam is a religion that developed in the 7th century in the Middle East by Muhammad. Muhammad is a prophet of Islam and founder. Followers of Islam are called Muslims. Islam has several branches, each with its own unique beliefs. There are two main divisions of Islam, which are the Sunni and the Shi’a whose main difference
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