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Differences Between Religions In Christianity, Judaism, And Islam

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the apparent differences between religions are ultimately inessential and do not mask the inherent unity among world religions. First, it is important to note the distinctions between and differences among the various world religions. In Abrahamic monotheistic religions, regarded as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, God is the primary driver of worship and action (Young 179). In Christianity particularly, religious practices surround the teaching of the Bible, wherein Jesus and God are worshipped and lessons are taught through biblical tales. Morals are ultimately derived form God, suggesting that people must live with the purpose of loving and appeasing God (Young 210). In Judaism, the Torah acts as the foundational text for religious teachings, wherein the word “Torah” itself refers to God’s teachings and commandments. Within the Torah, Judaism professes the belief in a”promise land” that is “flowing with milk and honey,” suggestive of an ideal world to which obeying God can lead humanity (Young 195). Islam, on the other hand, derives religious practices from the Qur’an. Moreover, a central focus of Islam pertains to submission to God. Specifically, the word “Islam” itself translates to “submission,” and “Muslim” means “one who submits” (Young 235). With this in mind, along with the prevalence of peace in Islamic religions, it is clear that Islam establishes itself on the platform that true peace may only be achieved when human beings surrender themselves to God (Young
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