Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

1087 WordsOct 30, 20165 Pages
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are among the best known and most widely practiced religions today, and have had enormous cultural, ideological, and historical impact on the peoples of every continent. Arguably more so than any other ideological systems, Abrahamic religion has been among the most influential forces in human history. The shared elements of their traditions have allowed them to develop in part through a multi-faceted dialogue with each other. These faiths, despite sharing a common Abrahamic background and a belief in a single all-powerful God, differ in their understanding of that God and man’s relationship with him. Notwithstanding the shared doctrines of the three faiths, these theological deviations have propagated themselves into the varied and diverse methods of religious practice we see today. It is important to understand the differences between these teachings, in order to better understand their impact on the lives of billions of people. Given its chronological seniority and influence on the rest of the trio, it would be best to begin with Judaism. In Judaism, the ultimate reality is considered to be God’s constant creative activity. That is, God is constantly creating and thus carrying reality through a linear series of events caused by actions and the consequences of those actions. In doing so, God creates a condition in which man can respond and interact with him. This linear, progressive notion of time and man’s relationship to it is among the

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