The Spread Of Christianity And Western Europe

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The spread of Christianity in Western Europe was both similar and different to the spread of Islam. The rise of Islam starts with the Prophet Muhammad, believed by Muslims (followers of Islam) to be the last in a line of prophets that includes Moses and Jesus. Because Muhammad was the chosen one to be the messenger of the word of God, Muslims from all around the world work to follow the example he set. For Muslims after the Qur 'an (their bible), the sayings and teachings of Muhammad and the descriptions of his way of life are the most important Muslim texts. On the other hand, Christianity developed out of Judaism in the 1st century C.E. “It is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and those who follow him are called Christians.” “Christianity has many different branches that accompany a variety of beliefs and practices.” The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, all of which have several smaller categories within each of these branches. Both of these religions share several views and ideas, but they also have their differences. First off, the beginning of Islam starts with the Prophet Muhammad. When he was about forty, Muhammad began having visions and hearing voices. While looking for an explanation for this, he would sometimes meditate at Mount Hira, near Mecca. During one of these meditation sessions, the “Archangel Gabriel” appeared to him and told him to recite "in the
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