Belief systems, or religions, are perhaps the strongest force in society. Beliefs are important to each religion because they are what make each religion individual and special. Each religion has its own beliefs and sacred texts, though most share some concepts. In the Middle East, the three great world religionsâ€”Judaism, Christianity, and Islamâ€”all share some similarities and differences. Judaism heavily influences the doctrines Christianity and Islam. The Muslim and Christian religions share many concepts and beliefs, while at the same time they have major differences in some areas of faith.
Information was gathered from four sources to learn about and discuss this topic. Sources of information include the Bible, books titled â€œAbrahamâ€, and â€œWorld Historyâ€, and an Internet Website from the Bharatvani Institute. Information gathered from the books, the Internet Website, the Bible, and personal knowledge about the subject will support the thesis. The Bible has many examples that relate to the Koran, the holy bible of Islam. The two books, â€œAbrahamâ€ and â€œWorld History,â€ feature comparisons of the two religions.
Judaism, a monotheistic religion, like Christianity and Islam, originally came from the Hebrews. The Hebrews believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and present everywhere. At every transitional moment in the evolution of religion, each subsequent incarnation of monotheism chose to link itself back to the same man (Feiler, 117). Like the other two religions, Judaism also has a holy book called the Torah. The Torah is a sacred recording of laws and events in Jewish history. The Jews believe that God gave them the Ten Commandments through Moses, who is called â€œthe Lawgiverâ€. .
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between Christianity, Judaism and Islam? Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all major religions.