Summary of Religions

Summary of Religions

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  • Date Submitted: 11/28/2008 1:51 PM
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Similarities and Differences of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Summary

Similarities and Differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

There are many different religions in the world today, but today my focus will be on the major three practiced today. I will be providing brief descriptions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and than will analysis there similarities and differences. All of these religions started from Judaism but ended up branching off to there on religious beliefs.
Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. They believe that there is one God who is kind and loving. They believe that there people have free will. They believe that Jesus Christ was not the Messiah. Jews believe that Messiah has not yet came to earth. There are four types of Judaism forms. One being Conservative Judaism, which beliefs include the Torch, and dietary laws of traditional Judaism, they use the Hebrew language, and men worship with their heads covered. These groups where established to preserve America the historical Judaism. Another form was the Orthodox Judaism form these Jews preserves the theology and traditions of the Old World Jewry in the New World. It assigns equal authority to the written and oral laws and to the ancient Jewish codes of the Torah and Talmud. The Torah is all- important and basic to everything else, since it is of God. The coming of Messiah will be a descendent of David. The Biblical dietary laws are strictly observed. Hebrew is used in synagogue prayers, English in the sermons. The Reconstructionist Judaism form attempts to combine Jewish beliefs with the environment of a modern democratic state (America). They feel that Judaism is an evolving religion rather than static as the other Jewish groups believe. Lastly the Reform Judaism form this group uses shortened synagogue services with organ music and vernacular references. They feel that Judaism should ÔÇťalter its externals to strengthen...

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