Christianity And Islam Comparison

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Direct Comparison #1 (similarity) Both Christianity and Islam spread its influence through military conquests. Direct Comparison #2 (similarity) Both Christianity and Islam believed in an afterlife in hell and paradise. Direct Comparison #3 (difference) In Christianity, their god has several personas, but Islam’s god is only one version. Direct Comparison #4 (difference) In early Islam, women received much more rights and freedoms than the females did in early Christianity. Evidence - The First Crusades was formed between the Byzantine Empire and Christian armies from Western Europe in order to capture Jerusalem, or the Holy Land. - Wars under the first four caliphs for expansion spread Islam rapidly, along the way, in the Middle East and…show more content…
As Christianity spread many also wondered of Jesus’s nature of whether he was a man or…show more content…
He respected their holy books and prophets, thus it was inspired and influenced by their beliefs to a point he would accept them into Islam. Reason & Explanation - Based on the Bible, women were punished harshly and viewed in a negative light most of the time, because society then was still patriarchal, which had a heavy influence on those who accepted the religion due to their originating beliefs that men were often superior. - Muhammad believed that women should be respected, such that they were even seen as equals to mean in God’s view. Also, many women supported Muhammad in his army to fight against his enemies, which may have influenced his view upon women when discussing Islam. Thesis Throughout the world, Christianity and Islam were the two major religions that people practice to this day. Although there are some difference involving their view on God and the role of women, similarities also exist between them because Muhammad was heavily influenced by Christianity. As a result, both religions believed in an afterlife, either in hell or paradise. In addition, both religions spread its influences through military
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