Owen Trepeta 12/17/12 DBQ Essay Social Studies 9H Christianity and Islam
Christianity and Islam
In our society from the earliest times to now there has been religion. And these religions consisted of people who had a voice in how the organization in a way viewed something. In views and opinions there are both disagreeing parts and parts that agree. Christianity and Islam both had agreeing and disagreeing views on merchants. The higher classmen of Christianity and Islam agree and the scholars agree with each other, but the underclassmen of these religions disagree.
In documents 1, 2, and 4 it suggest that the work of merchants are sinful and not seen as right out of many people’s eyes. In document 1 it says,” Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.” This document is out of the New Testament Christian Bible and it means that the most important thing in life is God. Any other activity especially the one of gaining money is one that doesn’t usually follow the way of a good Christian. Also it suggests that they believe rich people gain their riches or at some point undertake in sinful and unlawfully actions. In document 2 a person high in the religion of Muslim sees and pleads for merchants to act respectively and to not cheat people out of money. An example of this is, “o ye believers! Devour not each other’s property among yourselves unlawfully save that be trading by mutual consent. Woe to cheaters! Who, when they take measure of their dues from...
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