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Contemporary Issues in Western Religions
REL/134
January 9, 2013
Dr. Keith Rolle

Historical Connection and Theological Similarities
The Judaism historical connection was the belief that people have a special relationship or bond between themselves and God. This form of covenant demands absolute obedience in return for his blessings, and God in return will hear and answer his or her prayers. Judaism stems from the root for both Islam and Christianity. The supreme creator portrayed as God is without origins, gender or form. Jews often perceive God as a loving God even though he is majestic and divine. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity commonly follow Abrahamic religion, tracing his or her history to the agreement that God made Abraham the Apostle. Muhammad the Prophet spoke to Christians and Jews throughout his lifetime, and the religion of Islam created communication with both monotheistic belief throughout Islamic history, however, Islam, and Christianity was a creation that involves many of Judaism beliefs and teachings.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islamic religions have the same faith and belief in his or her relationship with God. These western religions carry a traditional monotheistic way that characterizes his or her beliefs in one “God. These three religions have a necessary need to place very important facts that God that creates the heavens, the earth, and there is no other God. A monotheistic belief was a creation stemming from the Middle East with the Islamic people keeping most of their practices and belief in common with Christianity and Judaism. These western religions worships the same God, acknowledges the existence of the Ten Commandments, they practice the same rituals and worshiping. For Example: “The western religion believes in fasting, giving to the poor, and attending prayers services during certain times of the day. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam offer the same sets of morals that can govern the Hebrew race.

Religious practices change, according to what is within each country’s fraction, denominations, and the mental state of each person’s development toward permanent figures. For example spouse, parents, or siblings can create specific symbols, customs, religious practices, and traditions sometimes form attachments to certain relationship with God. The individuals must review and perceive his or her main mortal relationships that can dominate the personal perception of themselves in the eyes of God. The western religion Christianity, Islam, and Judaism perceive both immortal and mortal relationships that can influence religious laws and texts. These three western religions Judaism, Islam, and Christianity perceive "God” as a divine figure who can be responsive and available at any given time. Western religion seeks these certain behaviors and structures according to God, and keeping prayer as the main religious tradition.

People must perceive God as a safe and secure unit that can make sense in the world. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam belief can create his or her own personal value systems. Harris, Marshall, and Schvaneveldt say that “Prayer, without question, appears to be the most common and most powerful religious attachment behavior shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (Harris, Marshall, Schvaneveldt, Pg. 8). Regardless, the difference in the three religions stem from Abraham seeing God in all three beliefs and throughout Hebrew heritage.

Contemporary Struggles between Judaism and Christianity - With time people, places, theories, theology evolved. This holds true to the religions of Judaism and Christianity. These two different theologies were at one time unwaveringly the same. These Religions held and still hold many similarities to this day. According to Sadmel D, The Christian Reclamation of Judaism “We share a common...
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