Judaism, Islam & Christianity


Judaism, Islam & Christianity
Veronica Noriega
University of Phoenix
World Religious Tradition II
Dr. Johnny Boudreaux
April 13, 2009

Judaism, Islam & Christianity
      The similarities between Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are as follows. They believe in a omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent, transcendent God; who created the universe and continues to govern the universe. They believe in Jesus that he lived to do God’s will. They are Abrahamic religions and are monotheistic faiths which recognize a spiritual tradition identified with Abraham. The term is used to refer collectively to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Abrahamic religions account for more than half of the world’s total population. Today they are approximately 3.8 billion followers of Abrahamic religions. All three religions recognize figures called prophets. They also speak of a choice between good and evil, which is associated with obedience or disobedience to a single God.
      A linear concept of history sometimes comes as eschatology, beginning with creation and the concept that God works through history and ends with resurrection of the dead and final judgment. Association with the desert, which some commentators believe has imbued these religions with a particular ethos. Acceptance of some Judaism religious obligations found in the bible as a spiritual devotion to the traditions of Abraham by Christianity and by Islam, including those which have parallel accounts in the Quran; such as the stories of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. Islam and Judaism worship a supreme deity whom they conceive strictly monotheistically as one being. Christianity agrees in the major Abrahamic religions, there exist the expectation of an individual who will herald the time of the end; and, or bring about the Kingdom of God on earth, in other words the messianic prophecy.   Abrahamic religions agree that a human being comprises the body, which dies, and the...