World Religions: An Introduction to Five Major Traditions

crucifix-Lawrence OP.jpgChristianity: Christianity issued out of Judaism in the early 1st century. It centers on the life, teachings, mission, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Traditional Christian beliefs include the belief in the one and only true God, who is one being and exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the belief that Jesus is the divine and human Messiah sent to the save the world.

minarets-Shabbir Siraj.jpgIslam: Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means "surrender" or "submission," was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah -- the creator and sustainer of the world.

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