The Three Major Religions Essay

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The Major Religions Judaism, Christianity and Islamic
Humanities 101 August 28, 2010 Strayer University

The major religions in the world are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam are monotheistic religions, namely they believe that there is only one
God. All three religions believe that this God is the origin and source of all that exists. God cares about the entire creation and desires the well-being of all. God is just and has provided basic rules for our guidance so that we may be good and righteous, according to God's intention.
All the major religions of the world have cities that hold special significance to their religion. It may be the home of a religious leader, the
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Christianity conceives of God as One. But it is not an isolated One. Rather, God is a person, who is capable of affecting and being affected by others. This is implicit in the concept of God as Father, which is one of the most characteristic teachings of Jesus. The concept of God as personal ultimately led to the Trinity, which is surely one of the most distinctive. In Christianity their holy book is the bible ( Jewish bible and New
Testament). Also their main day for worship is on Sunday in a church, chapel, and cathedral.
Judaism is a monotheistic religion which believes that the world was created by a single, all-knowing divinity, and that all things within that world were designed to have meaning and purpose as part of a divine order. There are three branch of Judaism which form a type of lifestyle and beliefs of Jewish individuals. “Orthodox- Traditionalists who observe most of the traditional dietary and ceremonial laws of Judaism. Conservative- Do not holds to the importance of a Jewish political state, but put more emphasis on the historic and religious aspects of
Judaism, doctrinally somewhere between Orthodox and Reform. Reform- The liberal wing of
Judaism, culture and race oriented with little consensus on doctrinal or religious belief”
(McDowell, J. 1992). Judaism has no dogma, no formal set of beliefs that one must hold to be a
Jew. In Judaism, actions are far more important than beliefs, although there is certainly a