Monotheistic Religions Elements Matrix

Monotheistic Religions Elements Matrix

1. Introduction.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are three related religions as they all revere Abraham and other patriarchs of the Bible as their spiritual ancestors. That is why tese three religions are called ‘Abrahamic religions’.
The present paper gives the analyses of the three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the form of a chart. It compares countries of origin, historical events, central beliefs, nature of God, holy books, ritual and practice, ethics and morality.


2. Monotheistic Religions Elements Matrix.
Judaism Christianity Islam
Countries of origin Israel Israel - Rome Arabia
Historical figures and events Religion is the government. Religion is the government; 33% of world's population as followers. Religion is the government; 20% of world's population as followers.
Central beliefs One God, the creator of the world;
human beings are the highest creatures, the children of Abraham One God, the creator of the world, is triune;
human beings are the highest creatures, the children of Abraham One God, the creator of the world;
human beings are the highest creatures, the children of Abraham
Nature of God The oneness and unity of God; virgin birth. Conservatives: virgin birth; liberals: normal birth. Virgin birth.
Texts Tanakh (Torah) Bible Quran, Sunna
Ritual and practice regular prayer and charity; pilgrimage, holy places; good conduct will be praised on earth and in the afterlife regular prayer and charity; pilgrimage, holy places; good conduct will be praised on earth and in the afterlife regular prayer and charity; pilgrimage, holy places; good conduct will be praised on earth and in the afterlife
Ethics and morality Golden Rule: doing to others what we wish others do unto us. The religion fosters modesty, moderation, and honest work. "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." Matthew 7:12 "Not one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." Fourth Hadith of an-Nawawi 13


3. Conclusion.
The given paper briefly analyzes the three most popular religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The religions are examined in the chart form giving the basic notions and thus, presenting the comparative analysis of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

References.
"Death of Jesus in Quran 'reasonable and valid," Light & Islamic Review, Vol. 70 #3, 1993-MAY/JUN, Pages 9 & 10.