Christianity and Islam: Core Beliefs

Monday, 02 Jul 2012

Comparing different religions is always a tricky business. Even an English word such as “God” cannot be understood as common to both Christianity and Islam. For example, although both affirm that God is transcendent, all powerful, and even merciful, the history and doctrines of their respective texts reveal rather different meanings for each of these attributes. Both affirm the proposition that “God is one” but differ radically in what they mean by the one God. In Islam, it is a numerical oneness of person, while in Christianity it is one essence shared equally by three persons. Nor are Muslims ...

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