Comparative Religion

THE THREE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS - Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Leader: Kathleen Kinder      For details of the location and times please click on Programme for 2015/16

Posted 17/06/2015

Basic computer skills required to access web-sites and print out email attachments.

Revelation, - origins and development of monotheism
Brief history of each religion, - harmony, division and conflict
Bible and Qur'an, - meanings of "Word of God", archaeology, translations, modern scholarship.
Worship,- its structures,- synagogue, church and mosque.
Pilgrimage, - Jerusalem, Medina , Rome, Canterbury,
Conflicts, Divisions and Persecutions within and without each Faith.-,
Attitudes to women, apostates, "non-believers", people of other faiths,
Dress, use of leisure, food, pets, arts and humanities.
Achievements of medieval Islam, Jewish contributions, Renaissance, Reformation,Enlightenment.
Religion in theocracy, liberal democracies, totalitarian regimes.

Kathlee Kinder

Tel: (01729) 822444