Assignment 1: Discussion: Visions of God
Christianity and Islam are more recent religions, both appearing within the past 2,000 years. Both claim to offer the ultimate revelation of God to humanity. Together, their adherents number more than half the world’s population.
In this discussion, compare and contrast the pictures of God found in these two religions. Consider what you have read in your textbook, as well as other resources in this class. Also consider what you have learned about the older religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism.
As you are composing your response to this discussion, consider the following questions:
How does the notion of God in Christianity differ from the notion of God in Islam?
In what ways are the notions of God similar in Christianity and Islam?
Are there any noticeable similarities between what is found in Christianity and Islam, and the notions of God that are found in Buddhism, Hinduism, or Judaism?
Your initial response should be three paragraphs in length, one for each of the questions listed above, for a total of about 250 words.
After you have posted your initial response, read all of your classmates’ postings, and respond to at least two of your classmates. Be sure to use APA format and at least one reference.
By the due date assigned post your initial discussion response in the M3: Assignment 1 Discussion Area. By the due date assigned read all of the other students’ postings, and post comments in the Discussion Area on at least two other responses.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40