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Christianity and Islam

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Christianity and Islam Chang over time From the origins of both Christianity and Islam to about 1500, these separate religions withheld almost exact same morals, although the manor each religion demonstrated themselves acknowledged a few subtle differences. The Christian Bible (source 1) states that the rich are not welcome into "the kingdom of God" where as the Muslim Qur'an (source 2) says that on the day of judgment the honest Muslim merchant will rank with the highest of the Muslim faith. Both sources are of the religion's texts, and are relatively near their origins in time. It is probable that the Christian religion was extremely hesitant to allow the elite class in their system because at this point in time Christianity wasn't accepted in the Roman Empire nor supported. ...read more.

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wrote in the 14th century about commerce and exception in trade, both exceptions however go against their faith, and why is that? Because of change over time. Godric, the merchant in Reginald's piece spent a part of his life bargaining and cheating others, in the end he gave his money and himself to God therefore coveting his prior ways of life and starting off with a clean slate. The exception being that if you give yourself to God and repent, you will be forgiven. These exceptions in both religions show that time changes many things, from something that was so against all standards to being accepted later on. ...read more.

Conclusion

According to writing of Thomas, Nasuh is acting dishonorable, which is what the fellow weavers summoned him to court for. The time frame that the court hearing is occurring in and the year Tomas has written his piece shows that time has passed from the origin of the religion yet the morals stay the same. Christianity and Islam like every other religion have been through years of change and have acquired over time exceptions and at the same time attained the same morals as in the beginning of the religion. To further assess the consequences of the merchant's wrong doings you could look at the courts final decision and punishment of Sakaoglu Nasuh. ...read more.

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