Christianity And Judaism Vs. Judaism Essay

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Christianity and Judaism are two monotheistic religions which although hold similar values on ethical teachings, maintain varying perspectives on controversial issues, dividing not only world religions but denominations and individuals as a whole. Bioethics refers to biomedical advancements and the faith-based beliefs and practices concerning the controversial matters of; abortion, euthanasia and in vitro fertilisation (IVF). In Christianity and Judaism, similarities and contrasts of beliefs and practices regarding bioethical issues are evident through religious laws which are based on the religious scripture, jurisdictions and teachings of the Bible and Torah. Given that bioethics are contemporary issues they cause much speculation and criticism amongst many religious scholars as it is difficult to interpret the scriptures thus causing division.
Abortion is the intentional termination of pregnancy through the removal of the foetus and embryo via medical procedures. Christianity and Judaism both follow similar teachings on this issue as they both preach the importance of conscience and motive. The Christian denominational tolerance of abortion in restricted circumstances stems from the teachings of the Bible specifically, Exodus 21:22-25 “If some men are fighting and hurt a pregnant woman so that she loses her child, but she is not injured in any other way, the one who hurt her is to be fined whatever amount the woman‛s husband demands and the court allows. But if the…

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