Christianity Vs. Islam During The Middle Ages

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Christianity vs. Islam
During the Middle Ages, both Christianity and Islam began to be highly expressive of their religion via artwork. Although both Christianity and Islam came about in the Middle East during medieval times, they have totally different ideas on their god and its nature. Christians believe in God as a Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Muslims believe in one God, Allah, and “ anyone who says God is anything but a single entity is guilty of blasphemy” (Carey). Christians have a set congregational day of worship on Sunday, while the Islam religion practices theirs on a Friday. Christians believe that Jesus was the son of God, however Muslims do not believe their god, Allah, even had a son. They believe that Jesus was only a prophet, not the son of God nor part of the trinity. “In fact, the Qur 'an is very clear that anyone who says God is anything but a single entity is guilty of blasphemy” (Carey). Christianity revolves around the idea that God’s love for us is completely unconditional; He accepts all sinners regardless of whether or not they have been faithful. Christianity teaches that God loves everyone the same, and that nothing can change His love for all of mankind. On the other hand, “Muslims have to do something to
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The personal relationship with God in Christianity led to the common depiction of Christ in their art. Since Muslims have more of an impersonal relationship with their god, they created pieces of art that revolving around illustrating scripture and geometric shapes. Other outside factors besides faith went into play during the design of religious structures for worship. The artworks produced by both religions were both affected by the same Middle Eastern influences, but each one emphasizes specific examples taken from other

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