How Did Muhammad And Islam Influence The Spread Of Christianity

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Christianity, begins about twenty centuries ago, starts out with only the Jewish population, has expanded into Romans, Muslims, and other culture groups. With Jesus’s words spread to the gentiles, the Romans decides to execute thousands of Christian because they see Christians as major threat of the fall of the Roman Empire, which results in the Great Persecution in 303. After Constantine takes over, as Romans accept Christianity, he releases Edict of Milan in 313, which legalizes Christianity and other religions. (Cohen “Roman Responses to the New Superstition”). Furthermore, during Muhammad’s time in Mecca, he shows no sign of hatred against Christianity because he allows Christians to do their own things. Scholars, in many years, are doubting …show more content…
There is no evidence showing any synergy between Muhammad and Paul; nevertheless, Paul’s influences of Christianity impressed Muhammad’s life. With Muhammad’s interaction with Jews and Christian in his early life, the expansion of the Umma intensify the tension between Christian and its environs. “Muhammad had learned much from both the Jews and Christian in his youth, and their monotheism had undoubtedly prepared the ground for his own message in Medina” (Smart and Hecht 79). Unlike in the early Roman Empire period, Christians are not Jews during that time because they did not follow the Jewish laws, which resulted in intensive arguments between two communities (Cohen “Muhammad and Revelation”). Without Paul’s teaching, Christians will only be Jews, and there will be no variances between one and other; ultimately, the legalization of Christian allow non-Jewish to be practicing Jesus’ …show more content…
However, Paul the apostle, illustrates his power and commitment to produce an impact on Christianity though vigorous teaching. The teaching to the gentiles results in the rise of martyrdom and legalization of Christianity during the Roman Empire. Furthermore, his teachings affect Christianity for the past two millenniums. For instance, Muhammad, the creator of Islam, shows interactions with Christian and Christianity in his early life and his ruling of the Muslim. Even though others may argue other apostles, Jesus, or other characters has the most influence in Christianity history, there is no one who has the influence that Paul has, his teaching during the Roman Empire spread across the world to different culture groups, and still maintain a huge effect

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