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Abrahamic Religions

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Religious Studies
Religious Studies 1023E
Corrine Walsh

Class Four; Abrahamic Religions 10/2/2012 2:34:00 PM Abrahamic Religions -all monotheistic religions started in the Middle East Areas of focus for our discussion: -Religious ancestry Religious Ancestry -Abraham/Ibrahim- father of the Jewish and Arab nations Patriarch “The male head(father) of an ancient family line, a venerable tribal founder or leader” Jewish patriarchs: -Abraham -Isaac(Abraham’s son)- -Ishmael(Abraham’s son) – not with wife sarah -Jacob(Abraham’s son) BCE- Before common era BC- before Christ CE- Common era Theophany -an encounter with the divine Covenant= Hebrew berith Covenant=contract -Jews as understanding themselves as being God’s Chosen People -Abraham as model of faith and obedience to God -YHWH- isn’t given a name because we don’t own or control God Sign of Noah’s covenant- rainbow Understanding of Ultimate Reality “Say, He is God, the One and Only God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him” (Qur’an, Surra 12) -The Unity or Oneness of God -Islam: Tahwid Infinite- beyond limitatio
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