centrality of religious texts in the life of believers

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  • CENTRALITY OF RELIGIOUS TEXTS IN LIFE OF BELIEVERS
    • term "torah" can mean the whole of the Tankah or just the first 5 books.
    • Rabbis continue to discuss the Talmud to offer directions on questions that arise within Judaism today
    • Old testament contains teaching like the ten commandments
      • new testament completes the Christian bible
    • all Christians, regardless of denomination regard the bible as the greatest source of authority of their faith
    • Christianity grew out of Judaism, accepts the Tankah as sacred text
    • two main sacred texts:
      • Qur'an
      • Haddith
    • Qur'an is most sacred text as it contains literal word of god

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