History

Was monotheism a genuine introduction by Islam or was it an old idea borrowed from other cultures?

Monotheism was around long before Islam. The Christians and Jews are Monotheists.

Monotheism, although there is debate over whether there were likely Monotheistic religions before this, is generally believed by most experts to be started with the Jewish Faith.

Matt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhenaten

Akhenaten was an Egyptian pharaoh who was "notable for attempting to single-handedly restructure the Egyptian religion to monotheistically worship the Aten." He may have been contemporary with the early Hebrews, but he certainly pre-dated Christians and Muslims.



Interesting discussion. Not a place for debate on it, but you definitely get 2 views here.

So what's a good student to do? Research both answers and come to your own conclusion with evidence. I could argue what I think well. I could take Writeacher's post and argue against it (or for it). But in this forum, it's our job to present you with different ideas and say "go for it and argue it however you like. Just make sure to back up what you say with evidence."

Matt

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 144
asked by Ryan

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. soial studies-URGENT!!NEED BY 8:25 A.M. TOMORROW!

    Who was an important person in Christianity,islam and judaism, where were they started and when were they discovered? THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Type in these different religions in a google search or Wikipedia, find

    asked by vahnna on March 5, 2007
  2. Geography

    Which of the following is a similarity between Christianity and Islam? Belief in one God - monotheism Belief in Karma Belief in many Gods - polytheism

    asked by Røse on January 23, 2019
  3. World History Answer Check--Help me!

    1. What were the major beliefs of Judaism and how did they influence Western culture? A: The major beliefs of Judaism were monotheism and righteousness. These Jewish beliefs became markers of the Western tradition: human beings

    asked by Victoria on September 16, 2014
  4. World History Answer Check

    1. What were the major beliefs of Judaism and how did they influence Western culture? A: The major beliefs of Judaism were monotheism and righteousness. These Jewish beliefs became markers of the Western tradition: human beings

    asked by Victoria on September 15, 2014
  5. Algebra II

    Zach borrowed $50,000 to buy a car, put a down payment on a house, and pay for student loans. Some of the money was borrowed at 5%, some at 6% and some at 7%. How much was borrowed at each rate if the annual interest owed was

    asked by Austin on October 7, 2018
  6. World History Answer Check

    1. What were the major beliefs of Judaism and how did they influence Western culture? A: The major beliefs of Judaism were monotheism and prophets. These Jewish beliefs became markers of the Western tradition: human beings are

    asked by Victoria on September 15, 2014
  7. World History Answer Check (Ms. Sue)

    1. What were the major beliefs of Judaism and how did they influence Western culture? A: The major beliefs of Judaism were monotheism and righteousness. These Jewish beliefs became markers of the Western tradition: human beings

    asked by Victoria on September 15, 2014
  8. World History--Please, help me! (Ms. Sue)

    1. What were the major beliefs of Judaism and how did they influence Western culture? A: The major beliefs of Judaism were monotheism and righteousness. These Jewish beliefs became markers of the Western tradition: human beings

    asked by Victoria on September 15, 2014
  9. Socials (URGENT)

    Why did the canadian government feel the need to control the economy, transportation and trade after war was declared in 1914? Was this a genuine need? Explain. Hi, I need some help on the second half of the question. Was it a

    asked by John on October 17, 2011
  10. engineering materials

    can someone teach me how to make an introduction? by the way what must composed of your introduction? I'm making report for this subject about electric refining process in making steel. And I have no idea where to start. can you

    asked by Akitsuke on August 1, 2009

More Similar Questions