INTRODUCTIONChristianity and Islam are the two most followed religions in the world and have influenced the art, politics, and culture of societies around the globe for the last 1,500 years. Over the centuries, these two Abrahamic religions, which share foundational beliefs, have evolved significantly as new adherents incorporated local customs into their religious practices and as divisions occurred over conflicting beliefs and leadership disputes.
In this task, you will examine how empires as well as knowledge and culture contributed to the spread of Islam and Christianity throughout Africa and Eurasia from each religion’s place of origin in the Middle East. You will also examine similarities between the beliefs and practices of the two religions.REQUIREMENTS
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A. Analyze how different contexts contributed to the spread of Christianity from its founding until 1500 CE by doing the following:
1. Describe one example of how empires contributed to the spread of Christianity.
2. Describe one example of how knowledge or culture contributed to the spread of Christianity.
B. Analyze how different contexts contributed to the spread of Islam from its founding until 1500 CE by doing the following:
1. Describe one example of how empires contributed to the spread of Islam.
2. Describe one example of how knowledge or culture contributed to the spread of Islam.
C. Describe one similarity between the beliefs or practices of Christianity and Islam from their founding until 1500 CE.
D. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.