Sacred Texts in Judaism Christianity and Islam Judaism, Christianity and Islam all emphasize the importance of sacred texts (the Torah and Talmud in Judaism, the New Testament in Christianity, the Quran
In a 3-4 page (double spaced) essay, discuss how the sacred texts in these tradition standardize systems of beliefs, form the basis for the growth
of additional sacred traditions (oral and written) and establish a sense of community identity.
Be sure NOT to simply summarize what these texts contain — but think about the purpose they serve and how people use them for those purposes.
The papers may rely on notes from class lectures, but support your observations by making references to specific passages in these sacred texts when needed,
and by consulting **SCHOLARLY** sources. This means articles in an academic journal, but you could also useentries from something like the Encyclopedia of
Religion (which is in the references section of Paley library).