Challenges of Modernity: Christianity vs. Judaism

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Challenges of Modernity: Christianity vs. Judaism
Judaism and Christianity are not as different in tradition, principle and guidance as people often think. In terms of Modernity the differences between Christianity and Judaism are even less. Modernity has lead to secularization and privatization of religion. Unfortunately modernity has caused religion to gradually lose its relevance in society (
Oxtoby
& Segal).
The term modernity goes back as far as the fifth century. It has been used frequently to separate the Christian era from the pagan era. Modernity became a popular term in discussing religion and culture in the 17th century. The question frequently discussed was whether modern society and culture was better than classical...
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.....at has an agenda to help people get ahead. This new secularization has mega-churches that write self-help books on how to increase your fortunes in business (
Oxtoby
& Segal).
Judeo-Christian tradition gives man a special dignity that allows for a way of life that embraces human life and gives transcendence in return. It is here that modernity provides concerns and anxieties that distract man from his divine purpose and God’s mission (
Oxtoby
& Segal).
Works Cited
Willard G.
Oxtoby
& Alan F. Segal, eds. A Concise Introduction to World Religions (Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, 2007)
Mary P. Fisher & Lee W. Bailey, eds. An Anthology of Living Religions, 2nd edition (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008)