15 09, 2017

Monotheism and polytheism – West Asian religion

By |2020-05-11T06:36:44-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|Comments Off on Monotheism and polytheism – West Asian religion

The Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar or Inanna What is polytheism? The earliest people in West Asia were all polytheistic: they all worshipped many gods. From 3000 BC to 539 BC, the Sumerians, the Akkadians, the Assyrians and the Babylonians all [...]

18 05, 2017

History of Islam

By |2018-04-09T23:10:26-07:00May 18th, 2017|History, Religion, West Asia|Comments Off on History of Islam

The religious faith of Islam, as it was practiced between about 650 and 1500 AD, was closely related to Judaism and Christianity. Like Jews and Christians, Muslims believed that there was only one God, [...]

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