Assignment: Comparing and contrasting Christianity and Islam

posted Nov 2, 2012, 9:38 AM by Jason Brunken

Understanding a little about these two religions is fundamental to understanding the Crusades and our book. Some of you are already familiar with one or both of these religions, but many of you are not. They are, in fact, pretty similar for two religions that have fought each other for so long.

To help you understand these similarities and differences, you should read through and use the information found at to make an illustrated Venn diagram that compares and contrasts the major points of each religion. You can draw your Venn diagram on a large piece of paper or use a diagram-making tool online like Lucidcharts to complete this assignment. This is an illustrated Venn diagram so you MUST include some pictures.

Note: You cannot fit all of the information form the chart in your Venn diagram. Read it and identify what your group feels is the most important information from it and use it for your diagram.

Below is an example of what I would like you to do along with two videos from Crash Course about Christianity and Islam.